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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 2014 Semester Courses and Assignments

6050 - US Legal System and Legal Traditions (Caust-Ellenbogen)

Read pages 117-36 for general background on legal education in the United States.  We will not be covering this in class; it is for your own edification.

Read pages 92-116 for class.

A syllabus will be posted on TWEN by the first day of class.

6101 - LLM Legal Writing (Lee)

Welcome to LLM Legal Writing! Please register for your LLM Legal Writing course section on TWEN. The password for the Friday morning section is audience2014. The password for the Friday afternoon section is clarity2014. The complete first-day assignment will be posted by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 22 under Course Materials on TWEN. Please check the TWEN course site at or after that time for the "First-Day Assignment." Thank you, and I look forward to working with all of you!

6103 - Law 1 (Kelly)

Enroll in the TWEN course (LAWI- Kelly) and print out the syllabus.

Read Ch 1, 2, 3 in Legal Writing for Legal Readers; be prepared to discuss: context, PTP, legal rule, and legally significant facts from "Now You Try It." 

6103 - Law 1 (Ralph)

 

Welcome to LAW I! For the first class, please complete the following (this information is also posted outside my door):

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

1.1.Sign in to www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool with the ID you receive at orientation.

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

1.3.Find the course for this class in the “Course Search” tab: depending on your schedule, choose either “Legal Analysis & Writing I (Ralph; Tuesdays Fall 2014)” or “Legal Analysis & Writing I (Ralph; Thursdays Fall 2014)”

1.4.Select “Enroll.” The access code for both Tuesday and Thursday is: amicuscuriae

2. Read the course syllabus and note the assignments for the first few weeks of class. The syllabus is posted on the course website under “Syllabus” and copies are also available in envelopes outside my door, 333 Drinko. Note: If you pick up the syllabus, make sure to get the syllabus for the correct class day!

3. Read Chapters 1-3 in Christine Coughlin, et al., A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis (2d ed. 2013) (ISBN 9781611633979).

4. Read Chapters 1-2 in Amy E. Sloan, Researching the Law: Finding What You Need When You Need It (2014) (ISBN 9781454842514). Note: Several copies of the Sloan book are available on reserve in the Moritz Law Library; ask at the reference desk or main desk for help finding the book/the reserve section.

5. Prepare the “Law and Literature” Assignment. It is posted on the course website under “Course Materials” / “First Day Assignments,” and copies are also available outside my door, 333 Drinko. You should read all the materials and be ready to discuss all the questions in the assignment.

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

 

6103 - Law 1 (Ralph)

Welcome to LAW I! For the first class, please complete the following (this information is also posted outside my door):

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

1.1.Sign in to www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool with the ID you receive at orientation.

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

1.3.Find the course for this class in the “Course Search” tab: depending on your schedule, choose either “Legal Analysis & Writing I (Ralph; Tuesdays Fall 2014)” or “Legal Analysis & Writing I (Ralph; Thursdays Fall 2014)”

1.4.Select “Enroll.” The access code for both Tuesday and Thursday is: amicuscuriae

2. Read the course syllabus and note the assignments for the first few weeks of class. The syllabus is posted on the course website under “Syllabus” and copies are also available in envelopes outside my door, 333 Drinko. Note: If you pick up the syllabus, make sure to get the syllabus for the correct class day!

3. Read Chapters 1-3 in Christine Coughlin, et al., A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis (2d ed. 2013) (ISBN 9781611633979).

4. Read Chapters 1-2 in Amy E. Sloan, Researching the Law: Finding What You Need When You Need It (2014) (ISBN 9781454842514). Note: Several copies of the Sloan book are available on reserve in the Moritz Law Library; ask at the reference desk or main desk for help finding the book/the reserve section.

5. Prepare the “Law and Literature” Assignment. It is posted on the course website under “Course Materials” / “First Day Assignments,” and copies are also available outside my door, 333 Drinko. You should read all the materials and be ready to discuss all the questions in the assignment.

