This course will provide a practical introduction to the exciting world of real estate law. It will canvas a broad range of sophisticated real estate transactions and explore issues relating to sales, purchases, mortgage financing, mezzanine financing, commercial leasing, ground leasing, joint ventures, "air rights" transactions, land use and private/public partnerships. The course is designed to give students who are interested in practicing real estate law insight into the practical lawyering experiences of real estate attorneys practicing in major urban centers and to provide them with a head-start in pursuing their career interests. We will use documentation from actual deals to study each type of transaction. Some sessions will feature guest speakers, including leading developers and other industry experts. Class size will be limited, so attendance is mandatory and class participation will be a component of final grades.