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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 2016 Semester Courses and Assignments

6106 - Law 2 (Starker)

Hello and welcome! Before the first class, please read Point Made from the Introduction on page xxix through Chapter 1 which ends on page 11.

6106 - Law 2 (Starker)

Hello and welcome! Before the first class, please read Point Made from the Introduction on page xxix through Chapter 1 which ends on page 11.

6106 - Law 2 (Sherowski)

1. Register for the class TWEN site. 2. Upload a clean copy (ungraded) of your final memo from LAW I to the Assignment Dropbox by 5pm Tuesday, Jan. 12. Relax, it won't be graded! 3. Read "Statement of Alabama Clergy" and "Letter from Birmingham Jail" (available in the WebLinks section of TWEN). Bring a copy of "Letter from Birmingham Jail" to class. 4. Listen to the Prologue and Act I of This American Life: Poultry Slam (available in the WebLinks section of TWEN) and be prepared to discuss. 5. Enjoy the rest of your break!

6106 - Law 2 (Ralph)

Welcome to LAW II!

To prepare for the first day of class, you should find the course website on TWEN, review the syllabus posted there, and complete the reading assigned for the first day.

In addition, identify the best (I leave it up to you how to define “best”) piece of journalism you have encountered in the last month or so. This could be a podcast, TV news story, radio news story, or long-form journalism in a magazine, in a newspaper, or on the internet. If you can’t recall any pieces that made an impression on you, then you might take a look at the websites for the Atlantic, NPR, the New York Times, the New Yorker, or the Washington Post; you could also check out longform.org and longreads.com. In class, I will ask you to explain a bit about the piece and why you found it so good/interesting, so you should be prepared on those topics.

See you in class!

6106 - Law 2 (Ralph)

Welcome to LAW II!

To prepare for the first day of class, you should find the course website on TWEN, review the syllabus posted there, and complete the reading assigned for the first day.

In addition, identify the best (I leave it up to you how to define “best”) piece of journalism you have encountered in the last month or so. This could be a podcast, TV news story, radio news story, or long-form journalism in a magazine, in a newspaper, or on the internet. If you can’t recall any pieces that made an impression on you, then you might take a look at the websites for the Atlantic, NPR, the New York Times, the New Yorker, or the Washington Post; you could also check out longform.org and longreads.com. In class, I will ask you to explain a bit about the piece and why you found it so good/interesting, so you should be prepared on those topics.

See you in class!

6106 - Law 2 (Kelly)

(1) Enroll in the TWEN course: LAWII- Kelly, Spring 2016

(2) Download and read the course syllabus.

(3) Read and be prepared to discuss Chs 17, 18, 22(A) from Legal Reading for Legal Writers.

(4) Complete Butler v Hill, Part I email assignment and submit no later than 5pm, Jan 11. Hard copies available outside my office and electronic copy available on TWEN (course materials, Butler v. Hill folder).

6106 - Law 2 (Lee)

Welcome to LAW 2! As you already know, the TWEN site for this course will go "live" on New Year's Day. Please register for the TWEN course site at any time after the site goes live and before January 12. The password for the site will be "audience". Also, on New Year's Day, a questionnaire in Word format will be posted on the TWEN course site in the Assignment Drop Box (as well as 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 Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Thank you very much, and I look forward to our first day of class on January 14!

6106 - Law 2 (Beazley)

For the first day of class, please read chapter 1 and chapter 22 in Beazley & Smith. In addition, please review your last major assignment from LAW I.

6106 - Law 2 (Berman)

In preparation for our first class on Friday, January 15, you should:

  • Pick up a copy of the course description and the (tentative) schedule/syllabus (available from outside my office, Room 313, after Monday).
  • Reflect on whether and when you think a person's family obligations should impact how he is sentenced for a nonviolent ecomonic crime.
  • Consider what you think an experienced defense attorney should charge a client to help him seek a reduced sentence for a nonviolent ecomonic crime. 
  • Decide what is your all-time-favorite law-related movie.

6112 - Property (Kaminski)

For the first day of class, please read pages 1-17.

