First Day Assignments

Fall 2016

Administrative Law

Course number: 6520 | Section number: 01E1 | Professor name: Page

Course materials:

Casebook.  All assignments are to Cass, Diver, & Beerman & Freeman Administrative Law:  Cases and Materials (7th ed. 2016)

Assignments:

TWEN page. There is a course web site at http://lawschool.westlaw.com/twen/, which you can access with your Westlaw password and the course password, which is “cass.”  The site has some useful links and course materials.

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Advanced Legal Research

Course number: 6798 | Section number: 09C9 | Professor name: Marks

Course materials:

Assignments:

Agricultural Law & Policy

Course number: 6474 | Section number: 0832 | Professor name: Olexa

Course materials:

Instructor’s course materials are required for this course and may be purchased at the Levin College of Law Bookstore.

Assignments:

Please see syllabus

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Antitrust

Course number: 6936 | Section number: 08HB | Professor name: Page

Course materials:

Please see Syllabus

Assignments:

Daniel A. Crane, Antitrust (WoltersKluwer 2014), pp. 1-18; 41-74

Meyer v. Kalanick, 15 Civ. 9796, 2016 WL 1266801 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 31, 2016)

Fed. R. Civ. P. 23 Class Actions

 

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

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.

 

Civil Clinic-Family Advocacy

Course number: 6940 | Section number: 4828 & 7628 | 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 couple of hours; it might not have been released yet.

 

Assignments:

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

 

1st Class Assignments:

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

 

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.

 

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: 04CC | Professor name: Hernandez

Course materials:

Assignments:

I. Introduction Pages
The Constitution xv-xxxi
SEPARATION OF FEDERAL POWERS
  II. The Federal Judicial Power (Role of Judiciary)
A. Authority for Judicial Review

Marbury, Martin, Cohens

1-11

 

This is the first Week’s Assignment.

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Constitutional law

Course number: 5501 | Section number: 005H | Professor name: Wolf

Course materials:

Our casebook is Constitutional Law: Custom Edition (curated by Wolf and Hernández-Truyol). This book is available for purchase in the UF Law bookstore. I will also be posting materials on the LexisNexis Web Course for this class.

 

Assignments:

For our first two classes–on Wednesday and Thursday, August 17 and 18, from 2-3:10 pm in Room 270—please read and be prepared to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s syllabus for two cases decided in 2016: Fisher and Whole Woman’s Health 

Fisher

Whole Woman’s Health

In addition, please answer the Constitutional Law Questions included here:

Constitutional Law Questions

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

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

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: 4532 | Professor name: Zheng

Course materials:

Casebook:

Contracts: Cases, and Materials

By E. Allan Farnsworth, Carol Sanger, Neil B. Cohen, Richard R.W. Brooks & Larry T. Garvin (Foundation Press, Eight Edition)

 

Selections for Contracts

By E. Allan Farnsworth, Carol Sanger, Neil B. Cohen, Richard R.W. Brooks & Larry T. Garvin (Foundation Press, 2013 or afterward)

 

Assignments:

August 16

CB 8-9; 31-38.

 

August 17

Notes 1, 3, 4 on pp. 38-40; Problem on pp. 40-41; CB 48-57 (stop before Harrington); Notes 1, 2 on p. 51; Notes 1, 2 on pp. 53-54.

 

August 18

CB 57-59; Notes 1, 2, 3 on p. 58; Notes 1, 2, 3 on pp. 59-60; CB 71 (start from Section D)-88; Note 1 on p. 75;  Problem on pp. 85-86 (ignore the question on damages).

 

 

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)

 

View my articles at my SSRN homepage:

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=103310

 

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.

Corporations

Course number: 6063 | Section number: 0993 | Professor name: Rhee

Course materials:

Assignments:

Chapter 1 (pp. 1-14) and Chapter 2 (pp. 1-7):  Both chapters are posted on TWEN

 

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: 0023 | Professor name: Jacobs

Course materials:

All students should register for the TWEN site for this class. The  class syllabus has been posted. At the end of the notices in the syllabus, you can find the assignment for the first week. You should all bring your laptops or electronic devices on Tuesday. Their use in class will be prohibited after Tuesday.

Prof. Jacobs

 

Assignments:

All students should register for the TWEN site for this class. The  class syllabus has been posted. At the end of the notices in the syllabus, you can find the assignment for the first week. You should all bring your laptops or electronic devices on Tuesday. Their use in class will be prohibited after Tuesday.

Prof. Jacobs

 

Criminal Law

Course number: 5100 | Section number: 4585 | Professor name: Nunn

Course materials:

Assignments:

Day 1 (8/15)

 

Introduction to the Course

Readings:  1-12

 

Why Punish?

Readings:  89-106

 

Day 2 (8/17)

 

Theories of Punishment

Readings:  106-124

 

What to Punish?

Readings: In class handout

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!

 

Criminal Law in the Virtual Context

Course number: 6936 | Section number: 5340 | Professor name: Jacobs

Course materials:

Please see TWEN site

Assignments:

All students registered for this class must attend the first two classes. Both of these classes are orientations that cannot be made up. If you cannot make BOTH orientations, you cannot stay in the class. You should register for the TWEN course page. There is a selection on the TWEN site called Course Information under the Syllabus tab, and under Course Materials there are two protocols which you should read. This will give you an idea of what the semester will be like. There will be some changes this year which will be discussed during the orientation.

