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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.

 

Winter 2010 Semester Courses and Assignments

503 - Contracts (Burnham)

Chapter 20, Interpretation.

503 - Contracts (Garvin)

Welcome back!  We will pick up where we left off in November -- that is, with assignments 15 and 16 in the old syllabus.  I will soon have a new syllabus and assignment sheet for you as part of a new supplement.  This should take us to the end of the course.

505 - Property (Chow)

For our first class, read pp. 17-32 in Dukeminier. Please make sure that you look up the latin and French terms in Pierson v. Post. We will be discussing the notes and problems following the cases, including all of the problems on pp. 31-32. 

505 - Property (Johnson)

Please register at the TWEN page for this course.  I have posted the syllabus on TWEN and, also, the reading assignments for the first two weeks.  I will also post your on-call group and scribe group.

505 - Property (Braunstein)

Property -- Braunstein 

The Text is Dukeminier, et al. Property (Aspen Publishing, 6th ed.).  We will start with Part I, Chapter 1 (B) Acquisition by Capture,  Don' tbe put off by the trivial facs of these cases (foxes, ducks, etc.) There is important doctrine here and we will return to it throughout the semester. I expect that we will complete the Capture material by the end of our second full class.  

510 - Constitutional Law (Colker)

The syllabus is posted on TWEN.  Please skim first chapter (pp. 1-63) and the appendices for the first class. 

510 - Constitutional Law (Foley)

Please register on the TWEN site for this course.  On TWEN, please find and read the Syllabus.  Please also read the several short articles about the Supreme Court listed in the syllabus.  As indicated there, some of these articles are posted on the Course Materials page of the TWEN site; others are accessible through a link provided in the syllabus itself.  If you have limited time before the first class, the first thing to read is the syllabus, then the articles in the order listed. 

I look forward to the semester and seeing you in class.  -- EBF

510 - Constitutional Law (Spindelman)

Get a copy of the casebook and supplement from the bookstore. The casebook (CB) is:  J. Choper et al., Constitution Law: Cases—Comments—Questions (10th ed. 2006). The latest Supplement was published in 2009. For our first class, please read CB pp. 1-22.

Please stop by Drinko Hall Room 215 before our first class. Ms. Susan Edwards will have two items for you. The first is an information sheet. Please fill it out and bring it to class. The second is an email roster. Please add your name and email address to it. This will be the email address I use to send you class-related updates and information, including reading assignments.

511 - LAW II (Oberlin)

READ: Read the introduction to the Edwards text book and chapters 1-3, i.e. read the introduction and pages 1-37.  EXERCISES: Bring typed answers to exercises 1-4 in Chapter 2 and exercise 4 in Chapter 3.

511 - LAW II (Smith)

In Edwards text, read Introduction and Chapters 1 through 3. Write answers to exercises 1 through 4 in Chapter 2 and exercises 1 through 4 in chapter 3. Print out answers to turn in; they WILL NOT be graded. You will receive credit for a good faith effort, so do not worry about being wrong.

511 - LAW II (Laughlin Jr.)

The first assignment is, read Aldisert, Clowney and Peterson, "Logic for Law Students: How to Think Like a Lawyer", University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Vol. 69, No. 1, 2007. It may be downloaded free from the Social Science Research Network at http://ssrn.com/abstract=966597

511 - LAW II (Cohen)

Please skim Williams, Style: Toward Clarity and Grace

511 - LAW II (Fairman)

For Thursday, January 14, 2010, please read the Introduction (xxvii-xxix) and Chapters 1-3 (pp. 1-37) in the text, Linda H. Edwards, Legal Writing (4th ed. 2006). 

511 - LAW II (Enns)

Please read the Introduction and Chapters 1-3 of Edwards, Legal Writing, 4th Ed. Please outline the Moritz Honor Code rule about plagiarism, found on the Moritz web site at Current Students under Academic Information. The rule is found at Article IV Sec. B3. You will not be graded on this assignment, but please bring a copy to turn in and a copy to use during class.

511 - LAW II (Cole)

Please read the introduction and chapters 1-3 in the Edwards text BEFORE the first day of class.  In addition, please come to class with written answers to exercises 1 and 4 in chapter 2 and exercises 1 and 4 in chapter 3. 

511 - LAW II (Beazley)

 Register for the course TWEN page and read Handout One, which can be found on the "Course Materials" link on that page.  (The syllabus is not yet posted on the page.)  Complete exercise one in writing and bring it to the first class.

