First Day Assignments

Spring 2018

Advanced Income Taxation of Estates & Trusts

Course number: 7931 | Section number: 15FD | Professor name: Calfee

Course materials:

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.

Assignments:

Wednesday 10, 2018              Problem #1 – Read Code, Regulations & Statutes listed under “Assignment”. Provide answers to problems.

Advanced Legal Research

Course number: 6798 | Section number: 05H0 | Professor name: Dalton

Course materials:

Down below under Course Syllabus is the powerpoint.

Assignments:

Review Terms and Connectors PowerPoint (also available via e-learning under “Week 1 Module”)

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Advanced Problems in Bankruptcy

Course number: 6056 | Section number: 4937 | Professor name: Davis, J

Course materials:

Please see TWEN page

Assignments:

Assignment will be posted on TWEN in advance of the class.

Appellate Advocacy

Course number: 5793 | Section number: 8245 | Professor name: Wihnyk

Course materials:

•An Advocate Persuades (Text)

•The Bluebook 20th ed (Bluebook)

Assignments:

TWEN- Syllabus

TEXT- Chapters 1 and 5

 

Appellate Advocacy

Course number: 5793 | Section number: 5879 | Professor name: Jackson

Course materials:

Assignments:

Welcome back! Please sign up on TWEN for our Appellate Advocacy course.

 Our class this semester meets at 3:00 on Monday and Wednesday in Room 345. For our first class on Jan. 8, look over the Syllabus and the List of Permitted Authorities, and read (and be prepared to discuss): Record on Appeal, pp. 1-3, 25-27; Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson, 477 U.S. 57 (1986) [skip concurring opinions]; and Parkins v. Civil Constructors of Illinois, Inc., 163 F.3d 1027 (7th Cir. 1998) [skip Retaliation analysis on pp.1038-39].

 For your convenience, the Syllabus and List of Permitted Authorities can be opened on TWEN in HTML format, and have live links to the listed cases when opened in that format. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. See you in class!

 

Appellate Advocacy

Course number: 5793 | Section number: 8249 | Professor name: Steinberg

Course materials:

Please read our course syllabus and chapter 13 of our textbook.If you have any questions, please email me at steinberg@law.ufl.edu.​

 

Assignments:

Please read our course syllabus and chapter 13 of our textbook.If you have any questions, please email me at steinberg@law.ufl.edu.​

 

Appellate Advocacy

Course number: 5793 | Section number: 1647 | Professor name: McLendon

Course materials:

Linda Edwards, Legal Writing: Process, Analysis & Organization (6th ed., 2016).

Richard Wydick, Plain English for Lawyers (6th ed., 2005).

The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed., 2016).

Additional Course Materials available on TWEN

Note that these are the same materials as were required for your fall 2017 Legal Research & Writing course.

 

Assignments:

For Tuesday’s class:

  1. Sign up for TWEN site for the appellate advocacy course (under my name) – note that there is a different TWEN site for this course
  2. Review Syllabus, course policies & calendar on TWEN site
  3. For Tuesday’s class, read Edwards, Legal Writing: Process, Analysis & Organization, ch. 17;  FED. R. APP. P. 28, with 11TH CIR. R. 28-1 (on TWEN under course materials)

Arbitration Law

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 15BC | Professor name: Johnsen

Course materials:

Arbitration: Theory, Practice, and Law, Folberg, Golann, Stipanowich, Kloppenberg

Assignments:

The first class’s assignment is to read the Text (Arbitration: Theory, Practice, and Law, Folberg, Golann, Stipanowich, Kloppenberg) Chapter 17, Introduction and the Big Picture.

 

Bridge to Practice

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 17G6 | Professor name: Reid

Course materials:

Assignments:

Welcome to our Course!

For our first class, please read the Syllabus, pay special attention to our Course Policies,  and please read/view our first day’s assignment (under Modules, Week 1).   Thank  you, and I’m looking forward to meeting you!

Prof. Reid

Business Immigration and Practice

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 18EC | Professor name: Beshara

Course materials:

1.STATUTE/REGULATIONS: Immigration and Nationality Laws of the United States: Selected Statutes, Regulations and Forms referred to in syllabus and

2.POWERPOINT SLIDES

3.HANDOUTS

Please email Minnie DeMoura (lindseym@law.ufl.edu) if you haven’t received the Powerpoint & Handout.

CLASSES: Thursdays 2:00-3:40 PM

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Assignments:

See Powerpoint

Business Transactions and Document Drafting

Course number: 6802 | Section number: 08A3 | Professor name: Aronson

Course materials:

Please see the course TWEN site and read the First Day Assignment (download pdf) below.

The books for this Course – the Charles M. Fox text (Working with Contracts – What Law School Doesn’t Teach You (2d ed. 2008)) and Course Materials Book (two volume set) – are available for purchase in the Law School Bookstore.

Assignments:

The First Day Assignment, as well as a welcome/overview memo from Professor Aronson, is included here:

Download pdf.

Please also review the Course TWEN site, and look for an email from Professor Aronson prior to the first class.

 The Syllabus, Ground Rules & Administrative Matters and detailed Course Schedule and Reading Assignments outline are all posted on the Course TWEN site.

