231, 331, 431, 531. Property. A survey of interests in land and limited topics involving chattels: estates, cotenancy, landlord and tenant issues, conveyancing, private and public control of land use. Two, three, four, or five lecture hours a week for one semester.
230M, 330M, 430M. Real Estate Finance. An advanced problems course dealing with acquisition, financing, development, and disposition of real estate. Two, three, or four lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Law 231K, 331K, or 431K is recommended but not required.
231D, 331D. Real Estate Development. Intermediate-level overview of the real estate development process and relevant areas of law: land acquisition, leasing, construction finance, and permanent finance. Two or three lecture hours a week for one semester.
231K, 331K, 431K. Real Estate Transactions. Intermediate conveyancing course dealing with the transfer, finance, and development of real estate. Two, three, or four lecture hours a week for one semester.
241J. Environmental Law: Technical Issues. A survey of the scientific and technical aspects of environmental
law, including chemistry, human physiology, toxicology, laboratory analysis methods, and risk assessment. A study of environmental control strategies and technologies for air and water pollution, groundwater protection, and hazardous waste management. Two lecture hours a week for one semester.
241L, 341L, 441L. Environmental Law. Two, three, or four lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: As announced for each topic.
* Topic 1: Introduction, Air, Water, and Toxics. An introduction to pollution control, the common law antecedents, and early statutory developments, and an intensive study of the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act.
* Topic 2: Hazardous Wastes and Enforcement. A study of enforcement issues, including citizens' suits. Examines the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund). Prerequisite: Law 341L (Topic 1) is recommended but not required.
* Topic 3: Environmental Law and Natural Resources. An introduction to environmental thinking in the context of scarce publicly and privately owned natural resources. Covers public trust doctrine, relevance of the Tenth Amendment to environmental protection, the National Endowment Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act.
241P, 341P. Comparative Environmental Law. Property rights and the environment, constitutional basis for environmental protection, sustainable development and the role of law, environmental enforcement, and trade and environment. Two or three lecture hours a week for one semester.
256, 356, 456. Estate Planning. Advanced problems in estate planning: marital deduction trusts; planning for community and separate property; inter vivos gifts and trusts; closely held business interests; farm and ranch properties; income taxation of estates and trusts. Two, three, or four lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Law 289N, 389N, 489N, or 589N.
263T, 363T, 463T. International Energy Transactions. International business transactions in the energy and natural resource industries. Two, three, or four lecture hours a week for one semester.
264S, 364S. Construction Law. Issues in general United States law that affect commercial and industrial construction, with emphasis on significant Texas cases. Overview of the construction process, examining roles of various parties, followed by consideration of the legal problems frequently encountered. Two or three lecture hours a week for one semester.
264T, 364T. Construction Litigation. Analysis of theories of liability and defense in the area of construction litigation, with emphasis on Texas law. Two or three lecture hours a week for one semester.
265M, 365M. Land-Use Regulation. Legal aspects of government programs for controlling land use, emphasizing urban problems. Two or three lecture hours a week for one semester.
269, 369, 469. Insurance. Solicitation and sale of insurance; persons and interests protected by insurance; selection and control of risks; disposition of claims. Two, three, or four lecture hours a week for one semester.
269P, 369P. Texas Insurance Litigation. Detailed review of consumers' rights and remedies in insurance litigation. Emphasis on practical applications of substantive law, including actionable conduct, statutory and common law theories, standing, persons and entities that may be liable, remedies, defenses, presuit considerations, pleadings, discovery, trial practice, and ethics. Two or three lecture hours a week for one semester.
374N. Taxation of Natural Resources. Special application of the federal income tax to oil, gas, and solid mineral extractive industries. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
276L, 376L. Water Law. Judicial, legislative, and administrative problems in water resources development, allocation, and control. Two or three lecture hours a week for one semester.
277, 377, 477. Admiralty Law. A survey of the law applicable to the business of using the oceans and other navigable waters to transport people, goods, and materials, and the related business of exploring for oil and gas beneath those waters. Two, three, or four lecture hours a week for one semester.
377D. Maritime Injuries Litigation: Advanced Speciality Course. A review of recent important decisions dealing with the rights of maritime workers, harbor workers, and others injured under circumstances of potential admiralty jurisdiction. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Law 277, 377, or 477.
377E. Maritime Appellate Litigation. Study of the art of appellate advocacy in the context of maritime law by briefing, arguing, and deciding admiralty cases. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Law 377E and 379M (Topic: Maritime Appellate Litigation) may not both be counted.
382F. International Petroleum Transactions. International petroleum transactions in the context of a single industry: the various participants and the transactions that take place at each stage of the industry, from acquisition of development rights through exploration and production to transportation and marketing. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
190, 290, 390. Oil and Gas. Creation and transfer of interests in oil and gas; mutual obligations of parties to a mineral lease; correlative obligations of neighboring mineral owners; regulation of production. One, two, or three lecture hours a week for one semester.
294L, 394L, 494L. Local Government Law. State constitutional law concerning intergovernmental relations and the organization and administration of local government; ad valorem and other taxes; finance, lawmaking, personnel, contracts, and tort liability. Two, three, or four lecture hours a week for one semester.