 

You must have a computer that can run the Second Life platform. System requirements  for the program can be found here. As a general rule, tablets and netbooks are not sufficient for the program. You may be able to make it through orientation, but those devices do not have enough power to make it through an hour and 40 minutes. If you have never been in Second Life, DO NOT create an avatar for the class, we will do that next week. If you already have an avatar, you may need to make an alt next week.

Prof. Jacobs

 

 

Employment Law

Course number: 6545 | Section number: 026C | Professor name: Bornstein

Course materials:

COURSE MATERIALS:

The required casebook for this course is Crain, Kim & Selmi, Work Law: Cases and Materials (3rd ed., 2015).

Assignments:

ASSIGNMENTS:

The assignment for the first day of class, Tues. 8/16/16, is as follows:

 

The meaning of work; Historical contexts

Read casebook pp. 3-6 (through n.4 first paragraph); 8 n.5 only; 9(B.)-17 (through n.2); 19-20 n.5 only; 21(C.)-22; 28(2.)-30 (through n.2)

 

The syllabus for the first half of the course will be posted on the course TWEN page by Wed., Aug. 10. Please register for the page using the password “employment.”

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)

Family Law

Course number: 6710 | Section number: 133G | Professor name: King

Course materials:

The required text is Abrams, Cahn, Ross, and Meyer, Contemporary Family Law (Thomson West, 4th ed. 2015).  For some chapters, there will be supplemental readings, posted on the TWEN course page.

 

If, as the course proceeds, you find that you wish to consult a text other than our casebook to aid your understanding of family law, I recommend John DeWitt Gregory, Peter Swisher, and Robin Fretwell Wilson, Understanding Family Law (LexisNexis 4th ed. 2013).

 

Below I have listed the reading for the first week.  Generally, you should read approximately 1/3 of the week’s reading for each class. As we move throughout the semester, I will provide more specific guidance on a daily basis.  For the first class, please read pages 1-22 in the Text.

 

 

Assignments:

                                                         Week 1:  August 15-17

 

I. Introduction: What is a Family? Why do Families Matter? What is the Relationship between Families and the Law?

 

A. The American Family – and Marriage – Today; The Functions of Family Law; Defining Family, Chap. 1, 1-22

B. The Status and Condition of Family Law Practice, 57-64     

C. Families and the law: The Right of Privacy, 22-43

D. The Right to Same-Sex Intimate Relationships, 44-56

 

 

First Amendment Law

Course number: 6511 | Section number: 2D49 | Professor name: Little

Course materials:

Text: Stone, Siedman, Sunstein, Tushnet and Karlan, The First Amendment (2016), Wolters Kluwer pub. Co.

(Available law school book store and perhaps other places.

Preliminary Syllabus and introductory materials including first 18 pages of the text. READ

WITH CARE: “HOW THINGS ARE DONE.”

 

Assignments:

June 21, 2016

First Assignments: First Amendment Law, Fall 2016

Text: Stone, Siedman, Sunstein, Tushnet and Karlan, The First Amendment (2016), Wolters

Kluwer pub. Co.

(Available law school book store and perhaps other places.

Preliminary Syllabus and introductory materials including first 18 pages of the text. READ

WITH CARE: “HOW THINGS ARE DONE.”

NOTE: Your teacher has been assigned at the last minute to teach this course and has not yet

developed a full syllabus. This will be done as soon as possible. Read

text pages 1-35 to prepare for first several classes. Read the attached pages from the text for first

class and read though page 64 of the text if you obtain it and have time to do so before classes

begin.

 

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Florida Constitutional Law

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 2D50 | Professor name: Mills

Course materials:

See TWEN page

Assignments:

08/15/16          PART I: Introduction and page 1 24

 

The syllabus, course materials of week-1 are posted on TWEN (Course Books are electronic format as PDF doc).

 

Historic Preservation

Course number: 6936 | Section number: 5318 | Professor name: McLendon

Course materials:

Please see Syllabus

Assignments:

First day assignment for the course is below:

  • Printed course-materials can be purchased at www.bookit.com.bz under the “Law School” tab or by calling Book iT! at 352-371-9588, store located on 1250 W University Ave, Unit 2 (Holiday Inn on 13th & Univ.)
  • Sign up on TWEN for the course website. The syllabus is also posted on TWEN site.
  • Read the following from the course materials:
  1. Findings of the National Committee on Historic Preservation, from With Heritage So Rich (Nat’l Trust, 1966, rep. 1983).
  2. United States v. Diaz, 499 F.2d 113 (9th Cir. 1974).
  3. United States v. Smyer, 596 F.2d 939 (10th Cir. 1979).

 

  • Also, review the following 2 background articles:
  1. W. Brown Morton III, What Do We Preserve and Why?, in The American Mosaic: Preserving a Nation’s Heritage (Robert E. Stipe & Antoinette J. Lee, eds., US/ICOMOS, 1987).
  2. Robert E. Stipe, Historic Preservation: The Process and the Actors, in The American Mosaic: Preserving a Nation’s Heritage (Robert E. Stipe & Antoinette J. Lee, eds., US/ICOMOS, 1987).

 

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

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.

Immigration Law

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 2D68 | Professor name: George

Course materials:

Assignments:

For the first day, the assignment is to read Immigration and Citizenship Law in Historical Context (pages 1-47) and Foundations of Immigration Law (pages 151-195).

Income Taxation

Course number: 6600 | Section number: 09B6 | Professor name: Smith

Course materials:

Please see Syllabus

Assignments:

First day assignment:

 

Read course syllabus, read Casebook pages 1-19, visit www.irs.gov , download a copy of the 2016 Form 1040, Schedules A, C, and D, and skim Form 1040 Instructions.

