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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 2009 Semester Courses and Assignments

502 - LAW I (Johnson)

Please register on the TWEN site for this class.  You will find a copy of the syllabus posted there.

503 - Contracts (Hoffer)

Welcome to contracts!  Before you arrive, please do these things:

1) Register for our course on TWEN.  Please provide TWEN with the email address that you wish to use during the course.  Sadly, I do not have the mental faculties necessary to intuit your gmail address. 

2) Read pages 1 - 18 in the Ayres & Speidel text.

3) Read pages 1 - 4 in Global Issues.

4) Be prepared to discuss the reading in class.

503 - Contracts (Garvin)

Welcome!  For your first assignment, which will occupy the first two classes and probably part of the third, please read pages 1-4, 8-9, 13-23, and 12-13 of your casebook and the corresponding pages of your photocopied supplement.  I will take it to the Copy Center on Wednesday for duplication and sale.  It will contain a detailed syllabus for the bulk of the semester.  In addition, when you get your Westlaw password, please join our course TWEN site.  That is where I will post questions, materials, quizzes, exam preparation materials, and the like.  See you Monday, if not before!

503 - Contracts (Burnham)

There is no assignment for the first day; however, students should register for the course on Lexis Nexis web courses.

504 - Torts (Cole)

Read pp. 1-10 and 37-40 in Prosser, Wade and Schwartz's Torts before first day of class.

504 - Torts (Northern)

Please read pages 1 -47 in Galligan, Haddon, Maraist, McClellan et al in  "Tort Law:  Cases, Perspectives, and Problems" 4th Edition.  Be prepared to discuss the competing perspectives on tort law and the bases of liability in tort law.  Brief and be prepared to discuss Perez v. Wyeth Laboratories.

504 - Torts (Yasser)

First Class Meeting:

For our first class session on Mon., Aug. 17, please read pages 1-9 of the casebook.  I'll go over the ground rules and course coverage at that first meeting.  I'll also provide you with a syllabus to guide you through the semester.

I look forward to seeing you.

507 - Civil Procedure (Greenbaum)

First Week Assignment

Class 1: Introduction to Civil Procedure

  • Casebook 1-24
  • Supplementary Material Item 1

Classes 1-4: Traditional Bases of Territorial Jurisdiction

  • Casebook 71-81
  • Supplementary Materials Items 1a-4

507 - Civil Procedure (Deason)

Please pick up a copy of the syllabus for the course from the shelf opposite the Copy Center. 

For Monday, August 17, please read the handout that will also be available on the shelf opposite the Copy Center.  The topic for the first day of class will be "The Civil Procedure Class in Perspective." 

For Tuesday, August 18, we will discuss a case that illustrates many of the themes of civil procedure.  Please read pages 1-9 in the casebook.   

For Thursday, August 20, we will begin on Joinder and the assignment is pages 10-20 and Rule 20 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) in the 2009 supplement.  

507 - Civil Procedure (Wilson)

Please read the novel Rediscovering Lone Pine by Andrew F. Popper.  In addition, please read the Discussion Guide at the end and think about and be prepared to discuss the questions and issues raised in the Discussion Guide.  After you read the book, think about (1) how representing close friends and family members affects an attorney's professional judgment, and (2) at what point is it justifiable to take the law into your own hands when a family member's well-being is at stake?

507 - Civil Procedure (Caust-Ellenbogen)

Class,

Welcome to Moritz and to Civil Procedure.  A few instructions/clarifications and an assignment follow.

The book requirements for this class are confusing because there are two listings.  Here is what you need.  First, you need to buy a casebook.  I prefer that you buy the 10th edition of Friedenthal, Miller, Sexton & Hershkoff.  This is the latest edition, and was released after I generated my initial book list.  Alternatively, if you already purchased the 2008 revised 9th edition of the casebook and cannot return it, you can use that book.  However, as the 10th edition has now been released, you probably  will not be able to resell it.  In addition to the casebook, you need to purchase the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Supplement indicated.

