First Day Assignments

Fall 2016

Business Enterprises Survey

Course number: 6068 | Section number: 2D40 | Professor name: Sokol

Course materials:

Assignments:

I. Agency

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

Nears v. Holiday Hospitality Franchising, Inc.

Problem 1-1 

 

Civil Clinic – Juvenile

Course number: 6940 | Section number: 4870 | Professor name: Rawls

Course materials:

Course Material: Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure, 2016 edition (required) and Florida Juvenile Law and Practice 14th Edition (recommended)

 

Assignments:

Assignments: Add the Juvenile Law Clinic – Fall 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.

 

Comparative Law

Course number: 6250 | Section number: 2D64 | Professor name: Malavet

Course materials:

  • Our class materials: The required materials are a collection of edited texts, The Comparative Method: Legal History and Culture in Comparison, that I will make available in the course canvas page. I will hand out the materials as I update them throughout the semester. I will also supplement this collection with a few additional handouts that will likewise be available for download on canvas.
  • Recommended Reading: John Henry Merryman and Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo, The Civil Law Tradition, An Introduction to the Legal Systems of Europe and Latin America (3rd ed. 2007).
  • Assignment Sheets. I will post weekly assignment sheets with specific assignments in the course website (http://nersp.osg.ufl.edu/~malavet/comparat/clmain.htm). I will attempt to structure assignments by class session. Students, especially those who sign-up for a particular class, should check with me to make sure what material will be covered.

Assignments:

Comparative Law Syllabus:

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

 

Week 1: Introduction to Comparative Law (Handout 1)

 

Condominium and Community Development

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 091F | Professor name: Eisinger

Course materials:

Please see Syllabus

Assignments:

Please see Syllabus

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Constitutional Law

Course number: 5501 | Section number: 005G | Professor name: Rush

Course materials:

Our textbook is Erwin Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law (4th ed), published by Aspen Press.  The latest supplement is not yet available.  When the publisher sends it to me (usually early August), I’ll let you know whether we will need it.

Assignments:

Dear Students,

 

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

 

Our textbook is Erwin Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law (4th ed), published by Aspen Press.  The latest supplement is not yet available.  When the publisher sends it to me (usually early August), I’ll let you know whether we will need it.

 

For our first class on Tuesday, August 16, please read Marbury v. Madison, pp. 1-9 in the text.  For Wednesday, please read Nixon, pp. 327-333. This is probably as far as we will go our first week. You’ll see how I use the cases to develop analytical frameworks.

 

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

 

If you have any questions before we meet, please email me at rush@law.ufl.edu.  I can’t wait to meet you!

 

Best,

SR

Contracts

Course number: 5000 | Section number: 1H89 | Professor name: Davis, J.

Course materials:

Farnsworth et.al. 8th Ed

Assignments:

Contracts cases & Materials Pages 1-9

Contracts

Course number: 5000 | Section number: 4520 | Professor name: Harrison

Course materials:

Contracts, Farnsworth, et. al. 8th edition

 

Assignments:

Monday, August 15, 2016

1:30 PM – 2:40 PM

 

Assignment: Read Syllabus

Introductory comments: Harrison

Sample Problem

 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

1:30 PM – 2:40 PM 

Topic: A. Why Enforce

pp. 8-20

 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

1:30 PM – 2:40 PM

Continue discussion of 8-20.

 

Corporate Taxation JD

Course number: 6610 | Section number: 09B3 | Professor name: McMahon

Course materials:

Required Texts
(1) McMahon, Simmons & McDaniel, FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION OF
CORPORATIONS, 4TH ED. (Foundation Press 2014)
(2) McMahon & Simmons, STUDY PROBLEMS FOR FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION OF
CORPORATIONS, 4TH ED. (Foundation Press 2014).
(3) McMahon, Simmons & McDaniel, 2016 UPDATE TO FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION
OF CORPORATIONS, 4TH ED. To be provided by Instructor in PDF.
(4) Lathrope, 2017 Edition, Selected Federal Taxation Statutes and Regulations
(West, 2017)

Assignments:

Assignment                                                                                           Text
Corporation Income Tax                                                                        1-8
Definition of “Corporation”                                                                   18-25 (through item 2.3).
PROBLEMS: § 2.A., 1 & 2(b)

