Autumn 2004 - Upper Level First Day Assignments

Course Number Course Title Instructor
600T Appellate Advocacy Mary Beth Beazley
Please read Chapters 1 & 2 and Section 3.1 in A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy.  In addition, please check your calendars to note your availability on the evenings of August 24 and 25 (Tuesday & Wednesday). 
600X Appellate Advocacy Mary Beth Beazley
Please read Chapters 1 & 2 and Section 3.1 in A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy.  In addition, please check your calendars to note your availability on the evenings of August 24 and 25 (Tuesday & Wednesday). 
600Y Appellate Advocacy Mary Beth Beazley
Please read Chapters 1 & 2 and Section 3.1 in A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy.  In addition, please check your calendars to note your availability on the evenings of August 24 and 25 (Tuesday & Wednesday). 
600Z Appellate Advocacy Mary Beth Beazley
Please read Chapters 1 & 2 and Section 3.1 in A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy.  In addition, please check your calendars to note your availability on the evenings of August 24 and 25 (Tuesday & Wednesday). 
603X Evidence Ric Simmons
There is no first day assignment for Evidence.
606X Federal Income Taxation Alan Samansky
Pages are for Schmalbeck & Zelenak, Federal Income Taxation (Aspen)
Wed, 8/18: Pages 1-14, 16-17.
Thurs, 8/19: Pages 15-27.
607.01X Business Associations Dale Oesterle
Please see the syllabus for the course on my TWEN site.
607.01Y Business Associations Jenkins
For our first class please read pages

1-6 of the Klein, Ramseyer, and Bainbridge text
609X Sales Larry Garvin
For the first class, please skim pages 1-24 (omit problem 1-1) and 37-51 of your casebook and read pages 53-54 (omit problem 2-1) and 58-64. In addition, read pages 1-3 of the photocopied materials. You should prepare the problems in the casebook and materials. Be sure to bring the casebook, the statutory volume, and the photocopied materials to class.
610 Secured Transactions Ferriell
Whaley, Problems & Materials on Secured Transactions (6th ed. 2003)

Thursday, Aug. 19: pp. 1-15 & Problem 1 (plus with all cited statutory provisions)

Friday, Aug. 20: pp. 15-23 & Problems 2-5 (plus all cited statutory provisions)

611 Debtor-Creditor Creola Johnson
To obtain your assignment, sign on to the web course for this class at http://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/

If you are having problems accessing the web course, contact Britney Brigner at Britney.Brigner@lexisnexis.com A hard copy of the assignment will be available late Monday (8/16/04) afternoon in the assignment boxes near the Copy Center (first floor).
614 Labor Law James Brudney
A Syllabus for the course is available in the mailboxes opposite Room 146. For the first class, please read pp.113-127 in the Statutory Supplement, the model Collective Bargaining Agreement. Our questions and hypotheticals will proceed from the provisions of that Agreement.
619 International Law John Quigley
Janis & Noyes, International Law (2d ed. 2001), pp. 1-19
621 Real Estate Finance Michael Braunstein
Please prepare pages 1-20 of the text Nelson, Whitman, et al. Real Estate Finance,Transfer and Development (West)
634 Children and the Law Angie Lloyd
We will be discussing the following for our first 2 classes. Please read the entirety of the material prior to Wednesday's class. The packet of readings will be available to be picked up in the clinic offices anytime after 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 13.

Ginsberg v. New York, 390 U.S. 629 (1968) (excerpt)

Reno v. ACLU, 521 U.S. 844 (1997) (excerpt)

Ashcroft v. ACLU, 124 S.Ct. 2783 (2004) (excerpt)

Congressional Findings, Pub.L. 105-277, Div. C, Title XIV, § 1402, Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681-736

(All materials are included in a packet to be distributed to students before class.)
635 Family Law Marc Spindelman
For our first meeting, please read pages 2-14 in Judith Areen, Family Law: Cases and Materials (4th ed. 1999).

Also, do make sure to get a copy of the 2004 Supplement by Milton C. Regan, Jr. We will turn to it within the first several weeks of class.
641 Crim Pro Adjudication Alan Michaels
Our casebook is Miller and Wright, Criminal Procedures, (2d ed. Aspen), which you should buy at the law school. There is no reading assignment for the first day of class. You MUST register for this class on the The West Educational Network (TWEN) (to do so, go to http://lawschool.westlaw.com/, and go to TWEN to register for the Michaels Criminal Procedure class). The Syllabus will be available through the TWEN page.
656 Wills, Trusts, & Estates Bruce Johnson
We will use Dukeminier and Johanson’s casebook "Wills, Trusts and Estates", 6th ed. Please read pages 1 - 3 and 13 - 34 for the first class. Also, please register at the TWEN site for this course; I have posted the syllabus and the reading assignments for the first two weeks on TWEN.
694I Fundamental Analysis of Financial Samuel
 
694X Civil Procedure II Charles Wilson

Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004: Read and be prepared to discuss pages 329-341 in the 6th Edition of the Yeazell Casebook. Also, be familiar with Federal Rules 7-10 and Federal Rule Forms 1-19. Finally, I would highly recommend that you try your hand at drafting the complaint in Note 3 on pages 331-333. I will not collect or grade your draft, but this will be an incredibly valuable experience for your future career.


