Course Description

This course offers an overview of laws concerning real estate transactions. Students learn the mechanics of preparing for and closing commercial and residential real estate transactions, including methods to record and transfer title, the Public Records Doctrine and its applicability to real property transactions, tax consequences of real property transactions, how to read a legal property description, how to do a title search and prepare an abstract, and how to prepare closing documents for sales and financing. Other topics – such as surveys, leases, title examination, and title insurance – will also be discussed.

This course is a part of the Paralegal Studies Program. You must apply and be accepted into the program in order to enroll in this course.

For more information about this course, contact Alanna Clanton at (225) 578-6760.


This is an elective course in the Paralegal Studies Certificate Program. Students must have successfully completed the four core courses of the program in order to enroll in this course.

Principles of Paralegal Studies, Legal Research, Legal Case Analysis, and Civil Litigation I

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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