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McFarland, Douglas D.

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Works: 37 works in 63 publications in 1 language and 1,724 library holdings
Genres: Programmed instructional materials  Textbooks  Interactive multimedia  Software  Periodicals 
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Most widely held works about Douglas D McFarland
 
Most widely held works by Douglas D McFarland
Computer-aided exercises on civil procedure by Roger Park( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is not a comprehensive treatise on the subject of civil procedure, yet it provides a mixture of expository text, cases, and self-testing questions in nearly all of the major areas of the subject." -- Pref
Waiver under Rule 12 by Roger Park( )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rule 12 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provides that certain defenses, including lack of jurisdiction, improper venue, and failure to state a claim, can at the pleader's option be brought by motion prior to filing a responsive pleading. It also provides that certain of these defenses are waived if they are not asserted in the proper fashion. This exercise deals with the reasons for special treatment of those defenses and analysis of the waiver provisions of the rule. It provides practice in close scrutiny and interpretation of a complex set of interrelated provisions"--CALI lessons subject list
Analysis of a diversity case by Roger Park( )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This exercise is designed to help train beginning students in the analysis of judicial opinions. The student is asked to agree or disagree with assertions about a diversity jurisdiction case (Baker v. Keck). The computer responds to the student's answers by evaluating them or asking further questions"--CALI lessons subject list
Judgments as a matter of law by Roger Park( )

in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Students are asked to analyze and synthesize three federal cases on directed verdicts, answering questions about the standards set forth in the cases."--CALI lessons subject list
Contributory negligence and last clear chance by Douglas D McFarland( )

in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This lesson gives the student familiarity with contributory negligence, a defense to a negligence claim, and also with last clear chance, a "defense" to the defense. While these doctrines today are on the wane, students should be generally familiar with them for a full understanding of negligence and comparative negligence."--CALI lessons subject list
Battery basics by Douglas D McFarland( )

in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Battery Basics is an introduction and initial exploration of the intentional tort of battery. It is designed primarily for students who want to test their basic knowledge of the tort, or who spent little or no time on intentional torts in class. Battery Basics identifies the elements of battery, requires application to some common fact situations, and responds to common misconceptions about the tort."--CALI lessons subject list
Preclusion by Roger Park( )

in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This exercise is in three parts. First, the student surveys the basic law of preclusion (both claim preclusion and issue preclusion) to test and to solidify understanding of the area. The questions explore the elements of the doctrines, such as the requirements of a final judgment and necessary decision of an issue, as applied to various fact situations. Hypertext is available at all times for quick review or checking of the elements. The second part of the exercise becomes more complex as it turns to heavy emphasis on the policies behind issue preclusion. The student analyzes each fact situation from two perspectives: Blackletter Bart, who takes a rule-bound approach to issue preclusion, and Functional Felicia, who takes a policy-oriented approach to issue preclusion. Third, the student answers questions developing the abandonment by the courts of the requirement of mutuality for issue preclusion. Both defensive collateral estoppel and offensive collateral estoppel, from the perspectives of both the plaintiff and the defendant, are analyzed"--CALI lessons subject list
Battery puzzlers by Douglas D McFarland( )

in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Battery Puzzlers is one of two lessons available from CALI on the intentional tort of battery. The other lesson Battery Basics, is designed for students who will spend little time on battery in their classes or are uncomfortable with their understanding of the tort. It is designed to provide a solid understanding of battery. This lesson, Battery Puzzlers, is for students who are already familiar with the tort and who want to deepen their understanding and analysis of battery. It asks questions at the borders of the tort and is designed to stimulate thinking about battery in new ways. It also requires students to apply the principles of the old tort of battery to today's new fact situations. Battery Puzzlers asks the puzzling questions that have stumped students about battery over the years."--CALI lessons subject list
Evidence for procedure students by Roger Park( )

in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This exercise has two purposes. The first is to engage students actively in legal analysis. Hence, the exercise contains some difficult questions that require careful thought. The second is to provide a survey of the rules of evidence in order to give students a deeper understanding of other subjects studied in Civil Procedure courses. (This exercise was previously titled, Survey of Evidence-Civil Procedure Version)"--CALI lessons subject list
Drafting a complaint by Roger Park( )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The student is presented with a hypothetical slander case and instructed to compose a complaint for a diversity action in federal court. The student is told that the complaint must be drafted so that it would completely satisfy even the most punctilious judge. The student composes the complaint by choosing from a menu of paragraphs contained in the Park and McFarland computer booklet. The computer asks the student to explain the grounds upon which rejected paragraphs were not used. The student explains by choosing from a multiple choice format, and the computer responds by asking further questions or by criticizing the student's answer. The exercise requires the student to compose a complaint which pleads grounds for jurisdiction and the elements of the claim at a proper level of generality, while avoiding superfluity or violation of Rule 11"--CALI lessons subject list
Intentional infliction of mental distress by Douglas D McFarland( )

in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This lesson explores an intentional tort that is one of the most recent torts to emerge, one of the most commonly pleaded today, and one that is still evolving. The tort is most commonly called intentional infliction of mental distress; sometimes courts call it intentional infliction of emotional distress, or simply outrage. The lesson requires no advance preparation; it is designed so that it provides both a solid understanding of the tort and then difficult and challenging questions to students who have already studied the tort at length."--CALI lessons subject list
Assault by Douglas D McFarland( )