511 - LAW II (Davies)

First Assignment for Legal Writing and Analysis

Prof. Davies

2010

 

Text:  Our textbook is the fourth edition of The Legal Writing Handbook (LWH), by Laurel Currie Oates and Anne Enquist.  All assignments are to that textbook by section ("'"), page number ("p."), and/or chapter number. 

 

TWEN:  Please register for the course on TWEN.  Submissions of all assignments must be made to me electronically either through TWEN or my email: Davies.49@osu.edu .  I will communicate with the class through TWEN as well.

 

For our first class on Tuesday, January 12, we will discuss Writing a Legal Memorandum.  Reading Assignment:  LWH Chapter 7 (background reading); The Prewriting Process '' 7.1-7.2 (review of legal research skills); The Drafting Process; Headings and Statements of Fact '' 7.2 to 7.3.4, pp.119-26.

 

Note:  During this session information needed to complete an assignment due on Friday, January 15 will be given verbally to the class.

 

511 - LAW II (Rogers)

 

Please sign on to the course TWEN page.  No password is required.

For the first day of class, please read each of the following three things: (1) Oates & Enquist pp. 51-67; (2) Problem #1, posted on the TWEN site under Course Materials; (3) On attorney-client privilege: Weinstein’s Evidence Manual, section 18.03, available on LEXIS:

http://www.lexis.com/research/retrieve?_m=064587e55b7f3250e3db0176858d9d71&_src=262541.3002031&_cat=3002031&tcfrmsrc=1&_tcid=262541&_fmtstr=TOC&tcact=initial&svc=toc&_stateList=svc&wchp=dGLbVlb-zSkAb&_md5=92d9bf909c71ded63891a21b9f3702d4

When the table of contents appears, click on chapter 18 and then on section 18.03.


 

511 - LAW II (Tokaji)

For class on Monday, January 11, 2010, please read Chapters 1, 2, 4 & 5 of Linda H. Edwards, Legal Writing and Analysis (2d ed. 2007), as well as the sample memo that appears in Appendix A.  You should also do Exercises 4-4 and 5-1.  You will not be required to hand anything in, but I do expect you to have completed these exercises and to come prepared to discuss them in class. Note that I am not assigning Chapter 3 on briefing cases because I expect you all to be practiced in this skill by now, though you may find this material helpful as a refresher.

511 - LAW II (Wiersema)

Welcome to Legal Writing and Analysis.  For the first class:

- Read the Introduction (pp. xxvii-xxix) and Chapters 1-3 of the Edwards text (Edwards, Legal Writing: Process, Analysis, and Organization, 4th ed., Aspen, 2006).

- Bring to class typed and printed answers to Exercises 1-4 of Chapter 2 (pp. 26-28) and Exercise 4 of Chapter 3 (p. 37).

- Sign up for the course on TWEN.

529 - Legislation (Huefner)

For our first class on Monday January 11, read:

(1) the syllabus (available in the box across from the Moritz bookstore, and also included in the photocopied set of additional materials sold at the Moritz bookstore); and

(2) Unit 1, consisting of pages 1-10 of our casebook and pages 1-17 of the additional materials.

529 - Legislation (Brudney)

Please read pp.1-10 of the Eskridge, Frickey, Garrett Casebook, plus pp.1-17 of the photocopied Additional Materials, which are available in Room 146.

529 - Legislation (Caust-Ellenbogen)

Dear Class,

Well, this is not an auspicious beginning to the course.  The materials that I assigned are not likely to be in the bookstore at this time.  Therefore, I have devised an introductory assignment for the first day of class.  This assignment will be available on the TWEN site for this course.  So, sign up for TWEN and download the assignment.  We will work like this until the books come in.

 

 

601 - Advanced Legal Writing (Beazley)

In "Beyond the Basics," read chapters 1 & 3.  In "Style," read the Preface and Lessons 1 & 2, as well as pp 236-43 (in the Appendix).

You should review and consider any exercises, but you need not write out answers in advance.

 

603 - Evidence (Simmons)

For the first class, please read the Study Guide (pp. xxiv-xxvii)  and Chapters 1 & 3 (pp 1-5, 20-30) in the textbook.  Also, make sure you register on the class TWEN site, since we will be using the TWEN right away in class.

