This seminar is offered jointly with the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and is open to both law students and graduate engineering students.
The course covers such topics as: selecting the appropriate delivery system for complex real estate development and construction projects; competitive bidding for public works construction; claims for changes-in-scope, delay and construction defects; default, termination and calling upon the performance bond surety to complete; professional ethics; defective design and engineers' and architects' professional liability; and ADR and dispute resolution mechanisms. The seminar will be highly interactive, giving civil engineering graduate students and law students the opportunity to draw upon each other's educational background and to observe each other's approach to problem solving. The seminar will be structured around a fact pattern describing a complex (and highly troubled) construction project involving the extension of a subway line to a large housing development. The problems encountered in the fact pattern will implicate the legal principles discussed.
Each seminar will be divided between oral presentations and class discussion of issues raised by the reading materials, which will consist of appellate decisions, statutes, contract and bond forms, textbook and professional journal articles.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
|L9955-001||13S||Construction Industry Law: Transactional Practice, Dispute Avoidance and Resolution|
|R. Rubin ...||R 6:50 PM-9:35 PM||GRHL 101|
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