J.D Real State Law

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Program Description

The real estate world had been rocked for several years.  Millions of home owners were “under water,” owing more on their mortgages than their homes were worth.  Foreclosures were up and home sales were down.  Commercial real estate also suffered.  The real estate industry has rebounded, and we are again experiencing construction of new homes and office buildings. 

Real estate plays a massive role in America’s economy.  Real estate lawyers are finding new ways to arrange financing, new ways to draft documents and new ways to serve their clients.

Marquette University Law School has positioned itself to accommodate the legal needs of today’s real estate endeavors.  New, cutting edge courses have been added to the curriculum in recent years.  In addition to first-year Property, the Law School offers Real Estate Contracts and Conveyancing, Real Estate Finance and Development, Land Use Planning, Real Estate Drafting, Construction Law Litigation and Community and Economic Development in addition to more than half a dozen seminars, workshop associated clinics, judicial internships and supervised fieldwork programs.

Last updated Oct 2020

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