LAWS215 Advanced Real Estate Law

Department of Business Studies: Paralegal/Law

I. Course Number and Title
LAWS215 Advanced Real Estate Law
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
LAWS100 (C or better) and LAW210 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information
This course utilizes a learning management space to supplement course materials.
VI. Catalog Course Description
In this course, students examine advanced real estate law and the documents used in sophisticated residential and commercial transactions with concentration on financing, option contracts, title insurance, zoning, and the vocabulary of these advance transactions.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. Analyze a standard Pennsylvania real estate contract form for residential and commercial properties:
    2. Compose residential and commercial leases, special warranties, general warranties, quit claim deeds and real estate closing statements;
    3. Identify and explain the methods of clearing title exceptions in a title insurance report;
    4. Understand and discuss the different zoning classifications and their relation to a real estate transaction; and
    5. Use and apply understanding of financing as it specifically relates to option contracts and title insurance.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    The following topics are presented:
    1. Advanced real estate law
    2. Residential and commercial transactions
    3. Financing
    4. Option contracts
    5. Title insurance
    6. Real estate documents
    7. Zoning
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    Exams, quizzes, classroom exercises, class or online participation, and/or projects as specified by the area faculty and described in the individual instructors' course syllabus are utilized.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date 12/2015; New Core 8/2015