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First-Day Assignments

The following assignments have been submitted by professors. Please check back if your assignments are not listed as faculty members are continuosly updating this list.


Autumn 2011 Semester Courses and Assignments

502 - LAW I (Starker)

Register for this class on TWEN and review the Syllabus. Read Legal Writing chapter 11 and chapters 1-2. Prepare Exercise I & II on page 14 and bring to class. 

502 - LAW I (Smith)

Please read chapters 2, 3, and 4 of the Neumann and Simon text.  You may skip the exercises for now.

502 - LAW I (Lee)

Welcome! Please do all of the following prior to the first class (August 23 for Class No. 28133, and August 26 for Class No. 28134):

1.  Register for this course on TWEN. The password for the Tuesday section (Class No. 28133) is "coffee". The password for the Friday section (Class No. 28134) is "tea". Registration will open August 1. Please be sure to register for the correct section.

2.  On the TWEN course site, under Syllabus, find the Syllabus. Print and review the Syllabus.

3.  Do the Homework listed for the first class on the Syllabus. For your convenience, I also list the Homework here:

           a. Register for this course on TWEN (if you have followed the instructions above, you have already completed this task!). The password for the Tuesday section is "coffee". The password for the Friday section is "tea".

           b.  Complete and submit the Questionnaire by 8 p.m. the day before the first class. (To access the Questionnaire: go to TWEN course site; go to "Course Materials"; open "Questionnaire"; click on link to Questionnaire.)

           c. Read the following: Edwards, Introduction & Chapters 1-2; Sloan, Chapter 1.

502 - LAW I (Ralph)

Welcome to LAW I!

For class on Tuesday, August 23, please read the Introduction and Chapters 1 and 2 from Linda H. Edwards, Legal Writing: Process, Analysis and Organization ("LW").  You do not need to complete any of the Exercises in Chapters 1 and 2.

Before class on Tuesday, August 23, please register for this class on TWEN (www.lawschool.westlaw.com/twen).  Select the class to which you have been assigned: either 28126 (Tues./Thurs. 2:55 pm - 3:45 pm) or 28127 (Tues./Thurs. 9:10 am - 10 am).  When you register for TWEN, be sure to use your preferred e-mail address, because that is the address that I will use for course announcements. 

The course syllabus is posted on TWEN.  Please review it before the first class.

For class on Thursday, August 25, you will be asked to read pp. 2-9 in Amy E. Sloan, Basic Legal Research: Tools and Strategies; to read Chapter 3 in LW; and to complete some written exercises.  On the first day of class, we will go over how you should turn in these written exercises. 

502 - LAW I (Enns)

Welcome! I look forward to meeting you at 11 am on Tuesday, August 23. For our first class, please read Chapters 1, 2, and 11 in the Neumann/Simon text. Outline the rule from Exercise II. Bring a hard copy of your outline to turn in.

502 - LAW I (Johnson)

Assignment for Class #1 [August 26th]

Read Edwards, pages 3 - 17 (to III. The Common Law Process).  Be prepared to do exercises 1-2 (p. 11) and 2-1 (p.17) in class.

Use your Westlaw password to access http://lawschool.westlaw.com.   Select TWEN at the top of the page and register for this course.  I have scheduled mandatory tours of the Moritz Law Library for the afternoon of Friday August 26th.  You will find your tour group and time under “Course Materials” on the TWEN page for this section of LAW1. 

502 - LAW I (Steinke)

Read Chapters 1 & 2 in the Edwards text.  Complete Exercises 1-2 and 2-1.  You will be submitting the Exercises, so be sure to print them out and bring them with you to class.

502 - LAW I (Cooper)

Welcome to the course! Read Chapters 1 and 2 of the Edwards text. You are not required to hand in an assignment at our first meeting, but be prepared to discuss the reading and responses to exercises 1-2, 2-1, and 2-4.