in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This lesson identifies the law of the intentional tort of assault, and challenges the student to apply unusual fact situations to that law. The exercise explores the tort of assault as it has developed to cover modern settings"--CALI lessons subject list
Assumption of risk by Douglas D McFarland( )

in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A plaintiff who voluntarily assumes a risk of harm cannot recover for the negligent or reckless conduct that causes the harm: that is known as assumption of risk. It is a complete defense. This lesson explores the defense, which together with contributory negligence has been part of negligence law for more than a century-and-a-half. The border between the two classic negligence defenses is sometimes confusing, so questions navigate the differences. Also, the lesson considers the continuing vitality of the defense of assumption of risk when contributory negligence is rapidly being replaced by comparative negligence."--CALI lessons subject list
Advice to a 1L from a law professor podcast by Douglas D McFarland( )

in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Question and Answer session with Prof. McFarland, author of several of CALI's lessons in Tort Law and Civil Procedure. Prof. McFarland has been teaching for over 30 years. His comments in this podcast about the first semester of law school focus on the Socratic method, preparing for class, note-taking during class, class participation, "riding out" that "lost at sea" feel common during the first few weeks of law school, the appropriate use of study aids, advice about law school exams, and general advice on doing well in law school."--CALI lessons subject list
Res ipsa loquitur by Douglas D McFarland( )

in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Even though the thing speaks for itself, this lesson speaks more about res ipsa loquitur. This tort doctrine becomes an immediate favorite of all who hear its mellifluous name, but the doctrine has several nuances that do not speak so clearly, such as the circumstances when it applies, how common carriers are covered, and how it is conveyed to the jury. This lesson explores all of those nuances."--CALI lessons subject list
False imprisonment by Douglas D McFarland( )

in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This lesson explores the intentional tort of false imprisonment. Beginning with identification of the interest the tort protects, the questions become more and more challenging as they explore the nature of the confinement necessary and appropriate damages. Since the greatest use of the tort today probably is in arrest for shoplifting, the lesson includes a tightly fact-bound question about a person detained for shoplifting. The lesson concludes with false imprisonment in two tough situations: religious deprogramming and nursing home confinement."--CALI lessons subject list
Demurrers and judgments on the pleadings by Roger Park( )

in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The student is given sets of pleadings in civil cases and asked to identify issues that would be raised on a demurrer or motion for judgment on the pleadings. Although the case is set in a hypothetical code pleading state, the exercise also deals with motions to dismiss or for judgment on the pleadings under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The background reading contains all the information about code pleading that the student needs to know in order to do the exercise."--CALI lessons subject list
Jurisdiction and venue by Roger Park( )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The student is asked, in the Park and McFarland computer booklet, to answer questions about whether a hypothetical action could be brought in various fora. After answering these questions, the student goes to the computer. The computer responds to the student's answers by evaluating them and asking further questions. This exercise is designed primarily to give basic instruction on statutes relating to diversity jurisdiction, removal, venue, and personal jurisdiction. However, the exercise also requires the student to interpret two diversity jurisdiction cases that deal with change of citizenship by acquisition of a new domicile. Everything the student needs to know for the exercise is contained in the computer booklet, so the exercise can be assigned prior to reaching the subject in class, with a view toward allowing class discussion to begin at a higher level."--CALI lessons subject list
Negligence by Douglas D McFarland( )

in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The traditional division of negligence into duty, breach of duty, causation (cause in fact and proximate cause), and damages provides the structure of this lesson. The student will find navigation to an individual section or even to an individual area (such as res ipsa loquitur within breach of duty) easy. The most likely use of the lesson is as a review and test of understanding following classroom discussion, but the questions can also be used to preview that discussion. Because the lesson is lengthy, the student is invited to divide it into at least two sessions. The lesson is designed to reinforce the student's understanding of the basic law of negligence, and then to lead far beyond the elements of the tort into factual applications, policy considerations, and argument evaluation. Numerous hypertext links and citations to authorities invite the student to consideration of differing views and to further research into the area. The lesson often engages the student in a "dialogue" on the merit of a response."--CALI lessons subject list
Intentional torts by Douglas D McFarland( )

in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This lesson is designed to lead the student through exploration of the intentional torts. It is divided into intent, torts against person, torts against property, and defenses. Each of these sections is subdivided: for example, the torts against person section contains questions on battery, assault, false imprisonment, and intentional infliction of mental distress. This organization allows use of the lesson in various ways. A student can divide the lesson into segments of differing size, such as consideration of a single tort in a single sitting, or consideration of all of the torts against property in a single sitting. Also, students will find value in the questions before, during, or after classroom work on the torts. Some professors may choose to assign the lesson in lieu of class time on the subject. The questions lead the student far beyond the elements of the torts into factual applications, policy considerations, and argument evaluation. Numerous hypertext links and citations to authorities invite the student to consideration of differing views and to further research into the area. The lesson often engages the student in a "dialogue" on the merit of a response."--CALI lessons subject list
 
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