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Real Estate Transactions

This course will introduce students to the structure, drafting, and negotiation of real estate purchase and sale transactions. The focus of this course is three-fold. First, students will develop an understanding of the customary elements and order of real estate purchase and sale transactions, from letters of intent through post-closing matters. Second, students will hone their drafting skills with exercises relating to key provisions of relevant documentation. Emphasis will be placed on drafting in a clear, consistent, and concise manner that reflects the client’s business objectives. Third, students will be asked to anticipate “the other side’s” key business and legal concerns, and negotiate the same. Through class discussion, simulation, outside reading, and drafting exercises, students will begin to develop the legal skills needed to represent clients in real estate purchase and sale transactions. Pass/Fail. Enrollment Limited