You should sign up on TWEN for this course.  I will be using TWEN in various ways to communicate with you during the semester.  Once on TWEN, you can download a syllabus for this course.  Note that I have prepared a syllabus for both editions of the casebook.

The first assignment for this course is to read pages 1-25;239-49 (10th ed.) or 1-21;221-31 (2008 rev. 9th ed.).  I know that this seems like a lot to read.  It is.  However, to guide you in your preparation, the first segment of the reading is background; try to follow it, but treat it as general information to provide you with some context for understanding.  The second segment, the case of Fuentes v. Shevin, is to be read with great care.  Try to figure out what the underlying dispute is about, what the legal strategies of the disputants are, and why they might have made those choices.  We will discuss lots of matters in connection with this case during the first few classes.

I look forward to meeting you in class. 

533 - Criminal Law (Dressler)

1. All students are required to register for this class on The West Educational Network (TWEN), at http://lawschool.westlaw.com/twen/. You will need your “West Password” to register. You will get it and TWEN instructions during orientation. Please register before the first day of class.

2. I teach two sections of Criminal Law. Be careful to register for the correct section on TWEN. Yours is the one identified as the “small section” and shows the morning class hours on the front page of the TWEN class “forum.”

3. When you register, you will be asked to include your email address. Please type it correctly, and use an email address that you regularly check, because I will frequently send emails, through TWEN, to the entire class and/or individual students.

4. Once you have registered, go onto the class forum and look around. Become familiar with it. You will already find a few messages on it for you to read.

5. You will also find on TWEN two documents. You can read them on the screen. Ultimately, you will probably want to print them out. One is the “Class Information Sheet,” which provides (big surprise) information about this course, including the books required for the class, other optional reading material suggestions, and information about how class will be run. The second document is the “Class Assignment Sheet,” which provides the reading assignments for the entire semester, including for the first day.

6. FYI, here is the assignment for the first class:

  • Required: PP. 1-9 of the casebook (Joshua Dressler, CASES AND MATERIALS ON CRIMINAL LAW, Fourth Edition).
  • Optional reading: Section 1.01 and Chapter 3 of the treatise (Joshua Dressler, UNDERSTANDING CRIMINAL LAW, FifthEdition). Please note that you should use the fifth edition of the treatise, published just two months ago.

 

533 - Criminal Law (Dressler)

1. All students are required to register for this class on The West Educational Network (TWEN), at http://lawschool.westlaw.com/twen/. You will need your “West Password” to register. You will get it and TWEN instructions during orientation. Please register before the first day of class.

2. I teach two sections of Criminal Law. Be careful to register for the correct section on TWEN. Yours is the one that shows the afternoon class hours on the front page of the TWEN class “forum.” It is NOT the one identified as the “small section.”

3. When you register, you will be asked to include your email address. Please type it correctly, and use an email address that you regularly check, because I will frequently send emails, through TWEN, to the entire class and/or individual students.

4. Once you have registered, go onto the class forum and look around. Become familiar with it. You will already find a few messages on it for you to read.

5. You will also find on TWEN two documents. You can read them on the screen. Ultimately, you will probably want to print them out. One is the “Class Information Sheet,” which provides (big surprise) information about this course, including the books required for the class, other optional reading material suggestions, and information about how class will be run. The second document is the “Class Assignment Sheet,” which provides the reading assignments for the entire semester, including for the first day.

6. FYI, here is the assignment for the first class:

  • Required: PP. 1-9 of the casebook (Joshua Dressler, CASES AND MATERIALS ON CRIMINAL LAW, Fourth Edition).
  • Optional reading: Section 1.01 and Chapter 3 of the treatise (Joshua Dressler, UNDERSTANDING CRIMINAL LAW, FifthEdition). Please note that you should use the fifth edition of the treatise, published just two months ago.

533 - Criminal Law (Herman)

1. Your casebook is Kadish, Schulhofer and Steiker, Criminal Law and Its Processes,” Aspen Publishing Co., Eighth Edition, 2007. There is no printed supplement, but there are photocopied materials which are referred to in this syllabus as “mimeo.”

