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Call Number: 31625
Course Number: 6710-01
Professor: Dennis C. Stickley
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 2
Semester Offered: Spring
Prerequisites: Students must have completed their first year of law school.
Recommended Courses: None
Course Overview: Insurance is an increasingly important tool for the management of risk by both private and public enterprises. This course covers regulation of the insurance industry, the formation and interpretation of insurance contracts for general liability, property damage, life, health and disability coverage, and the insurance claims processes. The course also deals with the relationship between the attorney, the insurance carrier and the client; the scope of representation; how to protect the client's interests; and how to recognize and avoid problem areas in the practice of insurance law.
Course Materials: See the current Book List located under Courses and Curriculum.
Course Format: The insurance industry has its own vocabulary. The material will be more understandable if the student is able to become familiar with the trade usage of unfamiliar terms. The Instructor will make a particular effort to see that these words and phrases are explained.
Type of Exam:
Basis for Grading Student Performance: Assessment will be by a combination of a final exam and a short written project.
Other Comments: Several weeks prior to the end of the course, individual meetings will be scheduled in order for the instructor to provide feedback on the course and in class performance. An overall review of the course will be scheduled the week before the final exam.