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Peter T. Wendel

Professor of Law


J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1983, cum laude
M.A., Saint Louis University, 1980
B.S., University of Chicago, 1979, cum laude

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Wendel has published a number of books, including: Deconstructing Legal Analysis: A 1L Primer (Aspen); A Possessory Estates and Future Interests Primer (3rd ed. West); Emanuel's Wills, Trust and Estate (Aspen); and Exam-Pro Property (West). Professor Wendel recently completed his first casebook, with his esteemed colleague Professor Popovich, entitled California Wills and Trusts: Cases, Statutes, Problems & Materials (Carolina Academic Press 2017). In addition, three of Professor Wendel's more recent law review articles include: "Wills Act Compliance and the Harmless Error Approach: Flawed Narrative Equals Flawed Analysis?", 93 Oregon Law Review 337 (2017); "Shaping Society and Economy Through Law-Common Law vs. Civil Law: An 'Enlightening' Case Study," Augsburger Rechtsstudien (2012); and "Protecting Newly Discovered Antiquities: Thinking Outside the 'Fee Simple' Box," 76 Fordham Law Review 1015 (November 2007).