502 - LAW I (Tobin)

For the first class, I would like you to answer the following question. It is not for a grade.

Assume you are an associate in a law firm. A partner sends you an e-mail with the following question:

I had some friends over for dinner last night at my home in Columbus, Ohio. As part of dinner, I was serving a nice wine. I offered a glass to my 17 year-old daughter. My dinner guest, in a very snooty voice, told me I couldn't give her wine it was against the law. I told my guest (and I now use the term lightly) that I can serve wine to my child in my house if I want to. The guest, who is also a lawyer, assured me that I was incorrect. Please do some basic research (not more than 20 minutes because no one is paying for this) and let me know if I was correct. If I am, I want to prove it to the guest, so let me know where you found the information. I don't have much time so don't write more than a paragraph.



504 - Torts (Northern)

Please pick up the syllabus and go over class policies.  Read Chapter 1, Introduction and Overview, pages 1 -22.    Be prepared to discuss Weaver v. Ward, Brown v. Kendall and Spano v. Perini.  We will also go over the Points for Discussion and Hypo 1-1.  Write out three questions that you have about the cases or points of discussion.  Have those questions with you for the first class session.

504 - Torts (Carlarne)

Prosser, Wade, Schwartz, Kelly and Partlett's Cases and Materials on Torts, 12th, pp. 1-16

504 - Torts (Cole)

In Prosser, Wade and Schwart's Torts:  Cases and Materials (12th ed.), please read pp. 1-10; 37-41 (development of liability; assault).

507 - Civil Procedure (Greenbaum)

Civil Procedure I - A. Greenbaum - First Week Assignments

Class1  Introduction to Civil Procedure 

       Casebook 1-24
       Supplementary Material Item 1

Classes1-4 Traditional Bases of Territorial Jurisdiction

       Casebook 71-81
       Supplementary Materials Items1a-4

507 - Civil Procedure (Fairman)


For our first class, Monday, August 22, 2011, please read the Preface, pp. xxv-xxvii, and pp. 1-6 in the casebook, Stephen C. Yeazell, Civil Procedure (7th ed. 2008). In addition, please read the following case: Gordon v. Steele, 376 F. Supp. 575 (W.D. Pa. 1974). It is not in your casebook. Copies of the case are located in the handout distribution box on the first floor in the hallway between Lou’s Café and the Moritz Copy Center.

507 - Civil Procedure (Wilson)

Please read the Preface (pp.xxv-xxvii) and pp. 1-12 in your Casebook (Yeazell, Civil Procedure, 7th ed. 2008).  Please pay special attention to Hawkins v. Masters Farms on pp. 6-9.  Also locate and read pp. ix & xiii-xv; Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b); 28 U.S.C.  §§ 41, 133, 1331, 1332, 1333, and 1337; and U.S. Constitution Art. III in your 2011 Rules Supplement.

507 - Civil Procedure (Caust-Ellenbogen)


For our first few classes, we will be using the case of Fuentes v. Shevin, casebook pp. 239-49.  To prepare, in addition to reading the above, also read casebook pp. 1-24.  Although we will be discussing the specific issues addressed in the case opinions, we will be using the Fuentes case to introduce a number of topics and concerns about Civil Procedure and the law, in general.

I want you to put yourselves in the shoes of the principal players in this dispute.  Try to understand what actions each of them took, and why?  In the final analysis, how well did the legal system work?  The day after the Court's decision, what happens?  Who "won" the case?



533 - Criminal Law (Dressler)

1.  Please read pages 1-9 of the required casebook.

2.  Optional reading: Section 1.01 and all of Chapter 3 of the required treatise (UNDERSTANDING CRIMINAL LAW).

3.  Before the first class, you MUST register for the class on The West Educational Network (TWEN) on the Internet.  You will be provided a password for Westlaw during the orientation, which you use to register for the class on TWEN.  (Instructions will be given).  I AM TEACHING TWO SECTIONS OF CRIMINAL LAW THIS SEMESTER, SO BE SURE YOU REGISTER FOR THE CORRECT ONE ON TWEN!!! 