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Civil Clinic-Juvenile Law

Course number: 6940 | Section number: 032B | Professor name: Rawls

Course materials:

Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure and Rules of Judicial Administration, 2017 edition (required)

Florida Juvenile Law and Practice 14th Edition (recommended)

 Herman and Cary, A Practical Approach to Client Interviewing, Counseling, and Decision-Making (LexisNexis 2009) (required)  

Note: An alternative is Herman and Cary, Legal Counseling, Negotiating, and Mediating: A Practical Approach (LexisNexis 2d Edition 2009). This text is used in UFLaw’s Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation course, so you might be able to find it used. The interviewing and counseling portions are essentially the same as the other Herman and Cary book. Do not buy both Herman and Cary books. Just pick one.

 

Assignments:

The First Week Assignments are available on Canvas. The course has been published and students who are enrolled in the clinic should have access to the Juvenile Law Clinic course.  Please e-mail Professor Rawls at rawls@law.ufl.edu or her assistant, Coreen Yawn at yawn@law.ufl.edu if you have any problems or questions.

 

Civil Clinic-Juvenile Law

Course number: 6940 | Section number: 2072 | Professor name: Rawls

Course materials:

Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure and Rules of Judicial Administration, 2017 edition (required)

Florida Juvenile Law and Practice 14th Edition (recommended)

 

Assignments:

The First Week Assignments are available on Canvas. The course has been published and students who are enrolled in the clinic should have access to the Juvenile Law Clinic course.  Please e-mail Professor Rawls at rawls@law.ufl.edu or her assistant, Coreen Yawn at yawn@law.ufl.edu if you have any problems or questions.

 

Civil Procedure

Course number: 5301 | Section number: 1303 | Professor name: Page

Course materials:

Assignments:

“For the first day of class, please read (1) pages 1-14 in the Yeazell casebook; and (2) Article III of the U.S. Constitution and 28 U.S.C. §§1331 & 1332(a), both of which are in the 2017 Supplement.”

Civil Procedure

Course number: 5301 | Section number: 1294 | Professor name: Bornstein

Course materials:

Yeazell & Schwartz, Civil Procedure (9th ed., 2015) [Casebook]*

Yeazell & Schwartz, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (2017) [Rules & Statutes Supplement]

*Note: You do not need to purchase the Casebook with online access, as we do not use Casebook Connect in class.

 

Assignments:

Please register on the class TWEN site, where I have posted the Syllabus for the first half of the course.  The assignments for the first week of class are also listed below.  Please read and be prepared to discuss all of the reading as listed.  To ensure that you can be prepared even if you have not yet received your copy of the Casebook, I have posted a PDF of the first chapter of the Casebook (pp. 1-68) on our TWEN page as well.

For Monday 1/8/18

Casebook: pp. 1-22 (up to 3.)

Supplement: U.S. Constitution, Article III §§ 1-2; 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331, 1332(a)-(c), 2072; Skim FRCP** 7; 8(a); 11; 12(b)(1),(e)

For Tuesday 1/9/18

Casebook: pp. 22(3.)-28 (up to D.); 32(E.)-38 (up to F.)

Supplement: Skim FRCP 8(b),(c); 12(a),(b); 13(a)-(c); 15; 26(a)(1),(b)(1-2),(c)

For Wednesday 1/10/18

Casebook: pp. 38(F.)-49 (up to H.)

Supplement: Skim FRCP 56(a); 50(a)-(b)

 

**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.

Comparative Law

Course number: 6250 | Section number: 155D | Professor name: Malavet

Course materials:

Assignments:

Dear Comparative Law Students, for our first meeting on Monday, January 8, 2018, please read our course syllabus and Chapter 1 in the Comparative Method handout that you will find posted in the FILES folder in the course eLearning on Canvas page.

 I will generally post materials related to our course in my personal website as follows:

 Main Page:

http://nersp.osg.ufl.edu/~malavet/index.shtml

 Main Page for Comparative Law:

http://nersp.osg.ufl.edu/~malavet/comparat/clmain.htm

 Assignments & Notes Page for specific reading units:

http://nersp.osg.ufl.edu/~malavet/comparat/notes/clnotes.htm

 Syllabus:

http://nersp.osg.ufl.edu/~malavet/comparat/clsyll.htm

 

I hope that you all have a great Holiday Season and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

 

Constitutional Law

Course number: 5501 | Section number: 01G8 | Professor name: Stinneford

Course materials:

Paulsen, Calabresi, McConnell, Bray & Baude, THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES (3d ed. 2016).

Assignments:

1. Before the Constitution (19-34, 1673-1679)
2. The Constitution (1-15, 35-46)
3. The Alien and Sedition Acts: a case study in constitutional powers and rights (46-68)

 

Contracts

Course number: 5000 | Section number: 02E3 | Professor name: Harrison

Course materials:

Contracts by Farnsworth, Young and Sager, 8th edition. There is also a paperback supplement that you should have. It is J.E. Byrne, Contracts Texts. 5th edition.

Assignments:

Please read pp. 8-24 in the casebook for the first week.

Contracts

Course number: 5000 | Section number: 15B7 | Professor name: Harrison

Course materials:

Contracts by Farnsworth, Young and Sager, 8th edition. There is also a paperback supplement that you should have. It is J.E. Byrne, Contracts Texts. 5th edition.

Assignments:

Please read pp. 8-24 in the casebook for the first week.

Corporate Taxation

Course number: 6610 | Section number: 5708 | Professor name: Hasen

Course materials:

Schwarz et al., Fundamentals of Business Enterprise Taxation (6th ed. 2017) (“Schwarz”)

Assignments:

Pages 1-23 of Schwarz et al., Fundamentals of Business Enterprise Taxation (6th ed. 2017) (“Schwarz”), as well as: (1) IRS Notices 2010-62 and 2014-58, and (2) the problem on page 23 of Schwarz. Please also read the associated material for the assigned pages from Schwarz that is on page 2 of the 2017 Summer update to Schwarz.

