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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.

 

Spring 2013 Semester Courses and Assignments

6106 - Law 2 (Sherowski)

For class 1/11/13:

1. Read "Statement of Alabama Clergy" and "Letter from Birmingham Jail," available in the Course Materials section of the class TWEN page. Bring a copy of each document to class.

2. Listen to the Prologue and Episode 1 ("Witness for the Bar-B-Q-tion") from the 2011 Poultry Slam edition of This American Life, available in the Web Links section of the class TWEN page.

6106 - Law 2 (Lee)

I look forward to meeting all of you this coming week! Before our first class, please do the following:

1. Register for this course on TWEN. The password for my Thursday section is "persuasive". The password for my Friday section is "theme". 

2. Review and complete the Questionnaire posted on the TWEN course site under Course Materials, and please submit the completed Questionnaire via the Assignment Drop Box on TWEN by 8 p.m. on January 9, 2013.

Please bring your laptops and the assigned Edwards textbook to our first class. Thank you! KJL

 

 

6106 - Law 2 (Lee)

 

I look forward to meeting all of you this coming week! Before our first class, please do the following:

1. Register for this course on TWEN. The password for my Thursday section is "persuasive". The password for my Friday section is "theme". 

2. Review and complete the Questionnaire posted on the TWEN course site under Course Materials, and please submit the completed Questionnaire via the Assignment Drop Box on TWEN by 8 p.m. on January 9, 2013.

Please bring your laptops and the assigned Edwards textbook to our first class. Thank you! KJL

 

6106 - Law 2 (Starker)

Welcome to LAW 2!! Before the first class, please sign up for the course on TWEN. Read the introduction to Point Made, pages xxiii to xxvi. In addition, you will find a Stock Purchase Agreement ("SPA") under the "Additional Materials" link on the left. Please download and familiarize yourself with the SPA before class, but you do not need to print it. I will provide a printed copy for you along with a realistic client issue based on the document. Our client's issue will drive the first two writing assignments of the semester.

6106 - Law 2 (Starker)

Welcome to LAW 2!! Before the first class, please sign up for the course on TWEN. Read the introduction to Point Made, pages xxiii to xxvi. In addition, you will find a Stock Purchase Agreement ("SPA") under the "Additional Materials" link on the left. Please download and familiarize yourself with the SPA before class, but you do not need to print it. I will provide a printed copy for you along with a realistic client issue based on the document. Our client's issue will drive the first two writing assignments of the semester.

6106 - Law 2 (Smith)

None.

6106 - Law 2 (Beazley)

The first assignment will be posted no later than January 3, 2013. If I cannot post it here, I will send it to you via the OSU email address that is in the course registration system.  If you have not received the assignment by January 4, you may contact me at beazley.1@osu.edu.

6106 - Law 2 (Ralph)

Welcome to LAW II! 

For our first class on Friday, January 11, please read Chapters 1 and 2 in Persuasive Legal Writing.

Before the first class, please also register for this course on TWEN. Prior to the first class, the course syllabus will be posted on TWEN.  Please check for it to be posted and review it before the first class.  

6106 - Law 2 (Kelly)

Please enroll in the Westlaw TWEN course (LAWII- Spring 2013), download the syllabus and do the first class assignment. Be prepared to discuss both the reading and the research activity in class.

6112 - Property (Cohen)

Please pages lvii-lxii and pages 152-160 in the Singer course book. 

6112 - Property (Johnson)

Welcome back, and welcome to Property.  The reading assignments for the first two weeks have been posted under "course materials" on the TWEN site for this course.  I look forward to meeting you on January 9, 2013.

6112 - Property (Chow)

Dear Property Class,

      For our first class, read pp. 18-29. Please make sure that you look up the latin terms in Pierson v Post.

Prof. Chow

6118 - Constitutional Law (Shane)

For the first day of class, please enroll in our class's TWEN site, read the U.S. Constitution (pp. xliii-lviii of the Stone, Seidman text), and prepare to discuss the "First Day Questions" I have posted on our site.  You should also download the schedule of readings and statement of course requirements for the semester.  You will note this is a "no laptop" -- or, more accurately, "no computing device" -- class.

6118 - Constitutional Law (Foley)

Please sign up for this course on TWEN, which will be a core component of the course all semester.

On TWEN  is posted a copy of the syllabus.  Please read it carefully before our first class.

Please also read, for our first class, the few blog posts about the gay marriage cases listed in the syllabus; web links are provided in the syllabus.  

