First Day Assignments

Spring 2018

Administrative Law

Course number: 6520 | Section number: 21810 | Professor name: Flournoy

Course materials:

The text for this course is: Cass Diver Beerman & Freeman, Administrative Law (7th edition 2016).  I may supplement this with handouts posted on the course website from time to time.

Assignments:

Assignment for Monday, January 7:

Read pp. 1-21 and U.S. Const. Art. 1 §1, Art. 1 §8, & Art. II §1 cl.1 (reprinted on pp. 905, 908 & 909 of your casebook).  The notes and questions that follow provide some guidance on how we will approach this material in class.

 

  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.

 

  1. We won’t discuss the case study of OSHA in great depth, but for your own understanding, you should read it as a useful illustration of the types of powers frequently granted to agencies and other structural choices Congress can make in designing an agency and enabling legislation, as well as the political context in which this occurs.  It also provides a context for understanding the public choice and public interest accounts of congressional decisionmaking. Bring any questions you have about this material to class.

 

  1. Look at the language authorizing OSHA to promulgate standards in sections 3(8) and 6(b) of the OSH Act (found on p.9 of the reading).  These are the key standards that govern workplaces.  Where on the scale of generality to specificity do these standards fall?

 

  1. 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.

 

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Advanced Legal Research

Course number: 6798 | Section number: 16226 | 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:

Please read the syllabus posted.

Advanced Problems in Bankruptcy

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

Course materials:

Materials will be posted on TWEN.

 

Assignments:

Materials will be posted on TWEN.

 

Advanced Remedies

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 21829 | Professor name: Roberts

Course materials:

KULL & FARNSWORTH, RESTITUTION AND UNJUST ENRICHMENT—CASES AND NOTES, AMERICAN CASEBOOK
SERIES (WOLTERS KLUWER 2018), ISBN: 978-1-5438-0090-6. The course will also include supplemental materials available without further cost on TWEN or otherwise online. For law review citations, please use HeinOnline from your library’s resource page:

Find an Article

Assignments:

Class 1:
Caprice Roberts, Teaching Remedies from Theory to Practice, 57 ST. LOUIS U. L.J. 713
Doug Rendleman, Remedies: A Guide for the Perplexed, 57 ST. LOUIS U. L.J. 567
Dobbs & Roberts, Law of Remedies Chapter 1 (available in your UF Law West Academic
Study Aids)

CLASS 2:
KULL & FARNSWORTH, RESTITUTION AND UNJUST ENRICHMENT, the Preface & pages 1-10
Doug Laycock, Restoring Restitution to the Canon, 110 MICH. L. REV. 929, pages 929–40

Appellate Advocacy

Course number: 5793 | Section number: 16425 | Professor name: Pflaum

Course materials:

Text – Legal Writing by Design (2d edition) by Rambo and Pflaum
The Bluebook (20th Ed.)
Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy – Pflaum TWEN course (Westlaw)*

Assignments:

Sign up for TWEN access (through Westlaw) to Professor Pflaum’s Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy course (2017-2018) 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.

 

Monday Class 1
1/8 Introduction to Appellate Advocacy

READ:  Text – Chapters 13 and 14.
TWEN
Course Materials: Calendar; Syllabus; Course Policies and Requirements
Record on Appeal – read and decide whether to represent Defendant or the United States.
Katz case – (under TWEN link “List of Authorities” – should link to Westlaw and bring up the case)

Appellate Advocacy

Course number: 5793 | Section number: 16457 | Professor name: Tomlinson

Course materials:

Legal Writing by Design, Rambo, Pflaum (2d ed.) “Design”
The Bluebook (20th ed.)
Course Materials for Appellate Advocacy/Tomlinson “Yellow Book”
Available at the Law School Bookstore

Assignments:

JANUARY 7

INTRODUCTION TO THE APPELLATE PROCESS
Read: “Design” – Chapters 13 and 14

Appellate Advocacy

Course number: 5793 | Section number: 16428 | Professor name: Mclendon

Course materials:

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

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

Additional Course Materials available on TWEN

Note that these are the same materials as were required for your fall 2018 Legal Research & Writing course.

