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Spring 2015 First Assignments

(Updated: Thu., February 12, 2015 9:51 AM)

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Accounting for Lawyers ( - 502) - Lameti, R.

Books: Required:
1. Accounting for Lawyers by Herwitz and Barrett. Concise 4th ed. Foundtion Press. ISBN: 978-1599410401.
2. Accounting for Lawyers Unabridged and Concise Fourth Edition-2013 Supplement by Herwitz and Barrett. Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1609304188.

Assignment: Introduction to Bookkeeping - Debit and Credit. Pp. 1-23; Problem 1.1A & 1.1B (p 23-25).

Details:

Administrative Law ( - 532) - Kalt, B.

Books: Required:

Administrative Procedure and Practice: Problems and Cases by Funk, Shapiro and Weaver. 5th ed. West. ISBN: 978-0314286949.

Assignment: Our book is Funk, Shapiro, and Weaver, Administrative Procedure and Practice (5th ed.). Please register on the class TWEN site (which should be up by December 31), where you will find the syllabus. Read the syllabus carefully, particularly the section with the class "ground rules."
The assignment for the first day is to read pages 5–37 in the casebook, and to prepare to discuss your answers to problems 1-1 and 1-4.
If you have any concerns or problems, feel free to come by my office (415), call me (432-6987) or e-mail me (kalt@law.msu.edu).


Details: What is Administrative Law? Federal agencies are pervasive in everyday legal life, so understanding the American legal process requires understanding the very distinct body of law that applies to these agencies. Specifically, this course discusses the guidelines and restrictions that the law places on agency regulations, agency adjudication, and agency information-gathering; on judicial review of agency action; on the constitutional structure of agencies; and on public access to agency processes.
How is class run? Class will feature a mixture of lecture, discussion, and cold-calling. In each class, you will review hypotheticals that require you to learn and apply the doctrine. In this way, you will also get a taste of the diverse range of issues that agencies manage.
How is performance assessed? Grades will be based on a 3½ hour closed-book, closed note exam, with adjustments based on class participation.


Administrative Law: Food Safety and Labeling ( - 810K) - Copland, J.

Books: Required:
Principles of Administrative Law, Concise Hornbook Series by Werhan. Thomson West. ISBN: 978-0314149343.

Assignment: This online class will take place on the desire2learn platform, located at https://d2l.msu.edu/ You will be prompted to log in using your MSU ID and password. Please note that you will not be able to access course materials on desire2learn until 12:00 a.m. on January 12, 2015, and thus there really is no “First Assignment” for this course. Once the course opens, you should start by reviewing the Syllabus and the instructions under “Module 1.” For those eager to get a jump on the class, part of the reading for Module 1 will be pp. 1-31 of the Werhan Administrative Law hornbook (which is the only book required for this class – all else is online). If you are chomping at the bit to start work before January 12, you could start by reading Werhan.


Details:

Administrative Law: Food Safety and Labeling ( - 810K) - Copland, J.

Books: Required:
Principles of Administrative Law, Concise Hornbook Series by Werhan. Thomson West. ISBN: 978-0314149343.

Assignment:

Details:

Advanced Legal Research ( - 586) - Bean/Meland

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: Required:
The Process of Legal Research by Kunz, et al. Aspen Publishers, 7th ed. ISBN: 978-0735569775.

Assignment: No first assignment.

Details:

Advanced Topics in Indian Law: Tribal Law ( - 635A) - Fletcher, M.

Books: Required:

American Indian Tribal Law by Matthew Fletcher. Aspen Publishing, 2011. ISBN: 978-0735599758.

Assignment:

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Advocacy ( - 530J) - Ching, B.

Books: Required:
1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist, & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs 3d ed. 2013.
Wolters Kluwer, ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer 4th ed. 2013.Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) ISBN: 978-0615361161.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2014) .

NOTE TO STUDENTS WHO TOOK RWA in Fall 2014: Numbers 2-4 are the same books you used for fall semester legal writing.


Assignment: 1) Sign up for your professor’s Advocacy TWEN page by January 5, 2015. Email will be sent to the address provided when you sign up for the TWEN page, so please provide an email address you check regularly.
2) On January 5, 2015, the reading for Advocacy’s first assignment will be posted on the RWA webpage: http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/. The reading will be substantial, so please allow enough time to read carefully.
3) Your professor will post your section’s additional first assignment, if any, on his or her TWEN page.


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Costello, N.

Books: Required:
1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist, & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs 3d ed. 2013.
Wolters Kluwer, ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer 4th ed. 2013.Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) ISBN: 978-0615361161.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2014) .

NOTE TO STUDENTS WHO TOOK RWA in Fall 2014: Numbers 2-4 are the same books you used for fall semester legal writing.


Assignment: 1) Sign up for your professor’s Advocacy TWEN page by January 5, 2015. Email will be sent to the address provided when you sign up for the TWEN page, so please provide an email address you check regularly.
2) On January 5, 2015, the reading for Advocacy’s first assignment will be posted on the RWA webpage: http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/. The reading will be substantial, so please allow enough time to read carefully.
3) Your professor will post your section’s additional first assignment, if any, on his or her TWEN page.


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Gentry, K.

Books: Required:
1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist, & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs 3d ed. 2013.
Wolters Kluwer, ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer 4th ed. 2013.Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) ISBN: 978-0615361161.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2014) .

NOTE TO STUDENTS WHO TOOK RWA in Fall 2014: Numbers 2-4 are the same books you used for fall semester legal writing.


Assignment: 1) Sign up for your professor’s Advocacy TWEN page by Jan. 5, 2014.
2) On January 5, 2014, the reading for the RWA first assignment will be posted. It will be substantial, so please allow enough time to read carefully.
3) I will post your section’s additional first assignments on his or her TWEN page. You will receive an email when that assignment is posted. The email will be sent to the address provided when you sign up for the TWEN page so please use an email address you check regularly.

Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Gulliver, G.

Books: Required:
1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist, & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs 3d ed. 2013.
Wolters Kluwer, ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer 4th ed. 2013.Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) ISBN: 978-0615361161.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2014) .

NOTE TO STUDENTS WHO TOOK RWA in Fall 2014: Numbers 2-4 are the same books you used for fall semester legal writing.


Assignment: 1) Sign up for your professor’s Advocacy TWEN page by January 5, 2015. Email will be sent to the address provided when you sign up for the TWEN page, so please provide an email address you check regularly.
2) On January 5, 2015, the reading for Advocacy’s first assignment will be posted on the RWA webpage: http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/. The reading will be substantial, so please allow enough time to read carefully.
3) Your professor will post your section’s additional first assignment, if any, on his or her TWEN page.


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - O'Regan, D.

Books: Required:
1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist, & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs 3d ed. 2013.
Wolters Kluwer, ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer 4th ed. 2013.Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) ISBN: 978-0615361161.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2014) .

NOTE TO STUDENTS WHO TOOK RWA in Fall 2014: Numbers 2-4 are the same books you used for fall semester legal writing.


Assignment: 1) Sign up for your professor’s Advocacy TWEN page by January 5, 2015. Email will be sent to the address provided when you sign up for the TWEN page, so please provide an email address you check regularly.
2) On January 5, 2015, the reading for Advocacy’s first assignment will be posted on the RWA webpage: http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/. The reading will be substantial, so please allow enough time to read carefully.
3) Your professor will post your section’s additional first assignment, if any, on his or her TWEN page.


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Lawrence, D.

Books: Required:
1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist, & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs 3d ed. 2013.
Wolters Kluwer, ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer 4th ed. 2013.Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) ISBN: 978-0615361161.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2014) .

NOTE TO STUDENTS WHO TOOK RWA in Fall 2014: Numbers 2-4 are the same books you used for fall semester legal writing.


Assignment: Welcome to Advocacy!
Here is our first assignment:
1) Sign up for my Advocacy TWEN page. The TWEN page will be available by the end of the day on January 5th.
2) Read the material that will be posted to the RWA web site on January 5. The reading will be substantial, so please allow enough time to read carefully before the first class.
3) Prepare the additional assignment, if any, that will be posted to my TWEN page. That additional first assignment, if any, will be posted by the end of the day on Monday, January 5th.



Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Stokstad, P.

Books: Required:
1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist, & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs 3d ed. 2013.
Wolters Kluwer, ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer 4th ed. 2013.Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) ISBN: 978-0615361161.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2014) .

NOTE TO STUDENTS WHO TOOK RWA in Fall 2014: Numbers 2-4 are the same books you used for fall semester legal writing.


Assignment: 1) Sign up for your professor’s Advocacy TWEN page by January 5, 2015. Email will be sent to the address provided when you sign up for the TWEN page, so please provide an email address you check regularly.
2) On January 5, 2015, the reading for Advocacy’s first assignment will be posted on the RWA webpage: http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/. The reading will be substantial, so please allow enough time to read carefully.
3) Your professor will post your section’s additional first assignment, if any, on his or her TWEN page.


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Ching, B.

Books: Required:
1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist, & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs 3d ed. 2013.
Wolters Kluwer, ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer 4th ed. 2013.Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) ISBN: 978-0615361161.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2014) .

NOTE TO STUDENTS WHO TOOK RWA in Fall 2014: Numbers 2-4 are the same books you used for fall semester legal writing.


