First Day Assignments

NOTE: Not all entries are listed alphabetically by instructor. Please scroll through the entire list.

Professor: Adkins
Course Fall 2014 Legal Writing
Law 5792 Section 1161
Course Materials:
Assignments: Turn in class questionnaire (on the class TWEN site, under “Course Materials”). In Rambo & Pflaum (“text”): read ch. 1 (incl. exercises 1 & 3) & ch. 2.1-2.7.


Professor: Ankersen
Course Fall 2014 Conservation Clinic
Law 6465 Section 5007
Course Materials:
Assignments: Syllabus: http://www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/student-affairs/syllabus/14-fall/gensyllabus.pdf


Professor: Baldwin
Course Fall 2014 International Financial Crimes
Law 6936 Section 6983
Course Materials:
Assignments: Syllabus: http://www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/student-affairs/syllabus/14-fall/money-laundering-asset-forfeiture-syllabus.pdf

You may pick up a copy of the Syllabus from Professor Baldwin's Office Room 286.


Professor: Bornstein
Course Fall 2014 Employment Law
Law 6545 Seciton 026C
Course Materials: The required casebook for this course is Crain, Kim & Selmi, Work Law: Cases and Materials (2nd ed., 2011).

Students must also download the free 2014 casebook update, available at http://www.lexisnexis.com/store/images/Supplements/3191_2014S_Work%20Law.pdf (A link is also provided under “Other Materials” on the course TWEN page.)

A few additional reading assignments will be posted on the course TWEN page throughout the semester, as will be noted on the syllabus.

Assignments: The assignments for the first week of class are as follows:

For Wed., 8/20/14 - The meaning of work; Historical contexts
Read casebook pp. 3-6 (through n.4 first paragraph); 8 n.5 only; 9(B.)-17 (through n.2)

For Thurs., 8/21/14 - 20th-Century legal developments; Who is an employee?
Read casebook pp. 19-20 n.5 only; 21-22; 29-31 (through n.2); 33(3.)-37; 42(D.)-45; 67(2.)-71; 74(D.)-86 (through n.1)

The syllabus for the first half of the course will be posted on the course TWEN page by Wed., Aug. 13. The password for the TWEN page is “employment”.


Professor: Calfee
Course Fall 2014 Income Taxation of Estates & Trusts
Law 6621 Section 087F
Course Materials: Federal Income Taxation of Estates, Trusts & Beneficiaries, Cases and Materials Fall 2014

Federal Internal Revenue Code Section & Regulations covering Sub Chapter J including related income tax provisions.

Suggested Reference Material (but not mandatory): Federal Income Taxation of Estates, Trusts & Beneficiaries, 3rd Edition, Ferguson, Freeland & Ascher, Aspen Law & Business. (If you are going to work in this area this treatise should be part of your permanent library.)



Assignments: Monday, August 18, 2014

Problem #1 – Read Code, Regulations & Statutes listed under “Assignment.” Provide answers to problems.

Syllabus: http://www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/student-affairs/syllabus/14-fall/Income_Tax_of_Estates_Fall2014_syllabus.pdf




Professor: Cohen
Course Fall 2014 Evidence
Law 6330 Section 3148
Course Materials: Mueller and Kirkpatrick, Evidence under the Rules: Text, Cases, and Problems, 7th ed., Aspen Pub., 2011.

Assignments: Welcome to Evidence!

There is no assignment for the first day of Evidence. The assignment for the second day is fairly long, and some students may wish to begin reading in advance. Our textbook is Mueller and Kirkpatrick, Evidence under the Rules: Text, Cases, and Problems, 7th ed., Aspen Pub., 2011. The second day assignment is to read pp. 1-29 concerning the structure of trials and pp. 490-495, excerpting from Tanner v. United States.

The course syllabus is posted on TWEN. The password for the course is “gators”.

Our first day of class is August 18. Please note that the class starts at 8:40. I look forward to meeting you then.

Jonathan Cohen



Professor: Cohn
Course Fall 2014 Securities Regulation
Law 6560 Section 02CE
Course Materials: Securities Counseling for Small and Emerging Companies (Cohn), 2013-2014 Edition, WestLaw.

Assignments: Chapter 1 & Appendix 4, Securities Counseling for Small and Emerging Companies (Cohn), 2013-2014 Edition, WestLaw.


Professor: Cohn
Course Fall 2014 Corporations
Law 6063 Section 0993
Course Materials: Corporations and Other Business Organizations (Smiddy & Cunningham), 8th Edition, LexisNexis.

Assignments: Chapter 1, Corporations and Other Business Organizations (Smiddy & Cunningham), 8th Edition, LexisNexis.


Professor: Collier
Course Fall 2014 First Amendment Law
Law 6511 Section 1367
Course Materials: Casebook: Stone, Seidman, Sunstein, Tushnet & Karlan, The First Amendment, Fourth Edition (2012)

Assignments: Our first class will be introductory (no assigned reading).

Our casebook should be available for purchase. If you want to read ahead, you can start with Chapter I ("The History and Philosophy of Free Expression"). We will read all of that chapter.


Professor: Collier
Course Fall 2014 First Amendment Theory
Law 6936 Section 5317
Course Materials:
Assignments: There is no required assignment for the first class. However, if you wish to start rummaging around for federal First Amendment cases (past or present) that interest you, with an eye to picking one to concentrate on, all the better!


Professor: Conway
Course Fall 2014 Internet Law & Policy
Law 6930 Section 09F9
Course Materials: Bellia, Berman Frischmann & Post, Cyberlaw: Problems of Policy and Jurisprudence in the Information Age (4th. ed. 2011) (Cyberlaw)

Lawrence Lessig, The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World (Random House 2001) (Lessig) (follow link to free Internet download)

Assignments: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


A. View/Listen to TED Talk - Andrew Blum: Discover the physical side of the internet

If you want to delve deeper into the Architecture of the Internet, you can read Andrew Blum’s book, “Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet.” (not required reading)

B. Read Cyber Law: Chapter 1 – Introduction to the Idea of Cyber Law, pp. 1-14

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A. Read Cyber Law: Chapter 1 – Introduction to the Idea of Cyber Law, pp. 15-24

B. Read Lessig: Chapter 1 – Free, pp. 3-16

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A. Read Cyber Law: Chapter 2 – Problems of Metaphor and Analogy, pp. 25-35

B. Review and be prepared to discuss Notes and Questions 3 and 6, pp. 34-35

C. Read Lessig: Chapter 2 – Building Blocks: “Commons” and “Layers”, pp. 19-25

Syllabus: Internet Law & Policy on TWEN (Will be available on Thursday, August 14, 2014)

Syllabus: http://www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/student-affairs/syllabus/14-fall/InternetLawPolicyFall2014.pdf


Professor: Conway
Course Fall 2014 Copyright Law
Law 6572 Section 09GC
Course Materials:
Assignments: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A. View/Listen to Full Show by clicking the link: TED Radio Hour with Guy Raz "What is Original", featuring:

1. Mark Ronson: Why Would More Than 500 Artists Sample The Same Song?
2. Kirby Ferguson: Is Everything a Remix?
3. Johanna Blakely: Does Copying In Fashion Keep It Fresh?
4. Steven Johnson: Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

B. Text: Cohen, Loren, Okediji, and O'Rourke, Copyright in a Global Information Economy (3d ed.)
Read: Chapter 1 - Copyright in Context, pp. 3-31

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Read: Chapter 2 - Authors, Writings, and Progress (pp.45-67)((Fixation and Originality)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Read: Chapter 2 - Authors, Writings, and Progress (pp.67-81)((Fixation and Originality)



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.