6112 - Property (Chow)

We will cover pp. 18-30 for the first day of class.

6112 - Property (Parasidis)

 All readings are from the Singer book.

Jan 11: skim xxxi-xlvi; read 3-20

Jan 12: read 21-38

Jan 13: read 40-61

6118 - Constitutional Law (Shane)

The course books will be Stone, Seidman, et al., Constitutional Law (7th ed. 2013), its 2015 supplement, and a photocopied Shane Supplement. For the first day, in addition to reading the Constitution and the syllabus, please download what I have posted as “First Day Questions” under “Course Materials” on the TWEN web site, and see what answers are suggested by your close reading of the constitutional text.  Pages 1-25 of the text provide additional reading on the origins of the Constitution that you may find of interest, but which are not required.

If you want to start your semester with some “big picture” thinking about constitutions, you will find on the TWEN web site, under “Course Materials,” an essay, Peter M. Shane, “Analyzing Constitutions,” in R.A.W. Rhodes, Sarah Binder & Bert Rockman, Eds., Oxford Handbooks of Political Science: Political Institutions 191-216 (Oxford University Press, 2006), that may be of interest.

6118 - Constitutional Law (Colker)

 Appendix 1 & 2, pages 1-71 (skim)

6118 - Constitutional Law (Spindelman)

 

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 (12th ed. 2015), and the 2015 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 federal Constitution in the casebook, this version may be easier as a handy reference, both in class and for the first day’s assignment (see below).

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

4. The first day assignment: Please look for and complete the “First Day Class Assignment” on TWEN.

Look forward to seeing you soon!

M.S.

6121 - Contracts 1 (Hoffer)

Happy New Year!  A horse is a horse, of course, of course.  Please read pages 1 - 18 in your text and prepare to discuss problems 1 - 5 on page 18 with the class.  In addition, you should register for our course's TWEN site using the email address at which you wish to receive class correspondence.

6121 - Contracts 1 (Rub)

Happy New Year and welcome back.

Before our first meeting, on 1/11, please do the following:  

1.           Sign up to the course TWEN’s website.

2.           On this site, under Course Materials, find the course’s syllabus and assignments list.

3.           For our first meeting please read Assignment I (and watch the clips that are on TWEN). We will get to assignment II later in the first week, if you want to read ahead.

4.           Stay warm.

I will see you on the first day of the spring semester.

6121 - Contracts 1 (Garvin)

Welcome back! For our first class, please prepare pages 1-2 and 8-9 of the casebook and pages 1-6 of the course supplement. For our second and third classes, please prepare pages 3-4, 9-10, 14-24, and 27-31 of the casebook and pages 7-13 of the course supplement. You may pick up a (free!) copy of the course supplement outside my office--room 325, which is the first office to the right as you exit the elevator.

Four more tasks.

1. Please join the course TWEN site. That's where I'll post practice quizzes and quiz answers, course materials, and so forth.

2. Please join the course Top Hat page. The course join code is 191854. (In case you haven't yet used Top Hat, it may be found at https:\tophat.com. It permits in-class polling, which we will use regularly throughout the semester. To use it, you need a cell phone that at least has texting capability, though a smartphone is preferable. There are tutorials on the Top Hat site for those who need practice.)

3. Go to the course TWEN site. Click on Forums. You will see forums labeled "Enforceable Promises" and "Unenforceable Promises." Under the first, post an example of a promise that you think is or should be enforceable in court; under the second, post an example of a promise that you think isn't or shouldn't be enforceable in court. We will discuss some of these in our first class.

4. I will assign seats. If for whatever reason you need to sit in certain places or need not to sit in certain places, please send me an e-mail (garvin.24@osu.edu) by noon Monday, so I can prepare the chart accordingly.

