First Day Assignments

Administrative Law

Course number: 6520 | Section number: 16E2 | Professor name: Flournoy

Course materials:

The text 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. There is a course website on TWEN where the syllabus for the course is posted.

Assignments:

First Day Assignment

The text 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. There is a course website on TWEN where the syllabus for the course is posted.

Important Note: Class will not meet on Tuesday, January 5 and Wednesday, January 6.  No later than December 31, 2015, I will have posted a narrated powerpoint under the Slides & Handouts page on the course TWEN website that covers the material we would have covered in the first of these two classes.  It is important material for which you are responsible.  I expect you to have reviewed this before our class on Monday, January 11.  We will schedule a time to make-up the second class early in the semester.

Assignment for Monday, January 4

Read pp. 1-22 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.

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Appellate Advocacy

Course number: 5793 | Section number: 0118 | Professor name: Adkins

Course materials:

Read Pflaum/Rambo text, chapter 13.

Assignments:

Read Pflaum/Rambo text, chapter 13.

Course syllabus:

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Appellate Advocacy

Course number: 5793 | Section number: 8246 | Professor name: Ruff

Course materials:

See “Course Policies; Syllabus” document posted on Prof. Ruff’s Appellate Advocacy TWEN website.

 

Assignments:

See Calendar posted on TWEN website (click on “View as List”).

 

 

Course syllabus:

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Appellate Advocacy

Course number: 5793 | Section number: 1393 | Professor name: Wihnyk

Course materials:

•Legal Writing by Design 2d edition (Pflambo) by Tracy Rambo and Leanne Pflaum

•The Bluebook 19th ed (Bluebook)

Assignments:

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

•Grading and Course Policies

•Syl: Class Topics and Assignments – This contains a schedule of all class meetings and

assignments. Click on “View as list” for the easiest way to read the calendar.

READ: PFLAMBO –

Chapters 13 & 14

 

Course syllabus:

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Appellate Advocacy

Course number: 5793 | Section number: 1540 | Professor name: Tomlinson

Course materials:

Legal Writing by Design, Rambo & Pflaum, 2d Edition

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

Course Materials for App Ad/Tomlinson (Yellow Book)

(available for purchase at Law School Book Store)

 

Assignments:

Reading for our First Class, 1/4/16

Read Chapters 13 and 14 of your text, Legal Writing by Design.

 

Course syllabus:

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Art Law

Course number: 6936 | Section number: 033E | Professor name: Ferreri

Course materials:

Please see syllabus

Assignments:

Class 1, January 7, 2016                         Introduction and housekeeping

Definitions and introduction to the course

 

Assigned reading:  Text, Chapter 1, and

 

the following article in The Telegraph 12 May 2015:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11596376/The-ten-most-expensive-paintings-in-history.htmlPublished:

Course syllabus:

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Business Enterprise Survey

Course number: 6068 | Section number: 1G09 | Professor name: Sokol

Course materials:

Creation of the Agency Relationship, S&W pp. 1-7

Nears v. Holiday Hospitality Franchising, Inc.

Problem 1-1

 

Assignments:

Creation of the Agency Relationship, S&W pp. 1-7

Nears v. Holiday Hospitality Franchising, Inc.

Problem 1-1

 

Course syllabus:

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Business Transactions and Document Drafting

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

Course materials:

Attached please find a welcome and first class reading assignments memo for the spring 2016 Business Transactions and Document Drafting class (LAW 6802).  The final course syllabus (and class schedule, exercises and reading assignments lists) all will be posted on the Course TWEN site prior to the first day of class.

 

Assignments:

 

Course syllabus:

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Civil Clinic-Family Advocacy

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/.

(Note that the Lab is just part of the family advocacy clinic, and meets in the same room)

 

Assignments:

1st Class Assignments:

 Please explore our canvas course (don’t neglect announcements) and do the assigned readings and written assignments. Be sure to get started early, as substantial work is required.

 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.