Assignments:

For Tuesday’s class:

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

Appellate Advocacy

Course number: 5793 | Section number: 16429 | Professor name: Jackson

Course materials:

Please sign up for Appellate Advocacy (Jackson) on TWEN.

Our class this semester meets at 3:00 on Tuesday and Thursday in Room 382.

Assignments:

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

 

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

Appellate Advocacy

Course number: 5793 | Section number: 16459 | Professor name: Wihnyk

Course materials:

An Advocate Persuades (Text)

The Bluebook 20th ed (Bluebook)

Assignments:

TWEN- Syllabus

TEXT- Chapters 1 and 5

Arbitration Law

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

Course materials:

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

 

Assignments:

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

 

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

 

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

 

Artificial Intelligence, Technology and the Law

Course number: 6936 | Section number: 22329 | Professor name: Stein

Course materials:

Please see the attachment below

Assignments:

Please see the attachment below

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Bioethics

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 21834 | Professor name: Noah

Course materials:

Garrison & Schneider, The Law of Bioethics (West 3d ed. 2015)

Assignments:

Assignments [access the syllabus for this course on our TWEN site in early Jan.]:

  • Jan. 7 (Mon): pp.6-7, 12-28
  • Jan. 8 (Tue): pp.34-52, 80-85

Bridge to Practice

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

Course materials:

Please see Syllabus below for more information.

Assignments:

Please see Syllabus below for more information.

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Business Law Research

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 22121 | Professor name: Marks

Course materials:

Please review the Syllabus and the readings before class, posted under Module 1 > Week 1 on Canvas.

Assignments:

Please review the Syllabus and the readings before class, posted under Module 1 > Week 1 on Canvas.

Business Transactions and Document Drafting

Course number: 6802 | Section number: 16227 | Professor name: Aronson

Course materials:

Please see attachment below.

Assignments:

Please see attachment below.

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Child, Parent & State

Course number: 6714 | Section number: 21816 | Professor name: King

Course materials:

Children & the Law: Doctrine, Policy and Practice (6th ed. 2017) by Douglas E. Abrams;  Sarah H. Ramsey; Susan V. Mangold.

Assignments:

In the required text, please read the Preface, the Table of Contents and pages 1-17 for the first class.

Also, by our first class, I will have set up a TWEN site for this course. I will post a course description and will post other documents relating to the course.  You should register on the TWEN site as soon as possible to ensure that you receive all announcements and assignments.  I use the TWEN email system to communicate about schedule, assignment, and other issues.  To sign on, go to the law school page of Westlaw and click on the TWEN icon. Register as a participant in the “Child, Parent & State (Prof. King)” course.

Civil Procedure

Course number: 5301 | Section number: 16394 | Professor name: Page

Course materials:

Yeazell, Civil Procedure (9th ed. 2015)

Assignments:

For the first day of class, please read pages 1-14 in Yeazell, Civil Procedure (9th ed. 2015); and the U.S. Const. Art. III; 28 U.S.C. §§1331 & 1332(a), in the 2018 Supplement.

Civil Procedure

Course number: 5301 | Section number: 16393 | Professor name: Bornstein

Course materials:

Yeazell & Schwartz, Civil Procedure (9th ed., 2016) [Casebook]*

Yeazell & Schwartz, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (2018) [Rules & Statutes Supplement]

 

*Note: Please note that we are using the 9th ed. of the Casebook and the 2018 Rules Supplement. (The publishing company will be releasing new editions of both in December of 2018, but do NOT purchase those. I will provide any updates needed.) Also, you do not need to purchase the Casebook with online access, as we do not use Casebook Connect in class.

Assignments:

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

 

For Monday 1/7/19

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

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

 

For Tuesday 1/8/19

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

Supplement: Skim FRCP 8(b), (c); 12(a)(1), (a)(4), (b); 13(a)-(c); 15; 26(a)(1)(A), (b)(1-2), (c)

 

For Wednesday 1/9/19

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

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

 

**Note: “FRCP” stands for “Federal Rule of Civil Procedure,” which you will find organized by number in your Rules & Statutes Supplement.  When the Casebook cites “Rule x” or says “See Rule x,” it is telling you to refer to the Rule in your Supplement.

