First Day Assignments

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Professor: Cupples
Course Fall 2014 Legal Drafting
Law 6807 Section 4759
Course Materials: Basic Legal Drafting

Assignments: The assignment for the first day for Legal Drafting class is to read pages 1 through 28 in the textbook, Basic Legal Drafting.


Professor: Cupples
Course Fall 2014 Legal Drafting
Law 6807 Section 4735
Course Materials: Basic Legal Drafting

Assignments: The assignment for the first day for Legal Drafting class is to read pages 1 through 28 in the textbook, Basic Legal Drafting.


Professor: Davis, J.
Course Fall 2014 Creditor's Remedies and Bankruptcy
Law 6052 Section 09F7
Course Materials: Book to be posted soon.

Assignments: Assignment to be posted soon.


Professor: Davis, J.
Course Fall 2014 Contracts
Law 5000 Section 4520
Course Materials: Farnsworth, Sanger et al, Contracts Cases and Materials (8th .ed.)

Assignments: First day assignment for my Contracts class is: Farnsworth, Sanger et al, Contracts Cases and Materials (8th .ed.) pages 1-9.


Professor: Davis, R.
Course Fall 2014 Mediation Clinic
Law 6940 Section 8134
Course Materials: Getting to Yes: Negotiation Agreement Without Giving In by Fisher, Ury, and Patton (entire book)

Agenda/Syllabus and pp. 1 – 6 (White Pages) in County Mediator’s Manual (Available in Law School Book Store)

Assignments: Friday August 22 First Day Class Meeting – Room 101 Virgil Hawkins Clinic 8:15 a.m. – noon. You must be present (on time) the first day of class or you will be dropped from the class.

Read: Getting to Yes: Negotiation Agreement Without Giving In by Fisher, Ury, and Patton (entire book); Read Agenda/Syllabus and pp. 1 – 6 (White Pages) in County Mediator’s Manual (Available in Law School Book Store)

Register for class on TWEN and read AGENDA/SYLLABUS posted on TWEN Syllabus page.




Professor: Davis, R.
Course Fall 2014 Advanced Mediation Clinic
Law 6930 Section 09G2
Course Materials: Getting to Yes: Negotiation Agreement Without Giving In by Fisher, Ury, and Patton (entire book)

Mediation Theory and Practice (Third Edition) by Alfini, Press, and Stulberg pp. 1 – 21; Chapter 44 Fl. Statutes

Assignments: Tuesday August 19 First Day Class Meeting -- Room 284 3 p.m.

Read: Getting to Yes: Negotiation Agreement Without Giving In by Fisher, Ury, and Patton (entire book); Mediation Theory and Practice (Third Edition) by Alfini, Press, and Stulberg pp. 1 – 21; Chapter 44 Fl. Statutes

Register for class on TWEN and read Syllabus posted on TWEN Syllabus page.


Professor: Dekle
Course Fall 2014 Florida Criminal Procedure
Law 6930 Section 019H
Course Materials:
Assignments: The first day’s reading assignment is pages 1-40 of the Florida Rules of Procedure Abridgment, a copy of which can be found on the FRCrP TWEN site in the “Texts” folder.


Professor: Dowd
Course Fall 2014 Family Law
Law 6710 Section 133G
Course Materials: Abrams, Cahn, Ross, and Meyer, Contemporary Family Law (West 3rd edition 2012)

Assignments: Casebook: Abrams, Cahn, Ross, and Meyer, Contemporary Family Law (West 3rd edition 2012), p 1-18


Professor: Fenster
Course Fall 2014 Statutory Interpretation
Law 6930 Section 012F
Course Materials:
Assignments: For the first day of class in Statutory Interpretation, please read Justice Roberts's decision and Justice Scalia's concurrence in Bond v. US, 134 S.Ct. 2077 (2014), concentrating only on the statutory arguments at issue. We will not discuss the constitutional issues in class, and therefore you need not read the concurrences by Justices Thomas and Alito. I will create a TWEN page by the end of July and will post a syllabus at that time.


Professor: Flocks
Course Fall 2014 Social Justice Lawyering
Law 6930 Section 02G6
Course Materials: The main text will be Martha R. Mahoney, John O. Calmore, and Stephanie M. Wildman (MCW), “Cases and Materials on Social Justice: Professionals, Communities, and Law,” Second Edition (2013). ISBN: 9780314926982

Supplementary articles and cases are posted on TWEN.


Assignments: Register for Class on TWEN. Review preliminary syllabus.