Please note: The IRS notices and the 2017 Summer update to Schwarz are available on the course’s Canvas webpage, under the Files tab.

Students are not expected to turn in their answers to the problem on page 23. Rather we will plan to discuss the problem in class.

Criminal Law in the Virtual Context

Course number: 6936 | Section number: 18F2 | Professor name: Jacobs

Course materials:

Assignments:

The first two weeks of class are mandatory orientation. All students wishing  to remain in this seminar must complete the first two weeks of the class. The orientation cannot be done at some other time. You must come to class with an electronic device that can run  the Second Life program. System requirements can be found here. If you purchased a laptop in the last two or three years, it can probably run the software. Tablets, smart phones, most netbooks are not capable of running the software. Do not come to class expecting to complete the orientation requirements with a smart phone, tablet or netbook.

 

 

Criminal Procedure-Adversarial System

Course number: 6112 | Section number: 065A | Professor name: Johnston

Course materials:

Please see The TWEN page

Assignments:

Please see the TWEN page.

Critical Race Theory

Course number: 6936 | Section number: 2A91 | Professor name: Jacobs

Course materials:

Assignments:

Read and be prepared to discuss on the first day:

Prof. Peggy Davis,  Law As Microaggression, 98 Yale L. J. 1988-1989

 

Deferred Compensation

Course number: 7632 | Section number: 181C | Professor name: Dilley

Course materials:

Textbook:  Pensions and Employee Benefits Law, Langbein, Pratt, Stabile and Stumpff, 6th edition

Code and Regulations – Volumes Required for Graduate Tax Program

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 Jan. 3rd  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 dilley@law.ufl.edu.    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)

Assignments:

Assignment For First Class January 9th :
Read Chapter 1 of text, we’ll discuss some of it in class
Read the first two rulings in the supplemental course materials posted at the course web site – we’ll talk about them in the context of exploring the basic principles of deferral of income.  Use the rest of the materials as sources for authority to answer the two problems in those materials.  We will go over the problems carefully in class to give you guidance on how I want you to do problems generally in this class.

Code and Reg Assignment:

Basics of Deferral:

Code:  §§451; 83(a), (h); 402(b)(1), (3); 403(c); 404(a)(1)(A), (a)(3), (a)(4), (a)(5)

Regs:  §§1.83-3(a), -3(c), -3(e); -6(a)

  • §1.402(b)-1(b)(1)
  • §1.404(a)-1(c), -12(a), (b)(1) and (2); §§1.404(b)-1T Q&A 1&2; 1.404(d)-1T
  • §1.451-1(a), -2(a), (b)

Basics of Qualified Plans

Code: §§ 401(a)(1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (7), (8), (9), (11), (13), (14), (16), (17), (26), (27);

  • 72(t)(1), (2)(A); §4975((a),(b),(c), (e)(2)
    Regs: §§ 1.401-1; 1.401-2

 

In doing the problems, please observe the following guidelines.

(1) Do the problems in advance, in writing, complete with citations, so that when you’re called on to do a problem, you don’t make the class wait for 5 minutes while you look for an answer or citations. Don’t just have some general bullet points on your lap top – I would advise you to do the answer, completely, and print it out for reference in class.  Prepare these problem answers precisely and completely and be ready to respond to questions quickly.

(2) You MUST have your Code and Regs with you for every class, and you MUST use the most current version of each. Use of out of date materials is unacceptable for any tax lawyer.

(3) You may use your laptop in class, but you may NOT access the internet during class unless I request you to do so.  Any other electronic devices, such as cell phones, must be turned off during class. Violation of this rule will result in your being mandatorily dropped from the class.

Doing Business in China

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 155E | Professor name: Sokol

Course materials:

  1. Overview of the Chinese Market and Its Political and Economic Systems

CASE STUDY: China: The New Normal –  Richard H.K. Vietor; Haviland Sheldahl-Thomason (Harvard Business School case study – available on the Harvard Business school case study website for purchase – and students enrolled in the course who buy the course pack get a discount)

  1. Legal Overview of Entering the Chinese Market

Materials from law firm (on TWEN)

Assignments:

Assignment: Questions you need to answer (short answer not more than a half page)

  1. How do Chinese intuitions shape the application of business law in China?
  2. What substantive law looks different in China than the United States?

Elder Law

Course number: 6717 | Section number: 1552 | Professor name: Zamora

Course materials:

Register for Elder Law TWEN course prior to first day of class and review syllabus.

Assignments:

Register for Elder Law TWEN course prior to first day of class and review syllabus. Read Chapter 1 – An Aging Population: The Challenge to the Law. Text Pages: 1 – 30.  Read: What is Elder Law? (Available on TWEN).

Electronic Discovery

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 1F02 | Professor name: Hamilton

Course materials:

Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence, Scheindlin and Capra, West Publishing, Third Edition, 2015 (referred to herein as (“S&C”)

Recommended Secondary Resources:

LexisNexis Practice Guide Florida E-Discovery and Evidence, Artigliere and Hamilton http://www.lexisnexis.com/store/catalog/booktemplate/productdetail.jsp?pageName=relatedProducts&prodId=prod14330392. (free online access for UF students

Assignments:

The specific weekly lesson, objectives, reading materials, assignments, and exercises are on the course’s Canvas page.

