The combination of regular, semester-long courses builds the foundation in law relating to real property development while concentrated courses and electives provide preparation for particular areas of interest.
Regular, semester-long required courses provide foundational study in law and theory. Courses are a mix of those subjects especially designed for students in the LL.M. program and those from the J.D. curriculum that deal with real estate and related issues. Many of these courses are taught by full-time School of Law faculty with special expertise in real property law and development.
Concentrated, Short Courses Special topics are studied in concentrated courses and these courses are specially designed for the RPD students. These courses are taught by adjunct professors who are nationally recognized specialists in their field from across the U.S. These courses typically are valued at one credit and are taught over a relatively short period of time.
The director counsels students individually at the beginning of each term to arrange a schedule that provides the right mix of courses. Each student takes appropriate courses depending on his or her background since students in the Program come from throughout the United States and some international jurisdictions with diverse work and undergraduate law experiences.
For more details about the Real Property Program visit the Program at a Glance webpage.
Typical courses* for which a Real Property Development student can register, subject to individual counseling, are listed below.
Required Regular Courses
Elective Regular Courses
Elective Concentrated Courses
To see course descriptions, please see the most current course description booklet.
*Not all courses are taught within an academic year and may vary from term to term.