Syllabus: http://www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/student-affairs/syllabus/14-fall/LegalDraftingSyllabusFall2014.pdf


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.

Syllabus: http://www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/student-affairs/syllabus/14-fall/LegalDraftingSyllabusFall2014.pdf


Professor: Davis, J.
Course Fall 2014 Creditor's Remedies and Bankruptcy
Law 6052 Section 09F7
Course Materials: Warren & Westbrook, Law of Debtors and Creditors 7th Ed.

Assignments: Pages 53-75, prepare to discuss Problem Set 3.


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: Dollinger
Course Fall 2014 Real Estate Transactions
Law 6930 Section 3664
Course Materials: Course Text and Materials: Real Estate Transfer, Finance, and Development, Eighth Edition, by Nelson & Whitman (ISBN 978-0-314-19446-6), Chapters 1, 2, 3, materials provided during the semester, and materials provided on the TWEN internet website page for this class.

Please read: http://www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/student-affairs/syllabus/14-fall/Fall2014-AssignmentforClass1and2DollingerReal%20EstateTrans.pdf

Assignments: CLASS ASSIGNMENT FOR FIRST WEEK OF CLASS (8/18/2014 and 8/19/2014):

1. Read the Student Honor Code.
http://www.dso.ufl.edu/sccr/process/student-conduct-honor-code/

2. For Class #1, read Preamble to Chapter 4 of the Rules of Professional Conduct

3. For Class #2, read Rules 4-4.1 through 4-4.4: Transactions with Persons other than Clients

4. For Class #2, read Pages 1 – 21 in text (Real Estate Transfer, Finance, and Development, Eighth Edition, by Nelson & Whitman).
Page 1

Second part for first day assignment: Please read this. Will be posted soon.

Syllabus: http://www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/student-affairs/syllabus/14-fall/Fall2014SyllabusDollingerRealEstateTransactions.pdf

Course Outline: http://www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/student-affairs/syllabus/14-fall/Fall2014CourseOutline-Dollinger-RealEstateTransactions.pdf


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: Drake
Course Fall 2014 Domestic Violence
Law 6930 Section 02F3
Course Materials:
Assignments: Domestic Violence (LAW6930), Thursday, August 21: Historical Prospective of Intimate Partner Violence, Casebook pages 3 – 27 AND The Perils of Empowerment by Aiken and Goldwasser AND Power and Control Wheel; available on TWEN under Course Materials

Students must register as a course participant on TWEN via the website. Students MUST select their own TWEN ID Number. This number is not assigned and no one else will have access to this number. Students should be sure to keep a record of this number. This number will be used for assignments and the final exam.


Professor: Eisinger
Course Fall 2014 Condominium and Community Development
Law 6930 Section 091F
Course Materials:
Assignments: Syllabus: http://www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/student-affairs/syllabus/14-fall/Condominium_and_Community_Development_2014_SYLLABUS.pdf

Posible Research/writing Topics: http://www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/student-affairs/syllabus/14-fall/Condominium_and_Community_Development_Possible_research_writing_topics_2014.pdf


Professor: Fenster
Course Fall 2014 Contracts
Law 5000 Section 1H89
Course Materials: Epstein, Markell & Ponoroff, Contracts: Making and Doing Deals (4th ed. 2014) and Knapp, Crystal & Prince, Rules of Contract Law (2012-2013 edition).



Assignments: Please read the syllabus, available at https://app.box.com/s/s9xq8tej0ymqxnptiju1, and pp. 1-39 of the casebook, Epstein, Markell & Ponoroff, Contracts: Making and Doing Deals (4th ed. 2014). You may also consider reading Orin S. Kerr, “How to Read a Legal Opinion: A Guide for New Law Students,” a copy of which you can find and download via Google.


Professor: Fenster
Course Fall 2014 Statutory Interpretation
Law 6930 Section 012F
Course Materials: Linda D. Jellum & David Charles Hricik, Modern Statutory Interpretation: Problems, Theories, and Lawyering Strategies (2d ed. 2009).

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. A TWEN course page provides a syllabus and information about the course casebook.




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: Flournoy
Course Fall 2014 Administrative Law
Law 6520 Section 01E1
Course Materials: The casebook for this course is Cass Diver Beerman & Freeman, Administrative Law (6th edition 2011). I will supplement this with handouts posted on the course website from time to time. You do not need to purchase the supplement to the textbook.

Assignments: Assignment for Wednesday, August 20

There is a TWEN website for this course. Please sign up for the course on TWEN and review the syllabus which is posted there. Also, read pp. 1-22 in the casebook and U.S. Const. Art. 1 §1, Art. 1 §8, & Art. II §1 cl.1 (reprinted on pp. 976 and 977 of your casebook).

1. We’ll spend the first part of the hour on an introduction to administrative agencies building on the material in pp. 1-15, then we’ll turn to the non-delegation doctrine.

2. Consider the description of OSHA in the reading. Make a list of the types of activities OSHA engages in.

3. How were different powers allocated to different entities under the OSH Act? What is the explanation suggested by public choice theory as to why the OSH Act was enacted and the particular form it took? What is the explanation suggested by a public interest account of the enactment?

4. Look at the standards in the Act provided on p. 10 of the reading. These are the key standards that govern workplaces. Where on the scale of generality to specificity do these standards fall?

5. Why is the delegation of legislative power unconstitutional? What are the constitutional foundations for the non-delegation doctrine and the arguments that it is a sound principle? We’ll survey the different standards the Supreme Court has used in various cases: the Brig Aurora, Field v.Clark, Hampton, Panama Refining, Schecter Poultry, and Yakus. Consider the questions in note 2 on pp. 19-20.