I reserve the right to make reasonable adjustments and modifications to the course weekly schedule as required by the pace and progress of the class.

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Employment Discrimination

Course number: 6549 | Section number: 15DF | Professor name: Bornstein

Course materials:

Ontiveros, Corrada, Selmi & Hart, Employment Discrimination Law: Cases and Materials on Equality in the Workplace (9th ed., 2016).

Free Statutory Supplement, available for download from our course TWEN page.

 

Assignments:

Please register on the class TWEN site, where I have posted the Syllabus for the first half of the course.  The password for the TWEN site is “employment.”

The assignments for the first week of class are also listed below.  Please read and be prepared to discuss all of the reading as listed.  To ensure that you can be prepared even if you have not yet received your copy of the Casebook, I have posted a PDF of the first week’s reading on our TWEN page as well.

For Wednesday, 1/10/18

Casebook: pp. 3-9, 11-16 (up to “Note”); 19(“Notes”)-27 (up to Ledbetter); 37(n.4)-39

For Thursday, 1/11/18

Casebook: pp. 40-42 (up to D.); 57(3.)-60 (up to “Note”); 68(E.)-87

Statutory Supplement [free on our TWEN page]: Title VII § 2000e (b), (f); § 2000e-2 (a); § 2000e-4 (a), (g); § 2000e-5 (g)(1), (k); 42 U.S.C. § 1981a (a)(1), (b)

Environmental Capstone Colloquium

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 0443 | Professor name: Klein

Course materials:

Assignments:

 Please note that the first day of class is Thursday, January 18. The class meets on the following dates only: Jan. 18, Jan. 25, Feb. 1, Feb. 9 (Friday, optional, but strongly encouraged), Feb. 15, Feb. 22, March 15, and March 22. For the first day of class, please read Klein, Angelo & Hamann, Modernizing Water Law: The Example of Florida​, 61 Fla. L. Rev. 403 (2009) (read Parts I, II, and III carefully, and skim the rest). The article is available on Westlaw, on the class TWEN site, and also here: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1324329. You will be required to turn in a S/U (pass/fail) form to the Office of Student Affairs by January 12.​ You can pick up a form with my signature from my assistant Betty Donaldson, in the Faculty Support Office (HOL 340).

 

Evidence

Course number: 6330 | Section number: 11HB | Professor name: Cohen

Course materials:

Mueller and Kirkpatrick, Evidence under the Rules: Text, Cases, and Problems, 8th ed., Aspen Pub., 2015.

Assignments:

Our textbook is Mueller and Kirkpatrick, Evidence under the Rules: Text, Cases, and Problems, 8th ed., Aspen Pub., 2015.  The assignment for the first day is to read pp. 1-31 concerning the structure of trial and pp. 510-515 concerning 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 law school posts the syllabus for the course.  You can also find the syllabus is posted on TWEN.  The password for the course is “gators”.

Evidence

Course number: 6330 | Section number: 1230 | Professor name: Reid

Course materials:

Assignments:

Welcome to our Course!

For our first class, please read the Syllabus, pay special attention to our Course Policies,  and please read/view our first day’s assignment (under Modules, Week 1).   Thank  you, and I’m looking forward to meeting you!

Prof. Reid

Externship

Course number: 6946 | Section number: 185F | Professor name: Steinberg

Course materials:

Please read our course syllabus and familiarize yourself with our Canvas website. If you have any questions, please email me at steinberg@law.ufl.edu.

 

Assignments:

Please read our course syllabus and familiarize yourself with our Canvas website. If you have any questions, please email me at steinberg@law.ufl.edu.

 

Externship

Course number: 6946 | Section number: 1649 | Professor name: Wihnyk

Course materials:

Externs supervised by Prof. Wihnyk

Add the TWEN course “Externs Spring 2018 Professor Wihnyk”

Review the syllabus for assignments etc. and contact me if you have any questions

 

Assignments:

Externs supervised by Prof. Wihnyk

Add the TWEN course “Externs Spring 2018 Professor Wihnyk”

Review the syllabus for assignments etc. and contact me if you have any questions

 

Family Advocacy Clinic

Course number: 6940 | Section number: 2066 & 2077 | Professor name: Grater

Course materials:

The full syllabus, objectives and design, 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 bit; it might not have been released yet.

 

Assignments:

1st class Written Assignment (due 7 Jan at 5pm; Guide chapter: OMG; Chavkin, Clinical Legal Education, chapter 1, Introduction to Clinical Legal Education and chapter 2, Clinical Methodology; Oath of Admission to the Florida Bar (rev. 2011); The Florida Bar Family Law Section Bounds of Advocacy, preliminary statement through page iv; Excerpts from Jerome Frank, “Why Not a Clinical-Lawyer-School?”; Also Begin reading chapter 4 Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. You should fully understand this rule by the end of the third week of class.

 Note: 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.

 Contact Heather Flynn at flynnh@law.ufl.edu if you have any questions.

 

Family Advocacy Clinic

Course number: 6940 | Section number: 03HF & 03H9 | Professor name: Grater

Course materials:

The full syllabus, objectives and design, 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 bit; it might not have been released yet.

 

Assignments:

1st class Written Assignment (due 7 Jan at 5pm; Guide chapter: OMG; Chavkin, Clinical Legal Education, chapter 1, Introduction to Clinical Legal Education and chapter 2, Clinical Methodology; Oath of Admission to the Florida Bar (rev. 2011); The Florida Bar Family Law Section Bounds of Advocacy, preliminary statement through page iv; Excerpts from Jerome Frank, “Why Not a Clinical-Lawyer-School?”; Also Begin reading chapter 4 Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. You should fully understand this rule by the end of the third week of class.

