University of Miami School of Law CourseLink Course Description - Online System
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Spring 2022

Course Description
This 4 credit course is offered online to upper division 2L and 3L students only (and not as a first-year elective). It will meet 3 hours a week in two 1 1/2 hour sessions. The additional credit is provided by asynchronous materials.

This course combines study of UCC Articles 2 (sales) and 9 (secured transaction) in a single course focusing on business to business sales and commercial financing of goods, including equipment and inventory. Subject matter will include a more in-depth look at topics likely introduced in a first year contracts course (such as statute of frauds, the battle of the forms, parol evidence and damage calculations) as well as introduction of substantial new material relevant both to sales law and to secured financings (the purpose and structure of security agreements, types of collateral, attachment, perfection and priority of security interests for secured creditors, creditor remedies, and relevant aspects of Federal bankruptcy law.) The goal of the course is to cover basic topics in sales and secured transactions that are fundamentally important in business transactions. Students in the course will be required to view online lecture materials either prior to, or following completion of, each set of assigned readings in the text. These lecture materials consist of both outlines prepared by the instructor and, in some cases, video presentations. The course will use Microsoft Teams for class management, including channels to discuss questions periodically posed by the instructor, questions on assigned readings and questions raised by students. Students will be required to participate in these Microsoft Teams discussions to receive credit for the course. Course materials prepared by Professor Widen will be posted to TEAMS/Blackboard. Students will log on to the Zoom sessions via Blackboard. Group emails will be sent to the class via the email feature of Blackboard.

Course Schedule

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 4
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite: Contracts
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Final Exam, chat room/message board participation, participation in online live session.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes:
Bar Course
Course Delivery:
Online (synchronous and asynchronous)
Special Restrictions: Open to students enrolled in the JD program who have satisfactorily completed first-year contracts with a grade of C+ or better.
Law Track(s):
Business & Taxation - Basic
Entertainment, Music, & Sports - Related
Bar Subject(s):
Business Compliance and Sustainability (Area of Focus)   More information
Business Compliance and Sustainability (Concentration)   More information
The Business of Innovation, Law and Technology: BILT (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None



Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-3739
Office: G275