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256.81 sec. 1 - Contracts and Sales for LL.M. Students (Fall 2014)

Instructor: Robert D. Infelise  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: TuTh 11:20-12:35
Meeting Location: 132

Course Start: August 26, 2014
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49745


This course explores the common law principles governing the formation of, limits on the ability to enter into, breach of, enforcement of, and remedies relating to, contracts. Students will also study the principles embodied in the Uniform Commercial Code, a model for the law shaping sales and other commercial transactions.

This course is designed for LL.M. students (i) for whom taking such a course is a prerequisite to taking a bar exam and (ii) from a country with a civil law tradition wanting exposure to common law contract principles.

Instructor Biography: Robert D. Infelise received his A.B. from Cal in 1977 and his J.D. from Boalt Hall in 1980. Upon graduating, Mr. Infelise joined the Los Angeles office of Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP, one of the nation's premier law firms specializing in the real estate and financial services industries. Since the mid-1980’s, he has specialized in litigation involving soil and groundwater contamination. In 1998, Mr. Infelise helped found Cox, Castle & Nicholson's San Francisco office and later served as its managing partner.

Mr. Infelise writes and speaks on issues involving soil and groundwater pollution, as well as climate change. His scholarly work begins and ends with an article co-authored by Professor Robert A. Kagan entitled "American State Supreme Court Justices, 1900-70," American Bar Foundation Research Journal, 1984 (Vol. 2, Spring). In addition to this course, Mr. Infelise teaches Environmental Law and Policy; the Environmental Law Writing Seminar; The Law of Hazardous Waste: CERCLA, RCRA and Common Law Claims; and the Workshop on Development and the Environment. He is the former chair of the Advisory Committee, as well as former acting Executive Director, of Berkeley Law’s Center for Law, Energy and the Environment. In 2002-2003, Mr. Infelise was the acting head of Berkeley Law’s environmental law program.

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Course Category: Business Law

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  • Basic Contract Law
    Lon L Fuller, Melvin A Eisenberg, Mark P Gergen
    Edition: 9th Edition, Consise Edition
    Publisher: West Academic Publishing
    ISBN: 9780314200341
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $185.00
    Price Source: user provided

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