604 - Civil Procedure II (Fairman)

For Tuesday, January 12, 2010, please read the Preface (xxv-xxvii) and pages 261-68 in the casebook, Stephen Yeazell, Civil Procedure (7th ed. 2008)

606 - Federal Income Taxation (Grauer)

For our first class on Tuesday, January 12, 2010, please read pages 1-16 (but not the shaded material on p. 15) (stopping before “The Tax Expenditure Budget”), and 20 (starting at “Average Versus Marginal Tax Rates”) – 46 in the casebook, Klein, Bankman, Shaviro and Stark, Federal Income Taxation (15th ed. 2009) (ISBN#: 978-0-7355-7809-8). Please pay particularly close attention to pages 20-46. [The Code book for this class is: Martin B. Dickinson (Editor), Federal Income Tax Code and Regulations: Selected Sections (CCH Publisher, 2009-2010 Edition) (ISBN #: 978-0-8080-2138-4).] Both books must be brought to each class.

Additionally, please pick up from the pick-up box on the first floor by Lou’s Cafe a handout on which I have written at the top “Replaces Same Titled Section on p. 38 of Current Edition of Casebook”. When you get to p. 38, Chapter 1, Section H, 5, please read this handout instead of Chapter 1, Section H, 5, p. 38 in the casebook. For some reason this latest edition of the casebook fails to include the most important and meaningful paragraphs of this section that appeared in earlier editions of the casebook. I will be going over these paragraphs in class.

Pages 20-46 in the casebook (along with the above handout) introduce many of the concepts and issues with which we will be dealing throughout the course of the semester. I will discuss some of the items in these pages in our first several class sessions but, because of time constraints, will not be able to discuss all of them in detail now. We will, however, be covering many of these concepts in detail during the course of the semester, and these pages are therefore useful for giving you a framework that will be filled in later. You may also wish to refer back to these pages as the semester progresses.

Please Do Not read ahead at this time. For reasons which I shall explain during the first class we will not always be following the order of the casebook, and there will be an assignment distributed to begin at page 53. Anyway, reading ahead at this point may very well be counterproductive.

IN PURCHASING BOOKS FOR THIS CLASS, I STRONGLY URGE YOU TO BUY ONLY THE REQUIRED BOOKS (THE CASEBOOK AND CODE AND REGULATIONS BOOKS) PRIOR TO OUR FIRST CLASS. I WILL DISCUSS THE MERITS OF THE RECOMMENDED OR OPTIONAL BOOKS IN OUR FIRST CLASS AND IF YOU PURCHASE ANY OF THEM BEFORE I DISCUSS THEM, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN PERIL.

607.01 - Business Associations (Oesterle)

For the first day of class please read Chapter 1, Section 1 in the 7th Edition of the Klein, Ramseyer, & Barinbridge case book, Business Associations (Foundation Press)

609 - Sales (Burnham)

Read Chapter 1 and the Rowley article which are posted at the course web site at Lexis Nexis Webcourses.

610 - Secured Transactions (Burnham)

Read the Glannon Guide, Chapters 1 and 2.

Additional materials are posted at the course web site at LexisNexis Webcourses.

611 - Debtor and Creditor Law (Cole Jr.)

 

Read the Text’s Preface (pp. v–viii), Appendix (pp. 667–678) and Unit 1 (pp. 3–12).

SkipProblems1-1, 1-2 and 1-3. Review Supplemental Problems A, B and C, which are posted as pdf documents on TWEN, and Sara Murray & Conor Dougherty, Personal Bankruptcy Filings Rising Fast, Wall St. J., Jan. 5, 2010 at A3. A copy of the Wall Street Journal article is also posted as a pdf document on TWEN.

Consider the questions posed after each of the Supplemental Problems. Do not read ahead in the Text or the Statutory Supplement to attempt to answer the questions based on the application of substantive principles of bankruptcy law (which you hopefully will learn later in this course). Instead, focus on how you believe the questions listed after each Supplemental Problem should be answered—based on common sense and good public policy. We will come back to the problems at the end of the semester to review what we’ve learned.

613 - Employment Law (Brudney)

Please read pp.2-17 and 18-29 of the Rothstein & Liebman Casebook, plus pp.1-4 of the 2009 Case Supplement. Also, please pick up the bound Additional Materials in Room 146: these Additional Materials contain the course syllabus as well as parts of many subsequent reading assignments.

614 - Labor Law (Wilson)

For the first day of class, Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, 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.

614 - Labor Law (Wilson)

For the first day of class, Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, 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.