4.  On TWEN, after you register, you will find various handouts you should download and bring to class each day.  You will also find some messages there that you should read. PLEASE  READ THEM BEFORE THE FIRST CLASS. 

Thanks, and see you soon!

533 - Criminal Law (Herman)

(a)  Read the problem case (photo, first item), fill out the answer sheet that follows, sign it, bring it to class, and turn it in to me.  The problem case and your answer will be the focal points when we consider the materials in topic II A 4 of the course outline.  Please be prepared to defend your position in class.

(b)  Answer the questionnaire (photo, second item), do not sign it, bring it to class, and turn it in to me.  We will discuss the questionnaire when we reach topic II B of the course outline.  A duplicate questionnaire has been provided for your personal use and retention.

(c)  Read Casebook 1-11.  Read the Note on the Stages of the Criminal Process (photo) and the chart to which it refers (photo).



533 - Criminal Law (Federle)

For class on August 22,  please read Dressler, pp. 30-48.

For class on August  23, please read Dressler, pp. 48-71.

For class on August  24, please read Dressler, pp. 92-105.

533 - Criminal Law (Davies)

Professor Davies

Criminal Law 2011

Rm. 246, MTWR 11:10 a.m.-12:00 noon


All students are requested to register with TWEN.  You will find the syllabus for the course and first day reading assignment on my course page there.  Future notifications/handouts will be posted there as well.


You will find it convenient to have a hard copy of the syllabus at each class in case of modifications.


Also print out a copy of the Selected Provisions of the Ohio Revised Code (from TWEN) and bring it to each class.  We will refer to them from time to time.


First Assignment

The assigned text is Kaplan, Weisberg and Binder=s Criminal Law, Cases and Materials (Aspen 6th edition).  Please skim (for background, not discussion) pp. 1-15.  Please read for discussion over the first 2-3 classes the following pages reflected in the syllabus:  25-39; 42-44 (Tonry); 45-49; 52-53; 55-56, (Packer); 59-60; 63-65, 74 (note 1)-76 (note 2).


Worry not.  This is an atypically long reading assignment.  What we learn from these introductory materials will supply the basis for several class discussions. 


Welcome to law school!


600 - Appellate Advocacy (Beazley)

Please read Chapters 1-3 in A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy

603 - Evidence (Simmons)

Please pick up a copy of the syllabus from the mailboxes across the hall.  For the first class, please read the Foreword, Study Guide, and Chapters 1 and 3.

604 - Civil Procedure II (Greenbaum)



1 Introduction to Pleading  

       Casebook [CB] 8-11 (#3 & 4)
       Federal Rule [FR] 1, 2, 3, 7, 8(a), 8(d), 8(e),
       10, 11, 84; Forms 7, 11, 12 & 30
       Supplementary Material [SM] 1

1 Notice Pleading:  Claim for Relief  

       CB 562-563
       FR 8(a), Form 11
       SM 2, 3

1-3 Rule 12 Motions    

       CB 608 n.1-609 n.5, 611-612
       FR 7(b), 10, 11, 12, Form 40
       SM 4, 5

3 Beyond Notice Pleading:  Additional  Common Law & Rule 9 Requirements 

        CB 589 n.2, 565 n.3
        FR 9(b) 

3 Notice Pleading Revisited   

       SM 6

605 - Commercial Paper (Verdun)

Please read Chapter 1 of the casebook. Work through the problems, read the referenced statutes, and the comments associated with those statutes.

606 - Federal Income Taxation (Wood)

All assignments are in the Gunn and Ward text, and include the problems as assigned. Problems will be reviewed in class as time permits. Use the Internal Revenue Code as found in the statutory supplement by Lathrope.