2. For the first hour, please do the following:

  1. Read the problem case (mimeo, first item), fill out the answer sheet (mimeo), sign it, bring it to class, and turn it in to me. The problem case and your answers will be the focal points when we consider the materials in topic IIA 4 of the outline below. Please be prepared to defend your position in class.
  2. Fill out the questionnaire (mimeo, second item), do not sign it, bring it to class, and turn it in to me. I will tabulate the results. When we reach topic II B of the course outline, we will discuss the questionnaires. A duplicate questionnaire has been provided for your use and retention.
  3. Read Casebook 1-11. Read the Note on the Stages of the Criminal Process (mimeo) and the Chart to which it refers.

533 - Criminal Law (Simmons)

For the first day, you need to read the FACT PATTERNS ONLY of the following cases in Paul Robinson's "Criminal Law Case Studies"--Case # 1 (McCarty), 2 (Williams), 3 (Dudley), 4 (Rummel), 6 (Marrero), 7 (Billingsea), 9 (Wood), 13 (Weaver), and 14 (Green).   After you read each fact pattern, take the "survey" (or surveys) that follow each fact pattern, writing down in your book whether you believe the defendant should be criminally liable, and if so, how much punishment he or she deserves.

Also, please read pages 1-7 of Dressler's casebook.

533 - Criminal Law (Davies)

CORRECTION TO PRIOR POSTING:

One of your classmates wrote and alerted me to a discrepancy on the assignment posting.  The pages listed in the first assignment posting were from the 5th edition, rather than the 6th.  Please read the pages indicated on the syllabus instead, which you will find on TWEN.

The syllabus will direct you to: Read as background, not for discussion: Sources of Criminal Law 9-14, The Model Penal Code Scheme (middle p.15 ?bottom 15). Read for discussion in classes 1-3: Justifications for Punishment, Introduction 29-31 (Case 1 & 2) Reasons for Punishment 31-42 (utilitarianism, retribution), 44-49 (rehabilitation) 50-55 (incapacitation), 58-63, 66-75 (retribution).
 

See you all soon!
Prof. Davies

 

600 - Appellate Advocacy (Beazley)

Read Chapters 1-3 in A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy.  There *may* be additional prep posted on August 12, so if you are reading this message before August 12, check back on that date.

Welcome to second year!

 

600 - Appellate Advocacy (Beazley)

Read Chapters 1-3 in A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy.  There *may* be additional prep posted on August 12, so if you are reading this message before August 12, check back on that date.

Welcome to second year!

600 - Appellate Advocacy (Beazley)

Read Chapters 1-3 in A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy.  There *may* be additional prep posted on August 12, so if you are reading this message before August 12, check back on that date.

Welcome to second year!

600 - Appellate Advocacy (Beazley)

Read Chapters 1-3 in A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy.  There *may* be additional prep posted on August 12, so if you are reading this message before August 12, check back on that date.

Welcome to second year!

603 - Evidence (Merritt)

Welcome to the Fall Section of Evidence.  All assignments for the first week of class are from Merritt & Simmons, Learning Evidence.  For the first week of class, please read the Study Guide and Chapters 1-2 for Monday; chapters 3-4 for Tuesday; chapter 5 for Wednesday; and chapter 6 for Thursday.  Don't panic!  You will discover that the chapters in this book are very short.  We almost always will cover at least one chapter per class.

You should also sign up for my Evidence Fall 2009 course on TWEN.  (Be sure to choose the Fall 2009 course; earlier courses are no longer available for registration and contain outdated material.)  Through the current TWEN site, you will be able to download slides before each class.  I will also post a full syllabus for the course on the TWEN site this weekend.