 

Course syllabus:

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Civil Procedure

Course number: 5301 | Section number: 6997 | Professor name: Page

Course materials:

  1. Assigned Texts. The assignments are to Stephen C. Yeazell, Civil Procedure (9th ed. 2015) and to the 2016 supplement, which contains the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, federal jurisdictional and procedural statutes, and the Constitution.

Assignments:

See attached syllabus

Course syllabus:

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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 (2016) [Rules & Statutes Supplement]

 

*Note: Both of these are brand new editions that will not be published until 12/18/15. To ensure that you have access to the reading for the first week of class, I will post a PDF the first week’s material on our class TWEN site by 12/29/15.

Assignments:

For the first day of class, please read and be prepared to discuss:

Casebook pp. 1–22 (up to 3.)

From the Supplement:

-U.S. Constitution, Article III §§ 1-2

-28 U.S.C. §§ 1331, 1332(a)-(c), 2072

-Skim Rules 3, 4(a)-(e), 7, 8, 11, 12

 

Please also register on the class TWEN site, using the password “civpro16.”  I will post the Syllabus there by 12/29/15.

Course syllabus:

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Climate Change

Course number: 6936 | Section number: 0332 | Professor name: Stein

Course materials:

Assignments:

1/5 – Introduction & Course Overview: Science and Scientific Uncertainty

 

 

Course syllabus:

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Comparative Law

Course number: 6250 | Section number: 0827 | Professor name: Malavet

Course materials:

Assignments:

For your first week, please visit my website go download the first Handout:

http://nersp.osg.ufl.edu/~malavet/comparat/Malavet_Handout_01.pdf

Please read Chapter 1, the course overview, which we will discuss both on Tuesday, January 5 and Wednesday, January 6.

On Tuesday, January 5, I will go over the syllabus and course rules as well. You may review the syllabus here:

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

The Main Page for the class is here:

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

I hope you all have a great holiday break!

See you in January.

Course syllabus:

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Constitutional Law

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

Course materials:

Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law (4th ed. 2013). I have not assigned the supplement for this casebook.

 

Assignments:

For our first class on Monday, January 4 (from 1-2:50 pm in Room 285B), please read the original (unamended) U.S. Constitution (on pages xli-xlix of the casebook) and prepare written answers for the set of questions that I have posted on the LexisNexis Web Course under “Course Materials”; and please read carefully, brief, and be prepared to discuss casebook pages 1-11 (Marbury, Martin, and Cohens). In order to get the questions, you must enroll on the Web Course (the LEXIS version of TWEN), so please do so as soon as possible. You will also find the syllabus, class procedures, and other materials there during the semester.

 

Course syllabus:

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Contracts

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

Course materials:

The syllabus is available from the course TWEN site. Please be sure to review it carefully before the first day of class.

 

Assignments:

The first week’s readings are as follows:

 

Monday:

Introduction to Contract Law: Casebook, pp. xxix-xxxiii; 3-12

 

Tuesday:

Chapter problem (read, prepare to discuss): Casebook, pp. 15-17

Manifestation and certainty: Casebook, pp. 18-39; Byrne supplement, Restatement 2d of Contracts, §§ 17, 22, 24, 50, 59, 61, 33; UCC §§ 2-204(3), 2-305, 2-308 to 2-310

 

Wednesday:

Special offer rules: Casebook, pp. 39-55, 60-62 (q’s 1&4 of ex. 2-15); Byrne supplement, Restatement §§ 26-27

Course syllabus:

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Copyright

Course number: 6572 | Section number: 2E33 | Professor name: Harrison

Course materials:

Brown & Denicola, Copyright, (Foundation Press 11th Edition) and 2015 Supplement

 

Assignments:

First week’s reading: 3-7, 11-32.

 

Course syllabus:

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Corporate Taxation

Course number: 6610 | Section number: 5708 | Professor name: Smith, A

Course materials:

Please see syllabus

Assignments:

Please see syllabus

Course syllabus:

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Corporations

Course number: 6063 | Section number: 1E62 | Professor name: 1E62

Course materials:

Corporation (Bauman & Stevenson)

Assignments:

Corporation (Bauman & Stevenson) pp. 1-40.

