David M. Becker
Associate Dean for External Relations and Joseph H. Zumbalen Professor Emeritus of the Law of  Property


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  • "Perpetuities and Estate Planning: Potential Problems and Effective Solutions," Little, Brown (1993)
  • "Legal Checklists, Bi-annual Supplements" (West Group 2003) (with D. Gibberman)
  • "Legal Checklists, Bi-annual Supplements" (West Group 1999) (with D. Gibberman)
  • "Legal Checklists --- Special Selected Forms, Annual Supplements" (West Group 1999)


  • “A Critical Look at Class Gifts and the Rule of Convenience,” 42 Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal 491 (2007)
  • "Eroding the Common Law Paradigm for Creation of Property Interests and the Hidden Costs of Law Reform," 83 Washington University Law Quarterly 773 (2005)
  • "Some Concerns About the Future of Legal Education" 51 Journal of Legal Education 469 (2001)
  • "Uniform Probate Code Section 2-707 and the Experienced Estate Planner: Unexpected Disasters and How to Avoid Them," 47 U.C.L.A. Law Review 339 (1999)
  • "Debunking the Sanctity of Precedent," 76 Washington University Law Quarterly 853 (1998)
  • "My Two Cents on Changing Times," 76 Washington University Law Quarterly 45 (1998)
  • "If You Think You No Longer Need to Know Anything About the Rule Against Perpetuities, Then Read This!" 74 Washington University Law Quarterly 713 (1996)
  • "Tailoring Perpetuities Provisions to Avoid Problems," 9 Probate and Property Magazine 10 (March/April 1995)

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