We will discuss the topic of gay marriage as an introduction to the themes we will study throughout this semester.  How will the Supreme Court decide whether or not it is unconstitutional for a state, like Ohio, to limit marriage to heterosexual couples?  To what extent, if any, does the text of the Constitution itself indicate an answer to this constitutional question?  If the text does not provide an answer, then to what else can and should the Court turn?  Also, what should we make of the fact that the nine Justices on the Supreme Court are likely to disagree strongly among themselves on the issue of gay marriage under the Constitution?  Does their disagreement mean that there is no "right answer" to this exceptionally important question of constitutional law, or just that the Justices are unable to agree upon what the "right answer" is?  (And how would we know the difference?)  Is constitutional law actually "law" in the sense that you've come to understand the concept of "law" during your first semester of law school?  Is the difference between constitutional law and other areas of law, like criminal law or torts, a matter of degree or more fundamental than that?  

Don't worry: there's no chance that we'll answer all these question on the first day; we're just setting the table for the whole semester.  I look forward to beginning our discussion of them with you!

 

 

6118 - Constitutional Law (Spindelman)

Happy New Year! Welcome to Constitutional Law!

Please purchase a copy of CHOPER, FALLON, KAMISAR & SHIFFRIN, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: CASES, COMMENTS, AND QUESTIONS (11th ed. 2011), and the 2012 Supplement.

First class assignment: Please read the U.S. Constitution start to end, including all the Amendments. (You can find it in the casebook starting on p. 1757.) Based on that reading, please answer the questions found on “Handout 1,” available on the TWEN site for the course.

See you soon!!
 

6121 - Contracts 1 (Hoffer)

Season's Greetings!  Please register for our TWEN site using the email address at which you prefer to be contacted.  Then, read pages 1 through 18 of Studies in Contract Law by Ayers & Klas.  In class, we will discuss Bailey v. West and the five problems that appear on page 18. 

6121 - Contracts 1 (Davidoff)

 The class on Wednesday, January 9 is cancelled. We will begin on the next Monday as follows:   

 
Monday
1. What is a “contract”?
pp. 1-4, 18-32
RST § 1
Document Posted to TWEN: "A Bedtime Story.” & J.F. v. D.B.
 
Tuesday
2. The nature of assent
pp. 36-55
 
Wednesday
2. The nature of assent
pp. 55-66 
 
3. Offers verses preliminaries
pp. 66-70
 
 

                       

6121 - Contracts 1 (Rub)

Welcome back!

Please sign up to the course’s TWEN website.

On TWEN, in the announcements section, you will find the reading assignments for the first week.

I’m looking forward to see you in class.

 

6124 - Legislation (Walker)

For the first class please read pages 1-28 of the casebook.  The second class will then cover pages 28-49.  Please also register for the course on TWEN, where you can download the syllabus.

6124 - Legislation (Huefner)

First assignments:

For Wednesday January 9: Read pp. 1-10 of the casebook (Eskridge, Frickey, & Garrett, Cases and Materials on Legislation), and also pp. 1-20 of the Eskridge & Brudney Documents Supplement.

For our first day, please come to class prepared to share your responses to the two questions on p. 10 of the Document Supplement, as well as to this additional question: Why do the casebook editors describe the early stages of the development of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in the House of Representatives as "Writing a Bill the Hard Way"?

For Monday January 14: Read pp. 10-23 of the casebook, pp. 1-3 of the 2012 Supplement, and also pp. 21-39 of the Documents Supplement.

For Tuesday January 15: Read pp. 24-38 of the casebook and p. 3 of the 2012 Supplement.

For Wednesday January 16: Read pp. 55-88 of the Documents Supplement.

[Please note that the Documents Supplement consists of lots of primary source materials from Congress. These materials can be dense, especially if you have not worked with comparable documents before. Your task is not to master all the content in these primary source documents, but to learn how to read them quickly yet carefully to find relevant information. We will spend time in class talking about what is relevant, but in the meantime do your best  to glean from these materials what you think matters, and don't despair if this seems difficult at first.]

6124 - Legislation (Tokaji)

For our first class on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 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), and the updates on pp. 1-3 of the 2012 Supplement to Cases and Materials on Legislation ("Supp.).

The first part of this assignment (CB 1-24) describes the legislative history of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  I don't expect you to memorize this history.  Rather, it is meant to illustrate the process through which a bill becomes law.  Please pay special attention to the description of the federal legislative process at CB 24-38.   

Also, please sign up for this course on TWEN.  Subsequent assignments will be posted on the "Course Materials" page.

