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University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

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Arkansas Law Notes

Real Estate Law

The Purpose of Criminal Evictions: Applying the Theories of Punishment to Arkansas’ Criminal Eviction Statute

Introduction Eviction is a useful tool for both landlords and the general public. However, every eviction story also involves a tenant. Consider the following situations: Somewhere in rural Arkansas, a pair of farmers have been disputing the ownership and rental payments […]

Selected Construction Contract Clauses: From the Routine to the Cutting Edge

This article discusses nine topics that present special challenges for attorneys negotiating and drafting construction contracts. Most of these involve standard issues that come up in practically every construction project. A few involve developments that are just beginning to attract the special attention of the construction bar.

Land Use Impact Fees: Does Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District Echo an Arkansas Philosophy of Property Rights?

Carl J. Circo Introduction A striking and unusual premise launches the takings clause of the Arkansas Constitution of 1874: “The right of property is before and higher than any constitutional sanction; and private property shall not be taken, appropriated or […]

The Landlord Protection Act, Arkansas Code § 18-17-101 et seq.

In the last legislative session the Legislature passed, apparently with little discussion or criticism, what is alleged to be a new landlord-tenant act. As will be detailed in this article the act would better be titled “The Landlord Protection Act.” The Residential Landlord and Tenant […]

Learning From Real Estate Lore

[E]very once in a while, the law can be fun!  Not loud, frolicking fun—but the quiet fun of intellectual games. Not the exhilaration of biking and hiking—but the excitement of exploring and discovering. In form, this is a book review. More essentially, however, […]

How Does the Arkansas Trust Code Affect Real Estate Transactions?

The Arkansas Trust Code (ATC) has been in effect since September 1, 2005. In addition to Arkansas, 18 other states, plus the District of Columbia, have enacted versions of the Uniform Trust Code. This is a remarkable result for a uniform law first […]