 

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

International Business Transactions

Course number: 6261 | Section number: 2D70 | Professor name: Zheng

Course materials:

Casebook:

International Business Transactions: Problems, Cases, and Materials

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

 

Assignments:

Assignments:

August 15

CB 1-22.

 

August 16

CB 22-37 (stop before Section B).

 

August 17

CB 49-59

 

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

 

 

Your other assignments are below for Part 1. There is also an attachment that is 1 The study of International Commercial Law. The attachment will say syllabus, but it is part 2.

 

 

PART 1  Setting the Stage

 

 

Students and attorneys reading this book hopefully find the potential to participate in international commercial transactions exciting on many levels. Indeed the globalization of business and culture is proceeding today at a pace that is unprecedented. Technology has made international communication and interaction easier and quicker than ever. A business in Tokyo can find a supplier in Mexico City through a quick series of searches on the internet. An agreement might be struck in a short period of time through the exchange of order forms through e-mail communications. Travelling might not even be necessary at all.

Businesses participate in such transactions to exchange goods with other nations and to advance their own economic interests. So too, attorneys who counsel such businesses can engage in a cultural exchange that can also be both professionally and economically rewarding. Keep in mind that engaging in such transactions involves crossing borders in a way that necessitates understanding and cooperation among the vast array of cultures that exist throughout the nations of the world.

First, however, it is important to understand the theory and the mechanics of international commercial transactions. For centuries, scholars and politicians alike have debated the value and role of international trade as a tool for economic development and increased public welfare and well being. Part I of this book will attempt to briefly cover some of this background to acquaint the reader with that theoretical context.

Part I will also provide useful background on the international organizations that have grown up to help facilitate and regulate trade. It is difficult to study international commercial transactions without at least some understanding of those organizations and the work they have done and are continuing to do. The CISG itself, the subject of Part II of this book, was the work of one such pivotal organization, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). UNCITRAL has also been instrumental in the development of a Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration, which will be the focus of much discussion in Part III of this book.

Part I will also focus on practical commercial and legal issues that anyone participating in an international commercial transaction should consider. Included among those topics will be international commercial arbitration. While that topic is considered at length in Part III of this book, it is introduced in this early chapter so that the examples of arbitrations encountered even in Part II might be understood more easily. Arbitration is largely a function of contract law. Accordingly, an understanding of some of the basic principles of arbitration before embarking on the contract law issues presented in Part II should prove helpful.

When considering all of these issues, it is the authors’ hope that the reader will not lose sight of the practical aspects to the issues presented. Accordingly, in this Part, and throughout the book, there will be hypothetical situations raised and the reader will be challenged to apply theory to practice.

 

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiation

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 2D32, 2D34, 2D37, 2D38 & 2D39 | Professor name: Grater, Rawls & 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/. If you are unable to access this course, please wait a couple of hours; it might not have been released yet.

 

Assignments:

1st Class Assignments:

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

 

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

 

Introduction to Lawyering

Course number: 5755 | Section number: 11AG | Professor name: Cohen

Course materials:

Course Materials:

 (1) Stefan H. Krieger and Richard K. Neumann, Jr., Essential Lawyering Skills: Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation, and Persuasive Fact Analysis, (Wolters Kluwer 5th Edition 2015). 

 (2)  Amy R. Mashburn, Introduction to Lawyering course pack (2016), which will be available in the UF book store (approximately) on  August 11.

 

Assignments:

Assignments:

 

Welcome to Introduction to Lawyering! You may access the course website by going to https://ufl.instructure.com/. Once you log in using your GatorLink information, you will see the course, Introduction To Lawyering, listed there. You should not have any trouble accessing the site or its materials, but let us know if you do. The Canvas site contains materials that are relevant to all students under the general links on the left hand side, including the course syllabus. 

 

Class # 1               Read the Syllabus carefully

 Class # 2               Course Pack: Overview of Lawyering p. 1-20. 

 Class # 3               Course Pack:  Professions, the Legal Profession, and Professionalism;

                                Course Pack:  Professional Expectations (Florida Bar);

                                 Course Pack:  Problem: Lynn & Carlos

  Class # 4               Text:  Chapter 2;

                                Course Pack:  The Boca Burger case;

                                 Course Pack:  Problem, Prosecutor Pete

 

 

Introduction to Lawyering

Course number: 5755 | Section number: 17GE | Professor name: Angelo

Course materials:

Course Materials:

 (1) Stefan H. Krieger and Richard K. Neumann, Jr., Essential Lawyering Skills: Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation, and Persuasive Fact Analysis, (Wolters Kluwer 5th Edition 2015). 

 (2)  Amy R. Mashburn, Introduction to Lawyering course pack (2016), which will be available in the UF book store (approximately) on  August 11.

 

Assignments:

Assignments:

 

Welcome to Introduction to Lawyering! You may access the course website by going to https://ufl.instructure.com/. Once you log in using your GatorLink information, you will see the course, Introduction To Lawyering, listed there. You should not have any trouble accessing the site or its materials, but let us know if you do. The Canvas site contains materials that are relevant to all students under the general links on the left hand side, including the course syllabus. 

 

Class # 1               Read the Syllabus carefully

 Class # 2               Course Pack: Overview of Lawyering p. 1-20. 

