Professor Andrew Berman
Provides an opportunity for students to pursue independent research on an advanced topic or a current public policy problem in the field of real estate. Topics vary with professor, current events, and students’ research agendas and may include any or all of the topics covered in the other upper-level real estate courses. Course work consists of directed research, selected readings, and presentation of research projects to the class. A paper is required. This is a capstone course for (and enrollment is limited to) Harlan Scholars affiliated with the Center for New York City Law who have elected to pursue the real estate track. Other students may enroll with permission of the instructor.
Next year's Advanced Topics course is structured as a workshop to permit the in-depth study of real estate topics that have important social and political consequences but that are not otherwise covered in the Real Estate curriculum. The topic for the 2005/06 academic year is Sustainable Development – a new and exciting area of law that combines real estate development, land-use regulation, environmental law and public policy.
Although this Advanced Workshop is designed principally for Harlan Scholars pursuing the “real estate track” in the Center for City Law, those students who wish to devote substantial study to this topic and receive the Instructor’s prior permission may also enroll. Enrollment is limited.
Pre-registration approval for this course is required. Please submit via the pre-registation website the following materials: resume, a listing of real estate courses already taken or in progress, and a brief statement describing how this course fits in to your overall plan of study or any special experience or background that might be relevant to the topic.
Please note that this workshop will meet 14 times (approximately every other week on Monday evenings at 6:00pm) throughout the fall and spring terms. Students are required to write a substantial research paper (minimum of 25 pages) that includes specific public policy proposals and also to make a presentation to the class. Other course requirements and details will be distributed at the beginning of the class.