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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 2015 Semester Courses and Assignments

6106 - Law 2 (Starker)

Welcome to LAW 2!! Before the first class, please sign up for the course on TWEN, which should be live no later than January 1st. Also, read the introduction to Point Made, pages xxiii to xxvi.

6106 - Law 2 (Starker)

Welcome to LAW 2!! Before the first class, please sign up for the course on TWEN, which should be live no later than January 1st. Also, read the introduction to Point Made, pages xxiii to xxvi.

6106 - Law 2 (Ralph)

Welcome to LAW II!

For our first class, please do the following:

  • Sign up for the course website on TWEN before the first day of class. The access code is: amicuscuriae
  • Review the syllabus, which is available outside my door and on the course website.
  • Read Prologue, Chs. 1 & 2 in Ruth Anne Robbins et al., Your Client’s Story: Persuasive Legal Writing (2013) (ISBN 9781454805489).
  • Complete Literature of Persuasion Assignment, which is available outside my door and on the course website. Note that I do not permit the use of laptops in LAW II except in special circumstances; you should be able to access your notes on the Literature of Persuasion Assignment in non-electronic form for class.

Go Bucks! See you on the 15th!


6106 - Law 2 (Kelly)

  • Enroll in TWEN course (LAWII- Kelly), download and read course syllabus.
  • Read Ch 19, Part I in A Lawyer Writes.
  • Complete Butler v. Hill assignment: electronic copy on TWEN in Butler v Hill folder, hard copy available outside my office.

6106 - Law 2 (Lee)

Welcome to LAW 2! As you already know, the TWEN site for this course will go "live" on December 22, 2014. Please register for the TWEN course site at any time between December 22 and New Year's Day. The password for the site will be "story". On New Year's Day, a questionnaire in Word format will be posted on the TWEN course site under Course Materials. Please open the questionnaire, fill it out pursuant to the instructions on it, and submit the completed questionnaire via the TWEN Assignment Drop Box by 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Thank you very much, and I look forward to our first day of class on January 16!

6106 - Law 2 (Stulberg)

 For first class session, we will be discussing concepts and materials that build on discussion of "The Law" - Chapter 2 - in Beazley/Smith; reviewing those materials would be helpful. 

More important, enjoy your semester break.


Message added on January 2:   

I have created a TWEN-site for this course.  You can register anytime beginning January 2.  I have posted a memorandum, dated January 2, 2015, under "course materials" regarding our first class meeting.  

6106 - Law 2 (Beazley)

In Beazley & Smith, please (re)read chapter 1 and read chapter 22.

6112 - Property (Chow)

For our first class, we will cover pages Pierson v Post and pp. 18-26. Could you make sure that you look up the latin terms in the case.

6112 - Property (Johnson)

Welcome to Property!  The reading assignment for our first meeting is: pages xxxi [the Preface to the First Edition], 1 - 3 [just the maxims at the top of the page], 10 - 30.  You will find the reading assignments for the first 2 weeks, and the syllabus, on the TWEN page for this class.  Enjoy the holidays and I look forward to meeting you on January 13th.

6112 - Property (Parasidis)

 The assignments for the first week are as follows (all from the 6th edition of the Singer et al. book):

Jan 13: skim pages xxxi-xlvi; read pages 3-20

Jan 14: read pages 21-38 (skip Problems on pages 29-30)

Jan 15: read pages 40-61 (be prepared to discuss all problems)



6118 - Constitutional Law (Colker)

 Skim pages 1-71 and Appendices 1 and 2.  Check Syllabus on TWEN for future assignments.

6118 - Constitutional Law (Shane)

 For our first day, read the U.S. Constitution (pp. xli-lvi) and pp. 1-25 of the text, and use these materials to respond to the First Day Questions posted on TWEN.

You will also be able to find the syllabus for the entire semester on TWEN.  Please note that ours is a "no laptop" class.

