Some of this week will be devoted to the basic economics of antitrust. In the book there is a more thorough treatment than I require and you are welcome to read it (pp. 37-53). After we finish this, there are some procedural matters to address. Please read 88-96, 97-101 (numbers 6 and 7), 108-118, 125-133.
See “Course Policies; Syllabus” document page on Prof. Ruff’s Appellate Advocacy TWEN website or see Prof. Ruff’s Course Policies and Syllabus on the law school website (from the Welcome to UF LAW drop down menu, select Current Students; on the Current Students page, select Syllabi).
See Calendar posted on TWEN website (click on “View as List”) or see Prof. Ruff’s Course Policies and Syllabus on the law school website (from the Welcome to UF LAW drop down menu, select Current Students; on the Current Students page, select Syllabi).
•Text – Legal Writing by Design (2d edition) by Rambo and Pflaum
•The Bluebook (20th Ed.)
•Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy – Pflaum TWEN course (Westlaw)*
* Sign up for TWEN access (through Westlaw) to Professor Pflaum’s Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy course (2016-2017) 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.
Monday 1/9 Class 1
Introduction to Appellate Advocacy
READ: Text – Chapters 13 and 14.
Course Materials: Calendar; Syllabus; Course Policies and Requirements
Record on Appeal – read and decide whether to represent Defendant or the United States.
Katz case – (under TWEN link “List of Authorities” – should link to Westlaw and bring up the case)
Case – Find and Read United Rentals, Inc v. Ram Holdings, Inc, 937 A.2d 810 (Del. Ch. 2007)
Documents & Forms Supplement (Navigation link on Course TWEN site) – Selected Consumer Contracts folder (Skim all six contracts)
Additional Course Materials (Navigation link on Course TWEN site) – Read (posted articles) Wordsmithing – Why contract language shouldn’t be an afterthought (K. Adams); and What They Don’t Teach Law Students: Lawyering (D. Segal)
Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure and Rules of Judicial Administration, 2016 edition (required) and Florida Juvenile Law and Practice 14th Edition (recommended).
Add the Juvenile Law Clinic – Spring 2017 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 Heather Flynn for the password or email Professor Rawls at firstname.lastname@example.org and cc: Heather Flynn at email@example.com.
Yeazell & Schwartz, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (2016) [Rules & Statutes Supplement]
*Note: You do not need to purchase the Casebook with online access, as we do not use Casebook Connect in class.
The assignments for the first week of class are listed below. Please read and be prepared to discuss all of the reading as listed.
Please also register on the class TWEN site. To ensure that you have access to the reading for the first week of class, I have posted a PDF of the first chapter of the Casebook (pp. 1-68) there. I will also post a course Syllabus there by 1/5/17.
For Tuesday 1/10/17
Casebook: pp. 1-13 (up to 3.)
Supplement: U.S. Constitution, Article III §§ 1-2; 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331, 1332(a)-(c); FRCP* 12(b)(1)
*Note: “FRCP” stands for “Federal Rule of Civil Procedure,” which you will find organized by number in your Rules & Statutes Supplement. When the Casebook cites “Rule x” or says “See Rule x,” it is telling you to refer to the Rule in your Supplement.
Class 1 (1/9/17) Chapter 1 (Omit Problem); Chevron U.S.A. Inc., 467 U.S. 837 (sec. II); (1984); Smiley, 517 U.S. 735 at 740-744 (1996); Auer, 519 U.S. at 452, 461-3 (1997); United States Dominium Industries, Inc., 522 U.S. 822, 838 (2001); Brand X, 545 U.S. 967, 980-3 (2005); Mayo, 562 U.S. 44, 131 S.Ct. 704, 713 (2011); Loving, 742 F.3d 1013 (D.C. Cir. 2014); King v. Burwell, 135 S. Ct. 2480, 2488-89, (2015) (reproduced in text at pages 41-42).
Class 2 (1/10/17) Chapter 2 (Problems 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13 and 14); (NOTE: The year in problem 14 should be 20×9, not 20×4). IRC §§7502(a), (b), (e)(2) and (f); IR 2002-135 (12/11/02); Treas. Regs. §301.7502-1(a)-(d) and (2); IRC §6061.
You should have received an email from either Professor Hutchinson or Sherrice Smith with attachments. If you didn’t email Sherrice at firstname.lastname@example.org
The first set of readings compares the Articles of Confederation with the Constitution. The second set of readings addresses the concept of judicial review and includes the famous case, Marbury v. Madison. We should reach Marbury on Wednesday and discuss pp. 16-34 on Friday.
For the first day, prepare to discuss the similarities and differences between the Constitution and the Articles of Confederation and the problems that led the nation to discard the Articles. Do one very specific thing: Closely compare the language in Article II of the Articles of Confederation with Amendment X of the Constitution.