 

Civil Procedure

Course number: 5301 | Section number: 16392 | Professor name: McAlister

Course materials:

Spencer, Civil Procedure: A Contemporary Approach

Assignments:

For our first day, please be prepared to discuss pages 19 through 35, focusing on Pennoyer.  I also encourage you to skim through pages 1 through 17, which provides an overview of the unique features of our casebook, the federal judicial system, and the scope of our course.

Comparative Law

Course number: 6250 | Section number: 16530 | 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 (FILES–>Handouts Spring 2019). 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.

Assignments:

  • 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.
  • I will also post the assignments in the Canvas page as it is likely that the servers that have hosted my website for 20 years will be soon be taken down by the university.
  1. Week 1: Introduction to Comparative Law (Handout 1)

Constitutional Law

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

Course materials:

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

Assignments:

Section 2, section A

Spring semester 2019

TuWTh 10:30-11:40   HH 270

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

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

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

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

 

Week one: January 8, 9, 10

  1. Introduction: The Constitution and Constitutional Interpretation

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

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

 

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

Constitutional Law

Course number: 5501 | Section number: 21848 | Professor name: Hernandez-Truyol

Course materials:

Constitutional Law Casebook.  ISBN: 9781454876472

Assignments:

Please see attachment below for the read assignment and questions

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Constitutional Law

Course number: 5501 | Section number: 16424 | Professor name: Wolf

Course materials:

Irwin Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law (5th ed. 2017)

Assignments:

For our first class on Tuesday, January 7, at 2:30 pm in Room 270, please read the U.S. Constitution (casebook pages xli-lvii) carefully and prepare written answers to the questions that I have sent to you by email.

Constitutional Law

Course number: 5501 | Section number: 21850 | Professor name: Stinneford

Course materials:

Paulsen, Calabresi, McConnell, Bray & Baude, The Constitution of the United States (3d ed. 2016)

Assignments:

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

Contracts

Course number: 5000 | Section number: 16389 | Professor name: Fenster

Course materials:

Please register for the course TWEN page, where you can find the course syllabus.

The casebook is Michael Hunter Schwartz and Adrian J. Walters, CONTRACTS: A CONTEXT AND PRACTICE CASEBOOK (2d ed., Carolina Academic Press 2015).

Assignments:

Please register for the course TWEN page, where you can find the course syllabus.

The first day’s assignment is pp. xxix-xxxiii; 3-12. Please also read the syllabus before the first class period.

Contracts

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

Course materials:

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

 

 

Assignments:

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

Corporate Finance

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

Course materials:

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

Assignments:

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

Corporate Tax II

Course number: 7613 | Section number: 15515 | Professor name: Luke

Course materials:

Please see Canvas

Assignments:

For the first class meeting, register for the course on Canvas, read the syllabus, and complete the first problem set in the Taxable Acquisitions chapter.

Corporations

Course number: 6063 | Section number: 16499 | Professor name: Kettering

Course materials:

The textbook for this course is BAUMAN, STEVENSON & RHEE, BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS LAW AND POLICY (9th ed. 2017) (West Academic Press, ISBN 9781634605946).

Assignments:

For our first class on Monday, January 7, please read the following from Chapter 2 of the casebook: pages 19-23, 26-29, and 37-52.

Criminal Law in the Virtual Context

Course number: 6936 | Section number: 15889 | Professor name: Jacobs

Course materials:

Assignments:

The first two classes of this seminar are mandatory orientation. All students who wish to remain in the class must attend both classes. You must bring a computer with you that is capable of running the Second Life platform. Tablets, netbooks, and phones WILL NOT be sufficient. If you have purchased a computer in the past two or three years, it should be able to run the software. Please note that in addition to working with types of software, the writing requirements for this course are extensive, and include blogging as part of the requirements.