I look forward to meeting all of you on Monday, Debby Merritt

604 - Civil Procedure II (Greenbaum)

A. GREENBAUM - CIV PRO II - FIRST WEEK ASSIGNMENTS

Class 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

Class 1: Notice Pleading: Claim for Relief           

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

Class 1-3:  Rule 12 Motions

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

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

  • CB 589 n.2, 565 n.3
  • FR 9(b)

Class 3: Notice Pleading Revisited             SM 6

 

605 - Commercial Paper (Verdun)

Aug 17-19 - Read Chapter 1, Negotiability and referenced statutes.  Do problems.

606 - Federal Income Taxation (Tobin)

 

Federal Income Taxation of Individuals, Samuel A. Donaldson, Second Edition

Read Chapter 1 subsections (A) and (B)

Pages 1-14

607.01 - Business Associations (Rose)

Please read Chapter 1 of Allen, Kraakman, & Subramanian, Commentaries and Cases on the Law of Business Organization, Third Edition.

Please register for the class website on TWEN where I will post the syllabus, PowerPoint slides, and other course materials.


 

607.01 - Business Associations (Verdun)

Aug 17 - 19 - Read Chapter 1  The Law of Agency and referenced statutes. Consider the problems carefully.

610 - Secured Transactions (Garvin)

Welcome back!  For the first class, please read chapter one of Barron & Wessman and prepare answers for problem 1-1 (p. 11) and scenarios 1 and 2 (p. 21).  I will distribute a syllabus in class.  There will be a small handout available for pickup late in the first week of classes. 

618 - Insurance Law (Anstaett)

For the first class, please read pages 1-23, What is Insurance, in Cases and Materials on Insurance Law, Martinez & whelan, fifth edition.

619 - International Law (Quigley)

Reading assignment for the first day (August 17) is Janis & Noyes, International Law (3d ed. 2006), pp. 1 to 17.

Syllabus will be available in the boxes outside Lou's Cafe (close to Copy Center).

621 - Real Estate Finance (Braunstein)

 General Information

1. Text: Nelson and Whitman et al., Real Estate Transactions, Finance and Development (West 8th edition);

2. No reading assignmet for first day of class.  We will discuss overview of course with special emphasis on the mechanics of the of the national real estate fiance system, and

3. On a purely optional basis, I will be providing breakfast (coffee and bagels) two times per month before class.  We can use these meeting to discuss any topic of your choice (except the current day's assignment),  but I would like to emphasise questions about the materials previously covered in class and current events concerning the real estate and real estate finance markets.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

623 - Federal Antitrust Law (Meeks)

Antitrust
The book for this course is Antitrust Law:Policy & Practice, by Rogers, Calkins, Patterson & Anderson, 4th Edition, LexisNexsis.

Class on the 17th,18th, and 19th is canceled. We will have to make those up later. so the first day of class will be August 24th. The assignment for the first day is Problem A on pp. 1 to 4 and pp. 4-21 for background reading.  The assignment for the second day is pp. 24 - 26, 36-56.  A syllibus for the rest of the course will follow.

                                       Prof. Meeks

624 - Immigration Law (Bloomfield)

Week 1 Classes I and II

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:

1-25

103-111

120-129

144-149

163-169

181-183

xii-xvi

Read 8 CFR 274a.12

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

The topic for the first class is an introduction that compares U.S. law to other legal systems.  Please read pages 1-11 and 18-21 in the book by Nedzel that you will be using in your legal writing class and pages 1-4 in the supplementary materials.  (You will be able to purchase them in the copy center on the first floor.)  Please review the discussion notes on page 30 in Nedzel.  For optional reading, Nedzel pages 11-18 gives further background, but we won't be discussing this in class.

635 - Family Law (Spindelman)

Texts: (1) Judith Areen & Milton C. Regan, Jr., Family Law: Cases and Materials (5th ed. 2006), and (2) a  2008 Supplement to the casebook by Marc Spindelman & Milton C. Regan, Jr.

First class reading: For our first class, please read pp. 2-3 and 10-47 in the casebook. See you soon.

636 - Disability Discrimination (Colker)

Please read the first chapter of Ruth Colker, The Law of Disability Discrimination (7th edition) for the first class.