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Corporate Taxation LLM

Course number: 7611 | Section number: 5185 | Professor name: McMahon

Course materials:

REQUIRED TEXTS
(1) McMahon, Simmons & McDaniel, FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION OF
CORPORATIONS, 4TH ED. (Foundation Press 2014)
(2) McMahon & Simmons, STUDY PROBLEMS FOR FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION OF
CORPORATIONS, 4TH ED. (Foundation Press 2014).
(3) McMahon, Simmons & McDaniel, 2016 UPDATE TO FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION
OF CORPORATIONS, 4TH ED. To be provided by Instructor in PDF
(4) INTERNAL REVENUE CODE AND REGULATIONS (Unabridged CCH 2016)

Assignments:

Assignment for Monday, August 15
Corporation Income Tax     1-8
Definition of “Corporation”     18-27
Regard of Corporate Entity     27-45
Reallocation of Income      45-51
The assignments includes detailed advance preparation of related Study Problems.
The complete syllabus is posted online and will be e-mailed to you by me when class e-mail
rosters are completed.

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Creditors, Remedies & Bankruptcy

Course number: 6052 | Section number: 09F7 | Professor name: Davis, J.

Course materials:

Warren, Westbrook, Parker, Pattow: Law of Debters & Creditors, 7th ed

Assignments:

Pages 53-75, Problem set 1

Criminal Law

Course number: 5100 | Section number: 4590 | Professor name: Johnston

Course materials:

The casebook for our course is Kadish, Schulhofer, Steiker, & Barkow, Criminal Law and Its Processes (9th Edition, Aspen Publishers 2012).

Assignments:

The casebook for our course is Kadish, Schulhofer, Steiker, & Barkow, Criminal Law and Its Processes (9th Edition, Aspen Publishers 2012).  Our first assignment will consist of the following.  Skim pages 1-12, which provide background information on the criminal justice system.  Then carefully read pages 31-44, to the end of note 2.  (We will discuss this material over the first two days of class.)  Also please sign up for our TWEN site and review our course policies.  See you all soon!

 

Energy Law and Policy

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 2D52 | Professor name: Stein

Course materials:

Casebook:  Joel Eisen, et al., Energy, Economics and the Environment: Cases and Materials. Fourth Edition (Foundation Press: 2015)

Supplementary Materials posted on TWEN and the Internet

Assignments:

PART 1:  INTRODUCTION

 

1

8/16

Introduction and Public Utility Law Primer: Framing the Energy Problem

 

  Syllabus posted on TWEN.  Please sign up for my TWEN page.

 

Evidence

Course number: 6330 | Section number: 02BB | Professor name: Malavet

Course materials:

  • The required class materials are: (1) Christopher B. Mueller and Laird C. Kirkpatrick, EVIDENCE UNDER THE RULES (8th. ed., Aspen Law & Business 2015; ISBN: 978-1-4548-4952-0); (2) Mueller & Kirkpatrick, 2016: Federal Rules of Evidence: With Advisory Committee Notes and Legislative History (Aspen Law & Business2016; ISBN: 978-1-4548-7557-4).
    •  
    • DO NOT PURCHASE A USED SUPPLEMENT: The Rules Supplement is the 2016 edition, newly-issued in the summer of 2016. You are allowed to annotate the supplement with your own outline and no other supplement will be allowed in the examination room. You must purchase a printed version of the supplement if you wish to use it during the exam. Access to electronic versions will not be permitted during the examination.
    •  
    • Open Rules. “Open-Rules” means that you may have with you during the examination your required 2016 Mueller & Kirkpatrick Federal Rules of Evidence supplement. No substitutions will be allowed. Your supplements may be annotated with handwritten notes, but shall not have any attachments other than tabs to mark the location of specific material (the tabs may have on them numbers and the short titles of the referenced material and nothing more). Only handwriting may cover the blank spaces and the original printing on the supplements. The use of stick-on labels or paper, white-out or any other method to eliminate any of the original printing is prohibited. Other than the addition of handwritten notes and tabs, the supplements shall be in their original condition, no material may be added nor may any material be removed in any way. The supplements must be in their original bound form at the start of and throughout the examination.

