Miami Law Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LL.M. in Real Property Development

Curriculum Overview

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Unparalleled Curriculum & Preparation

The combination of regular, semester-long courses builds the foundation in law relating to real property development while concentrated courses and electives provide preparation for particular areas of interest.

Regular, Semester-Long Courses

Regular, semester-long required courses provide foundational study in law and theory. Courses are a mix of those subjects especially designed for students in the LL.M. program and those from the J.D. curriculum that deal with real estate and related issues. Many of these courses are taught by full-time School of Law faculty with special expertise in real property law and development.

Concentrated, Short Courses

Concentrated, Short Courses Special topics are studied in concentrated courses and these courses are specially designed for the RPD students. These courses are taught by adjunct professors who are nationally recognized specialists in their field from across the U.S. These courses typically are valued at one credit and are taught over a relatively short period of time.

Personalized Course Schedules and Guidance

The director counsels students individually at the beginning of each term to arrange a schedule that provides the right mix of courses. Each student takes appropriate courses depending on his or her background since students in the Program come from throughout the United States and some international jurisdictions with diverse work and undergraduate law experiences.

For more details about the Real Property Program visit the Program at a Glance webpage.


Typical courses* for which a Real Property Development student can register, subject to individual counseling, are listed below.

Required Regular Courses

  • Basic Condominiums, Cooperatives and Planned Developments
  • Basic Real Estate Tax
  • Commercial Real Estate Leasing
  • Internships (2)
  • Introduction to Real Estate Development
  • Land Security and Finance
  • Mortgage Law
  • Planning and Zoning
  • Real Estate Documents Workshop
  • Real Estate Project Development Workshop
  • Required Concentrated Courses
  • Environmental Regulation of Real Property
  • Financial Analysis of Real Estate Transactions

Elective Regular Courses

  • Advanced Condominiums, Cooperatives and Planned Developments
  • Bankruptcy
  • Construction Law
  • Distressed Property Workouts
  • Environmental Law
  • Individual Graduate Research
  • Real Estate Transactions Workshop
  • Real Property and Government

Elective Concentrated Courses

  • Current Real Estate Finance Issues
  • Drafting Design and Construction Documents
  • Eminent Domain
  • Housing Law and Policy
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Securitization of Real Estate
  • Takings Law and Legislation
  • The Law of Green Buildings
  • Title Insurance
  • Wetland Regulation and Real Property

To see course descriptions, please see the most current course description booklet.

*Not all courses are taught within an academic year and may vary from term to term.