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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 2012 Semester Courses and Assignments

6050 - US Legal System and Legal Traditions (Swire)

 The text is Abernathy, Law in the United States.  For the first class, read the text pages 1 to 19.

6103 - Law 1 (Ralph)

Welcome to LAW I! For the first class, please complete the following:

1. Sign up for the course website. Here are instructions:

a) Sign in to www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool with the ID you created.

b) Select the “Web Courses” link on the right side of the page; from the Web Courses Home Page, select the “Courses” tab.

c) Find the course for this class in the “Course Search” tab: either “LAW I – Ralph – Thursdays – Fall 2012” or “LAW I – Ralph – Fridays – Fall 2012.”

d) Select “Enroll.” The access code for this class is: barrister

2. Read Chapters 1-3 in Christine Coughlin, et al., A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis (2008). ISBN 9781594603600.

3. Prepare the “Law and Literature” assignment. The assignment is posted on the course website under “Course Materials” / “First Day Assignments.” You should read all the materials and be ready to discuss all the questions in the assignment.

4. Answer the LAW I Questionnaire. The Questionnaire is posted on the course website under “Course Materials” / “First Day Assignments.” Bring a typed copy of your response to the LAW I Questionnaire to the first day of class.

5. Review the syllabus (posted on the course website under “Syllabus”; copies are also available in envelopes outside my door, 333 Drinko; make sure you get the syllabus for the correct class day!).

6103 - Law 1 (Lee)

 

Welcome to LAW I! Please bring your laptop to our first class. Before our first class, please do the following:

1. Read Chapter 1, Sections I-IV (pp. 3-27), of the Shapo text.

2. Register for this course on TWEN. The password for this course on TWEN is “concise.”

3. Go to this link (or paste it into your browser and go from there), complete the Questionnaire for this class, and click “Submit” when you are done: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGFRWTdZS0U3QXVOdy0zOUplM0VlLVE6MQ#gid=0

The Questionnaire can also be accessed on the TWEN site for this course under Course Materials.

6103 - Law 1 (Kelly)

(1) Register for this class on TWEN (LAWI (Fall2012)- Kelly)  and review the syllabus.

(2) Complete the work for the first class listed in the syllabus: The Dewey Dilemma; Rd Chs 1-3 in Edwards (do not do any of the exercises); skim Chs 1-2 in Sloan. 

 

6103 - Law 1 (Starker)

Please sign up for the course on TWEN and read the syllabus. For the first class, in Legal Writing please read Chapter 1 (pages 1-5), and Chapters 11-13 (pages 79-99).

6103 - Law 1 (Smith)

I will send the first reading assignment by e-mail on Friday, August 10.  Please read that brief assignment before the first class on Monday, August 20.  You need not print it out.

6103 - Law 1 (Azyndar)

Please sign up for the course on TWEN (access via Westlaw) and read the syllabus. Complete assignment listed for the first day.

6103 - Law 1 (Berman)

In preparation for our first class on Friday, August 24, you should:

  • Pick up a copy of the course description and the (tentative) schedule/syllabus.
  • Make sure you have a copy of Linda H. Edwards, Legal Writing: Process, Analysis, and Organization (5th Edition), which is to be our primary text.  Read the Introduction and Chapter 1.
  • Reflect on whether and when you think a person's family obligations should impact on how they are sentenced for a crime.
  • Decide what is your all-time-favorite law-related movie.

 

6103 - Law 1 (Cooper)

Welcome to the course! Please read Chapters 1 and 2 of the Edwards text and work through the exercises. For the first class, I am not requiring you to submit written responses to the exercises. However, be prepared to discuss your responses in class, particularly for 1-1, 1-2, and 2-1.

6109 - Torts (Cole)

Read pp. 1-10; 37-41 (development of liability; assault) in Prosser casebook before class.

6109 - Torts (Carlarne)

Prosser Text: pages 1-16

6109 - Torts (Chamallas)

For the first day of class, please read pp. 1-18 in the casebook.

6115 - Civil Procedure 1 (Fairman)

For our first class, Tuesday, August 21, 2012, please read the Preface, pp. xxv-xxvii, and pp. 1-6 in the casebook, Stephen C. Yeazell, Civil Procedure (8th ed. 2012). In addition, please read the following case: Gordon v. Steele, 376 F. Supp. 575 (W.D. Pa. 1974). It is not in your casebook. Copies of the case are located in the handout distribution box on the first floor in the hallway between Lou’s Café and the Moritz Copy Center.