Week 1: Introduction to Social Justice Lawyering
8/18: Readings: MCW Introduction (1-6); “The Case for Banning Laptops in the Classroom” (Dan Rockmore, The New Yorker, June 16, 2014). Available on TWEN.

8/19: Readings: “Theoretical Foundations for Social Justice Education” (Lee Anne Bell). Available on TWEN.

8/20: Readings: “The Complexity of Identity – ‘Who Am I?’”
Beverly Daniel Tatum). Available on TWEN; MCW Chapter 1
Entering the Profession), Section 1 - Aspirations - Why Did You
Choose Law School? Section 2 - Legal Education and Its Impact on
Ideals (10-27).



Professor: Haughton-Worrell
Course Fall 2014 Criminal Litigation
Law 6930 Section 8736
Course Materials: Criminal Litigation and Legal Issues in Criminal Procedure 3rd Edition, by Brent E. Newton, NITA.

Assignments: The case book for this course will be Criminal Litigation and Legal Issues in Criminal Procedure 3rd Edition, by Brent E. Newton, NITA.

Reading for first day assignment on 8/18 will be Introduction and Preliminary Hearings Pages 1-21.



Professor: Jacobs
Course Fall 2014 Critical Race Theory
Law 6936 Section 09G5
Course Materials:
Assignments: Assignment for the First Class:

Watch the movie Amistadt. Make a list of the competing narratives that are running through the movie. Each party to the litigation has a normative view of what the law is or should be. Identify each normative value.

Read Derrick Bell's : The Space Traders Is the story a realistic telling of race relations in the United States?
It will not be acceptable to come to class and say you read and watched the assignment two weeks before class and cannot remember all of it. Complete the assignment at a time they will enable you to complete it and remember it sufficiently well to discuss in class.



Professor: Jacobs
Course Fall 2014 Criminal Law in the Virtual Context
Law 6936 Section 5340
Course Materials: All students enrolled in this course must have a laptop that can meet the system requirements of the Second Life and other virtual platforms. You can find the system requirements here. You must be able to run the platform in order to take the class. Netbooks and tablets will not be sufficient for class purposes. You must have an appropriate laptop for the first class. The entire first class is a tutorial on the Second Life platform. If you have purchased a laptop in the past three years, it probably meets the requirements. During the course of the semester you will be required to enter other virtual space, including at least one video game and you will be required to participate in posting to our class blog. The second class will be a tutorial on blogging for class purposes. The first two weeks of classes are training sessions. All students enrolled in the course must be present for both training sessions.

Assignments: All students enrolled in this course must have a laptop that can meet the system requirements of the Second Life and other virtual platforms. You can find the system requirements here. You must be able to run the platform in order to take the class. Netbooks and tablets will not be sufficient for class purposes. You must have an appropriate laptop for the first class. The entire first class is a tutorial on the Second Life platform. If you have purchased a laptop in the past three years, it probably meets the requirements. During the course of the semester you will be required to enter other virtual space, including at least one video game and you will be required to participate in posting to our class blog. The second class will be a tutorial on blogging for class purposes. The first two weeks of classes are training sessions. All students enrolled in the course must be present for both training sessions.

Due to the nature of rapid changes in technology and the way the internet impacts law in an interdisciplinary fashion, the course coverage will not be exclusively criminal law, although our primary focus is on criminal law. During the course of the course of the semester, you may have to engage in group activity online outside of class hours to complete some course work.

You do not need prior experience with technology to complete this course, but you must be willing to try new technologies. Any questions you have prior to the beginning of classes can be sent to me by email: jacobsm@law.ufl.edu




Professor: Johnston
Course Fall 2014 Criminal Law
Law 5100 Section 5644
Course Materials: Kadish, Schulhofer, Steiker, & Barkow, Criminal Law and Its Processes (9th Edition, Aspen Publishers).

Assignments: The casebook for our course is Kadish, Schulhofer, Steiker, & Barkow, Criminal Law and Its Processes (9th Edition, Aspen Publishers). Our first assignment will be the following: Skim pages 1-12, which provide background information on the criminal justice system. Then carefully read pages 31-44, to the end of note 2. (We will discuss this material over the first two days of class.) Also please sign up for our TWEN site and review our course policies. See you all soon!


Professor: Knight
Course Fall 2014 Legal Drafting
Law 6807 Section 4769
Course Materials: Basic Legal Drafting

Assignments: The assignment for the first day for Legal Drafting class is to read pages 1 through 28 in the textbook, Basic Legal Drafting.


