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First-Day Assignments

2009 Winter Semester

Information as of May 30, 2015 (6:41 PM). The last update to this list was made January 12, 2009 (12:16 PM).

502 B - Legal Writing and Analysis (Rose)

Please read the Introduction and chapters 1 to 3 of Edwards text.  Please write out answers to exercises 1-4  in chapter 2 and exercise 4 in chapter 3.

502 E - Legal Writing and Analysis (Smith)

Read Introduction and chapters 1 to 3 of Edwards text; write out answers to exercises 1-4  in chapter 2 and exercise 4 in chapter 3.

502 G - Legal Writing and Analysis (Huefner)

For our first class on Monday Jan. 12, you should pick up and read a copy of the syllabus from the TWEN website or the boxes across from the copy center, read Edwards, chapters 1-3, and complete the exercises on pp. 26-28.  Bring a copy of your response to exercise 4 to turn in at the beginning of class.

502 H - Legal Writing and Analysis (Spindelman)

For our first class, please read Chapters 1-3 in Edwards.

502 I - Legal Writing and Analysis (Young)

For our first class, please read Chapter 2, Section 3.2 of Chapter 3, and Chapters 4 - 7 of the Neumann text.  You do not need to read or prepare any of the Exercises in these Chapters.

502 L - Legal Writing and Analysis (Beazley)

Register for the course TWEN page.  In the Course Materials section, find and read Handout One, and complete the exercise at the end of the handout.  You should write up your answer for use in class, but you will not need to turn it in. 

502 O - Legal Writing and Analysis (Oberlin)

Please read the Edwards text's Introduction and Chapters 1-3.  Write out answers to Exercises 1-4 in Chapter 2 and Exercise 4 from Chapter 3.

502 P - Legal Writing and Analysis (Lee)

Please sign up on TWEN for this course.  The syllabus will be posted by 1st week of January.

Do the 1st day assignment on Syllabus.  Also, think of 1 interesting fact about yourself, and 1 New Year's resolution for the 2nd semester.  Be prepared to write these down in class.

 

502 Q - Legal Writing and Analysis (Davies)

For our first class on Tuesday, Jan. 13, we will meet from 2:55 to 4:45 and begin our discussions on writing a Legal Memorandum.  Please read from chapter 7 of the assigned text (Oates & Enquist's, The Legal Writing Handbook) sections 7.1 to 7.2, and 7.2 to 7.3.5, on pages 119-26.

 

See you all Tuesday.  Happy New Year!
Prof. Davies

502 R - Legal Writing and Analysis (Wilson)

For Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, please read Introduction and Chapters 1, 2, and 3 in the Edwards text.   Please type and print for submission in class the answers to Exercises 1through 4 in Chapter 2 and Chapter 3.

502 T - Legal Writing and Analysis (Beazley)

Register for the course TWEN page.  In the Course Materials section, find and read Handout One, and complete the exercise at the end of the handout.  You should write up your answer for use in class, but you will not need to turn it in. 

502 X - Legal Writing and Analysis (Fairman)

For Monday, January 12, 2009, please read the Introduction (xxvii-xxix) and Chapters 1-3 (pp. 1-37) in the text, Linda H. Edwards, Legal Writing (4th ed. 2006).

503 X - Contracts (Garvin)

Welcome back!  For our first class, please prepare pp. 352-356 & 360-364 of the casebook and pp. 93-97 of the photocopied materials.  This material will probably spill into the second class.  I shall make a new syllabus and supplement available at the Copy Center before the semester begins.

503 Y - Contracts (Hoffer)

Please read pages 655 - 671 in your text.  Your assignments for this semester are posted on TWEN.  May the force be with you.

503 Z - Contracts (Davidoff)

 

Welcome back!  I have posted your syllabus to TWEN.  In addition, the first week reading assignment is as follows:
 
Unanticipated events
Class 1: 669-676
Class 2:  676-91
RST '' 261, 265
UCC ' 2-615(a)

505 X - Property (Cohen)

For Monday, please read: li – lv & 76-83 in the Singer casebook.

When you come to class, please leave the back four rows empty and take notice of your seat for future classes.