 Note: 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.

 Contact Heather Flynn at flynnh@law.ufl.edu if you have any questions.

 

Family Law

Course number: 6710 | Section number: 15HA | Professor name: Dowd

Course materials:

Abrams, Cahn, Ross, Meyer and McClain, Contemporary Family Law, 4th edition, 2015 (West)

materials posted on TWEN under Course Materials

casebook supplement PDF  (contains two supplements, please use both)

Note:  please read the supplement along with the casebook assigned pages.  The supplement is virtually all notes and commentary with the exception of Pavan v Smith

Assignments:

Week 1:  January 9, 10, 11

1-64 plus Meyer and Pierce (on TWEN, under Course Materials) (introduction and constitutional law)

First day:  1-13

Second day:  13-22, read Meyer and Pierce on TWEN, 22-43

Third Day:  43-64

And read both supplements for additional material for chapter one.

Fiduciary Administration

Course number: 6432 | Section number: 8859 | Professor name: Tritt

Course materials:

Assignments:

Please see first day assignment attached down below under Course Syllabus.

 

 

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Field Course: FINRA Arbitration

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 1550 | Professor name: Johnsen

Course materials:

Assignments:

Prior to class, spend a little time exploring the websites for two of the security industry regulators: www.sec.gov and www.finra.org.  You should skim the following pages:

You may explore other pages on each of the websites as well.  You may find the “For Investors” section of www.finra.org informative.  In class, we will discuss some of the basics of investing and the various types of investment products.

In addition:

Please look at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) website – www.finra.org, click on “Arbitration and Mediation” at top. You should start looking around the website for useful information regarding the arbitration process. Read the pdf entitled “What to Expect: FINRA’s Dispute Resolution Process (for investors)” (http://www.finra.org/web/groups/industry/@ip/@edu/documents/education/p117486.pdf)

Arbitration Claim Filing Guide (https://www.finra.org/sites/default/files/arbitration-claim-filing-guide.pdf)

First Amendment Law

Course number: 6511 | Section number: 15FC | Professor name: Collier

Course materials:

Our first day will be introductory, but if you wish to read ahead, you may start reading the first chapter of the casebook.  (We will read all of that chapter.)

 

Assignments:

Please see Syllabus below

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Florida Civil Procedure

Course number: 6303 | Section number: 08A5 | Professor name: Hamilton

Course materials:

There is no assigned text. All the materials consist of publicly available cases and statutory laws.

Assignments:

Please see Syllabus

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Florida Criminal Procedure

Course number: 6115 | Section number: 18CE | Professor name: Haughton-Worrell

Course materials:

Assignments:

TOPIC: INTRODUCTION & ARREST

FLORIDA STATUTES

F.S. § 34.01 (county court trial jurisdiction)

F.S. § 26.012 (circuit court jurisdiction)

Fla. R. App. P. 9.030 (Supreme Court, district courts, circuit courts – original (trial) & appellate jurisdiction) [CRIMINAL JURISDICTION ONLY – NOT CIVIL]

F.S. §§ 775.08, 775.081, 775.082:  Degrees of crimes & penalties, felony & misdemeanor

F.S. § 16.01:  Attorney General

F.S. § 16.56:  Statewide Prosecutor

F.S. §§ 27.701, 27.702, 27.708:  Capital Collateral Regional Counsel

F.S. §§ 27.01 – 27.05:  State Attorney

F.S. §§ 27.50, 27.52 & 27.59:  Public Defender

F.S. § 27.511:  Criminal Conflict & Civil Regional Counsel

F.S. § 901.15: arrest without a warrant

F.S. §901.19, 933.09 right of officer to break in

F.S. § 901.25 fresh pursuit

F.S. § 23.1225 mutual aid agreements

CASES

Spaulding v. State, 965 So. 2d 350 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007) (SAO & SWP have same authority to file information)

Terry v. Ohio, 88 S. Ct 1868

Illinois v. Wardlow, 528 U.S. 119, 121-126 (2000) (reasonable suspicion)

C.E.L. v. State, 24 So.3d 1181 (Fla. 2009)(flight in high crime area)

K.S. v. State, 85 So.3d 566 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012) (frisk for weapons)

State vs. Bowers, 87 So.3d 704 (Fla. 2012) (fellow officer rule)

State v. Cable, 51 So.3d 434 (Fla. 2010) (knock and announce)

Porter v. State, 765 So.2d 76 (Fla. 4th DCA 2000) (fresh pursuit)

California v. Hodari D., 111 S.Ct. 1547 (1991) (seizure)

Popple v. State, 626 So. 2d 185 (Fla. 1993) (investigatory stop)

FLORIDA RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Fla.R.Crim.P. 3.010 – 3.115 – Introduction

Fla.R.Crim.P. 3.121; F.S. § 901.02) Knock and announce

Fla.R.Crim.P .3.125; F.S. § 901.28) Notice to Appear

Fla.R.Crim.P. 3.730 (capias)

Income Taxation

Course number: 6600 | Section number: 12AH | Professor name: Burke

Course materials:

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).

Assignments:

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 syllabus:

Download pdf.

Income Taxation of Estates & Trusts

Course number: 7625 | Section number: 1828 | Professor name: Calfee

Course materials:

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 provide in class by the Professor.