6118 - Constitutional Law (Spindelman)

Happy New Year, and Welcome to Constitutional Law!  A couple items before we meet.

1. Please obtain a copy of Choper, et al., Constitutional Law: Cases—Comments—Questions (11th ed. 2011), and the 2014 Supplement. These will be our main texts for the course.

2. Please pick up a pocket U.S. Constitution from Ms. Allyson Hennelly in Room 326 of Drinko Hall. While you can find the text of the U.S. Constitution in the casebook, this version may be easier as a handy reference, including for the first day’s assignment (below).

3. Please sign up on the TWEN site for the course.

4. The first day assignment: Please read the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and then answer the questions on the first handout, found on TWEN (it’s called “Handout No. 1: Questions on the U.S. Constitution”).

Look forward to seeing you soon!


6121 - Contracts 1 (Garvin)

Welcome back! For our first class, please prepare pages 1-4 and 8-9 of your casebook (Farnsworth et al., 8th ed. 2013) and the corresponding pages of the photocopied materials. For our second class, please prepare pages 9-15 of the casebook and the corresponding pages of the photocopied materials. Be sure to read any sections of the Restatement (Second) of Contracts or the Uniform Commercial Code mentioned in the pages assigned. These may be found in the Selections for Contracts book. In addition, think through answers to the questions and problems in the assigned material.

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.  We will not use laptop computers in class this semester, so please be prepared to discuss the materials without them.

6121 - Contracts 1 (Rub)

Welcome back eager learners.


I hope you had a wonderful break and you are excited to tackle your second semester in law school.

In preparation for our first meeting please sign up to the course’s TWEN website.

On that site you will find the course’s syllabus and assignments list. Please read them.

For our first meeting please read & watch the first assignment.

Later in the week we will cover assignment #2 and so you can go ahead and read it too.


Enjoy the rest of your break.

I’m looking forward to see you at Drinko Hall on 1/12.


6124 - Legislation (Walker)

For the first class please read pages 1-26 of the casebook. The second class will then cover pages 27-44. Please also register for the course on TWEN, where you can download the syllabus.

6124 - Legislation (Rudesill)

For the first day of class, read the U.S. Constitution, and especially Articles I and II. Also, spend 30 minutes of self-directed research on the website of the U.S. Congress. Identify the U.S. Senators and Member of Congress who represent the area you call home.

6124 - Legislation (Tokaji)

For Tuesday, please read the story of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("CRA") and the summary of the federal legislative process in your casebook ("CB"), Eskridge et al., Cases and Materials on Legislation and Regulation (5th ed. 2014), at 1-34.  You should also register for this course on TWEN, where subsequent assignments will be posted.
Here is the text of a key provision of Title VII of the CRA: 

(a) It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer –

(1) to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual's race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; or

(2) to limit, segregate, or classify his employees or applicants for employment in any way which would deprive or tend to deprive any individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect his status as an employee, because of such individual's race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Would it violate this provision if:
1. An employer fires one of its employees because she becomes pregnant? 
2.  An employer assigns an employee to a less physically demanding job, against her wishes, because she becomes pregnant?
3.  An employer provides disability benefits for employees who are temporarily unable to work due to any medical condition (whether or not it arises from employment) except pregnancy?

7006 - Advanced Legal Writing (Beazley)

Sorry for my delay in posting this! I was hit by the flu last week. In Beyond the Basics, please read chapters 1 & 3. In the Style book, please read Lessons 1 & 2 and the first 7-8 pages of Appendix I. In class on Tuesday, we will revel in our victory or sob over the defeat, and then move on to the exciting business of Advanced Legal Writing!

7009 - Business and Tax Legal Rsch (Azyndar)

The TWEN page for this course will be available by the afternoon of Friday, January 9.  Before class, please review the syllabus, where you will find first day assignment details.