505 Z - Property (Wiersema)

Welcome to Property.  Please register on TWEN before the first class.  For the first class, please read Singer xxxix-xlv and 3-14.  For the second class, please read Singer 24-30 and 32-45.  For the third class, please read Singer 45-53 and 76-89.

510 X - Constitutional Law (Goldberger)

Rotunda, Modern Constitutional Law, Thomson West, 8th ed., 2007, pp. 1-14.

510 Y - Constitutional Law (Foley)

Please sign up for this course on TWEN, where you will find a copy of the syllabus posted on the "Syllabus" page of the TWEN site for this course.  For our first class, please read the syllabus carefully and complete the rest of the first assignment described on pages 8-9 of the syllabus.  These additional readings are also on the TWEN site, on the "Course Materials" page. 

I look forward to seeing you in class and to the semester.   It's an especially interesting time in U.S. history to be studying Constitutional Law.

510 Z - Constitutional Law (Colker)

Please register for my TWEN site.  The syllabus and slides for the first three classes are posted on the TWEN site. 

529 C - Legislation (Tokaji)

For our first class on Monday, January 12, 2009, please read pp. 1-38 in your casebook ("CB"), Eskridge, Frickey & Garrett, Cases and Materials on Legislation: Statutes and the Creation of Public Policy (4th ed. 2007).     You should also sign up for the course on Westlaw's TWEN service, where the assignment for the second class is posted.

529 X - Legislation (Brudney)

Please read pp.1-10 in the Eskridge, Frickey, Garrett casebook and pp.1-17 in the photocopied Additional Materials. The Course Syllabus is included in the Additional Materials; you will notice that laptops are not permitted in the course.

529 Y - Legislation (Huefner)

For our first class on Jan. 13, read pages 1-10 of the Eskridge, Frickey, & Garrett casebook, and pages 1-17 of the photocopied additional materials, available at the copy center after Jan. 7.

601 - Advanced Legal Writing (Beazley)

In Beyond the Basics, read Chapters 1 & 3.  In Style, read the Preface, Lessons 1 & 2, and pp. 236-43. 

603 X - Evidence (Simmons)

Please read chapters 1 and 3 of the Merritt & Simmons casebook.

Also, all students in this class must join the class TWEN site.  Please register on the TWEN site by the first day of class.  From there you can download a copy of the syllabus.  (A printed copy of the syllabus will also be provided on the first day of class).

605 V - Commercial Paper (Verdun)

Read Chapter One of Casebook, Whaley, Problems and Materials on Payment Law and referenced  statutes and comments.

606 X - Federal Income Taxation (Tobin)

Please do Unit One in the Federal Income Taxation (606) Syllabus using Donaldson's Federal Income Taxation of Individuals: Cases, Problems & Materials.

  • Introduction         Text: 1(A) - (B)       Problems: None
  • Filing Status
  • Progressivity

 

607 01 C - Business Association (Davidoff)

First Week Reading Assignment

Introduction and Agency

Class 1: OKT: 1-27

Class 2: OKT: 27-42

Partnerships: Fiduciary Duties and Governance

Class 2: OKT: 42-48

Class 3: OKT: 48-67 (review Problems 2-1 & 2-2)  (Likely this will spill over until the second week)

In addition, the full syllabus is available on TWEN.  Please sign up. 

609 - Sales (Garvin)

Welcome back!  For the first class, please read the first assignment in the syllabus.  This is available as part of the first supplement, which may be found in the boxes outside the copy center.  This should take us into the second class.

610 - Secured Transactions (Ferriell)

For the first day read pp. 1-19, comprised primarily of "Assignment 1."  Also read pp. 648-664.  Feel free to skip problem 1.2.  Also examine Ohio Revised Code § 2329.66 available on TWEN.  If you registered for the course last year, you should be able to access Prof. Ferriell's TWEN course page for Secured Transactions, by December 20, 2008.  Contact Professor Ferriell at jferriell@law.capital.edu if you cannot access this page by then.   You will be able to view the entire syllabus either there, or at http://users.law.capital.edu/jferriell/secured

When reading the assignment material, study all statutory provisions referered to in the assigned pages, including those cited in the assigned Problem Set.