 

Course syllabus:

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Education Law

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 03CE | Professor name: Nance

Course materials:

Derek W. Black, Education Law: Equality, Fairness, and Reform (2013)

 

Assignments:

For the first day of class, please be prepared to discuss pp. 1–16 in the casebook. In addition, please register for the course on the TWEN site, where you will find the syllabus posted.

Course syllabus:

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Energy Law

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 0321 | Professor name: Stein

Course materials:

  • Casebook:  Fred Bosselman et al., Energy, Economics and the Environment: Cases and Materials. Third Edition (Foundation Press: 2014)

 

  • Supplementary Materials posted on TWEN

Assignments:

1/4 – Introduction & Course Overview: Framing the Energy Problem

Casebook, Chapter 1, pp. 1-27, Charles River Bridge case (pp. 41-47)

White House Fact Sheet: Administration Announces New Agenda To Modernize Energy Infrastructure (click on link at the bottom – not the full report), http://energy.gov/epsa/downloads/quadrennial-energy-review-fact-sheets

Course syllabus:

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Environmental Capstone Colloquium

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

Course materials:

TWEN: Please register on the class TWEN site (available by Dec. 21), using an email address that you check daily.

 

Class schedule: Because this is a 1-credit course, we will meet on 7 Thursdays throughout the semester: Jan. 7, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Mar. 10, Mar. 17, Mar. 24, and Mar. 31. We have an exciting lineup of speakers on ocean and coastal law, and I look forward to seeing you in class.

Assignments:

First class: No assignment. Attendance at the first class is mandatory.

 

TWEN: Please register on the class TWEN site (available by Dec. 21), using an email address that you check daily.

 

Class schedule: Because this is a 1-credit course, we will meet on 7 Thursdays throughout the semester: Jan. 7, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Mar. 10, Mar. 17, Mar. 24, and Mar. 31. We have an exciting lineup of speakers on ocean and coastal law, and I look forward to seeing you in class.

Course syllabus:

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Environmental Law

Course number: 6471 | Section number: 03F5 | Professor name: Angelo

Course materials:

Assignments:

First week reading assignments:

           

            Monday, January 4:               read pages 1-18

 

            Tuesday, January 5:                read pages 19-24 & 28-38

 

            Wednesday, January 6:           read pages 39-45 & 46-52

 

There is a TWEN site for this course.  The Syllabus and other information can be found on the TWEN site.

 

 

 

Course syllabus:

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Evidence

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

Course materials:

Please access her TWEN course page and follow the directions in the Syllabus link.

 

Assignments:

Please access her TWEN course page and follow the directions in the Syllabus link.

 

Course syllabus:

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Evidence

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

Course materials:

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, 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”.

 

Our first day of class is January 4.   Please note that the class starts at 8:40 and not 9:00.

 

I look forward to meeting you.

 

Jonathan Cohen

 

 

Course syllabus:

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Family Law

Course number: 6710 | Section number: 05FF | Professor name: Dowd

Course materials:

Course materials:  Abrams, Cahn, Ross, Meyer and McClain, Contemporary Family Law, 4th edition, 2015 (West) and materials posted on TWEN under Course Materials

Full syllabus and course materials are on TWEN; please sign up on TWEN.

 

Assignments:

First week:  January 4 and 5:  casebook 1-64 and Meyer, Pierce on TWEN under Course Materials (2 very short cases)

 

Assignment for first day:  Define “family” and illustrate your definition.  Bring with you to our first class.

 

Course syllabus:

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Federal Courts

Course number: 6302 | Section number: 08A7 | Professor name: Rush

Course materials:

The textbook is Federal Courts and the Law of Federal State Relations, by Low, Jeffries, and Bradley (8th ed., published by Foundation Press). You do not need to buy the 2015 Supplement.

 

Assignments:

Welcome to Federal Courts.  I’m looking forward to studying with you!

The textbook is Federal Courts and the Law of Federal State Relations, by Low, Jeffries, and Bradley (8th ed., published by Foundation Press). You do not need to buy the 2015 Supplement.

