First Day Assignments

Spring 2018

Advanced Problems in Bankruptcy

Course number: 6056 | Section number: 16497 | Professor name: Davis, J.

Course materials:

Materials will be posted on TWEN.

 

Assignments:

Materials will be posted on TWEN.

 

Arbitration Law

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 16190 | Professor name: Johnsen

Course materials:

[Arbitration: theory, practice, and law, Folberg, Golann, Stipanowich, Kloppenberg (Wolters Kluwer, Custom Edition, 3rd Edition, 2016). (“Text”) 

 

Assignments:

First Class Assignment is Chapter 17- which is the first chapter of the abbreviated text.

 

[Arbitration: theory, practice, and law, Folberg, Golann, Stipanowich, Kloppenberg (Wolters Kluwer, Custom Edition, 3rd Edition, 2016). (“Text”) 

 

Please note that this text is taken from a larger textbook for courses that also cover negotiation and mediation. For this reason, the first chapter in this shorter book is chapter 17. ​]

 

Bridge to Practice

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 16195 | Professor name: Reid

Course materials:

Please see Syllabus below for more information.

Assignments:

Please see Syllabus below for more information.

Course syllabus:

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Constitutional Law

Course number: 5501 | Section number: 21849 | Professor name: Dowd

Course materials:

Erwin Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law (5th edition 2017); any supplemental cases will be posted on TWEN under Course Materials.

Assignments:

Section 2, section A

Spring semester 2019

TuWTh 10:30-11:40   HH 270

Contact information:  dowd@law.ufl.edu; 352-273-0930; office HH 317

Office hours Wednesday 2-5:30 (please feel free to stop by or email for an appointment at other times)

Course website:   Please sign on as soon as possible to the course website on TWEN to access class materials and to receive emails.

Course materials:  Erwin Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law (5th edition 2017); any supplemental cases will be posted on TWEN under Course Materials.

 

Week one: January 8, 9, 10

  1. Introduction: The Constitution and Constitutional Interpretation

First class:  Chemerinsky, xli-lvii The Constitution (We will discuss the structure and content of the Constitution)

Second and third classes:  Brown v. Board of Education (1954) and Plessy v. Ferguson (1898), available on TWEN (We will finish our initial discussion on the structure of the Constitution, and then discuss two full Supreme Court cases, as an introduction to doctrine and interpretation, and to give you a feel for a full constitutional case.  We will discuss Brown in the second class, and may begin Plessy. We will discuss Plessy v Ferguson in the third class.

 

You should be prepared to (1) present the case, including the parties, the procedural posture, the issues and the holding; (2) discuss what the case says and (2) engage in analysis of the case, including the likely arguments made on either side of the issues in the case, what the case stands for (alternative readings), and your evaluation of the strength of the analysis in the opinion(s).

Contracts

Course number: 5000 | Section number: 16388 | Professor name: Harrison

Course materials:

Your books for this course are Contracts by Farnsworth, Young and Sager, 8th edition and  J.E. Byrne, Contracts Texts. 5th edition.

 

 

Assignments:

First week assignment: Read the Syllabus, Casebook pp. pp. 8-23.

Corporate Finance

Course number: 6064 | Section number: 21804 | Professor name: Rhee

Course materials:

Robert J. Rhee, Corporate Finance (Wolters Kluwer 2016)

Assignments:

Read pages 1-20 in read pages 1-20 in Robert J. Rhee, Corporate Finance (Wolters Kluwer 2016)

Criminal Procedure-Adversary System

Course number: 6112 | Section number: 16528 | Professor name: Johnston

Course materials:

Please sign up for this class on TWEN.  The first week’s assignment can be found there, on the “Syllabus and Course Outline” page. Please read the “overview” and “incorporation and federal courts’ supervisory power” materials for the first day of class.

Assignments:

Please sign up for this class on TWEN.  The first week’s assignment can be found there, on the “Syllabus and Course Outline” page. Please read the “overview” and “incorporation and federal courts’ supervisory power” materials for the first day of class.

Evidence

Course number: 6330 | Section number: 16562 | Professor name: Reid

Course materials:

Please see syllabus below for more information.

Assignments:

Please see syllabus below for more information.

Course syllabus:

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Family Law Policy

Course number: 6936 | Section number: 15887 | Professor name: Dowd

Course materials:

All readings for the course will be available on TWEN

Assignments:

Spring semester 2019

Tuesday 3:00-4:50, HH355D

Contact information:  dowd@law.ufl.edu; 352-273-0930; office HH 317

Office hours Wednesday 2-5:30 (please feel free to stop by or email for an appointment at other times)

Course website:  on TWEN

Required text:  All readings for the course will be available on TWEN

 

 January 8:        Introductory readings (excerpts from several articles)  posted on TWEN, under Course Materials

 

Introductory Reading:  January 8

Nancy Dowd, Equality, Equity, Dignity, forthcoming in the Journal of Law and Inequality (forthcoming 2019)(entire)

Robin Lenhardt, Race, Dignity, and the Right to Marry, 84 Fordham L. Rev. 53 (2015)(read introduction and Part I, and pages 64-65 of Part III

Scott Rivkees, The First 1000 Days, University of Florida Law Forum (forthcoming 2018)(entire)

Patricia Snyder and Maureen Conroy, Core Concepts in Federal Statutes for Young Children with or At Risk for Disabilities and Their Families, University of Florida Law Forum (forthcoming 2018) (entire)

Susan Nittrouer, Ending the Lottery, University of Florida Law Forum (forthcoming 2018)(pages 1-3, and to the end of the paragraph on top of page 4)

Jody Seigel, Chelsea Dunn, Carolyn Carter and Rachel Coleman, Benefits of Pediatric Medical-Legal Partnerships, University of Florida Law Forum (forthcoming 2018)(Part I)

 

Note:  if you have any difficulty accessing the readings, please email me and I will send you a copy        

Federal Research Seminar

Course number: 7911 | Section number: 15585 | Professor name: Herzfeld

Course materials:

Please see syllabus below for more information.