7009 - Advanced Legal Research: Electronic (Mattson)

Welcome to ALR. Before our first class, please sign up for the course TWEN page (Advanced Legal Research). A syllabus will be posted there before class begins.

Also, find any article, blog post, news story, or other online resource written from a practitioner's perspective on the legal research and/or writing skills of law students or newer/younger attorneys. Read the article and be prepared to discuss the following:

1.     How did you locate the article (e.g., what search terms did you use, where did you look)?

2.     What was the author's assessment of new lawyers' skills?

3.     On what was the assessment based?

4.     Was the assessment accurate?

Read the following: http://bit.ly/1xy2Uxu.

I'd also like you to fill out and bring to class the questionnaire I've posted on TWEN. (I posted my questionnaire answers there as well if you’re curious.)

Finally, one of your projects will involve creating a Jing video using the free version of Jing. On Tuesday, Jan. 20, we will have an optional lunchtime class on using Jing. If you'd like to prepare ahead of that class (and as early prep for our Jan. 22 class), please read the screencapture best practices here, watch these short videos, and read "Why Just-in-Time Video is Perfect for Legal" posted on TWEN. I will be posting a longer project description for the Jing video in the days leading up to class.

Thank you for your time.

7106 - Legal Negotiations and Settlements (Lee)

 Welcome to Legal Negotiations and Settlements! 

1. By the first day of class, if you have not already, please read "Getting to Yes" by Fisher, Ury & Patton. If you have already read it, please be sure to re-review the book to refresh yourself. 

2. The TWEN site for this course will go "live" on January 1, 2015. Please register for this course on TWEN at your convenience by January 5. The password for the TWEN course site will be "listen".

3. Information and instructions for our first simulation of the semester will be posted on TWEN by January 6. Please check the site for instructions at that time and come to class prepared to participate in our first simulation.

4. Please take note of this additional information about one of the texts assigned for the course: A second edition of the Menkel-Meadow textbook was published in 2014. However, I am assigning the first edition of the Menkel-Meadow textbook, so students may obtain relatively inexpensive used versions of the first edition. That said, you may use the second edition of the Menkel-Meadow textbook for this course; I will provide alternative chapter/page number assignments for those students who own the second edition. 

I look forward to our first day of class!  Thank you everyone. 

7124 - Intl Dispute Resolution (Quigley)

Read pp. 3 to 9 in Mary Ellen O'Connell, International Dispute Resolution (2d ed. 2012).

7127 - Dispute System Design Workshop (Rogers)

For the first class, please read Chapters 1 and 2 in Designing Systems and Processes for Managing Disputes.  By the second class, please watch the DVD of "Endgame" that is included in the back of the book.  (If you bought a used book that does not have the DVD, just email me as I have extra copies that I can loan to you.  You may want to watch the video over the break with friends -- though perhaps not young children -- as it is interesting in its own right, not just because of its focus on Michael Young as a "designer.") As you read Chapter 2, pay special attention to the six examples that the publishers have shaded in blue as we will discuss these fact patterns throughout the semester.  A syllabus for the course is posted on the course TWEN site.

7200 - Business Associations (Verdun)

Read Introduction and  Chapter 1 of Casebook and all referenced statutes.

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 the first class session -- just show up at 8:10 a.m. ready to go.

7228 - Regulatory Compliance (Garrity-Rokous)

First-Day Assignment - Regulatory Compliance 7228

Read paper entitled:The Compliance Function: An Overview, Geoffrey P. Miller, New York University School of Law, http://ssrn.com/abstract=2527621

Read the following pages from the casebook (Geoffrey Miller, The Law of Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance):

Introduction (pages 1-8)

Chapter 4: Introduction to Compliance (pages 137-170)

Chapter 5: Internal Enforcement, sections A-C only (pages 171-176)


7403 - White Collar Crime (Squires)

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

First class meeting date is January 14, 2015 at 6PM.

