Courses

This entry links to materials for various courses in the University of West Indies LLB Program at the College/University of the Bahamas.

Michael H. Cohen


THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, LL.B. PROGRAM

COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS, 2006-07
Course Materials

New - Legal Research & Writing 2007
Assignment (Memorandum) Download file

- In-class Assignment 1/30/07: Download file

New - Legal Research & Writing - In-class Assignment for 2/6/07: Download file

New - Legal Research & Writing - Model Answer to In-Class Assignment
New - Private International Law - In-class Assignment for 2/6/07: Download file
  •Semester I
  •Law of International Organizations
  Syllabus
  Essay Requirements and Topics
  Oceania and Iraq Case Studies   Study Materials
Covenant of the League of Nations - Relevant Sections for Course
United Nations Charter (1945) - Relevant Sections for Course
UN Organizational Chart
Uniting for Peace Resolution (1950)
UN Peacekeeping
UN Peacebuilding
1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1969)
Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties Between States and International Organizations (1986)
Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas Establishing the Caribbean Community Including the CARICOM Single Market Economy (2001)
Statute of the International Court of Justice (1945)
Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Court of Justice (2001)
  International Court of Justice Opinions
Certain Expenses of the United Nations (1962)
Legal Consequences for States of the Continued Presence of South Africa in Namibia (1971)
Conditions of Admission of a State to Membership in the United Nations (1948)
Competence of the General Assembly for the Admission of a State to the United Nations (1949-1950)
Reparation for Injuries Suffered in the Service of the United Nations (1948-1949)
Effect of Awards of Compensation Made by the United Nations Administrative Tribunal (1953-1954)
Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons (1996)
Questions of Interpretation and Application of the 1971 Montreal Convention arising from the Aerial Incident at Lockerbie (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya v. United Kingdom): Request for the Indication of Provisional Measures (1992); Separate Opinions of Judge Lachs and Judge Shahabuddeen; Preliminary Objections (1998); Press Release (2003); Lockerbie Order (2003).
  Discussion/Current Events
    • "North Korean Challenge to UN Security Council"
    • Security Council Responds to Iran Nuclear Challenge
  •The UN Security Council
  •UN Webcast
  Reading Material
    • Security Council Resolution 1441
    • UN Charter
    • The United Nations Peacekeeing Forces - Nobel Lecture
  UN Reform
    • United Nations Reform (Kofi Annan's site)
    • Security Council Reform
  •Legal Methods
    • Paradise Beach - model answer
    •Syllabus
    •Course Assignments
  Study Materials
    •Exercise -The Holding
    •Exercise - Briefing Cases
    •Exercise - Briefing Cases II
    •Exercise - Synthesizing and Distinguishing Cases I
    • Exercise - Synthesizing and Distinguishing Cases II
    •Exercise - Analyzing Statutes
    Davis v. Davis
    Exercise - Understanding Davis
    Exercise - Synthesizing Subsequent Cases
  Format for Assignments (mandatory)
Case Brief - Standard Format
Memorandum of Law - Standard Format
  Assignments (Case Briefs/Case Notes)
Assignment 1 - Brown v. Robinson (UK - Privy Council)
Assignment 2 - Paradise Beach (Privy Council, on appeal from the Supreme Court of the Bahamas, Equity Side
Assignment 3 - Higgs (Privy Council, on appeal from the Supreme Court of the Bahamas, Equity Side)
  •Intellectual Property
Syllabus
Course Assignments (Revised)

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, LL.B. PROGRAM

COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS, 2005-06
Course Materials
  •Semester I
  •Intellectual Property: Copyright
    •Syllabus
    •Tutorials and Problem Sets
    •Supplemental Materials (including legislation)
  •Law of International Organizations
    • UN Charter
    • The United Nations Peacekeeing Forces - Nobel Lecture
    • Certain Expenses of the United Nations
    • Legal Consequences for States of the Continued Presence of South Africa in Namibia
    • Conditions of Admission of a State to Membership in the United Nations
    • Competence of the General Assembly for the Admission of a State to the United Nations (1949-1950)
    • Reparation for Injuries Suffered in the Service of the United Nations (1948-1949)
    • Effect of Awards of Compensation Made by the United Nations Administrative Tribunal (1953-1954)
    • United Nations Reform (Kofi Annan's site)
    • Security Council Reform
    • Additional, Selected Internet Resources
    •UWI LLB LA39B Site
IO Essay/Exam Comments and Marking Sheet
  •Legal Methods
    •Syllabus
    • Davis v. Davis
    •Exercise -Holding vs. Dictum
    •Exercise - Briefing Cases
    •Exercise - Analyzing Cases
    •Exercise - Statutory Analysis
    •Legal Methods Assignment 1
    •Legal Methods Assignment 2
    • Legal Methods Assignment 3
    •Assignment 1 Comments
    •Assignment 2 Comments
    •Assignment 3 Comments
    •Grammar and Punctuation Tutorial
  •Semester II
  •Legal Research and Writing (Spring 2006)
    •Syllabus (Spring 2006)
    •Writing Assignment "2"
    •Writing Assignment "2" - Sample Answer
    •Writing Assignment 3
    •Writing Assignment 3 - Sample Answer
    • Bahamas and Caribbean Legal Research
    •Links to Especially Helpful Writing Resources
      •Omit Needless Words
      •Make everything you write speakable.
      •Simplify wordy phrases.
      • Avoid throat-clearing phrases.
      •Using Parallel Phrases
      •Apostrophes
      •Using Quotations Effectively, Not Excessively
      •University of Ottawa's Online Grammar Course (especially Building Sentences, Writing Paragraphs, and Spelling).
      • Writing Effective Paragraphs
  •Private International Law (Spring 2006)
    •Syllabus
    •Problem Sets
    •Supplemental Problems
    •Selected Internet Resources
    •Glossary of Terms

General Materials
  •Class Preparation
    •Socratic Method
      • Stand to Reason
      • Yahoo Education
      • A Beginner's Guide to Legal Education (West Virginia University)
      •The Law School Approach
      • Socrates and The Socratic Method (University of Chicago)
    • Briefing Cases
      • How to Brief Cases
  •The Exam
      • Outlining
      • Taking the exam
      •Guides to Taking Laws Exams (Jurist)
      • Tips on Taking Law Exams (Univ. of Dayton)
  • Essays
    •Developing an Essay
    • Writing a Law Review Note (Thomas Jefferson Law Review)
      • Anatomy of a Law Review Article (Thomas Jefferson Law Review)
      • Doing a Preemption Check (UCSF)
      • Research Basics (Finding Articles) (UCSF)
    •Citing Sources
      •Basic Legal Citation
      •How to Cite

About the Instructor
  •Curriculum Vitae (July 2006)
  • Current health law and policy research
  • Selected publications (articles, some with links)

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Law and Policy, Harvard School of Public Health Course (2006)