The syllabus is pasted below:

 

Syllabus

The Law of Disability Discrimination, Fall 2009 (Ruth Colker and Scott Lissner)

Required reading:  Ruth Colker, The Law of Disability Discrimination (7th Edition 2009); The Law of Disability Discrimination Handbook (6th Edition).

We will refer to the Handbook on a daily basis so be sure to bring it to class on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  In general, Fridays will be “accessibility day” and led by OSU ADA Coordinator Scott Lissner. I will teach the Wednesday and Thursday class unless I tell you otherwise.  The assignments below will typically be for the Wednesday and Thursday classes although I will teach some Friday classes to catch up on assigned material.  There are 29 assignments posted below and there are 28 Wed. – Thurs. classes.  We may take some assignments out of order.

Assignment 1:  Text pp. 1-34 and Appendix pp. 777-795.

Assignment 2:  Text pp. 35-44

Assignment 3:  Text pp. 44-64

Assignment 4:  Text pp. 64-75

Assignment 5:  Text pp. 75-94

Assignment 6:  Text pp. 94-95

Assignment 7:  Text pp. 96-106 (End of Chapter 2)

Assignment 8:  Text pp. 107-118; skip 118-124

Assignment 9:  Text pp. 124-136

Assignment 10:  Text pp. 136-156

Assignment 11:  Text pp. 156-167

Assignment 12:  Text pp. 167-176

Assignment 13:  Text pp. 176-188

Assignment 14:  Text pp. 188-204; skip pp. 204-225 (End of Chapter 3)

Assignment 15:  Skip 205-286 (K-12 education); Text pp. 286-311 (Higher education; Lissner assists)

Assignment 16:  Text pp. 311-335 (Higher education; Lissner assists)

Assignment 17:  Text pp. 335-346; skip pp. 346-370 (End of Chapter 4) (Higher education; Lissner assists)

Assignment 18:  Text pp. 371-388

Assignment 19:  Text pp. 388-409

Assignment 20:  Text pp. 410-422

Assignment 21:  Text pp. 422-449; skip pp. 449-453

Assignment 22:  Text pp. 453-476; skip pp. 476-501 (End Chapter 5)

Assignment 23-24:  Text pp. 503-557

Assignment 25:  Text pp. 558-574

Assignment 26:  Text pp. 574-586

Assignment 27:  Text pp. 586-604

Assignment 28:  Text pp. 605-614

Assignment 29:  Text pp. 614-630

641 - Criminal Procedure: Adjudication (Michaels)

1)  Sign up for the class on TWEN

2)  Download the Syllabus from TWEN (it is under "Syllabus")

3)  For our first class on August 20, please read Topic A. and B.1 in the syllabus

4)  Other course materials will be posted on TWEN, but are not necessary for the first class.

5)  WELCOME TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE!

645 - Real Estate Development (Daley)

There is no assignment for the first day of class. You should, however, quickly peruse the course syllabus which will be sent to you via e-mail sometime prior to our first class session.

See you on the morning of 8.17.

Rick Daley

656 - Wills, Trusts, Estates (Samansky)

Initial assignments for Law 656 Wills and Trusts

Professor Samansky

8/17: pages 38-49 in Dukeminier casebook

8/18: Estate of Max Feinberg (now on course TWEN site and to be distributed in class)

700.03 - Ethical Issues (Laughlin Jr.)

This course meets on the quarter calendar and the first class is September 29. Readings for the course will be posted on Carmen. How to use Carmen will be explained at the first class. There is no assignment for the first class.

702 - Issues in Arbitration (Cole)

Read pp. 1-6 and Cheng-Canidin case at page 86 before first day of class.  Duplicated Materials for purchase.

703 - Legal Negotiation and Settlement (Stulberg)

"Assignment for Legal Negotiations:
 
For our first class meeting on Monday, August 17, students should:
 
1.  Pick up copy of course syllabus in box on first floor across from assignment board.
2.   Read:  Wiggins - Ch. 15
3.  Sign onto TWEN site for Legal Negotiation - go to www.lawschool.westlaw.com and follow prompts to course.
 
