Students will study; Historical origins of French property law. Constitutional and sociological foundations of property law. Constitutive elements of ownership. Characteristics of ownership. Acquisition by contract. Protection and proof of ownership. Loss of ownership. Usufruct. 'Servitudes': Constructive elements of possession. Legal conditions of possession. Legal effect of possession for movables and immovables. 'Occupation'. 'Accession'. Protection of possession. 'Troubles du voisinage'.