Boston University School of Law

JD855 Land Use

JD 855 ( A1)  MW 4:30 PM-6:00 PM 
3 cr., Spring 
Professor Hundley 
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This course covers a wide range of laws, regulations, and policy considerations that influence and govern the development of land. Classes will focus on real-world projects, including adaptive re-use of a historic building and construction of a high-rise tower, to explore the complex legal work that underpins modern real estate projects. Readings will include a mix of project-specific legal documents and casebook readings. Specific topics will include historic preservation, zoning and permitting, title and due diligence, eminent domain, real estate finance, easements and licenses, and environmental and "green building" issues. Readings and discussion will build on core property law concepts but there are no pre-requisites for this course.