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)

There is significant but manageable reading for the first day of class. Come ready to discuss: 1. U.S. Constitution, and especially Articles I and II. 2. Dakota S. Rudesill, Christopher J. Walker, & Daniel Tokaji, A Program in Legislation, 65 J. Legal Ed. 70 (2015), http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2509477. 3. W. Jefferson v. Cammelleri, 2015-Ohio-2463, http://cases.justia.com/ohio/twelfth-district-court-of-appeals/2015-ca2014-04-012.pdf?ts=1434986157. Also: A. Spend a few minutes of self-directed research on the website of the U.S. Congress (www.congress.gov). Identify the U.S. Senators and Member of Congress who represent the area you call home. Learn about the committees on which they serve, their backgrounds, and what they seem to be trying to accomplish as legislators. B. Spend a few minutes of self-directed research on the website of your state's legislature. Identify the Senate and House Members who represent you, and similarly learn what you can about them. I hope you have a restful holiday break and I look forward to seeing you on Jan. 12. DSR

6124 - Legislation (Huefner)

This is a process course about how legislatures and agencies make law, and about how all three branches of government interpret and give content to statutes and regulations. It probably will feel very different from other first-year law courses, which typically focus on a particular substantive area of the law.

For our first day, read pp. 1-9 of the Casebook and pp. 1-20 of the Documents Supplement.

In addition, before class determine (1) what is your congressional district, (2) who is your congressional representative, (3) who are your U.S. Senators, and (4) to what party do your three members of Congress belong.

7006 - Advanced Legal Writing (Beazley)

Please read chapter 1 and chapter 3 in Beyond the Basics. In Williams & Bizup, please read the Preface, lessons 1 and 2, and the first 7-8 pages of Appendix I.

7009 - Advanced Legal Research: Electronic (Mattson)

Welcome to ALR. Before our first class, please sign up for the course TWEN page (Advanced Legal Research (Electronic) - Spring 2016). 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. What was the author's assessment of new lawyers' skills?

2. On what was the assessment based?

3. 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 Wednesday, Jan. 13, 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. 19 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.

7009 - Business and Tax Legal Rsch (Azyndar)

Sign up for the TWEN page, read the syllabus, and complete the listed first day assignment.

7100 - Negotiation & Mediation (Lawrence)

Pick up the syllabus and additional materials from Kaiti Curtin in Drinko 220 (Administration Suite) and complete the preliminary assignment described on the syllabus.

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, 2016. Please register for this course on TWEN at your convenience by January 5. The password for the TWEN course site will be "quiet".

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 and come to class prepared to participate in our first simulation.

I look forward to our first day of class and an exciting semester together! Thank you everyone!

7109 - Intl Business Arbitration (Deason)

For the first class we will consider how transnational litigation creates a motivation to use arbitration.  Please read pages 1-26 in the Course Supplement.  We will consider aspects of the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements and the Brussels I Regulation, both found in the appendices to the course supplement.

7124 - Intl Dispute Resolution (Quigley)

Read pages 3 to 13 in O'Connell, International Dispute Resolution: Cases and Materials.

7200 - Business Associations (Rose)

 Please read pages 1-22.  The syllabus will be posted on TWEN.

7200 - Business Associations (Verdun)

 

Casebook – Business Organizations, Third Edition, Smith and Williams

Wolters Kluwer (2012)

Statutes referenced in book must be accessible to students during class

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Jan 13-14 Chapter 1 The Law of Agency

7212 - Banking Law (Anstaett)

Please read in LISSA L. BROOME AND JERRY W. MARKHAM, REGULATION OF BANK FINANCIAL SERVICE ACTIVITIES 4th edition: The Business of Banking, pp. 132-142, 147-150, 169-173 History of Banking Regulation, pp. 22-25, 30-40, 42-44

7213 - Drafting Business Contracts (Daley)

All you have to do for the first class is show up.

7214 - Contracts II (Garvin)

Welcome back! For our first class, please prepare pages 234-247 of the casebook. For the second class, please prepare pages 247-258 of the casebook and pages 405-406 of the Stark book. You should also look through pages 3-10 and 80-85 of Stark, but we will not discuss these at any length

In addition, please join our course TWEN site. There you will find, among other things, our syllabus and assignment sheet. Copies of these will be handed out during class on Tuesday.

7215 - Securities Regulation (Rose)

 Please read sections A and B of Chapter 1.  The syllabus will be posted on TWEN.