Assignment: 1) Sign up for your professor’s Advocacy TWEN page by January 5, 2015. Email will be sent to the address provided when you sign up for the TWEN page, so please provide an email address you check regularly.
2) On January 5, 2015, the reading for Advocacy’s first assignment will be posted on the RWA webpage: http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/. The reading will be substantial, so please allow enough time to read carefully.
3) Your professor will post your section’s additional first assignment, if any, on his or her TWEN page.


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - LaRose, S.

Books: Required:
1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist, & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs 3d ed. 2013.
Wolters Kluwer, ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer 4th ed. 2013.Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) ISBN: 978-0615361161.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2014) .

NOTE TO STUDENTS WHO TOOK RWA in Fall 2014: Numbers 2-4 are the same books you used for fall semester legal writing.


Assignment: 1) Sign up for your professor’s Advocacy TWEN page by January 5, 2015. Email will be sent to the address provided when you sign up for the TWEN page, so please provide an email address you check regularly.
2) On January 5, 2015, the reading for Advocacy’s first assignment will be posted on the RWA webpage: http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/. The reading will be substantial, so please allow enough time to read carefully.
3) Your professor will post your section’s additional first assignment, if any, on his or her TWEN page.


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Spiliopoulos, E.

Books: Required:
1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist, & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs 3d ed. 2013.
Wolters Kluwer, ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer 4th ed. 2013.Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) ISBN: 978-0615361161.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2014) .

NOTE TO STUDENTS WHO TOOK RWA in Fall 2014: Numbers 2-4 are the same books you used for fall semester legal writing.


Assignment: 1) Sign up for your professor’s Advocacy TWEN page by January 5, 2015. Email will be sent to the address provided when you sign up for the TWEN page, so please provide an email address you check regularly.
2) On January 5, 2015, the reading for Advocacy’s first assignment will be posted on the RWA webpage: http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/. The reading will be substantial, so please allow enough time to read carefully.
3) Your professor will post your section’s additional first assignment, if any, on his or her TWEN page.


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Rosa, J.

Books: Required:
1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist, & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs 3d ed. 2013.
Wolters Kluwer, ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer 4th ed. 2013.Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) ISBN: 978-0615361161.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2014) .

NOTE TO STUDENTS WHO TOOK RWA in Fall 2014: Numbers 2-4 are the same books you used for fall semester legal writing.


Assignment: 1) Sign up for your professor’s Advocacy TWEN page by January 5, 2015. Email will be sent to the address provided when you sign up for the TWEN page, so please provide an email address you check regularly.
2) On January 5, 2015, the reading for Advocacy’s first assignment will be posted on the RWA webpage: http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/. The reading will be substantial, so please allow enough time to read carefully.
3) Your professor will post your section’s additional first assignment, if any, on his or her TWEN page.


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - O'Regan, D.

Books: Required:
1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist, & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs 3d ed. 2013.
Wolters Kluwer, ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer 4th ed. 2013.Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) ISBN: 978-0615361161.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2014) .

NOTE TO STUDENTS WHO TOOK RWA in Fall 2014: Numbers 2-4 are the same books you used for fall semester legal writing.


Assignment: 1) Sign up for your professor’s Advocacy TWEN page by January 5, 2015. Email will be sent to the address provided when you sign up for the TWEN page, so please provide an email address you check regularly.
2) On January 5, 2015, the reading for Advocacy’s first assignment will be posted on the RWA webpage: http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/. The reading will be substantial, so please allow enough time to read carefully.
3) Your professor will post your section’s additional first assignment, if any, on his or her TWEN page.


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Goebel, E.

Books: Required:
1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist, & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs 3d ed. 2013.
Wolters Kluwer, ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer 4th ed. 2013.Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) ISBN: 978-0615361161.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2014) .

NOTE TO STUDENTS WHO TOOK RWA in Fall 2014: Numbers 2-4 are the same books you used for fall semester legal writing.


Assignment: 1) Sign up for your professor’s Advocacy TWEN page by January 5, 2015. Email will be sent to the address provided when you sign up for the TWEN page, so please provide an email address you check regularly.
2) On January 5, 2015, the reading for Advocacy’s first assignment will be posted on the RWA webpage: http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/. The reading will be substantial, so please allow enough time to read carefully.
3) Your professor will post your section’s additional first assignment, if any, on his or her TWEN page.


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Stokstad, P.

Books: Required:
1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist, & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs 3d ed. 2013.
Wolters Kluwer, ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer 4th ed. 2013.Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) ISBN: 978-0615361161.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2014) .

NOTE TO STUDENTS WHO TOOK RWA in Fall 2014: Numbers 2-4 are the same books you used for fall semester legal writing.


Assignment: 1) Sign up for your professor’s Advocacy TWEN page by January 5, 2015. Email will be sent to the address provided when you sign up for the TWEN page, so please provide an email address you check regularly.
2) On January 5, 2015, the reading for Advocacy’s first assignment will be posted on the RWA webpage: http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/. The reading will be substantial, so please allow enough time to read carefully.
3) Your professor will post your section’s additional first assignment, if any, on his or her TWEN page.


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - LaRose, S.

Books: Required:
1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist, & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs 3d ed. 2013.
Wolters Kluwer, ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer 4th ed. 2013.Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) ISBN: 978-0615361161.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2014) .

NOTE TO STUDENTS WHO TOOK RWA in Fall 2014: Numbers 2-4 are the same books you used for fall semester legal writing.


Assignment: 1) Sign up for your professor’s Advocacy TWEN page by January 5, 2015. Email will be sent to the address provided when you sign up for the TWEN page, so please provide an email address you check regularly.
2) On January 5, 2015, the reading for Advocacy’s first assignment will be posted on the RWA webpage: http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/. The reading will be substantial, so please allow enough time to read carefully.
3) Your professor will post your section’s additional first assignment, if any, on his or her TWEN page.


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Gulliver, G.

Books: Required:
1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist, & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs 3d ed. 2013.
Wolters Kluwer, ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer 4th ed. 2013.Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) ISBN: 978-0615361161.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2014) .

NOTE TO STUDENTS WHO TOOK RWA in Fall 2014: Numbers 2-4 are the same books you used for fall semester legal writing.


Assignment: 1) Sign up for your professor’s Advocacy TWEN page by January 5, 2015. Email will be sent to the address provided when you sign up for the TWEN page, so please provide an email address you check regularly.
2) On January 5, 2015, the reading for Advocacy’s first assignment will be posted on the RWA webpage: http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/. The reading will be substantial, so please allow enough time to read carefully.
3) Your professor will post your section’s additional first assignment, if any, on his or her TWEN page.


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Copland, J.

Books: Required:
1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist, & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs 3d ed. 2013.
Wolters Kluwer, ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer 4th ed. 2013.Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) ISBN: 978-0615361161.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2014) .

NOTE TO STUDENTS WHO TOOK RWA in Fall 2014: Numbers 2-4 are the same books you used for fall semester legal writing.


Assignment: 1) Sign up for your professor’s Advocacy TWEN page by January 5, 2015. Email will be sent to the address provided when you sign up for the TWEN page, so please provide an email address you check regularly.
2) On January 5, 2015, the reading for Advocacy’s first assignment will be posted on the RWA webpage: http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/. The reading will be substantial, so please allow enough time to read carefully.
3) Your professor will post your section’s additional first assignment, if any, on his or her TWEN page.


Details:

Advocacy for Foreign-Educated Lawyers ( - 804C) - Copland, J.

Books: Required:
1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist, & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs 3d ed. 2013.
Wolters Kluwer, ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer 4th ed. 2013.Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) ISBN: 978-0615361161.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2014) .

NOTE TO STUDENTS WHO TOOK RWA in Fall 2014: Numbers 2-4 are the same books you used for fall semester legal writing.


Assignment: Your assignments for this class will be located on TWEN. https://lawschool.westlaw.com/twen/ If you do not yet have a Westlaw password to access TWEN, you may email Professor Copland at jcopland@law.msu.edu to request copies of the first assignment. For the first class, you should fill out the Student Profile and read the “Vacation Problem.” Both documents can be found on the TWEN class website under “Course Materials.” You may either email a completed Profile Sheet to Professor Copland before the first class or may bring it with you to class.

Details:

Agricultural Law ( - 566N) - Deacon, B.

Books: Required:

Food, Farming and Sustainability - Readings in Agricultural Law by Susan Schneider, 2011. Carolina Academic Press. ISBN: 978-1594605888.

Assignment: Week 1 – Wednesday, January 14, 2015:
Introduction, Commodity Assignment, History of Agriculture Production and Policy - Chapter 1 of book, through Page 44. Also read:
• Michigan’s Public Act 13 of 1921, Department of Agriculture, MCL 285.1 et seq.
• USDA’s Economic Research Service Farm Income and Costs: 2014 Farm Sector Income Forecast: http://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/farm-economy/farm-sector-income-finances/2014-farm-sector-income-forecast.aspx


Details:

American Constitutional Law for LL.M. ( - 806A) - Lawrence, M.

Books: Required:
Constitutional Law by Chemerinsky. Wolters Kluwer. 3rd or 4th editions are acceptable. 4th ed. ISBN: 978-1454817536; 3rd ed. ISBN: 978-0735577176.

