MSU College of Law

Fall 2016 First Assignments

(Updated: Thu., August 25, 2016 3:49 PM)

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Administrative Law ( - 532) - Sant'Ambrogio, M.

Books: Required:
State and Federal Administrative Law by Asimow and Levin. 4th ed. ISBN: 978-0314283795.

Assignment: Reading: MICHAEL ASIMOW & RONALD M. LEVIN, STATE AND FEDERAL ADMINISTRATIVE LAW (4th ed., 2014), pp. 1-14; Supp. 1 (Stewart, The Reformation of American Administrative Law); and Supp. 2 (ESKRIDGE & FEREJOHN, A REPUBLIC OF STATUTES)

Supplements are posted to the TWEN site for this course.

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ADR in the Workplace ( - 505D) - Bedikian, M.

Books: Required:
ADR in the Workplace by Cooper, Nolan, Bales and Befort's. 3rd ed. American Casebook. ISBN: 978-0314195883.

Assignment: COOPER, NOLAN AND BALES: Chapter 1, Pgs. 3 – 17 [LABOR ARBITRATION – History and Background] and Chapter II, Pgs. 19 – 39 [Introduction to Grievance Resolution]

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Advanced Civil Procedure ( - 530T) - Wittner, N.

Books: Required:
Complex Litigation by Sullivan, Floyd & Clary. 2nd ed. LexisNexis. ISBN: 978-1630447809.

Assignment: In your text read pp. 83-112.
Supp. USC
sec.1332 (a)(1)-(3), (b)

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Analytical Methods for Lawyers-Microeconomics ( - 509A) - Mercuro, N.

Books: A required collection of readings will be available around August 14, 2016 at Budget Printing on Trowbridge Rd., East Lansing.

Assignment: Introduction to Economics, pp. 2-8
Economics as a Social Science, pp. 9
Principles of Economics, pp. 10-13
Immense Desires & Limited Resources / Factors of Production
The Costs of Factors of Production [wages, interest, rents, & normal profit]
Production Possibilities Frontier - Opportunity Costs - Problem of Choice
The "Economic Way of Thinking" - The “Marginalist” Approach


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Animal Health, World Trade, and Food Safety ( - 810E) - Haskell, S.

Books: No textbook required.

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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 in the textbook.

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Antitrust Law ( - 504) - Chen, J.

Books: Required:
Antitrust Analysis: Problems, Text, Cases by Areeda, et.al. Wolters Kluwer, 7th ed. ISBN: 978-1454824992.

Assignment: Sign up on the TWEN page for this course. Read pp. 1-45 in your casebook. The supplement will be posted on the TWEN site.

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Basic Income Taxation ( - 501K) - Barnhizer, D.

Books: Required:
1. Federal Income Tax: A contemporary Approach by Donaldson and Tobin. Interactive Casebook Series. ISBN: 978-0314291370.
2. Selected Federal Taxation Statues and Regulations by Lathrope. 2017 ed.
ISBN: 978-1634604345. 5/26/16 Revised to newer edition.

Assignment: 1. Sign up for the D2L site for this course.
You are required to sign up for the Desire2Learn (“D2L”) page for this course: FS16-LAW-501K-001 - Basic Income Taxation. You locate your D2L course page after logging in here: https://d2l.msu.edu. It is pretty intuitive, but if you need help accessing your course, you can find instructions here: http://help.d2l.msu.edu/Instructor/en/accessing-a-course.html. After you have logged in, you should access the Sales & Leases course to review the full syllabus and problems.
2. Read the syllabus (posted on the D2L site) — NOTE: The reading list is separate from the syllabus.
3. Read pages 1-28 for class 1; 28-56 for class 2.


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Biotechnology Law Seminar ( - 558S) - Carter-Johnson, J.

Books: Required:
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. ISBN: 978-1400052189.

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

Books: Required:
1. Mastering Corporations and other Business Entities by Lee Harris. 2009 ed. Carolina Academic Press. ISBN: 978-1594604447.
2. Business Associations: Cases and Materials on Agency, Partnership and Corporations by Klein, Ramseyer and Bainbridge. Foundations of Law. 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th editions are alright to use. Very little changes to text. Cases not in one edition will be posted to the TWEN site for this class.

Assignment: Sign on to the TWEN page for this course. Prepare for day 1. It is a very long assignment.

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

Books: Required:
1. Mastering Corporations and other Business Entities by Lee Harris. 2009 ed. Carolina Academic Press. ISBN: 978-1594604447.
2. Business Associations: Cases and Materials on Agency, Partnership and Corporations by Klein, Ramseyer and Bainbridge. Foundations of Law. 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th editions are alright to use. Very little changes to text. Cases not in one edition will be posted to the TWEN site for this class.

Assignment: Sign up for the TWEN page for this course. Prepare for day 1. It is a very long assignment.

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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: No first assignment.

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Business, Securities and Tax Planning ( - 507) - Meurlin, C.

Books: Required:
1. Corporate and Partnership Taxation: Black Letter Outlines by Schwartz. 7th ed. Thomson West. ISBN: 978-0314277565.
2. Business Planning: Closely Held Enterprises by Dwight Drake. 4th ed. West. ISBN: 978-0314289605.

