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Fall 2021
LAW013  A  ELEMENTS

Course Description
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Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-23-2021 - 12-01-2021   TR  9:30 AM-10:45 AM F309

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation:
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:
Residential
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
Yes  
  • Textbook Name: Gorgias
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Plato
    Publisher: Penguin
    ISBN: 9780140449044
      
  • Textbook Name: The Bramble Bush: The Classic Lectures on the Law and Law School
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Karl N. Llewellyn and Steve Sheppard
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Edition: 1st Edition
    ISBN: 9780195368451
      
  • Textbook Name: An Introduction To Legal Reasoning (Phoenix Books)
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Edward H. Levi
    Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    Edition: Revised Edition
    ISBN: 9780226089720
      
  • Textbook Name: Silencing the Guns in Haiti: The Promise of Deliberative Democracy
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Recommended
    Author: Irwin P. Stotzky
    Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    Edition: New Edition
    ISBN: 9780226776279
      
  • Textbook Name: The Theory and Craft of American Law
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Soia Mentschikoff and Irwin Stotzky
    Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
    Edition: 1981
    ISBN: 9780820562803
      
  • Textbook Name: Law as Justice: The Moral Imperative of Owen Fiss's Scholarship
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Recommended
    Author: Irwin P. Stotzky
    Publisher: Twelve Tables Press
    Edition: October 2009
    ISBN: 9780974728650
      
  • Textbook Name: Send Them Back
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Recommended
    Author: Irwin P. Stotzky
    Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
    Edition: 2018
    ISBN: 9781611638493
      

Additional Materials:
Maitland, The Forms of Action at Common Law and Llewellyn & Hoebel, The Cheyenne Way, are out of print. However, there are copies on Reserve in the Library and are Recommended.  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: The First Class Meeting is Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 9:30AM. The Assignment for Class Week 1 is Introductory Lecture Week 1: Searching for a Perspective on Elements and Legal Education. Please read GORGIAS (the entire book); What Should a Billionaire Give - What Should You, by Peter Singer (attached) and be prepared to discuss the moral bases for being a lawyer.

    Material:
    Casebook: Mentschikoff & Stotzky, The Theory and Craft of American Law - Elements ("Casebook"). Other Required Readings: Levi, An Introduction to Legal Reasoning; Llewellyn, The Bramble Bush; Plato, GORGIAS. Recommended (but not required) Readings: Llewellyn & Hoebel, The Cheyenne Way: Maitland, The Forms of Action At Common Law; Stotzky, Silencing The Guns In Haiti: The Promise of Deliberative Democracy; and Stotzky, Law As Justice: The Moral Imperative of Owen Fiss's Scholarship; Stotzky, Send Them Back. (Maitland, The Forms of Action At Common Law and Llewellyn & Hoebel, The Cheyenne Way, are out of print. However, copies of those two books as well as all these suggested books are on Reserve in the Library).

    Additional Information:
    Page 1 of the Syllabus is attached.
      

    Fall 2021 Pages 1 of Elements' Syllabus.pdf
    what should a billionaire give.pdf

 
Professor(s)

STOTZKY, IRWIN


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: istotzky@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-2549
Office: G465