Class 1:

Pages 5-26

Problem p. 17 # (1) & (2)

Topics: Tax Structure and Procedure

607.01 - Business Associations (Rose)

Please read chapter 1.  Slides will be posted on the TWEN course site before each class.

607.01 - Business Associations (Davidoff)

The reading for the first week will be as follows:

Class 1: Introduction

OKT:  1-14


Class 2: Agency
OKT: 14-43
Class 3: Partnership: Fiduciary Duties and Governance  
OKT:  43-68 (review Problems 2-1 & 2-2) (skip section 2.b at pp. 55-56 concerning the limited liability company)
OKT = O'Kelley, Thompson, Corporations and Other Business Associations (6th Edition) 

Please also sign up for TWEN.  I have posted your syllabus there.

609 - Sales (Garvin)

Welcome back! For the first class, read pages 1-26 and do problems 1-1(B)(1), 1-1(C)(1, 2, 3), 1-2(A, B), and 1-3. For the second class, read pages 29-31 and do problems 1-5 and 1-6. In addition, sign up for the course TWEN site. I will post a syllabus on August 11. Finally, because this is a statutory course, (a) be sure to bring your statutory supplement with you as well as your textbook, and (b) be prepared to answer the problems with references to specific statutory language where appropriate.

610 - Secured Transactions (Johnson)

Read pp. xxiii to xxvii AND pp. 1-24 and DO ALL the problems. Make sure to read the all of the code sections cited on page 19. Note that Revised Article 1 has not been adopted in Ohio yet

613 - Employment Law (Hébert)

Syllabus available in handout boxes


August 22   Casebook xxv-xxxviii, 3-17

August 23  CB 17-29

August 24  CB 29-58

August 25   CB 61-74

618 - Insurance Law (Anstaett)

For the first class please read pages 1-24, What is Insurance, in Cases and Materials on Insurance Law, Leo P. Martinez, 6th edition.

619 - International Law (Quigley)

Janis & Noyes, International Law: Cases and Commmentary, pp. 1 to 27

623 - Federal Antitrust Law (Wilson)

The assignment for the first class is pp. 1-18 and 26-35

624 - Immigration Law (Bloomfield)

Week 1 Classes I and II (Monday/Wednesday for the first two weeks of the semester)

Source materials and introductory matters will be discussed. We will go over general items and a bit of history on the subject matter. There will also be a general discussion concerning the various federal agencies that impact upon the practice of Immigration and Nationality law including the State Department, the Department of Labor, the Justice Department and most importantly Homeland Security.

Permission to work within 8 CFR 274a.12 will be discussed and the student should be prepared to respond as to the categories of permission.

Assign: The following pages are assigned for reading for the first week from the required text:








xv-xviii (The acronyms)

Read 8 CFR 274a.12

626 - Trademark (Wilson)

First day reading assignment: pages 3-17 and §§1, 2, 3, 32, 43, 45 of the Lanham Act

630 - U.S. Legal System and Legal Traditions (Swire)

U.S. Legal System

Professor Peter Swire

The text for the course is Abernathy, "Law in the United States" (2006).

For the first class, please read p. 1-13 in the text.  We will then continue through p. 40 in the text before moving to Chapter 2.

633 - Sentencing (Berman)

In preparation for our first class on Tuesday, August 23, you should:

1. Pick up a copy of the course description and course outline handout, to which a Questionnaire should also be attached;

2. Obtain a copy of our text, Sentencing Law and Policy: Cases, Statutes and Guidelines (2d ed. 2007);

3. Read pp. 1-19, 28-40 and 49-50 in the textbook, complete the Questionnaire, and bring both to our first class.

635 - Family Law (Spindelman)

Welcome to Family Law! For our first class, please read pp. 2-3 and 83-99 in Judith Areen & Milton C. Regan, Jr., Family Law: Cases and Materials (5th ed. 2006). Also, please sign up on the TWEN site for the course. Look forward to seeing you soon!

