OSU Navigation Bar

The Ohio State University

Moritz College of Law

Moritz Home Page

Moritz College of Law

Moritz College of Law


Moritz Registrar

Moritz Law  /  Registrar  /  Book List (Autumn 2015)

Book List

The following books have been submitted by professors. Please check back if your course books are not listed as faculty members are continuosly updating this list.

Autumn 2015 Semester Courses and Books

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

  • Abernathy, Law in the United States (2006) Thomson/West
    ISBN: 978-0-314-15223-7

6101 - LLM Legal Writing (Lee)

  • McGregor, Adams, Guide to U.S. Legal Analysis and Communication (Wolters Kluwer 2d ed., 2015)
    ISBN: 978-1454841562
  • The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed)
    ISBN: 978-0-692-40019-7

6101 - LLM Legal Writing (Lee)

  • McGregor, Adams, Guide to U.S. Legal Analysis and Communication (Wolters Kluwer 2d ed., 2015)
    ISBN: 978-1454841562
  • The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed)
    ISBN: 978-0-692-40019-7

6103 - Law 1 (Ralph)

  • Christine Coughlin, et al., A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis (2d ed. 2013).
    ISBN: 9781611633979
  • The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (Columbia Law Review Ass’n et al. eds., 20th ed. 2015).
    ISBN: 9780692400197
  • During the semester, I may recommend some reading from Amy E. Sloan, Researching the Law: Finding What You Need When You Need It (2014) (ISBN: 9781454842514). The Sloan book is NOT required and copies will be available on reserve in the library. I will discuss additional recommended books during the first class.

6103 - Law 1 (Ralph)

  • Christine Coughlin, et al., A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis (2d ed. 2013).
    ISBN: 9781611633979
  • The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (Columbia Law Review Ass’n et al. eds., 20th ed. 2015).
    ISBN: 9780692400197
  • During the semester, I may recommend some reading from Amy E. Sloan, Researching the Law: Finding What You Need When You Need It (2014) (ISBN: 9781454842514). The Sloan book is NOT required and copies will be available on reserve in the library. I will discuss additional recommended books during the first class.

6103 - Law 1 (Ziegler)

  • Mary Beth Beazley & Monte Smith, Legal Writing for Legal Readers. Wolters Kluwer, 2014
    ISBN: 978-1-4548-4718-2
  • The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 20th ed.,
    ISBN: 978-0-692-40019-7

6103 - Law 1 (Sampson)

  • Legal Writing for Legal Readers
    ISBN: 978-1454847182
  • The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th edition)
    ISBN: 978-0692400197
  • Ohio Legal Research (2nd edition)
    ISBN: forthcoming - will be ava
  • The second edition of Ohio Legal Research will be published in late summer. You do not need it until several weeks into the semester. You may purchase a subscription to the electronic version of the Bluebook instead of the print at https://www.legalbluebook.com.

6103 - Law 1 (Smith)

  • Legal Writing for Legal Readers
    ISBN: 978-1-4548-4718-2
  • The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed.)
    ISBN: 9780692400197
  • I do not require that you purchase the Bluebook before classes begin. You may wait until we are about to use it in class, and you may borrow someone else's if you'd rather not purchase.

6103 - Law 1 (Kelly)

  • Beazley & Smith, Legal Writing for Legal Readers
    ISBN: 9781454847182
  • Barger, ALWD Guide to Legal Citation, 5th Edition
    ISBN: 9781454828754

6103 - Law 1 (Sherowski)

  • Christine Coughlin, et al., A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis (2d ed. 2013)
    ISBN: 9781611633979
  • Coleen M. Barger, ALWD Guide to Legal Citation (5th ed. 2014)
    ISBN: 9781454828754

6103 - Law 1 (Enns)

  • Mary Beth Beazley & Monte Smith, Legal Writing for Legal Readers, Wolters Kluwer 2014
    ISBN: 978-1-4548-4718-2
  • Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, Columbia Law Rev. Ass'n et al, eds, Twentieth Edition 2015
    ISBN: 978-0-692-40019-7

6103 - Law 1 (Cooper)

  • Legal Writing for Legal Readers
    ISBN: 978-1454847182
  • The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th edition)
    ISBN: 978-0692400197
  • You may purchase a subscription to the electronic version of the Bluebook instead of the print at https://www.legalbluebook.com.