6115 - Civil Procedure 1 (Caust-Ellenbogen)

Please sign up for the TWEN for this course.  I will be posting various assignments, supplemental materials, and other things on TWEN.

The syllabus for the course will be posted on TWEN.

The first assignment is to read pp. 1-25 of the Casebook to gain an overview of the topic of Civil Procedure.  There is a lot of information packed into those pages, and I do not expect you to master all of the information.  Read those pages to gain a "big picture" understanding of the topic.

In addition, I want you to read pp. 239-49 of the Casebook very carefully.  We will use the Fuentes case to introduce a number of important concepts that we will cover in greater detail later in the course.  As you read the case, put yourself in the shoes of the parties and the lawyers and try to understand the choices that they made in pursuing their rights in court. 

I expect that we will spend the first few classes discussing various issues that arise in the Fuentes case.  Rest assured that, as the semester goes on, we will move faster through the material.

 

6115 - Civil Procedure 1 (Greenbaum)

Civil Procedure I - A. Greenbaum - First Week Assignments

Class1  Introduction to Civil Procedure 

Casebook 1-24

Supplementary Material Item 1

Classes1-4 Traditional Bases of Territorial Jurisdiction

Casebook 71-81

Supplementary Materials Items 2-5

6115 - Civil Procedure 1 (Deason)

This section of Civil Procedure will meet from 1:30 to 2:45 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday in room 251.  The assignment for Tuesday, August 21 is a handout entitled "The Civil Procedure Course in Broader Perspective."  It is available on the shelf opposite the copy center.  Please also pick up and read the course syllabus, available at the same location. 

 

6115 - Civil Procedure 1 (Wilson)

For our first class, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, please read the Preface (pp. xxv-xxvii) and pp. 1-12 in the Casebook (Yeazell, Civil Procedure, 8th ed. 2012).  In addition, please locate and read pp. ix & xiii-xv; Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b); 28 U.S.C. sections 41, 133, 1331, 1332, 11333, and 1337; and U.S. Constitution Art. III in your 2012 Rules Supplement.

6127 - Criminal Law (Dressler)

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

2.  Before the first class you need to register for the class on The West Educational Network (TWEN).  This is  required.  During orientation you will receive a WestLaw password, and you should use that password to go on TWEN and register for Criminal Law---Dressler.  The website is <http://lawschool.westlaw.com/twen/>.  Once you are registered for Criminal Law-Dressler on TWEN, please go to the Handouts section where you will find two handouts: a syllabus for the entire semester (Class Assignment Sheet), and an important handout entitled "Class Information Sheet."  You should read it over carefully.

3.  See you at our first class.

6127 - Criminal Law (Herman)

(a)  Please read the problem case (photocopied materials, first item), fill out the answer sheet that follows, sign it, bring it to class, and turn it in to me.

(b)  Answer the questionnaire (photocopied materials, second item), do not sign it, bring it to class, and turn it in to me.  There is a duplicate questionnaire for your retention and use.

(c)  Read Casebook pages xxxi-xxxii and pages 1-12.

(d)  Look at the chart of the criminal justice system (photopied materials, third item) and read the related Note on the Stages of the Criminal Process  (photocopied materials, fourth item).

WELCOME TO THE LEGAL PROFESSION, TO THE MORITZ COLLEGE OF LAW,  AND TO THE CRIMINAL LAW COURSE!

6127 - Criminal Law (Simmons)

For the first class, please read pages 1-9 in the Dressler casebook. Also, you need to read the FACT SECTION ONLY of the following cases in the Robinson case studies book:

#1 (McCarty); #2 (Landis); #3 (Williams); #4 (Dudley); #5 (Rummel); #8 (Billingslea); #15 (Weaver); #16 (Green); and #22 (Yates).

After you have read the fact section for a case, you should answer the survey question(s) at the end of the section. Do not concern yourself at this point with the applicable law; simply answer the questions based on what you believe to be appropriate.

All students are also required to register for the course on Westlaw's TWEN website. During orientation you will receive a Westlaw password, and you should use that password to log onto TWEN and register for Criminal Law---Simmons. The website is http://lawschool.westlaw.com/twen/

We will be using the TWEN site right away for signups and assignments, so you should register on TWEN before the first class. The syllabus has already been posted to the site; hard copies of the syllabus are also available in the boxes across the hall from the copy center.

