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Real Estate Law

LSP 150

Real Estate Law

LSP 150

Course Description

Prerequisite: ENG 111 or OAT 151 with a "C" or better AND LSP 120 AND enrollment in Legal Support Professional program or permission of instructor. Introduces the principles of real estate law. Describes the process and procedures involved in the buying and selling of real estate, mortgage loans and leasing. Examines the legal support professional's role in assisting the lawyer with preparing or evaluating surveys and legal descriptions, deeds of conveyance, title search reports, agreements, closing and leases. Credit may be earned in LAS 150 or LSP 150 but not in both. (30-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate a cursory knowledge of the various principles connected to real estate law.

Objectives:

  • Apply these principles to the business world of real estate.
  • Compare and contrast appropriate statutes to reach the best solution for a hypothetical client.
  • Interpret current case law and suggested legislative reform when applicable.
  • Select creative solutions to solve legal problems.

Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of formats.

Objectives:

  • Communicate ideas clearly through either formal or informal written assignments, formal presentations, or group discussions and debates.
  • Develop skills to effectively communicate with a diverse group of people.

Use writing tasks that involve both reading and writing.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate the ability to derive meaning from a piece of writing.
  • Demonstrate the ability to distinguish between the meaning one makes of a text and the author's intended meaning.
  • Interpret reading and writing tasks in such a way as to invest them with personal significance; thereby creating ways to make reading and writing vital activities in a lifetime of learning.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  • Understand the relationship among language, knowledge, and power.