Respect for the Legal System
Understand and gain respect for legal systems in the United States.
Differences in Law
Recognize differences between statutory and common law.
Recognize, in advance, common legal pitfalls of the construction industry and become familiar with how to avoid them.
Understand how local municipalities are organized and how they regulate development and construction activities through codes and ordinances.
Become familiar with construction contracts and responsibilities of contracting parties.
Identify legal issues in construction based on common law and statutory law and understand construction contractions.
Assessment of these learning outcomes is completed by having students read selected materials, including cases and texts; by having students attend courtroom proceedings and municipal meetings; by having students complete several research papers; and by having students evaluated throughout the semester with quizzes and exams.