7003 - Appellate Advocacy (Beazley)

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

7106 - Legal Negotiations and Settlements (Lee)

Welcome to Legal Negotiations! Before our first day of class, please do the following:

1.  Read pp. 3-25 and pp. 125-130 of the Wiggins text;

2. Read Chapters 1-5 (Parts I ("The Problem") and II ("The Method")) of Getting To Yes;

3. Register for this course on TWEN as soon as possible. The TWEN password for this course is "recipe"; and

4. Review instructions and complete the negotiation preparation document for our first in-class simulated negotiation. You will be assigned one of two roles in this two-person negotiation. A negotiation preparation document is posted under Course Materials on the TWEN course site, and confidential instructions for each role will be emailed directly to students. 

 

  

7112 - Dispute Resolution Processes: Theory & Practice (Cole)

Please read pp.1-10 and 506-12 in Goldberg, Sander, Rogers and Cole, Dispute Resolution: Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration, and Other Processes (6th ed. 2012) in preparation for the first class.

7200 - Business Associations (Rose)

Please read Chapter 1.  The sylabus is available on TWEN.

7200 - Business Associations (Oesterle)

Read pages 1-13 in textbook.

7206 - Insurance Law (Anstaett)

For the first class, please read in Cases and Materials on Insurance Law sixth edition, Leo P. Martinez, Thomson West 2010, "What is Insurance" pages 1-24.

7215 - Securities Regulation (Davidoff)

For Thursday, please read in Cox, Hillman, Langevoort pp. 1-18.  Please also read the Facebook IPO prospectus:  1.usa.gov/Lwp6xl  at p. 12-35.  Would you invest in Facebook?

For Friday please read in CHL 19-33 and review problem 2-1.

 

7230 - Intl Business Transactions (Chow)

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

7233 - Climate Change Law (Hoffman Jr.)

For the first class on Wednesday, August 22, please read the following: (1) Elizabeth Warren and Jay Lawrence Westbrook, The Law of Debtors and Creditors: Text, Cases, and Problems (Wolters Kluwer, 6th edition 2009), pp. 101–111 (Introduction to Bankruptcy), 361–370 (Chapter 7 Liquidation), 387–406 (Chapter 11 Reorganization/Introduction to Business Bankruptcy); and (2)Bankruptcy Code §§ 103, 109(a), (b) and (d), 301 and 303(a) (located in Bankruptcy Code, Rules and Official Forms (West 2012 Law School Edition)).

For those students who have not taken the debtor-creditor class, I also would recommend that you skim pp. 5–21, 29–42 and 71–77 of Bankruptcy Basics, a publication of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, which will be emailed to the class. (attachment emailed 8/16/12; contact law registrar for attachment if enrolled after 8/16 or did not initally).

For those students who have taken a bankruptcy course, reviewing Bankruptcy Basics will provide a good refresher.

7300 - Commercial Paper (Verdun)

Please read Chapter 1 - Negotiability and Chapter 2 Negotiation for first week of class.  Read referenced statutes and Official Comments.

7312 - Debtor & Creditor (Johnson)

 

Please read pp. 1-30 in the Tabb textbook. Please answer all questions and problems and be prepared to discuss them.

7406 - Criminal Procedure: Investigation (Dressler)

1.  For first class, from casebook: PP.1-4 (United States Constitution); PP. 5-8 (“Members of the Supreme Court”); PP. 49-55 (ANorms of the Criminal Process@)  This is valuable background.  We will come back to the constitutional language often, of course; the Norms section will help you think about issues we consider all semester; the Members of the Supreme Court chart will help you keep in mind who was sitting on the Court when specific Supreme Court opinions were written—an important factor in analyzing case law.

2. You need to register for our class on TWEN.  Please do so BEFORE our first class.  Once you are registered: (a) go to the HANDOUTS section, where you will find a Class Information Sheet with important information, and a full-semester syllabus (Class Assignment Sheet); and (b) please go to the CUSTOMIZED POLLS section and vote on the poll.  THESE POLLS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE CLASS, and failure to participate in the polls will be considered negatively in the class participation component of the class.

Thanks, and see you soon!

7503 - Advanced Constitutional Law: The First Amendment (Tokaji)

In advance of our first class, please register for the course on TWEN and do the reading posted there. 

7600 - Children & the Law (Federle)

There is no reading assignment for the first day of class. Come prepared to think outside the box!

