First Day Assignment Spring 2021
|Number||Title||Instructor Name||First Day Assignment|
|6055||Trans Pract-LLM||Ali,Karim||Read Chapters 1 and 2 of Working with Contracts in anticipation of a class discussion.|
|6075||Loving v. Virginia||Colker,Ruth||Please register with Carmen and see the assignments posted there for the course. We will meet for two hours for the first seven weeks of the semester.|
|6106||Law 2||Berman,Douglas||In preparation for our first class on Thursday, January 14, you should:
1. Find our Carmen course and access a copy of the course description and the (tentative) schedule/syllabus.
2. Make sure you have a copy of Linda H. Edwards, Legal Writing: Process, Analysis, and Organization (ideally the 7th Edition), which is to be our primary text. Read the Introduction and Chapter 1.
3. Reflect on whether and when you think a person’s family obligations should impact on how they are sentenced for a crime.
4. Reflect on your favorite law-related movie and be prepared to discuss your choice in our first class.
|6106||Law 2||Kelly,Katherine Claire Silver||The first day assignment will be published on Carmen in early January.|
|6106||Law 2||Lee,Katrina||Welcome to LAW 2! Our first-day assignment will be published on the Carmen site by January 7, 2021. I look forward to our first day of class!|
|6106||Law 2||Galanos, Christopher||Read AAP Chapters 1, 2.
Read A Lawyer Writes, Chapter 19, Section I (available via the Lexis Nexis Digital Library: https://lexisdl.com/library/moritz/open/5674170). Chapter 19 of A Lawyer Writes is a lengthy chapter. Please note that I am only assigning Section I at this time.
|6106||Law 2||Settineri,Colleen||The professor will provide the first-day assignment to students by e-mail in early January.|
|6106||Law 2||Smith,Monte||The professor will provide the first-day reading assignment to students by e-mail in early January.|
|6106||Law 2||Starker,Todd||Welcome to LAW 2! Before the first day of class, please go to the Carmen site and review the syllabus.|
|6106||Law 2||Huefner,Steven||Read and prepare the assignment in Module One of the course page in Carmen Canvas.|
|6112||Property||Chow,Daniel||For our first class, please read Pierson v Post and the notes on pp. 17-27.
Please make sure you look up the Latin phrases in Pierson.
Also we will be discussing the questions in the notes in detail.
|6112||Property||Hirsch,Dennis||For the first class read, and be prepared to discuss, pp. 19-27 in the Dukeminier, Krier, Alexander, Schill & Strahilevitz case book. Pay particular attention to the notes that follow the case of Pierson v. Post. See if you can answer the questions that the authors raise in the notes.|
|6112||Property||Whaley,Douglas||Read pages 3-14 and be prepared to discuss the case of Johnson v. M’Intoch.|
|6121||Contracts 1||Rub,Guy||The first-day assignment will be posted on the course’s website in late December. Details, including the URL, will be emailed to the students no later than December.|
|6124||Leg & Reg||Huefner,Steven||Read the materials and respond to the questions in Module One of the course page in Carmen Canvas.|
|6124||Leg & Reg||Walker,Christopher||TBD included in syllabus available on our Carmen course page.|
|6124||Leg & Reg||Zettler,Patricia||I’m looking forward to our time together in Legislation and Regulation during the spring semester, and getting to know each of you! Our course website will be on Carmen Canvas. The course website is not yet available to you but it will be before our first day of class. For the first day of class, please read the syllabus that will be posted on Carmen Canvas and pages 2-33 in the casebook. Please also familiarize yourself with the technology that we will be using this semester including Carmen Canvas, Zoom, and TopHat.|
|6150||Trump and the Law||Foley,Edward||Andrew Weissmann, Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation, Intro & Chapters 1-2|
|6175||Law Practice Techn||Galanos,Christopher||The first-day assignment will be posted on our course in Carmen.|
|6300||Rschng Client Matr||Ziegler, Stephanie|| Reading Assignment:
• Philip Segal, The Art of Fact Investigation: Creative Thinking in the Age of Information Overload, 1–39 (2016).
• James H. Wittebols, Empowering Students to Make Sense of an Information-Saturated World, 10 Comm. Info. Literacy 1 (2016), available at http://proxy.lib.ohio-state.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lih&AN=115971374&site=ehost-live
|6450||Soc Just & Law||Spindelman,Marc||Hello! Welcome to 2021, to your second semester of law school, and to Social Justice and the Law! I’m looking forward to meeting you all very soon!