Professor: Gianni
Course Fall 2014 Income Taxation
Law 6600 Section 5247
Course Materials: The primary textbook for this class is Taxation of Individual Income, 10th ed., written by J. Martin Burke and Michael K. Friel. In addition, you will be required to study various provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and Treasury Regulations. While the Code and Regulations are available online, I strongly recommend purchasing Lathrope's Selected Federal Taxation Statutes and Regulations by Daniel J. Lathrope. Supplementary materials, including problems and worksheets, may be distributed in class and/or through TWEN.

Assignments: Syllabus: http://www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/student-affairs/syllabus/14-fall/incometaxsyllabusfall2014.pdf




Professor: Grater
Course Fall 2014 Grater
Law 6940 Sections 4828 & 7628(The Lab is just part of the family advocacy clinic, and meets in the same room).
Course Materials: The syllabus and all course materials will be on canvas, our open-source learning management system (somewhat similar to TWEN). If you have not yet received an invitation to canvas, please email Prof. Grater at grater@law.ufl.edu.

Assignments: Please see canvas for what you need to do to prepare for the first class. Please get started early, as substantial reading and written work is due for the first class on Monday, 18 August at 9:00 in room 109, BGH. I hope to have a two hour class each weekday for the first two weeks to prepare you to represent clients. We will work around your schedules.


Professor: Grater & Rawls
Course Fall 2014 Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiation
Law 6930 Sections 04E7, 04FA, 0986, 0989 & 3367
Course Materials: 1. Our textbook is Legal Counseling, Negotiating, and Mediating: A Practical Approach, Second Edition, by Herman and Cary. Readings will be supplemented by postings on canvas, our open-source learning management system.

ICN is divided into two major parts: The first weekly class is held with all students together, and will be taught primarily through lecture and discussion.

The second weekly class is a workshop with 12 students each. These workshops will involve many role play exercises. To give you the best feedback possible on your performances, you will video record many of them on your laptop (see below).

2. Each student is *required* to bring to every workshop class:

* a laptop computer
* a web camera (either built into the laptop, or stand-alone)
* software that allows you to record video to your laptop using the web cam

Before classes start, please make sure your equipment works. We will give you instruction on how videos will be uploaded to our server


Assignments: Monday 18 August: Introduction to the course, expectations, the role of deliberate practice, and different models of interviewing and counseling. Assignment: Please read chapters One and Two in the text and the following articles: 10,000 Hours of Practice (Wisdom Group), Kaufman, J., It Takes 20 Hours Not 10,000 Hours To Learn A Skill, and ICN Critique and Feedback. These are on canvas (if you have signed up) and at http://1drv.ms/1n6NruM.

Wednesday 20 August: We will meet in room 382 to work with tech support on setting up your laptop to record role plays and upload them so your workshop leaders can review them. You will also breakout into your workshop groups to test your laptops and baseline interviewing skills with an easy "no preparation" interview. Assignment: Bring your laptop and your full attention.

Syllabus:

The full syllabus, objectives and design, assignments, class schedule, etc., are posted on canvas. You must be enrolled in the class and accept an invitation to canvas to view these items. Pay attention to your email for an invitation to join the course on canvas.



Professor: Harmon
Course Fall 2014 Mergers & Acquisitions
Law 6930 Section 013A
Course Materials: MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS, CASES, MATERIALS, & PROBLEMS

Assignments: • Register as a participant on the TWEN course website (https://lawschool.westlaw.com/manage/homepage.aspx?task=coursehomepage&courseid=176379)

• Read HO-1 and pages 1-26, 33-47 and 860-866.

• Be prepared to discuss Terminology, roles of various parties and the questions on page 9.


Professor: Harrison
Course Fall 2014 International Commercial Arbitration Moot (ICAM)
Law 6930 Section 13F8
Course Materials: The materials will be distributed a few days before the first class. There is no need to buy anything. Assignment for first week:
Materials: p. 1-24.


Assignments: The materials will be distributed a few days before the first class. There is no need to buy anything. Assignment for first week:
Materials: p. 1-24.

Syllabus: http://www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/student-affairs/syllabus/14-fall/ICAM.pdf


Professor: Harrison
Course Fall 2014 Contracts
Law 5000 Section 4532
Course Materials: Farnsworth, et. al.,

Assignments: 1.Read Syllabus which will be emailed a few days before class.

2.Farnsworth, et. al., Casebook, pp. pp. 10-13, 14-20, 34-38, 43-46

Syllabus: http://www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/student-affairs/syllabus/14-fall/CONTRACTSfl04.pdf


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: Hutchinson
Course Fall 2014 Constitutional Law
Law 5501 Section 005H
Course Materials:
Assignments: Welcome to Constitutional Law with Professor Hutchinson. Please complete the first-day readings in the
following order:

1. Articles of Confederation
2. Founders Commentary on the Defects of the Articles of Confederation
3. Madison on the Vices of the Articles of Confederation
4. The US Constitution (see appendix to textbook)
5. The Articles of Confederation and the Constitution

DAY TWO

1-16

DAY THREE

16-34

NOTE:

Please see the email from Marilyn Henderson with the attachments necessary for the above assignment. If you didn't recieve an email, email Marilyn @ hendersonmb@law.ufl.edu


Professor: Jackson
Course Fall 2014 Law of Sex and Sexual Orientation
Law 6936 Section 1D25
Course Materials: Rubenstein, et al., Cases and Materials on Sexual Orientation and the Law, 5th ed. 2014

Assignments: First Day Assignment:

The syllabus and certain readings are posted on Sakai, the course’s E-Learning website, under “Resources.” For our first class on Aug. 21, please read pp. 1-6 and 741-761 in the Casebook, plus the additional readings posted on Sakai. If you run into problems accessing the site please email me at jjackson@law.ufl.edu


Professor: Jackson
Course Fall 2014 Legal Writing
Law 5792 Section 117C
Course Materials: ALWD Guide to Legal Citation (5th ed.) – required

Dworsky, The Little Book on Legal Writing (2d ed.) – recommended

Assignments: The tentative syllabus and other course materials are posted on Sakai, the course’s E-Learning website, under “Resources.” For our first class on Aug. 18, download and read Lucy v. Zehmer and be prepared to discuss the rules it establishes regarding contracts made while intoxicated or in jest. If you run into problems accessing the site or downloading Lucy v. Zehmer, please email me at jjackson@law.ufl.edu


Professor: Jacobs
Course Fall 2014 Criminal Law
Law 5100 Section 0023
Course Materials: Criminal Law Cases and Materials, 3rd edition, edited by Cynthia Lee and Angela Harris

Assignments: All students should have the textbook: Criminal Law Cases and Materials, 3rd edition, edited by Cynthia Lee and Angela Harris

For Tuesday, August 19th read pages 1- 6 (mid page) and pages 38 - 48 mid page. The information in these pages includes a basic understanding of the fundamentals of legal standards that apply in criminal law. I will expect everyone to know the material.