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, Jan 15, do the reading for Topic A, Introduction and Topic B.1, The Ethics of Defense.  At twenty-seven pages of reading, this is one of the longest assignments of the semester, but it is mostly engaging stuff.  We will have a guest for part of the first class, and he calls on people and tends to be provocative, so be prepared!

 There will also be a statutory supplement posted on TWEN, but you do not need that for the first class.

7509 - Spec Ed Advocacy (Colker)

 Read chapters one and two, and skim Appendices A and B for first class. Future assignments listed on syllabus found on TWEN.  

7600 - Children & the Law (Federle)

For class on Monday, January 12, please read pp. 20-34 in the Casebook, and be prepared to discuss.

For class on Wednesday, January 14, please read pp. 35-63 in the Casebook, and be prepared to discuss.

7603 - Family Law (Federle)

For class on Monday, January 12, please read pp. 421-442 in the casebook, and be prepared to discuss.

For class on Wednesday, January 14, please read pp. 442-455 and pp. 467-469 in the casebook, and be prepared to discuss.

7611 - Gender & the Law (Chamallas)

For the first day of class please read pp. 1-32 in Chamallas, Introduction to Feminist Legal Theory.

7700 - Human Rights (Quigley)

Read pp. 3 to 17 in Alston & Goodman, International Human Rights (Oxford University Press 2013).

7809 - Patent Law (Rogers)

Text (hereafter T): 1-6, 16-29 (ending immediately before “Comparative Perspective”) and 92-103 (not including comments on 103)

Main cases: Morse and Consolidated Electric

Check TWEN for syllabus.

8000 - Trial Practice (Anderson/Herlihy)

No first day assignment.

8106 - Employee Benefits (Hébert)

Jan. 12             Casebook 1-29; ERISA § 2

Jan. 13             CB 31-45; ERISA § 3, 4

Jan. 14             CB 45-54; ERISA § 3

Syllabus and copy of first two chapters of the casebook are available on TWEN (the casebook has just been published and should be available within the next week or so).

8109 - Employment Discrimination Law (Chamallas)

For the first day of class, please read pp.1-16 in the Zimmer, Sullivan & White casebook.

8189.05 - Legislation Clinic (Enns/Rudesill)

Please read the materials at Tab 1 of the binder and Chapters 1 and 2 in the Guidebook for Ohio Legislators, available here: http://www.lsc.ohio.gov/guidebook/default.htm


8189.07 - Mediation Clinic (Deason/Archerd)

The assignment for the first day of class is reading on negotiation.  The material is available on the TWEN page, with a hard copy in a box outside Professor Deason's office -- Room 323.

8200 - Evidence (Simmons)

Welcome back!  For the first day, please read (in the casebook) the Foreword, Study Guide, Chapters 1 & 3.  Also, all students must register on the course's TWEN page by the first day of class--look for "Evidence--Spring 2015 Simmons.  A copy of the syllabus can be downloaded from the TWEN site.

8203 - Civil Procedure 2 (Greenbaum)



1 -  Introduction to Pleading

Casebook [CB] 10-13 (#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 (Conley) - 565 n.4

FR 8(a), Form 11

SM 2, 3

2- Beyond Notice Pleading: Additional Common Law & Rule 9 Requirements

CB 565 - 568

FR 9(b)

SM 4

2 - Notice Pleading Revisited

SM 5

3-4 - Prayer for Relief

CB 610 nn. 1 & 2, 606(#7)-609 n.2

FR 8(a)(3), 9(g), 54(c), Form 11

Also, a TWEN site for the course will be available in early January. Please sign up for the class, You will find the syllabus and supplement for the course on the site.

8206 - Conflict Of Laws (Caust-Ellenbogen)

The syllabus in on the TWEN site.  For the first day, read pp. xxv-xxvii; 1-14.

I look forward to seeing all of you in class.

