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2L-3L Upper Level Lesson Topics

Three Models of Agency Adjudication

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This lesson presents a graphic examination of agency decisionmaking processes designed to illustrate their basic features and to highlight the design and drafting strategies which can optimize such qualities as expertise and objectivity in administrative decisionmaking.

Title Insurance Basics

This is the first of two lessons on title insurance. Title insurance is a critical component of modern real estate transactions. Anyone buying, selling or owning any interest in real estate, or any lawyer advising or representing such person, needs to know about title insurance. Unfortunately, it's a lot more complicated that the general public believes. This first lesson teaches the basic concepts of title insurance. The next lesson, Title Insurance Coverage, reveals how to determine what title problems are actually covered by a particular policy.

Title Insurance Coverage

This is the second lesson on title insurance. This lesson is designed to build on what you learned in the first lesson, Title Insurance Basics. Title insurance is a critical component of modern real estate transactions. Anyone buying, selling or owning any interest in real estate, and every lawyer needs to know about title insurance. It's a lot more complicated that the general public believes.

Tort in Agency : (a) Independent Contractor (b) Scope of Authority

This lesson focuses on a tort relation, one where the agent harms the third party, giving the third party a tort claim. Our inquiry is on whether the third party can bring this claim against the principal and the related policy. The lesson is cognizant that this may be your first encounter with agency, a concept that serves as the foundation of business law.

The lesson also includes problems that address Coasean irrelevance (which is often known as the "Coase Theorem").

Tracing

This lesson reviews the process of tracing wrongfully diverted money or property through a series of exchanges. Students are expected to have a basic familiarity with in-specie remedies such as replevin and constructive trust. The lesson provides problems for students to consider practical evidentiary issues in locating and proving the identity of property and to practice the application of rules for tracing funds into and out of commingled accounts. The lesson will be most useful for review by students in remedies, debtor-creditor, or bankruptcy courses.

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