Professor Marin has co-authored a comprehensive case book on Contract law. The book teaches important contract-law principles, including Multistate Bar Examination concepts, through the vehicle of all-Florida cases (with supplementation in cases where Florida has not addressed a major topic). In addition to the traditional case book, he has also co-created fill-in-the-blank chapter outlines and prequel videos to supplement law students’ in-class learning.

For more information on this case book and supplemental materials, visit (mnemonic for contracts that must be in writing for enforceability purposes).

Be on Your GAME: Etiquette Tips for Law Students

The first recorded etiquette rules are traced to 2400 B.C., and many are still important today in the practice of law. So it goes without question that law students should learn, hone, and abide by basic etiquette guidelines. To narrow down the long list of rules, here are four main categories to prioritize: Greetings, being Ahead of Schedule, Meetings, and Emails. In other words, be on your GAME!

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Asynchronous Teaching Methodologies: Pandemic Reflections and Best Practices

The COVID-19 pandemic forced legal education online. As a result, professors are holding classes using online synchronous, asynchronous, or a combination of methods. Professors have many choices to make when designing an asynchronous course, and a variety of tools that they can use in many different ways; therefore, professors who are new to the process may find it intimidating or overwhelming when trying to find “best practices.”

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Leading with Compassion: Reflections on Post-COVID-19 Legal Education

The COVID-19 crisis sent education spiraling into the unknown. The
United States’ legal education system has been battling a unique situation
throughout the pandemic because law-school courses have largely relied on in-person, Socratic or modified-Socratic teaching methodologies since 1870.
For legal institutions that implemented online learning prior to COVID-19, course
offerings were generally limited to non-required courses.

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Two, Three, or Four Prongs? The Contractual Defense of Unilateral Mistake in Florida

Until recently, Florida litigators would have the choice between two and four elements for a unilateral mistake defense depending on the court where an action was filed. This is now clarified in the DePrince v. Starboard Cruise Services, Inc., 163 So. 3d 586 (Fla. 3d DCA 2015) (DePrince I) and DePrince v. Starboard Cruise Services, Inc., 271 So. 3d 11 (Fla. 3d DCA 2018) (en banc) (DePrince II) cases, and the elements of this contractual defense are now clear. In DePrince I, the Third District Court of Appeal opted for a four-prong analysis of the defense to contract enforcement on the basis of unilateral mistake instead of a three-prong analysis

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Matthew Marin & Amanda M. Fisher, Wellness: Be Proactive!, Student Lawyer (May 16, 2022). 

Matthew Marin & Jayson Thomas, All Humans Are Mortal: Syllogisms for Legal-Analysis Success, Student Lawyer (July 4, 2022).

Matthew Marin, Memorization Techniques for Law Students, Student Lawyer (September 14, 2022).

Matthew Marin & Amanda Fisher, Inclusion in Legal Writing: A  Practitioner’s Guide, American Bar Association After the Bar (November 9, 2022).

Matthew Marin, Tips for Law Students on How to Send a Professional Email, Student Lawyer (December 12, 2022).

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”

John Dewey, Attributed

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