7236 - International Trade (Chow)

We will cover pp. 1-18 and discuss problems 1-3, 1-4, and 1-5.

7306 - Sales (Whaley)

January 13: Introduction to Sales, Chapter 1 of casebook

January 14: Scope of Article 2, pages 7-39

January 14: Merchants and the treaty, pages 39-47

7312 - Debtor & Creditor (Johnson)

Read Chapter 1 and do Problems 1.1 – 1.13

7403 - White Collar Crime (Squires)

 Class 1: Read pages 1-6; 89-106.

7409 - Criminal Procedure: Adjudication (Michaels)

1.  Happy New Year!  Welcome back and welcome to Criminal Procedure:  Adjudication

2.  Please sign up for the class on TWEN.  Under "Syllabus" on TWEN you will find the course syllabus.  Under "Course Materials," you will find the Statutory Supplement.

3.  For the first class on January 14, consult the syllabus and complete the reading for Topic A, Introduction and for Topic B. 1, The Ethics of Criminal Defense.  At 27 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!

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

Please register for this course on TWEN.

For our first class on Tuesday, please read the text of the First Amendment (p. xxxv), pp. 3-17 of our primary casebook Stone et al., The First Amendment (4th ed. 2012) (“TFA”), and this NY Times story on the free speech questions surrounding ISIS recruiting. Why does the Constitution protect freedom of speech? Should the First Amendment be understood to allow any restrictions on the speech of ISIS and other "terrorist" groups? When if ever should freedom of speech give way to national security?

7509 - Spec Ed Advocacy (Colker)

 You will have to prepare a memo in advance of each class, including the first class. The syllabus and materials for the first assignment can be found on TWEN.

7600 - Children & the Law (Federle)

For class on  Monday, January 11, please read pp. 1-34 in the Casebook and be prepared to discuss.

For class on Wednesday, January 13, please read pp. 35-63 in the Casebook and be prepared to discuss.

7606 - Adoption Law (Federle)

For class on Monday, January 11, please read pp. 1-18, 29 n.2-end of n.4, and 56-66 in the Casebook and be prepared to discuss.

For class on Wednesday, January 13, please read pp. 113-148 and be prepared to discuss.

7800 - Copyright Law (Rub)

 Happy New Year and welcome back.

The course has a TWEN site so please sign up to it. On that site you will find the syllabus. Take a look at it. We’ll discuss it further in our first meeting.

There isn’t too much reading for the first week. For our first meeting please read the following:

  • Pages 3-8 in your books (no need to read the piece by Trotter Hardy).
  • The piece by Landes & Posner (which is in the folder entitled Assignment 1 on TWEN).
  • Pages 14-16 (on the public domain) in your books.

I will see you on 1/12. Stay Warm!

7809 - Patent Law (Rogers)

Welcome to Patent Law. For the first day assignment, please read pp. 1-6, 16-29 and 92-103 of the text. A 54 page supplement will be available in the copy center before class and in class on the first day. Thank you very much, and please let me know if you have any questions at douglaslrogers@gmail.com.

8000 - Trial Practice (Marbley)

First day assignment for January 11, 2016 is as follows:

1. Introduction to Course:

  •  Methodology
  •  Necessity for Preparation and Participation
  • Discussion: Theory of the Case and Its Importance
  • Techniques of Direct Examination
  • Techniques of Cross-Examination
  • Assignments for Class 2

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

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

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

8109 - Employment Discrimination Law (Hébert)

Jan. 11  Appendix D  239-259 (available on TWEN)

Jan. 12  Appendix D 258-276 (available on TWEN)

Jan. 13  CB 1-16; Supp. 3-4; Update 2

Jan. 14  CB 16-39; Supp. 4-6;Update 2

8189.01 - Criminal Defense Clinic (Krivoshey/Merritt)

Welcome to the defense clinic! Before the first class, please (1) sign up for this course on TWEN; (2) pick up the packet of course materials (including the syllabus) from Lynda Seelie in the clinic; and (3) do the readings for the first class (which are listed on the syllabus and available in the packet you will pick up). We look forward to seeing you soon, Debby & Bob

8189.05 - Legislation Clinic (Enns/Rudesill)

First day materials will be sent to registered students as an email attachment before the end of the week of January 4, 2016. Please look over the materials and come prepared with any questions you may have about course expectations and procedures.