The use of laptops and other electronic devices are prohibited in my first year classes, HOWEVER, everyone should bring a laptop or other device that can access the internet on Tuesday. After Tuesday, students must be able to take notes without the aid of electronic devices. Prepare yourselves accordingly.

Professor Jacobs


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 Sentencing Law
Law 6936 Section 09G6
Course Materials: Demleitner et al., Sentencing Law and Policy: Cases, Statutes, and Guidelines (3d. ed. 2013)

Assignments: In the case book—Demleitner et al., Sentencing Law and Policy: Cases, Statutes, and Guidelines (3d. ed. 2013)—please read pages 1-17, 26-29, 34, and 36-47. Then please print and fill in the questionnaire posted on our TWEN site (under “course materials”), which includes questions about the reading. Also please watch the sentencing hearing for Shelia Eddy, available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRXrT4meavk (20 min).


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: King
Course Fall 2014 Professional Responsibility
Law 6750 Section 03HG
Course Materials:
Assignments: Class # and Date
First Class

Topics (including topics covered in the reading but not discussed in class)
Introduction to the course
Institutions that regulate lawyers
State ethics codes

Problems and other material to be discussed in class
1-1 The New Country

Pages assigned,[1] and relevant rules (MR)[2]
Syllabus and Overview of the course.
Text: pp. xxxiii –xxxvii and 1-56
MR: Preamble and Scope Note


Also, by our first class, I will have set up a TWEN site for this course. I will post a course description and will post other documents relating to the course. You should register on the TWEN site as soon as possible to ensure that you receive all announcements and assignments. I use the TWEN email system to communicate about schedule, assignment, and other issues. To sign on, go to the law school page of Westlaw and click on the TWEN icon. Register as a participant in the “Professional Responsibility (Prof. King)” course.



Professor: King
Course Fall 2014 Child, Parent & State
Law 6714 Section 104H
Course Materials: Children & the Law: Doctrine, Policy and Practice (5th ed. 2014) by Douglas E. Abrams; Sarah H. Ramsey; Susan V. Mangold

Assignments: In the required text, please read the Preface, the Table of Contents and pages 1-17 for the first class.

Also, by our first class, I will have set up a TWEN site for this course. I will post a course description and will post other documents relating to the course. You should register on the TWEN site as soon as possible to ensure that you receive all announcements and assignments. I use the TWEN email system to communicate about schedule, assignment, and other issues. To sign on, go to the law school page of Westlaw and click on the TWEN icon. Register as a participant in the “Child, Parent & State (Prof. King)” course.


Professor: Klein
Course Fall 2014 Natural Resources
Law 6472 Section 02D9
Course Materials: Klein, Cheever & Birdsong, Natural Resources Law (Aspen, 3d edition, 2013)

Assignments: Assignment for the week of August 19 and 20 (Tuesday and Wednesday): Please read casebook pages 1-31. In addition, please sign up on the class TWEN site. For additional assignments, see the course syllabus posted on TWEN.


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.

Syllabus: http://www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/student-affairs/syllabus/14-fall/LegalDraftingSyllabusFall2014.pdf


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.

Syllabus: http://www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/student-affairs/syllabus/14-fall/LegalDraftingSyllabusFall2014.pdf


Professor: Lidsky
Course Fall 2014 Torts
Law 5700 Section 01FB
Course Materials:
Assignments: Please read “The Dark Power of Fraternities,” by Caitlin Flanagan: http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/02/the-dark-power-of-fraternities/357580/ We will discuss the various Torts issues on the first day of class.


Professor: Luke
Course Fall 2014 Corporate Taxation
Law 6610 Section 5261
Course Materials: Methodology & Course Materials:

The course will be taught primarily through problem-solving and lecture. Students are expected to participate in class (see “Evaluation & Requirements” below). A slideshow review of the key concepts discussed during class will be made available through TWEN at the end of each course segment; in general, class time will not be used to review the slides. You are required to register for this class on TWEN; please let me know if you have any difficulty in doing so.

The primary books for this class are McDaniel, McMahon & Simmons, Federal Income Taxation of Corporations (4th ed.) and the related problem book. I may distribute additional reading and handouts through TWEN. You are also required to study various provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and Treasury regulations. While these statutes and regulations are available online, I recommend bringing a hard copy of the statutes and related regulations to class: Bank and Stark's Selected Sections: Corporate and Partnership Income Tax Code and Regulations.

If you wish to consult a supplementary book on corporate tax, I recommend Understanding Corporate Taxation (2d ed.) by Leandra Lederman.


Assignments: Class Assignments:

Reading and problem assignments are provided at the end of this syllabus. The schedule may be revised to reflect the pace of class discussion and/or any new legal developments. Two to three weeks will be spent discussing rules particular to S corporations; this may necessitate omitting some topics and/or problems (“Partial Liquidations” (in Part VI) and Stock Dividends (Part VII) would be the first to be omitted). If the syllabus is completed with time remaining in the semester, a section introducing more complex corporate structures will be added.
Unless otherwise advised, you should assume that four problems will be covered per class session, and you should prepare accordingly.

Syllabus: http://www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/student-affairs/syllabus/14-fall/Syllabus_JDcorporate_fall2014.pdf





Professor: Makar
Course Fall 2014 Appellate Law and Policy
Law 6936 Section 14H2
Course Materials: Appellate Courts

Assignments: The first class assignment for this seminar is to review the first chapter in the Appellate Courts text.


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: Mashburn/Franklin
Course Fall 2014 Introduction to Lawyering
Law 5755 Section 005D
Course Materials:
Assignments: Please go to the UF Law School TWEN site (link available on the law.ufl.edu homepage), and sign-in for your section of Introduction To Lawyering (ITL). You may do this on or after August 5th, but not before.

After you access the site for your section (identified by your section # and teachers’ names), there is a link on the left-hand side of the page for the “Syllabus.” Read the Syllabus carefully before the first day of class. If you click on the link for “Assignments” you will see the classes numbered and may check out the assignments for subsequent classes.

If you have not already read Susskind’s Tomorrow’s Lawyers, (one of the assigned text for the class), you should do so now.



Professor: McCouch
Course Fall 2014 Advanced in Estates and Trusts
Law 6936 Section 06CH
Course Materials:
Assignments: For the first class (Mon., Aug. 18), please read the handout (posted on the TWEN page), review the questions for class discussion, and read at least one of the articles cited as background reading. Those articles are available electronically on Westlaw and Lexis; links should also be posted on Ares.