For our first class on Monday, Jan. 4, please read pp. 241-254.  For Tuesday and Wednesday, please read pp. 435-445.

A copy of the syllabus and my last exam will be available on TWEN no later than December 22, 2015.

If you have any questions, please let me know.  My email is rush@law.ufl.edu and my office number is 273-0948.

Course syllabus:

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First Amendment Law

Course number: 6511 | Section number: 188E | Professor name: Collier

Course materials:

Stone, Seidman, Sunstein, Tushnet & Karlan, The First Amendment, Fourth Edition (2012)

Assignments:

Our first class will be introductory.

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.

Course syllabus:

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Health Care Finance and Delivery

Course number: 6721 | Section number: 05F6 | Professor name: Boyarshinov

Course materials:

First Day Assignment (for 01/04/2016)

 Health Law and Policy.  Text: Read pages 1-26 (Section I-IV), Prepare problem: p. 26-27 (“The Couple’s Illness”): Students whose last names begin with A-M prepare to argue for coverage on behalf of the Hendersons; students whose last names begin with N-Z be prepared to argue against coverage. Text: Read pages 43-55 (The Patient Safety Movement, To Err is Human), 56-60 (Patient Safety and the ACA, Error Tracking and System Improvements), 63-66 (Disclosure of Errors). Prepare problem p. 67-68 (“Disclosing Errors”).  Students whose last names begin with A-M prepare to discuss problems in context of Joint Commission sentinel events requirements (p. 58-59); students whose last names begin with N-Z be prepared to discuss VA rules(p.63-66) and PA state requirements (note 2., p. 66-7).

 

Approaches to Controlling Costs.  Text: Read pages 199-211.

 

Assignments:

First Day Assignment (for 01/04/2016)

 Health Law and Policy.  Text: Read pages 1-26 (Section I-IV), Prepare problem: p. 26-27 (“The Couple’s Illness”): Students whose last names begin with A-M prepare to argue for coverage on behalf of the Hendersons; students whose last names begin with N-Z be prepared to argue against coverage. Text: Read pages 43-55 (The Patient Safety Movement, To Err is Human), 56-60 (Patient Safety and the ACA, Error Tracking and System Improvements), 63-66 (Disclosure of Errors). Prepare problem p. 67-68 (“Disclosing Errors”).  Students whose last names begin with A-M prepare to discuss problems in context of Joint Commission sentinel events requirements (p. 58-59); students whose last names begin with N-Z be prepared to discuss VA rules(p.63-66) and PA state requirements (note 2., p. 66-7).

 

Approaches to Controlling Costs.  Text: Read pages 199-211.

 

Course syllabus:

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Income Tax of Estates & Trusts

Course number: 6621 | Section number: 21B6 | Professor name: Calfee

Course materials:

Course materials will be available at Book It located on the ground floor of the Holiday

Inn West on the corner of West University Avenue and NW 13th Street.

Federal Internal Revenue Code Section & Regulations covering Sub Chapter J including

related income tax provisions, March 2015 edition.

 

Assignments:

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 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 syllabus:

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Income Taxation

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

Course materials:

Required: Taxation of Individual Income (Burke & Friel)(11th edition; LexisNexis)

Required: Selected Federal Taxation Statutes & Regulations (2016 edition; West)

Assignments:

Read Chapter 1 of the course textbook, Taxation of Individual Income

Course syllabus:

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International Business Transactions

Course number: 6261 | Section number: 2H55 | Professor name: Zheng

Course materials:

International Business Transactions: Problems, Cases, and Materials

By Daniel C.K. Chow and Thomas J. Schoenbaum (Aspen Publishers, 3rd Edition)

 

Assignments:

Reading assignments:

Jan 4: Casebook pages 1-21

Jan 4: Casebook pages 22-47

Jan 5: Casebook pages 49-65

 

Course syllabus:

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Internet Law

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 03CB | Professor name: Lidsky

Course materials:

James Grimmelmann, Internet Law: Cases & Problems (2015), available for download for $30 at https://semaphorepress.com/InternetLaw_overview.html

Assignments:

Please read pages 9-34 in the casebook: James Grimmelmann, Internet Law: Cases & Problems (2015), available for download for $30 at https://semaphorepress.com/InternetLaw_overview.html

Course syllabus:

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Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiation

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 05B1, 05B5, 05CC and 05CD | Professor name: Grater, Rawls, and Johnsen

Course materials:

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/.