8200 - Evidence (Simmons)

For the first day, please read Chapters 1 and 2 of the casebook.  Also, please sign register for the class on the TWEN site before the first class.

8209 - Federal Courts (Caust-Ellenbogen)

The syllabus is available on the TWEN for this course.  We will cover roughly one assignment per class.  Additional materials, indicated by "handout" on the syllabus, will be available on the course materials tab on TWEN.  The assignment for the first day of class is pages 1-18 & 274-92 in the Casebook.

I look forward to seeing you in class.

8212 - Pretrial Litigation (Ralph)

Welcome to Pretrial Litigation! To prepare for the first day of class, you should find the course website on TWEN, review the syllabus posted there, and complete the reading assignment for the first day. See you in class!

8218 - Products Liability (Northern)

Chapter 1 - Introduction should be read as background material for the course but will not be specifically addressed during class. The assignment for our first class on January 12 is Chapter 2, pp. 41 – 77.

8312 - Election Law (Tokaji)

Please register for this course on TWEN, where all assignments will be posted.
 
For our first class on Tuesday, please read:
  • the 14th, 15th, 19th, 24th, and 26th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, which you may find here
  • pp.  40-47 in our casebook, Lowenstein, Hasen & Tokaji, Election Law: Cases and Materials (5th ed. 2012) ("ELCM"); and
  • this letter from Demos and the ACLU to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. 
 
1.  Why did Harper hold the poll tax unconstitutional?  Are all burdens on voting unconstitutional under Harper?
 
2.  Is the Demos/ACLU letter right to argue that Ohio is in violation of federal law, assuming the stated facts are correct?  Make sure you pay close attention to the text of 52 U.S.C. 20507(b), to which the letter refers.  You may do other research but aren't required to do so.  
 
3.  Is there an argument that Ohio's actions violate the Constitution?   What additional facts might be useful in determining whether the Constitution has been violated?

8318 - Law and the Presidency (Shane)

 Please read Chapter 1 of Shane and Bruff and refamiliarize yourself with the text of the Constitution -- i.e., pages 3-33 and 1218-1225 of the main textbook.

8400 - Patient Client Care (Kolman)

There is no reading assignment for the 1st class. The class meets on the first floor of Atwell Hall, which is next to the hospital.

8406 - Professional Responsibility (Coughlan/Caligiuri)

No first day assignment

8600 - Real Estate Finance (Weiler)

Before the first day of class, add the course on TWEN, download and look over the syllabus, and complete the readings listed for the first day (including cases noted on page 2 of the syllabus).

8709 - Wills Trusts & Estates (Johnson)

You will find the syllabus and the readings for the first two weeks on TWEN.  Have an enjoyable and restful break and I look forward to seeing you in January.

8715 - International Tax (Hoffer)

Happy New Year!  For our first class, please read pages 1 - 17 of your text, including the statutes and regulations assigned in the chapter.  We will discuss the problems in class.  In addition, please register for our TWEN site using the email address at which you prefer to receive class correspondence. 

8803 - Law and Religion (Huefner)

For our first day, read pp. 1-14 of the casebook, and bring in a recent news article from a major newspaper, dated after January 4, 2016, about an issue involving the relationship between religion and government.

8809 - Health Law (Guttman)

Health Law Reading Assignment – Tuesday January 12, 2016 Text: Health Law: Cases Materials and Problems 7th Ed. -- NOTE READING ASSIGNMENTS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE ON TWEN -- Pps. 12-13 Alain Einthoven, ‘What Medical Care Is and Isn’t Pps. 15-17 Defining Sickness Pp. 17-23 Katskee v. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Nebraska 245 Neb. 808 909 A.2d 611 Berry v. Cardiology Consultants (at https://casetext.com/case/berry-v-cardiology-consultants-pa) Pps. 36-37 Evidence Based Medicine and Comparative Effectiveness Research Pps. 35-36 Problem: Battling Standards I Pps. 70-71 Introduction to Public Health Law Pp. 74-78 Jacobson v. Massachusetts 197 U.S. 11 Pps. 79-82 Review Notes 1, 4, 6 and 8 Pps. 83-84 Review Note: HPV Vaccine and Public Health Law

8810 - Public Health Law (Berman)

Please pick up the course packet for this course; it should be available by Jan. 5.  

