Spring 2013 Class Assignments
Class assignments are listed alphabetically by course name. All will be posted as received. If you do not see the assignments you are looking for, check TWEN, your professor's personal homepage or return to this web page to check again later.
|Please read pages 1-15 of the casebook (background material for the introductory lecture).|
|Read casebook pp. 1-12, and the materials on Regulating Marijuana posted under the Course Materials tab on TWEN.|
Register on TWEN for Advanced Evidence [EVID-350-A], and review the materials preceding the syllabus.
1-13TH 1/17Overview of Lawyer's Role in Real Estate Conveyancing and Broker Competition17-37
|T 1/15||Introduction The Nature of Modern Real Estate Transitions|
|W 1/16||Please read pp. 3-67 in the casebook for our first class.|
|Chiappinelli's Business Entities: Cases and Materials||Read Chapters 1 and 2|
|W 1/16||Please read pp. 371-97 in the casebook, along with 28 US.C. 1331 (federal question statute) and Article 3 of the U.S. Constitution. The Louisville & Nashville RR v. Mottley case should be a review; we’ll focus on Merrell Dow and Grable|
We will use Albert Hourani's A History of the Arab Peoples("H"), Reinhard Schulze's A Modern History of the Islamic World("S"), Abdullahi Ahmed An-Nai'im's Toward an Islamic Reformation("An-Naim") and the course pack available on TWEN, along with articles available on the web.
Tentative syllabi will be placed on TWEN
|T 1/10||Hourani text||Read pages 1-80|
Please register on TWEN for this class on or after December 15th.
|Read (before the first class) pages 2-39 from the required casebook Conflict of Laws (8th ed.)|
|T 1/15||Reading Assignment:
|T 1/17||Reading Assignment:
|W 1/16||Read pp. 961-87 of our casebook: Criminal Procedure: Adjudication and Right to Counsel (eds. Allen, Stuntz, Hoffmann, Livingston, Leipold) (2011)||
Please engage actively with the material, identifying and trying to answer any questions that it inspires. For each of the major cases, please be sure that you identify the legal rule9s0 announced, and the rationales underlying those rules.
Please also give thought to the following questions:
|M 1/14||Please read pages 1-27 in the Chemerinsky and Levenson text|
Please register on TWEN on or after December 15th.
In the first week, you will be introduced to the nature and scope of the computer crime problem. Just what do we mean by computer crime? How is computer crime different from traditional crime? How should we draw analogies between physical space and the Internet? Should federal and state criminal law extend to the bits and bytes of the Internet, or should the Internet be governed by its own rules? Are computer crimes inherently less objectionable than their equivalents in physical space? Is the Internet inherently less conducive to a regime of civil liberties against law enforcement monitoring versus physical space, or more?
||Technology Topics: IP Addresses; Domain Name System; the Internet; the World Wide Web.|
Professor Brown and Professor Freeman
|T 1/10||Course Overview||
|TH 1/12||Introduction to Elder Law Continued||Read and prepare Overview Hypothetical on TWEN|
|T 1/17||Elder Law practice Ethical Issues / Client Capacity||
|TH 1/19||The Social Services Network||Frolik pp. 19-34, 68-71; Continue Ethics Discussion|
|T 1/24||Medicare Overview||
|TH 1/26||Medicare Part A||Discuss Medicare Hypos 1-3|
Hello. I look forward to meeting you all soon.
During the first week, we will have an Introduction to the course material.
I will post on TWEN a few short articles (2-10 pages each) that you should read by the end of the first week of class. The articles will be posted under the "Reference Materials" link.
We study multiple causes of action in this course, and it's easier to focus on one at a time. We may study a case for what it teaches about consideration-based contracts, then circle back to it later to study its promissory estoppel discussion, and then again when we study defamation. As in the practice of law, you'll need to be prepared to articulate what the court held as to each of the different claims. Thus, it'll help you if you at least "shorthand brief" the cases. If you need help with that, see briefing tips, found in Course Packet in Bookstore; also on TWEN. To class, please bring your syllabus, text, case packet, and briefs to date. Just as with a litigated case, we may refer back to prior cases at any time, so do bring prior briefs to class.
Part I. The Individual & the Employer - Intro.
The course materials are:
- Merritt and Simons, Learning Evidence: From the Federal Rules to the Courtroom (West, 2009)
- Mitchell and Barron, Skills and Values: Evidence (Lexis Nexis, 2009).
- On-line materials on TWEN.
|Please read the Sklansky text, pp. 1-42. Also, please read Federal Rules of Evidence (F.R.E) 101, 102, 103, 104, 401, 402, and 403.|
|M 1/14||Please review the TWEN pages before this class. (These pages are currently under construction but will be available soon.)||Documents|
There is a required text for this course. It is a paperback entitled Feminist Legal Theory: Readings in Law and Gender. The editors are Katherine Bartlett and Rosanne Kennedy. It is published by Westview Press and is rather old—copyright is 1991. We will be supplementing this with other readings I will assign as we go.