Professor: McCouch
Course Fall 2014 Taxation of Gratuitous Transfers
Law 6620 Section 03C1
Course Materials: Bittker, Clark & McCouch, Federal Estate and Gift Taxation (West, 10th ed. 2011). Students should also have a current edition of the relevant
provisions of the Code and Regulations. Optional supplementary reading is McNulty & McCouch, Federal Estate and Gift Taxation (West, 7th ed. 2011).

Assignments: The assigned reading for the first week of class is Chapter 1 of the casebook, especially pages 16-26.


Professor: McLendon
Course Fall 2014 Historic Preservation
Law 6936 Section 5318
Course Materials:
Assignments: • Print-out bound course-materials can be purchased at www.bookit.com.bz under the "Law School" tab or by calling Book iT! at 352-371-9588.

• Sign up on TWEN for the course website.

• Read the following from the course materials:

1. Findings of the National Committee on Historic Preservation, from With Heritage So Rich (Nat’l Trust, 1966, rep. 1983).

2. United States v. Diaz, 499 F.2d 113 (9th Cir. 1974).

3. United States v. Smyer, 596 F.2d 939 (10th Cir. 1979).

• Also, review the following 2 background articles:

a. W. Brown Morton III, What Do We Preserve and Why?, in The American Mosaic: Preserving a Nation’s Heritage (Robert E. Stipe & Antoinette J. Lee, eds., US/ICOMOS, 1987).\

b. Robert E. Stipe, Historic Preservation: The Process and the Actors, in The American Mosaic: Preserving a Nation’s Heritage (Robert E. Stipe & Antoinette J. Lee, eds., US/ICOMOS, 1987).



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.

Syllabus: http://www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/student-affairs/syllabus/14-fall/LegalDraftingSyllabusFall2014.pdf


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.

Syllabus: http://www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/student-affairs/syllabus/14-fall/LegalDraftingSyllabusFall2014.pdf


Professor: Miller
Course Fall 2014 Elder Law
Law 6930 Section 09GE
Course Materials: Elder Law: Cases, Readings and Materials, Dayton Wood (4th ed. 2013)(Carolina Academic Press)(Kindle edition)("e-book")

Assignments: COURSE NAME: Elder Law (LAW 6930)

PROFESSOR: C. Douglas Miller, U.F. Professor of Law Emeritus

OFFICE: 328 Holland Hall

PHONE: 352-328-8474 (do try to contract me at the office number)

EMAIL: cdouglasmiller@yahoo.com

OFFICE HOURS: W 3-3:50 (and by appointment T, W, TH)

REQUIRED TEXT: Elder Law: Cases, Readings and Materials, Dayton Wood (4th ed. 2013)(Carolina Academic Press)(Kindle edition)("e-book")

COURSE OBJECTIVE: Prepare the law student to represent the elder client in an "elder law" engagement (i.e., this is a "transactional" course).

WEEKLY CLASS SCHEDULE: Dictated by the class (i.e., some material engages and energizes the students more than other material -- in other words, there are no arbitrary timelines to limit class discussion).

ATTENDANCE POLICY: More than three (3) absences will be considered excessive.

ASSIGNMENT FOR FIRST CLASS: Lightly read (skim) Chapter 1.


Professor: Mills
Course Fall 2014 Privacy Seminar
Law 6936 Section 01F1
Course Materials:
Assignments: First Day of Class on August 21, 2014

Week #1 – History and Perspective:
Read page 1 – 27 of the textbook “Privacy: The Lost Right” by Jon Mills


“The Right to Privacy” — Warren and Brandeis (1890 Harvard Law Review), available at http://www-swiss.ai.mit.edu/6805/articles/privacy/Privacy_brand_warr2.html

Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1965)

Please note that syllabus will be posted on TWEN site. E-mail Lenny at lkennedy@law.ufl.edu or any questions.

Professor: Mills
Course Fall 2014 Florida Constitutional Law
Law 6503 Section 4999
Course Materials:
Assignments: First Day of Class on August 18, 2014

FIRST DAY READING ASSIGNMENT

PART I: Introduction, pages 1 – 24; & Article I, I-1 – 22

Please note that syllabus, TOC and some course materials will be posted on TWEN site. E-mail Lenny at lkennedy@law.ufl.edu or any questions.


Professor: Nagan
Course Fall 2014 Selected Issues in Human RIghts Law & Practice
Law 6936 Section 11AD
Course Materials: The casebook, written by your professor, Winston Nagan, is posted on TWEN. Please join this class on the TWEN site for access.

Assignments: Syllabus: http://www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/student-affairs/syllabus/14-fall/SyllabusHumanRightsSeminarFall2014.pdf




Professor: Nagan
Course Fall 2014 International Law
Law 6260 Section 09GD
Course Materials: Casebook:
International Law in Contemporary Perspective, written by Reisman, Arsanjani, Weissner & Westerman (2004)

Additional reading materials are posted on TWEN. Please join this class on the TWEN site for access.

Assignments: Syllabus: http://www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/student-affairs/syllabus/14-fall/SyllabusInternationalLawFall2014.pdf




Professor: Nance
Course Fall 2014 Torts
Law 5700 Section 3106
Course Materials: GOLDBERG, SEBOK & ZIPURSKY, TORT LAW: RESPONSIBILITIES AND REDRESS, 3d ed. (Aspen, 2012)

Assignments: For the first day of class, please be prepared to discuss pp. 3–15 & pp. 21–31 in the casebook. In addition, please sign up for the class TWEN site, where you will find the syllabus posted. Although we will not discuss this material in class, you should also read pp. 16–21 & pp. 31–41 for a general overview of tort law and to understand how tort law contrasts with other areas of the law.


Professor: Noah
Course Fall 2014 Torts
Law 5700 Section 4598
Course Materials: Franklin et al., Tort Law and Alternatives (Foundation Press 9th ed. 2011)

Assignments: Assignments [after you receive Westlaw registration info., you should access the syllabus for this course on our TWEN site]:

• Aug. 18 (Mon.): pp.1-29 (you can just skim pp.9-18) • Aug. 20 (Wed.): pp.30-49, Supp. p.1 [posted w/ syllabus] • Aug. 22 (Fri.): pp.49-68


Professor: Outler
Course Fall 2014 Legal Research § D
Course Materials: Mark K. Osbeck, Impeccable Research: A Concise Guide to Mastering Legal Research Skills (2010)
Course website on e-Learning, found at https://lss.at.ufl.edu/

Assignments: • Read the syllabus (available on course website)
• Read pp. v-4 in OSBECK, IMPECCABLE RESEARCH
• Read Mary Whisner, How Do You Know When Research Is Good?, 98 LAW LIBR. J. 721 (2006) (available on course website in Learning Module Week 1)


Professor: Pflaum
Course Fall 2014 Legal Writing
Law 5792 Section 117D
Course Materials: •Rambo and Pflaum, Legal Writing by Design (2d ed) (Design)*

The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed.) (The Bluebook) *

•Cupples and Temple-Smith, Grammar, Punctuation & Style (2013) (Cupples)

*You will also use these texts in Appellate Advocacy during the Spring 2015 term.