Professor. Jacobs

Criminal Procedure-Adversary System

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

Course materials:

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

Assignments:

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

Employment Law

Course number: 6545 | Section number: 21814 | Professor name: Bornstein

Course materials:

Crain, Kim & Selmi, Work Law: Cases and Materials (3rd ed., 2015).

 

*Note: There is also a free 2018 Supplement to the casebook that you must download, available on the course TWEN page.

Assignments:

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

 

For Tuesday 1/8/19

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

 

For Wednesday 1/9/19

Casebook pp. 33; 38(D.)-41; 49(B.)-52; 58-59 n.2-4; 74(2.)-89

 

Environmental Capstone Colloquium: Renewable Energy

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 16154 | Professor name: Stein

Course materials:

Please see attachment below

Assignments:

Please see attachment below

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Evidence

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

Course materials:

Please see syllabus below for more information.

Assignments:

Please see syllabus below for more information.

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Evidence

Course number: 6330 | Section number: 16563 | Professor name: Quinn

Course materials:

Please see Syllabus below for more information.

Assignments:

Please see Syllabus below for more information.

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Family Law Policy

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

Course materials:

All readings for the course will be available on TWEN

Assignments:

Spring semester 2019

Tuesday 3:00-4:50, HH355D

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

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

Course website:  on TWEN

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

 

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

 

Introductory Reading:  January 8

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Federal Research Seminar

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

Course materials:

Please see syllabus below for more information.

Assignments:

Please see syllabus below for more information.

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Florida Constitutional Law

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 22566 | Professor name: Mills

Course materials:

Assignments:

Introduction and I-1-40 of the course packet

Florida Criminal Procedure

Course number: 6115 | Section number: 16529 | Professor name: Zedalis

Course materials:

Assignments:

Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure 3.020-3.130 (Intro through First Appearances)

Florida Statutes 27.25; 901.151

Slinger v. State, 219 So.3d 163 (5th DCA 2017)

Loor v. State, 240 So.3d 136 (3rd DCA 2018)

Scott v. State, 230 So.3d 53 (1st DCA 2017)

State v. Norris, 768 So.2d 1070 (Fla. 2000)

Deel v. State, 750 So.2d 112 (5th DCA 1999)

Mallard v. State, 699 So.2d 797 (4th DCA 1997)

McCray v. State, 626 So.2d 1017 (2d DCA 1993)

Also, you may want to glance over In re Amendments to Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure at 43 Fla.L.Weekly S430 (Oct. 4 2018) to get an idea of the latest amendments to our rules.

Florida Trusts, Wills and Estates

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 22328 | Professor name: Friel

Course materials:

Cases and Materials on Gratuitous Transfers (Ascher & McCouch).

Assignments:

January 8, 2019:  Skim Chapter 1 in the casebook Cases and Materials on Gratuitous Transfers (Ascher & McCouch).

 

January 9, 2019:  Read pages 55-70 in the casebook.

 

Income Taxation

Course number: 6600 | Section number: 16082 | Professor name: Hasen

Course materials:

All students should register on the course’s Canvas web page.

Both Dickinson and Bankman should be available for purchase in the Book Store.

Assignments:

Assignment 1: Jan. 7.

Table of Contents of Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”), in Dickinson (ed.), Federal Income Tax: Selected Sections (2018-19 edition) (“Dickinson”).

Chapter 1 of Bankman et al., Federal Income Taxation (18th ed. 2018) (“Bankman”).

 

Assignment 2: Jan 9.

Dickinson: IRC §§1(a) – (e), 61, 62 (note), 63 (note), 119, 1411(a) – (c)(2), 7805; Treasury Regulations §§1.61-1, -2(a), (c), (d)(1), (d)(2)(i), -14(a), 1.119-1.

Bankman: pp. 49-82 (up to Gotcher).

 

Please closely read all Code and Treasury regulations other than those marked “(note).” You should read provisions marked “(note)” so that you understand their general thrust.