For Wednesday and Thursday, outline and prepare to discuss Marbury and the readings regarding judicial review. You should come to class able to understand the facts of the case, the historical and precedential significance of the case, and the argument that Marshall makes to justify judicial review. Also, pay attention to the notes. We will discuss their content.
Michael Hunter Schwartz and Adrian J. Walters, CONTRACTS: A CONTEXT AND PRACTICE CASEBOOK (2d ed., Carolina Academic Press 2015), unless otherwise noted; James Byrne, CONTRACTS TEXTS: RESTATEMENT 2D CONTRACTS, UCC ARTICLE 2 AND CISG (5th ed., Institute of International Banking Law and Practice).
All assignments are in Michael Hunter Schwartz and Adrian J. Walters, CONTRACTS: A CONTEXT AND PRACTICE CASEBOOK (2d ed., Carolina Academic Press 2015), unless otherwise noted; James Byrne, CONTRACTS TEXTS: RESTATEMENT 2D CONTRACTS, UCC ARTICLE 2 AND CISG (5th ed., Institute of International Banking Law and Practice).
First class: Casebook, pp. xxix-xxxiii; 3-12
Second and third classes: Casebook, pp. 15-39; Supplement, Restatement§§ 17, 22, 24, 50, 59, 61, 33; UCC §§ 2-204(3), 2-305, 2-308 to 2-310
Course number: 6572 |
Section number: 2E33 |
Professor name: Harrison
Book: Alfred C. Yin & Joseph P. Lui, Copyright Law, 3rd edition.
Statutory Supplement (I have not assigned the “official supplement” but you need a copy of the 1976 Copyright Act. It is online and there should be many used copies available on Amazon.
Week 1 January 11.
The first day of this week I will make some introductory comments and I want to talk you the elements of a copyright case from beginning to end. A good case for this is Rogers .v Koons, 960 F.2d 301 (found in your casebook at 402). Please read it.
Textbook: Employee Benefits Law: Qualification and ERISA Requirements, Kennedy and Shultz (LexisNexis Graduate Tax Series)
Deferred Compensation Teaching Materials [“Materials] : Additional materials and problems will be available on the course web site on LEXIS. The web site for the course will be up January 5th through LEXIS’s Web Courses. Be sure you are registered with LEXIS, including giving them a valid e-mail address so that you can register for the web site and have access to course materials. If you have any difficulties either with getting to the web site, or downloading the materials, please e-mail me at email@example.com. You need to bring to every class the appropriate volumes of the Code and Regulations necessary for that day’s discussion.
Code and Regulations – Volumes Required for Graduate Tax Program (bound volumes please, not electronic form)
Please see the attachment below under course syllabus.
Our textbook is Mueller and Kirkpatrick, Evidence under the Rules: Text, Cases, and Problems, 8th ed., Aspen Pub., 2015.
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, 8th ed., Aspen Pub., 2015. The second day assignment is to read pp. 1-31 concerning the structure of trial and pp. 510-515 (Tanner v. United States and the following notes). You do not need to read problems 6-B, 6-C, and 6-D on p. 515.
The course syllabus is posted on TWEN. The password for the course is “gators”.
We will read a fair amount of Chiseche Mibenge’s Sex and International Tribunals, which I can provide in PDF but you might want to buy. We will read the introduction of Judith Butler’s Frames of War, which I will also provide in PDF. The remainder of the texts are journal articles or book excerpts accessible to students on the course website.
The casebook used in this course will be Freeland, Lathrope Lind & Stephens, Fundamentals of Federal Income Taxation (18th ed. 2016). You should also have a current copy of the Internal Revenue Code and Regulations (complete or selected versions). Recommended Reading: Chirelstein & Zelenak, Federal Income Taxation (13th ed. 2015); Kahn & Kahn, Federal Income Tax (7th ed. 2016).
The reading assignment for the first week of classes is Freeland, Lathrope Lind & Stephens, pp. 1-41. Additional reading assignments will be posted on the course website (TWEN).
Course materials for the first day will be available in the Office of Graduate Programs, room 320, on the 3rd floor of Holland Hall. Thereafter course material will be provided in class by the Professor.
Federal Internal Revenue Code Section & Regulations covering Sub Chapter J including related income tax provisions.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Problem #1 – Read Code, Regulations & Statutes listed under “Assignment.” Provide answers to problems.
Please look to the state law of the state in which you intend to practice and ascertain whether that state uses a version of the 1931, 1962, or 1997 Uniform Statute.