ALL STUDENTS SHOULD REPORT FOR OUR FIRST CLASS MEETING TO ROOM 348.  After reviewing course logistics, we will devote approximately 1/2 of the class-time to discussing the reading assignment - and then break into assigned small sections for the remainder of the class session."

704 - Trial Practice (Marbley)

I.Introduction to Course

  1. Methodology
  2. Necessity for Preparation and Participation
  3. Discussion: Theory of the Case and Its Importance
  4. Techniques of Direct Examination
  5. Techniques of Cross-Examination
  6. 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 the assigned problem.
    3. Reading: Lubet, Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5 and 9

715 - Taxation of Business Enterprises (Samansky)

Initial assignments for Law 715, Taxation of Business Enterprises

Professor Samansky

Pages are in Kwall casebook

8/17: pages 1-10.

8/18: pages 19-22, 95-97, 145-48

726 - Advanced Issues in ADR (Rogers)

For the first class, please read Reading #1, which is posted on the course TWEN page under Course Materials.  Please also read your individually-assigned reading, also described on the TWEN page under Course Materials.  Be prepared to discuss Problem 1.1 from Reading #1.  A course syllabus is posted on the TWEN page.  If you do not have the password for the TWEN course page, please email Professor Rogers at rogers.23@osu.edu.

733 - Political and Civil Rights: The First Amendment (Goldberger)

Text:  The First Amendment, Stone, Seidman et al. (3d ed.)

  • Mon. Aug. 17, pp. 3-17.
  • Tues. Aug. 18, pp. 19-36.
  • Wed. Aug. 19, pp. 36-55.

737 - Patent Law (Nard)

Read pages 1 - 33.

738.06 - Legislation Clinic (Berman/Enns)

Please pick up the course materials, which are in a three-ring binder (the "Clinic Binder")  available in the Copy Room.

For our first class, please read the materials behind Tab 1 of the Clinic Binder and Chapters 1 and 2 in the Legislative Service Commission's "Guidebook for Ohio Legislators," found at http://www.lsc.state.oh.us/guidebook/index.html

We look forward to seeing you on Monday, August 17, at 3:55 pm in Room 455.

738.09 - Mediation Practicum (Rogers)

For class on Monday, August 17, please read pages 17-22 and 33-53 in the text, Dispute Resolution:  Negotiation, Mediation, and Other Processes, Fifth Edition.  Please be prepared to role play the negotiation approach described by (1) Meltsner & Schrag, (2) Fisher & Ury, or (3) Lax & Sebenius, depending on the instructions given you in class.  Please enter your email information on the course TWEN page.  The syllabus has been posted on the TWEN page.  Please note the mediation training on Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30.  Please email Professor Bardsley, bardsley.7@osu.edu, for the TWEN password.

744 - Employment Discrimination Law (Hébert)

Although the casebook is available, the 2009 supplement has not yet been published. Accordingly, I will provide you with the supplementary material until the supplement is available.  The first material will be provided with the syllabus, which will be available in the handout boxes across from the assignment board.

Assignment:

  • August 17  CB xxvii-xxx, 761-787
  • August 18   CB 1-15, update
  • August 19  CB 16-32, update
  • August 20 CB 32-49

747L - Civil Rights (powell)

The Multiple Self: Exploring Between and Beyond Modernity and Postmodernity.  8 1 Minn L. Rev. 1481 (1997).

Laurence H. Tribe, The Curvature of Constitutional Space: What Lawyers Can Learn from Modern Physics, 103 Harv. L. Rev. 1 (1989)

Stephen Menendian and Caitlin Watt, Systems Thinking and Race Primer, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity (December, 2008).  View Document

747L - Civil Rights (powell)

Reading for First Class:

Race?,  Bell, Chapter I., powell:
The Multiracial Racial Dilemmas, 31 U.S.F.  L. Rev. 789 Professor john a. powell

753 - Education Law (Wilson)

Assignment for Mon., Aug. 17:

Please read pages 1-11 in the Casebook, and please be prepared to discuss Problem 1 on pp. 10-11.

