Professor Marin’s passion is teaching. Over the years he has taught many classes and instructed students in many disciplines.
Contracts I: Instructor. The goal of this course is for students to demonstrate sufficient knowledge and understanding of contract law. Students learn about the substantive topics of mutual assent, consideration, damages & equitable remedies, and the Statute of Frauds.
Research & Writing: Instructor. This class focuses on legal drafting and writing of formal interoffice memoranda. Students are instructed how to craft and write case illustrations, statements of facts, and taught how to produce effective legal analysis by applying new facts to rules of law. Students are also trained in how to complete efficient legal research, both in tangible and electronic form, and students are coached in correct grammar and punctuation usage.
Florida Bar Skills: Instructor. Substantive & skills teaching of the following Florida-specific topics: Business Entities (Corporations & Partnerships), Civil Procedure, Commercial Paper, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Procedure, Ethics, Evidence, Family Law & Dependency, Property, Sales, Secured Transactions, Torts, Trusts, & Wills.
Drafting: Instructor. Students learn the fundamentals of legal drafting, with an emphasis on drafting clear and unambiguous contracts. Assignments and exercises expose students to a variety of legal language, including provisions common to secured transactions and provisions explored in equity & remedies.
Introduction to Law: Instructor. Teaching the basic skills need to succeed in law school. Instruction includes how to use the pattern of legal text (cases, statutes, etc.), how to develop efficient note-taking for in-class and out-of-class notes, how to listen effectively in class, how to merge the law from various sources into an effective outline, how to write using the legal analysis pattern, and how to think through multiple-choice questions. The topics of Torts and Contracts are used and also taught in this course including the following: contract formation, damages, & statute of frauds; and intentional torts & negligence.
Scholarly Writing: Teaching Assistant. Instructed students on the legal research process, proper grammar & punctuation, and on the correct Harvard Bluebook legal citation format, for scholarly articles and publications.
Principles of Biology: Teaching Assistant. Emphasis in this class was on interrelationships of living things by examining metabolism, growth and development, genetics, behavior, ecology, and evolution.
Introductory Botany: Teaching Assistant. Focus on the development, physiology, and evolution of plants.
General Zoology: Teaching Assistant. Introduction to the biology of animals, including studies of the phylogeny, morphology, physiology, development, behavior, and ecology of representatives of the major phyla.
Physiological Ecology: Teaching Assistant. Biological stresses induced by environmental variables, physiological and molecular responses associated with temperature extremes, drought, and nutrient and energy competition are taught in this course.
Genetics: Teaching Assistant. Study of principles of inheritance and the modern concepts of the structure and chemistry of chromosomes and the molecular biology of the gene.
Microbiology: Teaching Assistant. The study of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and algae, with emphasis on physiology and adaptation that allows them to exploit certain environments.