This lesson's overall plan is to introduce students to the basic principles involved with two common modifications to the common law Rule Against Perpetuities: Wait-and-See and Cy Pres. The exercise assumes the student is familiar with Possessory Estates, Future Interests, and the common law Rule Against Perpetuities; it is suggested students work through those exercises first.
1L - First Year Topics
This lesson is an introduction to the Uniform Statutory Rule Against Perpetuities. As such, it addresses the basic concepts a first year Property student is likely to encounter when analyzing this statute.
This exercise will introduce you to the quasi-legislative process known as rulemaking. It will familiarize you with the publication system and with the sources you will access to research regulations. The exercise includes several images of Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations pages, and links to regulatory information on the Government Printing Office's homepage.
This lesson was removed at the end of 2013. It is outdated but is currently being revised. CALI
This lesson is about satisfaction clauses. This is an area of special concern, as satisfaction clauses appear to make promises illusory.
This lesson assumes students are familiar with the requirement of consideration. This exercise covers one of the exceptions to this general rule. Historically, one situation where consideration was not required to create a binding contract was when the promise was made "under seal." The lesson explains the history of "the seal" and the seal's role in contract law today.
This lesson will teach students about practice centers, and describe their origins as print legal looseleaf services. Students will use a hypothetical to explore the Practice Centers available on Bloomberg Law BNA, and Thomson Reuters' RIA Checkpoint.
Final exams require recalling information from over 14 weeks of the semester. This lesson provides insight on how to remember the vast information from class to apply on final exams.
This is a lesson dealing with the basic justification defense of self-defense. Understanding the basics of self-defense is essential to understanding many or all of the justification defenses. The purpose of this lesson is to present very simply the elements of self-defense.
This lesson is designed to help you self-assess your semester performance. It is best suited for completion after you finish a full law school semester. It begins with a brief overview of self-regulated learning and metacognition. Then, the lesson provides a step-by-step process for assessing your law school semester.
The topic of this podcast is when silence itself can be acceptance of an offer. Acceptance is simply the name given to an offeree's action in making the offeror's promise enforceable. This podcast looks at the exceptional cases where notification of the intention to accept an offer is accomplished by silence.
On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
This lesson examines the ethical issues associated with, and tools available for, researching parties, witnesses, and jurors on social media sites.