Eminent Domain Law Basics for the Right of Way Professional

803 – Eminent Domain Law Basics for the Right of Way Professional: Basic theories behind and practical aspects of the various laws, rules and regulations applicable to the acquisition of private property for public use through the exercise of eminent domain.
 

Course Number:

C803

Course Title:

Eminent Domain Law Basics for the Right of Way Professional

Course Level:

Intermediate

Course Length:

2 days – 8 AM to 5 PM Daily

IRWA Credits:

16 QEU / CEU

Prerequisites:

IRWA Course 100 “Principles of Land Acquisition ” or IRWA Course 800 “Principles of Real Estate Law” (or equivalents); and/or at least one year of professional right of way experience

 

  

Course Description

This course discusses the characteristics and sources of eminent domain law, and analyzes the many components of the constitutional right of eminent domain.  Participants will gain an understanding of the meaning of just compensation and the legal aspects of valuation, and will be able to describe the key players in the eminent domain process.
 
Credentialing
  • Industry: An intermediate course that is required for the Transportation pathway in the SR/WA program and can be applied towards the Oil & Gas and Electric & Utilities pathway in the SR/WA program.
  • Specialist: An elective for the R/W-NAC program.

Topics
  • Introduction to subject, characteristics of the power, brief historical perspective, distinguished from other governmental powers, delegation of the power
  • Primary sources of law, constitutional provisions, statutory provisions rules, regulations, policies, procedures; court decisions
  • Breakdown/analysis of the Modern Rule, types of property which can be taken meaning of “taken”, meaning of “or damaged”, meaning of “public use”
  • Just compensation/legal aspects of valuation, market value standard, incidental losses/special problems; laws affecting scope, approach, methodology; laws affecting substantive aspects of valuation, planning and pre-condemnation activities, damages to remainder, benefits, special problems such as trees, crops, minerals; condemnation proceedings
  • Roles of right of way professionals engineers, title investigators, appraisers, negotiators, relocation agents

Course Tuition includes

  • Participant’s Manual

Who should take this course

This course is intended for right of way professionals and individuals involved in the acquisition of private property for public use through the exercise of eminent domain.


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