Real Estate (RE)

RE 420. Real Estate: Natural Resources Law. 2 hours.

Examines natural resources law as it relates to real estate, including ownership of natural resources, land use and development, conservation efforts, and development. Course Information: Same as JD 420. Previously listed as JD 111/RE 621. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 439 or RE 439.

RE 426. Real Estate: Environmental Controls and Concerns. 2 hours.

Survey course of federal and state laws related to air, water, solid waste and noise pollution abatement and the impact on land ownership and development. Course Information: Same as JD 426. Previously listed as JD 609/RE 609. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 439 or RE 439.

RE 439. Real Estate Transactions. 3 hours.

Introduces real estate law in the context of residential transactions, including broker agreements, sales contracts, financing documents, marketable title, insurance, recordation, and warranties/disclosures. Course Information: Same as JD 439. Previously listed as JD 243/RE 643. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

RE 440. Real Estate: Commercial Transactions. 2 hours.

Covers legal, accounting, and business issues relating to acquisition and ownership of commercial real estate. Course Information: Same as JD 440. Previously listed as JD 602/RE 602. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 439 or RE 439.

RE 452. Real Estate: Land Use Control and Zoning. 2 hours.

Covers state and local zoning, government controls, planning, and aspects of plat approval for commercial real estate. Course Information: Same as JD 452. Previously listed as JD 604/RE 604. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 439 or RE 439.

RE 456. Real Estate: Construction Law. 2 hours.

Addresses construction contracting, litigation and rights and duties of developers, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, bonding companies and lenders. Course Information: Same as JD 456. Previously listed as JD 612/RE 612. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 439 or RE 439.

RE 458. Real Estate: Public Finance Law. 2 hours.

Covers real estate based revenue sources such as transfer taxes and special assessments and public entitlements such as TIF and bond financing. Course Information: Same as JD 458. Previously listed as JD 614/RE 614. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 439 or RE 439.

RE 459. Real Estate: Drafting and Negotiations Skills Workshop. 2 hours.

Develops skills in negotiations and drafting through role play exercises for documents used in commercial real estate including engagement letters and purchase contracts. Course Information: Same as JD 459. Previously listed as JD 608/RE 608. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413 ; and JD 439 or RE 439.

RE 489. Real Estate: International Law. 2 hours.

Covers legal issues arising when a foreign person develops/finances real estate in the US or when US person develops/finances foreign real estate. Course Information: Same as IBT 489 and JD 489. Previously listed as JD 615/RE 615/IBT 711. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 439 or RE 439.

RE 497. Real Estate: Litigation. 2 hours.

Covers real estate-related litigation including quiet title, ejectment, eminent domain, partition, foreclosure, mechanic's liens, and brokerage commissions and how transactional attorneys draft remedies. Course Information: Same as JD 497. Previously listed as JD 613/RE 613. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD or RE 439.

RE 498. Administrative Law. 3 hours.

Topics include administrative procedure, the scope of judicial review of administrative action, and the relationship of administrative agencies to the political branches of government. Course Information: Same as IBT 498 and JD 498. Previously listed as IBT 703/JD 250/RE 650. Prerequisites: JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

RE 499. Real Estate: Fair Housing and Fair Lending Law. 2 hours.

Surveys federal, state, and local housing and lending discrimination laws, emphasizing the practical aspects of a fair housing case. Course Information: Same as JD 499. Previously listed as JD 088/RE 688. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 439 or RE 439.

RE 503. Real Estate: Affordable Housing Law. 2 hours.

Provides in-depth review of laws applicable to providing affordable housing and the skills of structuring, negotiating, drafting and closing an affordable housing development. Course Information: Same as JD 503. Previously listed as JD 610/RE 610. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 439 or RE 439.

RE 506. Real Estate: Sustainability in Modern Transactions. 2 hours.

Covers issues in green building and sustainability in modern real estate transactions, including advice to clients about risks and risk allocation. Course Information: Same as JD 506. Previously listed as JD 625/RE 625. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD or RE 439.

RE 509. Real Estate: Energy Law. 2 hours.

Addresses energy law issues, including site selection, transmission and market issues energy efficiency and conservation and renewable energy policy. Course Information: Same as JD 509. Previously listed as JD 624/RE 624. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 439 or RE 439.

RE 511. Real Estate: Climate Change Law. 2 hours.

Examines science underlying climate change, the impact and disruptions of climate change and the legal and policy responses. Course Information: Same as JD 511. Previously listed as JD 626CC/RE 626CC. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 439 or RE 439.

RE 513. Real Estate: Agricultural Law. 2 hours.

Covers the substantive law and transactional skills needed for selling, buying, leasing and operating land in rural and urban areas used for agriculture. Course Information: Same as JD 513. Previously listed as JD 628/RE 628. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 439 or RE 439.