6103 - Law 1 (Kelly)

  • Beazley & Smith, Legal Writing for Legal Readers
    ISBN: 9781454847182
  • Barger, ALWD Guide to Legal Citation, 5th Edition
    ISBN: 9781454828754

6109 - Torts (Cole)

  • Prosser, Wade and Schwartz's Torts Cases and Materials, 12th Edition
    ISBN: 978-1599417042
  • I recommend the following books (these are not required): Joseph W. Glannon, The Law of Torts (4th ed. 2010)(Wolters Kluwer, publisher) John L. Diamond, Lawrence C. Levine and M. Stuart Madden, Understanding Torts (3d ed. 2007) (LexisNexis, publisher)and A Concise Restatement of Torts, Third Edition, (complied by Ellen Bublick), 2013 ISBN: 978-0-314-61671-5

6109 - Torts (Chamallas)

  • Franklin, Rabin & Green, Tort Law and Alternatives, 9th ed.
    ISBN: 978-1-59941-860-5
  • A Concise Restatement of Torts, Third Edition, (complied by Ellen Bublck), 2013
    ISBN: 978-0-314-61671-5

6109 - Torts (Carlarne)

  • Prosser, Wade, Schwartz, Kelly and Partlett's Cases and Materials on Torts, 12th
    ISBN: 978-1599417042

6109 - Torts (Carlarne)

  • Prosser, Wade, Schwartz, Kelly and Partlett's Cases and Materials on Torts, 12th
    ISBN: 978-1599417042

6115 - Civil Procedure 1 (Caust-Ellenbogen)

  • Friedenthal, Miller, Sexton & Hershkoff, Civil Procedure (11th ed. 2013) Thomson/West
    ISBN: 978-0-314-28016-9
  • Clermont, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 2105
    ISBN: 9781634592734

6115 - Civil Procedure 1 (Wilson)

  • Stephen C. Yeazell, Civil Procedure (8th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2012)
    ISBN: 978-1-4548-0710-0
  • Stephen C. Yeazell, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: With Selected Statutes, Cases and Other Materials 2015 (Wolters Kluwer 2015)
    ISBN: 978-1-4548-5914-7

6115 - Civil Procedure 1 (Deason)

  • John T. Cross, Leslie W. Abramson, & Ellen E. Deason, Civil Procedure: Cases, Problems and Exercises (West, Third Edition 2011).
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-0-314-26667-5
  • 2014 Supplement to the casebook
    ISBN: 978-1-62810-094-5

6115 - Civil Procedure 1 (Greenbaum)

  • Friedenthal, Miller, Sexton & Hershkoff, Civil Procedure (2013 11th ed.) WEST
    ISBN: 978-0-314-28016-9
  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (2015-2016 Educational Edition)
    ISBN: WEST - ISBN- 978163459466
  • Gerald M. Stern, The Buffalo Creek Disaster (Vintage 1977 - orig copyright 1976) [There may be a later reprint.]
  • You need not order or purchase the supplement to book one. Supplementary materials I prepared will be available as we get closer to the beginning of classes.

6127 - Criminal Law (Dressler)

  • Joshua Dressler & Stephen Garvey, CASES AND MATERIALS ON CRIMINAL LAW (6th ed. 2012) (West)
    ISBN: 978-0-314-27982-8
  • Joshua Dressler, UNDERSTANDING CRIMINAL LAW (6th ed. 2012) (Lexis Nexis)
    ISBN: 978-0-7698-4893-8

6127 - Criminal Law (Federle)

  • Joshua Dressler & Stephen Garvey, CASES AND MATERIALS ON CRIMINAL LAW (6th ed. 2012) (West)
    ISBN: 978-0-314-27982-8
  • Joshua Dressler, UNDERSTANDING CRIMINAL LAW (6th ed. 2012) (Lexis Nexis)
    ISBN: 978-0-7698-4893-8
  • The casebook is a required text. However, Understanding Criminal Law is not required, although students may find the book to be a helpful adjunct to the course.