Assignment: Class 1:

4th ed: 1-9; 11-13; 33-37; 40 (stop at “In addition to…”); 45-46; 81; 86-87; 91-92; 106-110
3d ed: 1-9; 11-13; 34-37; 40-41 (stop at “In addition to…”); 45-46; 92; 97-98; 103; 118-121


Details:

American Constitutional Law for LL.M. ( - 806A) - Lawrence, M.

Books: Required:
Constitutional Law by Chemerinsky. Wolters Kluwer. 3rd or 4th editions are acceptable. 4th ed. ISBN: 978-1454817536; 3rd ed. ISBN: 978-0735577176.

Assignment: Class 1:

4th ed: 1-9; 11-13; 33-37; 40 (stop at “In addition to…”); 45-46; 81; 86-87; 91-92; 106-110
3d ed: 1-9; 11-13; 34-37; 40-41 (stop at “In addition to…”); 45-46; 92; 97-98; 103; 118-121


Details:

Analytical Methods for Lawyers-Game Theory ( - 637D) - Biddle, J.

Books: Required:
Game Theory and the Law by Baird, Gertner & Picker. Paperback, 1998.
ISBN: 978-0674341111.

Assignment:

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Animal Law ( - 565A) - Favre, D.

Books: Required:
Animal Law: Welfare, Interests & Rights by Favre, 2nd ed. (Aspen Elective). ISBN: 978-1454802662.

Assignment: Read Chapter 1.

Details: During the semester a wide variety of animal related topics will be discussed: animals as property, damages for harming animals, veterinarian malpractice, criminal cruelty toward animals, farm animals, the Federal Animal Welfare Act, animal jurisprudence and the social movement seeking to help animals. This will be done in the discussion format of a seminar class where everyone is expected to contribute.

Two quizzes will be taken during the semester and a short paper will be due as the end (ULWR options are available).


Arbitration ( - 505A) - Bedikian, M.

Books: Required:
Arbitration Law by Stone & Bales, 2nd ed.2011. Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1599416465.

Assignment: Read pp. 1-30.

Details:

Arbitration (Labor) ( - 505B) - Roumell, G.

Books: Required:
Roumell's Primer coursepack, available at the Spartan Bookstore.

Assignment:

Details:

Basic Income Taxation B ( - 501B) - Blankfein-Tabachnick, D.

Books: Required:
1. Lathrope's Selected Federal Taxation Statutes and Regulations with Motro Tax Map, 2015 by Lathrope. West Academic. ISBN: 978-1628100846.
2. Federal Income Taxation: Principles and Policies by Graetz and Schenk. 7th ed. Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1609301835.


Assignment: Assignment:
Casebook: MICHAEL J. GRAETZ AND DEBORAH SCHENK, FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION (7th ed. 2013), p, 1-39.




Details:

Basic Will Drafting ( - 540A) - Behan, M.

Books: Required:
Principles of Wills, Trust and Estates by McGovern. 2nd ed. West. (Concise Hornbook). ISBN: 978-0314273574.

Assignment:

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Business Enterprises ( - 500M) - Bean, B.

Books: Required:

1. Business Associations, Cases and Materials on Agency, Partnerships and Corporations by Klein, Ramseyer, Bainbridge. 6th, 7th or 8th ed. are all usable. Foundation Press.
2. Mastering Corporations and other Business Enterprises by Lee Harris, Caroline Academic Press, 2009. ISBN: 978-1594604447.

Assignment: Sign on to the TWEN page for this course. Read the Game Plan for week 1 and prepare as set out in the Game Plan.

Details: Business Enterprises is a four-credit course which deals with the various forms of legal entities used to engage in for-profit activities. All bar examinations include questions covering Business Enterprises/Corporations. Unincorporated business forms are also studied with emphasis on the rapidly expanding area of Limited Liability Companies. The Federal securities laws are referred to but are not a significant aspect of the course. While there are several drafting exercises, the course is principally conducted as a discussion of the 100 or so cases we read, plus current developments in the business press of matters directly related to the course. The TWEN Site is an important aspect of the course. All materials and daily assignments, plus many supplemental materials will be found there. The first week’s Game Plan and assignments will be posted there several weeks prior to the first class. There are “Game Plans” for each week of the semester outlining the materials to be read, questions to consider while reviewing each case and information providing background material that might otherwise have to be presented in lectures. The final examination accounts for 85% of the grade, the drafting exercises and class participation 15%.


Business Enterprises ( - 500M) - Bean, B.

Books: Required:

1. Business Associations, Cases and Materials on Agency, Partnerships and Corporations by Klein, Ramseyer, Bainbridge. 6th, 7th or 8th ed. are all usable. Foundation Press.
2. Mastering Corporations and other Business Enterprises by Lee Harris, Caroline Academic Press, 2009. ISBN: 978-1594604447.

Assignment: On the TWEN site for this course, read the Game Plan for week 1 and prepare as set out in the Game Plan.

Details: Details: Business Enterprises is a four-credit course which deals with the various forms of legal entities used to engage in for-profit activities. All bar examinations include questions covering Business Enterprises/Corporations. Unincorporated business forms are also studied with emphasis on the rapidly expanding area of Limited Liability Companies. The Federal securities laws are referred to but are not a significant aspect of the course. While there are several drafting exercises, the course is principally conducted as a discussion of the 100 or so cases we read, plus current developments in the business press of matters directly related to the course. The TWEN Site is an important aspect of the course. All materials and daily assignments, plus many supplemental materials will be found there. The first week’s Game Plan and assignments will be posted there several weeks prior to the first class. There are “Game Plans” for each week of the semester outlining the materials to be read, questions to consider while reviewing each case and information providing background material that might otherwise have to be presented in lectures. The final examination accounts for 85% of the grade, the drafting exercises and class participation 15%.


Capital Punishment ( - 579Y) - Grosso, C.

Books: Required:
1. Death Penalty Stories by Blume and Steiker. 2009. Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1599413433.
2. A Capital Punishment coursepack will be available at the Spartan Book.


Assignment:

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Child Advocacy ( - 541A) - Beaton, H.

Books: Required:

Children and The Law: Doctrine, Policy and Practice by Abrams, Ramsey and Mangold. 5th ed. American Casebook, Aspen. ISBN: 978-0314287670.

Assignment: No first assignment.

Details:

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

Books: Required:
1. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Federal Rules of Evidence. You will need a copy of both.
2. Prisoner Self Help Litigation Manual by Manville. Oxford, 2010. ISBN: 978-0195374407.

Assignment:

Details:

Civil Rights Clinic II ( - 630Z) - Manville, D.

Books: Required:
1. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Federal Rules of Evidence. You will need a copy of both.
2. Prisoner Self Help Litigation Manual by Manville. Oxford, 2010. ISBN: 978-0195374407.

Assignment:

Details:

Client Counseling and Interviewing ( - 591A) - Smith, S.

Books: Required:
Pretrial Litigation in a Nutshell by Dessem. 5th ed. West. ISBN: 978-0314273963.

Assignment: No first assignment.

Details:

Closely- Held Business: Shareholder and Member Disputes ( - 593J) - Sartori, L.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: No textbook required. All required course materials are available on Westlaw and/or Lexis. [See also http://courts.mi.gov/ RE: Mich App]

ABBREVIATIONS:

1. O’Neal and Thompson’s Oppression of Minority Shareholders and LLC Members (Revised Second Edition, 2014) F. Hodge O’Neal and Robert B. Thompson. (“OMS”)
2. Shareholder Litigation (Third Edition, 2014) Roger J. Magnuson. (“SL”)

3. O’Neal and Thompson’s Close Corporation’s and LLCs: Law and Practice (Revised Third Edition, 2014) Robert B. Thompson. (“CCL”)

4. Michigan Business Corporation Act. (“MCL”)

5. Michigan Limited Liability Company Act. (“MCL”)

6. Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct (“MRPC”).
ASSIGNMENT: Read and be prepared to discuss the following materials:

OMS:
• Chapter 1. Scope of Treatise, Objectives, and Preliminary Considerations.
• Chapter 2. Underlying Causes of Squeeze – outs, § 2:1 – 2:15, 2:17 – 2:20.
• Chapter 9. Arrangements which Avoid Squeeze-outs and Oppression, § 9:2.

SL:
• 17:2 The Client as Source of Information
• 17:3 Instructing the Client – Educating on Law and Procedure
• 17:4 Instructing the Client – Strengthening the Will; Clarifying Goals and Costs

CCL:
• 1:9 Normal Attributes of Close Corporation
• 2:2 Lawyer’s Representation of More Than One Participant in a Closely Held Enterprise

STATUTES:
MCL
• 450.1103
• 450.1489
• 450.4515

CASES:
• Centra Inc. v. Jaffe Rait Heuer & Weiss PC (unpublished) Mich App, Docket No. 181803 (1996).

OTHER:
MRPC
• 1.7
• 1.13


Details:

Codex Alimentarius ( - 810F) - Hegarty, P.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

Details:

Conflict Resolution Clinic I ( - 631D) - Tarr, N.

Books: Required:
The Practice of Mediation: A Video-Integrated Text. 2nd ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454802198. Please access the online video's associated with this text.


