ProfessorCourse NameAssignments and Documents Date Posted
Professor Karr Basic Tax Student's Guide Assignment   BNA Assignment 05/23/2014
Professor Sousa Commercial Law Survey Required Course Texts:
1.        Commercial Transactions: A Systems Approach (5th ed.) (Authors: LoPucki, Warren, et al.) (Aspen Casebook)
2.        Selected Commercial Statutes 2013-2014 edition (Thomson-West) (or any other version of the Uniform Commercial Code)

Both texts should be in the DU Bookstore


We will be starting the course on Secured Transactions (Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code)

May 27 (Tuesday)

Topic: Unsecured Creditors and their Remedies

Read Casebook (CB) pgs. 811-829; 866-885

Prepare Problems 42.1, 42.2, 42.3, 42.5, 45.1, 45.2., 45.3, 45.4

Topic: Scope of Article 9

Cases (use Westlaw  not in CB)

Gibraltar Financial Corp. v. Prestige Equipment Corp., 949 N.E.2d 314 (Ind. 2011)

Excel Bank v. National Bank of Kansas City, 290 S.W.3d 801 (2009)

UCC Sections: 9-102(a)(28); 9-102(a)(72); 9-102(a)(73); 1-201(b)(35); 9-102(a)(12); 9-109(a)(1), (a)(3), (a)(4), (a)(5); 9-109(c)(2); 9-109(d)(1), (2), (5), (11); 1-203; 9-102(a)(20); 9-319; 9-103(d); 9-318

May 29 (Thursday)

No Class (I will be unfortunately out of town on a trip scheduled from last year. I apologize in advance).

Professor Vigil Legal Profession Dear Students,

For our first class in Legal Profession, please read Chapter1 in Problems in Legal Ethics, 10th Edition. Also please read ABA Model Rule 8.4 in Professional Responsibility Standards, Rules & Statutes.

We will cover Chapters 1 through 13 in Problems in Legal Ethics. At the beginning of each Chapter you will find a reading assignment and several hypothetical problems. Read the assignment and be prepared to discuss the hypothetical problems in class. We will cover approximately one Chapter per class period. Always read ahead.

Time permitting, we will have a few guest speakers.

I do not take attendance but missing class in not recommended.

Meaningful class participation may enhance you grade.

I am willing to meet with students as requested. Please email me at to schedule an appointment.

The final examination is two hours long and closed book.

See you in class.

Professor Vigil