Career Pathways: Real Estate & Real Property Law

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Real Estate and Property Law is an area of law that involves the purchase, sale, preservation, and protection of real property.  Real estate and real property attorneys create purchase and sale agreements, help clients comply with local zoning and construction regulations, and advise clients on historic preservation concerns.  They might also work on issues related to adverse possession or property lines.  Real property attorneys can assist with subdividing property, getting exceptions to zoning, and any other matters that may arise that concern a piece of property. 

To learn more about practicing real estate or real property law, please check out Florida Bar Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section or the American Bar Association Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law.

Job Types Typical Duties
Federal Agencies
  • Work to protect federally owned property.

  • Write or enforce regulations regarding federal property.

  • Help purchase federal property.

  • Write regulations concerning historic properties.
State Agencies
  • Regulate real estate and appraisal licenses through education and compliance.
Local Government
  • Regulate real estate and appraisal licenses through education and compliance .
Private Law Firms
  • Help clients purchase or sell real property.
  • Draft purchase and sale agreements for real property.
  • Help structure or advise clients on protecting the future interests of property.

Other Activities


  • Obtain an internship with an attorney or firm whose practice is in real estate or real property law. 
  • Periodically check the Symplicity Job Board for opportunities in this area of law.

Real Property Curriculum Guide


Faculty Members Include: Brion Blackwelder, Ron Brown, Joseph Grohman, Richard Grosso,  Ken Lewis, Elena Marty-Nelson, Joel Mintz, Michele Struffolino, Marilyn Uzdavines


Core Offerings

Advanced Offerings

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Environmental Law (2 Credits) LAW 0771

Condominium Law (3 Credits) LAW 0866

Administrative Law (3 Credits) LAW 0695/ LAW 0690


Ocean and Coastal Law (2 credits) LAW 0502/LAW 503

Construction Law (2 Credits) LAW 0919


Bankruptcy Law (3 Credits) LAW 0783


Property (4 Credits) LAW


Energy Law (2 Credits) LAW 4676

Civil Practice Field Placement Clinic FT: 12 Credits LAW 0826/0829 or PT: 6 credits LAW 0828

Real Estate Transactions (3 Credits) LAW 0865 (MBE)(FB)


Environmental Enforcement Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0780


Civil Pre-Trial Practice (3 Credits) LAW 0517


Environmental and Land Use Clinic Fall or Winter (12 Credits or Summer 6 credits) LAW 0951/ 0952/0953/0954

Trial Advocacy (3 Credits) LAW 0890



Florida Land Development Workshop LAW 1016

Trusts (2 Credits) LAW 0956 (FB)



Landlord Tenant Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 1070                                                      

Wills (2 Credits) LAW 0955



Real Property Closing Workshop (3 Credits) LAW 0751

Wills and Trusts (4 Credits) LAW 0655 (FB)


Real Property Complex Transactions Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 1151