6127 - Criminal Law (Simmons)

  • Joshua Dressler, Cases and Materials on Criminal Law, 6th Edition
    ISBN: 978-0-314-27982-8
  • Paul H. Robinson, Criminal Law Case Studies (EITHER the 4th OR the 5th Edition will work).
    ISBN: 978-0-314-90862-9

6127 - Criminal Law (Akbar)

  • •Joshua Dressler & Stephen Garvey, CASES AND MATERIALS ON CRIMINAL LAW (6th ed. 2012) (West)
    ISBN: 978-0-314-27982-8
  • •Joshua Dressler, UNDERSTANDING CRIMINAL LAW (6th ed. 2012) (Lexis Nexis)
    ISBN: 978-0-7698-4893-8

7003 - Appellate Advocacy-Section A (32096) (Beazley)

  • Beazley, A Practical Guide To Appellate Advocacy (Wolters Kluwer 4th ed. 2014)
    ISBN: 9781454830962
  • You will need a citation guide for citations appropriate for U.S. Supreme Court briefs. Either ALWD or BB is fine.

7106 - Legal Negotiations and Settlements (Stulberg)

  • Fisher, Ury and Patton, Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In (3d 2011 Penguin book)
    ISBN: 978-0-14-311875-6
  • Charles Wiggins and L.R. Lowry(eds), Negotiation and Settlement Advocacy: A Book of Readings (2d ed 2005 - ThomsonWest)
    ISBN: 0-314-14728-4

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

  • Menkel-Meadow, Love, Schneider, & Sternlight, Dispute Resolution: Beyond the Adversarial Model (Wolters Kluwer, 2d ed. 2011)
    ISBN: 978-0-7355-8919-3
  • Supplemental materials will be available at the registrar's office.

7127 - Dispute System Design Workshop (Stulberg)

  • Rogers, et al. Designing Systems and Processes for Managing Disputes
    ISBN: 978-1-4548-0818-3
  • Nolan-Haley, Alternative Dispute Resolution in a Nutshell (4th ed)
    ISBN: ISBN:-13: 978-0314285324

7200 - Business Associations (Oesterle)

  • Klein, Ramseyer, & Bainbridge, Business Associations (9th Ed. West).
    ISBN: 9781609303495 (hardbound)
  • or ISBN -9781634595216 (print and digital)

7209 - Accounting & Finance for Lawyers (Samansky)

  • Cunningham, Introductory Accounting, Finance, and Auditing for Lawyers, 6th ed., West
    ISBN: 978-0-314-28045-9

7210 - Business Bankruptcy (Hoffman Jr.)

  • Elizabeth Warren, Jay Lawrence Westbrook, Katherine Porter, John Pottow, The Law of Debtors and Creditors: Text, Cases, and Problems (Aspen, 7th Ed. 2014)
    ISBN: 9781454822387
  • Bankruptcy Code, Rules and Official Forms (West 2015 Law School Edition)
    ISBN: 9781634595933

7218 - Small Business Finance (Garvin)

  • No textbook.

7228 - Regulatory Compliance (Garrity-Rokous)

  • No textbook.

7230 - Intl Business Transactions (Chow)

  • Chow & Schoenbaum, International Business Transactions Third Edition
    ISBN: 978-1454849414
  • Chow & Schoenbaum, Documents Supplement Third Edition
    ISBN: 978-1454859987

7300 - Commercial Paper (Verdun)

  • Problems and Materials on Payment Law, Eighth Edition | Edition: 8 . By Douglas Whaley.
    ISBN: 9780735565661
  • The Statutory Supplement is required. Students can use commercial statute compilation from Contracts.

7309 - Secured Transactions (Johnson)

  • JAMES BROOK, PROBLEMS AND CASES ON SECURED TRANSACTIONS, Aspen Publishers, 2012 Edition
    ISBN: 9781454813590
  • SELECTED COMMERCIAL STATUTES (West 2015 ed.)**OR** COMMERCIAL AND DEBTOR-CREDITOR LAW SELECTED STATUTES (Found. Press 2015 ed.)
  • It's ok for you to use an 2014 edition for the following statutory supplements: SELECTED COMMERCIAL STATUTES (West 2014 ed.)**OR** COMMERCIAL AND DEBTOR-CREDITOR LAW SELECTED STATUTES (Found. Press 2014 ed.)