625 - Copyright Law (Lee)

For the 1st class, sign up on TWEN.  A syllabus will be posted shortly.  Also, please read:

1.  pp. 1-3, 44-48, 52-61 of Casebook.

2.  Geoffrey A. Fowler & Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg, New Kindle Audio Feature Causes a Stir, Wall St. J., Feb. 10, 2009, available at the link below:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123419309890963869.html

3.  Video on Amazon's text-to-speech function:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkLZGB_Cqfg 

In preparation, be prepared to give your view on whether Amazon's text-to-speech function should be allowed without permission of the Authors Guild or copyright holders?

Happy New Year.

640 - Criminal Procedure: Investigations (Davies)

First Assignment for Criminal Procedure, Investigations

Prof. Davies

2010

 

            All assignments are from  Dressler & Thomas, Criminal Procedure: Investigating Crime (3d ed.) (hardcover version)

                                                                        or

 

            Joshua Dressler and George C. Thomass, III , Criminal Procedure, Investigating Crime (3d ed.) (paperback version). 

 

            You may choose either one, the hardcover or paperback version, as they contain identical content for our course.  You may prefer the hardcover if you are taking both Criminal Procedure courses as it has content for both courses.  You may prefer the paperback if you are taking only Criminal Procedure, Investigations.  You will not need to purchase any supplement.

 

For our first class please read: PP. 9-19 Scottsboro; Powell v. Alabama

PP. 41-48 Criminal Process Norms.

 

642 - Law & Religion (Laughlin Jr.)

For the first class, read the first case in the book;  Ex parte Pearson and another in re Macclesfield School.

643 - Human Rights (Quigley)

The reading assignment for the first meeting -- January 12 in Room 245 -- is pp. 1 to 17 in the casebook, which is Steiner, Alston & Goodman, INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS IN CONTEXT: LAW, POLITICS, MORALS.

648 - Redeveloping Urban Areas: Legal Challenges and Opportunities ()

The assignment for the first two classes is to read the first six chapters of The Geography of Nowhere.

652 - Banking Law (Anstaett)

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

The Business of Banking pp. 122-130, 136-138, 151-155

History of Banking Regulation pp. 21-43 (skip Veazie case), 48-50

656 - Wills, Trusts, Estates (Segelken)

Here are the assignments for the first two weeks

In the Text:

1/11-- Pp 1-10, 16-27

1/13-- Pp 27-49, 58-70

1/20-- 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)

704 - Trial Practice (King)

Prior to the first day of class, the students should have read Lubet, Modern Trial Advocacy, Chapters 1 and 2

704 - Trial Practice (Anderson)

In addition to preparing the problems listed, for each substantive topic, please read the applicable sections of Lubet’s Modern Trial Advocacy.

Monday, January 11: Introductions / Organization of Class / Expectations

Discussion of Storytelling and of Direct and Cross Examination

Wednesday, January 13: Storytelling presentations

BL Vol. II, Problem 1 (Mitchell case)

Part One (Prosecution story) – A’s

Part Two (Defense story) – B’s

BL Vol. II, Problem 2 (McIntyre case)

Part One (Plaintiff story) – C’s

Part Two (Defendant story) – D’s

Direct and Cross Examination presentations

BL Vol. II, Problem 3, Part Two (Thompson) Direct by A’s/Cross by B’s

(Note: For the direct and cross exercises, you will serve as a witness for the other student who does the same direct as you; for example, A’s serve as witnesses for A’s, B’s for B’s, etc.)

707 - The Employment Problem (Smith)

Read the material posted on TWEN for the first class. First class will meet on Monday, January 25, 2010.

708 - Regulation of Security Distributions (Rose)

Please read Chapter 1 in preparation for our first class.  The syllabus is available on TWEN.

710 - Federal Courts (Caust-Ellenbogen)

The syllabus for the course is available on the TWEN site for the course.

We will do the first assignment on the syllabus for the first class.

I fear that the book may not be in the bookstore and so some of you will not have the book in time for the first class.  If that is the case, please read Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137 (1803).  Although I trust that you have read the case in Constitutional Law, it sets up some of the issues that we will cover in Federal Courts.

711 - Health Law (Guttman)

Introduction to Health Law & Policy

Chapter 1 pps. 1 – 10 (including Katskee v. Blue Cross of Nebraska),

15 – 19, 28 – 33 (Berry v. Cardiology Consultants) and 95 – 114.

721 - Mergers & Acquisitions (Oesterle)

For the first day of class, please read Chapter One in the case book.