Assignment: Monday, 1/12/15. Training from 1:30-3:30 in Room 430 of the Law College Building
• Prior to the session
o Read - Chapter 1
o Prepare to act as Rosa Lopez’s lawyer – you will be counseling her regarding her options on page 4 of text.
o Study Michigan Supreme Court Rules 2.410, 2.411
o Find Approved forms on SCAO website-http://courts.mi.gov/Administration/SCAO/Forms/Pages/Alternative-Dispute-Resolution.aspx

Wednesday, 1/14/15. Training from 12:30-5:00 (with a break) in Clinic Classroom
• Prior to Training Session
o Read – Chapter 5 – Mediation as a structured Process
o Read – Chapter 3 – The Role of the Mediator which discusses different mediation styles including the facilitative/evaluative debate
o Study – Michigan Mediator Standards of Conduct, (MMSC) I, II, III, V, VII
o Study- Michigan Supreme Court Rule 2.412

Friday, 1/16/15. Training from 9-12:00. Room to be announced because All Clinic swearing in ceremony will be at the law college at noon. Most Fridays, we will train until 12:30.

• Prior to Training Session
o Prepare for Role as a party—learn facts (information will be handed out on 1/14/15)
o Read Chapters 4 — Preparing to Mediate
 Study MMSC IV- Mediator Competence
 Study MMSC VI- Safety
 Study MMSC IX- Fees and charges
o Read Chapter 6 – Opening Process
o Prepare outline of Opening and questions to elicit initial exchange of information
o Review Mediation Agreement from RSI to determine if it that complies with the Rules



Details:

Constitutional Law I ( - 500C) - Lawrence, M.

Books: Required:

Constitutional Law by Chemerinsky, Aspen. 4th ed. ISBN: 978-1454817536 or 3rd. ed. ISBN: 978-0735577176 are acceptable.

Assignment: Class 1:

xli-lvii (skim); 1-13 (same page #s for both 4th & 3d editions)

Class 2:
10-13; 34-42; 45-46; 53-65; 66-68 (same page #s for both 4th & 3d editions)


Details:

Constitutional Law I ( - 500C) - Morag-Levine, N.

Books: Required:
Constitutional Law by Chemerinsky. 4th ed. Aspen. ISBN: 978-1454817536.

Assignment: Constitutional Law and the Regulatory State
1) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Essay in Britannica Online. (posted on TWEN).
2) Kaiser Foundation policy brief regarding the Supreme Court’s decision in NFIB v. Sibelius (posted on TWEN).
3) Adam Liptak, “Justices to Hear New Challenge to Health Law,” New York Times, Nov. 7, 2014, (weblink on TWEN).
4) David Montgomery and Julia Preston, “17 States Suing on Immigration” New York Times, Dec. 3, 2014, (weblink on TWEN).


Details:

Constitutional Law I ( - 500C) - Sant'Ambrogio, M.

Books: Required:
A custom reader will be available at the Spartan Bookstore. Aspen. ISBN: 978-1454846833.

Assignment:

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Constitutional Law II ( - 500N) - Bitensky, S.

Books: Required:
1. Constitutional Law Cases and Materials by Varat, Amar & Cohen. 14th ed. Foundations Press. ISBN: 978-1609302559.
2. 2014 Supplement to Constitutional Law Cases and Materials by Varat and Amar. 14th ed. Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1628102680.

Assignment: In your hardcover casebook read pp. 407-434.

Details:

Constitutional Law II ( - 500N) - Kuykendall, M.

Books: Required:
1. Constitutional Law by Chemerinsky, 4th ed. Aspen. ISBN: 978-1454817536.
2. Constitutional Law 2014 Supplement. Chemeranski. ISBN: 978-1454841692.

Assignment: Class 1 The Application of the Bill of Rights to the States; P & Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment pp. 517-539

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/incorp.htm

Background essay from UMKC website: http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/billofrightsintro.html

Barron v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore; Slaughter-House Cases; Saenz v. Roe; Twining v. New Jersey; Duncan v. Louisiana [NOT ASSIGNED: 539-548 McDonald v. City of Chicago; Note on Content of Incorporated Rights]

Class 2 The Requirement for State Action pp. 548-580

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/stateaction.htm

The Civil Rights Cases; Marsh v. Alabama; Jackson v. Metropolitan Edison Co.; Terry v. Adams; Evans v. Newton; Amalgamated Food Employees Union Local 590 v. Logan Valley Plaza, Inc.; Lloyd Corp. v. Tanner; Hudgens v. National Labor Relations Board; Shelley v. Kraemer; Lugar v. Edmondson Oil. Co.; Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Co.; Burton v. Wilmington Parking Authority; Moose Lodge No. 107 v. Irvis


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Constitutional Litigation ( - 579X) - Pucillo, P.

Books: Required:
Constitutional Torts. 3rd ed., 2010. LexisNexis. ISBN: 978-1422470275.

Assignment: In preparation for our first class (on Monday, January 12), please:

(1) register for our course TWEN page (which will be open as of Friday, January 2);

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

(3) review—and be prepared to discuss—the provisions of law below;

• U.S. Constitution, Amendment XIV (Sections 1 and 5)
• 28 U.S.C. § 1343(a)(3)
• 42 U.S.C. § 1983
• 18 U.S.C. § 242

and

(4) review—and be prepared to discuss—pp. 1-18 of Sheldon H. Nahmod., et al., CONSTITUTIONAL TORTS (3d ed., LexisNexis 2010) (our casebook for the semester).


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Consumer Law ( - 593G) - Ard, J.

Books: Required:
Greenfield's Consumer Transactions. 6th ed. West Academic. ISBN: 978-1609302771.
Recommended:
Greenfield's Consumer Transactions, 6th, Selected Statutes and Regulations (University Casebook Series) Paperback – November 13, 2013
by Michael M Greenfield. ISBN-13: 978-1609302955



Assignment: Read/scan up to page 53. It is background material and will not be something you will be tested upon. Be prepared to discuss.


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Contract Drafting ( - 594A) - Lawrence, D.

Books: Required:

Drafting Contracts: How and Why Lawyers Do What They Do by Tina L. Stark. Aspen, 2nd ed, 2014. ISBN: 978-0735594777.

Assignment: Welcome to Contract Drafting!

First Assignment

Required Text - Tina Stark, Drafting Contracts: How and Why Lawyers Do What They Do (2nd ed. 2013).

Note – Be sure to buy the second edition.

Before our first class, 1) sign up for my TWEN site, which will be available on January 6th, and 2) read and be prepared to discuss the following chapters from Drafting Contracts.

In addition, complete Exercise 5-2. Type your answers and bring a copy to class. We will discuss in class.

Chapter 1 – A Few Words
Chapter 2 – The Building Blocks of Contracts
Chapter 3 – Translating the Business Deal – Part 1
Chapter 4 – Translating the Business Deal – Part 2
Chapter 5 – A Contract’s Parts


Details:

Contract Negotiation ( - 530F) - Pappas, B.

Books: Required:

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In. Paperback by Fisher, Ury, and Patton.
Other resources will be available on the TWEN page for this course.

Assignment: Read the entire book.

Details:

Contract Negotiation ( - 530F) - Pappas, B.

Books: Required:
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In. Paperback by Fisher, Ury, and Patton.
Other resources will be available on the TWEN page for this course.

Assignment: Read the entire book.

Details:

Contract Negotiation ( - 530F) - Bedikian, M.

Books: Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In. Paperback by Fisher, Ury, and Patton.
Other resources will be available on the TWEN page for this course.

Assignment: Read the entire book.

Details:

Copyright Law ( - 533B) - Pager, S.

Books: Required:
Copyright in Global Information Economy by Cohen, Loren, et.al. 3rd ed. Aspen. ISBN: 978-0735591967.
The Supplement is optional.

Assignment: In your casebook read pp. 3-32 and skim pp. 33-39.

Details:

Corporate Finance ( - 508B) - Spoon, E.

Books: Required:
Corporate Finance: Principles and Practice by Carney. 3rd ed. Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1609304584.

Assignment: Read pp. 1-32 in the Carney casebook.

Details:

Corporate Law and Policy Seminar ( - 508D) - Walther, B.

Books: Required:
The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity that Owns Everything, by Jason Kelly. 2012 Bloomberg Press. ISBN: 978-1118205464.

Assignment:

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Corporate Law and Policy: Corporate Governance and Compliance ( - 508F) - Hall, C.

Books: Required:
The Law of Governance, risk Management and Compliance by Geoffrey Miller. 2014, Aspen Casebook Series. ISBN: 978-1454845447.

Assignment: In your text read: pp. 1-10, 197-221, 268-270.

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Criminal Law ( - 500F) - O'Brien, B.

Books: Required:

Dressler & Garvey, Cases and Materials on Criminal Law. West Academic, 6th ed., 2012. ISBN: 978-0314279828.

Assignment: Class 1. Monday, January 12: 1-8; 9-18; Model Penal Code (MPC) § 1.02 (Appendix)
Nature and Sources of Criminal Law, Proof of Guilt

Class 2. Wednesday, January 14: 30-60 (through note 6)
Principles of Punishment


Details:

Criminal Law ( - 500F) - Totten, M.

Books: Required:
Criminal Law by Joshua Dressler. 6th ed. West. ISBN: 978-0314279828.

Assignment: Introduction to Criminal Law. 1-18; Model Penal Code (MPC) § 1.02 (App’x); 29-48 (can read quickly).

