Real Estate Practice

As a real estate lawyer, you might represent major developers of housing, office and retail space as well as lenders, which is a very specialized practice. On the other hand, you might represent buyers of homes, small builders or contractors and businesses that buy or rent office or commercial space. To be a real estate lawyer you certainly need to know basic real property law, but you also need solid grounding in other subject areas, including mortgages, federal taxation, estate planning, business organizations and partnership law, environmental law, and bankruptcy.

General Courses

  • Administrative Law
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Arbitration: Law, Policy and Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Condo & Homeowner Association Law
  • Decedents' Estates and Trusts
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Introduction to Federal Taxation
  • Introduction to Taxation of Business Entities
  • Interviewing & Counseling
  • Land Use Planning
  • Managing the Water Environment
  • Modern Land Transactions
  • Natural Resources
  • Negotiation & Mediation Advocacy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Partnership Tax (LL.M. course)
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Secured Transactions
  • Wealth Tax

Practical Writing Courses

  • Administrative Practice
  • Advanced Insurance Law
  • Contract Drafting

Clinics and Externships

  • Civil Justice Clinic
  • Pennsylvania Dept. of Enviromental Protection Externship
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency Externship