Law 404: Property

The Rule Against Perpetuities


These computer-assisted legal instruction modules are designed to allow first year students studying property law to practice perpetuity problems.

Module 1: Recognition of Vested and Contingent Interests

Module 2: The Common Law Rule  

Module 3: Advanced Perpetuity Problems, with Emphasis on the Interface Between the Common Law Rule and the Statutory Regime.  

The questions and answers are based on the Alberta Perpetuities Act. You may need to refer to this statute to answer some of the questions.

All the problems are followed by multiple choice questions. To respond to each question, simply click on your choice from among the answers listed. Selecting the correct answer provides further information about the relevant law and how to apply it.