Introduction to Real Estate Law and Practice

Read the course description below to learn how this course will be taught.

This course will be taught in person but with the option of remote participation via Zoom.

Introduction to Real Estate Law and Practice is for students with little or no knowledge or experience in the industry. This course will begin with an introduction to the commercial real estate industry, including the basic vocabulary and law. This course will review legal theory in the areas of contracts, property (including condominium law), agency, tax (federal income tax and property tax), land use, and business entities; and will apply those areas of law to purchase and sale agreements, brokerage arrangements, leases of improved real estate, choice of ownership entity, acquisition and construction financing, eminent domain and insurance. This course will include a discussion of various types of legal practices in the area of real estate law. This course will only tangentially deal with residential real estate. Materials to be used will include a traditional textbook supplemented by materials supplied by the professor in PDF format. There are no formal prerequisites.


Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Tuesday, Thursday 4:15 - 5:30 pm TNH 3.124
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 12/16/20

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Not Allowed
Will use floating mean GPA if applicable


  • Real Estate Transactions, Cases and Materials on Land Transfer, Development and Finance - Gerald Korngold
      Foundation Press , edition: 6th
      ISBN: 978-1-60930-220-7   (required)