Bailey Kuklin

Professor of Law

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-7959 |  Email
Areas of Expertise
Contracts
Philosophy of Law
Torts
Education
B.S., University of Nebraska
J.D., University of Michigan Law School

Contracts

This course is concerned with the law governing private agreements. The course deals with how contracts are formed; which contracts are valid and enforceable; what constitutes breach of a contract; and what remedies are available when a contract has been breached. Issues relating to the interpretation of contract language, the role of contracts in a market economy, and the policing of unfair bargains are also explored.

Grading and Method of Evaluation

Letter grade only. Final exam.

Jurisprudence Seminar: Rationality and Responsibility

The seminar readings and discussions focus on questions relating to legal and moral responsibility. After an introduction to moral and political theory, the seminar topics include, among other things, the relationship of law and morality, the nature and limits of rationality, notions of moral and legal responsibility, paternalism, self-paternalism, and strict liability. Students will write a paper that may satisfy the Upperclass Writing Requirement.

Grading and Method of Evaluation

Letter grade with pass/fail option. A paper is required which may be used to satisfy the Upperclass Writing Requirement.

Torts

This course is an introduction to the principles governing civil liability for intentional and unintentional injuries to people and property. Specific topics covered may include negligence and personal injury law; strict liability; an introduction to product liability; remedies; and alternatives to the tort system.

Grading and Method of Evaluation

Letter grade only. Final exam.