Professor: Knight
Course Fall 2014 Legal Drafting
Law 6807 Section 4745
Course Materials: Basic Legal Drafting

Assignments: The assignment for the first day for Legal Drafting class is to read pages 1 through 28 in the textbook, Basic Legal Drafting.


Professor: Malavet
Course Fall 2014 Evidence
Law 6330 Section 02BB
Course Materials: (1) Christopher B. Mueller and Laird C. Kirkpatrick, EVIDENCE UNDER THE RULES (7th. ed., Aspen Law & Business 2011; ISBN: 978-0-7355-0747-0);

(2) Mueller & Kirkpatrick, 2014: Federal Rules of Evidence: With Advisory Committee Notes and Legislative History (Aspen Law & Business 2014; ISBN: 978-1-4548-4064-0).

Assignments: • The assignments for the class sessions for our first week of the Fall 2014 are posted in my personal webpage: http://nersp.osg.ufl.edu/~malavet/evidence/evmain.htm. I will supplement this using an eLearning Canvas course page (https://lss.at.ufl.edu/).

• Future assignments will be posted in the Assignments and Notes Page (http://nersp.osg.ufl.edu/~malavet/evidence/notes/evnotes.htm).
(This page has now been updated for the entire Spring 2014, and I expect few changes for the Fall term).

The required class materials are: (1) Christopher B. Mueller and Laird C. Kirkpatrick, EVIDENCE UNDER THE RULES (7th. ed., Aspen Law & Business 2011; ISBN: 978-0-7355-0747-0); (2) Mueller & Kirkpatrick, 2014: Federal Rules of Evidence: With Advisory Committee Notes and Legislative History (Aspen Law & Business 2014; ISBN: 978-1-4548-4064-0).

o I am still using the Seventh Edition of Mueller and Kirkpatrick. It is likely that they will issue a new edition for the Fall of 2015.

o DO NOT PURCHASE A USED SUPPLEMENT: The Rules Supplement is the 2014 edition, newly-issued in the summer of 2014. You are allowed to annotate the supplement with your own outline and no other supplement will be allowed in the examination room.

o Open Rules. “Open-Rules” means that you may have with you during the examination your required 2014 Mueller & Kirkpatrick Federal Rules of Evidence supplement. No substitutions will be allowed. Your supplements may be annotated with handwritten notes, but shall not have any attachments other than tabs to mark the location of specific material (the tabs may have on them numbers and the short titles of the referenced material and nothing more). Only handwriting may cover the blank spaces and the original printing on the supplements. The use of stick-on labels or paper, white-out or any other method to eliminate any of the original printing is prohibited. Other than the addition of handwritten notes and tabs, the supplements shall be in their original condition, no material may be added nor may any material be removed in any way. The supplements must be in their original bound form at the start of and throughout the examination.


Week One: August 18-20, 2014
Chapter: 1.0 Evidence Law and the System

Monday, August 18, 2014

o Session 1-A
Class rules, testing, grading and administrative matters.

Review the Syllabus (http://nersp.osg.ufl.edu/~malavet/evidence/evsyll.htm).

o Session 1-B
1.1 Introduction: Why Evidence & The Trial, 1-18

Pay special attention to What is the Record?, 12-18

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
o Session 2-A
1.2 Making the Record & Admitting Evidence, 19-29
Problem 1-A: How did it happen? (p. 25)

o Session 2-B
1.3 How Evidence is Excluded, 19-48

Consequences of Evidential Error, 41-47

Obtaining Review of Evidence Points, 47-48

Problem 1-B: He didn't object! (p. 46)



Professor: Menendez
Course Fall 2014 Legal Drafting
Law 6807 Section 4780
Course Materials: Basic Legal Drafting

Assignments: The assignment for the first day for Legal Drafting class is to read pages 1 through 28 in the textbook, Basic Legal Drafting.


Professor: Menendez
Course Fall 2014 Legal Drafting
Law 6807 Section 4770
Course Materials: Basic Legal Drafting

Assignments: The assignment for the first day for Legal Drafting class is to read pages 1 through 28 in the textbook, Basic Legal Drafting.


