Courses A - C
513: Construction Law
Construction law draws upon many areas of law from contracts to torts to insurance and land use. This course allows students to understand how they interact and work together. It will focus on the legal issues common to the construction industry from transaction considerations to litigation. We will examine the parties involved in a construction project, project delivery systems, negotiation of contracts, scheduling and delays, insurance and bonding considerations, mechanics liens, defects, claims procedures, remedies, warranties, and termination. Students will gain practical experience in drafting construction contracts as well as writing complaints for a construction dispute. Readings will include state and federal cases and statutes, with a focus on Illinois law. In addition, this course will look at current construction projects and disputes going on in Chicago.