611 - Debtor & Creditor (Johnson)

Assignment for Jan. 13th. Read pp. 1-21. Do Problems 1.1 – 1.7. Find on Westlaw or Lexis and read Ohio Revised Code §§ 1345.2, 2329.02, 2329.03, and 2329.05. Use these sections to determine whether the outcomes in the problems would be different under Ohio law.

614 - Labor Law (Wilson)

For the first day of class, Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, 8:50 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., please read the following in the Henderson Casebook: 

Pages iii to xi; and pages 1 to 30 in Chapter 1.

633 - Criminal Sentencing (Berman)

In preparation for our first class on Wednesday, January 14, you should:

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

2.  Read the necessary parts of the casebook and surf around the websites noted on the the course description in conjunction with completing the Questionnaire.

640 - Criminal Procedure: Investigation (Davies)

Welcome Back!  Please download the syllabus posted on TWEN and read Assignment #1 for the first class.  Our class will meet Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each week in Room 348 from 10:10 to 11:00.  When you come to class, please leave the back four rows empty, and take note of your seat for the future.

Prof. Davies

652 - Banking Law (Anstaett)

For the first class please read the following in Regulation of Bank Financial Service Activities, Broome & Markham, third edition:

The Business of Banking, pages 122 to  130, 136 to 146, 151 to 155

Tha History of Banking Law, pages 21 to 43 (skip Veazie case), 48 to 50

656 - Wills, Trusts, & Estates (Johnson)

Welcome to Wills, Trusts & Estates.  The syllabus, reading assignments for the first two weeks, and the call-on groups for each day (see the syllabus for an explanation of what this means) are posted on the TWEN site for this course.  I look forward to meeting with you on January 12th.

658 - Advanced Constitutional Law (Laughlin Jr.)

The reading for the first week, two assigned and one optional, are linked to the course TWEN site under Course Materials.  Be sure to register for the course TWEN site.

658 T - 14th Amendment (Tokaji)

 

For our first class on Tuesday, 1/13/09, please read:
 
(1)  the text of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, which may be found at pp. 1280-81 of Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law: Principles & Policies (3d ed. 2006) ("CLPP");
 
(2) CLPP 690-96,701-05, which contain background on the history of racial discrimination and pre-Brown court decisions; and 

(3)  Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (1896), including Justice Harlan's dissent (posted on TWEN).

You should also sign up for this course on TWEN.

694 F - Civil Procedure II (Fairman)

For Monday, January 12, 2009, please read the Preface (xxv-xxvii) and pages 261-68 in the casebook, Stephen Yeazell, Civil Procedure (7th ed. 2008).

694 Z - Landlord/Tenant Law ()

Sign up for Landlord Tenant Law Web Course through Lexis.

Read copied material pp. 1-14

Skim copied material pp. 15-90

Read copied material pp. 91-95

Read copied material pp. 96-97 and see Web Course for simulation assignments.

704 X - Trial Practice (Anderson/Herlihy)

Monday, January 12: Introductions and Organization of Class

Lecture and Discussion: Direct and Cross Examination

Wednesday, January 14: Direct and Cross Examination presentations / discussion

Problem 1, Part A (pp. 3-7): Direct and Cross of James Bier

Direct by A’s / Cross by B’s (A-1 and A-2 serve as one another’s witnesses; A-3 and A-4 do the same; etc.)

Problem 1, Part B (pp. 3-7): Direct and Cross of Dan Jones

Direct by B’s / Cross by A’s(B-1 and B-2 serve as one another’s witnesses; B-3 and B-4 do the same; etc.)

706 - Conflict of Laws (Caust-Ellenbogen)

Welcome

Please sign up on TWEN.  There, you will find the syllabus for the course.

For the first class, read pp. 1-40 in Symeonides, Perdue & von Mehren.

See you in class.

 

708 - Securities (Rose)

Please read the first chapter of Cox, Hillman & Langevoort, Securities Regulation.

710 - Federal Courts (Caust-Ellenbogen)

Welcome

Please sign onto TWEN.  There, you will find the syllabus.

