Construction Law

Section 1, Spring 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 0/16
Credits: 3
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • M
  • 1530-1740
  • WB129
01/23/2023 04/24/2023
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

The recently passed Infrastructure and Jobs Act will add $100 billion dollars to the existing $700-billion per year construction sector of the United States economy. Every aspect of implementing an infrastructure project for roads, bridges, dams, tunnels, ports, powerplants, hospitals or any other construction project involves a range of specialized considerations, and this Construction Law class will focus on legal principles and aspects of the law unique to this dynamic industry. The course will cover issues relating to private and public construction, including the role of the various parties involved in the construction process, selection of project delivery systems, risk-allocation clauses employed in construction contracts, issues arising during contract performance, and means for dispute resolution. The class provides a “real world” view of the construction industry, featuring guest lectures by leading attorneys in their areas of expertise and culminating with a visit to a project site under construction. The construction industry is poised for a surge in growth over the next decade, and will required attorneys trained in the specialized aspects of construction law to support and serve the needs of project owners, contractors, designers and subcontractors. This class will provide students with invaluable insight into this critical industry.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will be required to submit a paper via EXPO by noon (EST) on the last day of the Spring examination period. The paper needs to be approximately 25 pages on a topic selected by the student and approved by the instructors. Students seeking to satisfy the upper-level writing requirement must timely submit a completed Writing Requirement Intent Form to the Student Records Office - retroactive exceptions will not be granted.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Upper-level status (2L, 3L, or LLM) Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Thursday, April 20, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 30, 11:59 PM