Percy Bordwell

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Position: 

Professor of Law

Biographical Information

Percy Bordwell received his undergraduate degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of California and his LLB (Order of the Coif), LLM, and PhD degrees from Columbia University. After serving as Professor of Law at the University of Missouri from 1906-1910, he joined the faculty at the University of Iowa. For many decades Professor Bordwell was renowned for his scholarship and teaching in the fields of legal history, international law, and the law of property. He died in 1970.

Publications

Books

Percy Bordwell, Criminal Law ... Instruction Paper (American School of Correspondence 1912)
Percy Bordwell, The Law of War Between Belligerents : A History and Commentary (Callaghan & Co. 1908)

Book Chapters

Percy Bordwell, "Public Officers" and "Extraordinary Remedies", in American Law and Procedure v. 9: Municipal Corporations, James Parker Hall, ed. (La Salle Extension University, multiple eds. 1910-1923)

Articles

Percy Bordwell, "Ejectment Takes Over," 55 Iowa L. Rev. 1089 (1970)
Percy Bordwell, "The Common-Law Scheme of Estates Revisited," 50 Iowa L. Rev. 677 (1965)
Percy Bordwell, A Brief Memoir of 50-Plus Years at Iowa (1961)
Percy Bordwell, "Perpetuities from the Point of View of the Draughtsman," 11 Rutgers L. Rev. 429 (1956)
Percy Bordwell, "Testate and Intestate Succession," 10 Rutgers L. Rev. 293 (1955)
Percy Bordwell, "Testate and Intestate Succession," 9 Rutgers L. Rev. 252 (1954)
Percy Bordwell, "Real Property," 8 Rutgers L. Rev. 141 (1953)
Percy Bordwell, "The Law of Succession," 8 Rutgers L. Rev. 163 (1953)
Percy Bordwell, "To Have and to Give II," 37 Iowa L. Rev. 481 (1952)
Percy Bordwell, "To Have and to Give," 37 Iowa L. Rev. 1 (1951)
Percy Bordwell, "The Running of Covenants—No Anomaly II," 36 Iowa L. Rev. 484 (1950)
Percy Bordwell, "The Running of Covenants—No Anomaly," 36 Iowa L. Rev. 1 (1950)
Percy Bordwell, "The Common-Law Scheme of Estates and the Remainder," 34 Iowa L. Rev. 401 (1949)
Percy Bordwell, "The Common-Law Scheme of Estates and the “English Justinian”, 33 Iowa L. Rev. 449 (1948)
Percy Bordwell, "The Alienability of Non-Possessory Interests III," 21 N.C. L. Rev. 284 (1943)
Percy Bordwell, "A Constitution for the United Nations," 28 Iowa L. Rev. 387 (1943)
Percy Bordwell, "The Alienability of Non-Possessory Interests II," 20 N.C. L. Rev. 387 (1942)
Percy Bordwell, "The Alienability of Non-Possessory Interests," 19 N.C. L. Rev. 279 (1941)
Percy Bordwell, "Alienability and Perpetuities VI," 25 Iowa L. Rev. 707 (1940)
Percy Bordwell, "The Resurrection of Registration of Title," 7 U. Chi. L. Rev. 470 (1940)
Percy Bordwell, "Alienability and Perpetuities V," 25 Iowa L. Rev. 1 (1939)
Percy Bordwell, "Alienability and Perpetuities IV," 24 Iowa L. Rev. 635 (1939)
Percy Bordwell, "Alienability and Perpetuities III," 24 Iowa L. Rev. 1 (1938)
Percy Bordwell, "Experimentation and Continuity in Legal Education," 23 Iowa L. Rev. 299 (1938)
Percy Bordwell, "A Plea for an Integrated Bar," 23 Iowa L. Rev. 26 (1938)
Percy Bordwell, "Alienability and Perpetuities II," 23 Iowa L. Rev. 1 (1937)