Income Taxation of Estates & Trusts

Course number: 7931 | Section number: 22156 | Professor name: Calfee

Course materials:

Course materials for the first day will be available in the Office of Graduate Programs, room 320, on the 3rd floor of Holland Hall. Thereafter, course material will be provided in class by the Professor.

Federal Internal Revenue Code Section & Regulations covering Sub Chapter J including related income tax provisions. A paper copy of the code and regulations is required.

 

Assignments:

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

Income Taxation of Estates & Trusts

Course number: 7625 | Section number: 22486 | Professor name: Calfee

Course materials:

Course materials for the first day will be available in the Office of Graduate Programs, room 320, on the 3rd floor of Holland Hall. Thereafter, course material will be provided in class by the Professor.

Federal Internal Revenue Code Section & Regulations covering Sub Chapter J including related income tax provisions. A paper copy of the code and regulations is required.

 

Assignments:

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

Insurance Law

Course number: 6080 | Section number: 21805 | Professor name: Molk

Course materials:

Please join our site on TWEN and review the syllabus.

Assignments:

Please join our site on TWEN and review the syllabus.

For Monday, please complete the “Risk Allocation” worksheet, available on the TWEN site.  Please also read pages 1-8 of the casebook.

For Tuesday, please read through pages 8-41 of the casebook.

For Wednesday, please read pages 41-53 of the casebook.

International Business Transactions

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 21836 | Professor name: Mandelbaum

Course materials:

Chow & Schoenbaum, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS: PROBLEMS, CASES & MATERIALS (Third Edition, Aspen Publishers, 2015). ISBN: 978-1-4548-4941-4

Assignments:

Read in the coursebook pages 1-8; 10-11; 12-21; 22-32 (omit problems).

International Criminal Law

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 15785 | Professor name: Jacobs

Course materials:

Assignments:

The field of International Criminal Law  covers humanitarian law principles. These principles are different from human rights principles. The course is NOT about human rights. It is about humanitarian law which covers genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and aggression. As a bonus, I also cover some transnational crime such as, human trafficking, international drug trafficking, money laundering and terrorism. For the first class look at the international news. Bring an example or examples to class  of humanitarian violations happening in the world now.

Professor Jacobs

International Tax II

Course number: 7615 | Section number: 15516 | Professor name: Brauner

Course materials:

Please see attachment below

Assignments:

Please see attachment below

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

International Tax Planning Practicum

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

Course materials:

Please see syllabus below for more information.

Assignments:

Please see syllabus below for more information.

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Introduction to the Law and Legal System of the US

Course number: 7200 | Section number: 15512 | Professor name: Malavet

Course materials:

  • Your assigned textbook will continue to be William Burnham, Introduction to the Law and Legal System of the United States (6th Ed. 2016).
  • I will supplement it with pdf handouts distributed here or through CANVAS.
  • Those of you who are new to the LLM classes should also download the edited reading materials and review the syllabus found in the course canvas page.
  • I expect us to cover four topics during the Spring semester, in this order: Constitutional Law, Contract Law, and both Civil and Criminal Procedure.

Assignments:

  • Burnham Chapter IX: Constitutional Law
  • Tuesday, January 8, 2019:
    • Syllabus Overview for New Students (Available in the Course Canvas Page).
    • Part I. Judicial Review. 371-385
    • Part I. Federalism, 386-399
  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019:
    • Part I. Federalism, 386-399, continued, if necessary
    • Part II.A-C. Individual Rights. 399-419
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019:
    • Part II.A-C. Individual Rights. 399-419
    • Part II.D. Freedom of Speech, 419-448, started
  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019:
    • Part II.D. Freedom of Speech, 419-448
    • Part II.E. Freedom of Religion, 448-457

Jewish Law

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

Course materials:

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

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

 

Assignments:

The assignment for the first class is to read:

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

-Exodus, chapter 20 (any version is fine)

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

 

Please see syllabus below for more information.

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Juvenile Rights and Re-entry

Course number: 6936 | Section number: 21843 | Professor name: Quinn

Course materials:

Please see Syllabus below for more information.

Assignments:

Please see Syllabus below for more information.