8209 - Federal Courts (Tokaji)

For our first class, please read the materials on Marbury v. Madison in your casebook, Low, Jeffries & Bradley Federal Courts and the Law of Federal-State Relations (8th ed. 2014)("CB"), at 241-54, and the opinion in Boumediene v. Bush, which appears at CB 998-1016.  Think about the following question:  Should federal courts have the last word on what the Constitution requires?  When, if ever, should they defer to the legislative or executive branch?  Please don't get too caught up in the technical complexities of  Boumediene.  For now, we'll focus on the big-picture questions concerning the relationship of the federal courts to the political branches.
You should also register for this course on TWEN.

8210 - Constitutional Litigation (Walker)

 Reading for first day is from the new edition (3d) of the casebook, pages 413-427 (Peculiar Structure of Constitutional Litigation, the Eleventh Amendment, and Ex Parte Young; main case is Edelman v. Jordan).

Reading for the rest of the week is from the case book, pages 1-15, 31-41 (Suits Against Officers: The Emergence of 42 USC 1983; main cases are Monroe v. Pape; Hafer v. Melo).

Be sure to register on TWEN and download the syllabus from there.

8211 - Sentencing Law & Policy (Berman)

In preparation for our first class on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 you should:

1.  Try to get a copy of the THIRD edition of the casebook for the course

2.  Find the class blog, download the questionnaire, and consider and answer the questions before our first class.  

I will hand out the syllabus and other course information during our first class.

8212 - Pretrial Litigation (Ralph)

Welcome to Pretrial Litigation!

Our first class will be held on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at 8:45 am in Drinko 251 (our regularly scheduled date, time, and location). I’m posting the first day assignment now (January 7, 2015), so you have plenty of time to read it before January 13.

For the first class please do the following:

  • Reading (for the first two classes):
    • Chapter 1 (Introduction to Litigation Planning) and Chapter 2 (Informal Fact Investigations) in Thomas A. Mauet, Pretrial (8th ed. 2012) (ISBN 9781454803034).
    • Jean R. Sternlight & Jennifer Robbennolt, Good Lawyers Should Be Good Psychologists: Insights for Interviewing and Counseling Clients, 23 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. 437 (2008) (the whole article is worth reading, but make sure you focus especially on Section IV, which will help you prepare for your client interview).
  • Sign up for the course website on TWEN.
  • Review the syllabus, which is available on the course website and outside my door.

Go Bucks! See you on the 13th!


8312 - Election Law (Foley)

 Please sign up for this course on TWEN, read the syllabus and the first assignment listed on the syllabus.  Looking forward to a great semester!

8318 - Law and the Presidency (Shane)

 For the first day, please read pages 3-33 of the Shane and Bruff text and remind yourself of the contents of the 1787 Constitution (pp. 1218-1225 in the text).

You can also find on TWEN a copy of our syllabus for the semester.  Please note that ours will be a "No Laptop" class.

8409 - Professional Responsibility (Greenbaum)


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

We will cover the introductory material on Monday and we may get started on Admission to Practice as well.

Also, a TWEN site will be created for this course. Access should be available starting in early January. Be sure to sign up. You will find the syllabus and some supplementary material there.

8700 - Federal Income Tax (Hoffer)

Season's Greetings!  For your holiday enjoyment, please read  chapters 1 & 2 of the text.  Be prepared to take a position on progressivity, and complete problem 1-1 for discussion in class.  In addition, using chapter 2 as your guide, please write a basic formula for the computation of individual income tax liability.

8709 - Wills Trusts & Estates (Samansky)

For our first class on Tuesday, January 13, please read pages 1-20 in the Dukeminier casebook.  For Wednesday, the assignment will be pages 41-62. 

A syllabus and other course information will be available on the TWEN website no later (hopefully) than Friday, November 9.