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

6103 - Law 1 (Mattson)

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

1. Sign up for the course website on TWEN (available through Westlaw). 

2. Read the Lennon & McCartney article on TWEN. The article is also available here

3. Read Chapters 1 and 2 (except section I(B) of Chapter 2) from A Lawyer Writes.

4. Read pages 3–9 of Acing Your First Year of Law School on TWEN. The article is also available here.

5. Read Chapter 1 of The Pre-Writing Handbook for Law Students.

6103 - Law 1 (Enns)

Welcome to LAW I, Enns version! I look forward to meeting each of you.

For the first day, Friday, August 29, please do the following:

1. Read Chapter Before the First, Chapter 1, and Chapter 2 of the Beazley/Smith text.

2. Sign onto the TWEN (The West Education Network) site and complete the Self-Reflection and Memoranda Evaluation assignments under the First Day Materials tab in the list on the left of the page. Bring both assignments to class. You will turn in the Self-Reflection and it can be handwritten or filled in via computer.

Let me know if you have questions about any of this: enns.1@osu.edu.

6103 - Law 1 (Berman)

In preparation for our first class on Thursday, August 28, you should:

  • Pick up a copy of the course description and the (tentative) schedule/syllabus (from outside my office, Room 313).
  • Make sure you have a copy of Linda H. Edwards, Legal Writing: Process, Analysis, and Organization (5th or 6th 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 (Sherowski)

Welcome to LAW I! Here's what you need to do to get ready for the first day of class on August 28:

1. Read chapter 2 in A Lawyer Writes

2. Sign up for the course on TWEN 

3. Listen to the Prologue of Episode 473: "Loopholes" on This American Life (a link is available on the TWEN page under "Web Links"). The prologue is about 10 minutes long.

4.  Download and print a copy of the syllabus from the TWEN page. Bring the copy to class.

That's it -- see you on the 28th!

6103 - Law 1 ()

For the first day of class, please read the introduction and chapters one and two of Legal Writing for Legal Readers. Also, please review our class syllabus, which is posted on TWEN.  You will need to register your Westlaw password to access our TWEN page. 

6103 - Law 1 (Cooper)

Welcome to the course! Please read Chapters 1 and 2 as well as the Chapter Before the First of the Beazley and Smith book.

6109 - Torts (Cole)

Please read pages 1-10 and 37-41 before our first class. 

6109 - Torts (Chamallas)

For the first day of class, please read pp. 1-17 in the Franklin, Rabin, & Green casebook.

6109 - Torts (Carlarne)

 For the first day of class, please read pp. 1-16 of your text (Prosser et al.)

6115 - Civil Procedure 1 (Wilson)

For our first class, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, please read the Preface (pp. xxv-xxvii) and pp. 1-12 in the Casebook (Yeazell, 8th ed.).  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, 1333, and 1337; and U.S. Constitution Art. III in your 2014 Rules Supplement.  Please do not be late for our 8:50 a.m. class.  Be ready to start before 8:50.

6115 - Civil Procedure 1 (Deason)

Please pick up a syllabus for the course and a handout with the reading assignment for the first day of class -- "The Civil Procedure Course in Broader Perspective" -- from the boxes outside my office (Room 323).

6115 - Civil Procedure 1 (Caust-Ellenbogen)

Class,

The TWEN for this course is now up.  Please sign on.  This is how I will be communicating with you.  On it, you will find the syllabus for the course, as well as additional course materials.

For our first class, read pages 1-25 of the Casebook.  This is background material for you; we will not be covering it in class, as such.  In addition, read Fuentes v. Shevin, available in the course materials on TWEN.  We will be spending the first few classes using Fuentes as our introduction to Civil Procedure, the court system, and how to read and understand cases.  Be warned--we will not be solely addressing the "holding" of the case.  Rather, we will be exploring a number of strategic and legal issues relating to civil litigation.  A further warning--this will be new and frustrating to many of you.  By the middle of the semester, this will be second nature to you.  Now, it will be agonizing and confusing.  Welcome to law school!

I look forward to getting to know all of you, and to learning Civil Procedure together.

See you in class.