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Law & Policy in the Americans

Course number: 6936 | Section number: 15855 | Professor name: Mclendon

Course materials:

  • Course materials will be available for purchase at BookiT, 1250 W. University Ave. (N.W. 13th St. & University Ave.-in the Holiday Inn Building, right next to the Piesano’s), ph# 352-371-9588. Students are also free to download the materials themselves. Additional materials are available on TWEN and a few items may be placed on reserve in the Law Library.
  • Students should sign up on TWEN for the course website.

Assignments:

  • Read the following from the course materials:
  1. Lars Schoultz, Beneath the United States: A History of U.S. Policy Toward Latin America xi-xvii (1998). (Coursepack)
  2. Eduardo Silva, ‘Authoritarianism, Democracy and Development’, in Latin America Transformed (Robert N. Gwynne & Cristóbal Kay, eds., 2004). (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)
  4. Christopher Sabatini, Rethinking Latin America: Foreign Policy is more than Development, FOREIGN AFFAIRS, March/April 2012, at 8. (TWEN)
  5. John Rapley, The New Middle Ages, FOREIGN AFFAIRS, May/June 2006, at 95. (Coursepack)

 

  • Suggested additional readings:
  1. William Finnegan, Venezuela, A Failing State, THE NEW YORKER, Nov. 14, 2016, available online at: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/11/14/venezuela-a-failing-state
  2. * The Latinobarómetro survey: Latin Americans are dejected about democracy, THE ECONOMIST, Nov. 8, 2018, available online at: https://www.economist.com/the-americas/2018/11/08/latin-americans-are-dejected-about-democracy

3.            Latinobarometro Poll 2018, available online in Spanish only at: http://www.latinobarometro.org/latNewsShow.jsp

Law and Entrepreneurship

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

Course materials:

Assignments:

Reading:

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

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

 

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

Mediation

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

Course materials:

REGISTER ON CANVAS

SYLLABUS POSTED ON CANVAS

Assignments:

SPRING 2018

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

REGISTER ON CANVAS

SYLLABUS POSTED ON CANVAS

Mediation Clinic

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

Course materials:

REGISTER FOR CLASS ON CANVAS

READ AGENDA/SYLLABUS ON CANVAS

Assignments:

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

REGISTER FOR CLASS ON CANVAS

READ AGENDA/SYLLABUS ON CANVAS

Medical Technology & Law

Course number: 6724 | Section number: 21817 | Professor name: Noah

Course materials:

Noah, Law, Medicine & Medical Technology (Foundation Press 4th ed. 2017)

Assignments:

Assignments [access the syllabus for this course on our TWEN site in early Jan.]:

  • Jan. 9 (Wed): pp.v-viii, 3-22
  • Jan. 10 (Thu): pp.22-39

Mergers & Acquisitions

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

Course materials:

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

Assignments:

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

Negotiation

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

Course materials:

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

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

Assignments:

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

 

Please see syllabus below for more information.

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Negotiation

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

Course materials:

Charles Craver Effective Legal Negotiation, Eighth Edition  and Getting to Yes, Fisher and Ury

 

 

Assignments:

Week One: January 7

 Read all of Getting to Yes; Craver, Chapter 1

            Introduction and Basic Factors Affecting Negotiation

Partnership Tax

Course number: 7617 | Section number: 15517 | Professor name: Burke

Course materials:

The casebook (required) for this course is Yin & Burke, Partnership Taxation (3d ed. 2016). You should also have a current copy of the Internal Revenue Code and Regulations (complete or selected editions). Recommended reading: Burke, Federal Income Taxation of Partners and Partnerships (5th ed. 2017); Cunningham & Cunningham, The Logic of Subchapter K: A Conceptual Guide to the Taxation of Partnerships (5th ed. 2016).

Assignments:

The reading assignment for the first week of classes is Yin & Burke, pp. 1-27. Additional reading assignments will be posted on the course website (TWEN).