 Class # 3               Course Pack:  Professions, the Legal Profession, and Professionalism;

                                Course Pack:  Professional Expectations (Florida Bar);

                                Course Pack:  Problem: Lynn & Carlos

  Class # 4               Text:  Chapter 2;

                                 Course Pack:  The Boca Burger case;

                                 Course Pack:  Problem, Prosecutor Pete

 

Introduction to Lawyering

Course number: 5755 | Section number: 005D | Professor name: Johnsen

Course materials:

Course Materials:

 (1) Stefan H. Krieger and Richard K. Neumann, Jr., Essential Lawyering Skills: Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation, and Persuasive Fact Analysis, (Wolters Kluwer 5th Edition 2015). 

 (2)  Amy R. Mashburn, Introduction to Lawyering course pack (2016), which will be available in the UF book store (approximately) on  August 11.

 

Assignments:

Assignments:

 

Welcome to Introduction to Lawyering! You may access the course website by going to https://ufl.instructure.com/. Once you log in using your GatorLink information, you will see the course, Introduction To Lawyering, listed there. You should not have any trouble accessing the site or its materials, but let us know if you do. The Canvas site contains materials that are relevant to all students under the general links on the left hand side, including the course syllabus. 

 

Class # 1               Read the Syllabus carefully

 Class # 2               Course Pack: Overview of Lawyering p. 1-20. 

 Class # 3               Course Pack:  Professions, the Legal Profession, and Professionalism;

                               Course Pack:  Professional Expectations (Florida Bar);

                                Course Pack:  Problem: Lynn & Carlos

Class # 4               Text:  Chapter 2;

                              Course Pack:  The Boca Burger case;

                              Course Pack:  Problem, Prosecutor Pete

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Lawyering

Course number: 5755 | Section number: 114H | Professor name: Nance

Course materials:

Course Materials:

 (1) Stefan H. Krieger and Richard K. Neumann, Jr., Essential Lawyering Skills: Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation, and Persuasive Fact Analysis, (Wolters Kluwer 5th Edition 2015). 

 (2)  Amy R. Mashburn, Introduction to Lawyering course pack (2016), which will be available in the UF book store (approximately) on  August 11.

 

Assignments:

Assignments:

 

Welcome to Introduction to Lawyering! You may access the course website by going to https://ufl.instructure.com/. Once you log in using your GatorLink information, you will see the course, Introduction To Lawyering, listed there. You should not have any trouble accessing the site or its materials, but let us know if you do. The Canvas site contains materials that are relevant to all students under the general links on the left hand side, including the course syllabus. 

 

Class # 1               Read the Syllabus carefully

 Class # 2               Course Pack: Overview of Lawyering p. 1-20. 

 Class # 3               Course Pack:  Professions, the Legal Profession, and Professionalism;

                                Course Pack:  Professional Expectations (Florida Bar);

                                Course Pack:  Problem: Lynn & Carlos

  Class # 4               Text:  Chapter 2;

                                 Course Pack:  The Boca Burger case;

                                 Course Pack:  Problem, Prosecutor Pete

 

Introduction to Lawyering

Course number: 5755 | Section number: 07C6 | Professor name: Flournoy

Course materials:

Course Materials:

 (1) Stefan H. Krieger and Richard K. Neumann, Jr., Essential Lawyering Skills: Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation, and Persuasive Fact Analysis, (Wolters Kluwer 5th Edition 2015). 

 (2)  Amy R. Mashburn, Introduction to Lawyering course pack (2016), which will be available in the UF book store (approximately) on  August 11.

 

Assignments:

Assignments:

 

Welcome to Introduction to Lawyering! You may access the course website by going to https://ufl.instructure.com/. Once you log in using your GatorLink information, you will see the course, Introduction To Lawyering, listed there. You should not have any trouble accessing the site or its materials, but let us know if you do. The Canvas site contains materials that are relevant to all students under the general links on the left hand side, including the course syllabus. 

 

Class # 1               Read the Syllabus carefully

 Class # 2               Course Pack: Overview of Lawyering p. 1-20. 

 Class # 3               Course Pack:  Professions, the Legal Profession, and Professionalism;

                                Course Pack:  Professional Expectations (Florida Bar);

                                Course Pack:  Problem: Lynn & Carlos

  Class # 4               Text:  Chapter 2;

                                 Course Pack:  The Boca Burger case;

                                  Course Pack:  Problem, Prosecutor Pete

 

 

Introduction to Lawyering

Course number: 5755 | Section number: 07C7 | Professor name: Nance

Course materials:

Course Materials:

 (1) Stefan H. Krieger and Richard K. Neumann, Jr., Essential Lawyering Skills: Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation, and Persuasive Fact Analysis, (Wolters Kluwer 5th Edition 2015). 

 (2)  Amy R. Mashburn, Introduction to Lawyering course pack (2016), which will be available in the UF book store (approximately) on  August 11.

 

Assignments:

Assignments:

 

Welcome to Introduction to Lawyering! You may access the course website by going to https://ufl.instructure.com/. Once you log in using your GatorLink information, you will see the course, Introduction To Lawyering, listed there. You should not have any trouble accessing the site or its materials, but let us know if you do. The Canvas site contains materials that are relevant to all students under the general links on the left hand side, including the course syllabus. 

 

Class # 1               Read the Syllabus carefully

Class # 2               Course Pack: Overview of Lawyering p. 1-20. 

 Class # 3               Course Pack:  Professions, the Legal Profession, and Professionalism;

                                Course Pack:  Professional Expectations (Florida Bar);

                                 Course Pack:  Problem: Lynn & Carlos

  Class # 4               Text:  Chapter 2;

                                 Course Pack:  The Boca Burger case;

                                  Course Pack:  Problem, Prosecutor Pete

 

 

Legal Drafting

Course number: 6807 | Section number: 4734 | Professor name: Knight

Course materials:

Please see Syllabus

Assignments:

”In the textbook, Legal Drafting, read pages 1 – 13.  Purchase “Legal Drafting Client Files” at Target Copy on W. University Avenue.  Since laptops are not permitted in class, bring to class note-taking materials.”

