Construction Law

Section 1, Spring 19

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 11/14
Credits: 3

Course Description

The construction industry is a $700-billion per year sector of the United States economy and is expected to continue to grow rapidly. This seminar will focus on 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, risk-allocation clauses employed in construction contracts, issues arising during contract performance, selection of project delivery systems and 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.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): 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. 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: No Mutual Exclusions
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

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

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the 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.

General Information

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Public Syllabus Link: None
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