Sidebar Publishes Essay on Reforming the American Land Title Recording System

The Columbia Law Review Sidebar is pleased to announce the publication of Foreclosures and the Failure of the American Land Title Recording System, by Professor Tanya D. Marsh of Wake Forest Law School.

In her essay, Professor Marsh argues that the current mortgage crisis should serve as a wake-up call for an overdue modernization of the American land title recording system.  The essay describes how the current public land title recording system is lacking and suggests how it can be improved to lessen the chance of such problems in the future.  The essay goes beyond other recent proposals for the modernization of the American system of land title recording by proposing a radical solution:  the gradual federalization of land title records.

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  1. Frank says:

    Excellent critique of MERS. Should be of interest to Yves Smith, Adam Levitin, Chris Peterson, Mike Konczal, Matt Stoller, and others working on the foreclosure fraud issue.