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John G. Sprankling

John Sprankling

Distinguished Professor of Law
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
J.D., University of California, Berkeley
J.S.M., Stanford University


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Professor John G. Sprankling is a nationally-recognized authority on property law. His treatise Understanding Property Law is used by law students across the United States; it has also been translated into Chinese and published by Peking University Press. His newest book, written with Professor Coletta, is Property: A Contemporary Approach. It is the first property casebook to be published both in hard copy and electronic format. His articles on property and land use issues have appeared in a number of leading law journals, including the University of Chicago Law Review and the Cornell Law Review. Professor Sprankling began his legal career with Miller, Starr & Regalia, one of the nation’s largest property law firms. He practiced there for 14 years, ultimately serving as its managing partner. After teaching at Hastings College of the Law and Stanford Law School, he joined the Pacific McGeorge faculty in 1992. At Pacific McGeorge, he has served as Interim Dean and as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He has also served as the Chair of the Property Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools.

Courses: Property, Copyright Law

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