Course Number & Name:  PLS 210 Property Transactions

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in ENG 101
Concurrent Courses: Grade of “C” or better in PLS 101

Course Description: Students are introduced to the law of property as well as to the various types of property transactions and related matters.  Topics covered include contracts, mortgages, leases, deeds, title searches, and recording statutes.  Students learn to prepare sample real estate closing documents. The course also examines the role of the paralegal, the Code of Professional Ethics, and other related standards of proper conduct.

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. discuss and examine the codes of professional conduct;
  2. identify, define, and examine issues related to estates in land and future interests;
  3. identify, define, and analyze the rights incident to titles in realty;
  4. identify and examine each step in the process of adjudicating land use law issues;
  5. identify, define and describe the documents associated with the law of conveyancing;
  6. identify, describe and explain real estate closing procedures;
  7. identify, define and analyze rights incident to condominium, cooperative, and commercial property law;
  8. identify and describe issues related to landlord-tenant law; and
  9. identify and describe ownership issues related to personal property law.


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