• TWEN (Westlaw) Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy course (2014-2015) (Pflaum)

• Establish a ufl.edu email account
• Sign up for TWEN access (through Westlaw) to Professor Pflaum’s Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy course (2014-2015) TWEN site before the first day of class by using your ufl.edu mail address only -- the law school email system filters out AOL and other email accounts. No password required.


Assignments: Reading

All reading assignments are in the Design text unless otherwise noted – omit chapter exercises unless specifically assigned.

WEEK 1

Class 1 (Mon.)
Introduction to Logic, Legal Writing & Thinking Like a Lawyer



Read:
Introduction and Chapter 1.
TWEN:
• Course materials:

• Quick Calendar; Syllabus; Course policies – (read and sign acknowledgment and address form and turn in class 3).

Assign: Chapter 1 Exercises for in-class discussion – designing and personalizing rules.


Professor: Powell
Course Fall 2014 International Trade and the Environment
Law 6298 Section 0246
Course Materials: Students should purchase Wold, Gaines, & Block, TRADE AND THE ENVIRONMENT: LAW AND POLICY (2d ed. Carolina Press 2011), ISBN 978-1-59460-816-2. See the Syllabus regarding Documents Supplements

Assignments: Register as a participant on the TWEN course web site. The course is listed under my name and the password is . If you are a law student and do not have a Westlaw password or if you experience problems with your Westlaw account, please contact your Westlaw class representative. If you are not a law student and do not have a Westlaw password, please ask my secretary, Barbara Sieger, to obtain one for you--Sieger@law.ufl.edu or 273-0838.

Please bring a copy of the Syllabus to class. Copies are on the course web site and hard copies are available on the student handout table in CGR (230 Bruton-Geer), which is where my office is located.

Please see the Syllabus for the August 21 reading assignments.



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: Ray
Course Fall 2014 Legal Writing
Law 5792 Section 117B
Course Materials: Legal Writing by Design, Pflaum & Rambo, 2d Edition

The Bluebook - A Uniform System of Citation, 19th Edition

Assignments: Read the syllabus, class calendar, and Pflaum & Rambo chapters 1 & §§ 2.1-2.7.

The course syllabus will be available on Canvas (e-Learning), as we will not be using TWEN or Sakai. I will send you an email with a link to the course website in the coming days. I look forward to meeting you.



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: Reid/Zedalis
Course Fall 2014 Introduction to Lawyering
Law 5755 Section 11AG
Course Materials:
Assignments: Please go to the UF Law School TWEN site (link available on the law.ufl.edu homepage), and sign-in for your section of Introduction To Lawyering (ITL). You may do this on or after August 5th, but not before.

After you access the site for your section (identified by your section # and teachers’ names), there is a link on the left-hand side of the page for the “Syllabus.” Read the Syllabus carefully before the first day of class. If you click on the link for “Assignments” you will see the classes numbered and may check out the assignments for subsequent classes.

If you have not already read Susskind’s Tomorrow’s Lawyers, (one of the assigned text for the class), you should do so now.



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: Rowe
Course Fall 2014 Patent Law
Law 6573 Section 0203
Course Materials: The required text for this course is Merges and Duffy, Patent Law and Policy: Cases and Materials, 6th Edition (2013). All students are required to register on the course TWEN® site. The syllabus is available on TWEN.

Assignments: Please read pages 13-26 for the first day of class. You should also download and review the course syllabus.


Professor: Rowe
Course Fall 2014 Trademark Law
Law 6576 Section 104G
Course Materials: The required text for this course is Dinwoodie and Janis, Trademarks and Unfair Competition 4th Edition (2014). You must register on the course TWEN® page and can access the syllabus on that site.

Assignments: Please read pp. 18-23; 39-41 for the first day of class. You should also download and review the course syllabus.


Professor: Ruff
Course Fall 2014 Legal Writing
Law 5792 Section 117E
Course Materials: Rambo & Pflaum, Legal Writing by Design: A Guide to Great Briefs and Memos (2d, ed., Carolina Academic Press 2013, 2d ed.) (Design).

The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (Columbia Law Review Assn. et al. eds., 19th ed.) (Bluebook).

Course Packet for my section available for purchase at the law school bookstore during the week before fall classes begin.

Course Supplemental Materials posted on the course website at TWEN (TWEN). I’ll send you an email message with instructions for accessing the course website. For the Course Syllabus, go to the Calendar on TWEN and click on View List of Events.


Assignments: Assignment for First Class, Monday, August 18

READ:
• Design: Sections 5.1—5.4 of Chapter 5.

• Course Packet: “Introduction to Legal Writing & Course Policies” under tab by this name; Dual U.S. Court System and Controlling vs. Persuasive Authority documents under “Class Discussion Materials” tab; Legal memoranda examples at the “Example Memoranda” tab (skim).

STUDY:
(1) Maps showing geographic jurisdiction of (a) Florida District Courts of Appeal, (b) Florida Circuit Courts, and (c) U.S. District Courts of Florida. To access these maps go to the following Florida Bar web page: http://www.floridabar.org/DIVCOM/PI/DirEntries.nsf/WSubHeadings?OpenView.
Scroll down to the “Courts” section and click on “Maps.” Print the three maps under the “Maps” link.

(2) Map showing the geographic jurisdiction of the U.S. Courts of Appeals and U.S. District Courts. To access this map go to www.uscourts.gov/uscourts/images/CircuitMap.pdf then click on the printer icon in the lower right corner.

HAND IN:
(1) Completed Student Information Sheet/Acknowledgment of Course Policies form at the end of Introduction to Legal Writing & Course Policies and (2) your résumé.



Professor: Rush
Course Fall 2014 Constitutional Law
Law 5501 Section 005G
Course Materials: The text is Erwin Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law (4th ed), published by Aspen Press. The latest supplement is not yet available. When the publisher sends it to me, I’ll let you know whether we will need it.

Assignments: For our first class on Monday, August 18, please read Marbury v. Madison, pp. 1-9 in the text. For Tuesday, please read Nixon, pp. 327-333 and for Wednesday, please read Heller, pp. 11-34.