7006 - Advanced Legal Writing (Beazley)

Read chapters 1 & 3 in Beyond the Basics. In the Style book, read the Preface and Lessons 1 & 2, as well as the first 7-8 pages of the Appendix. You need not write out answers to any exercises you encounter, but you should review them in case we discuss them in class

7009 - Business and Tax Legal Rsch (Azyndar)

Please sign up for our TWEN page.  Once you have done so, read the syllabus, complete the questionnaire, and submit it to the Assignment Drop Box by 11am on Tuesday, January 8.

7009 - Advanced Legal Research: Ohio (Hall)

Welcome to the course! Please add "Ohio Legal Research" to your classes on TWEN. Also, click on "Legal Research Survey" and complete the brief set of questions by Wednesday evening (Jan. 9). We'll go over the rest of the course details on Thursday (Jan. 10).

7106 - Legal Negotiations and Settlements (Stulberg)

 1)  All students should read Ch. 15 of the Wiggins/Lowry text.

2)  Students with last names beginning M-Z will be on call.

3)  Course syllabus and other information has been posted to course TWEN site.  All students should sign onto course TWEN site (go to www.lawschool.westlaw.com), preferably before first class meets on Monday, January 14.

7109 - Intl Business Arbitration (Deason)

The assignment for the first class of International Business Arbitration on Wednesday, January 9, will explore the motivation to plan for arbitration in international arrangements. In class we will look at the challenges resulting from forum shopping; the limited solution of forum selection clauses, and problems enforcing court judgments. The reading for this class is pages 1-26 of the Supplemental Materials. For reference, consult the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements and the Brussels I Regulation (both at the end of the Supplemental Materials).

As a preview, the assignment for Monday, January 14, is an introduction to arbitration, with an examination of practical considerations in choosing arbitration or litigation. Read pages 1-14, 18 in the Moses book and pages 27-36 in the Supplemental Materials.

For those of you who will be out of town until the semester starts, there is now a handout with these materials available outside my office door – Room 306. I’m looking forward to meeting you next semester.

7124 - Intl Dispute Resolution (Cohen)

Please read pages 3-22 in the casebook (international law readings) and pages 3-15 in the course supplement (international relations readings).

 

 

7127 - Dispute System Design Workshop (Rogers)

 Please read Chapters 1 and 2 of the coursebook for the first day of class.  A syllabus is available on the course TWEN page.  The assignment for January 16 includes viewing the documentary film, "Endgame."  You can check out the DVD from Susan Edwards in Room 326 any time prior to the first class if you want to watch it early.  I'll also bring copies of the DVD to class on the first day.

7200 - Business Associations (Verdun)

Chapter 1 of the textbook and all referenced statutes and problems will be covered in the first week of class.

7212 - Banking Law (Anstaett)

For the first class please read in Bank Financial Service Activities: History of Banking pages 22-25, 30-40, 42-44; Business of Banking pages 132-142, 147-150, 169-173.

7213 - Drafting Business Contracts (Daley)

There is no assignment for our first class. 

Rick Daley

7218 - Small Business Finance (Garvin)

Welcome back! The first set of course materials is available in the boxes roughly opposite from the copy center. For the first class, please read Unit One. For the second class, please read Unit Two, Section I and think through answers to the questions at the end.

7221 - Corporate Finance (Rose)

pp. 1-16.

7224 - Mergers & Acquisitions (Oesterle)

Refer to TWEN for first day assignment

7306 - Sales (Garvin)

Welcome back! For the first class, read pages 1-26 and do problems 1-1(B)(1), 1-1(C)(1, 2, 3), 1-2(A, B), and 1-3. For the second class, read pages 29-31 and do problems 1-5 and 1-6. In addition, sign up for the course TWEN site. I will post a syllabus by the first week of classes. Finally, because this is a statutory course, (a) be sure to bring your statutory supplement with you as well as your textbook, and (b) be prepared to answer the problems with references to specific statutory language where appropriate

7309 - Secured Transactions (Johnson)

First Day Assignment – Read pp. xxiii to xxvii AND pp. 1-25 and DO ALL the problems.  Make sure to read the all of the code sections cited in chapter. 

7321 - Consumer Law (Johnson)

Please read Chapter 1 and do all problems in therein.   

7403 - White Collar Crime (Squires)

Class 1: Read pages 1-6; 89-106

7409 - Criminal Procedure: Adjudication (Michaels)

Happy New Year everyone.  Welcome back and welcome to Crim. Pro.:  For our first class:

·Sign up for the class on TWEN!

