Archive for January, 2011

Weinberger v. Romero-Barcelo, 456 US 305 (1982) (Discretion) (Student Presentation)

January 26, 2011

On Mondays in my class, I am going to be asking various student “law firms” to make a brief presentation to the class about a specific case that we are studying. This first presentation on the famous United States Supreme Court case of Weinberger v. Romero – Barcelo illustrates one of the most basic themes that runs through equity. Courts use their sound discretion when it comes to all equitable remedies. That is, no party is ever entitled to an equitable remedy as a matter of right, but equity always is within the sound discretion of a court. The “law firm” did an outstanding job. I appreciate their work. I hope you enjoy their presentation.

Stephen Spitz


Coming Attractions

January 13, 2011

1.  I am teaching Equity again this coming semester. I plan to post four or five of the   best “law firm” papers at the end of April/early May.

2.  I plan to post some of my PowerPoints from the actual class.

3.  I have posted the first seven weeks of the Syllabus for the class.

4. And, students are going to be making some presentations in this class. If they are first-rate, and I have their consent to do so, I will be posting those materials as well.

5.  All in all, I am looking forward to a “swell” semester in Equity & Equitable Remedies.

Syllabus for the First Seven Weeks of Equity & Equitable Remedies Taught by Steve Spitz, Spring 2011

January 13, 2011

Equity & Equitable Remedies Syllabus