Before our first class, please:(1) Sign up on the TWEN site for the course;(2) Read the readings found in the “Unit 1” materials on TWEN (you’ll find them by clicking on the “Readings” tab); and(3) Write 1-2 pages (double-spaced) on why you came to law school and how you’re presently feeling about the decision. After you do that, please add a few words about your interest in Social Justice and the Law, and how, if at all, it relates to what you might hope or even dream about doing with your law school education. Please send this write-up to me by email (Spindelman.firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, January 11, 2021.See you soon! And, if you have any questions in the meantime, be in touch.
All the best,
|6725||Gender, Race and Torts||Chamallas,Martha||Please read the Introduction in Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Torts Opinions.
Please sign up for our course TWEN site and check the first-day assignment posted there.
|6750||Serial, Season Three: Crmn Law in Action||Jordan,Kimberly||Happy New Year!
Reminder – this class will not begin meeting until January 22. You will be assigned 2-3 episodes of the podcast per week. You can listen here:https://serialpodcast.org/, or another platform of your choice. I will have the syllabus and additional readings posted early in the semester.
|6800||Gig Workers||Roser-Jones,Courtlyn||This course does not have a first day assignment|
|7001||Basics Elder Law||Miles, Anne||CANCELLED|
|7002||Legal Analysis Workshop||Kelly,Katherine Claire Silver||This is an asynchronous course so the first module will be available on Carmen in early January.|
|7005||Legal Operations||Sellars, Amy||Recommended (not required): Skim or read Richard Susskind, Tomorrow’s Lawyers (2013)
Article: What is Legal Operations (to be posted on course website)
Review the CLOC Core Competency Reference Model (on the CLOC website)
Article: The Legal Department of the Future (to be posted on course website)
|7006||Adv Legal Writing||Ralph,Anne||I am looking forward to working together this semester in Advanced Legal Writing. I will post the first-day assignment on the course Carmen page no later than Monday, January 4, 2021.|
|7009||Adv Legal Research||MacGuidwin,Emma||I’m looking forward to getting to know each of you in Advanced Legal Research: Litigation & ADR! The course website (on CarmenCanvas) is not yet available, but it will be available before the first week of classes. For the first day of class, please do the following:
|7009||Adv Legal Research||Cooper,Matthew||Read Harvard Law School Library, Legal Research Strategy, http://guides.library.harvard.edu/law/researchstrategy
Read Penny A. Hazelton et al., Develop the Habit: Note-Taking in Legal Research, http://info.legalsolutions.thomsonreuters.com/pdf/perspec/1996-winter/1996-winter-3.pdf
|7106||Lgl Negotiation||Lee,Katrina||Welcome to Legal Negotiations! 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. By January 6, the general instructions and facts for our first simulation of the semester will be posted on Carmen, and confidential instructions and facts will be emailed to each of you. Please check Carmen and your email 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 Com Arb & Med||Deason,Ellen||The first day assignment will be e-mailed to all students who are registered for the course at least one week before the first class meeting.|
|7113||DR in Employment||Lawrence/Christian||Check syllabus|
|7116||DR Survey||Stulberg,Joseph||Week “0”: read pages 1-66
For first class day, March 22: 465-509
|7200||Business Assoc||Rose,Paul||Please read “Introduction to the Firm,” pp. 3-22. The syllabus will be posted on Carmen.|
|7209||Acct For Lawyers||Starker,Todd||Welcome! Before the first day of class, please check the Carmen page and read both the syllabus and the short PDF titled “SEC – Beginner’s Guide to Financial Statements.”|
|7212||Banking Law||Anstaett,Elizabeth||In REGULATION OF BANK FINANCIAL SERVICE ACTIVITIES, 5th edition, please read the following for the first class:
The Business of Banking, pp. 155-167, 189-195
History of Banking Regulation, pp. 24-26, 36-42, 45-47
|7224||Merg & Acquisit||Willbrand, David||This course does not have a first day assignment|
|7228||Reg Compliance||Garrity-Rokous, Gates||Please read “US DOJ Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs,” and “Miller, The Compliance Function: an Overview.” These are the first two items in the Course Materials.|
|7234||Venture Capital||Stencel,Lindsay||This course does not have a first day assignment|
|7312||Debtor & Creditor||Johnson,Creola||Chapter 1 – Problems 1.1 – 1.12
Note: this assignment includes problems that are NOT in your new TB. Skip the Grupo decision.
|7401||Mental Health Law||Stinson II,Bob||This course does not have a first day assignment|
|7403||White Collar Crime||Squires,Douglas/Kim, Jessica||Class 1: Read https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/white-collar-crime.|
|7409||Crim Pro Adjudica||Michaels,Alan|
|7603||Family Law||Spindelman,Marc||Welcome to 2021—and to Family Law!