6115 - Civil Procedure 1 (Greenbaum)

Civil Procedure I - A. Greenbaum - First Week Assignments

Class1: Introduction to Civil Procedure

Casebook 1-24

Supplementary Materials Item 1

 

Classes 1-4: Traditional Bases of Territorial Jurisdiction

Casebook 71-81

Supplementary Materials Items 2-5

Additional Information

The casebook is the Friedenthal, Miller, et al book listed on the book list.

The Supplementary Materials will be posted on the Westlaw TWEN site for the course. You will receive your password to register for the TWEN site at orientation.

6127 - Criminal Law (Dressler)

1.  Please read pp. 1-9 of the casebook (Dressler & Garvey, CASES AND MATERIALS IN CRIMINAL LAW).

2.  Before the first class, be sure to register for the class (Criminal Law---Dressler) on The West Educational Network (TWEN).  This is done online at <lawschool.westlaw.com>.  At orientation you will receive a Westlaw password.  You will need that password to register on TWEN.  Do so before the first class, and then please read the messages on there.  You will also find two documents: (1) a full-semester syllabus ("Class Assignment Sheet") and (2) a document providing important information about the class ("Class Information Sheet").  Thanks.

6127 - Criminal Law (Herman)

First-Day Assignment:

(A) Please read the problem case (PM, 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 (PM, second item), DO NOT SIGN IT, bring it to class, and turn it in to me.

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

(D) Look at the chart of the criminal law system (PM, third item) and read the related Note on the Stages of the Criminal Process (PM, fourth item).

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

6127 - Criminal Law (Federle)

 Welcome to Criminal Law! For class on Monday, August 25, please read Dressler & Garvey, pp. 29-48 and be prepared to discuss. For Tueday, August 26, please read pp.49-71 and be prepared to discuss. For Wednesday, August 27, please read pp. 92-105, and be prepared to discuss.

6127 - Criminal Law (Berman)

In preparation for our first class on Monday, August 25, you should:

1. Obtain a copy of Kaplan, Weisberg and Binder, Criminal Law (7th ed. 2012)

2. Obtain a copy of the course description and the course syllabus (part 1), which are available in boxes outside my office (Room 313) and on the course website.

3. Read the casebook's Introduction quickly and pages 21-27, 31-34, and 573-79 closely. Because the next set of readings provide theoretical background, can be read quickly, and should enhance your appreciation of our initial discussions, I encourage you also to SKIM pages 34‑77 in the text as soon as possible.

6127 - Criminal Law (Simmons)

 For the first class, please read pages 1-13 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); #7 (Marrero); #8 (Billingslea); #9 (Ruschioni); #10 (Wood); #15 (Weaver); #16 (Green); #20 (Leidholm); 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 regarding how much punishment (if any) is appropriate.  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 TWEN site; hard copies of the syllabus are also available in the boxes across the hall from the copy center.

 

7003 - Appellate Advocacy (Beazley)

Read chapters 1-4 in A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy (4th Edition)

7106 - Legal Negotiations and Settlements (Stulberg)

1)  COURSE TWEN SITE.

All students must register on course TWEN site (http://www.lawschool.westlaw.com).   The College plans to send you your password for TWEN-access sometime during the week of August 18-25; you can gain access to the TWEN Legal Negotiation course site anytime beginning August 18.  Please sign in by first day of class scheduled for Monday, August 25.

2)  CLASSROOM LOCATION:  First class session: all students should report to Room 244 for our first class session.

3) READING ASSIGNMENT FOR CLASS ON MONDAY, AUGUST 25:   Essays in Chapter 15 of Wiggins/Lowry reader (Negotiation and Settlement Advocacy: A Book of Readings), with special attention to excerpts appearing on Pages 565-576. 

On-call: those students whose last names fall in the (M-Z) range of the alphabet.

7109 - Intl Business Arbitration (Deason)

The topic for the first day is a look at the features of transnational litigation that motivate contracting parties to use international arbitration.  The assignment is to read pages 1-26 in the Supplemental course materials, which are available for purchase starting at 1:30 Thursday, Aug 21, at the Registrar’s window.  For reference, please see also the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements and the Brussels I Regulation at pages 409 & 419 in the Supplement. 

