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Insurance Law

Course Abbreviation: 
BUSLW 969
Credits: 
3
Credit Only: N Anon Gr: Y

Many types of insurance such as auto, health, and homeowners insurance are mandatory. Consequently, insurance law, which developed from tort and contract law, impacts both the personal and professional lives of attorneys and it is an integral area of the law for numerous practice settings including personal injury, insurance defense, and in-house counsel. The course addresses the subject of insurance law from both a theoretical and practical perspective. It covers the fundamentals of all major lines of insurance: property, life, health, disability, liability and auto.  It also covers “claims made” insurance, insurers’ defense obligations, insurer bad faith, broker liability, the rules of insurance policy interpretation, and the role of public policy in insurance law.

Prerequisites: 
None for J.D. candidates. LL.M. candidates should have successfully completed, or be concurrently enrolled in, Torts (PSLFY 925) and Contracts (PSLFY 905).
Faculty: 
Christopher C. French,