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

Assignments:

Wednesday 10, 2018              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.

Intellectual Property Law

Course number: 6570 | Section number: 15HF | Professor name: Rowe

Course materials:

You must register on the course TWEN® page and can access the syllabus on that site. The required text for this course is Ghosh, Gruner & Kesan, Intellectual Property Private Rights, The Public Interest, and the Regulation of Creative Activity (Third Edition).   

 

Assignments:

Please read pages 283-89 of the casebook for the first day of class.   You should also download and review the course syllabus.

International Criminal Law

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 18EG | Professor name: Jacobs

Course materials:

Assignments:

Survey the international news for a few days. Identify at least one humanitarian crisis that is ongoing. Familiarize yourself with the context of the crisis and be prepared to discuss on the first day.

 

International Human Rights

Course number: 6263 | Section number: 1551 | Professor name: Hernandez-Truyol

Course materials:

International Human Rights, 2nd Ed., Alston & Goodman, 2012. ISBN: 9780199578726.

 

Assignments:

Global Snapshots; Universal Declaration of Human Rights –pp. 3-17, Class 1 Material on Canvas.

 

International Intellectual Property Law

Course number: 6574 | Section number: 18D8 | Professor name: Loewenheim

Course materials:

Assignments:

Read the pages 1 – 4 (Introduction until B.) and 77 – 83 (F. Brief overview of U.S. intellectual property law) in the casebook “International Intellectual Property” by Daniel C.K. Chow and Edward Lee, 2nd edition, American casebook series.

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International Law

Course number: 6260 | Section number: 18E4 | Professor name: Hernandez-Truyol

Course materials:

International Law, 6th Ed., Carter et al., 2011. ISBN: 9780735598102.

 

Assignments:

General Information; 9/11 –pp. 59-84; UN Charter art 2(4) & 51 (Canvas); skim 1018-23.

 

International Tax Policy Practicum

Course number: 7931 | Section number: 15G1 | Professor name: Herzfeld

Course materials:

Assignments:

  1. Jt Committee on Taxation, Present Law And Background Related To Proposals To Reform The Taxation Of Income Of Multinational Enterprises (Jul. 21, 2014) at https://www.jct.gov/publications.html?func=startdown&id=4656 ; pp 1-7; 24-32
  2. IRC Section 7701(a)(1); (a)(2); (a)(3); (a)(4); (a)(5); (a)(30)
  3. IRC Section 482
  4. Treas. Reg. 301.7701-1(a), (b)
  5. Treas. Reg. 1.482-1(a), (b)(1)
  6. Secondary sources reading: (all optional)
  1. Bittker & Lokken Fundamentals of Int’l Taxation 2017/2018 student edition ¶ 65.3.1; 65.3.2; 79.1.1
  2. BNA Portfolio 900, III.A
  3. Isenbergh, International Taxation  (3d ed.) Chapter 10Bittker & Lokken Problems (optional):  Unit I, A and B
  4. Bittker & Lokken Problems (optional): Unit XI, A.1

 

Law & Policy in the Americas

Course number: 6936 | Section number: 0345 | Professor name: McLendon

Course materials:

  • 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.

Assignments:

  • 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). (Coursepack)
  • Suggested additional readings:
    1. William Finnegan, Venezuela, A Failing State, THE NEW YORKER, Nov. 14, 2016, available online at: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/11/14/venezuela-a-failing-state
    2. * The Latinobarómetro Poll: Neither Trumpian nor Brexiteer, THE ECONOMIST, Sept. 3, 2016, available online at: http://www.economist.com/news/americas/21706344-latin-america-has-different-worries-united-states-and-europe-neither-trumpian-nor
    3. Latinobarometro Poll 2017, available online in Spanish only at: http://www.latinobarometro.org/latNewsShow.jsp

Law and Entrepreneurship

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 1790 | Professor name: Sokol

Course materials:

Readings: D. Daniel Sokol & D. Gordon, Law and Entrepreneurship Summary, available on TWEN.

CASE STUDY: Financing New Ventures – William R. Kerr; Ramana Nanda (Harvard Business School case study – available on the Harvard Business school case study website for purchase – and students enrolled in the course who buy the course pack get a discount)

Assignments:

Assignment: Questions you need to answer (in one page) due the first day of class, before class – worth  5 percent of your grade

  1. What role does law play in entrepreneurship?
  2. Which sources of financing are most appropriate for a new venture?
  3. How do you pitch your venture to potential funders?
  4. How is valuation determined?
  5. Provide two examples of exit strategies for the entrepreneur.

Legal Research

Course number: 5803 | Section number: 0266 | Professor name: Mathapo

Course materials:

Please review the following:  1) The Spring 2018 syllabus that is posted to the Canvas page and 2) The Fall 2017 weekly powerpoints in preparation for the first homework assignment.

 

Assignments:

Please review the following:  1) The Spring 2018 syllabus that is posted to the Canvas page and 2) The Fall 2017 weekly powerpoints in preparation for the first homework assignment.

 

Legal Research

Course number: 5803 | Section number: 027A | Professor name: Mathapo

Course materials:

Please review the following:  1) The Spring 2018 syllabus that is posted to the Canvas page and 2) The Fall 2017 weekly powerpoints in preparation for the first homework assignment.

 

Assignments:

Please review the following:  1) The Spring 2018 syllabus that is posted to the Canvas page and 2) The Fall 2017 weekly powerpoints in preparation for the first homework assignment.