 

Assignments:

1st Class Assignments:

 Please explore our canvas course (don’t neglect anouncements) and do the assigned readings.

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

 

Course syllabus:

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Jewish Law

Course number: 6936 | Section number: 0368 | Professor name: Cohen

Course materials:

Assignments:

Welcome to Jewish Law!

 

The assignment for our first class on January 4 is to read two Biblical sections (any version is fine) and one scholarly article:

 

Genesis, chapters 1 – 4

Exodus, chapters 19 – 20

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.

 

I look forward to meeting you in January.

 

Jonathan Cohen

Course syllabus:

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Juvenile Law

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

Course materials:

Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure, 2015 edition (required) and Florida Juvenile Law and Practice 13th Edition (recommended)

 

Assignments:

Add the Juvenile Law Clinic – Spring 2016 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.

 

Course syllabus:

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Law and 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.

Assignments:

1st day assignment for LAW & POLICY IN THE AMERICAS (LAW 6936 § 0345 / LAS 6938 § 22BA) Spring 2016:

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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.    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)

 

 

Course syllabus:

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Legal Drafting

Course number: 6807 | Section number: 1677, 1858 | Professor name: Temple-Smith

Course materials:

Legal Drafting (by M. Temple-Smith and D. Cupples)

Assignments:

The assignment is to read in Legal Drafting (by M. Temple-Smith and D. Cupples) pages 1 through 13.

 

Course syllabus:

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Legal Drafting

Course number: 6807 | Section number: 3944, 3952 | Professor name: Menendez

Course materials:

Legal Drafting (by M. Temple-Smith and D. Cupples)

Assignments:

The assignment is to read in Legal Drafting (by M. Temple-Smith and D. Cupples) pages 1 through 13.

 

Course syllabus:

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Legal Drafting

Course number: 6807 | Section number: 1655, 1680 | Professor name: Knight

Course materials:

Legal Drafting (by Margaret Temple-Smith and Deborah Cupples)

Assignments:

The assignment is to read in Legal Drafting (by Margaret Temple-Smith and Deborah Cupples) pages 1 through 13.

 

A FYI ONLY

 

Disability Syllabus Statement

The University of Florida is committed to providing equal educational access to students with disabilities. As you are developing and/or updating your syllabi for the spring semester, please take a moment to review the university’s “Policy on Course Syllabi” which specifies the inclusion of the following recommended statement related to accommodations for students with disabilities:

“Students with disabilities requesting accommodations should first register with the Disability Resource Center (352-392-8565, www.dso.ufl.edu/drc/) by providing appropriate documentation. Once registered, students will receive an accommodation letter which must be presented to the instructor when requesting accommodations. Students with disabilities should follow this procedure as early as possible in the semester.”

A disability syllabus statement serves to open the lines of communication between an instructor and a student by making the student feel included when approaching an instructor regarding accommodation needs and/or disability-related concerns.

Additional resources for faculty can be found on the Disability Resource Center’s Instructor Resources webpage (https://www.dso.ufl.edu/drc/faculty/resources-for-instructors). Please contact the Disability Resource Center at 352-392-8565 or via e-mail at accessuf@dso.ufl.edu if you have any questions.

 

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Legal Drafting

Course number: 6807 | Section number: 1674, 1844 | Professor name: Fernandez

Course materials:

Legal Drafting (by M. Temple-Smith and D. Cupples)

Assignments:

The assignment is to read in Legal Drafting (by M. Temple-Smith and D. Cupples) pages 1 through 13.