Assignments:

Please see syllabus below for more information.

Course syllabus:

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Income Taxation of Estates & Trusts

Course number: 7931 | Section number: 22156 | 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. A paper copy of the code and regulations is required.

 

Assignments:

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Problem #1 – Read Code, Regulations & Statutes listed under “Assignment.” Provide answers to problems.

Income Taxation of Estates & Trusts

Course number: 7625 | Section number: 22486 | 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. A paper copy of the code and regulations is required.

 

Assignments:

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Problem #1 – Read Code, Regulations & Statutes listed under “Assignment.” Provide answers to problems.

International Tax Planning Practicum

Course number: 7931 | Section number: 22155 | Professor name: Herzfeld

Course materials:

Please see syllabus below for more information.

Assignments:

Please see syllabus below for more information.

Course syllabus:

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Jewish Law

Course number: 6936 | Section number: 21842 | Professor name: Cohen

Course materials:

Welcome to Jewish Law.  I look forward to meeting you in January.

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at cohenjr@law.ufl.edu

 

Assignments:

The assignment for the first class is to read:

-Genesis, chapters 1-4 (any version is fine)

-Exodus, chapter 20 (any version is fine)

-Robert Cover, “Obligation: A Jewish Jurisprudence of the Social Order,” Journal of Law and Religion 5, 65-74 (1998), available at press.princeton.edu/chapters/s8194.pdf.

 

Please see syllabus below for more information.

Course syllabus:

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Law and Entrepreneurship

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 16194 | Professor name: Sokol

Course materials:

Assignments:

Reading:

Financing New Ventures William R. Kerr; Ramana Nanda (HBS Case Study)

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.

Mediation

Course number: 6383 | Section number: 16568 | Professor name: Davis, R.

Course materials:

REGISTER ON CANVAS

SYLLABUS POSTED ON CANVAS

Assignments:

SPRING 2018

FIRST DAY THURSDAY JANUARY 10 AT 2:30 P.M.

REGISTER ON CANVAS

SYLLABUS POSTED ON CANVAS

Mediation Clinic

Course number: 6940 | Section number: 15927 | Professor name: Davis, R.

Course materials:

REGISTER FOR CLASS ON CANVAS

READ AGENDA/SYLLABUS ON CANVAS

Assignments:

FIRST DAY FRIDAY JANUARY 11 ROOM 283 HOL  8:30 -NOON

REGISTER FOR CLASS ON CANVAS

READ AGENDA/SYLLABUS ON CANVAS

Mergers & Acquisitions

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 21828 | Professor name: Rhee

Course materials:

Stephen Bainbridge & Iman Anabtawi, Mergers and Acquisitions: A Transactional Perspective (Foundation Press 2017)

Assignments:

Read pages 1-27 in Stephen Bainbridge & Iman Anabtawi, Mergers and Acquisitions: A Transactional Perspective (Foundation Press 2017)

Negotiation

Course number: 6385 | Section number: 16569 | Professor name: Cohen

Course materials:

Welcome to Negotiation.  I look forward to meeting you in January.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at cohenjr@law.ufl.edu.

Assignments:

The assignment for the first class is to read the first chapter (pp. 1-40) of Negotiation: Processes for Problem-Solving by Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Andrea K. Schneider and Lela P. Love (2nd edition, Aspen Pub., 2014).

 

Please see syllabus below for more information.

Course syllabus:

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Negotiation

Course number: 6385 | Section number: 21807 | Professor name: Johnsen

Course materials:

Craver, Effective Legal Negotiation and Settlement, Eighth Edition by Charles B. Craver (Carolina Academic Press, 2016)

 

Assignments:

The first class assignment for Negotiation will be Chapter 1 of the text (Craver, Effective Legal Negotiation and Settlement, Eighth Edition by Charles B. Craver (Carolina Academic Press, 2016)

 

Sales

Course number: 6010 | Section number: 16495 | Professor name: Davis, J.

Course materials:

Keating, Sales, A systems Approach, 2016 Ed.

 

Assignments:

Read Pages 1-23

problems 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6.

Unincorporated Business Enterprises

Course number: 6062 | Section number: 16498 | Professor name: Rhee

Course materials:

Larry Ribstein, Jeffrey Lipshaw, Elizabeth Miller, and Joshua Fershee, Unincorporated Business Entities (5th edition, LexisNexis / Carolina Academic Press 2013)

Assignments:

Read pages 1-10 in Larry Ribstein, Jeffrey Lipshaw, Elizabeth Miller, and Joshua Fershee, Unincorporated Business Entities (5th edition, LexisNexis / Carolina Academic Press 2013); read the following statutes found in the appendices in textbook, Revised Uniform Partnership Act § 106, § 101(7), § 103; Uniform Limited Partnership Act (2001) § 106, § 102(13), § 110; Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act § 106, § 102(13), § 110(a)-(b)