I have received numerous questions about whether you need to purchase the 6th Edition if you already have a copy of the 5th Edition. I have done a very careful reading of the 6th Edition. It is about 90 percent the same. However, the 10 percent change is a dramatic improvement and my preference would be to teach out of the 6th Edition. (As you will see, there are a lot of differences between the 2 Editions in Chapter 6.) I do not, however, have any desire to increase your costs or increase the publisher's profits. Therefore, if everyone has a copy of the 5th Edition, that's the book I will use. If one or more students do not have a copy of the 5th Edition, then we shall use the 6th Edition of the Casebook. I intend to get that issue resolved as the first order of business at the first class. If anyone cannot get a copy of the 5th Edition, I would really appreciate it if that student would email me (wilson.49@osu.edu), call me (292-3079), or stop by and see me (Room 321). Thanks.


I shall attempt to get the College to print a copy of the 6th Edition of the first assignment and put it in a box near the Student Lounge. If you have a copy of the 5th Edition, I would recommend that you also read pages 383-409 in the 5th Edition. This contains some valuable historical information and some overlap with pages 329-341 in the 6th Edition. This is the last time I shall make a parallel assignment. We will get this issue resolved on Wednesday.

UPDATE: 

A number of students have told me that they have already purchased the 6th Edition and that they have no access to the 5th Edition.  Therefore, all assignments will be based upon the 6th Edition and I will expect everyone to have the 6th Edition.



The assignment for Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004:  Read and be prepared to discuss pages 329-341 in the 6th Edition of the Yeazell Casebook.  Also, be familiar with Federal Rules 7-10 and Federal Rule Official Forms 1-19.  Also, try your hand at drafting the complaint in Note 3 on pages 331-333.


694Z Civil Procedure II Chris Fairman
Please read the preface to Yeazell's book (6th edition) at pp. xxv-xxvii. Also read pp. 255-65 for an overview on the process and current state of litigation in the United States.
700.03 Interprofessional Ethical Issues Stanley Laughlin
This interprofessional course meets on the University Quarter Calendar. To compensate for the late starting date the classes are two and one-half hours each rather than two hours. The first class will be held on Tuesday, September 28. Classes will be held at the School of Allied Medical Professions, Room 136 Atwell Hall, 1583 Perry Street in the OSU Health Center Complex. Most course materials will be available on-line. Purchase of a paper back book may be required. More information concerning class materials will be provided at the first class. There is no assignment for the first class.
703 Negotiations Joseph B. Stulberg
Our first class meeting takes place on Monday, August 23. Printed copies of course syllabus shall be available in mailboxes.




We will meet the entire scheduled period of 4:15 - 6:55 p.m. Assignment for first class consists of two tasks: 1) Read Eisenberg excerpt in coursepak (pages 1-4); 2) register at the TWEN site - http://www.lawschool.westlaw.com - between Wednesday, August 18 and 12:00 noon on Monday, August 23. We need to confirm final small section assignments before class meets at 4:00 p.m.; if you do not sign up on TWEN by 8/23/04 at noon, we may presume that you are dropping the course and might move to the waitlist.
704R Trial Practice Ray
For the first day of my Trial Practice class, the students have the following assignment: Show up on time at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 18, 2004, at room 349 in Drinko Hall. There will be no reading required for this initial class. I have a planned program that will consume the two hours between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. After an orientation in room 349, the balance of the class will be conducted in the College's newly renovated Moot Courtroom.
Frank A. Ray, Frank A. Ray Co., L.P.A., 175 S. Third St., Ste. 350, Columbus, Oh. 43215-5188, (614) 221-7791
704Y Trial Practice Winters
 
704Z Trial Practice Zand
 
705 Complex Litigation William Bodoh
Chapter 1 --The Nature of Complex Litigation-- discussion of course aims and of how the standard litigation model typically works and how it morphs into a complex model.  The first class will be on August 27th.  Class on Friday August 20th is cancelled.
706 Conflicts of Law Sanford Caust-Ellenbogen
First Class assignment: pages 1-15.