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Capstone Intellectual Property and Communications Law Seminar ( - 535E) - Candeub, A., Carter-Johnson, J.

Books: No textbook required.

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Capstone Intellectual Property and Communications Law Seminar ( - 535E) - Candeub, A., Carter-Johnson, J.

Books: No textbook required.

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Chance at Childhood Clinic ( - 631F) - Kozakiewicz, J.

Books: No textbook required. All materials will be posted to D2L.

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Civil Litigation Practice and Procedure for Foreign Lawyers ( - 805) - Wittner, N.

Books: Required:
Civil Litigation for Foreign-Educated Lawyers, by Wittner. 3rd ed. Aspen.
ISBN: 978-1454851172.

Assignment: Text pp. 1-26
TWEN: “Understanding the Federal Courts”, pp. 4-10; 16-19; 27;


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Civil Litigation Practice and Procedure for Foreign Lawyers ( - 805) - Wittner, N.

Books: Required:
Civil Litigation for Foreign-Educated Lawyers, by Wittner. 3rd ed. Aspen.
ISBN: 978-1454851172.

Assignment: Text pp. 1-26
TWEN: “Understanding the Federal Courts”, pp. 4-10; 16-19; 27;


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Civil Procedure ( - 530A) - Staszewski, G.

Books: Required:
1. Civil Procedure by Yeazell. 9th ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454868347.
2. The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: With Selected Statutes, Cases and Other Materials Supplement, 2016 by Yeazell. Wolters Kluwer, 2016. ISBN: 978-1454875628.
Recommended:
1. Civil Procedure by Glannon. 7th ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454815488.


Assignment: Please read the following materials for our first day of class: Casebook, pp. 1-28, & 295-97; U.S. Const. Art. III (Rulebook pp. 180-81); 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331-1332(a)-(c), & 1391 (Rulebook pp. 229-30, 242-44); and Fed.R.Civ.P. 1, 8, 11-12 (Rulebook pp. 11, 31-33, 35-41).

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Civil Procedure ( - 530A) - Darden, T.

Books: Required:
1. Civil Procedure by Yeazell. 9th ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454868347.
2. 2016 Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Michigan Legal Publishing, Ltd. ISBN: 978-1518899690.

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Details: 2016 Federal Rules of Civil Procedure was added 7.29,2016.

Civil Procedure ( - 530A) - Pucillo, P.

Books: Required:
1. Richard L. Marcus, Martin H. Redish, Edward F. Sherman, and James E. Pfander, CIVIL PROCEDURE: A MODERN APPROACH (6th ed., West 2013)
ISBN-13: 9780314278999
http://store.westacademic.com/s.nl/it.A/id.1270/.f
2. A. Benjamin Spencer, FEDERAL CIVIL RULES SUPPLEMENT 2016-2017 (West 2016)
ISBN-13: 9781634607414
http://store.westacademic.com/s.nl/it.A/id.97691/.f



Assignment: In preparation for our first class (on Monday, August 29), please:

(1) register for our course TWEN page (which is now open)

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

and

(3) review the provisions of law listed below (these provisions can be found in A. Benjamin Spencer, FEDERAL CIVIL RULES SUPPLEMENT 2016-2017 (West 2016), or an alternative source containing the U.S. Constitution, Title 28 of the U.S. Code, and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure):

• U.S. Constitution, Art. III, §§ 1, 2
• 28 U.S.C. § 1331
• 28 U.S.C. § 1332(a)
• Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 1, 3, 12(b), and 85


For our second class (on Wednesday, August 31), please review and be prepared to discuss:

(1) the following statutory provisions

• 28 U.S.C. § 1332(a), (b), and (c)(1)
• 28 U.S.C. § 1359

(2) the material on pp. 931-939 (up to n. 7 on p. 939) of Richard L. Marcus, Martin H. Redish, Edward F. Sherman, and James E. Pfander, CIVIL PROCEDURE: A MODERN APPROACH, 6th ed., West 2013);

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(3) the following opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court (both of which are posted to the TWEN page’s Course Materials folder):

• Hertz Corp. v. Friend
• Americold Realty Trust v. ConAgra Foods, Inc.


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

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

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

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

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Client Counseling and Interviewing ( - 591A) - Winegarden, J.

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

Assignment: Read pages 1-37.

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

Books: No textbook required.

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

Books: Required:
Constitutional Law by
Chemerinsky. Wolters Kluwer Law. 3rd or 4th ed can be used. ISBN: 3rd ed. 978-0735577176 and 4th ed. ISBN: 978-1454817536.

Assignment: Class 1 - 4th ed: xli-lvii (skim); 517-530
3d ed: xli-lvii (skim); 523-536

Class 2 - 4th ed: 530-551
3d ed: 536-552; Handout: McDonald v. City of Chicago (on TWEN)


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

Books: Required:
1. Constiutional Law by Chermerinsky, 4th. ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 78-1454817536.
2. Constitutional Law 2016 Supplement by Chermerinsky. ISBN: 978-1634603089.