 

Please pick up a syllabus from the box outside my office, room 323.  For those of you who are unable to get to campus before Monday, I’ve set up a TWEN site for the class and will also post the first day’s reading there. 

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

Please read pp. 1-10 and 506-12 in preparation for this class.

7200 - Business Associations (Rose)

 Please read pages 1-25.

7200 - Business Associations (Oesterle)

Please see the TWEN website on 8/22/2014 for more information regarding the 1st day assignment.

7209 - Accounting & Finance for Lawyers (Samansky)

A syllabus and introductory memorandum are available on the course website in TWEN. For the first week, please read chapter 1 (excluding section F) and chapter 2 until page 41. Hand in problem 2A at beginning of class on Wednesday, August 27.

7210 - Business Bankruptcy (Hoffman Jr.)

For the first class on Wednesday, August 27, please read the following: (1) Elizabeth Warren, Jay Lawrence Westbrook, Katherine Porter, John A.E. Pottow, The Law of Debtors and Creditors: Text, Cases, and Problems (Wolters Kluwer, 7th edition 2014), pp. 4–15 (beginning with the "A. The Structure of Debtor-Creditor Law,") 345–355 ("Liquidating Businesses in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy")(up to but not including Problem Set 15), 359–368 ("Reorganizing Businesses") (up to "C. The Scope of the DIP's Control"); and (2) Bankruptcy Code §§ 103, 109(a), (b) and (d), 301 and 303(a) (located in Bankruptcy Code, Rules and Official Forms (West 2014 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, that was emailed to all enrolled students as of 8/21.

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

7214 - Contracts II (Garvin)

Welcome back! For the first class, please prepare pages 359-365 and 371-374 of the Farnsworth et al. casebook. We will finish discussing that material on Tuesday. For the next unit, which we will likely begin on Tuesday, please prepare pages 433-439 and skim pages 405-430 and 446-448 of the Farnsworth et al. casebook. In addition, prepare pages 9-17, 26-27, and 39 of the Kuney drafting book and skim pages 5-9, 17-18, 29-30, and chapter three.

7230 - Intl Business Transactions (Chow)

For our first class, please read pp. 1-12 and be prepared to discuss Problems 1-1, 1-2, 1-3 and 1-4.

7300 - Commercial Paper (Verdun)

Read Chapter 1 and designated statutes.

7309 - Secured Transactions (Johnson)

 

First Day Assignment – Read pp. xxiii to xxx AND pp. 1-25 and do ALL the problems (in the James Brook text). Make sure to read all of the code sections cited in Chapter 1 (in either Selected Commercial Statutes (West 2014 ed.)**OR** Commercial and Debtor-Creditor Law Selected Statutes (Found. Press 2014 ed.)). Revised Article 1 has been adopted in Ohio.

7310 - Transactional Practice (Starker)

Before the first day, read Chapters 1 & 2 in Working with Contracts and join the TWEN page. Also, please review the syllabus, which will be posted by the first day of classes.

7310 - Transactional Practice (Starker)

Before the first day, read Chapters 1 & 2 in Working with Contracts and join the TWEN page. Also, please review the syllabus, which will be posted before the first day of classes.

7312 - Debtor & Creditor (Whaley)

For the first day’s assignment in Whaley’s Debtor-Creditor course read pages 1 – 12 and be prepared to discuss Problem 1-1 on page 10. Subsequent classes will proceed through the book sequentially.

7401 - Forensic Mental Health Law (TBA/TBA)

Review the links below and be prepared to discuss for the first class.

http://dsm.psychiatryonline.org/content.aspx?bookid=556&sectionid=41101797

http://dsm.psychiatryonline.org/content.aspx?bookid=556&sectionid=41101758

http://dsm.psychiatryonline.org/content.aspx?bookid=556&sectionid=41101759

http://dsm.psychiatryonline.org/content.aspx?bookid=556&sectionid=41101760

http://dsm.psychiatryonline.org/content.aspx?bookid=556&sectionid=41101783

http://dsm.psychiatryonline.org/content.aspx?bookid=556&sectionid=41101784

7406 - Criminal Procedure: Investigation (Dressler)

First day assignment:

1. The treatise, UNDERSTANDING CRIMINAL PROCEDURE is NOT required, but is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Students love the subject matter of this class, but it is a very difficult subject. The treatise will help a lot.

