Legal Aspects of Real Estate and Development
The objective of this course is to introduce civil engineering students to the legal aspects of real estate and the real estate development process. Students will learn the fundamentals of land, air, and water rights; legal interests of parties; purchase agreements, contractual relationships, and real estate contracts; closing real estate transactions; legal aspects of financing; government regulations that impact property transactions; and recent developments in green development law. This course will help civil engineering students learn legal skills that can be applied to real estate purchasing and development processes. This course is the second course in a two-course series on real estate and development. The first course is CAE 579: Real Estate Fundamentals, which is taught each fall semester.