Details:

Criminal Law ( - 500F) - Totten, M.

Books: Required:
Criminal Law by Joshua Dressler. 6th ed. West. ISBN: 978-0314279828.

Assignment: Introduction to Criminal Law. 1-18; Model Penal Code (MPC) § 1.02 (App’x); 29-48 (can read quickly).

Details:

Criminal Law ( - 500F) - Aquilina, R.

Books: Required:

Defining Crimes by Stuntz and Hoffman. 2nd ed. Wolters Kluwer, Aspen Casebook. ISBN: 978-1454851356.

Assignment:

Details:

Criminal Procedure: Adjudication ( - 616C) - Kaplan, S.

Books: Required:
Criminal Procedure; Adjudication and Right to Counsel by Ronald Allen. 2011. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. ISBN: 978-0735590250.


Assignment: Read pp. 1491-1563. The syllabus is posted on the TWEN page for this course.

Details:

Criminal Procedure: Investigation ( - 616B) - Katz, D.

Books: Required:
1. Basic Criminal Procedure (Policy Practices) Cases, Comments, Questions by Kamisar, LaFave, et.al. 13th ed. Thomson West. ISBN: 978-0314911667.
2. BasicCriminal Procedure, 2014 Supplement by Kamisar, LaFave, et.al. 2014 Thomson West. ISBN: 978-1628100853.

Assignment: Please Complete these 3 Steps for Prior to Class #1
(1) Please Obtain Basic Criminal Procedure 13th Edition by Kamisar, LaFave, Israel, King and Kerr

(2) Review the Syllabus available here:
http://computationallegalstudies.com/crimproclass/

(3) Read Kamisar Text -- Chapter 9 Pages 543 - 554 & 566 - 588


Details:

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: Jan. 12, 2015:
Amendment IV, US Constitution (p.2); pp. 44-48, pp. 64-85.

Details:

Criminal Trial Advocacy I - PreTrial ( - 617A) - Kaplan, S.

Books: No textbook required. Handout provided by the professor, are also available on the professors website.

Assignment:

Details:

Criminal Trial Advocacy III Post-Conviction Remedies ( - 617C) - Scullion, M.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

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Current Issues in Securities Regulation ( - 524C) - Makens H/Meurlin C

Books: No textbook required.
The professor will be providing materials.

Assignment:

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Decedents' Estates and Trusts ( - 501D) - Ten Brink, C.

Books: Sign up on the TWEN page for this course.
Required:
Wills, Trusts & Estates by Dukeminier and Sitkoff. Aspen, 9th ed. ISBN: 978-1454824572.

Assignment: The information is posted on the TWEN site for this course.

Details:

Decedents' Estates and Trusts ( - 501D) - Jacobs, M.

Books: Required:
Wills, Trust & Estates by Dukeminier and Sitkoff. 9th ed., Aspen. ISBN: 978-1454824572.

Assignment: Decedents’ Estates & Trusts first assignment: Dukeminer casebook pages 1-34 (Shapira and Hodel) and pages 41-50 (be prepared to discuss problems 1-4 on page 50). Reminder: students must have the 9th edition of the casebook.


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Environmental Law ( - 566A) - Morag-Levine, N.

Books: Required:
Environmental Regulation: Law, Science and Policy by Percival et.al. 7th ed. 2013. Aspen. ISBN: 978-1454822288.

Assignment: 1) Problem Exercise: Mercury Contamination (pp. 24-26 in textbook).
2) Case Study: Mercury from Power Plants (pp. 245-251 in textbook).
3) “Timeline of Delay: The Long Road to Controlling Mercury Emissions from Power Plants.” Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) (weblink on TWEN).
4) Adam Liptak and Coral Davenport, “Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Rules on Mercury from Power Plants.” New York Times, Nov. 25, 2014 (weblink on TWEN).


Details:

Estate Planning and Drafting Seminar ( - 540B) - Schweitzer, L.

Books: Required:
Teaching Materials on Estate Planning by Gary W. Beyer, 4th ed. West. ISBN: 978-0314195913.

Assignment: January 13 Introduction; Chapter 1
20 Chapter 2 Wills and Trusts Overview
27 Chapter 3 Probate Avoidance Techniques


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European Union Law ( - 548C) - Reifenberg, Jr., J.

Books: Required:

1. Cases and Materials on European Union Law by Bermann, Goebel, Davey & Fox. 3rd ed. 2011. West Academic. ISBN: 978-03149378.
2. Cases and Materials on European Union Law Supplement. 3rd ed. West Academic. ISBN: 978-0314184191.

Assignment: Skim chapter 2. Pp. 31-74.

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Evidence ( - 500P) - Pucillo, P.

Books: Required:

1. Evidence by George Fisher, 3rd ed., 2012 Foundation Press. 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: In preparation for our first class (on Monday, January 12), please:

(1) register for our course TWEN page (which will be open as of Friday, January 2)

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

(3) review—and be prepared to discuss—Rules 401 and 402 of the Federal Rules of Evidence (along with the applicable Advisory Committee notes and other drafting history);

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 for the semester):

• 1-6 (up to the section on “Tanner v. United States: Historical Prelude”)
• 22-34


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Family Law: Marriage & Divorce ( - 541E) - Starnes, C.

Books: Required:
Contemporary Family Law by Abrams, Cahn, Ross & Meyer. 3rd ed. 2012. West. ISBN: 978-0314276872.

Assignment: Read pages 1-12.

Details:

Family Law: Marriage & Divorce ( - 541E) - Starnes, C.

Books: Required:
Contemporary Family Law by Abrams, Cahn, Ross & Meyer. 3rd ed. 2012. West. ISBN: 978-0314276872.

Assignment: Read pages 1-12.

Details:

Federal Investigation and Prosecution ( - 616E) - Schneider, M.

Books: Recommended:
Criminal Code and Rules, 2013 West. ISBN: 978-031466752.

Assignment:

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Global Law Colloquium ( - 545D) - Mansour, S.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: In anticipation of our first class, I would like all of you to begin thinking about topics for your papers or presentations. Please note that you will have to select and confirm your topics by no later than January 22, 2015. The topics can be any foreign (i.e., non-U.S.), transnational, or comparative subject. In selecting topics, keep in mind that 3-credit students must write a paper with a minimum of 7,000 words, and 1-credit students must prepare 30 minute presentations and write approximately 5 page abstracts. I will be available to discuss topics in person during the first two weeks of the semester.

Before January 13, please email me at mansou25@law.msu.edu (1) a self-introduction or resume; (2) a brief introduction mentioning any international experience you might have, and (3) a list or statement of topics you might want to write about.

In terms of reading, please read chapters I, II, III, and V of Stephen C. McCaffrey, Understanding International Law (2006). There are several copies of the book on reserve at the library; do not purchase this book. These readings are only meant to familiarize you with the language of international law and will be the only required reading for the course. However, you are welcome to read other sections of the book or any other introductory materials on international law that you might find helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions.



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Global Law Colloquium ( - 545D) - Mansour, S.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: In anticipation of our first class, I would like all of you to begin thinking about topics for your papers or presentations. Please note that you will have to select and confirm your topics by no later than January 22, 2015. The topics can be any foreign (i.e., non-U.S.), transnational, or comparative subject. In selecting topics, keep in mind that 3-credit students must write a paper with a minimum of 7,000 words, and 1-credit students must prepare 30 minute presentations and write approximately 5 page abstracts. I will be available to discuss topics in person during the first two weeks of the semester.

Before January 13, please email me at mansou25@law.msu.edu (1) a self-introduction or resume; (2) a brief introduction mentioning any international experience you might have, and (3) a list or statement of topics you might want to write about.

In terms of reading, please read chapters I, II, III, and V of Stephen C. McCaffrey, Understanding International Law (2006). There are several copies of the book on reserve at the library; do not purchase this book. These readings are only meant to familiarize you with the language of international law and will be the only required reading for the course. However, you are welcome to read other sections of the book or any other introductory materials on international law that you might find helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions.



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Global Perspectives on Education Law ( - 545E) - Bowman, K.

Books: Sign up on the TWEN page for this course. The professor will supply some materials and the remainder will be posted on TWEN.

Assignment: Read the syllabus posted on TWEN. The first assignment is also posted to the TWEN site.

Details:

Global Perspectives on Women in Law ( - 541Q) - Brenner, H.

Books: Required:
Women in the World's Legal Professions by Shaw and Schultz. Hart Publishing, 2003. ISBN: 978-1841133195.

Assignment:

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Health Care Fraud and Abuse ( - 558J) - Kaser, B.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: The first assignment for the class is contained in the syllabus, which has been posted on the class TWEN site.

TWEN enrollment is crucial for the course; all general communication to the class will happen there. The readings for the first week, described in the syllabus, are also posted in the Course Materials portion of the TWEN site.


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Housing Law and the Public Interest ( - 603B) - Gilmore, B.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: Please view this website before the beginning of class. You will have to cut and paste. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/meltdown/view/

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Immigration Consequences of Crime ( - 541T) - Kloet, J.

Books: No textbook required. Please sign up on the TWEN page for this course, additional materials will be posted.