2. Please look at pp. 1-8 from the casebook for the first class. And, keep looking back at these pages throughout the semester, as needed.

3. The Supplement to the casebook will be published in August, likely before classes begin. Please be on the lookout for it. It is required, along with the casebook, and we will be using it fairly early in the semester..

4. BEFORE the first class, please register for the class on TWEN (The West Educational Network). This is a REQUIRED part of class and use of it is important and part of the grading process. When you get on, you will find a number of messages and two documents: (1) a full-semester syllabus ("Class Assignment Sheet"); and (2) a document providing important information about this class ("Class Information Sheet").

7500 - Disability Discrimination (Colker)

 Read pages 1-18 of Colker & Grossman, The Law of Disability Discrimination (Lexis Nexis 2013) (8th Edition).

Students should register for TWEN.  The syllabus is available on TWEN.

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

The First Amendment, Stone, et al., (4th Edition).

August 25: pp. 3-18

August 26: pp. 19-37

August 27: pp. 38-51

7706 - Law of War (Quigley)

Christine Gray, International Law and the Use of Force (3d ed. 2008), pp. 1-29

7712 - International Law (Quigley)

First day reading is in Janis and Noyes International Law: Cases and Commentary 4th Edition, 2011, pages 1 to 3 and 28 to 43.  Please note that this is not the most recent edition of this casebook.

7803 - Trademark (Wilson)

 Pages 3-17 in the text (topics: Introduction, Purposes of Trademark Law)

7807 - National Security Law (Rudesill)

Read the Constitution's text carefully, especially Articles I and II.  Also try to spend a few minutes each day for a few days before our first meeting reading the papers/internet about current developments in national security and international affairs.

7812 - Patent Prosecution (Mescher)

No assignment for first day.

7815 - Intro to Intellectual Property ()

For our first class, please read and be prepared to discuss the following:

· William Fisher, Theories of Intellectual Property, pp 1-13. Available at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/people/tfisher/iptheory.pdf;

· INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW: CASES & MATERIALS (Ver. 3.2, 2014), Introduction, pp 1-5;

· Jay Caspian Kang, Wikipedia Defends the Monkey Selfie, The New Yorker (Aug. 8, 2014). Available at http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/monkey-see-monkey-click.

8008 - Appellate Advocacy IV (Sutton/Smith)

No first-day assignment.

8100 - Employment Law (Hébert)

 

Syllabus and Casebook Update available on TWEN

Aug. 25 Casebook xxv-xxxviii; 3-17

Aug. 26 CB 17-43; Update 1-3

Aug. 27 CB 43-58; Update 3-5

Aug. 28 CB 61-74; Update 5

8103 - Labor Law (Hébert)

Syllabus and supplementary materials available on TWEN

August 25      Casebook xxxi-xxxv; Supp. 1; CB 1-10, 35-47; Supp. 2-3

August 26      CB 48-57, 63-76; Supp. 3-4

August 27      CB 77-94; Supp. 3-4

8189.02 - Civil Law Clinic (Akbar/Cooke)

David A. Binder et al., Ch. 1 “Client-Centered Lawyering,” Lawyers as Counselors: A Client-Centered Approach 2-12 (2012).

8189.04 - Justice for Children Clinic (Jordan)

Welcome to the Clinic!  Before class on Monday, please read:

Part 1 of the National Juvenile Defense Standards, found at http://www.njdc.info/pdf/NationalJuvenileDefenseStandards2013.pdf

“The Challenges of Defending Juveniles in Delinquency Court,” Tamar
Birckhead, found on TWEN site – password kidsrep.

8189.05 - Legislation Clinic (Enns/Huefner)

Welcome to the Legislation Clinic! We look forward to a great semester. For the first class on Monday, please read Tab 1 of the Binder (available in the Registrar's office) and additionally read Chapters 1 and 2 in the Guidebook for Ohio Legislators, found at http://www.lsc.state.oh.us/guidebook/default.htm

See you on Monday.