8712 - Taxation of Business Enterprises (Samansky)

For our first class on Tuesday, January 13, please read pages 1-10, 25-34 in the Schwarz & Lathrope casebook, and prepare the problem on pages 33-34.  For our second class on Wednesday, January 14, please read pages 10-17, 23-24, 40-47, and prepare the problem on pages 46-47.  A syllabus and other information about the course will be available on the TWEN website (hopefully) no later than Friday, January 9.

8806 - Advanced Constitutional Law (Foley)

 Please sign up for this course on TWEN, download the syllabus there, and complete the first assignment indicated on the syllabus (which refers to a judicial opinion available on the TWEN site).  I look forward to a great semester of class discussions!

8810 - Public Health Law (Berman)

For the first class (1/12), please read the first reading in the course packet:  "Defining the Field of Public Health Law."  

For the second class (1/13), please read the following selection: "Public Health Regulation: A Systematic Evaluation."

8818 - Sports Law (Kirstein)


Text, read pp. 1-21.

8828 - Oil and Gas Law (TBA)

Pages 1-16 (background), 17-27, 40-56

8896.06 - Sem: Ethics & ADR (Fairman)

There is no first-day assignment.

8896.21 - Sem: Intnl Intellectual Property (Chow)

For our first class, we will cover pp. 1-36 in Chow and Lee and we will also discuss Problem 4-1.

8896.24 - Sem: State Constitutional Law (Sutton)

Reading:  Introduction and Chapter 4.

8896.29 - Sem: Computer Crime & Surveillance (Simmons)

Please read pages 1-29 in the Kerr casebook.

Also, every student in this class must sign up for the class' TWEN page, which is entitled: "Computer Crime and Surveillance"  for Spring 2015.  You must be signed up for this site before the first class.  A copy of the syllabus will be posted on the TWEN site.

8896.30 - Sem: Advanced Family Law (Spindelman)

Happy New Year, and welcome to Advanced Family Law!

Before our first meeting, please sign up on the TWEN site for the course, and read the article for Class 1 posted on TWEN.

Look forward to seeing you soon!


8896.36 - Sem: Public Utilities (TBA)


8896.38 - Sem: Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform (Berman)

In preparation for our first class on Friday Jan 16, you should: 

   1.  Bookmark the blog Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform, which I have started and appears at http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/ 

  2.  Read through materials on the blog (and elsewhere); AND find/research on your own an on-going marijuana reform issue, case or story that is of significant interest to you, and come to our first class prepared to explain this issue, case or story and why it is of significant issue to you


  3.  Consider keeping clear the period from 2:45pm to 4:30pm on Fridays January 16, 23 and 30 for extended (sort of optional) movie-watching class sessions to view the PBS documentary "Prohibition" and then to celebrate the 21st Amendment at a local establishment.

8896.45 - Sem: The Business of Law (Lee)

Welcome to the Business of Law Seminar! During the first several weeks of class, we will be working towards our "Pitch Day" in late February. The TWEN course site will go live on New Year's Day. Before our first day of class, please do the following:

1.  Please register for the TWEN site at your convenience anytime between New Year's Day and January 5. The password for the site will be "future".

2.  Please do the first-day assignment. The assignment will be posted on the TWEN site by January 7. Website links and readings for the first-day assignment will also be posted on the TWEN site by that date.

The course syllabus and class calendar of guest appearances will be distributed on the first day of class. Thank you, and I look forward to our first day of class on January 14! 

8896.46 - Sem: Law & Soc Movement (Akbar)

For the first week, I'm assigning one article, and shorter pieces online, see below. Please read them and then post a short response (200-350 words is a rough guideline) to the TWEN site under "Week 1." Feel free to be creative with your responses, but the basic idea is to react to or analyze the week's readings, and suggest lines of inquiry for our discussion. You may be asked to briefly state the main points of your analysis and your suggested discussion topics in class. As will be explained next week, these shortly weekly posts will be part of your participation grade; the final paper length will be shorter than in other classes since you will be doing a number of these shortly weekly responses. 