 

Legal Research § R

Course number: 5803 | Section number: 025F | Professor name: Purcell

Course materials:

All materials are available through UF’s eLearning platform, Canvas. You should be able to log in to Canvas using your GatorLink information at: http://elearning.ufl.edu/.

Assignments:

1st Class Assignments:

Revisit our Canvas course and read the Spring Syllabus posted.

Liability Insurance Law

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 133D | Professor name: Richmond

Course materials:

Go to the Canvas page.

Assignments:

Class One, Monday, Jan. 8

An Overview of Liability Insurance and the Nature of Risk.  Read UIL Chap. 1, pp. 1-13 (but not Section 12), 41-42 (discussing first-party versus third-party insurance); UIL Chap. 6, pp. 70-86 (not section 64), 114-40.

LLM Introduction to US Law-II

Course number: 7200 | Section number: 176D | Professor name: Malavet

Course materials:

Assignments:

For our first meeting on Monday, January 8, 2018, please review the syllabus again and read Part I of chapter IX in the Burnham textbook on Constitutional Law, pages 371 to 399. I have updated our readings for the first month of class in the new course page here:

http://nersp.osg.ufl.edu/~malavet/LLM/tutorialmain.html

There will be a new Canvas page as well.

The Syllabus remains posted here. It remains the same for the Spring as it was for the Fall with one significant exception: Electronics will be banned from class for the Spring semester.

http://nersp.osg.ufl.edu/~malavet/LLM/llmintrosyll.htm

Electronics in the Classroom Prohibited.

Effective in the Spring of 2018, I will not allow the use of electronics of any kind during class. That includes, but is not limited to computers, tablets, cellular telephones and smart watches (put them in “theater” and “do not disturb” mode during class). Pagers and cellular telephones should be turned off during class (unless you need to be “on call” for serious matters; in such cases, however, please put the phone or pager on “vibrate only” mode; you must obtain prior permission from me to do so).

 

I hope that you all have a wonderful holiday season. I will see you back during the New Year!

 

Mediation

Course number: 6383 | Section number: 03D9 | Professor name: Davis, R.

Course materials:

Please see Canvas

Assignments:

Thursday January 11 First Day Class Meeting – Room 283

Assignment Due: Read: Getting to Yes (entire book); Chapter 44 Fl. Statutes; Alfini  1-26 ; Read the Time Magazine article on Canvas authored by Haley Sweetland Edwards and write a 1 page double-spaced response to:  Do you think the outcome of Sister Morissette’s dispute would have differed if addressed in a civil trial?  Why or why not?

Negotiation

Course number: 6385 | Section number: 15CF | Professor name: Johnsen

Course materials:

Assignments:

The first class’s assignment is to read Craver Chapter 1, Introduction

Partnership Taxation

Course number: 6616 | Section number: 4789 | Professor name: Hasen

Course materials:

Fundamentals of Business Enterprise Taxation (6th ed. 2017) (“Schwarz”),

Assignments:

Pages 1-23 of Schwarz et al., Fundamentals of Business Enterprise Taxation (6th ed. 2017) (“Schwarz”), as well as the problem on page 23 of Schwarz. Please also read the associated material for the assigned pages from Schwarz that is on page 2 of the 2017 Summer update to Schwarz, which is available on the course’s Canvas Page under the Files tab.

Students are not expected to turn in their answers to the problem on page 23. Rather we will plan to discuss the problem in class.

Partnership Taxation

Course number: 7617 | Section number: 183C | Professor name: Burke

Course materials:

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).

Assignments:

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).

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Payment Systems

Course number: 6031 | Section number: 15DH | Professor name: Fenster

Course materials:

Syllabus available from the TWEN site, along with non-casebook readings, which are on the Course Materials page. These include the “Levitin” book draft chapters, which are located in their own folder on Course Materials page.

Assignments:

Readings for the first week:

  • 1st class: Mann Casebook, pp. 3-9; Levitin, Chapter 18, pp. 1-4; N.Y. Times, “Where a Suitcase Full of Cash Won’t Buy You Lunch” (7/31/16, available from TWEN site); State v. Espinoza (Fla. Cir. Ct., July 22, 2016, available from TWEN site).
  • Next two classes, on the basics of checking:
  • Levitin, Chapter 18, pp. 4-25 (including problems);
  • Mann, Assignment 8 (including problems).

Poverty Law

Course number: 6812 | Section number: 5667 | Professor name: Flocks

Course materials:

Brodie, Pastore, Rosser, and Selbin:  “Poverty Law, Policy, and Practice” (2014). ISBN-13: 978-1454812548. Available at the law school bookstore.

 Supplementary articles and cases are posted on TWEN as noted on the syllabus.

 

Assignments:

Register on Poverty Law TWEN site before first day of class and review syllabus.

 Readings: 

Week 1: Introduction to Poverty

1/8:      What is Poverty? (1A) 1-22.

1/9:      Poverty in the United States. (1B) 25-42.

