For example, something about the effects of Quia Emptores or the Statute of Uses and how they relate to modern property/trust law.

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Absolutely. Practical law is informed not only by statute but also by "common law," which is informed by historical custom as well as judicial precedents. As an example of how far back a court may reach for precedent consider the Canadian Supreme Court's 2002 ruling in Whiten v. Pilot Insurance Co. in which (41) they cite practices from the second millennium B.C.!

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