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Legal Drafting

Course number: 6807 | Section number: 4745 | Professor name: Fernandez

Course materials:

Please see Syllabus

Assignments:

”In the textbook, Legal Drafting, read pages 1 – 13.  Purchase “Legal Drafting Client Files” at Target Copy on W. University Avenue.  Since laptops are not permitted in class, bring to class note-taking materials.”

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Legal Drafting

Course number: 6807 | Section number: 4753 | Professor name: Temple-Smith

Course materials:

Please see Syllabus

Assignments:

”In the textbook, Legal Drafting, read pages 1 – 13.  Purchase “Legal Drafting Client Files” at Target Copy on W. University Avenue.  Since laptops are not permitted in class, bring to class note-taking materials.”

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Legal Drafting

Course number: 6807 | Section number: 4754 | Professor name: Menendez

Course materials:

Please see Syllabus

Assignments:

”In the textbook, Legal Drafting, read pages 1 – 13.  Purchase “Legal Drafting Client Files” at Target Copy on W. University Avenue.  Since laptops are not permitted in class, bring to class note-taking materials.”

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Legal Drafting

Course number: 6807 | Section number: 4735 | Professor name: Cupples

Course materials:

Please see Syllabus

Assignments:

”In the textbook, Legal Drafting, read pages 1 – 13.  Purchase “Legal Drafting Client Files” at Target Copy on W. University Avenue.  Since laptops are not permitted in class, bring to class note-taking materials.”

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Legal Research

Course number: 5803 | Section number: Q | Professor name: Lewis

Course materials:

The syllabus is posted on Canvas. Assuming you are enrolled in the course, you should be able to log into Canvas using your GatorLink information at: http://elearning.ufl.edu/. If you are unable to access this course, please try again at a later time.

 

Assignments:

1st Class Assignment:

Please read the Syllabus posted.

 

Legal Research

Course number: 5803 | Section number: Y | Professor name: Marks

Course materials:

Assignments:

Legal Research Section Y: please refer to the Syllabus at https://ufl.instructure.com/courses/331675/assignments/syllabus

Legal Research

Course number: 5803 | Section number: W | Professor name: Purcell

Course materials:

The full syllabus, 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 using your GatorLink information at: http://elearning.ufl.edu/. If you are unable to access this course, please try again at a later time; it might not have been published yet.

 

Assignments:

1st Class Assignments:

Please explore our Canvas course and read the Syllabus posted.

 

Legal Research

Course number: 5803 | Section number: V | Professor name: Venie

Course materials:

Required Texts: Mark K. Osbeck, Impeccable Research (2nd Edition, 2015)

 

 

Assignments:

Assignment for First Class, Friday, August 19

 

Log on to Canvas page here: https://ufl.instructure.com/courses/331167

Please ignore the fact that it says section F. This is the course page for section V.

 

Download and read syllabus before the first class session.

 

Legal Research

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

Course materials:

The class syllabus which notes the required texts, assignments, class schedule, etc., is posted on Canvas. Assuming you are enrolled in the course, you should be able to log in to canvas using your GatorLink information at: http://elearning.ufl.edu/.

 

Assignments:

1st Class Assignment for August 19th class:

Please read the syllabus posted.

 

Legal Writing

Course number: 5792 | Section number: 117E | Professor name: Ruff

Course materials:

Required Texts:

  • Rambo & Pflaum, Legal Writing by Design: A Guide to Great Briefs and Memos (Carolina Academic Press 2013, 2d ed.) (Design).
  • The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (Columbia Law Review Assn. et al. eds., 20th ed.) (Bluebook).
  • Course Packet for my section available for purchase at the law school bookstore during the week before fall classes begin.
  • Course Supplemental Materials posted on the course website at TWEN (TWEN). I’ll send you an email message with instructions for accessing the course website. For the Course Syllabus, go to the TWEN Calendar and click on View List of Events.
  • The following text is recommended: Cupples & Temple-Smith, Grammar, Punctuation, & Style: A Quick Guide for Lawyers and Other Writers (West 2013) (“Cupples Guide”)

Assignments:

Assignment for First Class, Monday, August 15

READ:

  • Design: Chapter 5, Sections 5.1 – 5.4.
  • Course Packet: “Introduction to Legal Writing & Course Policies” under tab by this name; “Dual U.S. Court System” and “Controlling vs. Persuasive Authority” documents under Class Discussion Materials tab; Legal memoranda examples at the Example Memoranda tab (skim).
  • TWEN: All documents in the Class 1 folder posted on the Class Discussion Materials document page.HAND IN: (1) Completed Student Information Sheet/Acknowledgment of Course Policies form at the end of Introduction to Legal Writing & Course Policies and (2) your résumé.
  • “HAND IN: (1) Completed Student Information Sheet/Acknowledgment of Course Policies form at the end of Introduction to Legal Writing & Course Policies and (2) your résumé.”

