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Summer 2015 First Assignments

(Updated: Mon., May 11, 2015 10:14 AM)

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Advanced Legal Research ( - 586) - Meland, J.

Books: Required:
The Process of Legal Research: Authorities and Options by Kunz et.al. 8th ed. ISBN: 978-1454805526.

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Advanced Legal Research ( - 586) - Bean, B.

Books: Required:
The Process of Legal Research: Authorities and Options by Kunz, et.al. 8th ed. ISBN: 978-1454805526.

Assignment: The first assignment will be posted on the TWEN site for this course.

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Advanced Legal Research ( - 586) - Hedin, J.

Books: Required:
The Process of Legal Research: Authorities and Options by Kunz, et.al. 8th ed. ISBN: 978-1454805526.

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Advanced Legal Research ( - 586) - Hanna, H.

Books: Required:
The Process of Legal Research by Kunz. 7th ed. Aspen Publishing. ISBN: 978-0735569775.


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Details: Professor Hanna is using the older 7th ed.

Advanced Legal Research ( - 586) - Domann, B.

Books: Required:
The Process of Legal Research: Authorities and Options by Kunz, et.al. 8th ed. ISBN: 978-1454805526.

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Civil Rights Clinic I ( - 630X) - Manville, D.

Books: Required:
Prisoner Self Help Litigation Manual by Manville. 2010, Oxford Press. ISBN: 978-0195374407.

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Federal Rules of Evidence. You will need a copy of each.


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Criminal Procedure: Investigation ( - 616B) - Candeub, A.

Books: Required:
Dressler and Thomas Criminal Procedure: Investigating Crimes by Josh Dressler & George Thomas. 5th ed. West. ISBN: 978-0314279514.

Assignment: Lectures and assignments will be posted using D2L.

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Evidence ( - 500P) - Pucillo, P.

Books: 1. Evidence by George Fisher. Foundation Press, 3rd ed. ISBN: 978-1609300609.

2.2014-2015 Federal Rules of Evidence Statutory and Case Supplement to Evidence by George Fisher, 3rd ed. Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1628101706.



Assignment: Revised: 5.6.15

In preparation for our first class (on Monday, May 18), please:

(1) register for our course TWEN page (which will be open as of Monday, May 4)

(2) review the course syllabus (posted to the TWEN page’s Course Materials folder);

(3) review—and be prepared to discuss—the following Federal Rules of Evidence (along with the applicable Advisory Committee notes and other drafting history):

• 401
• 402
• 403
• 105

and

(4) review—and be prepared to discuss—the material on the following pages of George Fisher, EVIDENCE (3d ed., Foundation Press 2012) (our casebook):

• 1-6 (up to the section on “Tanner v. United States: Historical Prelude”)
• 22-34
• 42-44 (up to State v. Borcharski on p. 44)
• 54-56 (Judge Kleinfeld’s dissent in U.S. v. James)
• 44-48 (up to Problem 1.8 on p. 48)




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Food Regulation in Asia ( - 810J) - Roberts, M.

Books: No textbook required.

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Immigration Law Clinic I ( - 630R) - Thronson, V.

Books: No textbook required.

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International Business Transactions ( - 512B) - Reifenberg, Jr., J.

Books: Required:
1.International Business Transactions, A Problem Oriented Coursebook by Folsom, et.al. 11th ed. West. ISBN: 978-0314274465.
2. International Business Transactions: A Problem Oriented Coursebook and International Business Transactions: Trade and Economic Relations, 11th ed. Document Supplement (paperback). ISBN: 978-0314274519.


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Professional Responsibility ( - 500Q) - Bullington, C.

Books: Required:
1. Problems in Legal Ethics by Schwartz, Wydick, Perschbacher & Basset. 10th ed. West ISBN: 978-0314280497.
2. Selected Standards on Professional Responsibility by Morgan & Rotunda, Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1609301668.

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Secured Transactions and Practice ( - 501J) - Payne, K.

Books: No textbook is required. All materials will be available on the TWEN site for this course. You will also need a copy of the Uniform Commercial Code, available online.

Assignment: The syllabus for the semester is posted on the TWEN site. Read the materials in Chapter 1 and 1A for the first class session. Chapter 1A is background information; chapter 1 is important and should be examined carefully. Brief the two cases, one from each chapter.

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Survey of Intellectual Property in Agriculture ( - 810N) - Carter-Johnson, J.

Books: Required: The Law of Intellectual Property by Craig Allen Nard, Michael Madison and Mark McKenna. 4th ed. ISBN: 978-1454838791.

Assignment: Nard et. al. pages: 1-16, 19-41, the Enablement introduction on page 45, and 55-64 (ATI v. BMW).

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Tax Clinic I ( - 630C) - Wease, J.

Books: No textbook required.

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Tax Clinic II ( - 630D) - Wease, J.

Books: No textbook required.

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Writing in Practice – LLM ( - 804E) - O'Regan, D.

Books: No textbook required. The professor will provide handouts.

Assignment: First Assignment: Writing in Practice
Please answer the following questions in sentences and paragraphs. Do not simply create a list.
1) Your legal background:
where you went to school
your areas of law practice
the type of law followed in your country
2) Your background in English
3) Legal writing classes you have taken
4) What you hope to learn in this class
5) Your strengths and weaknesses in writing in English and in legal writing
6) What you hope to do after graduating from MSU College of Law.
Due at the beginning of the first class


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Writing in Practice – LLM ( - 804E) - O'Regan, D.

Books: No textbook required. The professor will provide handouts.

Assignment: First Assignment: Writing in Practice
Please answer the following questions in sentences and paragraphs. Do not simply create a list.
1) Your legal background:
where you went to school
your areas of law practice
the type of law followed in your country
2) Your background in English
3) Legal writing classes you have taken
4) What you hope to learn in this class
5) Your strengths and weaknesses in writing in English and in legal writing
6) What you hope to do after graduating from MSU College of Law.
Due at the beginning of the first class


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