7310 - Transactional Practice - Section A (32161) (Starker)

  • Charles M. Fox, Working with Contracts: What Law School Doesn’t Teach You (2d ed.)
    ISBN: 978-1402410604
  • If the book is not available at the bookstore it is at Amazon for less than $20. The text is also available for free on Bloomberg Law. Given the low cost, I think a hard copy is preferable.

7310 - Transactional Practice - Section A (32161) (Starker)

  • Charles M. Fox, Working with Contracts: What Law School Doesn’t Teach You (2d ed.)
    ISBN: 978-1402410604
  • If the book is not available at the bookstore it is at Amazon for less than $20. The text is also available for free on Bloomberg Law. Given the low cost, I think a hard copy is preferable.

7401 - Forensic Mental Health Law (Smith)

  • No textbook required. Materials will be electronic or articles provided by instructors.

7406 - Criminal Procedure: Investigation (Simmons)

  • Learning Criminal Procedure: Investigation
    ISBN: 978-1-62810-150-8
  • The above book is the paperback version, which is the only book the students need for this class. There is no need to purchase the larger hardbound book (Learning Criminal Procedure) which covers both Investigations and Adjudications.

7504 - 14th Amendment (Tokaji)

  • Erwin Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies (5th ed. 2015)
    ISBN: 978-1-4548-4947-6
  • Please register for the course on TWEN, where additional materials will be made available.

7603 - Family Law (Spindelman)

  • Family Law. 6th Edition. By Areen, Spindelman, and Tsoukala.
  • 2015 Supplement
  • Textbook is Standard Unabridged version

7610 - Sex, Sexuality, & the Law (Colker)

  • I will be preparing my own course materials that will for sale at the Registrar's Office. These will be the only course materials and are therefore mandatory for purchase. Course materials can be purchased starting August 17, 2015.

7712 - International Law (Quigley)

  • Janis & Noyes, International Law: Cases and Commentary (4th ed. 2011)
    ISBN: 978-0-314-19887-7
  • Note that the casebook assigned is not the authors' most recent edition. Do not purchase the 5th edition.

7803 - Trademark (Wilson)

  • Trademark and Unfair Competition. 4th Ed., Dinwoodie & Janis (Aspen 2014)
    ISBN: 9781454827825

7804 - Law of Cyberspace (Kaminski)

  • http://internetcasebook.com/
  • Please see https://www.semaphorepress.com/students.html for a description and FAQ. All students should purchase the casebook once you are certain you are enrolling. The recommended price is $30, but if you are not yet sure whether you'll take the class, you can download a "free rider" copy for the shopping period. Once you have enrolled, I urge you to pay the suggested retail price in order to keep high-quality legal educational material available at reasonable prices.

7812 - Patent Prosecution (Mescher)

  • No textbook

7815 - Intro to Intellectual Property (Kaminski)

  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW: CASES & MATERIALS (Ver. 4.0), by Lydia Pallas Loren & Joseph Scott Miller
  • Please see https://www.semaphorepress.com/students.html for a description and FAQ. All students should purchase the casebook once you are certain you are enrolling. The recommended price is $30, but if you are not yet sure whether you'll take the class, you can download a "free rider" copy for the shopping period. Once you have enrolled, I urge you to pay the suggested retail price in order to keep high-quality legal educational material available at reasonable prices.

8000 - Trial Practice (Sargus)

  • Modern Trial Advocacy. 4th Ed., by Lubet.
    ISBN: 9781601563316
  • Problems in Trial Advocacy. 13th Ed., by Bocchino.
    ISBN: 9781601563514

8000 - Trial Practice (Sargus Jr.)

  • Modern Trial Advocacy by Lubet. 4th Ed.
    ISBN: 9781601563316
  • Problems in Trial Advocacy by Bocchino. 13th Ed.
    ISBN: 9781601563514

8100 - Employment Law (Hébert)

  • Glynn, Sullivan, and Arnow-Richman, Employment Law: Private Ordering and Its Limitations (3d ed. 2015).
    ISBN: 978-1-4548-5799-0
  • Casebook update and additional materials will be available on TWEN

8103 - Labor Law (Hébert)