722 - Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice (Deason)

The first reading assignment is pages 1-23 in the supplementary materials, which are available for purchase in the copy center.   We will discuss problem #4 on pages 22-23 in class.    A class syllabus will be available soon on the shelf near the copy center.  I look forward to meeting you!  

EEDeason

732 - Environmental Law (Wiersema)

Welcome to Environmental Law.  For the first class on Wednesday, please read pages 1-27 of the case-book (Glicksman, Markell, Buzbee, Mandelker, and Tarlock, Environmental Protection: Law and Policy, 5th ed., Aspen, 2007).  Please also sign up for the course on TWEN.  For the second class, you will be reading a handout on risk assessment and risk management, which I will post on TWEN by Monday Jan 11 at the latest.  E-mail me if you have any difficulties with the handout.

736.01 - Legal Profession (Coughlan)

No first class assignment.

736.02 - Legal Profession (Greenbaum)

Required Material:

Lerman & Schrag, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law (2d ed. 2008)

Model Rules of Professional Conduct - Martyn, Fox and Wendel, The Law Governing Lawyers (2009-2010 ed.)[recommended compilation]

First Week’s Class Assignments:

Introduction to the course and institutions and legal rules that affect lawyers: CB 1-45 [background only]

Admission to Practice: CB 45-71 & MR 8.1

Professional Discipline: CB 96-128 & MR 8.4

738.01 - Criminal Defense Practicum (Krivoshey/Merritt)

Please sign up for the TWEN site ("Criminal Defense Practicum").  You will find a copy of the syllabus, which gives the first assignment, under "Materials."  The readings for the first assignment also appear under "Materials."

You should also purchase two volumes from the Moritz Copy Center:  (1) "Criminal Defense Practicum Materials" and (2) "Rule Book for the Criminal Defense Practicum."  These materials will be available from the Copy Center during the week of January 4.

The "Materials" volume includes the course syllabus, as well as numerous other readings and references for the course.  For your convenience, some of these readings are also on the TWEN site.  But we do not have electronic versions of all materials, so do not plan to rely entirely on the TWEN site; you should purchase the bound volume.

We compiled the "Rule Book" so that you would have a convenient, inexpensive reference to all of the court rules you will use this semester.  This book includes the Ohio Rules of Criminal Procedure, Ohio Rules of Evidence, Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct, and Franklin County Municipal Court Rules.  We think you will find it a useful reference.  

We have attached copies of the first three sets of rules to the TWEN site, so that you will also have electronic access to them.  The final set, the Franklin County Local Rules, is available on that court's website.  You should, however, also purchase the bound volume:  You will not have access to the internet while in the courtroom.  The web-mounted versions of the rules will be useful under some occasions, but you will need the hard copy at other times.

We look forward to seeing you in class on January 11! 

738.06 - Legislation Clinic (Huefner/Enns)

For our first class on Monday January 11, 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 (also sold with the binder at the Moritz bookstore). 

738.08 - Multiparty Mediation Program (Stulberg)

For our first class session, please read Chapter 1 of Alfini, et all Mediation Theory and Practice.  Please sign onto TWEN page anytime beginning Monday, January 4, 2010.  Syllabus is posted to TWEN site.  Please complete your schedule preference form and return to Clymer Bardsley as soon as possible."

739 - Pretrial Litigation (Chester)

Tuesday, January 12 - Mauet xxiii-3-17

Thursday, January 14 - Mauet 19-40

743 - Remedies (Garvin)

Welcome back!  For the first class, please read pages 1-19 of our casebook (Laycock, Modern American Remedies (3d ed.)) and pages 1-2 of its 2009 supplement.  For the second class, please read pages 19-37 of our casebook and pages 2-4 of its 2009 supplement.  In addition, please sign up on the course TWEN site.  I have posted the syllabus, assignments, and first course handout on TWEN.  These will also be available on paper.

747 - Civil Rights (powell)

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 PDF

752 - Election Law (Tokaji)

For our first class on Tuesday, January 12, 2010, please read pp. 27-48 and 56-64 in the casebook, Lowenstein, Hasen & Tokaji, Election Law: Cases and Materials (4th ed. 2008)("ELCM"). You should also read the 14th, 15th, 19th, 24th, and 26th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, which you may find online or in any Con Law casebook. Consider the following questions:

1. Was the Harper Court correct in reading the Equal Protection Clause to prohibit discrimination with respect to voting?