If you have tech difficulties, or questions, let me know. My regular office hours will be 10 AM - 12 PM Thursdays, starting next week, so feel free to stop by before class.

Steven E. Barkan, Legal Control of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, American Sociological Review (1984) (on TWEN)


Read at least 10 of the following short articles

Open Letter from Ferguson Protestors, Nov. 24, 2014, http://www.scribd.com/doc/248115932/The-Results-Are-in-Open-Letter-11-24-14

Ferguson Action Demands, http://fergusonaction.com/demands/

Left Roots Coordinating Committee, Towards a Transformational Society, http://leftroots.net/towards-strategy/

Bay Area Solidarity Action Team, Protocol and Principles for White People Working to Support the Black Liberation Movement, https://baysolidarity.wordpress.com/2014/12/19/protocolandprinciples/

Alicia Garza, A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement, Feminist Wire, Oct. 7, 2014, http://thefeministwire.com/2014/10/blacklivesmatter-2/

Adam Server, Eighty Years of Fergusons, Buzzfeed, Aug. 25, 2014, http://www.buzzfeed.com/adamserwer/eighty-years-of-fergusons#.pfg7rmbqR

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Barack Obama, Ferguson, and the Evidence of Things Unsaid, The Atlantic, Nov. 26, 2014, http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/11/barack-obama-ferguson-and-the-evidence-of-things-unsaid/383212/; and Blue Lives Matter, The Atlantic, Dec. 22, 2014, http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/12/blue-lives-matter-nypd-shooting/383977/

Justin Hansford, I went to Ferguson to protect the protestors. I got arrested instead., Vox.com, Oct. 24, 2014, http://www.vox.com/2014/10/24/7033567/ferguson-protest-arrested-michael-brown

Darnell Moore, Black Freedom Fighters in Ferguson: Some of us are queer, Feminist Wire, Oct. 17, 2014, http://thefeministwire.com/2014/10/some-of-us-are-queer/

Philip Agnew, What President Obama told me about Ferguson’s movement: think big, but go gradual, The Guardian: Comment is Free, Dec. 5, 2014, http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/05/obama-ferguson-movement-oval-office-meeting

Trymaine Lee, 2014: The year of Michael Brown, MSNBC, Dec. 29, 2014, http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/2014-michael-brown-ferguson

Gene Demby, The Birth of a New Civil Rights Movement, Politico Magazine, Dec. 31, 2014,  http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/12/ferguson-new-civil-rights-movement-113906.html#.VKwp54olfOT

Mychal Denzel Smith, How Trayvon Martin’s Death Launched a New Generation of Black Activism, The Nation, Aug. 27, 2014, http://www.thenation.com/article/181404/how-trayvon-martins-death-launched-new-generation-black-activism



Ntanya Lee & Steve Williams, No Shortcuts, Jacobin, June 2014, https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/06/no-shortcuts/

Willie Osterweil, In Defense of Looting, The New Inquiry, Aug. 21, 2014, http://thenewinquiry.com/essays/in-defense-of-looting/

L.A. Kauffman, The Disruption This Time, The Baffler, Dec. 8, 2014, http://www.thebaffler.com/blog/disruption-time/

Sarah Jaffe, Black poverty is state violence, too: Why struggles for criminal justice and living wage are uniting, Salon, Dec. 5, 2014, http://www.salon.com/2014/12/05/black_poverty_is_state_violence_too_why_struggles_for_criminal_justice_and_living_wage_are_uniting/

Kiese Laymon, My Vassar College Faculty ID Makes Everything OK, Gawker, Nov. 29, 2014, http://gawker.com/my-vassar-college-faculty-id-makes-everything-ok-1664133077

Joseph Lowndes, Fear & Fantasy in Ferguson, The New West: The Official blog of the Western Political Science Association, Nov. 26, 2014, http://thewpsa.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/fear-and-fantasy-in-ferguson/

8964 - Lawyers as Leaders (Jenkins)


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