Partnership Tax

Course number: 6616 | Section number: 16084 | Professor name: Burke

Course materials:

The casebook (required) for this course is Yin & Burke, Partnership Taxation (3d ed. 2016). You should also have a current copy of the Internal Revenue Code and Regulations (complete or selected editions). Recommended reading: Burke, Federal Income Taxation of Partners and Partnerships (5th ed. 2017); Cunningham & Cunningham, The Logic of Subchapter K: A Conceptual Guide to the Taxation of Partnerships (5th ed. 2016).

Assignments:

The reading assignment for the first week of classes is Yin & Burke, pp. 1-27. Additional reading assignments will be posted on the course website (TWEN).

Poverty Law

Course number: 6812 | Section number: 16118 | Professor name: Flocks

Course materials:

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

Additional podcasts are noted with links on the syllabus. Additional articles and cases are posted on TWEN as noted on the syllabus. All additional (non-casebook) materials are italicized in the syllabus.

Assignments:

Week 1: Introduction to Poverty

1/7:        What is Poverty? (1A) 1-19.

Listen to: “A Snapshot of Poverty in America” on Planet Money at https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2018/10/16/657879485/a-snapshot-of-poverty-in-america

1/8:        Poverty in the United States. (1B) 25-42.

1/9:        Economic Mobility (1C) and Living with Poverty and Law (1D) 45-57.

 

Privacy Law

Course number: 6936 | Section number: 15856 | Professor name: Mills

Course materials:

Assignments:

History and Perspective – pages 1-27  “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 Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1965)

Professional Responsibility

Course number: 6750 | Section number: 16089 | Professor name: King

Course materials:

By the first day of class, I will have set up a TWEN site for this course. I will post a syllabus 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:

Introduction to the course

Institutions that regulate lawyers

State ethics codes

Admission to practice

The bar examination

1-1 The New Country

The character and fitness inquiry

1-2  Weed

 

Text: pp. xxxiii –xxxvii and 1-59 Model Rules (on-line): Preamble and note on Scope; Model Rule 8.1

Professional Responsibility

Course number: 6750 | Section number: 16090 | Professor name: Stinneford

Course materials:

Lerman & Schrag, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law (4th edition 2016)

Assignments:

1.         CB pp. xxxiii-xxxvii & 1-41

 

2.         CB pp. 42-63.

 

3.         CB pp. 65-79

 

Property

Course number: 5400 | Section number: 16421 | Professor name: Klein

Course materials:

The required casebook is Klein, Property: Cases, Problems, and Skills (Wolters Kluwer 2016). Please purchase the hard copy edition because you will not be allowed to use laptops in class.

Assignments:

The reading assignments for the first week of class are pp. 1-23 (Jan. 8) and 23-45 (Jan. 10). In addition, please sign on to the class TWEN site.

Property

Course number: 5400 | Section number: 16395 | Professor name: Flournoy

Course materials:

The text for this course is J. Dukeminier et al., Property (8th ed. Aspen 2014). We will focus on chapters 1-8, 10 & 12, studying selected material from other chapters as time allows.

Be sure you have the proper casebook for the course. IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not the most recent edition.  A new edition was published in 2017 which I have chosen not to adopt.

Assignments:

Assignment for Monday, January 7:

 

There is a Canvas webpage for this course that will be available by January 3.  The syllabus, weekly assignment sheets, and occasional handouts and supplemental readings will be posted on this course website.  All students in the course are expected to be familiar with materials posted on the website.

 

Read the syllabus carefully and come to class with any questions you have about its contents.  There will be a short syllabus quiz during class. Review the assignment sheet for the first week on the course website.

Course syllabus:

Download pdf.

Public Speaking for Lawyers

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 16153 | Professor name: Wihnyk

Course materials:

Speaking Outside the Courtroom – Public Speaking For Lawyers by Henry T. Wihnyk 2018 Publisher: Carolina Academic Press: ISBN 978-1-5310-0147-6

Assignments:

Students in this class must sign up for Prof. Wihnyk’s TWEN version of this course, APublic Speaking for Lawyers Spring 2019″

The course syllabus is available on the course TWEN page.

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

Sales

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

Course materials:

Keating, Sales, A systems Approach, 2016 Ed.