The required text for the course is the unabridged version of JUDITH AREEN, MARC SPINDELMAN, PHILOMILA TSOUKALA, & SOLANGEL MALDONADO, CASES AND MATERIALS ON FAMILY LAW (Unabridged 7th ed. 2019).Please sign up on the TWEN site for the course.The very first reading for our first class is on the TWEN site, under “course materials”: an edited article by Dean Spade. Please read it and give some thought to what classroom “agreements,” if any, you might like to put on the table for discussion. After you do that, please read CB pp. 1–25.
I’m looking forward to seeing you all very soon!
All the best,
|7700||Human Rights||Quigley Jr.,John||Alston & Goodman, International Human Rights (2013), pp. 90-99|
|7800||Copyright Law||Rub,Guy||The first-day assignment (which will be very light) will be posted on the course’s website at least 10 days before the semester starts. Details, including the URL, will be emailed to all students no later than late December|
|7804||Law of Cyberspace||Ford, Jacklyn||
|7812||Patent Pros||Mescher,Richard||This course does not have a first day assignment|
|8000||Trial Practice||Judge Marbley,Algenon||Reading Lubet, Chapters 1,2,3,4,5, and 9|
|8000||Trial Practice||Judge Watson, Michael||Read Chapters 1, 2, & 3 in Modern Trial Advocacy|
|8008||Appellate Pract||Sutton,Jeffrey S|
|8103||Labor Law||Hebert,L Camille||Casebook: Harris, Slater, Lofaso, Garden, and Griffin, Modern Labor Law in the Private and Public Sectors, Casees and Materials (Carolina Academic Press 3d ed. 2021).
Jan. 11 Casebook lxvii-lxxi, 3-13, 39-53
Jan. 12 CB 53-63, 69-85
Jan. 13 CB 87-108
Jan. 14 CB 108-127
|8106||Employee Benefits||Hebert,L Camille||Casebook: Colleen E. Medill, Introduction to Employee Benefits Law: Policy and Practice (West 5th ed. 2018).
Sean M. Anderson, David A. Pratt and Andrew A. Stumpff, Selected Sections: Pension and Employee Benefits Statutes and Regulations (2017 edition).
First week assignment:
Jan.11 Casebook 1-28; ERISA sec. 2
Jan. 12 CB 29-46; ERISA secs. 3, 4
Jan. 13 CB 47-54
|8109||Employ Discrim Law||Chamallas,Martha||Please read pp.1-17 in Chamallas, Principles of Employment Discrimination (Treatise) and pp.56-60 and pp. 263-274 in the Zimmer, Sullivan casebook|
|8189.01||Crim Defense Clin||Merritt/Conway||The first day assignment and other materials are all available on Carmen. We look forward to working with you this semester! Debby & Olwyn|
|8189.02||Civil Law Clinic||Cooke,Elizabeth||Please read through the syllabus.
Exercise: Think about a time when you faced something difficult, upsetting, challenging, frightening, new, unfamiliar, and/or potentially life altering, and you decided to (or were forced to) seek advice, counsel or help from someone you considered knowledgeable about this issue. All you have to do is give the scenario some thought before class.
In class we will cover the structure and format for the clinic coursework and casework and discuss procedures and expectations. We will walk through key features and documents on Carmen. We will do a short introductory exercise to start to get to know one another.
|8189.04||Justice Child Clin||Jordan,Kimberly||Watch: Overview of Juvenile Delinquency (posted on Carmen)
Watch: Overview of Child Welfare (posted on Carmen)
Watch: Overview of Immigration System (posted on Carmen)
Read: “The Challenges of Defending Juveniles in Delinquency Court,” Tamar Birckhead
|8189.05||Legislation Clinic||Enns/Rudesill||Welcome to the Legislation Clinic! We look forward to seeing you on Monday, January 11, at 4:00. We meet via Zoom. You can access the Zoom link via the “Zoom” tab in the left menu of the OSU Carmen site for the course.