Legal Writing

Course number: 5792 | Section number: 117C | Professor name: Jackson

Course materials:

ALWD Guide to Legal Citation (5th ed.) – required

Dworsky, The Little Book on Legal Writing (2d ed.) – recommended

 

Assignments:

The tentative syllabus and other course materials are posted on TWEN. For our first class on Aug. 15, download and read Lucy v. Zehmer and be prepared to discuss the rules it establishes regarding (1) intoxication and (2) lack of serious intent as defenses to the enforcement of a contract. If you run into problems accessing the site or downloading Lucy v. Zehmer, please email me at jjackson@law.ufl.edu

 

Legal Writing

Course number: 5792 | Section number: 1163 | Professor name: Wihnyk

Course materials:

Required Texts

A Lawyer Writes 2d ed. (TEXT) by Coughlin, Rocklin, Patrick

The Bluebook 20th ed. (Bluebook)

Assignments:

WELCOME TO UF!

Students in this class must sign up for Prof. Wihnyk’s TWEN version of this

course, “Legal Writing (Fall 2016) and Appellate Advocacy (Spring 2017) §R

You will find the link to the TWEN course at

http://www.lawschool.westlaw.com (You must obtain your Westlaw password duringorientation)

When you get to the site, click on the TWEN tab and follow the

instructions for adding the TWEN course. For assistance call 1(800) – westlaw

Required Texts

A Lawyer Writes 2d ed. (TEXT) by Coughlin, Rocklin, Patrick

The Bluebook 20th ed. (Bluebook)

Assignment for First Class

READ:

●TWEN

-Syllabus: Course Description, Grading Policies, My Expectations, Class Meetings andAssignments

-Writing Assignment #1 Materials

●TEXT

-Introduction,

-Chapters 1 & 2

Also, generally familiarize yourself with the other materials available on the course TWEN page.

 

Legal Writing

Course number: 5792 | Section number: 117B | Professor name: Ray

Course materials:

Legal Writing by Design

The Bluebook – A Uniform System of Citation, 20th Ed.

Grammar, Punctuation & Style, Cupples & Temple-Smith

Assignments:

Welcome to Legal Writing!  For the first day, you should log-in to Canvas (UF’s eLearning platform):  http://elearning.ufl.edu/.  Read the syllabus and chs. 1 & §§ 2.1-2.7 in Legal Writing by Design

 

Legal Writing

Course number: 5792 | Section number: 1164 | Professor name: Tomlinson

Course materials:

Required Texts

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

(Referred to hereafter as Design)

The Bluebook – A Uniform System of Citation, 20th Ed.

Course Materials for Legal Writing, Professor Tomlinson

(Available for purchase at Law School Book Store)

Suggested: Grammar, Punctuation & Style, Cupples & Temple-Smith

 

Assignments:

ASSIGNMENT FOR FIRST CLASS, Monday, August 15

Take a tour of your textbooks and materials! Read over Tables of Contents, Indexes (or Indices if you prefer), Headings, and Graphics, and study organization to become familiar with your required reading materials.

READ – Chapters 27, 1, and 2 of Design.

The reading assignments will improve your comfort level, I hope, for your very first days in Law School! They will also give you some background for lecture and discussion during class.

TO DO: Please write your name in all of your books.

 

I LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!

 

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Legal Writing

Course number: 5792 | Section number: 1161 | Professor name: Adkins

Course materials:

Assignments:

Complete class questionnaire posted on the class TWEN site and either e-mail it to me before class time on August 15 or bring a hard copy to class. In Rambo & Pflaum (“text”), read ch. 1, including exercise 3) & ch. 2.1-2.7. Also, begin the Core Grammar for Lawyers pre-test. Unlike the individual modules for the Core Grammar program, the pre-test will take about 90 minutes. Your deadline for completing the pre-test is class time on Friday, August 19.

 

Legal Writing

Course number: 5792 | Section number: 117D | Professor name: Pflaum

Course materials:

Required Texts:

Legal Writing by Design, Rambo and Pflaum (2d ed) (Design)*

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

Materials (Legal Writing § W– Pflaum) – purchase at law school bookstore.

• TWEN (Westlaw) Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy course (2016-17) (Pflaum)

*You will also use these texts in Appellate Advocacy during the Spring 2017 Term.

Also Required:

• Establish a ufl.edu email account

• Sign up for TWEN access (through Westlaw) to Professor Pflaum’s Legal Writing and

Appellate Advocacy course (2016-17) TWEN site before the first day of class by using your

ufl.edu mail address only — the law school email system filters out AOL and other email

accounts. No password required.

Reading

All reading assignments are in the Design text unless otherwise noted – omit chapter exercises

unless specifically assigned.

 

Assignments:

Class 1      Introduction to Logic, Legal Writing & Thinking Like a Lawyer

(Mon.)

Read: Introduction and Chapter 1 (Design text).

Materials:

• Quick Calendar; Syllabus; Course Policies – (read and sign

acknowledgment and address form and turn in class 3).

Assign: Chapter 1, § 1.12 Exercises 1 and 3 for in-class discussion.

In class: Chapter 1, § 1.12 Exercises 1 and 3.

 

LLM Legal Writing

Course number: 7805 | Section number: 2F79 | Professor name: Wihnyk

Course materials:

A Lawyer Writes 2d ed. (TEXT) by Coughlin, Rocklin, Patrick

The Bluebook 20th ed. (Bluebook)

Assignments:

WELCOME TO UF!