Future assignments will be in the syllabus, to be handed out in class.
728 International Business Transactions Daniel C. K. Chow
For our first class, read pp. 1-27 in Chow & Schoenbaum, International Business Transactions. Please be ready to discuss the problems and questions.
729 Administrative Law Peter Shane
Our text this fall will be J. Mashaw, R. Merrill, & P. Shane, Administrative Law: The American Public Law System (West Group, 5th ed. 2003). For the first day, please read pages 1-37. Also, you should sign up for the course's TWEN site -- see http://www.lawschool.westlaw.com -- where copies will be available of the full semester's syllabus and the course requirements.
Please note also that the exam in this course will be half-objective, half-essay. The objective half will be closed book, and, except as an accommodation for disability, computers will not be permitted for the writing of the essay half.
732 Environmental Law Earl Murphy
 
736.01 Legal Profession Charles W. Kettlewell
For the first day, read chapters 1 and 3 in the duplicated materials available for sale at the copy center, room 146.  The Ohio Annotated Code will be sold out of room 326 starting on Monday August 23rd.
737X Patent Law Patricia Prior
Principles of Patent Law - 3d Ed.

pp. 1-38
738.20L Legislation Practicum Huefner/Enns
For the first day, the reading is in two parts:
(1)Legislation Clinic binder materials: Read Tab 1, up to the "Ohio
Statehouse" brochure.
(2) LSC Guidebook for New Legislators: Read Chapter 1 (Constitutional Framework) and Chapter 2 (Legislative Branch).
738.20P Criminal Prosecution Practicum Simmons/Krivoshey
 
738.20X Mediation Practicum S. Cole/Hinchcliff
For the first two days of class, please read pp. 111-20, 17-22 and 33-55 in Goldberg, Sander, Rogers and Cole (4th ed.).
738.20Z Civil Law Practicum Goldberger/Cooke
 
744 Employment Discrimination Martha Chamallas
For the first day of class, please read pages 77-87 in the Zimmer casebook.
747 Civil Rights john powell
 
752 Election Law Edward Foley

Assignment for First Class (8/18)

1. Please watch the ad sponsored by Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, available at http://www.swiftvets.com (you’ll need to click on a media player, like Real or Windows Media).

2. Please also print out and read a copy of the transcript of the ad ­ http://swift1.he.net/~swiftvet/script.html -- as we’ll study its language in class to see it contains any statements that are potentially subject to liability under Ohio law.

3. Please read the analysis of this ad available at factcheck.org, a site sponsored by the non-partisan Annenberg Center: http://www.factcheck.org/article.aspx?docID=231#


4. Please also read The Team Working for You v. Ohio Elections Commission, 142 Ohio App.3d 114, 754 N.E.2d 273 (10th Dist. 2001), an edited version of which is available on the TWEN site for this course. Please consider how the legal analysis in this opinion applies to the Swift Boat ad.


5. Please register on TWEN for this course, so that you can receive the edited version of the above-mentioned case. If you have any trouble accessing this case, please contact Regina Robinson-Easter, the secretary for this course, at robinson-easter.1@osu.edu


I look forward to seeing you in class!

793J Judicial Externs Sheila Kapur
Between August 18 and August 27 judicial externs need to contact the courts to which they are assigned, meet their supervisors and set up a regular schedule working 8 hours per week for the 14 week semester. The first class session will be held on Monday, August 30 at noon in Drinko Hall, Room 245.
794H Defamation Sheldon Halpern
Materials: Halpern, The Law of Defamation, Privacy, Publicity and Moral Right (4th Ed., 2000) (Available at Long's
Assignment: Wednesday, August 18, and Thursday, August 19, 2004: pp. 1-23.
Future assignments will be announced in class.
794J Admiralty Sanford Caust-Ellenbogen
First assignment: pages 2-19.

Future assignments will be set forth in the syllabus, to be handed out in class.
794K Crim Punishment and Sentencing Douglas Berman
In preparation for our first class on Wednesday, August 18, 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 (2004)
3. Read pp. 1-28, and pp. 56-57 in the textbook, complete the Questionnaire, and bring both to our first class.
794L Immigration Law Bloomfield
Week 1 Class I
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:
1 – 8
30 – 34
51 – 54
xv – xvii
Read 8 CFR 274a,12
794Q International Dispute Resolution Mary Ellen O'Connell
All assignments are from Mary Ellen O’Connell, International Dispute Resolution (2004), available for purchase in the College Copy Center.
Prior to our first session, please read The Study of International Dispute Resolution, pp. 1- 17
794R Appellate Advocacy Jeffrey Sutton
 