The syllabus and a copy of the last exam will be available on TWEN as soon as I know about the supplement.

I’m looking forward to an exciting semester with you.

Syllabus: http://www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/student-affairs/syllabus/14-fall/conlawsylsp14.pdf


Professor: Sellers
Course Fall 2014 Florida Administrative Law
Law 6521 Section 0210
Course Materials: Course Materials -- Your course materials consist of a spiral-bound volume titled Florida Administrative Procedure Act and Uniform Rules of Procedure, which is available from the College of Law bookstore, as well as cases and other materials that will be posted on our course websites, and assigned on a weekly basis.

I have created a set of powerpoint slides that I use weekly to guide our discussion of the specific course topic we are discussing. These slides can comprise your notes for the course. I will post them each week in advance of our class so you have time to download them for use in class.


Assignments: Welcome to Florida Administrative Law, LAW 6521.

About the Course -- This course is about Florida state executive branch agencies, executive branch governmental power, and the requirements applicable to the exercise of executive branch agency power over persons regulated by the executive branch – essentially, everyone.

The course aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the Florida Administrative Procedure Act and its role in creating and determining the substantive and procedural legal rights of persons regulated by executive branch agencies in Florida. The course will examine the respective roles of Florida executive branch agencies, the Florida Legislature, and the courts in establishing and enforcing statutory due process and procedures regarding agency action and agency authority (or lack thereof) for that action.

I teach the course from a practical, how-to perspective. We will spend substantial time discussing administrative practice, as well as the substantive law, and I will provide many real-life examples and course materials to show you how to practice Florida administrative law, as well as understanding the key substantive aspects of Florida administrative law.

This course is significantly different from —and, frankly, much more useful than— the federal administrative law course. So, even if you have taken that course, this particular course will be very useful to you if you plan to practice law in Florida.

TWEN Site for Course -- Our course TWEN site will be the primary means by which I will communicate with you outside of class. The class assignments, course-related announcements, assigned cases, and any supplemental or additional course materials will be posted on TWEN. I will alert you by email when I have posted these things.

I will post all of our assigned cases on our course's TWEN site, and on the Lexis Blackboard I have set up. I have set up the Lexis Blackboard specifically to enable you to print the cases, if you wish to do so. However, the TWEN site comprises our main website, and this is where everything will be posted.

Therefore, please go to the TWEN site for this course as soon as possible and add your email address to the course roll email list. Also, please regularly check the TWEN Board for class materials, assigned cases, supplemental course materials, and course-related announcements.

The 2014 Syllabus is posted under the Syllabus Link on our TWEN site. Please take a look at it; I will briefly cover some of the key points with you in our first class.

Class Assignment for August 22, 2014

For the first part of our first day, I will give you a broad overview of Administrative Law in general, the topics we will cover regarding Florida's Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 120, Florida Statutes), and their significance in determining rights of persons regulated by Florida's executive branch of state government – essentially, everyone.
For the second part of the class, we will look at the Florida Legislature's role in establishing the state's fundamental policy and how courts determine whether the Legislature has usurped that role by passing on that responsibility to executive branch agencies.

Please read the following, which is posted on TWEN (and also posted in Lexis):

1. Constitution of the State of Florida, Article II, Section 3.

2. Bush v. Schiavo.

3. House Bill 35E (2003).

I always encourage discussion in class, and value your participation. So, after completing the reading, please be thinking about nondelegation, how (and whether) you know it when you see it, why it's a concern (at least for Florida courts), how Florida's nondelegation doctrine differs from the federal nondelegation doctrine, and whether you think that's a good (or bad) thing from a public policy perspective.

I am looking forward to meeting you and looking forward to a great semester of Florida Administrative Law.






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.

Syllabus: http://www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/student-affairs/syllabus/14-fall/LegalDraftingSyllabusFall2014.pdf


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.

Syllabus: http://www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/student-affairs/syllabus/14-fall/LegalDraftingSyllabusFall2014.pdf


Professor: Stein
Course Fall 2014 Climate Change
Law 6936 Section 17H5
Course Materials: • No textbook. The readings will be available electronically on Westlaw, LEXIS, the Internet, or TWEN.

Assignments: • Register for TWEN and review syllabus
• First assignments and links are listed on the TWEN syllabus


Professor: Stein
Course Fall 2014 Energy Law and Policy
Law 6930 Section 17H3
Course Materials: • Casebook: Fred Bosselman et al., Energy, Economics and the Environment: Cases and Materials. Third Edition (Foundation Press: 2010)

• Supplementary Materials posted on TWEN

Assignments: Room AC 210, Monday/Tuesday, 1:00-2:20

Register for TWEN and review syllabus

#1: 8/18

INTRODUCTION & COURSE OVERVIEW: FRAMING THE ENERGY PROBLEM
• CASEBOOK, CHAPTER 1, PP. 1-25, 31-40
• What Energy and Environmental Issues to Watch in 2014, http://www.nationaljournal.com/energy/what-energy-environment-issues-to-watch-in-2014-20131227

#2 8/19

PUBLIC INTEREST, COMMON LAW, PUBLIC UTILITIES, AND NATURAL MONOPOLY
• CASEBOOK, PP. 40-54, 58-59


Professor: Steinberg
Course Fall 2014 Legal Writing
Law 5792 Section 117F
Course Materials:
Assignments: Prior to our first class, please:
1. Register for our TWEN course.
2. Download and review the syllabus (available on the TWEN site).
3. Purchase all required textbooks (as listed in the syllabus).
4. Complete the assigned reading (as listed in the syllabus).

Student should contact Professor Steinberg at Steinberg@law.ufl.edu if they have any trouble registering for our course or need assistance completing the above referenced tasks.


Professor: Steinberg/Womble
Course Fall 2014 Introduction to Lawyering
Law 5755 Section(s) 114H/17GE
Course Materials:
Assignments: Please go to the UF Law School TWEN site (link available on the law.ufl.edu homepage), and sign-in for your section of Introduction To Lawyering (ITL). You may do this on or after August 5th, but not before.

After you access the site for your section (identified by your section # and teachers’ names), there is a link on the left-hand side of the page for the “Syllabus.” Read the Syllabus carefully before the first day of class. If you click on the link for “Assignments” you will see the classes numbered and may check out the assignments for subsequent classes.

If you have not already read Susskind’s Tomorrow’s Lawyers, (one of the assigned text for the class), you should do so now.