Students in this class must sign up for Prof. Wihnyk’s TWEN version of this course, “LL.M. in Comparative Law – Legal Writing (Fall 2016). You will find the link to the TWEN course at http://www.lawschool.westlaw.com (You must obtain your Westlaw password during orientation) When you get to the site, click on the TWEN tab and follow the instructions for adding the TWEN course. For assistance call 1(800) – westlaw

Required Texts

A Lawyer Writes 2d ed. (TEXT)

by Coughlin, Rocklin, Patrick

The Bluebook 20th ed. (Bluebook)

 

Assignment for First Class

READ:

●TWEN

-Syllabus: Course Description, Grading Policies, My Expectations, Class Meetings andAssignments

●TEXT

-Introduction,

-Chapters 1 & 2

Also, generally familiarize yourself with the other materials available on the course TWEN page.

 

LLM Taxation of Property Transactions

Course number: 7602 | Section number: 6138 | Professor name: Friel

Course materials:

Taxation of Individual Income

Assignments:

Prepare Chapters 1 & 4 in the course textbook, Taxation of Individual Income.

 

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

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.

 

Medical Malpractice

Course number: 6725 | Section number: 099F | Professor name: Jenkins

Course materials:

Course Packet

Assignments:

Please see Syllabus

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

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!

 

One Hundred Years of Zoning (Capstone)

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 2D53 | Professor name: Wolf

Course materials:

Assignments:

I will post readings on the LexisNexis Web Course for this class.

 

August 18 (seminar/capstone)

Zoning’s Centennial, Parts 1- 20: A Series by John R. Nolon

All 20 of these short blog posts can be found by clicking on this link to the last in the series: Short blog posts. Just scroll down the bottom of the page and you will find links for parts 1-19

 

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

One Hundred Years of Zoning (Seminar)

Course number: 6936 | Section number: 2D55 | Professor name: Wolf

Course materials:

There are three required texts for this class:

 

William A. Fischel, Zoning Rules! The Economics of Land Use Regulation (2015)

Sonia A. Hirt, Zoned in the USA: The Origins and Implications of American Land-Use Regulation (2014)

Michael Allan Wolf, The zoning of America: Euclid v. Ambler (2008).

 

Assignments:

I will post additional readings on the LexisNexis Web Course for this class.

 

ASSIGNMENTS:

 For our first class, on Thursday, August 18, at 3:30 pm in Room 284, please read and be prepared to discuss Zoning’s Centennial, Parts 1- 20: A Series by John R. Nolon. These 20 short blog posts called Zoning’s Centennial. Part 20 can be found by clicking on this link to the last in the series:

Short Blog PostsJust scroll down the bottom of the page and you will find links for parts 1-19.

 

 

 

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Payment Systems

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 2D46 | Professor name: Fenster

Course materials:

1) RONALD J. MANN, PAYMENT SYSTEMS AND OTHER FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS (6th ed. 2016).

2) RONALD J. MANN, ELIZABETH WARREN & JAY LAWRENCE WESTBROOK, 2016 COMPREHENSIVE COMMERCIAL LAW STATUTORY SUPPLEMENT

 

Assignments:

I have posted a syllabus on the course TWEN site.

 

Class # 1: Casebook, pp. 3-9; 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).

 

Classes # 2 & 3: Casebook Assignment 1 (pp. 11-33).

Privacy Law

Course number: 6936 | Section number: 01F1 | Professor name: Mills

Course materials:

Assignments:

08/15/16 Week #1 – History and Perspective

 

  • Textbook page 1 – 27     Privacy: The Lost Right by Jon L. Mills (OUP, 2008)

 

 

  1. “The Right to Privacy” — Warren and Brandeis (1890 Harvard Law Review),

available at http://www-swiss.ai.mit.edu/6805/articles/privacy/Privacy_brand_warr2.html

 

  1. Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1965)

 

I attach the syllabus for distribution which will also be posted on TWEN.

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

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!!!!

Prosecutorial Ethics

Course number: 6118 | Section number: 2D51 | Professor name: Dekle

Course materials:

Required Textbooks and Other Course Materials:

See reading on CANVAS site

 

Recommended Textbooks and Other Course Materials:

ABA Standards for Criminal Justice:  Prosecution & Defense Functions

NDAA National Prosecution Standards, 3rd Ed.

Florida Rules of Professional Conduct

Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure

Assignments:

August 17th         

The Role of the Prosecutor – Reading:  H. Richard Uviller, Ethics in Criminal Advocacy Symposium, The Neutral Prosecutor:  The Obligation of Dispassion in a Passionate Pursuit, 68 Fordham L.Rev. 1665 (2000), available on CANVAS

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Prosecutorial Ethics

Course number: 6118 | Section number: 2D51 | Professor name: Jones

Course materials:

Please see Syllabus

Assignments:

Please see Syllabus

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Remedies

Course number: 6305 | Section number: 2D47 | Professor name: Nance

Course materials:

Douglas Laycock, Modern American Remedies: Cases and Materials (Concise 4th Edition).

 

Assignments:

For the first day of class, please read the syllabus carefully and be prepared to discuss pp. 1–15 in the casebook. In addition, please register for this course on TWEN, where you will find the syllabus posted. 

 

 

Sea Level Rise

Course number: 6936 | Section number: 08HG | Professor name: Flournoy

Course materials:

Please see TWEN site

Assignments:

Assignment for Wed. August 17

Sign up for the TWEN website for this course.  The syllabus is posted on the course website.  Read the course syllabus carefully and come to class with any questions you have about the conduct of the course, the subject of the seminar, or the paper requirement.

 

Read the summaries of 26 areas of law practice potentially affected by sea level rise on the SLR America website at:

http://www.slramerica.org/#!topics/cnec .  Be prepared to identify at least two legal issues or suites of legal issues mentioned on the slramerica website (the two must come from two different headings on the website) that you find interesting.  I’ll expect you to be able to articulate why you find them interesting or to raise questions you have about them that you would like to discuss in class. 

