by J. Cliff McKinney II |
“Some commentators have characterized adverse possession as a ‘strange and wonderful system,’ others as ‘legal[ized] land theft.’ Like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, it has two faces. The positive face, a doctrine of repose, provides a way to cure title problems and promotes stability of title and of boundary lines. Its negative face allows wrongful possessors to gain title, occasionally makes headlines, causes consternation in first-year law students, and no doubt affirms the general public’s suspicion of law.”
Note: The above is an excerpt from the article in the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review. Click the link below to read the actual publication.