This course introduces students to the law of property. It primarily focuses on real property but may include a discussion of personal property interests as well. Topics may include adverse possession, estates in land and future interests, concurrent ownership, landlord-tenant, servitudes, nuisance and other property common law topics, land use and zoning, housing, condominiums and homeowner associations, transferring interests in land using a real estate contract and/or the deed, and title assurances.

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Explain basic concepts of real and personal property law.
  • Comprehend and use the legal terminology typical to practice in real and personal property law.
  • Assess and interpret the law of real property by applying it through participation in classroom discussions and examinations.