  • Harris, Slater, Lofaso, and Gregory, Modern Labor Law in the Private and Public Sectors: Cases and Materials (2013)
    ISBN: 978-1-4224-2903-7
  • Harris, Slater, Lofaso, and Gregory, Modern Law Law in the Private and Public Sectors: Documentary Supplement (2013).
    ISBN: 978-0-7698-5992-7

8189.02 - Civil Law Clinic (Cooke)

  • Trial Techniques, 8th Edition, Thomas Mauet
    ISBN: 9780735594418
  • Pre-Trial, 8th Edition, Thomas Mauet
    ISBN: 9781454803034

8189.03 - Criminal Prosecution Clinic (Krivoshey/Merritt)

  • Richard Crawford & Charlotte Morris, The Persuasive Edge (Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, 2d edition 2011)
    ISBN: 978-1933264998
  • A Kindle version of the book is available for $9.99. If you are interested in using the Kindle version, feel free to purchase this version rather than the Kindle version listed for $45.00. Either version is fine for this course. Additional materials will be available for purchase from the Moritz Registrar.

8189.05 - Legislation Clinic (Huefner/Enns)

  • Please purchase a copy of the Legislation Clinic binder from the Registrar's office

8189.07 - Mediation Clinic (Cole)

  • Goldberg, Sander, Rogers and Cole, Dispute Resolution: Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration, and Other Processes
    ISBN: 978-0-7355-0710-4

8200 - Evidence (Merritt)

  • Deborah Jones Merritt & Ric Simmons, Learning Evidence (West Academic 2015)
    ISBN: 978-1-62810-100-3

8203 - Civil Procedure 2 (Walker)

  • Joseph W. Glannon, Andrew M. Perlman, Peter Raven-Hansen, Civil Procedure: A Coursebook (Aspen Casebooks) 2nd Edition, 2014
    ISBN: 978-1454851332
  • The Glannon casebook is part of the Casebook Connect Series, which means that if you buy the book new you also get an electronic copy of the book, which includes an outline, Glannon examples and explanations questions for each chapter, etc. If you buy the book used, you can't get the electronic version -- something a number of students regretted once they discovered Casebook Connect.

8212 - Pretrial Litigation (Lazear)

  • Mauet, Pretrial (Aspen, 8th ed. 2012)
    ISBN: 9781454803034
  • Each law firm in the class should purchase a copy of the book.

8300 - Federal Antitrust Law (Hovenkamp)

  • • ANTITRUST LAW, POLICY, AND PROCEDURE: CASES, MATERIALS, PROB. 7th Edition, 2014
    ISBN: 978-1-6304-3015-3
  • 2015 Supplement (see note below)
  • • The book is available in a Kindle edition for about $98, which is quite a bit less than the hard edition. Here's the web address: http://www.amazon.com/Antitrust-Law-Policy-Procedure-Materials-ebook/dp/B00JLJYUNY/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1401639815&sr=8-3-fkmr0&keywords=SULLIVAN+HOVENKAMP+ANTITRUST+7TH+EDITION There will be a 2015 Supplement but it will not be available until shortly before classes begin.

8303 - Immigration Law (Bloomfield)

  • Legomsky and Rodriguez' Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy, 6th. By Stephen H Legomsky; Cristina M. Rodriguez
    ISBN: 13:9781609304249
  • Pick up the course syllabus at the copy center or inquire there as to where to do so

8306 - Administrative Law (Shane)

  • Mashaw, Merrill, Shane, et al., Administrative Law: The American Public Law System (7th ed. 2014)
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-0-314-28544-7

8403 - Ethical Issues (Laughlin Jr.)

  • Ethical Issues is an interdisciplinary class which includes students and professors from a variety of professional schools both within the Ohio State University and without. In order to accommodate all of these professions we meet on a modified schedule.

8406 - Professional Responsibility (Ball)

  • Professional Responsibility: Problems and Materials (Concise Twelfth Edition)
    ISBN: 978-1-60930-324-2
  • Professional Responsibility: Standards, Rules & Statutes
    ISBN: 978-1-62810-048-8

8603 - Real Estate Development (Daley)

  • •Daley, Real Estate Development Law
    ISBN: 978-0-314-26742-9

8700 - Federal Income Tax (Grauer)

  • Federal Income Taxation (Wolters Kluwer Publisher) 16th Edition. By Bankman.
    ISBN: 978-1-4548-0996-8
  • Federal Income Tax Code and Regulations: Selected Selections (CCH Publisher, 2015-16 Edition) By Dickinson.
    ISBN: 978-0-8080-4098-9
  • Although there is an e-book version of the Code and Regulations book, I urge you to buy the print version, not the e-book version, as the print version is the only version you will be permitted to bring to the final exam.) Both the casebook and Code and Regulations book must be brought to each class.