For the first week, please read the following:

Monday, 1/11:  Berman, Defining the Field of Public Health Law

Tuesday, 1/12:  Gostin, Public Health Regulation

Wednesday, 1/13:  Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow and Grosse et al., Lessons from Cost-Effectiveness Research for United States Public Health Policy

Please sign up for the course on TWEN.  The materials for the first week are also posted on TWEN, in case you are off campus and unable to pick up the course packet.

Note that there is a significant amount of reading for first week, so I would encourage you to get a head start if you can.  

I look forward to seeing you on the 11th!

 

 

 

8818 - Sports Law (Kirstein)

Assignment:

Chapter 1: Moral Integrity of the Sport; The Role of the Commissioner and the Law – Preserving Integrity of the Game

  • Preface pp. v-vi
  • Pages 1-31

Legal Scope of Commissioner’s Authority over Conduct Detrimental to the Game

Cases:

  • Rose (1989)
  • Johnson (1919)
  • Landis (1931)
  • Finley (1978)
  • Braves (1977)
  • Cubs (1992)
  • Dodgers (2011)

8828 - Oil and Gas Law (Russell)

For the first day, please read pages 1-16, 17-27, 40-56 of the course book.

8896.11 - Sem: International Criminal Law (Chamallas)

For the first class session, please read pp.33-49 in Chamallas, Introduction to Feminist Legal Theory and Chapter 12 (pp.415-452) (by Cynthia Grant Bowman) in Women and the Law Stories.

8896.13 - Sem: Tax Policy (Hoffer)

Happy new year!  For our first class, please do three things:

(1) Think about these questions and make some notes about your thoughts:  what factors should influence who bears the cost of governance and how each taxpayer's portion of that burden should be determined.  In other words, if you were going to design a tax system from inception, would your goals and criteria be?

(2) Read this article-- http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/04/how-we-pay-taxes-11-charts/255954/ -- and consider it.  In what ways does this information vary from your assumptions about federal taxation and spending?

(3) For some updated statistics, check here: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/04/how-we-pay-taxes-11-charts/255954/

(4) Please register for our TWEN site using the email address at which you prefer to receive class correspondence.

 

8896.29 - Sem: Computer Crime & Surveillance (Simmons)

Before class, please sign up on the class TWEN site.  A copy of the syllabus is available there.  Also, please read pages 1-29 for the first day and be prepared to discuss the hypotheticals on pages 3-4 and 9-10.

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

In preparation for our first class on Thursday Jan 14, you should: 

  1.  Bookmark the blog Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform, which 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 1:45pm to 3:30pm on Fridays January 15, 22 and 29 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 "changeagent".

2.  Please do the first-day assignment. The assignment will be posted on the TWEN site by January 6. 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 12! 

8896.46 - Sem: Law & Soc Movement (Akbar)

For the first week, read 2 short book excerpts (cites below), available for pick up outside my office (255P in the 255 Clinical Suite), and post a short response (200-350 words) to the TWEN site for the course, which will be set up shortly.

Your response is due the night before class: Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 11:59 PM.  The basic idea is to react to, analyze, and raise questions about the week's readings, and suggest lines of inquiry for our discussion.  You may also respond or react to your colleagues' postings. Your reading reaction is required to participate in this course. 

If you have tech difficulties, or questions, let me know at akbar.20@osu.edu. 

·      Wendy Brown & Janet Halley, Introduction, Left Legalism/Left Critique (2002), pp. 5-16 

·      Carol Anderson, Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955 (2003), pp. 1-7 

 

 

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