641 - Criminal Procedure: Adjudication (Michaels)

·Sign up for the class on TWEN!

·Access the Syllabus from under "Syllabus" on the course TWEN site.

·For the first class, do the reading for Topic A, Introduction and B.1, The Ethics of Defense

642 - Law & Religion (Goldberger)

Aug. 22, McConnell, Garvey and Berg, pp. 1-14

Aug. 23, pp. 15-35

Aug. 24, pp. 58-81

645 - Real Estate Development (Daley)

There is no assignment for the first day of class.

656 - Wills, Trusts, Estates (Segelken)

In the text:

8/22-- Pp 1-10, 16-27

8/24-- Pp 27-49, 58-70

8/29-- Pp 931-935, 940-42, 948-53, 962-969, 972-976, 985-988 (We will spend about 1 class period on all of this material) The purpose of this material is to give you an overview of the estate and gift tax system.  You will not be responsible for this information on the exam.

700.03 - Ethical Issues (Laughlin Jr.)

This interprofessional course meets on the university quarter calendar. The first class is September 27.  There is no reading assignment for the first class.

702 - Issues in Arbitration (Cole)

Visit copy center on first floor of law school to purchase reading materials for course.  Please read pp. 1-6, 55-61 and Appendix A (the Federal Arbitration Act) before the first day of class. 

703 - Legal Negotiation and Settlement (Stulberg)

1. Class room.   All studentsin Legal Negotiations  meet in Room 352 at 4:20 p.m. on Monday, August 22.

2.  Assignment for first class:

a.  Read all selections in Chapter 15 in Wiggins, Negotiation and Settlement Advocacy

b.  Register on course (Legal Negotiations) TWEN site (http://www.lawschool.westlaw.com)

c.  Students with last name beginning M-Z will be on call.


3.  Syllabus available on course TWEN site; print copies will also be made available in course box across from Room 146.

704 - Trial Practice (Marbley)

 Introduction to Course

     A. Methodology

     B.  Necessity for Preparation and Participation

     C.  Discussion:   Theory of the Case and Its Importance

     D.  Techniques of Direct Examination

     E.  Technique of Cross-Examination

     F.  Assignments for Class 2:

          1.  Problem 1:  As conduct direct examination of Officer Bier.  Bs conduct cross-examination of Officer Bier.

          2.  Students should also be prepared to discuss theory of the case as it relates to teh assigned problem.

          3.  Reading Lubet, Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5 and 9


707.02 - Jury Instructions (Frost/Judge)

Reading: Robert P. Charrow & Veda R. Charrow, Making Legal Language Understandable: A Psycholinguistic Study of Jury Instructions, 79 Colum. L. Rev. 1306, 1306-11, 1341-60 (1979) (read Introduction, Section I, Section IV, and Conclusion)

715 - Taxation of Business Enterprises (Hoffer)

Please register for TWEN and read the articles linked in the "Course Documents" section.  Also read pages 2 – 39 and complete the problem on pages 31 – 32. Skip the Podell and Allison cases and the related questions on page 21.

728 - International Business Transactions (Chow)

Please read pp. 1-12 in Chow & Schoenbaum and be prepared to discuss Problems 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, and 1-4.

729 - Administrative Law (Zipkin)

For our first class, please listen to the Planet Money podcast (listen from 3:15 to about 14:20) and read the New York Times article linked to on the TWEN site, and read the DC Circuit's decision in the American Trucking case on pages 581-87 of the casebook. You should also take a look at the background material on page 10-18 of the casebook.


The casebook apparently will not be available until August 17, so I have posted a PDF of the first week’s reading on the TWEN site in case there are difficulties getting the book in time for class.


See you on the 22nd!

736.01 - Legal Profession (Coughlan)

No first day assignment.

738.02 - Civil Law Practicum (Stulberg/Cooke)

There is no reading assignment to be completed prior to our first class session.