 

Assignments:

Read Pages 1-23

problems 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6.

Secured Transactions

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 21826 | Professor name: Kettering

Course materials:

Welcome to Secured Transactions!  Our first class will be on Monday, January 7.

In addition to the required casebook and statutory supplement you will need the “Additional Materials” I have prepared.  The Additional Materials serves as the syllabus for the course, as it identifies the readings and problems assigned for each unit.  It also supplements the casebook with additional readings and problems, some but not all of which are assigned in this course.  I have posted the Additional Materials on the course website at Canvas (as a single big file, and also as separate files for each unit).  Also, hard copies should be available for purchase at the bookstore now or in the near future.  The Additional Materials are 212 single-sided pages in length.

Assignments:

The basic information about this course is set forth in the document captioned “Administrative Matters” at the beginning of the Additonal Materials. You should read that before our first class.

For our first class you should prepare Unit 1 as set forth in the Additional Materials. Our first class will begin by discussing that material.  In addition, you should read the brief background material in Unit 0 either now or when you later prepare Unit 2.

 

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me at kennethkettering@law.ufl.edu.  I look forward to seeing you.

 

Ken Kettering

Securities Regulation

Course number: 6560 | Section number: 16053 | Professor name: Molk

Course materials:

Please join our site on TWEN and review the syllabus.

Assignments:

Please join our site on TWEN and review the syllabus.

For Monday, please read pages 1-15 of the casebook.

For Tuesday, please read pages 15-24 of the casebook.

For Wednesday, please read pages 24-45 of the casebook.

 

State & Local Taxation

Course number: 7650 | Section number: 15547 | Professor name: Friel

Course materials:

Assignments:

January 9, 2019:  Introduction to Chapter 3 (Due Process Clause) in the State & Local Taxation Materials (Richard Pomp).

Transfer Pricing

Course number: 7683 | Section number: 15548 | Professor name: Bowen

Course materials:

Assignments:

Class 1:  Introduction to Transfer Pricing

Friday, January 11, 2019

 

Welcome – Overview, Introductions, and Class Logistics

 

Lesson Plan/Learning Objectives:

 

  • Transfer Pricing Overview
  • Introduction
  • Example(s)
  • Key Concepts
  • The Statute (short) and Regulations (long)
  • Control
  • The Arm’s Length Principle
  • Introduction to the U.S. Regulations
  • Introduction
  • Structure (“Transactions and Methods”)
  • Nature and Authority

 

Reading Assignment:

 

Levey & Wrappe Chapters 1 and 2

Treas. Reg. §§ 1.482-1,  -3

B. Forman Co., Inc. v. Commissioner, 453 F.2d 1144 (2nd Cir. 1972), rev’g in part 54 T.C. 912, cert. denied, 407 U.S. 934 (1972)

Read the following, which you can obtain by Google search:

Read:  IRS Chief Counsel Memorandum 200408030

Skim:  IRS Field Service Advice 200134002 and IRS Chief Counsel Notice CC-2003-010

Trusts and Estates

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 16196 | Professor name: McCouch

Course materials:

Ascher & McCouch, Gratuitous Transfers (7th ed.) (West 2019).

Assignments:

Chapter 1, especially pages 11-17, 23-31, and 35-48. For additional information, see the syllabus posted on the course website (TWEN).

U.S. Constitutional History

Course number: 6930 | Section number: 21832 | Professor name: Wolf

Course materials:

Michael J. Klarman, Brown v. Board of Education and the Civil Rights Movement (2007)

 

Paul Kens, Lochner v. New York: Economic Regulation on Trial (1998)

 

Philippa Strum, Speaking Freely: Whitney v. California and American Speech Law (2015)

 

Noah Feldman, Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDRs Great Supreme Court Justices (2010)

Assignments:

For our first class on Tuesday, January 7, at 9:35 in Room 0015 of Matherly Hall, please read and be prepared to explain to the class the law and facts of Bradwell v. The State, 83 U.S. 130 (1872).

Unincorporated Business Enterprises

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

Course materials:

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

Assignments:

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