794T Trademark Sheldon Halpern
Materials: Ginsburg, Litman, Goldberg, & Greenbaum, Trademark and Unfair Competition Law (3d Ed., 2001), 2004 Supplement, and distributed materials
Assignment: Wednesday, August 18, and Thursday, August 19, 2004: Pebble Beach Co. v. Tour 18 and Dastar v. 20th Century Fox (pick up)
Future assignments will be announced in class.
794U Lawyering in Dispute Resolution Ellen Deason
The first assignment is on Limitations of Adjudicatory Dispute Resolution. Please read pgs 1-20 in the Supplementary Materials available for purchase at the copy center. We will discuss Problem 4, pgs 19-20.
794X Taxation of Business Enterprises Donald Tobin
 
796.03 Seminar - Supreme Court Litigation Sutton/Cordray
 
796.20C Seminar - Comparative Camille Hebert
First Assignment, August 20:
Duplicated Materials 1-36
792.20H Seminar-Law, History & Philosophy Howard Fink

The sign-up sheets are outside my door, Room 363

Howard Fink

796.20J Seminar-Environmental Justice Kathy Northern
For the first day of class, read pp.1-38 in Manaster, "Environmental Protection and Justice" (2d Ed.) Also,I would like for you to spend 30 to 45 minutes locating instances/allegations of environmental racism or community efforts to promote environmental justice and be prepared to discuss those examples in classs.
796.20L Seminar-Anthropology and the Law Stanley Laughlin

Oct. 14th Update:

It appears that Prof. Kawamura will be able to give his presentation as scheduled. In preparation for his visit please look at the Nez Perce tribe’s official web site at


www.nezperce.org


In case there is time for my presentation, take a look at Hughes and Laughlin, “Key Elements in the Evolving Political Culture of the Federated States of Micronesia.” (On reserve) This article can also be found at page 71 of Volume 6 of the periodical Pacific Studies, 6 Pacific Studies 71. "

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This is an interdisciplinary course. It is open to graduate anthropology students as well as law students, and is team taught by Prof. Laughlin and various members of the Anthropology Department faculty. It meets on the University Quarter Calendar. To compensate for the late starting date the classes are two and one-half hours each rather than two hours. The first class will be held on September 27.
Reading assignments will be either on reserve, on the web or distributed in class.



For the first class, please read “What is Anthropology?”.  The article is available on line at the web site of the American Anthropological Association(AAA).  You can access it by going to the AAA home page, at  http://www.aaanet.org , then clicking on the link “About AAA” and then from the menu selecting “What is Anthropology?”

Or you can go directly to the article at http://www.aaanet.org/anthbroc.htm

 

796.20U Seminar-Criminal Sentencing-Blakely Douglas Berman
In preparation for our first seminar meeting on Tuesday, August 24, you should:
1. Pick up a copy of the course description, to which a Questionnaire should also be attached;
2. Obtain a copy of our text, SENTENCING LAW AND POLICY: CASES, STATUTES AND GUIDELINES (2004);
3. Read pp. 1-28, and pp. 56-57 in the textbook, complete the Questionnaire, and bring both to our first seminar meeting.
796.20Q Seminar-Ethnic Conflict John Quigley
Read the handout titled "How Conflict Came About." Also read the syllabus to get an idea of the format of the seminar.
796.20R Seminar-Professional Responsibility Arthur Greenbaum
For our first class, on Thursday, please read the Course Requirememnts Memorandum which will be available in the distribution boxes across from the College copy area [Room 146]
796.20T Seminar-Ethics and ADR Christopher Fairman
For the first class session, please read the introduction to the textbook, Dispute Resolution Ethics, pp. 1-5. Also read Appendix O, Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 1.2, 1.4, and 1.6 found on pp. 469-78.
796.20X Seminar-Bioethics Marc Spindelman
For our first meeting, please give a light reading to pages 1-32 in the course pack, which is available for purchase in the Copy Center
796.20Y Seminar - Sexual Harrassment Camille Hebert
First Assignment, August 19:
Duplicated Materials 1-55
796.20Z Seminar-Law of Cyberspace Peter Swire
For the first class, please begin reading Lawrence Lessig, “Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity.” Copies are available at the bookstore. You may also download versions in numerous formats from the Internet.


For the first class, the assignment is the Introduction and the section on Piracy, pages 1-79 in the printed edition.
797B Business Change of Control Transactions Gardiner/Bennett
Introductory Accounting, Finance and Auditing for Lawyers, Fourth Edition, Cunningham. Read the Preface and Chapter One.
First class meets Friday, September 24, 2004