Insurance Law

  • Typically offered every other year

Insurance Law - Professor William Earle

  • Course Number: LAW-366
  • Course Type: Foundational
  • Credits: 2
  • Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar
  • Description: This course covers the basic principles, content and practical application of insurance law for lawyers who either practice in the area of civil litigation or advise people or entities who may get involved in litigation. Topics covered include different types of insurance policies; policy language and how it is interpreted; who is covered and for what risks; how coverage can be acquired, limited or lost; the relationship between the defense attorney, the insurance carrier and the insured; how to protect the client’s interests; and how to recognize and avoid problem areas in the practice of insurance law. A main focus of the course will be on insurance for liability claims, but it will also include claims of property loss, including Covid-19 claims, and automobile coverage.
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: Practical problem solving exercises and a final examination
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no