RE 517. Real Estate: The Commercial Real Estate Industry. 2 hours.

Examines how real estate markets function and it introduces financial analysis of real estate for investment purposes. Course Information: Same as JD 517. Previously listed as JD 619/RE 619. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 439 or RE 439.

RE 521. Real Estate: Commercial Leasing. 2 hours.

Course provides an in-depth study of legal and business issues involved in the leasing, ownership and management of various types of commercial real estate properties. Course Information: Same as JD 521. Previously listed as JD 605/RE 605. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 439 or RE 439.

RE 524. Real Estate: Alternative Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation. 2 hours.

Provides a transaction attorney's role in negotiating, drafting, and reviewing ADR provisions in real estate documents. Course Information: Same as JD 524. Previously listed as JD 611/RE 611. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 439 or RE 439.

RE 526. Real Estate: Finance. 2 hours.

Covers financing devices used to acquire, construct and permanently finance commercial real estate. Students will consider rights, remedies and duties. Course Information: Same as JD 526. Previously listed as JD 607/RE 607. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 439 or RE 439.

RE 528. Real Estate: Insurance Issues and Law. 2 hours.

Identifies insurance issues relating to acquisition, financing, construction and ownership of commercial real estate. Course Information: Same as JD 528. Previously listed as JD 616/RE 616. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 439 or RE 439.

RE 530. Real Estate: Bankruptcy and Insolvency Laws. 2 hours.

Provides in-depth coverage of the impact bankruptcy and insolvency laws have upon real estate development, finance and workouts, rights and remedies. Course Information: Same as JD 530. Previously listed as JD 601/RE 601. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, amd JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 439 or RE 439.

RE 531. Real Estate: Historic Preservative Law. 2 hours.

Examines federal, state and local preservation laws, 5th Amendment Takings Clause, financing of rehabilitation and public/private land use issues. Course Information: Same as JD 531. Previously listed as JD 132/RE 632. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 439 or RE 439.

RE 533. Real Estate: Common Interest Communities Including Condominiums. 2 hours.

Examines laws relating to common ownership interest communities, including condominiums, cooperatives and home owners' associations. Course Information: Same as JD 533. Previously listed as JD 617/RE 617. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 439 or RE 439.

RE 535. Real Estate: Federal Income Taxes. 2 hours.

Provides in-depth analysis of federal income tax aspects of acquiring, owning, operating and disposing of real estate, including corporate and partnership taxation issues. Course Information: Same as JD 535. Previously listed as JD 603/RE 603. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 439 or RE 439.

RE 539. Clinic: Fair Housing Class. 2 hours.

Students work with plaintiffs in housing civil rights matters, including evictions, foreclosures, covenant enforcement actions and other matters raising discrimination issues. Course Information: Same as JD 539. Previously listed as JD 133C/RE 633C. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413. Corequisite(s): JD 541 or RE 541.

RE 541. Clinic: Fair Housing Clinic. 3 hours.

Students work with plaintiffs in housing civil rights matters, including evictions, foreclosures, covenant enforcement actions and other matters raising discrimination issues. Course Information: Same as JD 541. Previously listed as JD 133CLN/RE 633CLN. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413. Corequisite(s): JD 539 or RE 539.

RE 543. Externship: Real Estates Transactions. 1-3 hours.

Firsthand experience in a transactional practice under the supervision of an experienced attorney. Course Information: Same as JD 543. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 hours. Previously listed as JD 620/RE 620. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 540 or IP 540; and JD 544 or IP 544.

RE 545. Externship: Sustainability. 1-3 hours.

Students will work with an experienced attorney in a setting where issues of sustainability or climate change arise. Course Information: Same as JD 545. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 hours. Previously listed as JD 623/RE 623. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 439 or RE 439.

RE 547. Clinic: Fair Housing Advanced. 1-3 hours.

Students work with plaintiffs in housing civil rights matters, including evictions, foreclosures, covenant enforcement actions and other matters raising discrimination issues. Course Information: Same as TADR 547. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 hours. Previously listed as JD 133ADV/RE 633ADV. JD students may not complete more than 15 combined clinic and extern hours (including no more than 6 externship credit hours). Prerequisite(s): JD 539 or RE 539 and JD 541 or RE 541.

RE 594. Special Topics: Real Estate and Sustainability Law. 1 or 2 hour.

The topics will change from time to time to allow the professor and students to explore advanced topics in estate planning law. Course Information: May be repeated if topics vary. Previously listed as RE 626.

RE 596. Independent Study in Real Estate Law. 1-3 hours.

An independent study project must be approved by the director and requires scholarly study which will result in a significant contribution to real estate law. Course Information: May be repeated if topics vary to a maximum of 3 hours. Previously listed as RE 698.