Course number: 6936 |
Section number: 1801 |
Professor name: King
Please see Syllabus on TWEN
Please see course syllabus below for my first day assignment for International Children’s Rights. I’ve included additional information about the course to help orient you. As you will see, the class for the first day (and for some subsequent classes), is divided into “Part A” and “Part B” in which we discuss related, but different topics. When the class is divided in this way, we will discuss the readings in Part A for the first half of the class, take a break, and then discuss the Part B readings for the second half of the class. You can find the readings, other than the reading in the required course text, on our TWEN homepage. For the international human rights documents, I have included links to help you access those readings. Please sign up for our course on TWEN. See you next week everyone.
Childhood, Adolescence, Youth and International Human Rights
Please familiarize yourself with the events taking place in Aleppo, Syria. What forces are at play against each other in that area. Based on your understanding of what has happened there, do you believe any criminal acts have occurred? If so, what might they be? Be prepared to remain for the entire class period.
The full syllabus, objectives and design, required texts, assignments, class schedule, etc., are posted on canvas. Assuming you are enrolled in the course, you should be able to log in to canvas at: https://ufl.instructure.com/. If you are unable to access this course, please wait a couple of hours; it might not have been released yet.
1st Class Assignments:
Please explore our canvas course (don’t neglect announcements) and do the assigned readings.
Course materials will be available for purchase at BookiT, 1250 W. University Ave. (N.W. 13th St. & University Ave.-in the Holiday Inn Building, right next to the Piesano’s), ph# 352-371-9588. Students are also free to download the materials themselves. Additional materials are available on TWEN and a few items may be placed on reserve in the Law Library.
Students should sign up on TWEN for the course website.
Read the following from the course materials: 2. Eduardo Silva, ‘Authoritarianism, Democracy and Development’, in Latin America Transformed (Robert N. Gwynne & Cristóbal Kay, eds., 2004). (Coursepack)4. Christopher Sabatini, Rethinking Latin America: Foreign Policy is more than Development, FOREIGN AFFAIRS, March/April 2012, at 8. (TWEN)
5. John Rapley, The New Middle Ages, FOREIGN AFFAIRS, May/June 2006, at 95. (Coursepack)
3. M.C. Mirow, The Code Napoleon: Buried but Ruling in Latin America, 33 Denv. J. Int’l L. & Pol’y 179 (2005) (TWEN)
1. Lars Schoultz, Beneath the United States: A History of U.S. Policy Toward Latin America xi-xvii (1998). (Coursepac
The first class meets on Jan. 11, 2017. See reading assignments below.
In this seminar, we will assume a balanced reciprocity between Law and Anthropology, wherein neither is independent of nor subordinate to the other. Some of the topics to be examined and discussed include: 1) the nature of law in societies characterized by differing levels of socio-political-economic complexity; 2) the impacts of Western influences on non-Western law; 3) legal pluralism/semi-autonomous socio-cultural-legal fields; 4) the proposition that a universal human nature influences legal developments (especially human rights law) cross-culturally.
Order of Readings/Discussions
Jan. 11 – “Concepts of Law; Approaches to Study of Law and Society” by PJ Magnarella
“Legal Anthropology: A Backward Glimpse,” by PJ Magnarella.
Course number: 6383 |
Section number: 0309 |
Professor name: Davis, R.
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 – 26; Chapter 44 Fl. Statutes
Register for class on TWEN and read Syllabus posted on TWEN.
Thursday January 12 First Day Class Meeting 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 – 26; Chapter 44 Fl. Statutes
Register for class on TWEN and read Syllabus posted on TWEN.
Course number: 6940 |
Section number: 2247 |
Professor name: Davis, R.
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.
Friday January 13 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.
The casebook (required) for this course is Yin & Burke, Partnership Taxation (3d ed. 2016). You should also have a current copy of the Internal Revenue Code and Regulations (complete or selected editions). Recommended reading: Burke, Federal Income Taxation of Partners and Partnerships (5th ed. 2016); Cunningham & Cunningham, The Logic of Subchapter K: A Conceptual Guide to the Taxation of Partnerships (5th ed. 2016); Wootton, Partnership Taxation (West 2016).
The reading assignment for the first week of classes is Yin & Burke, pp. 1-27.
Additional reading assignments will be posted on the course website (TWEN).
Required Texts. The following two books are required for the course and must be purchased: Lerman and Schrag, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law, (Third Edition, Wolters Kluwer, 2012) (hereafter “cb”); and Lerman, Schrag, and Gupta, Ethical Problem in the Practice of Law: Model Rules, State Variations and Practice Questions, (Wolters Kluwer, 2017-18 Edition) (hereafter “supp.”).