In addition, please begin researching statutes and case law in the state that you anticipate practicing or residing in after graduation governing selection of school board members, qualifications of school board members, the composition of school boards, conflicts of interest, the powers of a local school board, and the conducting of an official school board meeting.

You are free to do this research individually or in a group.  I do not anticipate that you should spend more than 3 hours on this research.  Most of you will probably finish it in two hours.  The report of your research will be due on Monday, Aug. 24.

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about the course.

758 - Sports Law (Yasser)

There is no advance reading assignment. At our first class meeting, we will discuss the course content, course requirements and ground rules (very important in the sports law context). I will provide you with a syllabus detailing the class assignments for the semester.

I look forward to seeing you.

762 - International Trade (Chow)

Please read pp. 1-20 in Chow and Schoenbaum and be prepared to discuss problems 1-1, 1-2, 1-3.

763 - International Intellectual Property (Chow)

Please read pp. 1-25 in Chow and Lee and be prepared to discuss problems 1-1 and 1-2.

 

 

766 - Nonprofit Organizations (Jenkins)

There is no advance reading assignment.  In our first class session, we will discuss the course content and requirements.

766 - Nonprofit Organizations (Jenkins)

794 - Patent Prosecution (Mescher)

No reading is required prior to the first class.

794 - 2nd Amendment Seminar (Berman)

Before our first class on Tuesday, Aug. 18, you should:

1.  Pick up a copy of the Course Outline and Course Description from the boxes outside Lou's Cafe and across from the copy center;

2.  Read the article "Second Amendment as Teaching Tool" that is also in the boxes;

3.  Complete the pre-class questionnaire (also in the boxes);

4.  Check out the class wiki at osu-sas.wetpaint.com. 

796.06 - Seminar Middle East Conflict (Quigley)

Reading assignment for the first meeting (August 21) is in the Duplicated Materials, pp. 1 to 42. Duplicated materials will be available in the Copy Center.

Syllabus will be available in the boxes outside Lou's Cafe (close to Copy Center).

796.10 - Contracts Drafting (Burnham)

This first day assignment is also for section 28080 offered on Monday evenings.

Read Part 3 of Drafting and Analyzing Contracts (pp. 317-366). In class, we will go over Exercise 1 on 367-369, but you do not need to prepare it in advance.

796.10 - Seminar Capital Market (Davidoff)

 Please read the following before the first day of class:

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. you can download it here: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1080087 )

796.14 - Anthropology and the Law (Laughlin Jr.)

This course meets on the quarter calendar and the first class is September 28. Readings for the course will be posted on the course TWEN site. The TWEN site will be open approximately 2 weeks to 10 days before the first class. You should register for the TWEN site as soon as practical after it is open. Because the course utilizes a number of guest lecturers from anthropology, who assign the readings for their particular lecture, readings will often not be available until a week or so before each class.

796.20 - Law, History and Philosophy Seminar (Fink)

For the first class, please read the Introduction in the reproduced materials, to be purchased in the copy center, Room 146, and think about possible research topics for you to choose.  These are generic and suggestive and your topic might differ in its inclusiveness or originality.  I will have a more current and more focused list to distribute on the first day.

For the first class, carefully read the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address in the reproduced materials.  We will discuss these on the first day.

Each of you will lead a discussion on the topic of your research, beginning with about the third class and running through the course.  I will always be there as a backstop and to add to the discussion.  We have always enjoyed these discussions and the course differs every year depending on the interests of the students and the learning done in your research and your abilities to share.  It always works!

The best way to reach me is by e-mail.  fink.1@osu.edu

See you soon.

HF

 

 

796.55 - Consumer Credit (Johnson)

The First Day Assignment was sent, via OSU email accounts only, to all students actually registered for the course.  If you would like the assignment, please email Prof. Johnson at johnson.1904@osu.edu