Assignment: READINGS FOR CLASS ONE:
o Available on Westlaw, Lexis, or public access websites
 8 USC 1103, 1104, 1105
 8 USC 1182(a)(5), (j), (t)
 8 USC 1225
 8 USC 1226
 8 USC 1252
 8 USC 1228(c)
 8 USC 1329
 8 USC 1325
 8 USC 1326
 8 USC 1357
 8 CFR 100.1, 100.5
 8 CFR 1003.0
 INS v St Cyr, 533 US 289 (2001)

o Additional required readings, to be made available on TWEN by 12/15/14
 Sample 287(g) Memorandum of Understanding
 Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report (and Update) on the Performance of 287(g) Agreements (Mar 2010 and Sept 2010, respectively) (skim only)
 Article, “The Criminal Alien Program (CAP): Immigration Enforcement in Prisons and Jails,” Immigration Policy Center, American Immigration Council (Aug 1, 2013)
 Article, Trevor Gardner II and Aarti Kohli, “The CAP Effect: Racial Profiling in the ICE Criminal Alien Program,” the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy, University of California, Berkeley Law School (Sept 2009)
 Fact Sheet: “Secure Communities,” US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (March 28, 2008)
 Article by Aarti Kohli, Peter L Markowitz, and Lisa Chavez, “Secure Communities by the Numbers: An Analysis of Demographics and Due Process,” the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy, University of California, Berkeley Law School (Oct 2011)
 Editorial, The Editorial Board, “The ‘Secure Communities’ Illusion,” The New York Times (Sept 5, 2014)
 Article, William J. Bratton, LAPD Chief, “The LAPD fights crime, not illegal immigration,” Los Angeles Times (Oct 27, 2009)
 Memorandum, “Secure Communities,” Jeh Charles Johnson, US DHS Secretary (Nov 20, 2014)
 Memorandum, “Policies for the Apprehension, Detention and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants,” Jeh Charles Johnson, US DHS Secretary (Nov 20, 2014).


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Intellectual Property Practicum ( - 535F) - Falcoff, M.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: Read and be prepared to discuss the following: (1) KSR Int’l. v. Teleflex Inc., 127 S.Ct. 1727 (2007); 35 U.S.C. §§102(b) and 103(a) {pre-AIA}; and 35 U.S.C. §§102(a)(1) and 103 {post-AIA, i.e., current}.

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International Human Rights ( - 548F) - Bitensky, S.

Books: Required:

1. International Human Rights: Law, Policy and Process by Weissbrodt, et al. 4th ed. LexisNexis. ISBN: 978-1422411735.
2. Selected Human Rights Instruments, etc. by Weissbrodt et al. 4th ed. LexisNexis. ISBN: 978-1422411742.

Assignment: In hardcover textbook, read chapter 1; in softcover document supplement, read U.N. Charter preamble and articles 1-2, 55-56, and 103.

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International Intellectual Property Law ( - 533E) - Pager, S.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: Sign up on the TWEN page for this course.

Read the excerpts all posted on the Course Materials webpage on TWEN.
- Excerpt from McCarthy article.
- Excerpt from Gana article.
- Introduction to Chow, Lee Casebook pp. 1-30.

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Introduction to Islamic Law ( - 545F) - Khalil, M.

Books: Required:
An introduction to Islamic Law by Wael B. Hallaq. Cambridge University Press, 2009. ISBN: 978-0521678735.

Assignment:

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Investor Advocacy Clinic I ( - 631B) - Edwards, B.

Books: Required:
1. Essential Lawyering Skills by Krieger and Neuman. 3rd ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-0735564053.
2. The Practioner's guide to Securities Arbitration by Doss & Frankowski. ABA Publishing. ISBN: 978-1614387596.

Assignment: Doss & Frankowski, Practitioners Guide to Securities Arbitration
Chapters 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Student Manual – Forthcoming

Review FINRA Website & Locate the following Rules: 2111, 2090, 3110, FINRA Regulatory Notice 12-25

Edwards, Fiduciary Duty & Investment Advice: Will a Uniform Fiduciary Duty Make a Material Difference, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2469987


Details: The professor has specified the 3rd ed. Edwards

Investor Advocacy Clinic II ( - 631C) - Edwards, B.

Books: No textbook required.

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Juvenile Law ( - 541K) - Darden, T.

Books: Required:

Children, Parents and the Law: Public and Private Authority in the Home, Schools and Juvenile Courts. 3rd ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-0735507135.

Assignment:

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King Scholars Seminar ( - 626D) - Saunders, K.

Books: No materials required.

Assignment: No first assignment.

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Land Use Planning ( - 566B) - Ten Brink, C.

Books: Required:
Land Use Planning and Development Regulation Law by Juergensmeyer & Roberts. 3rd ed. Hornbrook Series by West. ISBN: 978-0314286475.


Assignment: The information is available on the TWEN site for this course.

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Law and Economics ( - 515) - Mercuro, N.

Books: Required:

1. A collection of readings available at Budget Printing on Trowbridge Rd.
2. Economics and the Law: From Posner to Post-Modernism and Beyond by Mercuro and Medema. 2nd ed., 2006. Princeton University Press. ISBN: 978-0691125725.

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Law and Interpretation ( - 579R) - Ravitch, F.

Books: Required:
The Language of Judges by Larry Sloan. 1st ed. Univ. of Chicago Press, 1993. ISBN: 978-0226767918.


Assignment: Read Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003); Lucy v. Zehmer, 196 Va. 493, 84 S.E.2d 516 (1954) (both cases will available on the TWEN site in “course materials” by January 7 or you can download from Westlaw or Lexis).


Details: This course will explore the ways in which judges and other legal
actors interpret the law. Anyone who has studied law for even a short period of time quickly becomes aware that there are a variety of legal and jurisprudential tools that judges can use in interpreting the law. In this course we will explore the various tools judges use in interpreting cases, as well as a number of the theoretical schools that influence or help us understand judicial decision-making. We will do this by analyzing cases and by studying the various tools/theories relevant to legal interpretation. The course will cover legal
interpretation in the contexts of constitutional, statutory, and common law. The hope is to look underneath the cases and try to understand how great legal minds (judges, lawyers, and scholars) can look at the same or similar facts and law, yet reach significantly varied interpretative results.


Law and Religion ( - 579K) - Ravitch, F.

Books: Required:
Law & Religions A Reader: Cases, Concepts & Theory by Ravitch. 2nd ed. West. ISBN: 978-0314180469.

Assignment: Read pp. 1-39.

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Law Practice Management ( - 592) - Kaser, B.

Books: Required: REVISED 1.6.2015

Introduction to Law Practice: Organzing and Managing Legal Work by Gary Munneke. West, 4th ed. ISBN: 978-0314276452.


Assignment: IMMEDIATELY sign on to the TWEN page -- it is the only way this online course will communicate.

The first assignment requires you to download a timesheet and start recording ALL your MSU-related tasks, beginning January 11, 2015, for one full week. Don't get started late.

Brian Kaser


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Laws of War ( - 548M) - Lynch, J.

Books: Required:
International Law and Armed Conflict: Fundamental Principles and Contemporary Challenges in the Law of War by Blank, Laurie and Noone. Wolters Kluwer, 2013. ISBN: 978-1454817727.

Assignment: Read pp. 1-57.

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Legal Analysis, Practice Application and Writing ( - 600B) - Dinan, T.

Books: No textbooks required.

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Legal Analytics ( - 537N) - Katz/Bommarito

Books: Required:
1. Machine Learning: The Art and Science of Algorithmns that Make Sense of Data by Peter Flach. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-107422223.
2. Machine Learning for Hackers by Conway & White. O'Reilly Press. 2012. ISBN: 978-1449303716.

Assignment: (1) For those who did not take the pre-req course here:
http://computationallegalstudies.com/quantitative-methods-for-lawyers-course/)

In particular, make sure to load R and do the R boot camp materials offered at the page above.

(2) Please acquire the following textbooks:
(a) Peter Flach, Machine Learning: The Art and Science of Algorithms that Make Sense of Data (Cambridge University Press) (2012)
(b) Drew Conway & John Myles White, Machine Learning for Hackers (OReilly Press) (2012)


(3) Each Student should signup for the Google Group (this requires a Google email address) that you can create for the purposes of this class (if you don’t already use gmail). You can forward it your primary email as needed.
https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/LegalAnalyticsSpring2015

(4) Your First Reading Assignment:
Read the Flach Prologue (pages 1-12).
Read Machine Learning for Hackers, Chapter 1.



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Legal English I for Foreign Lawyers ( - 804A) - Francis, Svec

Books: Required:
A coursepack will be available at the Spartan Bookstore.

Assignment:

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Legislative Drafting ( - 579M) - Kellner, K.

Books: Required:
Legislative Drafting Step-By-Step, Federal Administrative Law by Rynearson. Carolina Academic Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-1611633801.

Assignment: Introduction to the course; the Structure of the United States Government; and Separation of Powers

Details: This course addresses the topics of how laws are made, how legislative bodies are run, and how to draft and interpret statutes. A strong and independent legislative body is the foundation of the rule of law. The understanding of how laws are considered, drafted and enacted, and the ability to interpret both enacted laws and draft legislation, is essential for attorneys in most any situation. Such abilities are especially valuable for Washington, D.C. based attorneys or attorneys who represent clients before any federal, state, or municipal legislative body. Among the topics that will be examined during this course are the constitutional framework for law creation by the federal government, the constitutional and legislative limitations placed upon the exercise of legislative power by Congress, the role of the judiciary in reviewing statutes, rules of statutory construction, and study of the forms and conventions of legislative drafting.