Week 1 Reading Assignments
-CB pp. xxxiii-xxxvii & 1-41
-Supp. pp. 4-8 (Model Rules: Preamble & Scope), p. 123 (Model Rule 8.1 and commentary). -CB pp. 42-63
-Supp. pp. 8-11 (Model Rule 1.0 and commentary); pp. 13-16 (Model Rule 1.2 and commentary); pp. 90-91 (Model Rule 4.1 and commentary).-CB pp. 65-79
Course number: 6750 |
Section number: 03C6 |
Professor name: King
Please see Syllabus on TWEN
By the first day of class, I will have set up a TWEN site for this course. I will post a syllabus and will post other documents relating to the course. You should register on the TWEN site prior to the first class if possible. I use the TWEN email system to communicate about schedule, assignment, and other issues. To sign on, go to www.lawschool.westlaw.com and click on the TWEN icon. Register as a participant in King’s Professional Responsibility course. If you need assistance with Westlaw, contact your designated student representative. If you have problems or questions about the TWEN materials, contact me. You are responsible for checking the TWEN site for this course on a regular basis.
Introduction and Chapter 1: Regulation of Lawyers
Introduction to the course
Institutions that regulate lawyers
State ethics codes
Admission to practice
The bar examination
1-1 The New Country
The character and fitness inquiry
Text: pp. xxxiii –xxxvii and
Model Rules (on-line): Preamble and note on Scope; Model Rule 8.1
Course number: 5400 |
Section number: 079H & 089F |
Professor name: Wolf
Powell on Real Property: Michael Allan Wolf Desk Edition (Matthew Bender/LexisNexis, 2009) (This book is available in the UF law bookstore at a reduced price, so there is no need to order the book from the publisher or another source and pay the retail price of over $200. You may also choose to use the LexisNexis version of this book, which is available as part of your law school package.)
Assignments, Discussion Questions, and Cases for Property (pdf available free on LexisNexis Web Course for both sections)
For our first class on Monday, January 9, please read, brief, and be prepared to discuss Hamm v. Hazelton, 787 S.E.2d 144 (Va. 2016). An unedited version of the case is also available here: http://www.courts.state.va.us/opinions/opnscvwp/1151158.pdf. As you read, please look up in a legal dictionary (you can use the dictionaries available for free on Lexis and Westlaw) all terms with which you are unfamiliar and be prepared to share those definitions in class. Please make sure that you enroll in the LexisNexis Web Course as soon as possible so that you can have access to Assignments, Discussion Questions, and Cases for Property and to other materials that I will be making available during the semester.
Dukeminier, Krier, Alexander & Schill’s Property (8th ed. 2014) published by Aspen Publishers.
There is a TWEN webpage for this course.
Assignment for Monday, Jan. 9
Be sure you have the casebook for the course [Dukeminier, Krier, Alexander & Schill’s Property (8th ed. 2014) published by Aspen Publishers]. There is a TWEN webpage for this course. Go to http://www.westlaw.com and click on TWEN. Then click on “Add a course” and find this course on the list. All students in the course are required to register on the website. I will email the class throughout the semester using the email list of students registered on the website
The syllabus and the first week’s assignment sheet are available on the TWEN site. Read the syllabus and come to class with any questions you have about its content. Also read pp. 1-17 (through note 6) in the casebook. Below are some questions to help guide your reading. You should not focus solely on answering these questions. You should read to understand the material thoroughly. These simply provide you some guidance on some questions we’re likely to spend time on in class, so that you can be particularly prepared to discuss them.
1. Be prepared to briefly describe the facts of Johnson v. M’Intosh. What is the plaintiff’s cause of action? On what do plaintiff and defendant base their claims?
2. What is the sequence of the plaintiff and defendant’s acquisition of an alleged interest in the land? Does the timing of the claims dictate the outcome?
3. In the first two paragraphs of the opinion, on page 4 of your book, the Court describes certain facts. Why don’t these resolve the issue in the case? What rights does the Court recognize in the Native Americans? Why? We’ll spend some time discussing the Court’s rationale, the various sources it cites, and why it considers these relevant.
4. What is the underlying principle on which US title to land is based? We’ll talk about whether the concepts the Court relies on are a good grounding for property rights.
5. What is the right of occupancy? What are native tribes in whom this right is recognized permitted to do? What rights accompany discovery? What can European claimants do that Native Americans can’t? On page 8, the Court introduces the term “absolute title”. How does the Court reconcile this with the concept of the Native American right of occupancy?
6. We’ll talk briefly about John Locke’s theory of property. Be prepared to summarize what you understand from the paragraph describing it. Think critically about the Lockean narrative. What values does it advance? What are its limitations?
For the first day of class, please be prepared to discuss pp. 3–18 & pp. 31–37 in the casebook. In addition, you may want to read pp. 19–31 & pp. 37–42 of the casebook for helpful background material. Finally, please register for this course on TWEN, where you will find the syllabus posted.
The required text for this course is Rowe and Sandeen, Cases and Materials on Trade Secret Law 2nd Edition (2016). All students are required to register on the course TWEN® site. The syllabus is available on TWEN.
Please read pages 1-15 for the first day of class. You should also download and review the course syllabus.