The course webpage on OSU Carmen, divided into four modules, will go live by January 4. The first module is “Processes and Procedures,” and the reading for the first day of class is the “Introduction: Logistics, Confidentiality, and Pedagogy” material found in that first module. Also, please read Chapter 2 of the Legislative Service Commission’s “Guidebook for Ohio Legislators.”
|8189.07||Mediation Clinic||Froehlich/Cole||To be determined|
|8189.09||EBL Clinic||Wilson,Paige/Walton, Darryl||Please register with Carmen and see the assignments posted there for the course. The first day assignment will be posted in late December.|
|8200||Evidence||Michaels,Alan||Welcome! Before our first meeting:
1. Sign up for the class on TWEN
2. Download the Syllyabus (under Syllabus on TWEN)
3. Signup for Tophat (instructions on the last page of the Syllabus). Join code: 033681
4. Read the first assignment (Introduction to the Rules) (We will cover the second assignment, introduction to the trial, on day 2).
5. Virtual Participants: Zoom invitation and passcode will be emailed to all students.
|8200||Evidence||Simmons,Ric L||Read the Foreword, Study Guide, Chapters 1 & 3 in the textbook.|
|8203||Civil Procedure 2||Greenbaum,Arthur||Please sign-up for the TWEN page for this course. There you will find the syllabus, supplement, and Zoom information for the course.
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; Forms 7, 11, 12 & 30
Supplementary Material [SM] 1
1 – Notice Pleading: Claim for Relief
CB 568 (Conley) – 570
FR 8(a), Form 11
2 – Beyond Notice Pleading: Additional Common Law & Rule 9 Requirements
2 – Notice Pleading Revisited
CB 627-32 n.1
3-4 – Prayer for Relief
CB 618 nn. 1 & 2, 614-17
FR 8(a)(3), 9(g), 54(c), Form 11
|8203||Civil Procedure 2||Young,Mary Beth||Please sign up for the course TWEN page. For the first day, read Chapter 1 of the casebook, Rules 1-3, 7, 64-66, and the Reading “Forms of Action and Equity” posted in Course Materials on the TWEN page. Zoom information will be provided by email and TWEN in early January.|
|8212||Pretrial Litigation||Ralph, Anne||Welcome to Pretrial Litigation! I look forward to working with you this semester. Will post the first-day assignment on our class Carmen page by Monday, January 4.|
|8300||Fed Antitrust Law||Lipscomb-Jackson, Tiffany||Introduction to Antitrust Law and Class Structure, Pages 3-18|
|8309||Environmental Law||Carlarne,Cinnamon||Assignment 1: What is Environmental Law?
Insights from Ecology and Economics 1-1 to 1-22
|8312||Election Law||Foley,Edward||Please sign up for the course on TWEN. Our casebook is Foley, Pitts & Douglas, Election Law and Litigation (revised edition under development; posted on TWEN): Baker v. Carr (the political question doctrine), pp 1-13|
|8318||Law and Presidency||Shane,Peter||There is a substantial, but not very technical bit of reading our first day. After familiarizing yourself with the syllabus, please:
This will enable us to, as they say, hit the ground running in terms of a common foundation for the rest of the semester.
|8400||Patient Client Car||Kolman,Marya||This course does not have a first day assignment|
|8409||Prof Resp: Ext||Greenbaum,Arthur||Introduction to the course and institutions and legal rules that regulate lawyers: CB 1-16, 65-86 [background only]
Admission to Practice: CB 17-39 & MR 8.1
Professional Discipline: CB 86-109 (background), MR 8.4, 109-130
We will cover the introductory material on Monday and we may get started on Admission to Practice as well.
Also, a TWEN site has been created for this course. Be sure to sign up. You will find the syllabus and Zoom information there.
|8600||Real Estate Financ||Weiler Sr.,Robert||Peruse Textbook and Supplement. Read Supplement Pgs. 275-303|
|8603||Real Est Devel||Geiger/Walent||Reading assignment for first class:
Introduction to Course/ Introduction to Ten Stages of a Real Estate Development Project (Geiger)
Reading assignment for next class:
|8707||State Local Gov’t||Walker,Christopher||Reading will be posted in the syllabus on the Carmen course page|
|8712||Tax of Bus. Ent.||Glogower,Ariel|
|8803||Law and Religion||Ball,David||Read pages 1-11 of the Casebook.|
|8811||FDA Law & Policy||Zettler,Patricia||Welcome to Food and Drug Law! I’m looking forward to our semester together. Our course website will be on Carmen Canvas. The course website is not yet available to you but it will be before our first day of class. For the first day of class, please read the syllabus that will be posted on Carmen Canvas, pages 3-27 in the required book, and the (short) supplemental reading that will be posed on the Carmen Canvas. If needed, please also familiarize yourself with the technology that we will be using this semester including Carmen Canvas, Zoom, and TopHat.|
|8821||Nonprofit Organiza||Ball, David||Read pages 3-39 of the Casebook|
|8896.02||Sem:Supreme Ct Lit||Caldeira,Gregory|
|8896.19||Sem: Evid & Trial||Sargus,Edmund||You will be receiving an email from your instructor with the first day assignment|
|8896.27||Sem: Mideast Confl||Quigley Jr.,John||Middle East Conflict (duplicated materials), pp. 1 to 42|
|8896.36||Sem: Pub Utilities||Conway,Daniel||This course does not have a first day assignment|
|8896.40||Sem: Hot Money||Oesterle,Dale||Check the course syllabus in TWEN|
|8896.44||Sem: Education Law||Wilson,Charles||Think about and be prepared to discuss the following questions:
1. What is the fundamental purpose of education?
2. What should our educational goals be?
3. What are the key attributes of a good school?
4. Does American education law facilitate or hinder the development of good schools?
5. Does it matter whether K-12 education is privatized or we retain a public education system that currently educates more than 50 million public school children?Please read the following article that will be posted on TWEN: “Why Schools Alone Can’t Close Achievement Gaps”
|8896.45||Sem: Business Law||Lee,Katrina||The first-day assignment will be posted on the Carmen course site by January 6, 2021.|
|8896.46||Sem: Soc Movements||Akbar,Amna|
|8896.56||Sem: State Con Law||Sutton,Jeffrey||Introduction; Principles of Federalism
Reading: Introduction to casebook; Chapter 2 (pp. 8–32, 35–72); 51 Imperfect Solutions (pp. 7–21).
*Raich (pp. 8–20)
*NFIB (pp. 21–25)
Boerne (pp. 26–32)
Lopez (pp. 35–38)
*Printz (pp. 39–44)
Alden (pp. 44–51)
*Franchise Tax Board (pp. 52–57)
U.S. Term Limits (pp. 58–63)
*Gregory (pp. 63–68)
Coyle (pp. 68–72)
|8896.64||Disability Access||Colker,Ruth||Please register for this course on Carmen. The syllabus and first day assignment is listed there.|
|8896.67||SEM: Serv & Secrec||Rudesill,Dakota||Welcome to Secrecy & Surveillance! There is no textbook. There will be readings posted on Carmen starting week 1 and links to read on the syllabus.
To start getting comfortable with secrecy and surveillance issues, I have a fun assignment for you before class.
Do some thinking about and come read to discuss the following hypo. Tomorrow, credible news stories report that for the last three years the National Security Agency (NSA) has been running secretly-emplaced software on cell towers on both sides of the US-Mexico border. This software has allowed the interception by NSA of all wireless communications (cell phone calls, texts, and internet data flows to phones, tablets, laptops, and other electronic devices) in a band roughly extending 20 miles into Mexico and one mile into the United States. The program is classified Top Secret, with the code-name SANDSTONE. It has not before been revealed to the public. A US government official who requested anonymity is quoted saying that the program is necessary to identify and monitor Mexican drug smugglers, human traffickers, and foreign terrorists operating in the border region. For our first class session, and without doing any research, (a) see if you can identify reasons why you think secrecy was appropriate here, and why it is potentially problematic, and (b) think about reasons the program might be legal, and why it might be legally problematic based on what you already know of US law. We will dive deeply into secrecy and surveillance this term, and talking through this hypo will get us going.
Stay safe, do your part to keep others safe, and see you in January!
|8896.71||Sem:Drug Law&Rghts||Siff, Sarah||Before the first day of class, please read the syllabus and jot down any questions you’d like to ask. In particular, look over the reading list and think about which weeks’ topics appeal to you most. Finally, please be prepared to introduce yourself to me and your classmates during our first session. I look forward to meeting you then!|
|8950||Prof Prac Skills-Resolving Community Civil Rights Disputes||Monroe,Becky||Please read the following materials before class.
(The packet with all of these excerpts will be in the class packet available online.)
|8950||Prof Prac Skills-Stockholder Litigation||Duffy, Marjorie||To be provided|
|8950||Prof Prac Skills-Business & Human Rights for Business Lawyers||Shemberg, Andrea||Read:
1. International Human Rights Law, Daniel Moeckli, et al.:
Chapter 1 History, Ed Bates
Chapter 2 Justifications, Samantha Besson
Chapter 4: Sources, Christine Chinkin
2. Universal Declaration of Human Rights; International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
|8953||Prof Practice Caps-Adv. Communication Skills for Lawyers||Failor,Scott||Pre-reads for class #1 will be posted in Carmen in advance of the first class|
|8964||Lawyers as Leaders||Stewart,Carter||First set of readings attached, except for Democracy in America, which I will send separately:|