Litigation: Data, Theory, Practice, Process ( - 537M) - Katz/Linna, Jr

Books: Required:
Bone's Civil Procedure: The Economics of Civil Procedure (Turning Point Series). 1st ed. Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1587781728.

Assignment: Week 1: Litigation: An Overview (January 14, 2015)

Robert G. Bone, The Economics of Civil Procedure, Introduction, Part One (Introduction), and Chapter 1

Lynn M. LoPucki and Walter O. Weyrauch, A Theory of Legal Strategy, 49 Duke Law Journal 6 (2000)

Bradford Cornell, The Incentive to Sue: An Option Pricing Approach, 19 J. Legal Stud. 173 (1990)


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Mergers and Acquisitions ( - 516) - Walther, B.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

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Michigan Legal Analysis and Writing ( - 600A) - Dinan, T.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

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Mortgages ( - 593C) - Johnson, C.

Books: No textbook required. Professor will provide materials.

Assignment: 1. No first assignment.
2. Attendance in the first class is required even if not formally enrolled.
3. Late enrollment is allowed IF the first classes are attended and the student has signed in.
4. Exams will start and given immediately.

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Natural Resources Law ( - 566C) - Singel, W.

Books: Required:
Natural Resources Law: A Place-Based Book of Cases and Problems by Klein and Cheever. Aspen Casebook, 2013. ISBN: 978-1454825098.

Assignment: Our readings are all included in the course casebook, Natural Resources Law: A Place-Based Book of Cases and Problems, Third Edition, by Christine Klein, et al. For the first class, please read Parts A - F of Chapter 1: Natural Resources Law and the Importance of Place. For the second class, please prepare to discuss the problem, "Beauty and Beast," in Part G of Chapter 1.

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Negotiation ( - 591C) - Raheem, A.

Books: Required:
Effective Legal Negotiation and Settlement by Charles Craver. 7th ed. LexisNexis. ISBN: 978-0769848983.


Assignment: The first class will be on January 21, 2015 and the assignment will be due on on that date.

Read pp. 1-7 and pp. 26-52 of your casebook.

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Negotiation ( - 591C) - Basta, J.

Books: Required:
1. Getting to Yes by Fisher and Ury. ISBN: 978-0143118756.
2. Getting Past No by Ury. Bantam Books. ISBN: 0553371312.
3. Lawyer Negotiations: Theory Practice and Law by Folberg & Golann. Aspen. 2nd ed. ISBN: 978-0735599703.

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No-Fault Insurance Law ( - 595) - Sinas, G.

Books: Required:
No Fault Insurance Law.Sinas and Miller. 2014 ed
This text is only available at the Spartan Bookstore..

Assignment:

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Patent Litigation ( - 533R) - Murphy, K.

Books: Required:
Patent Litigation by Moore, Holbrook and Murphy. 4th ed. West. ISBN: 978-0314278654.

Assignment: Jan. 12
Course Overview; To Sue or Not to Sue: What to Do Before Filing Suit; Who
Can Sue? MHM: 5-6, 23-30, 35-48, 52-64, 89-93.


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Perspectives on Law for King Scholars ( - 626A) - Saunders, K.

Books: Required:
Why Lawsuits are Good for America: Disciplined Democracy, Big Business, and the Common Law (Critical America) by Bogus. NYU Press. ISBN: 978-0814799161.

Assignment: In your textbook read pp. 1-41.

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Problem Solving in Michigan Family Law ( - 600g) - Gentry, K.

Books: Required:
Michigan Bar Exam Essay Deconstruction by Glazier, 2012. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-0735509955.

Assignment: Please read the following statutes, provisions and cases in preparation for the first class. An electronic file of these materials will be posted on the TWEN page well prior to the start of class, though you are free to acquire them yourself from Lexis, Westlaw or whatever source you prefer. Thank you.

MCL 551.1, 551.2, 552.1; Mich Const 1963 art 1, §25; In re Estate of Brack, 121
Mich App 585, 329 NW2d 432 (1982); Toth v Toth, 50 Mich App 150, 212
NW2d 812 (1973); Noble v Noble, 299 Mich 565, 300 NW 885 (1941); National
Pride at Work, Inc v Governor of Michigan, 481 Mich 56, 748 NW2d 524
(2008); Deboer v Snyder, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 21191; 2014 FED App. 0275P
(6th Cir.); Featherston v Steinhoff, 226 Mich App 584, 575 NW2d 6 (1997).

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Problem-solving Approaches to Conflict Resolution ( - 505C) - Roumell, G.

Books: Required:
Dispute Resolution and Lawyers by Leonard Riskin, et.al. 5th ed. West.
ISBN: 978-0314285898.

Assignment:

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Professional Responsibility ( - 500Q) - Brown, T.

Books: Required:
1. Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law by Lerman & Schrag. 3rd ed. Aspen. ISBN: 978-1454803010.
2. Professional Responsibility: Standards, Rules & Statues by John Dzienkowski. 2014-2015. ISBN: 978-1628100471.

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Property ( - 500G) - Bowman, K.

Books: Required:
Property: A Contemporary Approach by Sprankling. 2nd ed. 2012. ISBN: 978-0314275547.

Assignment: Register on the TWEN page for this course. Read the syllabus posted on TWEN.
Read pp. 1-25 in your textbook.

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Property ( - 500G) - Carter-Johnson, J.

Books: Required:
Property: A Contemporary Approach by Sprankling and Coletta. 2nd ed., Interactive Casebook. ISBN: 978-0314275547.

Assignment: The Concept of Property
Day
1 Why Recognize Property? 1-25
2 The Right to Transfer, 25-48


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Property ( - 500G) - Favre, D.

Books: Required:
Property: Concise Edition by Dukeminier, Krier, Alexander et.al. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454851387. Also available:
Property: Connected Concise Edition – hardcover for rent for the semester and digital copy for life: Property (Concise ed.), by Dukeminier, Krier, et al. (ISBN: 9781454830726)

This digital format is much better than old versions of digital books and contains considerable support material; if you are inclined, check it out at www.aspenlaw.com/connected



Assignment: Read pp. 1-22.

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Public International Law ( - 548N) - Reifenberg, Jr., J.

Books: Required:

1. International Law Cases & Materials by Damrosch, et.al. 6th ed. West. ISBN: 978-0314286437.
2. Basic Documents Supplement to International Law Materials by Damrosch, et.al. 6th ed. West. ISBN: 978-0314286451.

Assignment: Read and prepare the following pages in the casebook: ppp. 57-84.

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Public Law Colloquium ( - 551C) - Sant'Ambrogio, M.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: Background Reading: Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137 (1803)
Assignment:
• LARRY D. KRAMER, THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES: POPULAR CONSTITUTIONALISM AND JUDICIAL REVIEW 9-19; 233-242
• JEREMY WALDRON, LAW AND DISAGREEMENT 287-294, 295-298, 302-12 (Sections 2-5, 7-8, 11-12)
• Bring to class any public law issues that you would like to discuss during the semester.
• Students should decide whether they are taking the class for 2 or 3 credits.


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Reading Comprehension Skills for Foreign Lawyers ( - 804D) - Wilson-Duffy, C.

Books: Required:
1. Inside Reading 2e Student Book 4 by Kent Ricvhmond. ISBN: 978-0194416306.
2. Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment. Anthony Lewis. ISBN: 978-0465018192.


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Refugee and Asylum Law Seminar ( - 541U) - Aronson, L.

Books: Required:
Forced Migration Law and Policy by Martin, Aleinikoff, Motomura and Fullerton. 2nd ed. American Casebook Series West. ISBN: 978-0314285331.

Assignment: In your casebook read pp. 1-12, 43-59, 70-83.
1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, Arts. 1-34 (paying extra special attetion to articles 1 and 33); 1967 Protocol, Art.1.

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Regulatory State ( - 530G) - Morag-Levine, N.

Books: Required:
The Regulatory State by Bressman, et.al. 2nd ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454822684.

Assignment: Constitutional Law and the Regulatory State
1) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Essay in Britannica Online. (posted on TWEN).
2) Kaiser Foundation policy brief regarding the Supreme Court’s decision in NFIB v. Sibelius (posted on TWEN).
3) Adam Liptak, “Justices to Hear New Challenge to Health Law,” New York Times, Nov. 7, 2014, (weblink on TWEN).
4) David Montgomery and Julia Preston, “17 States Suing on Immigration” New York Times, Dec. 3, 2014, (weblink on TWEN).


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Regulatory State ( - 530G) - Sant'Ambrogio, M.

Books: Required:
A custom readers will be available at the Spartan Bookstore. Aspen. ISBN: 978-1454846833.

Assignment:

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Regulatory State ( - 530G) - Chen, J.

Books: Required:
Statutes, Regulation and Interpretation: Legislation and Administration in the Republic of Statute by Eskridge and Gluck. 1st ed. West Academic Press. ISBN: 978-0314273567.

Assignment: Read pp. 1-27, "No Vehicles in the Park."

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Regulatory State ( - 530G) - Candeub, A.