8700 - Federal Income Tax (Hoffer)

  • Donaldson and Tobin's Federal Income Tax: A Contemporary Approach, 2d (Interactive Casebook Series)
    ISBN: ISBN-13: 9780314291370
  • Bank and Stark's Selected Sections Federal Income Tax Code and Regulations, 2015-2016 (recommended, not required)
    ISBN: ISBN-13: 9781634593922
  • Bank & Stark is recommended, but not required.

8707 - State & Local Government (Walker)

  • Gerald E. Frug, Richard T. Ford, and David J. Barron, Local Government Law (5th ed. 2006)
    ISBN: 978-0314908797

8709 - Wills Trusts & Estates (Segelken)

  • •Wills, Trusts, and Estates, Ninth Edition by Jesse Dukeminier, Robert H. Sitkoff
    ISBN: 9781454824572

8712 - Taxation of Business Enterprises (Samansky)

  • Schwarz & Lathrope, Fundamentals of Business Enterprise Taxation, 5th ed.,
    ISBN: 978-1-60930-065-4
  • A recent student copy of Internal Revenue Code and Regulations that includes corporate and partnership provisions is required. The West edition from the basic tax course is fine. However, if you need to purchase a new volume, a good choice is Foundation Press, Corporate and Partnership Income Tax Code and Regulations (Bank & Stark eds.) (ISBN 978-1-62810-056-3)

8816 - Lawyer in the Community (Spindelman)

  • Public Interest Lawyering: A Contemporary Perspective. 2012. By Chen and Cummings.
    ISBN: 9780735570832

8889 - Entertainment and Media Law (Quigley)

  • Bradley & Goldsmith, Foreign Relations Law: Cases and Materials (5th ed. 2014)
    ISBN: eISBN: 978-1-4548-4665-9

8889 - Black Lives Matter: Law and Culture (TBA)

  • Carlson, Palmer, & Weston, International Environmental Law and World Order (West American Casebook Series 2012)
  • Carlson, Palmer & Weston, Documents Supplement to International Environmental Law and World Order (West 2012)

8896.02 - Sem: Supreme Court Litigation (Sutton)

  • A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law Author: Antonin Scalia Publisher: Princeton University Press
    ISBN: 9780691004006
  • Breyer, Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View
    ISBN: 9780307390837

8896.11 - Sem: Nonprofit & Philanthropic (TBA)

  • Nonprofit Law: The Life Cycle of a Charitable Organization. 11th Ed. by Schmidt
    ISBN: 9780735598461

8896.27 - Sem: Middle East Conflict (Quigley)

  • Reproduced materials under the title "Middle East Conflict" will be available for purchase.

8950 - DPIR: Corp Governance Law (Sandman/Johnson)

  • Information will be emailed as the start date gets closer.

8950 - DPIR: Intro to Mergers & Acquisitions (Simpson/TBA)

  • Information will be emailed as we get closer to the start date.

8953 - Capstone: The China Connection (Miller)

  • No book.

8956 - Jury Instruction (Judge)

  • There is no textbook for this course. Students should obtain the articles identified below through Westlaw or Lexis. Additional reading will consist of pattern jury instructions either distributed in class or identified in class and available through Westlaw or Lexis. Robert P. Charrow & Veda R. Charrow, Making Legal Language Understandable: A Psycholinguistic Study of Jury Instructions, 79 Colum. L. Rev. 1306 (1979). Jamison Wilcox, The Craft of Drafting Plain-Language Jury Instructions: A Study of a Sample Pattern Instruction on Obscenity, 59 Temp. L.Q. 1159 (1986). Neil P. Cohen, The Timing of Jury Instructions, 67 Tenn. L. Rev. 681 (2000). Peter M. Tiersma, Communicating with Juries: How to Draft More Understandable Instructions, 10 Scribes J. Legal Writing 1 (2006).