7603 - Family Law (Federle)

For class on Monday, August 20, please read pages 39-69 in the Casebook and be prepared to discuss.

For class on Wednesday, August 22, please read pages 11-38 in the Casebook and be prepared to discuss.

7712 - International Law (Quigley)

Janis & Noyes, International Law: Cases and Commentary (4th ed. 2011), pp. 1 to 27.

7803 - Trademark (Wilson)

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

7804 - Sem: Law of Cyberspace (Swire)

 

7804 - Law of Cyberspace (Swire)

Please purchase James Grimmelman, “Internet Law: Cases and Problems” (2012), available for download at https://www.semaphorepress.com/Pay2.php.   It’s a free pay-what-you-want PDF download, but please pay the suggested price of $30.  A print version is also available through Lulu.com.

For the first day of class, please read pages 1-46 in the text.

7812 - Patent Prosecution (Mescher)

No first day assignment

8000 - Trial Practice (Marbley)

The first assignment is:  

I.   Introduction to Course                                                

A. Methodology

B. Necessity for Preparation and Participation
                                                                                               
C. Discussion: Theory of the Case and Its Importance

D. 
Techniques of Direct Examination

E.   
Techniques of Cross-Examination

Assignments for Class 2

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

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

Reading: Lubet, Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5 and 9

8000 - Trial Practice (Sargus)

The assignment for the first class will be chapter ten, foundations and exhibits in the Steven Lubet MODERN TRIAL ADVOCACY text.

Recommended summer reading/viewing: the movie, "Twelve Angry Men"

8189.03 - Criminal Prosecution Clinic (Merritt/Krivoshey)

Please purchase a copy of the course materials from the Moritz Copy Center, and register for the TWEN site online.  The course syllabus is now available on the TWEN site; please prepare the first assignment for the first day of class.

Please note that we are holding a special workshop reviewing the rules of evidence (with an emphasis on Ohio rules) on Saturday, August 25, from 9 a.m. through noon.  You should already have received notice of this workshop by email.  If you did not receive an email notice, please contact Debby Merritt at merritt52@gmail.com to update your email address.

8189.04 - Justice for Children Clinic (Jordan)

Welcome to the Justice for Children Clinic! 

No textbook is required, although you may find it useful to purchase a copy of Anderson’s Ohio Juvenile Law Handbook. Course materials will be provided under TWEN. The password is kidsrep.

For the first day, please read the following:

Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio – Rule II:

R.C. 2151.23(A);

In re: J.J. (May 7, 1990), 64 Ohio App.3d 806, 582 N.E.2d 1138;

Planned Parenthood of Central Missouri v. Danforth (1976), 428 U.S. 52, 96 S.Ct. 2831, 49 L.Ed.2d 788;

Pierce v. Society of Sisters (1925), 268 U.S. 510, 45 S.Ct. 571, 69 L.Ed. 1070;

Prince v. Massachusetts (1944), 321 U.S. 158, 64 S.Ct. 438, 88 L.Ed. 645.

Please check your email for your first assignment!

8189.05 - Legislation Clinic (Berman/Enns)

Welcome to the Legislation Clinic!

 

Please pick up course materials, consisting of a three-ring binder of readings (the “Clinic Binder”), and read Tab 1 and the materials in the front pocket of the binder. Also, please read Chapters 1 and 2 of the Legislative Service Commission’s Guidebook for Ohio Legislators, found here: http://www.lsc.state.oh.us/guidebook/default.htm .

 

We look forward to seeing you on Monday, August 20, at 3:55 in room 455.

 

8189.07 - Mediation Clinic (Cohen/Archerd)

 You should complete "Reading Assignment 1" posted on our course Twen page by our second day of class (8/21).

8200 - Evidence (Merritt)

Please register for the TWEN site and download a copy of the syllabus from that site; the syllabus will be available after August 7.  Please prepare the first assignment for the first day of class.  I look forward to seeing you then!

8203 - Civil Procedure 2 (Fairman)

For Monday, August 20, 2012, pleae read the Preface and pages 279-87 in the casebook, Stephen Yeazell, Civil Procedure (8th ed. 2012).

8210 - Constitutional Litigation (Walker)

In the first class we will cover the following topic:  Introduction: The Peculiar Structure of Constitutional Litigation, the Eleventh Amendment, and Ex Parte Young.   Please read pages 1-19 of the case book.  