We will meet in Room 255 (Courtroom) for our class meeting.  We will distribute to you at that time a packet of materials, including the course syllabus, model forms, ethical standards, etc.  

At our first class meeting, after we review the focus of the class and its assignments, we will ask you to complete a form on which you indicate your weekly schedule for the Fall 2011 semester - classes, work, etc.; that will help guide us making clinical assignments.

738.03 - Criminal Prosecution Practicum (Simmons/Krivoshey)

There is a syllabus available in the mailboxes across the hall from the copy center.  For the first day, please read the Course Description,  Introduction to the Prosecution Clinic, Ohio Criminal Rule 46, and Appendix A. 

738.06 - Legislation Clinic (Huefner/Enns)

For our first class on Monday, August 22, read the material at Tab 1 of the course binder (available for purchase at the Moritz bookstore), and Chapters 1-2 of the LSC Guidebook, found at http://www.lsc.state.oh.us/guidebook/default.htm.

738.09 - Mediation Practicum (Cohen)

Our course text is DISPUTE RESOLUTION: NEGOTIATION, MEDIATION AND OTHER PROCESSES. Please read pages 17-21, 33-58 on conflict/negotiation theory.


744 - Employment Discrimination Law (Hébert)

Syllabus and first portion of 2011 supplement available in handout boxes.


August 22   Casebook xxvii-xxx, 761-787

August 23   CB 1-15; Supp. 3-5

August 24   CB 16-23; Supp. 5-6

August 25  CB 23-32; Supp. 7

747 - Civil Rights (powell)

We will discuss the following cases in the first class with a focus on the issue of public and private:

Trustees of Dartmouth College v. Woodward, 17 U.S. 518 (1819)

Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad Company, 118 U.S.

Kelo v. City of New London,
545 U.S. 469 (2005) 394 (1886)

766 - Nonprofit Organizations (Jenkins)

There is no assignment for the first class.

772 - Dispute System Design (Rogers)

For the first day of class, please read the first two chapters of our textbook.  In addition, please sign in at the class TWEN page.  I will post a syllabus there. 

780 - Law and Economics (Rub)

For our the first class on Monday, August 22, 2011, please read assignment I (p. 1-9 in the course pack).

During the rest of the first week we will discuss assignment II (p. 10-39).

The course syllabus is posted on the course's TWEN site. Please sign up for that site.

I'm looking forward to see you on Monday, August 22.

794 - Privacy (Swire)

 Privacy, Professor Peter Swire 

The text is Solove & Schwartz, Information Privacy Law (3d ed. 2009). 

For the first day, text 1-25. 

We will then continue through the rest of the first chapter, likely finishing the chapter for the fourth or fifth class (middle of the second week). 

After that, we will begin reading chapter 7 in the text, on financial and internet privacy.

794 - Patent Prosecution ()

No first day assignment but if student has never looked at a US patent it may be helpful if they look at one or two (available on patent office website (www.uspto.gov), Google patents, lexis, etc.)

794 - Business Bankruptcy (Cole Jr./Hoffman Jr.)

For the first class on Wednesday, August 24, please read the following: (1) Elizabeth Warren and Jay Lawrence Westbrook, The Law of Debtors and Creditors: Text, Cases, and Problems (Wolters Kluwer, 6th edition 2009), pp. 101–111 (Introduction to Bankruptcy), 361–370 (Chapter 7 Liquidation), 387–406 (Chapter 11 Reorganization/Introduction to Business Bankruptcy); and (2) Bankruptcy Code §§ 103, 109(a), (b) and (d), 301 and 303(a) (located in Bankruptcy Code, Rules and Official Forms (West 2011 Law School Edition)).

For those students who have not taken the debtor-creditor class, we also would recommend that you review pp. 5–21, 29–42 and 71–77 of Bankruptcy Basics, a publication of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, available at http://www.uscourts.gov/Viewer.aspx?doc=/uscourts/FederalCourts/BankruptcyResources/ bankbasics.pdf. For those students who have taken a bankruptcy course, reviewing Bankruptcy Basics will provide a good refresher.