Assignments:

EVIDENCE SYLLABUS:

http://nersp.osg.ufl.edu/~malavet/evidence/evsyll.htm

 

Future assignments will be posted in the Assignments and Notes Page (http://nersp.osg.ufl.edu/~malavet/evidence/notes/evnotes.htm). (This page has now been updated for the entire Fall 2015, including references to the new edition of the casebook. However, I will have to adapt the lessons from the two-50-minute sessions that I have used since I started teaching the course, to our newly-mandated 70-minute sessions. I expect to work on this over the summer term).

 

 

Week One: August 16-18, 2016

  • Chapter: 1.0 Evidence Law and the System
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016
  • Session 1
    • Class rules, testing, grading and administrative matters.
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2016
  • Session 2
    • How is Evidence Admitted, 20-31
    • Problem 1-A: How did it happen? (p. 26)
  • Thursday, August 18, 2016
  • Session 3
    • How Evidence is Excluded, 31-43
    • Consequences of Evidential Error, 44-50
    • Obtaining Review of Evidence Points, 50-51
    • Problem 1-B: He didn’t object! (p. 50)

Historic Preservation through Public Policy

Course number: 6730 | Section number: 2063 | Professor name: Matthews

Course materials:

Please see Syllabus

Assignments:

Please see Syllabus

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

International Commercial Arbitration Moot

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 13F8 | Professor name: Johnsen

Course materials:

Assignments:

The assignment for the first class is to watch this one hour video:

 

https://youtu.be/A31M9ImBaiA

 

Other assignments for other classes coming.

 

Local Government Law

Course number: 6531 | Section number: 09F5 | Professor name: Little

Course materials:

Assignments:

Read introductory materials, table of contents, etc. READ HOW THINGS ARE
DONE WITH CARE. Read text pages 1-35 to prepare for first several classes.

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Mediation

Course number: 6383 | Section number: 8110 | 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:

Mediation  Skills

 

Thursday August 18 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.

 

 

Mediation Clinic

Course number: 6940 | Section number: 8134 | Professor name: Davis, R.

Course materials:

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

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

Assignments:

Mediation Clinic    

 

Friday August 19 First Day Class Meeting – Room 101 Virgil Hawkins Clinic   8:00 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 FALL 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.

 

Mental Health Law

Course number: 6936 | Section number: 08H0 | Professor name: Johnston

Course materials:

The case book for this course is Slobogin et al., Law and the Mental Health System: Civil and Criminal Aspects (6th ed. 2014).

Assignments:

The case book for this course is Slobogin et al., Law and the Mental Health System: Civil and Criminal Aspects (6th ed. 2014). For our first class, please read pages 4 – top of 14 (skip “psychodynamic model” at 11-12), 15 (start at note 3) – 27, 55 – top of 56, 65 – top of 68, and 69 – top of 74. Also please sign up for our TWEN site and review our course policies and tentative syllabus. See you all soon!

 

Professional Responsibility

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

Course materials:

Assignments:

Welcome to our Professional Responsibility course!

 

Our assignments are all posted on Canvas.   If you have never used Canvas before, of if you need a refresher, please go to https://lss.at.ufl.edu/help/Canvas_FAQ .  That cite states the following about how to login:

Please go to http://lss.at.ufl.edu and click the blue e-Learning in Canvas button. You will be prompted for your Gatorlink username and password. If you experience any issues with your username and/or password, please contact the UF Computing Help Desk at 352-392-4357.   You may also contact the helpdesk via email at helpdesk@ufl.edu.

Please do NOT ask Professor Reid any Canvas questions. 

I will also email you a Word document containing our Syllabus and Course Policies, but that document does not have links to all the sources you’ll need to read.  The Canvas site provides those links.  Below are the assignments for our first week of class, but you will have to access Canvas to read some of the material posted:

WEEK 1:  Please read all of the following:

 

T, Aug. 16       Class 1           Chapter 1: The Regulation of Lawyers

  1. Institutions that regulate lawyers
  2. State ethics codes

 

Course Policies and submit the Acknowledgment form on line via Canvas by 9:00 a.m. on the first day of class (Class 1).