Professor: Stinneford
Course Fall 2014 Criminal Procedure-Police & Police Practices
Law 6111 Section 5001
Course Materials: The required text for this course is Dressler & Thomas, Criminal Procedure: Principles, Policies and Perspectives (5th edition 2013) and the 2014 Supplement thereto. Other handouts or materials may be assigned during the semester. You may access supplemental materials and view other course related information on the course TWEN® page. You are required to register on TWEN® by the end of the drop/add period for the semester.

Assignments: First Week's Assignments

"NOTE: ASSIGNMENTS 2 AND 3 HAVE CHANGED"

1. casebook pp. 64-67; 86-94

2. casebook pp. 95-121, supp. 1

3. casebook pp. 121-133



Professor: Stinneford
Course Fall 2014 Criminal Law Section 2
Law 5100 Section 4590
Course Materials: The required text for this course is Dressler & Garvey, Cases and Materials on Criminal Law (6th edition 2013). Other handouts or materials may be assigned during the semester. You may access supplemental materials and view other course related information on the course TWEN® page. You are required to register on TWEN® by the end of the drop/add period for the semester.

Assignments: First Week's Assingments

1. casebook pp. 29-51
2. casebook pp. 51-69
3. casebook pp. 92-105



Professor: Stinneford
Course Fall 2014 Criminal Law Section 1-B
Law 5100 Section 4585
Course Materials: The required text for this course is Dressler & Garvey, Cases and Materials on Criminal Law (6th edition 2013). Other handouts or materials may be assigned during the semester. You may access supplemental materials and view other course related information on the course TWEN® page. You are required to register on TWEN® by the end of the drop/add period for the semester.

Assignments: First Week's Assingments

1. casebook pp. 29-51
2. casebook pp. 51-69
3. casebook pp. 92-105



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.

Syllabus: http://www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/student-affairs/syllabus/14-fall/LegalDraftingSyllabusFall2014.pdf


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.

Syllabus: http://www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/student-affairs/syllabus/14-fall/LegalDraftingSyllabusFall2014.pdf


Professor: Tomlinson
Course Fall 2014 Legal Writing
Law 5792 Section 1164
Course Materials: Legal Writing by Design, Rambo & Pflaum, 2d Edition (Referred to hereafter as Design)

The Bluebook - A Uniform System of Citation, 19th Edition

Grammar, Punctuation & Style, Cupples & Temple-Smith

Course Materials, Legal Writing, Professor Tomlinson (available for purchase at Law School Book Store)

Assignments: CLASS 1: Monday, 8/18, Room 360, at Noon

Introduction: Professionalism and Legal Reasoning
READ: Chapters 27, 1, and 2. Design

PERUSE: All required Texts and Materials for an overview of contents. Pay particular attention to Tables Of Content and course policies.

TO DO: Write your name in all of your books!

I Look Forward to Meeting You!!


Professor: Tritt
Course Fall 2014 Estates and Trusts
Law 6930 Section 1C58
Course Materials: Purchase the required texts: (i) Dukeminier, Lindgren & Sitkoff, WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES (9th ed. 2013); and (ii) Thomas P. Gallanis, UNIFORM TRUST AND ESTATE STATUTES (2012-2013 ed)(or print off-line these uniform code statutes as assigned).

Assignments: Register on TWEN (lawschool.westlaw.com) for this course and provide a University of Florida email address. Specific assignments will be posted weekly on TWEN.

Download and read course Syllabus from TWEN.

Be prepared to discuss the following:

Terms.
1. Testamentary Transfers- pertaining to a Will or Testament. Will is used largely for Testament, but adjective “testamentary” is still used, for example a trust created under a Will is a testamentary trust. A Testamentary transfer is one by Will, as opposed to . . .
2. Inter Vivos Transfers – “between the living” (i.e., inter vivos trusts, or living trusts)
3. Succession
4. Testamentary Freedom or Freedom of Disposition
5. Intestacy/Intestate – without a Will
6. Testate/Will
7. Trust
8. Bequeath, bequest (legatees) – a gift of personal property in a Will
9. Devise (devisees) – a gift of land.
10. Residuary Estate
11. Gift
12. Decedent
13. Testator/Testatrix
14. Personal Representative (Executor/Executrix; Administrator/Administratix)
15. Trustee
16. Probate Property
17. Non-Probate Property
18. “Going through Probate”
19. “Proving a Will”
20. Joint Tenancy
21. Life Insurance
22. Payable on Death (P.O.D.) Contracts


INTRODUCTION TO DONATIVE FREEDOM.

Casebook: Pages 1-41

In addition, please also read Shriners Hospitals v. Zrillic, 563 So.2d 64 (Fla. 1990)

Skim Restatement 3d Property (Wills and Other Donative Transfers) § 10.1 (Chapter 10, Section 1 and corresponding Comment).


Professor: Untiedt
Course Fall 2014 Juvenile Justice Law
Law 6930 Section 109F
Course Materials:
Assignments: Syllabus: http://www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/student-affairs/syllabus/14-fall/LAW6930_Fall2014Syllabus.pdf


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.


Professor: Wolf
Course Fall 2014 Land Use Law
Law 6460 Section 0220
Course Materials: The assigned text for this course is Charles M. Haar & Michael Allan Wolf, Land Use Planning and the Environment: A Casebook (Environmental Law Institute, 2010/available from West Academic: http://store.westacademic.com/s.nl/it.A/id.2142/.f (soft cover) or http://store.westacademic.com/s.nl/it.A/id.6019/.f (online)).

Assignments: Our first class will meet on Monday, August 18, from 3-3:50 pm in Room 345. For our first class, please read and be prepared to discuss Rodehorst Bros. v. City of Norfolk Bd. of Adjustment, 844 N.W.2d 755 (Neb. 2014). For our second and third classes on Tuesday and Wednesday, please read and be prepared to discuss pages 1-44 (Chapter One) of the assigned casebook. Students are required to enrol in the LexisNexis Web Course for the class, through which I will be distributing discussion questions and other materials throughout the semester.


Professor: Wright
Course Fall 2014 Trusts and Estates
Law 6930 Section 1C59
Course Materials: Wright, Danaya, The Law of Succession: Wills, Trusts, and Estates (Foundation, 2013).

Assignments: For Monday, August 18th, please read the Introduction, pp. v-xvii and pp. 3-11.

Also, please sign up on TWEN to access the syllabus and, on Monday or Tuesday, the statute packet and other materials.


Professor: Zheng
Course Fall 2014 International Trade Law
Law 6262 Section 028G
Course Materials:
Assignments: Please visit course website on TWEN and download course syllabus where you can find information on reading assignments.


Professor: Zheng
Course Fall 2014 Secured Transactions
Law 6051 Section 4515
Course Materials:
Assignments: Please visit course website on TWEN and download course syllabus where you can find information on reading assignments.



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