Percy Bordwell, "Alienability and Perpetuities," 22 Iowa L. Rev. 437 (1937)
Percy Bordwell, "Interests in Chattels Real and Personal," 1 Mo. L. Rev. 119 (1936)
Percy Bordwell, "The Conversion of the Use into a Legal Interest," 21 Iowa L. Rev. 1 (1935)
Percy Bordwell, "Equity and the Law of Property," 20 Iowa L. Rev. 1 (1934)
Percy Bordwell, "The Resurgence of Equity," 1 U. Chi. L. Rev. 741 (1934)
Percy Bordwell, "Introduction: A Symposium on International Law Based Upon Legal Writings 1930-34," 19 Iowa L. Rev. 161 (1934)
Percy Bordwell, "The Common Law Scheme of Estates," 18 Iowa L. Rev. 425 (1933)
Percy Bordwell, "A Contemporary of Langdell on the Study of Cases-Extracts from the Journal of William G. Hammond," 17 Iowa L. Rev. 488 (1932)
Percy Bordwell, "Testamentary Dispositions," 19 Ky. L.J. 283 (1931)
Percy Bordwell, "An Introduction to Wills and Administration," 14 Minn. L. Rev. 1 (1929)
Percy Bordwell, "The Statute Law of Wills: Death of Devisee or Legatee Before Testator," 14 Iowa L. Rev. 428 (1929)
Percy Bordwell, "The Statute Law of Wills: Revocation," 14 Iowa L. Rev. 283 (1929)
Percy Bordwell, "The Statute Law of Wills v. Form and Integration of Wills," 14 Iowa L. Rev. 172 (1929)
Percy Bordwell, "The Statute Law of Wills," 14 Iowa L. Rev. 1 (1928)
Percy Bordwell, "English Property Reform and its American Aspects [Pt II]", 37 Yale L.J. 179 (1927)
Percy Bordwell, "English Property Reform and its American Aspects [Pt I]," 37 Yale L.J. 1 (1927)
Percy Bordwell, "Registration of Title to Land," 12 Iowa L. Rev. 114 (1927)
Percy Bordwell, "The Repeal of the Statute of Uses," 39 Harv. L. Rev. 466 (1926)
Percy Bordwell, "Property Reform in England," 11 Iowa L. Rev. 1 (1925)
Percy Bordwell, "The Iowa Contingent Remainder Act," 10 Iowa L. Rev. 89 (1925)
Herman Oliphant & Percy Bordwell, "Legal Research in Law School," 5 Am. L. Sch. Rev. 293 (1924)
Percy Bordwell, "Disseisin and Adverse Possession," 33 Yale L. J. 285 (1924)
Percy Bordwell, "Disseisin and Adverse Possession," 33 Yale L.J. 1 (1923)
Percy Bordwell, "An Eighteenth Century Deed," 8 Iowa L. Rev. 73 (1922)
Percy Bordwell, "Mistake and Adverse Possession," 7 Iowa L. Rev. 129 (1922)
Percy Bordwell, "Freeholds in Futuro," 6 Iowa L. Rev. 198 (1921)
Percy Bordwell, "Seisin and Disseisin V: Chattels," 34 Harv. L. Rev. 717 (1921)
Percy Bordwell, "Seisin and Disseisin," 34 Harv. L. Rev. 592 (1921)
Percy Bordwell, "Recording of Instruments Affecting Land Void and Defective Deeds," 3 Iowa L. Rev. 25 (1917)
Percy Bordwell, "Property in Chattels III: Property in the Bailee," 29 Harv. L. Rev. 731 (1916)
Percy Bordwell, "Property in Chattels II: Property in the Bailor," 29 Harv. L. Rev. 501 (1916)
Percy Bordwell, "Recording of Instruments Affecting Land," 2 Iowa L. Rev. 51 (1916)
Percy Bordwell, "Property in Chattels I: Property in the Trespasser," 29 Harv. L. Rev. 374 (1916)
Percy Bordwell, "Bombardment of Residential Districts," 33 Can. L. Times 799 (1913)
Percy Bordwell, "Purchasable Offices In Ceded Territory," 3 Am. J. Int’l L. 119 (1909)
Percy Bordwell, "The Function of the Judiciary II," 7 Colum. L. Rev. 520 (1907)
Percy Bordwell, "The Function of the Judiciary," 7 Colum. L. Rev. 337 (1907)
Percy Bordwell, "Calvo and the 'Calvo Doctrine'," 18 Green Bag 377 (1906)