 

Text:     xxvii-xxx; pp. 1 – 42

 

Model Rules:  Preamble and Scope

 

The Florida Bar 2014-16 Professionalism Handbook: Scan through this document to see what it contains:

https://www.floridabar.org/tfb/TFBProfess.nsf/840090c16eedaf0085256b61000928dc/d6e4c998c764799685256b2f006cccfd?OpenDocument

 

———————————————————————————————————————

 

W, Aug. 17      Class 2           Chapter 1: The Regulation of Lawyers

  1. Admission to practice

{D.The Unauthorized Practice of Law}

 

Text:    pp. 42 – 61; 595-600

 

8.1, 5.5

 

Florida Board of Bar Examiners Rules Relating to Admissions to the Bar – read Rule 3:

https://www.floridabarexam.org/web/website.nsf/rule.xsp#1-141

 

Be prepared to discuss:  Oath

 

Be prepared to discuss:  Converse case   (602 N.W. 2d 500)

 

Be prepared to discuss:  Fla. Stat. sec. 454.23:    http://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2016/454.23

 

Be prepared to discuss:  Preston case

 

 

I truly look forward to meeting you all!!!!

Taxation of Gratuitous Transfers

Course number: 6620 | Section number: 09B7 | Professor name: McCouch

Course materials:

The casebook for the course is Bittker, Clark & McCouch, Federal Estate and Gift Taxation (West, 11th ed. 2015). Students should also have a current edition of the relevant provisions of the Code and Regulations. Optional supplementary reading is McNulty & McCouch, Federal Estate and Gift Taxation (West, 8th ed. 2015).

 

Assignments:

A syllabus and supplementary materials will be posted on the TWEN page for the course. The assigned reading for the first week of class is Chapter 1 of the casebook, especially pages 17-27.

 

Torts

Course number: 5700 | Section number: 01FB | Professor name: Lidsky

Course materials:

Cases & Materials on Torts.

Assignments:

Read pages 1-7 in Cases & Materials on Torts.

 

Then watch the following video, “What is a Tort?” You will need your Gatorlink login to view the video.

 

https://mediasite.video.ufl.edu/Mediasite/Play/0b6f2f976d0f471db0591fc6761686021d

 

Come to class prepared to ask and answer questions.

 

 

Torts

Course number: 5700 | Section number: 4598 | Professor name: Stein

Course materials:

REQUIRED TEXT

 Farnsworth & Grady, Torts: Cases and Questions, 2d ed. (Aspen 2009)

 OPTIONAL RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENTAL REFERENCE TEXT

 Glannon, The Law of Torts: Examples and Explanations (5th edition)

 

Assignments:

1

8/15

Introduction to Torts;  Battery: Intent

 

 

Introduction (pp. xxxv-xlviii)

pp. 1-9 (through note 7)

  Syllabus posted on TWEN.  Please sign up for my TWEN page.

Trial Practice

Course number: 6363 | Section number: 4824 | Professor name: Zedalis

Course materials:

Mauet’s book (Trials and Trial Techniques). Any edition is fine

Assignments:

For Trial Practice section ‘A’, the first week reading assignment is: Chapters one and two in Mauet’s book (Trials and Trial Techniques). Any edition is fine—the content has remained generally the Same over several editions.

Trusts & Estates

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 1C59 | Professor name: Tritt

Course materials:

Purchase the required texts: (i) Dukeminier, Lindgren & Sitkoff, Wills, Trusts, and Estates (9th ed. 2013); and (ii) Thomas P. Gallanis, Uniform Trust and Estate  Statutes (2012-2013 ed)(or print off-line these uniform code statutes as assigned).

Assignments:

Download and read course Syllabus from TWEN.

 

Be prepared to discuss the following:

 

Terms.

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

 

Introduction to Donative Freedom.

 

Read Syllabus

 

Casebook: Pages 1-41

 

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

 

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

Trusts & Estates (Seminar)

Course number: 6936 | Section number: 06CH | Professor name: McCouch

Course materials:

Assignments:

For the first class (Wed., Aug. 17), please read the handout (posted on the TWEN page),review the questions for class discussion, and read at least one of the articles cited as background reading. Those articles are available electronically on Westlaw and Lexis; links should also be posted on ARES.