South Carolina Insurance Law (679)
(08/21/2017-12/16/2017)

PREREQUISITE COURSES FOR South Carolina Insurance Law

Course Description Credits Course Type Code
510 Contracts I Credits: 3 Crs Type: R
515 Contracts II Credits: 3 Crs Type: R
530 Property I Credits: 3 Crs Type: R
535 Property II Credits: 3 Crs Type: R
540 Torts I Credits: 3 Crs Type: R
545 Torts II Credits: 3 Crs Type: R
550 Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I Credits: 3 Crs Type: R
555 Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II Credits: 3 Crs Type: R
560 Civil Procedure I Credits: 3 Crs Type: R
565 Civil Procedure II Credits: 3 Crs Type: R

Course Memo

This course will assist the law student in acquiring a working knowledge of insurance law. We will begin with an overview of South Carolina Insurance Law and what is unique about South Carolina's schemes of insurance. We will then review the various techniques in dealing with the selection and control of risks, the impact of intentional conduct on the carrier’s obligation to pay claims and the duties of the policyholder and insurer after loss. Finally, we will look at various types of insurance including automobile coverage, life insurance, property insurance and how these policies shift the risk of loss from the insured to the insurer, how they operate and remedies, including bad faith claims of the insured for failure of the insurer to pay.