Exam Type: In-Class
This course gives students a working knowledge of the law of insurance, a key part of the toolkit for both litigation and transactional lawyers. Subjects covered include the nature and functions of insurance; the design, interpretation, and regulation of insurance contracts; property, health, life, and other forms of first-party insurance; liability insurance for individuals, firms, and nonprofits; national and international insurance markets. The course gives equal emphasis to theory, policy, and practice. Students have the option of either writing a paper or taking an exam.