PRST 6480

Preservation Law Seminar

  • Course Number: PRST 6480
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  • Credits: 2
  • Semester: Fall

This course provides an in-depth examination of historic preservation legislation at the U.S. Federal, State and Local levels including its origins, effects and application for use in contemporary preservation practice. After an introduction of the subject including special instruction to Preservation students on how to read case law, the course reviews a variety of law cases including their precedents and results. The course is offered to both Law and MPS students with special consideration given by Professor Shields to the preservation students, and their probable lack of background in the study of Law. Course examinations include making an expert presentation to the class using PowerPoint. Incoming students in the MPS program must attend the inaugural class of this course that, per the Law School calendar, occurs one week prior to the start of courses in the School of Architecture. 

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