·Access the Syllabus from under "Syllabus" on the course TWEN site.

·For the first class on Thursday, do the reading for Topic A, Introduction and B.1, The Ethics of Defense

7509 - Spec Ed Advocacy (Colker)

Class No. 1:  Historical Background

 

Read textbook pp. 1-4

Read Appendix A: pp. 425-469

Read PARC v. Pennsylvania (pp. 587-598)

Read Mills v. Board of Education (pp. 599-615)

 

Written Assignment for First Class (3 to 5 pages):

·            The PARC and Mills cases influenced the development of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (found in Appendix A of your book).  How do you see that influence reflected in the statutory language? In what ways does the statutory language go beyond PARC and Mills?

How does the statute define what it means to be a child with a disability who receives special education and related services?

 How does the statute define the characteristics of the education to be received by a child with a disability?

·            Would you describe the statute as process-based or substantive-based?

7610 - Sexual Orientation & The Law (Colker)

A syllabus for this class will be available on TWEN. 

7700 - Human Rights (Quigley)

Alston & Goodman, International Human Rights (2013), pp. 3 to 17

7800 - Copyright Law (Rub)

Welcome back.

Please sign up to the TWEN website of this course.

If you are signed up to this course you should have received an email with me with several announcements. Please contact me if you didn’t receive that email. You can also find this email and these announcements on the TWEN website.

For our first meeting please read the syllabus (found on TWEN) and read and be prepared to discuss assignment I, which includes pages 3-7 from the casebook, the piece by Landes and Posner, posted on TWEN, and pages 13-15 from the casebook.

I’m looking forward to see you in class.

7809 - Patent Law (Rogers)

The first day assignment is from the Text, Patent Law and Policy: Cases and Materials (Fifth Edition), Merges and Duffy.

pages 13-14 (first 3 ¶'s of §B)

the diagram on p. 17

pages 24 (starting with "Abstract") through  31 (until "Means-Plus-Function Elements)

pages  32 (starting with "Drafting") through  38

pages 41-48 (until "D. Overview")

7816 - Investment Management Law (Rose)

pp. 1-11.

8000 - Trial Practice (King)

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

8000 - Trial Practice (Anderson/Herlihy)

No first day assignment

8100 - Employment Law (Hébert)

Jan. 9   Casebook xxv-xxviii; 3-17

Jan. 10  CB 17-29

Syllabus in front of duplicated materials.

8103 - Labor Law (Wilson)

Please read pages iii to xi and 1-30 in the Henderson Casebook.  See you bright and early on Wednesday morning.  Please contact me if you have any questions, concerns, comments, etc. about this course.  Thanks.  --charlie wilson

8106 - Employee Benefits (Hébert)

Jan. 9           Casebook 1-28; ERISA sec. 2

8109 - Employment Discrimination Law (Chamallas)

For the first class on January 9, please read the following pages in the Avery, et al, casebook: pp. 2-8, 88-90, and 90-104.

8189.01 - Criminal Defense Clinic (Merritt/Krivoshey)

Please register for the TWEN site ("Criminal Defense Clinic Winter/Spring 2013") and purchase the two course books from the Moritz Copy Center. One book contains rules that you will need in court; the other contains general course materials. You will find a copy of the syllabus on the TWEN site and at the front of the second course book. Please prepare the first assignment for the first day of class. If you are not able to obtain the course books before the first class, you will find the materials for that assignment in the "Course Materials" section of the TWEN site. We look forward to seeing you on January 10.

8189.05 - Legislation Clinic (Enns/Huefner)

For our first class on Thursday, January 10, 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, found at http://www.lsc.state.oh.us/guidebook/default.htm.

8189.06 - Multiparty Mediation Clinic (Stulberg/Archerd)

 1)  Course syllabus, program agenda for mandatory mediator training program, and other course information has been posted to course TWEN site.  All students should sign onto site (go to www.lawschool.westlaw.com) as soon as possible.

 

2.  Mandatory mediator skill-building performance training program takes place Friday, January 11 (4:00 - 7:30 pm) and Saturday, January 12 - Sunday, January 13 from 9-5 pm each day.  See detailed training agenda posted to TWEN site.  