Books: Required: REVISED EDITION 12.3.14

Legislation, Regulation by John Manning and Matthew Stephenson. Foundation Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-1609302176.

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

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Remedies ( - 593D) - Grosso, C.

Books: Required:
Equitable Remedies, Restitution and Damages, Cases and Materials by Kovacic-Fleischer, Love and Grant. 8th ed., 2010. West Publishing. ISBN: 978-0314194930.

Assignment:

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Research, Writing & Advocacy: International LL.M. ( - 804) - Mansour, S.

Books: A coursepack will be available at the Spartan Bookstore beginning in late December.

Assignment:

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Research, Writing & Advocacy: International LL.M. ( - 804) - Mansour, S.

Books: A coursepack will be available at the Spartan Bookstore beginning in late December.

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Sales and Leases ( - 501F) - Spoon, E.

Books: Required:
1. Sales and Leases: A Problem-Solving Approach by Rusch and Sepinuck, West. ISBN: 978-0314192035.
2. Commercial Law: Selected Statues, 2014-2015, by Warren and Walt. Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1628102673.

Assignment: Read pp. 1-31 in Rusch-Sepinuck casebook.

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Secured Transactions ( - 501E) - Johnson, C.

Books: Required:

Problems and Materials on Secured Transactions by Whaley & McJohn. 8th ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-0735592490.

Assignment: Read chapter 1.

Details: The professor requested the 8th ed.

Securities Litigation Seminar ( - 524A) - Edwards, B.

Books: Required:
Nagy, Painter & Sachs, Securities Litigation & Enforcement. 3rd ed. West. ISBN: 978-0314277817.

Assignment: Read Chapter 1.

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Special Topics in Comp Law: Comparative Constitutional Law ( - 549C) - Staszewski, G.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: Class 1: Introduction to Comparative Con Law and the Purposes of a Constitution.

Reading Assignment:
(1) Glen Staszewski, Constitutional Dialogue in a Republic of Statutes, 2010 MICHIGAN STATE LAW REVIEW 837, 852-57 (2010).
(2) Cass Sunstein, Constitutionalism and Secession, 58 U. CHI. L. REV. 633 (1991), in COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 212-16 (Vicki C. Jackson & Mark Tushnet, eds., 2d ed. 2006).
(3) Sujit Choudhry, Bridging Comparative Politics and Comparative Constitutional Law: Constitutional Design in Divided Societies, in CONSTITUTIONAL DESIGN FOR DIVIDED SOCIETIES: INTEGRATION OR ACCOMMODATION? 3-31 (Sujit Choudhry ed., 2008).


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Street Law - Teaching Law to High School Students ( - 630K) - Rosa, J.

Books: Books will be furnished.

Assignment:

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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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Tax Policy Seminar ( - 572D) - Blankfein-Tabachnick, D.

Books: Required:
The Myth of Ownership: Taxes and Justice by Liam Murphy and Thomas Nagel. Oxford University Press, 2004. ISBN: 978-0195176568.

Assignment: in your casebook read: pp. 3-11.

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Topics in Comparative Constitutional Law: Free Expression ( - 549D) - Saunders, K.

Books: Required:
The First Amendment in Cross-Cultural Perspective: A Comparative Legal Analysis of the Freedom of Speech by Krotoszynski, NY University Press. 2006. ISBN: 978-0814747872.

Assignment: In your textbook read pp. 1-25.

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Topics in Conflict of Laws: Choice of Law ( - 550A) - Brown, T.

Books: Required:
Understanding Conflicts of Law by Richmond & Reynolds. LexisNexis, 3rd ed. ISBN: 978-1422483817.

Assignment:

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Topics in Constitutional Law: Judicial Biographies ( - 579U) - Kuykendall, M.

Books: Required:
The American Judicial Tradition: Profiles of Leading American Judges by Edward White. 3rd ed. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0195139624.

Assignment: Michael J. Gerhardt, Art of Judicial Biography, 80 CORNELL L. REV. 1595 (1995).
http://scholarship.law.wm.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1903&context=facpubs

Richard Posner, Judicial Biography, 70 N.Y.U.L.Rev. 70 (June 1995). This is available in Westlaw.

Edward J. White, The American Judicial Tradition: Profiles of Leading American Judges (Third Edition, 2007)—Read Preface to the Third Edition, Preface to the Expanded Edition, Preface, Introduction


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Trade Secrets ( - 535N) - Moore, T.

Books: Required:
Cases and Materials on Trade Secret Law by Rowe and Sandee. 1st ed. West. ISBN: 978-0314195265.

Assignment: In your casebook read: chapter 1; pp 1-38.

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Trademark Law and Unfair Competition Law ( - 533N) - Blattner, J.

Books: Required:
Trademark Law and Unfair Competition Law: Cases and Materials. 5th ed. LexisNexis. ISBN: 978-0769865683.

Assignment:

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Transnational Legal Research ( - 548Q) - Hedin, J.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

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Trial Practice Institute-Pretrial II ( - 623C) - Sherman, A.

Books: Recommended:
Pretrial by Mauet. Wolters Kluwer, 8th ed.ISBN: 978-1454803034.


Assignment: Check the TWEN page after Dec. 29 for the spring 2015 case problem. Students should be prepared to argue their summary judgment motions. See the syllabus for additional information.

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Trial Practice Institute-Pretrial II ( - 623C) - McNally, V.

Books: Recommended:
Pretrial by Mauet. 8th ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454803034.

Assignment: Check the TWEN page after Dec. 29 for the spring 2015 case problem. Students should be prepared to argue their summary judgment motions. See the syllabus for additional information.

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Trial Practice Institute-Trial II ( - 623E) - Buckley, J.

Books: Required:
1. ICLE Michigan Courtroom Evidence, 4th ed.
2. McElhaney's Trial Notebook, 4th ed. by James McElhaney.
Handouts from Professor Buckley will be provided during the semester.

Assignment: Prepare three prosecution themes and three defense themes for the case problem. Be prepared to share your 6 proposed themes with the class. Also, choose between the topics “What is a Jury Trial?” or “The Trial Lawyer’s Role in a Jury Trial” and be prepared to speak two minutes (WITHOUT NOTES) on the topic you choose.




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Trial Practice Institute-Trial II ( - 623E) - Aquilina, R.

Books: Recommended:
1. The Art and Science of Trial Advocacy by Perrin, Caldwell and Chase. LexisNexis. ISBN: 978-1422482230. ASSIGNMENTS ARE FROM THIS TEXT.
2. McElhaney's Trial Notebook. 4th ed. ISBN: 978-1590315033.
3. Trial Advocacy Before Judges, Jurors, and Arbitrators. 4th ed. West. ISBN: 978-0314262691.

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Trial Practice Institute: Theatrical Skills - Advocacy as a Performing Art ( - 623A) - Job, M.

Books: Required:
A coursepack will be available at the Spartan Bookstore for this course.


Assignment: READ: Course Syllabus, Preface & Chapter 1 of THEATRE TIPS AND STRATEGIES FOR JURY TRIALS by David Ball (On Reserve in Law Library) & Course Pak, pp. 1-14 (Acting Lessons for Lawyers, Think like an Actor & The Courtroom, Your Stage)
Personal Assessment & Goals
Please answer in writing (by TWEN or Email) the following questions. (Please submit your responses on or before MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
1. What experience you have had in performance related activities, such as: Acting (classes, school, community or professional plays); other performance related activities, such as (debate teams, forensics, etc.); Sports (What kind?); Other (Anything else that it done before an audience of some kind) Give me details.
2. What do you see as the most important characteristics of the ideal communicator? (It does not have to be a lawyer!
3. What do you believe is your strongest skill as a performer or presenter?
4. What would you like to improve or correct to enhance your skills as an effective communicator over the next 7 weeks? Please be specific. This may be vocal work, or movement, eye contact, etc. What is the problem(s) you would like to focus on?


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Trial Practice Institute: Theatrical Skills - Advocacy as a Performing Art ( - 623A) - Lepard, J.

Books: A coursepack will be available at the Spartan Bookstore for this course.

Assignment: READ: Course Syllabus, Preface & Chapter 1 of THEATRE TIPS AND STRATEGIES FOR JURY TRIALS by David Ball (On Reserve in Law Library) & Course Pak, pp. 1-14 (Acting Lessons for Lawyers, Think like an Actor & The Courtroom, Your Stage)
Personal Assessment & Goals
Please answer in writing (by TWEN or Email) the following questions. (Please submit your responses on or before MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
1. What experience you have had in performance related activities, such as: Acting (classes, school, community or professional plays); other performance related activities, such as (debate teams, forensics, etc.); Sports (What kind?); Other (Anything else that it done before an audience of some kind) Give me details.
2. What do you see as the most important characteristics of the ideal communicator? (It does not have to be a lawyer!
3. What do you believe is your strongest skill as a performer or presenter?
4. What would you like to improve or correct to enhance your skills as an effective communicator over the next 7 weeks? Please be specific. This may be vocal work, or movement, eye contact, etc. What is the problem(s) you would like to focus on?


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Workers' Compensation ( - 610) - Bruce-Erickson, C.

Books: Required:
Workers' Compensation Cases and Materials by Little, Easton & Smith. 6th ed. West. ISBN: 978-0314187949.


Assignment: The 6th edition: Read the first chapter.

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