1/10:    Economic Mobility (1C) and Living with Poverty and Law (1D) 45-57

 

Pretrial Practice

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 03E4 | Professor name: Zedalis

Course materials:

Pretrial (Mauet)

Assignments:

Chapter 1 in our textbook, Pretrial (Mauet)

Professional Responsibility

Course number: 6750 | Section number: 03D1 | Professor name: Stinneford

Course materials:

Lerman & Schrag, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law (4th edition 2016), as well as the 2017 supplement entitled Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law: Model Rules, State Variations, and Practice Questions

Assignments:

Our readings are from the following assigned texts: Lerman & Schrag, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law (4th edition 2016), as well as the 2017 supplement entitled Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law: Model Rules, State Variations, and Practice Questions

1.  CB pp. xxxiii-xxxvii & 1-41

2. Supp. pp. 4-8 (Model Rules:  Preamble & Scope), p. 123 (Model Rule 8.1 and commentary). CB pp. 42-63.

3. 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

 

Property

Course number: 5400 | Section number: 079D | Professor name: Klein

Course materials:

Klein, Property: Cases, Problems, and Skills (Aspen 2016).

Assignments:

For the first week of class, please read Chapter 1. Please note that you will not be permitted to use laptops in class unless otherwise notified.

Property

Course number: 5400 | Section number: 079H | Professor name: Klein

Course materials:

Klein, Property: Cases, Problems, and Skills (Aspen 2016).

Assignments:

For the first week of class, please read Chapter 1. Please note that you will not be permitted to use laptops in class unless otherwise notified.

 

Property

Course number: 5400 | Section number: 089F | Professor name: Flournoy

Course materials:

Dukeminier, Krier, Alexander & Schill’s PROPERTY (Aspen 8th ed. 2014) Please note: the 9th edition was just recently released. We will not use the 9th edition.

Assignments:

Read the syllabus carefully and come to class with any questions you have about its contents. Review the assignment sheet for the first week.
Download pdf of assignment sheet for the first week.

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Public Speaking for Lawyers

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 03FC | Professor name: Wihnyk

Course materials:

Assignments:

Students in this class must sign up for Prof. Wihnyk’s TWEN version of this course, “Public Speaking for Lawyers Spring 2018”

The course syllabus is available on the course TWEN page.

Bring a signed copy of the Consent Form (located on the course TWEN page)

 

Real Estate Transactions

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 03B9 | Professor name: Dollinger

Course materials:

Students should read the assigned materials before each class and be prepared to discuss the assigned materials during class.  Students should also read the supplemental materials distributed through the TWEN page for this class.  Reading assignments may be changed or added as the semester progresses.

 TEXT:  Nelson, Whitman, Burkhart and Freyermuth, Real Estate Transfer, Finance and Development (9th Edition 2015), ISBN # 978-0-314-28860-8, West Publishing Co.

 SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:  This course will include supplemental materials accessible through TWEN and the student should review those materials as part of the preparation for class.

 RESOURCE FOR LAWS AND STATUTES:  http://www.law.cornell.edu/statutes.html.

Assignments:

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

2. Read Preamble to Chapter 4 of the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 4-4.1 through 4-4.4, and the Florida Supreme Court opinion issued in The Florida Bar v. Belleville – all attached.

3. Read Pages 1 – 24 in text
(Real Estate Transfer, Finance, and Development, Ninth Edition).

Below in Course Syllabus you will find your reading assignment as well. NOT the syllabus.

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Remedies

Course number: 6305 | Section number: 15E9 | Professor name: Hutchinson

Course materials:

Please look below under course syllabus for the supplement.

 

Assignments:

Monday: 1-18; 263-76 in Laycock Textbook; Supplement, pp. 13-14

Wednesday: 276-300 in Laycock Textbook; Supplement, pp. 14-16

 

I don’t believe the supplement is available for purchase, but look below under Course Syllabus.

 

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Research Seminar: International Taxation

Course number: 7931 | Section number: 1543 | Professor name: Herzfeld

Course materials:

Assignments:

Please come prepared with a description of your proposed paper topic. 

 Reading assignment:  Jasper Smith, Writing Tax Articles: Advice From Experienced Authors, 155 TAX NOTES 1741 (Jun. 19, 2017)

Sales

Course number: 6010 | Section number: 12CH | Professor name: Davis, J

Course materials:

Keating, Sales A System Approach 6th ED (2016)

Assignments:

PP. 1-23, Probs 1.1, 1.2, 1.4 & 1.6

Statutory Interpretation

Course number: 6524 | Section number: 16A8 | Professor name: Fenster

Course materials:

There’s a syllabus available on the TWEN site, as are supplemental readings (from Course Materials page). All other readings from the casebook.

Assignments:

First week’s readings:

Tuesday, 1/9: Bond v. U.S., 134 S.Ct. 2077 (2014): only majority and Scalia dissent (edited version available from Course Materials page)

Thursday, 1/11: You may read one or both of the following:

Trade Secret Law

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 18EA | Professor name: Rowe

Course materials:

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.  

 

Assignments:

Please read pages 1-8 as well as the Uber Complaint (on TWEN) for the first day of class.  You should also download and review the course syllabus.

 

Trial Practice

Course number: 6363 | Section number: 03F2 | Professor name: Zedalis

Course materials:

Trials (Mauet)

Assignments:

Chapters 1 and 2 in our textbook, Trials (Mauet)

Trusts & Estates

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 17GG | Professor name: McCouch

Course materials:

Ascher et al., Gratuitous Transfers (6th ed.) (West 2013).

Assignments:

The assigned reading for the first week is Chapter 1, especially pages 11-18, 23-32, and 35-49.
For additional information, see the syllabus posted on the course website (TWEN).

U.S. International Tax II

Course number: 7615 | Section number: 26H8 | Professor name: Brauner

Course materials:

Assignments:

The first assignment for the class is Ch. 65.1-65.3 in the Bittker & Lokken book and the study problems in unit I.