2. Are all burdens on voting subject to strict scrutiny under Harper’s reasoning? Think about how this ruling should apply to identification and registration requirements that may have a disparate impact on poor, minority, or less-educated voters.

3. Under Kramer and Harper, what if any limitations may state or local government impose on the franchise? Are there any restrictions on the franchise that the Constitution should be understood to permit? If so, what are they, and on what basis are those qualifications distinguishable from impermissible ones?

755 - Law and Social Science (Poteet)

Read Article #1 from the duplicated materials (Herzberger “Social Science Contributions to the Law” 25 Conn.L.Rev. 1067 (1993)) and be prepared to discuss the similarities and differences between the legal and social science fields.

Read Ch. 2 pp. 28-47 of the textbook regarding the federal evidentiary rules.

756 - Presidential Power (Shane)

For our first class, read pages 3-36 of Peter M. Shane & Harold H. Bruff, Separation of Powers Law:  Cases and Materials (2d ed. 2005).

761 - International Dispute Resolution (Cohen)

In the case book, please read pages 3-22 (International Law).  In the course supplement, please read pages 3-15 (International Relations)

764 - Commercial Leasing (Daley)

All you need to do for the first day of class is take a quick look at the course syllabus (which will be distributed to you by email in advance of the first class).

See you bright and early on Tuesday, January 12th.

Rick Daley

794 - Business Bankruptcy (Cole Jr.)

Read text pages 101-111 (Introduction to Bankruptcy), 387-402 (Chapter 11 Reorganization/Introduction to Business Bankruptcy).

Read Elizabeth Warren and Jay Lawrence Westbrook, The Success of Chapter 11: A Challenge to the Critics, 107 Mich. L. Rev. 603 (Feb. 2009).

Required Materials:

  • Warren and Westbrook, The Law of Debtors and Creditors (Wolters Kluwer, 6th edition 2009)
    ISBN: 13: 978-0-7355-7626-1
  • Bankruptcy Code, Rules and Official Forms 2009 Law School Edition; West Thomson

794 - Copyright in the 21st Century Seminar (Lee)

Please sign up on TWEN for this course.   Get Syllabus.  Do Week 1 assignment--the 2 readings are posted on TWEN under Course Materials.  Please watch the 2 Lessig videos (links on syllabus).  Happy New Year!

794 - Lawyers as Leaders (Jenkins)

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

796.04 - Seminar Law in Africa (Quigley)

The reading assignment for the first meeting -- January 15 in Room 345 -- is in the reproduced materials titled "Law in Africa," pp. 1 to 20.

796.15 - Seminar Ethics & Alternative Dispute Resolution (Fairman)

For Tuesday, January 12, 2010, please read the text of 2009 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.  

796.18 - Seminar Health Ethics (Spindelman)

The first set of readings will be available for purchase in the Copy Center on Wednesday, January 6, 2010. Please read Unit 1 for the first day of class.

Please stop by Drinko Hall Room 215 before our first class. Ms. Susan Edwards will have two items for you. The first is an information sheet. Please fill it out and bring it to class. The second is an email roster. Please add your name and email address to it. This will be the email address I use to send you class-related updates and information, including reading assignments.

796.19 - Criminal Law Defenses (Dressler)

  1. Register for the class on the The West Educational Network (TWEN), where you will find two important handouts ("Class Information" handout; "Paper Topics" handout). Bring them to the first class session. Attendance at the first class session is critical, as I will provide information regarding the required research paper you must write.
  2. There is no reading assignment for the first class, but I urge you to read over the handouts in advance, in particular the Paper Topics handout.  I will hand out a syllabus for the remainder of the semester at the first class session.

796.41 - Seminar Tax Policy (Hoffer/Tobin)

Greetings, intrepid souls. 

(1) Please register for the TWEN page using an email address that you check daily.

(2) Review the syllabus.

(3) There is no text for this course.  You may find some of the materials on Westlaw or Lexis.  Others we will either provide to you or place on reserve in the law library.

(4) Admit it.  You love a good Wiki.  Read this one right away: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_position

(5) Please prepare for class by reading the excerpts of John Rawls' "A Theory of Justice" and Robert Nozick's "Anarchy, State, and Utopia" posted on TWEN.

796.58 - Disputed Elections (Foley)

Please sign up for this seminar on TWEN, download the syllabus, and complete the first assignment (reading article on Twelfth Amendment and materials on McCain v. Obama simulation).  I look forward to our first discussion!