796.03 - Seminar Supreme Court Litigation (Sutton)

The first class will not be until August 29 due to a scheduling conflict.  

The reading for the first class will be (1) pages 3-4 and 37-63 of Scalia, A Matter of Interpretation and (2) Stevens, The Bill of Rights:  A Century of Progress, 59 U. Chi. L. Rev. 13 (1992).

796.03 - Advanced Constitutional Law (Spindelman)

Hi, everyone! It’s a little early, but I wanted to welcome you to Advanced Constitutional Law. Looking forward to seeing you next week! (Hard to believe, I know.) Meanwhile, the readings for our first meeting are up on a TWEN site for the course. When you sign up, you’ll see Brown (1954), Bolling, Brown (1955), and an article by Alexander Bickel. Please read the cases and skim the article for class. These materials do important work setting the stage for our initial discussion and what follows. Please be in touch with any questions you have. Otherwise, see you soon! All best, M.S.

796.06 - Seminar Middle East Conflict (Quigley)

Pages 1 to 42 in the Duplicated Materials.

796.10 - Seminar Capital Market (Davidoff)

A full syllabus will be distributed the first day of class and posted to Twen. The First Four Weeks' Reading will be as follows:

Week 1

The Architecture of our Capital Markets.  What are the forces driving the structure of capital markets in the United States and in other nations?

Steven M. Davidoff, Paradigm Shift: Securities Regulation in the New Millennium, 2 Brook. J. Corp. Fin. & Com. L. 339 (read intro. and Part I) (2008) (NB.  Please pull from Hein on-line so you can review the charts)

Week 2

Setting the Stage. Bubbles.

Robert Schiller, Irrational Exuberance (2d Ed. 2006)

Week 3

What Happened?  Broader Explanations for the Financial Crisis (Part I)

Bethany McLean & Joe Nocera, All the Devils are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis

Week 4

What Happened? Broader Explanations for the Financial Crisis (Part II)

Raghuram Rajan, Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy



796.13 - FDA Seminar (Guttman)

For our first class, please review Chapter I, Historical Background, pages 1 - 25, in Food and Drug Law, Cases and Materials, Third Edition, by Hutt, Merrill and Grossman.  Please also sign-up for the class on TWEN  Law 796.13 - FDA Seminar.  I will post some background information and/or topics for the class on the TWEN 'Course Materials' page before or during the first week of class.

796.14 - Anthropology and the Law (Laughlin Jr.)

This  interdisciplary course meets on the university quarter calendar.  The first class is September 26. 

For the first class you should read, "What is Anthropology" on the web site of the American Anthropological Association at


and "Kennewick Man" on the web site of the the National Park Service at


796.20 - Law, History and Philosophy Seminar (Fink)

 For the first day, read carefully the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address.  We will discuss both.



796.20 - Estate Planning and Drafting (Samansky)

A syllabus and introductory memorandum will be posted on TWEN and made available during the first class.  Please note that the required book (Practical Guide to Estate Planning, 2011 Edition, by Ray Madoff and others) is available at a special student rate in the University book store. 

For the first class on Thursday, August 25, you need to study section 302[A] & [B] and Form 7 (starting on page 21,001) in the Madoff book. 

796.20 - Critical Race Theory (Verdun)

The first book we will review in the class is Charles Mills, The Racial Contract.  Our discussion of that work will not begin until the second class.  In the first calss, we will become acquainted with each other and the structure, content, expectations and evaluation of the course. We will also view some historical material (video)  that will provide some background that should be useful as we explore topics on "difference" and law.

796.64 - International Intellectual Property Seminar (Chow)

Please read pp. 1-29 in Chow & Lee and be prepared to discuss Problems 1-1, 1-2, and 1-3.