For the first class, read pp. 1-17; 264-80 in Redish & Sherry.

See you in class.

 

716 - International Tax (Hoffer)

Greetings, brave souls.  Please register for the TWEN course, review the available syllabus and then read pages 1 - 16 in United States International Taxation by Christians, Donaldson & Postlewaite.  Don't forget to read the statutues and regulations assigned in the chapter.  When you're finished, answer problems 1 through 4.

Note that the authors of your book, while generally good folks, have made some errors.  On pages 4 and 14, they have given you a blanket rule on domesticity and formation of business entities that is inaccurate.  The regulation 301.7701-5 was amended in 2004 and 2006 to address dually chartered companies, and I'll mention the relevant changes briefly in class.  The issue is not crushingly important, so please don't worry if this paragraph seems like gibberish to you. 

Also, in section 1.09 on page 12, the authors imply that a non-resident may have foreign tax credits that offset a United States tax obligation.  In reality, this is virtually impossible.

Cheers--

Prof. Hoffer

729 - Administrative Law (Shane)

Please read pages 1-37 of J. Mashaw, R. Merrill, & P. Shane, Administrative Law: The American Public Law System (West Group, 5th ed. 2003) for the first day.

738 01 - Criminal Defense Practicum (Krivoshey/Merritt)

Please obtain two bound volumes from the Moritz Copy Center: (1) Materials for the Criminal Defense Practicum, and (2) Ohio and Franklin County Rules for Use in the Criminal Defense Practicum. A course syllabus appears in the first of these volumes. For the first class on January 12, please read the course description and modus operandi in that volume. You should also come prepared to discuss any relevant work experience and your sense of the defense attorney's role in the criminal justice system. Finally, be sure to bring your winter/spring schedules for class and any other commitments.

738 20 A - Special Education Advocacy (Colker)

Please register for my TWEN site. The syllabus and slides for the first class are posted on the TWEN site.

738 20 R - Mediation Practicum (Deason/Minter)

Welcome to the mediation practicum!  The assignment for the first day of class, Monday, January 12, is to read pages 1-33 in the Supplemental Materials.  Those will be for sale in the copy center starting Wednesday, January 7.  These materials are on approaches to conflict and negotiation principles and will be a review for many of you. 

Please also pick up a copy of the syllabus from the shelves opposite the copy center.  Remember to send John Minter your availability for scheduling mediations and to sign up for the course site on TWEN.  Finally, be sure to SAVE the date of January 24-25 for our training session.   That time will be crediting later in the semester in cancelled classes. 

I look forward to meeting you next week, 

Ellen E. Deason

739 C - Pretrial Litigation (Chester)

The first 2 assignments for Mr. Chester's class are:

  • Tues., Jan. 13 Mauet xxiii-xxv-3-17
  • Thurs., Jan. 15 Mauet 19-40

740 - Estate Will Drafting (Samansky)

For the first week of classes (January 12th and 13th), study chapter 1 in the Gazur and Phillips book.  Prepare Exercise 1-1 (p. 15) and consider what information you would need to prepare a will for Mr. Brown.  Be prepared to handle an initial interview with Mr. Brown.  Also prepare Exercises 1-3,-4,-5 (see pages 27-29). 

744 - Employment Discrimination Law (Chamallas)

For the first week of class, please read pp.1-32 in the Zimmer casebook.

750 - Foreign Relations Law (Laughlin Jr.)

FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW

For the first class read in the materials, Laughlin, Foreign Relations Law, Vol.1, p1-15. (The Introduction and the Case of "The Flying Fish", Little v. Barreme.)

Students in this course will be allowed to do a short paper in lieu of the final essay exam. Students who take the paper option will fulfill the second writing requirement.

781 - International Dispute Resolution (Cohen)

For Monday, please read pages 3-22 in the casebook and pages 3-15 in the course supplement.

794 C - Advanced Issues in ADR (Minter/Cole)

Read pp. 303-321 in the casebook.

794 D - Commercial Leasing (Daley)

Nothing. I figure it will be a challenge for you to just show up at 8:45 a.m. on the first day.