8189.06 - Multiparty Mediation Clinic (Stulberg/Archerd)

1.  Reach Chapter 1 (1-26) from Mediation Theory and Practice (3d ed).

2.  Sign onto course TWEN site.

8189.08 - Entrepreneurial Business Clinic (Thomason)

INTRO day: Monday, January 12th be prepared to discuss these sections of the opinion in Schoreder v. Pinterest, Inc., 2014 WL 3381985 (N.Y. Supreme, July 8, 2014) –> the “Facts,” and section I (at least 1st five parags.), and sections IV and V, specifically considering: (a) what were the expectations of Messrs. Schroeder, Bocra, Stroy, and Cohen, and of entities of Rendezvous LLC and Skoop Media Associates, Inc., at each phase of their relationships?, (b) which obligations needed to be documented and which were circumstances that are part of day-to-day business growth?, and (c) the instances where legal counsel may have had a positive impact on the described circumstances and outcomes? 

Additionally, on Monday, but as much for Thursday Jan. 15th, be prepared to discuss these sections of the ruling in Derman Data Sys, LLC v. Schessel, 2014 WL 6751195 (M.D. Fl. 12/1/2014), titled: The Creation of DDS, The 2003 Operating Agreement, The Subscription Agreement, The 2011 Purported Amendment to the 2003 Operating Agreement, III.F. Declaratory Relief Regarding 2011 Amendment, V.B.2.a. Schessel's Membership in DDS and V.B.4. Breach of Paragraph 4.5 of the Operating Agreement.  Focus on the formation, ownership and governance of the LLC, and how managerial authority over an LLC is dictated by the terms of its operating agreement.

 

8200 - Evidence (Simmons)

Please read the Foreword, Study Guide, and Chapters 1 & 3 of the Merritt/Simmons casebook.  Also, please register on the class TWEN site ("Evidence Fall 2014--Simmons").  It is important for you to register on TWEN before the first day of class because I will be using TWEN to post power points and to send emails to the class.

8203 - Civil Procedure 2 (Fairman)

For Tuesday, August 26, 2014, please read the Preface and pages 279-87 in the casebook, Stephen Yeazell, Civil Procedure (8th ed. 2012).

8212 - Pretrial Litigation (Lazear)

No first day assignment.

8303 - Immigration Law (Bloomfield)

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.

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 our first day, please read pp. 1-40 of Mashaw, Merill, Shane, Magill, Cuellar and Parillo, Administrative Law:  The American Public Law System (7th ed. 2014).  (Please be certain you have the brand new edition of this volume!)

Before the start of class, I will have a set of course requirements and a schedule of readings for the entire semester posted on TWEN.  Please be advised this is a "no laptop" -- or, more precisely, a "no laptop, tablet, smart phone, or other electronic device" -- class.

8309 - Environmental Law (Carlarne)

 For the first day of class, please read pp. 1-24 of your text. Also, please be sure that you have the correct edition of the text - 7th edition.

8403 - Ethical Issues (Laughlin Jr.)

Welcome to the 2014 Ethical Issues of the Helping Professions class.

One of the exciting things about this class is that it enrolls students and faculty from a variety of professions and from colleges and schools both within and without The Ohio State University. For example, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and The Pontifical College Josephinum in Worthington.

In order to accommodate all of these Institutions, this course operates on a modified schedule.

Classes will not start until Tuesday, September 30. We will then meet for the next ten Tuesdays with the exception of November 11 which is Veterans Day.

Classes will run from 7 PM until 9:30 PM

As the schedule indicates, we will be meeting at Atwell Hall. Atwell is the home of the School of Allied Medicine, and is located in the OSU Medical Center.

Most of the reading material will be on line. Instruction on how to access those readings will be given at the first class. There is no assignment for the first class.

I look forward to seeing all of you in September.