 

Course syllabus:

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Legal Drafting

Course number: 6807 | Section number: 1673, 1708 | Professor name: Cupples

Course materials:

Legal Drafting (by M. Temple-Smith and D. Cupples)

Assignments:

The assignment is to read in Legal Drafting (by M. Temple-Smith and D. Cupples) pages 1 through 13.

 

Course syllabus:

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Legal Research

Course number: 5803 | Section number: 0274, 0292 | Professor name: Marks

Course materials:

Assignments:

The first reading assignment for legal research sections G and I is posted on the Canvas website, under Module 8 > Readings before Class.

 

Course syllabus:

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Legal Research

Course number: 5803 | Section number: 028H | Professor name: Dalton, Turner

Course materials:

To prepare for the first day of class, we ask students to review the PowerPoints from the Fall semester. The PowerPoints are accessible on our course website on Canvas.

Assignments:

To prepare for the first day of class, we ask students to review the PowerPoints from the Fall semester. The PowerPoints are accessible on our course website on Canvas.

Course syllabus:

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Liability Insurance Law

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

Course materials:

Robert H. Jerry, II & Douglas R. Richmond, Understanding Insurance law (5th ed. 2012).

Assignments:

First Day Reading Assignment for Liability Insurance Law

For the first class on January 4 read pages 7–14, 177–96, 199–208, 440–55, and 482–507 in the assigned text, Robert H. Jerry, II & Douglas R. Richmond, Understanding Insurance law (5th ed. 2012).

Course syllabus:

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Mediation

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

Course materials:

Getting to Yes: Negotiation Agreement Without Giving In by Fisher, Ury, and Patton

Mediation Theory and Practice (Third Edition) by Alfini, Press, and Stulberg 

Assignments:

Tuesday January 5 First Day Class Meeting – Room 283 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 Syllabus page.

 

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Mediation Clinic

Course number: 6940 | Section number: 2241 | Professor name: Davis, R.

Course materials:

Getting to Yes: Negotiation Agreement Without Giving In by Fisher, Ury, and Patton 

Spring 2016 County Mediator’s Manual (Available in Law School Book Store)

Assignments:

Friday January 8 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 Spring 2016 County Mediator’s Manual (Available in Law School Book Store)

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

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Course number: 6067 | Section number: 04A8 | Professor name: Harmon

Course materials:

Please see TWEN page

Assignments:

Please see TWEN page

Course syllabus:

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Partnership Taxation

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

Course materials:

The casebook (required) for this course is Yin & Burke, Partnership Taxation (2d ed.  2013). 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 (4d ed. 2013); Cunningham & Cunningham, The Logic of Subchapter K: A Conceptual Guide to the Taxation of Partnerships (4th ed. 2011).

Assignments:

The reading assignment for the first week of class is Yin & Burke, pp. 1-26.

Course syllabus:

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Poverty Law

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

Course materials:

Required Text

Brodie, Pastore, Rosser, and Selbin:  Poverty Law, Policy, and Practice (2014). Available at law school bookstore.

Other assigned articles are available through the course TWEN site, as indicated. Please sign up on TWEN for the course.

 

Assignments:

Week 1: Introduction to Poverty

1/4:      What is Poverty? (1A) 1-24.

1/5:      Poverty in the United States. (1B) 25-42.

1/6:      Economic Mobility (1C) and Living with Poverty and Law (1D) 42-56.

 

Course syllabus:

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Pretrial Practice

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

Course materials:

(Mauet, Pretrial)

Assignments:

For the first week in Pretrial Practice, the students should read chapters one and two in our text (Mauet, Pretrial). Also, the students should read pages 1-114 of the deposition of David Cattoor in Ruis v. Woller, et al. It is attached.

Course syllabus:

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Privacy, Data Breaches & Cyber Security Seminar

Course number: 6936 | Section number: 0354 | Professor name: Mills

Course materials:

01/04/16 Week #1 – Internet Privacy: The Assurance You Thought You Had

 Sign up on TWEN for the course website (Privacy, Data Breaches & Cybersecurity – Spring 2016 (Jon Mills).

