Steven M Goldblatt
Legal issues arising from design and construction services, focusing on risk management and liability awareness. Topical areas include basic legal doctrines, the design professional/client relationship, contractor selection, the construction process, and professional practice problems. Emphasis on Washington state law. Offered: jointly with CM 500.
An in-depth understanding of the design professional's and contractor's relationships with each other, clients, subcontractors, workers, and the public.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture/discussion led by the instructor and his guests. Students' opportunity to participate depends necessarily on class size and the material to be covered.
The best-prepared students are design or construction professionals, but all interested students are welcome.
Class assignments and grading
Each week students should preview the website's class outlines, then read cases and problems in the text and Washington cases and statutes as assigned.
Students earn scores on a research paper, leadership in class discussion, and class participation. Grades are based on their total scores.