 

Social Justice Lawyering

Course number: 6816 | Section number: 2D72 | Professor name: Flocks

Course materials:

Materials

The main text will be Martha R. Mahoney, John O. Calmore, and Stephanie M. Wildman (MCW), “Cases and Materials on Social Justice:  Professionals, Communities, and Law,” Second Edition (2013).  ISBN:  9780314926982. Available at the Law School bookstore.

 

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

 

Requirements

There will be an applied service learning group project and a final exam.

 

Assignments:

Course Objectives

Social Justice Lawyering will explore how those in the legal profession can work to advance social justice. The class will initially examine the meaning of social justice and the variety of structural factors that contribute to legal inequality. It will explore ways in which legal assistance is funded and delivered to low-income and underrepresented individuals; different substantive legal arenas in which social justice is pursued; and the diverse ways in which individuals can work for social justice, both in and out of the courtroom.

The course is designed to be introspective, interactive, and applied. There is an applied project in addition to a final exam. The project is intended to encourage students to become engaged in larger environments, develop networks of people engaged in social justice work, and become proactive in pursuing paid or pro bono work in social justice lawyering after graduation. 

 

Week 1:  Introduction to Social Justice Lawyering

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR CLASS ON TWEN

8/15:    Readings:  “Theoretical Foundations for Social Justice Education” (Lee Anne Bell).  “The Complexity of Identity – ‘Who Am I?’” (Beverly Daniel Tatum). Available on TWEN. 

8/16:    Readings: “A Call to Context: The Professional Challenges of Cause Lawyering at the Intersection of Race, Space, and Poverty” (John Calmore) pp. 1932-1940. Available on TWEN.

 

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Statutory Interpretation

Course number: 6524 | Section number: 2D73 | Professor name: Fenster

Course materials:

LINDA D. JELLUM & DAVID CHARLES HRICIK, MODERN STATUTORY INTERPRETATION: PROBLEMS, THEORIES, AND LAWYERING STRATEGIES (2d ed. 2009).

 

Assignments:

I have posted a syllabus on the course TWEN site.

 

Class #1: Bond v. U.S., 134 S.Ct. 2077 (2014): only majority and Scalia dissent.

Class #2: Casebook, pp. 3-12; & read one or both of the following:

 

  1. The Senate’s account of the legislative process (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/common/briefing/Senate_legislative_process.htm) or
  2. The House’s account (an edited version of which is available in the Course Materials page of the TWEN site)

Tax Fraud and Evasion

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 291G | Professor name: Phillips

Course materials:

Supplemental Materials noted below from Internal Revenue Code, Regulations, case law, and third-party materials

 

Comisky, Feld, & Harris: Tax Fraud and Evasion Vol. 1 and portions of Vol. 2 will be of significant assistance to the student seeking to have a more complete

understanding of the subjects addressed. To that end, the assigned readings in the text are strongly suggested.

Assignments:

Please see Syllabus

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Taxation of Financial Instruments, Investments, & Transactions

Course number: 6936 | Section number: 09G6 | Professor name: Luke

Course materials:

Please see TWEN page

Assignments:

 For my JD seminar “Taxation of Financial Instruments, Investments, & Transactions,” the first day assignment is “(1) Register for the course on TWEN and read the syllabus; and (2) read the articles listed in the first section of the “Course Topics and Assignments” portion of the syllabus.”

 

 

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:

Please see Syllabus

Assignments:

Please see Syllabus

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

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: 3106 | Professor name: Noah

Course materials:

Franklin et al., Tort Law and Alternatives (Foundation Press 9th ed. 2011) [not the brand-new edition]. After you receive Westlaw registration info., you should access the syllabus for this course on our TWEN site.

 

 

Assignments:

• Aug. 16 (Tue.): pp.1-29 (you can just skim pp.9-18) • Aug. 17 (Wed.): pp.30-49, Supp. p.1 [posted w/ syllabus] • Aug. 18 (Thu.): pp.49-68

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.

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Trial Practice

Course number: 6363 | Section number: 5794 | Professor name: Schwait

Course materials:

Course Materials and Text:

1. Trial Practice Cases and Materials available on TWEN for this course, or if you choose to purchase a hard copy of Trial Practice Cases and Materials, they are available at Book-iT.

2. Florida Evidence Code Summary Trial Guide, which is available at the Levin College of Law Bookstore.

3. Thomas A. Mauet, Trial Techniques and Trials, Ninth Edition (Aspen)

Other Recommended Resources: Carlson, A Student’s Guide to Elements of Proof.

(Thomson West)

Ehrhardt, Florida Evidence 2005 Edition

Ehrhardt, Florida Trial Objections.

Immwinkelried, Evidentiary Foundations. 5th Edition

Dubin and Guernsey, Trial Practice. (Anderson)

Lubet, Modern Trial Advocacy. (NITA)

Haydock and Sonsteng, Trial. (WestGroup)

McElhaney, Trial Notebook. (ABA)

 

Assignments:

Please see Syllabus

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Trusts & Estates

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

Course materials:

The required text is Dukeminier, Lindgren & Sitkoff, Wills, Trusts, and Estates (9th ed. 2013)(Aspen Publishers).  You may also wish to purchase Thomas P. Gallanis, Uniform Trust and Estate Statutes (2016-2017 ed.)(Foundation Press).  Some students, however, prefer to download the statutes and corresponding commentary instead of purchasing the Uniform Statutes.  It’s up to you

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.