The publisher has given me permission to post a PDF of this reading on TWEN.  Please register for the TWEN course even if you do not need to download the first reading assignment because you purchased the casebook already.  The syllabus is already posted on TWEN.

In the second class we will cover the following topic: Getting Around the Eleventh Amendment.   That covers pages 20-31 of the casebook.

8212 - Pretrial Litigation (Lazear)

No first day assignment.

8218 - Products Liability (Northern)

For our first class on Monday, August 20, please read page 3 -24 and be prepared to discuss the reading and Problem #1.  I anticipate that we will cover pages 1 - 57, and the problems therein, the first week of class.  A detailed syllabus will be available outside of the copy center the second week in Auigust.

8300 - Federal Antitrust Law (Wilson)

First day assignment is to read pages 1 - 18 and 26 -35

8303 - Immigration Law (Bloomfield)

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

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

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

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

1-24, 113-123, 132-140, 155-159, 171-173, 177-182, 195-197, xv-xviii (The acronyms)

Read 8 CFR 274a.12

8306 - Administrative Law (Shane)

For the first day, please read pp. 1-39 of Mashaw, Merrill, and Shane, Administrative Law:  The American Public Law System, 6th ed. (West 2009).

Class sessions for administrative law will be conducted offline.  That is, except in cases of disability accommodation, students will not be using laptops, tablets or other computing devices during class.  Professor Shane will post to the class web site all slides and notes he shows in class, so that students need not copy them down.

8312 - Election Law (Foley)

 Please register for this course on TWEN.  There you will find a copy of the initial syllabus, as well as the electronic copy of Part One of the casebook.  For our first day, please read the syllabus and the first assignment listed there.

On our first day, we will discuss the "political question doctrine," which concerns the role of the judiciary in election law disputes; this discussion will set the stage for the whole semester.  I look forward to getting started in this exciting election year! 

(Please note: the page numbers in the Table of Contents in the electronic copy of the casebook are correct.  Unfortunately, in the printed copy available at the bookstore some of these page numbers are off by a few pages.  Therefore, you may wish to consult the electronic copy even if you choose to purchase the printed copy as well.  Sorry for any confusion this causes.  Please let me know if you have any questions.)  

8403 - Ethical Issues (Laughlin Jr.)

The reading assignments for this course will be online.  At the first class, students will be shown how to access the assigned readings. There is no assignment for the first class.
This inter-professional course must accommodate the schedules of six different professional schools or colleges. In order to do this it has been determined that the course should meet once a week for ten weeks in 2 1/2 hour sessions. The first class is scheduled for SEPTEMBER 25.
 

8603 - Real Estate Development (Daley)

There is no first day assignment.  You might, however, want to peruse the course syllabus that I will send to you in a separate email.

8700 - Federal Income Tax (Tobin)

Read pages 1-17 in the text.

8709 - Wills Trusts & Estates (Segelken)

In the text:

8/20-- Pp 1-10, 16-27

8/22-- Pp 27-49, 58-70

8/27-- Pp 931-935, 940-42, 948-53, 962-969, 972-976, 985-988 (We will spend about 1 class period on all of this material) The purpose of this material is to give you an overview of the estate and gift tax system.  You will not be responsible for this information on the exam

8712 - Taxation of Business Enterprises (Hoffer)

Let's invest in Rafalca!   If you've had BA, please come prepared to help us decide which entity would be best for our new venture from a non-tax perspective.  In advance of our meeting, everyone should review the introductory section of our text and this insightful post by our very own Dean Tobin, complete with color commentary from Colbert: http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2012/06/tobin-the-.html.

 

8803 - Law and Religion (Goldberger)

Text: Religion and the Constitution, McConnell, Garvey, & Berg.

Aug. 21, pp. 1-14.

Aug. 22, pp.  15-36

Aug. 23, pp. 58-83

8806 - Advanced Constitutional Law (Foley)

Please sign up for this course on TWEN.  There you will find an Introduction & Initial List of Readings.  Please read that document and do the readings for the first class session.  I hope you had a good summer and look forward to our discussions!

8810 - Public Health Law (Guttman)

Reading Assignment from the text, Health Law: Cases Materials and Problems 6th Ed.

 Pps. 1-3         Defining Sickness

 Pp. 3                 Katskee v. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Nebraska 245 Neb. 808

 Pps. 10-14         Alain Einthoven, ‘What Medical Care Is and Isn’t.’

 Pps. 15–19        Quality in Health Care, including the notes on pps. 16-19.