Book Reviews

Percy Bordwell, Review of Cases and Materials on Future Interests, by Philip Mechem, 46 Iowa L. Rev. 204 (1960)
Percy Bordwell, Review of The Rule Against Perpetuities, by J. H. C. Morris and W. Barton Leach, 42 Iowa L. Rev. 654 (1957)
Percy Bordwell, Review of Readings and Moots at the Inns of Court in the Fifteenth Century, edited by Samuel E. Thorne, 8 J. Legal Educ. 382 (1956)
Percy Bordwell, Review of The Law of Decedents' Estates, by Max Rheinstein, 29 Tul. L. Rev. 610 (1955)
Percy Bordwell, Review of The Royal Demesene in English Constitutional History: 1066-1271, by Robert S. Hoyt, 36 Iowa L. Rev. 725 (1951)
Percy Bordwell, Review of Preliminary Draft of a World Constitution, by the Committee to Frame a World Constitution: Robert M. Hutchins, G. A. Borgese, et al., 16 U. Chi. L. Rev. 386 (1949)
Percy Bordwell, Review of Property, Wealth, Land: Allocation, Planning and Development, by Myres Smith McDougal and David Haber, 1 J. Legal Educ. 326 (1948)
Percy Bordwell, Review of Cases and Materials on Wills and Administration, by Philip Mechem and Thomas E. Atkinson, 96 U. Pa. L. Rev. 738 (1948)
Percy Bordwell, Review of Cases and Text on the Law of Wills, by W. Barton Leach, 96 U. Pa. L. Rev. 738 (1948)
Percy Bordwell, Review of Cases and Other Materials on the Law of Decedents' Estates, by Max Rheinstein, 96 U. Pa. L. Rev. 738 (1948)
Percy Bordwell, Review of Remembrance of Amherst: An Undergraduate's Diary 1846-1848, by William Gardiner Hammond, 32 Iowa L. Rev. 172 (1946)
Percy Bordwell, Review of Cases and Materials on the Law of Property, by Ralph W. Aigler, Harry A. Bigelow, and Richard R. Powell, 43 Colum. L. Rev. 563 (1943)
Percy Bordwell, Review of The United Nations on the Way, by Henri Bonnet, 31 Geo. L. J. 347 (1943)
Percy Bordwell, Review of The Rule Against Perpetuities, by John Chipman Gray, 28 Iowa L. Rev. 156 (1942)
Percy Bordwell, Review of A Short Historical Introduction to the Law of Real Property, by J. John Lawler and Gail Gates Lawler, 30 Geo. L. J. 221 (1941)
Percy Bordwell, Review of Margin Customers, by Edward H. Warren, 27 Iowa L. Rev. 167 (1941)
Percy Bordwell, Review of Readings on Personal Property, compiled and edited by William T. Fryer, 49 Yale L. J. 984 (1940)
Percy Bordwell, Review of Woe Unto You, Lawyers! by Fred Rodell, 25 Iowa L. Rev. 394 (1940)
Percy Bordwell, Review of Cases and Materials on the Law of Future Interests, by Lewis M. Simes, 53 Harv. L. Rev. 157 (1939)
Percy Bordwell, Review of Registration of the Title to Land in the State of New York, prepared by Richard R. Powell, 52 Harv. L. Rev. 711 (1939)
Percy Bordwell, "Personal Property Cases with Added Emphasis on Liens," review of Cases on Personal Property, by W. Lewis Roberts, 24 Iowa L. Rev. 182 (1938)
Percy Bordwell, Review of Restatement of the Law of Property, 51 Harv. L. Rev. 565 (1938)
Percy Bordwell, "A Reporter Re-Edits His Casebook," review of Cases on Future Interests, by Richard R. Powell, 23 Iowa L. Rev. 136 (1937)
Percy Bordwell, "An Economist Looks at the Law of Property," review of The Institution of Property, by Reinold Noyes, 21 Iowa L. Rev. 829 (1936)
Percy Bordwell, "Future Interests from the Approach of the Draftsman," review of Cases and Materials on the Law of Future Interests, by W. Barton Leach, 21 Iowa L. Rev. 160 (1935)
Percy Bordwell, "The Progressiveness of Equity," review of Cases on Equity Jurisdiction and Specific Performance, by Zechariah Chafee, Jr., and Sidney Post Simpson, 20 Iowa L. Rev. 860 (1935)
Percy Bordwell, Review of Cases and Materials on the Law of Possessory Estates, by Richard R. Powell, 47 Harv. L. Rev. 1080 (1934)
Percy Bordwell, Review of An Historical Introduction to English Law and Its Institutions, by Harold Potter, 19 Iowa L. Rev. 637 (1934)
Percy Bordwell, Review of Nationality Within the British Commonwealth of Nations, by E. F. Van Pittius, 17 Iowa L. Rev. 289 (1932)
Percy Bordwell, Review of Evolution of International Public Law in Europe Since Grotius, by Walther Simons, 17 Iowa L. Rev. 139 (1931)
Percy Bordwell, Review of Materials for Course in Future Interests and Non-Commercial Trusts, by Richard R. Powell, 16 Iowa L. Rev. 323 (1931)
Percy Bordwell, Review of Cases on the Law of Property, Descent and Administration, by G. P. Costigan and E. S. Heller, 16 Iowa L. Rev 323 (1931)
Percy Bordwell, Review of Cases on Future Interests, by Richard R. Powell, 16 Iowa L. Rev. 323 (1931)
Percy Bordwell, Review of Cases on the Law of Succession, by Alison Reppy, 79 U Pa. L. Rev. 520 (1931)
Percy Bordwell, Review of Outlines of Real Property, by Herbert Thorndike Tiffany, 39 Yale L. J. 768 (1930)
Percy Bordwell, Review of Problems of Peace and War, Transactions of the Grotius Society, 78 U. Pa. L. Rev. 923 (1930)
Percy Bordwell, Review of Real Covenants and Other Interests which "Run With Land," by Charles E. Clark, 38 Yale L. J. 838 (1929)
Percy Bordwell, Review of The Rhineland Occupation, by Henry T. Allen, 22 Am. J. Int'l Law 197 (1928)
Percy Bordwell, Review of Preparation and Construction of Wills with Forms and Clauses Exhaustively Annotated Including a Collection of Important Wills, by Clarence M. Lewis, 12 Iowa L. Rev. 206 (1927)

Presentations

Percy Bordwell, "Responsibility for War Prisoners: A Radio Discussion Over Station WGN and the Mutual Network," transcribed in 2 Northwestern University on the Air: The Reviewing Stand no. 17 (Northwestern University 1944).