8200 - Evidence (Simmons)

In the casebook, read the Study Guide and Chapters 1 & 3

8203 - Civil Procedure 2 (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

 

 

 

1          Notice Pleading:  Claim for Relief                     CB 562-563

                                                                                    FR 8(a), Form 11

                                                                                    SM 2, 3

 

1-3       Rule 12 Motions                                             CB 608 n.1-609 n.5, 611-612

                                                                                    FR 7(b), 10, 11, 12, Form 40

                                                                                    SM 4, 5

 

3          Beyond Notice Pleading:  Additional              CB 589 n.2, 565 n.3

Common Law & Rule 9 Requirements           FR 9(b)

                       

3          Notice Pleading Revisited                              SM 6

 

 

 

8206 - Conflict Of Laws (Caust-Ellenbogen)

 There is a TWEN for the course that will contain all information, including the syllabus.  Fro our first class, we will cover the first assignment on the syllabus.

I look forward to seeing all of you in class.

8209 - Federal Courts (Tokaji)

For our first class on January 9, 2013, please read the opinion in Marbury v. Madison in Appendix C of your casebook, Low, Jeffries & Bradley Federal Courts and the Law of Federal-State Relations (7th ed. 2011), and the opinion in Boumediene v. Bush, which appears at 986-1005 of the casebook. Try not to get too caught up in the technical complexities of the Guantanamo litigation. In class, we'll focus on the big-picture issues surrounding the relationship of the federal courts to the executive and legislative branches when it comes to the protection of constitutional rights.  Also, please sign up for this course on TWEN.

8212 - Pretrial Litigation (Ralph)

Welcome to Pretrial Litigation. I look forward to a great semester together. 

For our first class on Wednesday, January 9, you should read Chapters 1 and 2 in the Mauet book. Please be prepared to discuss your prior litigation experience (if any) and your goals for the course. 

Before the first class, you should register for this course on TWEN. Prior to the first class, the course syllabus will be posted on TWEN. Please check for the syllabus to be posted and review it before the first class.  

8309 - Environmental Law (Carlarne)

 Class 1: Please read text (R. Percival, C. Schroeder, A. Miller, J. Leape, Environmental Regulation: Law, Science, and Policy (6th ed., 2009) Aspen publishers) pp. 2-18.

8310 - Energy Law (Carlarne)

Class 1, Wed. Jan 9th: Please read: (1) Text pp. 1-7; (2) Hari M. Osofsky & Hannah J. Wiseman, "Dynamic Energy Federalism" , Introduction and Part I (pp. 2-28) (available on TWEN site)

8315 - Education Law (Wilson)

Assignment for Wed., Jan. 9, 2013:

Please read pages 1-26 in the Casebook, and please be prepared to discuss Problem 1.

Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions, concerns, comments, or suggestions about this course.  I will distribute a tentative Syllabus at our first class meeting on Wednesday.  Thanks.  --charlie wilson

8409 - Professional Responsibility (Greenbaum)

Required Material:

Lerman & Schrag, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law (3d ed. 2012-2013)

Model Rules of Professional Conduct - Martyn, Fox and Wendel, The Law Governing Lawyers (2011-2012 ed.)[recommended compilation]

Supplemental Materials [Moritz copy center]

First Week’s Class Assignments

:

Introduction to the course and institutions and legal rules that affect lawyers: CB 1-51 [background only]

Admission to Practice: CB 52-78 & MR 8.1

Professional Discipline: CB 79-134, MR 8.4

8609 - Commercial Leasing (Daley)

There is no assignment for the first class -- although you might want to take a look at the syllabus that I will circulate by email in advance of our first session.

Rick Daley

8700 - Federal Income Tax (Grauer)

 

FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION

PROFESSOR GRAUER

SPRING 2013

For our first class on Thursday, January 10, 2013, please read pages 1-16 (but not the shaded material on p. 15) (stopping before “The Tax Expenditure Budget”), and 20 – 43 in the casebook, Bankman, Shaviro and Stark, Federal Income Taxation (16th ed. 2012) (ISBN#: 978-1-4548-0996-8). Please pay particularly close attention to pages 20-43. [The Code book for this class is: Martin B. Dickinson (Editor), Federal Income Tax Code and Regulations: Selected Sections (CCH Publisher, 2012-2013 Edition) (ISBN #: 978-0-8080-2977-9).] Both books must be brought to each class.

When you get to p. 36, Chapter 1, Section H, 5, please skip the two paragraphs contained in that section. 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 distributing the full section as it appeared in an earlier edition of the casebook during our first class section and will be going over these distributed paragraphs in class. However, I will not get to those paragraphs in our first class session, which is the only class session during the first week of class, so don’t worry about not having read those few pages prior to the first class.

Pages 20-43 in the casebook (along with the above-noted 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. The above assignment will take us through the second week of classes. 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 ANY 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.

