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Contemporary Issues in American Housing Law (3)

In this seminar students will examine an array of important issues in the practice and experience of housing law. In one sense it offers an advance property perspective. Everyone has a “housing issue” – landlords and tenants, prospective homebuyers and home sellers, neighbors bothered by nuisance conduct or the condition of others’ property; local, state and national governments interested in combatting housing discrimination, and promoting an adequate stock of affordable housing; homeowner associations and their members; millions of American households struggling to find housing that does not eat up 50% or more of their income; homeless people confronted by laws criminalizing homelessness; immigrant families confronting anti-immigrant ordinances; people who are poor, elderly, or disabled confronted with exclusionary zoning or decisions by common-interest communities or neighbors opposing group homes; mortgage lenders interested to protect the value of their collateral; developers of residential property; communities – urban and rural – confounded by the aftermath of mortgage foreclosure and property abandonment.

Students enrolled in this course may also want to consider the spring 2018 Contract Drafting Workshop.

Current & Previous Instructors:
Barbara Bezdek;

This course is not currently scheduled.
Last offered Fall 2017.


Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course

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