Professor Weaver explains how we need to look at how the Rule Against Perpetuities is taught and how it may be taught more successfully. The Rule presents its greatest challenge to those who should know it best-law professors. If law professors can teach the Rule to the future judges, lawyers, and legislators who deal daily with the Rule, then mistakes will not be made and reform will succeed. In this essay, Professor Weaver presents a method that he has developed for teaching the Rule. While some of it is no more than a general application of normal law school methods, Professor Weaver thinks it sufficiently different-because it treats the Rule-to deserve full exposition.
Fear and Loathing in Perpetuities, 48 WASH. & LEE L. REV. 1393