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.
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.
Bar Exam Skills
Instructor. Substantive teaching of two Multistate Bar Examination subjects: Real Property and Evidence. The students are also taught strategies to study, and techniques for answering multiple choice questions, bar exam essays, and bar exam performance tests.
Introduction to Law I
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.
Introduction to Law II
Instructor. This class builds on the skills & law learned in Introduction to Law I. The substantive topics of Torts and Contracts are used to refine those skills, focusing on products liability; defamation; and contracts conditions, defenses, interpretation, & third-party rights.
Criminal Law Lab
Instructor. Substantive instruction in the study of crimes and defenses. In addition, students are instructed in statutory interpretation, how to structure essays, and reason through law-school multiple-choice questions.
Criminal Procedure Lab
Instructor. Substantive instruction in the study of Federal Criminal Procedure: Fourth, Fifth, & Sixth Amendments of the United States Constitution. In addition, students are instructed to structure essays and reason through law-school multiple-choice questions.
Instructor. A supplemental bar review course that addresses the Multistate Bar Examination subjects. It is designed to provide test-taking practice and essay-writing feedback for each topic covered.
Florida Bar Workshop
Instructor. A two-day intensive workshop that uses the substantive topics of Florida Family Law and Torts. Students break down the law into the big picture, concept map the topics, and issue spot & write past bar exam questions.
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.
Teaching Assistant. Focus on the development, physiology, and evolution of plants.
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.
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.
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.
Teaching Assistant. The study of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and algae, with emphasis on physiology and adaptation that allows them to exploit certain environments.