  1. Read the following from the course materials:
    1. Selections from Privacy: The Lost Right (Oxford University Press, 2008) (posted on TWEN).
    2. Excerpts from United States of Secrets, PBS Frontline, available at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/united-states-of-secrets/.
    3. Matt Honan, Kill the Password, Wired.com, (Nov. 15, 2011), available at http://www.wired.com/2012/11/ff-mat-honan-password-hacker/all/.
    4. ACLU v. Clapper, 785 F. 3d 787 (2d Cir. 2015) (posted on TWEN).
    5. Klayman v. Obama, 800 F.3d 559 (D.C. Cir. 2015) (posted on TWEN).

Assignments:

01/04/16 Week #1 – Internet Privacy: The Assurance You Thought You Had

 Sign up on TWEN for the course website (Privacy, Data Breaches & Cybersecurity – Spring 2016 (Jon Mills).

  1. Read the following from the course materials:
    1. Selections from Privacy: The Lost Right (Oxford University Press, 2008) (posted on TWEN).
    2. Excerpts from United States of Secrets, PBS Frontline, available at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/united-states-of-secrets/.
    3. Matt Honan, Kill the Password, Wired.com, (Nov. 15, 2011), available at http://www.wired.com/2012/11/ff-mat-honan-password-hacker/all/.
    4. ACLU v. Clapper, 785 F. 3d 787 (2d Cir. 2015) (posted on TWEN).
    5. Klayman v. Obama, 800 F.3d 559 (D.C. Cir. 2015) (posted on TWEN).

Course syllabus:

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Professional Responsibility

Course number: 6750 | Section number: 03C6 | Professor name: King

Course materials:

I have set up a TWEN site for this course. I have posted this course description 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.​

Assignments:

Class # and Date

1

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

1-1The NewCountry

Pages assigned, 2 and relevant rules(MR)3

Syllabus and Overview of the course.
Text: pp. xxxiii –xxxvii and 1-56
MR: Preamble and Scope Note

Course syllabus:

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Professional Responsibility

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

Course materials:

Please access her TWEN course page and follow the directions in the Syllabus link.

Assignments:

Please access her TWEN course page and follow the directions in the Syllabus link.

Course syllabus:

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Property

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

Course materials:

Be sure you have the casebook for the course [Dukeminier, Krier, Alexander & Schill’s Property (8th ed. 2014) published by Aspen Publishers].

Assignments:

First Day Assignment

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 under “Law School Resources” on the left bottom of the page.  Then click on “Add a course” and find this course on the list.  The syllabus, weekly assignment sheets, and occasional handouts and supplemental readings will be posted on this course website.  I will email the class throughout the semester using the email list of students registered on the website. All students in the course are required to register on the website.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 6

Class cancelled; make up scheduled for this Friday, Jan. 8 at 10:00 am

 

Thursday, Jan. 7

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 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.
  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.

 

  1. What is the right of occupancy? What are native tribes in whom this right is recognized permitted to do? What can European claimants do that Native Americans can’t?
  2. What is the sequence of the plaintiff and defendant’s acquisition of an alleged interest in the land? Does whoever’s claim arose first in time dictate the outcome?
  3. 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?

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Property

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

Course materials:

TWEN: Please register on the class TWEN site (available by Dec. 21), using an email address that you check daily.

Assignments:

TWEN: Please register on the class TWEN site (available by Dec. 21), using an email address that you check daily.

 

Assignments: All assignments are in Dukeminier et al., Property (Aspen 8th ed. 2014).

 

Jan. 5: 1-26

 

Jan. 7: 26-30, 33-34 (n. 1), 38-39 (n. 2), 46-50 (externalities), 53-55 (notes 4-6), 56-57, 64-75

Course syllabus:

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Property Rights and the U.S. Constitution

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 03BH | Professor name: Wolf

Course materials:

The course materials for this class have been posted on the on the LexisNexis Web Course under “Course Documents.” In order to get the questions, you must enroll on the Web Course (the LEXIS version of TWEN), so please do so as soon as possible.