Professor: Rawls
Course Fall 2014 Civil Clinic- Juvenile
Law 6940 Section 4870
Course Materials: Course Material: Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure, 2014 edition (required) and Florida Juvenile Law and Practice 13th Edition (recommended)

Assignments: Assignments: Add the Juvenile Law Clinic - Fall 2014 to your TWEN page. The First Week Assignments are posted on the Juvenile Law Clinic TWEN page. Check your e-mail account for an e-mail from Professor Rawls or Kelly Roberts for the password or email Professor Rawls at rawls@law.ufl.edu and cc: Kelly Roberts at roberts.k@uflawclinics.org


Professor: Reid
Course Fall 2014 Professional Responsibility
Law 6750 Section 1009
Course Materials:
Assignments: Please sign on to Professor Reid's Professional Responsibility TWEN page using ONLY your ufl.edu email address. Please then click on the "Fall 2014 Syllabus Link" and follow the directions for class reading under Class 1. Please note that our reading involves pages from the text, the Course Policies link on our TWEN site, as well as additional materials posted on the site. There's also a form that is to be completed, signed, and due at the beginning of our first class.


Professor: Rhee
Course Fall 2014 Unincorporated Business Enterprises
Law 6930 Section 09F6
Course Materials: Larry Ribstein, Jeffrey Lipshaw, Elizabeth Miller, and Joshua Fershee, Unincorporated Business Entities (5th edition, LexisNexis 2013)

Assignments: • Ribstein et al. textbook: page 1-10

• Review the table of contents for statutory organization of these statutes found in the appendices in the Ribstein textbook: Revised Uniform Partnership Act (“RUPA”) (starting on page 631), Uniform Limited Partnership Act of 2001 (“ULPA (2001)”)(starting on p. 691), and the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (“RULLCA”) (starting on p. 799)

• Read these specific statute sections: RUPA §§ 101(7), 103, 106; ULPA (2001) §§ 102(13), 106, 110; RULLCA §§ 102(13), 106, 110



Professor: Soponis
Course Fall 2014 Legal drafting
Law 6807 Section 4754
Course Materials: Basic Legal Drafting.

Assignments: The assignment for the first day for Legal Drafting class is to read pages 1 through 28 in the textbook, Basic Legal Drafting.


Professor: Soponis
Course Fall 2014 Legal Drafting
Law 6807 Section 4734
Course Materials: Basic Legal Drafting

Assignments: The assignment for the first day for Legal Drafting class is to read pages 1 through 28 in the textbook, Basic Legal Drafting.


Professor: Temple-Smith
Course Fall 2014 Legal Drafting
Law 6807 Section 4773
Course Materials: Basic Legal Drafting

Assignments: The assignment for the first day for Legal Drafting class is to read pages 1 through 28 in the textbook, Basic Legal Drafting.


Professor: Temple-Smith
Course Fall 2014 Legal Drafting
Law 6807 Section 4753
Course Materials: Basic Legal Drafting

Assignments: The assignment for the first day for Legal Drafting class is to read pages 1 through 28 in the textbook, Basic Legal Drafting.


Professor: Wihnyk
Course Fall 2014 Public Speaking for Lawyers
Law 6930 Section 1084
Course Materials: Required Text

David. J. Dempsey, Legally Speaking: 40 Powerful Presentation Principles Lawyers Need to Know. (Revised and Updated Edition)

The book is available only on Amazon. The law bookstore may have used copies.

Assignments: Students in this class must sign up for Prof. Wihnyk's TWEN version of this
course, “Public Speaking for Lawyers Fall 2014"


The course syllabus is available on the course TWEN page.
Print and sign the Consent Form located at the “Consent Form” navigation link on the course TWEN page. Bring the signed form to our first class.


Professor: Wihnyk
Course Fall 2014 Legal Writing
Law 5792 Section 1163
Course Materials: Legal Writing by Design Second Ed. (Pflambo)
by Tracy Rambo and Leanne Pflaum

Grammar Punctuation & Style: A Quick Guide for Lawyers and Other Writers
by Deborah Cupples and Margaret Temple-Smith

The Bluebook 19th ed (Bluebook)

Assignments: WELCOME TO UF!

Students in this class must sign up for Prof. Wihnyk's TWEN version of this
course, “Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy - Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 Section B”
You will find the link to the TWEN course at
http://www.lawschool.westlaw.com (You must obtain your Westlaw password during
orientation)
When you get to the site, click on the TWEN tab and follow the
instructions for adding the TWEN course. For assistance call 1(800) - westlaw

Assignment for First Class

READ: TWEN Materials - the following can be found at the Navigation links on the left side of the course TWEN page:

"Syl: Grading and Course Policies,"
"SYL: Class Topics, Assignments,"

(all available at the Navigation links on our course TWEN page).

Also, generally familiarize yourself with the other materials available on the course TWEN page.



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