See you on the 12th.

Rick Daley

794 E - Race, Class and Criminal Justice (Alexander)

For the first day of class, please read:  Marc Mauer, Race to Incarcerate (New York:  The New Press, rev. ed. 2006), pp. xi-39 and David Cole, No Equal Justice:  Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System (New York:  The New Press, 1999), pp. 1-13.

 

794 H - Employee Benefits (Hébert)

Jan. 12 Casebook 1-28, ERISA sec. 2

Jan. 13 Casebook 29-44, ERISA secs. 3, 4

Jan. 14 Casebook 44-60, ERISA sec. 402, 403

794 I - International Intellectual Property (Chow)

For our first class, please read pp. 1-16 in Chow and Lee and be prepared to discuss problem 1-1.

794 J - Lawyers as Leaders (Jenkins)

Please read "Learning by the Case Method" in Reading Packet I.

794 L - Adoption Law (Lloyd)

Adoption law will not use a set text, but will utilize cases and salient articles. 

For the first class, please read Elisabeth Landes and Richard Posner,  The Econcomics of the Baby Shortage, 7 J. Legal Stud. 323 (1978), available through the TWEN cite Web Links link.

Please be certain to register for the course on TWEN.

794 M - Gender & Law (Chamallas)

For the first week of class, please read pp. 15-13 in Introduction to Feminist Legal Theory and pp.15-35 and pp. 260-285 in the Bartlett casebook.

794 P - Law & Psychology (Merritt)

For the first class, please read the Introduction (pp. 1-20) of the Moskowitz text. A syllabus, listing assignments for the first part of the course, will be available outside the Moritz Copy Center during the week of January 5. You may also download the syllabus from the TWEN site for this course (Law and Psychology, Merritt). No password is necessary to register for the TWEN site. I look forward to seeing you in class on January 12, Debby Merritt

794 Q - Human Rights (Quigley)

Steiner, Alston & Goodman, INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS IN CONTEXT: LAW, POLITICS, MORALS (3d ed. 2008), pp. 1 to 17

794 S - The Internet, Law and Democracy (Shane)

Be sure to sign up for the class web site http://osuildclass09.ning.com/.  For the first day, which is January 12, 2009, I am assigning two essays.  One is already posted:  Peter M. Shane, "Democratic Legitimacy and Digital Government," in Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko and Matti Mällkiä, eds., Encyclopedia of Digital Government 336-341 (Idea Group, 2006).  A second, under the working title, TWO ROADS FOR AMERICA? CHOOSING INFORMATION-POWERED DEMOCRACY FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, will be posted by the week of December 17.  I will also shortly post the course syllabus and a statement of requirements for the semester.

794 Z - Law and Social Science (Poteet)

Four our first class on Wed., Jan. 14, please read the following:

In the textbook (Monahan & Walker's Social Science in Law, 6th ed): Read Ch. 2 pp. 28-47

In the duplicated materials (available in the law school copy center): Read Article 1: Herzberger, "Social Science Contributions to the Law".

796 19 - Seminar - International Criminal Law (Quigley)

A syllabus for the seminar can be picked up in the distribution box in the basement of Drinko Hall. A reading assignment for the first meeting is attached to the syllabus.

796 20 F - Seminar - Ethics & Alternative Dispute Resolution (Fairman)

For Thursday, January 15, 2009, please read the text of 2008 ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 1.0 through 4.4. It is not necessary to read the comments before class, but do read the text of each rule.

796 20 K - Seminar - Race/Class Social Policy and the Law (powell)

The full report and the reply should be opened and read for class.

http://www.prrac.org/full_text.php?text_id=928&item_id=7827&newsletter_id=58&header=Search%20Results

 

http://www.prrac.org/full_text.php?text_id=927&item_id=8213&newsletter_id=59&header=Search%20Results

796 20 V - Seminar - Remedies (Verdun)

Read Chapter 1, Basic Remedial Tools, of Casebook,  Remedies, Cases and Problems, 4th Ed., Shoben, Tabb, Janutis. Please be prepared to discuss the problems presented in the chpater.