 

Assignments:

For our first class, on Monday, January 11 (from 3-4:15 in Room 382), please read pages 3-35  and be prepared to share your written answers to the questions accompanying those readings (Calder, Barron, and  Scott). Also, please read the Wolf book review (excerpt), which is also posted on the Lexis Nexis Web Course under “Course Documents.”

 

Course syllabus:

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Public Policy Practicum: Legislative Interpretation and Drafting

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 131B | Professor name: Mills/Cupples

Course materials:

Assignments:

(1) Sign up for Twen and (2) do the reading listed for Meeting 1, which will be uploaded to Twen.

 

Course syllabus:

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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 2016″

The course syllabus is available on the course TWEN page.

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

 

Course syllabus:

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Real Estate Transactions

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

Course materials:

Please see TWEN page.

Assignments:

Please see TWEN Page.

Course syllabus:

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Sales

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

Course materials:

Keating (Fifth Ed.)

Assignments:

Keating (Fifth Ed.) pages 1-24, be prepared to discuss problems 1.1, 1.2, 1.4 and 1.6.

 

Course syllabus:

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Secured Transactions

Course number: 6051 | Section number: 16D6 | Professor name: Zheng

Course materials:

Required texts:

Commercial Law: Selected Statutes by Warren and Walt (2015-2016, Foundation Press) or any other statutory supplements that contain the 2010 amendments to UCC Article 9 as well as the Bankruptcy Code.

Examples & Explanations: Secured Transactions by James Brook (Sixth Edition, Wolters Kluwer)

 

Assignments:

Reading assignments:

Jan 4: supplemental reading to be posted on course website on TWEN

Jan 5: UCC §1-201(b)(35), §9-109(a)(1), §9-102(a)(12), §9-102(a)(73), §9-102(a)(28), §9-102(a)(59); E&E pp. xxi-xxii, Ch. 1

Jan 6: No required reading

 

Course syllabus:

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Selected Problems in Advanced Bankruptcy

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

Course materials:

Materials and Problems for discussion will be posted on TWEN.

Assignments:

Materials and Problems for discussion will be posted on TWEN.

Course syllabus:

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Statutory Interpretation

Course number: 6524 | Section number: 03B1 | Professor name: Fenster

Course materials:

I have created a TWEN page for Statutory Interpretation, which now hosts the syllabus and materials for the first day of class.

Assignments:

1/4: Bond v. U.S., 134 S.Ct. 2077 (2014): as edited, with only majority and part of Scalia dissent, available from TWEN “Course Materials” page. 1/6: Casebook, pp. 3-12, and read one or both of the following:

Course syllabus:

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Supreme Court Workshop

Course number: 6936 | Section number: 0384 | Professor name: Collier

Course materials:

Assignments:

There is no required assignment for the first class.  However, if you wish to start rummaging around for cases (on the current docket of the U.S. Supreme Court) that interest you, with an eye to picking one to concentrate on, all the better!

Course syllabus:

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Torts

Course number: 5700 | Section number: 0124 | Professor name: Noah

Course materials:

Franklin et al., Tort Law and Alternatives (Foundation Press 9th ed. 2011)

 

Assignments:

Assignments [by late Dec., I’ll post the syllabus for this course on our TWEN site]:

• Jan. 4 (Mon.): pp.1-29 (you can just skim pp.9-18)

• Jan. 5 (Tues.): pp.30-49, Supp. p.1 [posted w/ syllabus]

• Jan. 6 (Wed.): pp.49-68

 

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Trial Advocacy

Course number: 6360 | Section number: 03FF | Professor name: Zissimopulos

Course materials:

Please see Syllabus

Assignments:

Please see Syllabus

Course syllabus:

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Trial Practice

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

Course materials:

Trial Techniques and Trials

Assignments:

The first assignment for trial practice students is chapters one and two in Mauet , Trial Techniques and Trials

 

Course syllabus:

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UF Law Semester Away: Bridge to Practice

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 17G6 | Professor name: Zedalis, Stinneford, Ankersen

Course materials:

See attached syllabus

Assignments:

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Course syllabus:

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