 

 

8706 - State and Local Tax (Hubbard)

The first day assignment for my State and Local Taxation class is for the students to read the Introductory Chapter of the  State and Local Taxation Cases and Materials textbook.

8709 - Wills Trusts & Estates (TBA)

Thurs. Jan. 10 - Power to Transmit Property at Death (pp. 16-38)
 

Mon. Jan. 14  - Transfer of the Decedent’s Estate (pp. 38-63, 69)

8815 - Law and Social Science (Poteet)

Law and Social Science

Required Textbook:  An Introduction to Social Science in Law, 1st edition, 2006.  Monahan and Walker.  Foundation Press.  ISBN #1-58778-987-6

Supplemental Readings available in the law school copy center

 

Assignment for the first class on Tuesday, January 15:

Topic:  Introduction to Uses of Social Science in Law

There are two reading assignments for the first day:           

1)  Read Article 1 (in the supplement from copy center):  Herzberger, “Social Science Contributions to the Law,” 25 Connecticut Law Review 1067 (1993).  Examine the similarities and differences between scientific methods and legal reasoning, and the various ways in which social science is used to contribute to the law.

2) Textbook:  Read the Appendix pp. 553-562 on the Daubert case and the Federal Rules of Evidence.  Review the evidentiary rules on expert scientific testimony.

 

8818 - Sports Law (Kirstein)

Sports Law Students - Winter/Spring 2013 - For class on January 15, please read pp. 1-21, 25-28 (re: Cubs), 30-32 and 33-37.  You may skip the "Questions" between cases.Thanks.  Greg Kirstein, Adjunct Professor.

 

8896.03 - Law & Genetics (Deason)

Please read the introductory material in the casebook:  pages 1-14.  In addition, find a magazine, newspaper, or blog article about a genetic technology.  Write one paragraph about the technology and a second paragraph speculating on the legal, policy, or ethical issues it might raise. 

Note that the Supplementary Materials are not yet available for purchase from the Copy Center.  They won't be needed until later in the semester.  There will, however, be a syllabus available in the handout boxes across from the Copy Center.

 

8896.04 - Sem: Food & Drug Law (Guttman)

Read Chapter 1, Historical Background, pages 1-27 in Food and Drug Law, Cases and Materials, 3rd Edition by Hutt, Merrill & Grossman.

8896.06 - Sem: Ethics & ADR (Fairman)

 There is no first day assignment.

8896.12 - Sem: Sexual Violence and the Law (Spindelman)

Happy New Year! Welcome to the seminar!

Please obtain a copy of the course pack for Units 1-6 from the Copy Center (located on the first floor of the law school). Also, please sign up on the TWEN site for the course. If you do not have a Westlaw account, please contact Ms. Susan Edwards (Edwards.633@osu.edu) and ask to be added to the TWEN site.

For our first meeting, please read both MacKinnon articles found in the Unit 1 materials.

See you soon!!
 

8896.14 - Sem: Tax Policy (Hoffer)

As I write this, we are in the thick of a fiscal cliffhanger! Come to class prepared to discuss the denouement in light of the following two selections:

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/04/how-we-pay-taxes-11-charts/255954/  

http://www.hamiltonproject.org/files/downloads_and_links/05_economic_facts_tax_reform.pdf#page=7

 

8896.18 - Sem: Disputed Elections (Foley)

Please sign up for this seminar on TWEN.  There you will find a copy of the Syllabus.  Please read the Syllabus and the first set of readings, which are identified in the Syllabus and posted on TWEN.

I look forward to seeing you on January 10 and to our discussions throughout the semester!

8896.19 - Sem: Evidence in Trial Practice (Sargus Jr.)

No first day assignment.

8896.27 - Sem: Middle East Conflict (Quigley)

Duplicated materials:Middle East Conflict, pp. 1 to 42

8896.34 - Sem: Doing Business in China (Chow)

Dear Class,

      For our first class, read pp. 1-45 in Chow and Han and be prepared to discuss problems 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 1-5.

Best,

Prof Chow

8896.36 - Sem: Public Utilities (Porter)

No first day assignment

8896.40 - Sem: Hot Money (Oesterle)

Refer to TWEN for first day assignment

8896.41 - Sem: Civil Rights (Davies)

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!  Please sign up for the class on TWEN.  The syllabus and course description can be found there.  The first day reading assignments will be included on the syllabus that is posted on that site under "Course Materials."   Prof. Davies

8964 - Lawyers as Leaders (Jenkins)

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