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LAW 334 - Community Association Law

Spring 2 Elizabeth White

This class will cover the legal structure of covenants and servitudes organizing modern community associations. The number of community associations has increased exponentially over the last two decades as local governments have increasingly looked to the private sector to provide amenities and services historically provided by such governments. In addition, these entities have become more prominent as the development focus has been on higher density housing and mixed use developments which combine commercial and residential uses in integrated planned developments. This course will consider the corporate and governance functions of community associations and the legal documents which provide the contractual framework for such governance. Coverage will include discussions of the respective roles and functions of the various parties involved in the formation, management and operation of Community Associations including local government and zoning officials, land planners, developers, investors, lenders, homeowners, boards of directors, property managers, homeowners committees and citizens groups. Class time will consist of a combination of lectures covering textbook materials and posted reading materials, discussion and consideration of posted problems corresponding to topics covered in class, role playing, and document drafting exercises.