 Pp.  28                   Berry v. Cardiology Consultants 909 A.2d 611.

 Pps. 33-35           Notes on Quality in Health Care.

 Pps. 95-99           Introduction to Public Health

 Pp. 99                    Jacobson v. Massachusetts 197 U.S. 11

 Pps. 105-106       Problem - opting out of childhood immunizations

8827 - Law and Economics (Rub)

For our first meeting (8.21) please read and be prepared to discuss p. 1-15 in the course pack.

For our second meeting (8.222) please read and be prepared to discuss p. 16-27 in the course pack plus chapter 2 from Polinsky's book.  

8896.05 - Sem: Anthropology and the Law (Laughlin Jr.)

This  course is open to graduate anthropology students as well as law students.  Hence we will begin on AUGUST 27, the first Monday of the University semester calendar.  Materials  will either be online or distributed in class.

For the first class you should read,

"What is Anthropology?", on the web site of the American Anthropological Association at:

www.aaanet.org/about/WhatisAnthropology.cfm

and

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

www.nps.gov/archeology/kennewick

8896.08 - Sem: Law, History, & Philosophy (Fink)

In the duplicated material, please read the Declaration of Independence and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. These documents form a background for much of the discussion in later topics.

8896.21 - Sem: Intnl Intellectual Property (Chow)

Please read pp. 1-42 and be prepared to discuss Problems 1-1, 1-4, 1-5.

8896.25 - Sem: Law of Africa (Quigley)

"Law in Africa" (duplicated materials), pp. 1 to 20.

8896.26 - Sem: Critical Race Theory (Verdun)

In the first class we will get to know each other and watch a short historical documentary film.

Read, Solomon Seay, Jim Crow and Me for discussion in the second class.

8896.29 - Sem: Computer Crime & Surveillance (Simmons)

 For the first day, please read the Kerr casebook, pages 1-26, and the supplement pages 1-2.

Also please register for the class on TWEN.

Come to class prepared to discuss the hypotheticals on pages 3-4 and 8-10.

8896.30 - Sem: Advanced Family Law (Spindelman)

Welcome to Advanced Family Law!  A course pack is available for purchase (beginning August 15, 2012) in the Copy Center. Meanwhile, for our first meeting, please read the handout entitled "Foucault and Familial Power," available in the handout box across from the Copy Center.  See you soon!!

8896.31 - Sem: Capital Markets (Davidoff)

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

 Please read The End by Michael Lewis (a copt has been uploaded to course materials for this course on TWEN). 

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

8896.33 - Sem: Federal Death Penalty Habeas (Cole Jr.)

Class One (Aug. 20)—Introduction and Habeas Before AEDPA
• Development of the Writ
• The Writ’s inclusion in the Constitution
• Habeas under the Warren Court
Suggested Readings: Issues Cognizable, 83 HARV. L. REV. 1042 (1970)
Fay v. Noia, 372 U.S. 391 (1963) (sections I & III of majority opinion)
Townsend v. Sain, 372 U.S. 293 (1963) (majority opinion)

8896.39 - Sem: Law of Disability Discrimination (Colker)

 Read pages 1-44 and Appendix pp. 777-795 for the first class.  A TWEN site has been established for the course so enroll for the class on TWEN.  Scott Lissner will attend the first class to introduce you to an accessibility audit.  Please think about whether you want to conduct an audit or write a seminar paper for this class.  You can work in teams to conduct an audit but each person must submit his or her own written audit if that option is selected.

8896.42 - Sem: Race and Crime (Davies)

Welcome back!

For the first class, please sign up for the seminar on TWEN. The syllabus and Course description are uploaded there. Please print them out and bring them to class.

Also please read pages 3-6 of the document at this link for an introduction to the concept of Structural Racism, which we will discuss on Wednesday at our first class meeting:

http://www.prrac.org/newsletters/novdec2006.pdf

I may send additional materials in the next day or so.

All course readings for the seminar will be posted in TWEN. There is no book or coursepack.

Prof. Davies

8896.43 - Sem: Jurisprudence (Huefner)

For our first class please read Christie & Martin pp. 1-38; 255-280, as well as Lon Fuller’s “The Case of the Speluncean Explorers” (available after 8/15/2012 in syllabus boxes across from Drinko Hall copy center).

8953 - Capstone: The China Problem (Miller)

NO FIRST DAY ASSIGNMENT.