For the first class review the table of contents and read the introduction, pp 1-15. This is a small class and so even before we get to the readings we will begin by introducing ourselves. I’d like each of you to take a few moments to do that and perhaps to say a few words about what you would hope to get out of the class.
All first week assignments are posted on the class TWEN site.
|T 1/15||Introduction to IP Law: read the summary materials in the LII portals for
||Please read the syllabus when it's posted, and be prepared to sign up for two panels (one single alphabet and on double alphabet)|
- Carlson, Palmer & Weston, International Environmental Law and World Order: A Problem-Oriented Coursebook (3rd ed. 2012).
- Carlson, Palmer & Weston, International Environmental Law and World Order: Supplement of Basic Documents (3rd ed. 2012).
|Introduction to International Law||Textbook pages 1-33;39-50;54-77||Anthony Anghie, The Evolution of International Law: Colonial and Postcolonial Realities (short article available on TWEN)|
|T 1/15||Jackson, Davey & Sykes (JDS) 4-28; 31-41||Questions for reading
|TH 1/17||Review JDS 31-41 and read JDS 41-56||
Professor Branscomb and Knapp
Assignments for 1/15/13 and 1/17/13. First assignments and book purchasing information are posted on TWEN. Note that two books are not available in the Bookstore and need to be ordered on line ASAP.
Please go on the TWEN site for your first assignment.
Adjunct Professor Al-Salam
Adjunct Professor Arnett
Textbook: Understanding Patent Law, Amy L. Landers (2nd ed.2012)
Print ISBN: 978-0-7698-5276-8 eBook ISBN: 978-0-3271-8118-7
|M 1/14||Intro to the Patent System||1-17|
|W 1/16||The USPTO: Obtaining a Patent||19-34|
Introductory Lecture: What is the most complicated (and interesting(?)) thing in the Universe? Review of syllabus and website.
|Writing Assignments: Problem No.1 [Mandatory] due Wed. 1/18. Check Table of Deadlines at the end of the syllabus regarding all other problem, quiz, assignment deadlines.|
Lecture: Products Liability: Where the Rubber Meets the Road. Class Debate: Public v. Private Regulation of Risks
|Online Quiz: Quiz No.1 due next week Wed. Check Table of Deadlines at the end of the syllabus regarding all other problem, quiz, assignment deadlines.|
|T 1/15 & TH 1/17||
I look forward to meeting you all soon!
LS Ch. 1, The Regulation of Lawyers, pp.45-79, Admission to Practice
For class discussion:
Please register for this course on WestLaw at your earliest convenience. The materials mentioned in this assignment are in the Course Materials Folder.
This course is somewhat different from your other courses in that there will always be some thing (not something) involved in the relationship between the parties. It will, for this course, usually be land but sometimes we may talk about other forms of property.
I will be using a rolling syllabus over the course of the semester as I get used to a more concentrated week of classes with you. I will post on each Thursday or Friday what I will cover in the following week and probably a short forecast of where we will be going in the week following that.
We will begin with a coverage of Adverse Possession and you should read the material in the text beginning on page 116 and reading through page 150. You should also read the Peters case on the TWEN page and the item marked "AP in Colorado" which will also be on the TWEN page.
Be ready to start with the Van Valkenburg case, then Manillo, then the Peters case, and then Howard v. Kunto.
Readings below are from Singer text unless otherwise indicated
|M 1/14||Skim Chapter 1 of the text (Hellerstein, et al., State and Local Taxation|
|W 1/16||Chapter 2, pp. 22-50|
Assignment for the first two weeks of class:
|Compensatory Damages for Personal Injury||
After we have completed the discussion of the readings on damages, every student will participate in a negotiating exercise based on Problem 36: pages 626-649. The class will be divided into teams of four students (two representing the plaintiff and two representing the defendant) that will conduct a negotiation in an attempt to settle the tort claim brought by Sidney Rothman against Tompkins Department Store. Each team will receive detailed instructions and a confidential information packet prior to the exercise. You will also need to re-read pages 148-158 on vicarious liability in order to prepare for this exercise.
|T 1/17||The assignment for the first class is: Read and be prepared to discuss US v. Sosseur, 181 F.2d 873 (7th Cir. 1950); US v. Farris, 624 F.2d 890 (9th Cir. 1980); Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Butterworth, 658 F.2d 310 (5th Cir. 1981) and Barona v. Duffy, 694 F.2d 1185 (9th Cir. 1982).|
A TWEN site has been created for this course, is listed under Professor Eason, and should be accessible by Thursday morning. You should sign-up for/add this TWEN site to your courses - this is very important, as most future communications will occur exclusively in class or via the TWEN site. Among the items that will be posted on the site are class assignments for the first few classes Washington statues, and any other handouts for class. An "Assignment syllabus" covering the full semester, will be posted during the first week of classes.
Required Course Materials
Professor Delgado & Professor Stefancic
|M 1/14||Please take a few minutes to skim the casebook, Race and Races (Perea, Delgado, Harris, Stefancic & Wildman, 2d ed. 2007) and formulate your impression of its general coverage and content.||In addition, please read closely pages 1-6, 19-40 on defining racism and race. Which of the approaches ring truest to your experience?|