Prof. Stan Laughlin

8406 - Professional Responsibility (TBA)

Reading Assignment - First Class

Week 1 –Class 1 – August 26    

Professionalism

Lerman & Schrag 3d Edition (L&S) 1-8

Regulation of Lawyers

Institutions that regulate lawyers L&S 22-37

Admissions L&S 42-56 (Problem 1-1“Weed”)

Model Rule 8.1 and Comment 1

8406 - Professional Responsibility (TBA)

Reading Assignment - First Class

Week 1 –Class 1 – August 26    

Professionalism

Lerman & Schrag 3d Edition (L&S) 1-8

Regulation of Lawyers

Institutions that regulate lawyers L&S 22-37

Admissions L&S 42-56 (Problem 1-1“Weed”)

Model Rule 8.1 and Comment 1

8603 - Real Estate Development (Daley)

There is no assignment for the first class.

8700 - Federal Income Tax (Samansky)

A syllabus and introductory memorandum are available on the course TWEN site.

For the first class on Monday, August 25, please read pages 1-23 in the Schmalbeck and Zelenak book. There is a lot of detail but concentrate on the main themes. For the second class on Tuesday, please read pages 24-37, 38-41 (skim), 356-60, and 743-45.

8706 - State and Local Tax (TBA)

Th., Aug. 28 – Significance and Challenges of State and Local Taxation. (Find one recent news story on state and local taxation. Be prepared to discuss.)

I.MULTISTATE TAXATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY- JURISDICTION TO TAX – SALES/USE TAXES

F Aug. 29 – Read Introduction to Use Taxes in Pomp pp. 9-1 through 9-4. Commerce ClauseComplete Auto Transit. Read Pomp pp. 1-1 through 1-26.

8709 - Wills Trusts & Estates (Segelken)

Read pages 1-26 in the text.

8809 - Health Law (Parasidis)

 For our first class there are three handouts: (1) Atul Gawande, The Cost Conundrum (The New Yorker, June 1, 2009); (2) a 2014 report from the Commonwealth Fund, titled, Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: How the Performance of the US Health Care System Compares Internationally; and (3) a summary of the Affordable Care Act, prepared by the Kaiser Foundation. Please read the Gawande article and the Commonwealth Fund report, and skim the ACA summary. All three documents were emailed to the class on August 19, 2014. If you did not receive a copy, please email Professor Parasidis at parasidis.1@osu.edu. If you prefer a hard copy of the documents, please see Susan Edwards or Allyson Hennelly in Room 326. 

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

Assignment for First Day

Purchase mimeographed materials from the law registrar office.  Read the Introduction beginning on page one and look over the list of topics and prepare to make at least a tentative choice for the topic of your paper and the discussion of that topic you will present to the class.

On the first day, we will discuss the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address, which are found on pages 93-101.

The bulk of the materials are suggested articles for you to consult as an aid in preparing your topics. Different persons will find different articles helpful.  We will refer to some of these materials in class.

For the second class, I will begin with the history of the common law and equity as part of the Colonial Background, with material I have written that begins on page 247.

8896.11 - Sem: Disaster Law (Wilson)

Please read pages 1-3 in the Nutshell.  In addition, please think about your answers to the questions for the first day of class on the Proposed Syllabus.  (The Proposed Syllabus is posted on TWEN.)  Please look over the Proposed Syllabus very carefully and consider what changes, additions, deletions, etc. should be made to the Proposed Syllabus.  On the first day of class, we will engage in an exercise that will enable the class to decide what, if any, changes it wants to make to the Proposed Syllabus.  See you on Aug. 26.  If you have any general questions, please feel free to post them on TWEN.  Finally, our classroom has been changed to Room 245.

8896.18 - Sem: Disputed Elections (Foley)

 Please sign up for this seminar on TWEN.   Please read the Syllabus, which I have posted there.  The reading for the first session will be the Intro and Chapter One of the BALLOT BATTLES manuscript, as described in the Syllabus.  I will post the current drafts of each by the end of the day on Friday (Aug. 22).  

I am really looking forward to this semester and our discussions!

8953 - Capstone: The China Connection (Miller)

First class assignment is to read the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 15USC sec 78dd et seq.