Assignment: Class 1
The Application of the Bill of Rights to the States; P & I Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment pp. 524-548

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; 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

Review of State Action Requirement and Race:
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 Law Topics: Free Expression ( - 551B) - Saunders, K.

Books: Required:
The First Amendment: A Reader by Garvey and Schauer. 2nd ed.1996.
This is an old text and many used copies should be available.

Assignment: Read pp. 1-32.

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Construction Law ( - 601) - Deneweth, R.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: All first assignment information is posted on the TWEN page for this course.

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Contracts ( - 530B) - Ponoroff, L.

Books: Required:
1. Cases and Materials on Contracts: Making and Doing Deals by Epstein, Markell and Ponoroff. 4th ed. West Academic. ISBN: 978-0314287045.
2. Contract Law: Selected Source Materials by Burton & Eisenberg. 2015 ed. West. ISBN: 978-1634595551. 2015 edition is correct.
Recommended:
1. A Short and Happy Guide to Contracts by Epstein, Markell and Ponoroff. 2012 ed. West Academic. ISBN: 978-0314277930 OR
2. Concepts and CAses Analysis in the Law of Contracts Concepts and Insights by Chirelstein. 7th ed. Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-01609303303.
Either recommended text is fine.

Assignment: Class # 1 Introduction & Contract Law - Chapter 1, pp. 1-28.


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Contracts ( - 530B) - Barnhizer, D.

Books: Required:
1. Bishop and Barnhizer's Contracts: Cases and Theory of Contractual Obligation, Selected Rules. 2nd ed. ISBN: 978-1634598255.
2. Contracts Cases and Theory of Contractual Obligation, Selected Rules. by Bishop and Barnhizer. 2nd ed. ISBN: 978-1628101102.

Assignment: 1. You are required to sign up for the Desire2Learn (“D2L”) page for this course. You locate your D2L course page after logging in here: https://d2l.msu.edu. It is pretty intuitive, but if you need help accessing your course, you can find instructions here: http://help.d2l.msu.edu/Instructor/en/accessing-a-course.html. After you have logged in, you should access my Contracts course.
2. Read the Syllabus

3. Download the Readings

4. Class 1: Read pages 1-19 (not discussed in class); 21-47. Class 2: Read 47-83.




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Contracts ( - 530B) - Lawton, A.

Books: Required:
Contracts is Problems in Contract Law: Cases and Materials by Knapp, Crystal and Price. 8th ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454868224.

Assignment: 1) Text: 1-17 (background reading; we will not discuss in class); 144-45; 160-67 (only read through note 1 on p. 167); 29-51
2) Review Questions: 1-3 on page 27. (Answers to all end-of-chapter review questions are at the back of your text.)



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Criminal Procedure: Adjudication ( - 616C) - O'Brien, B.

Books: Required: Revised 8.11.16
1. Criminal Procedure: Adjudication and Right to Counsel by Allen. 2nd ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454868286.

The supplement is no longer required for purchase.

Assignment: Read pp. 1019-1048 in your casebook.

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Criminal Procedure: Investigation ( - 616B) - Grosso, C.

Books: Required:
Criminal Procedures: The Police: Cases, Statutes, and Executive Materials by Marc Miller and Ronald Wright. 5th ed. ISBN: 978-1454858676

Assignment: Read Chapter 1, pp. 1-38.

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Criminal Procedure: Investigation ( - 616B) - Totten, M.

Books: Required: REVISED 8/10/16
You have two options. I recommend you purchase Comprehensive Criminal Procedure (Aspen Publishers / Wolters Kluwer, 4th ed., ISBN: 9781454868293). This edition provides the entire text for both this course and the separate but related course, Criminal Procedure: Adjudication. Alternatively, you could purchase Criminal Procedure: Investigation and the Right to Counsel (Aspen Publishers / Wolters Kluwer, 3d ed., ISBN: 9781454868309), which covers only the material for our course, but note the list price is only $25 cheaper than the same text that covers both courses. For either book option, the content is the same for our class.

Assignment: Introduction. pp 3-25.

Details: The full, revised syllabus is now available on TWEN.

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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: TOPICS AND READING ASSIGNMENTS

September 1 Identification evidence (Handouts 16-A; 16-B; and 16-C)
*Read the article on the Attorney’s role at a live lineup (Handout 16)
*Read & analyze the Gianolla police reports (found at the end of the course materials on my TWEN site).

September 8 Identification evidence (part two)
Polygraph examinations (part one) {Handout #6}


September 15 Polygraph examinations (Part two)
Plea bargaining principles (Handout #4)


September 22 Pretrial release bonds (Handout #3)
Pretrial preparation in criminal cases (Handout #8)


September 29 Discovery in criminal cases (Handout #9)
Discovery review questions (Handout #9-A)


October 13 Preliminary examinations- part two (Handout 10)
Review the motion to quash and the response (Handout 10-M)


October 20 Preliminary examination review (Handout 10-A)
Alibi defense (Handout 11)
Read the alibi defense article (Handout 11-A)


October 27 Impeachment through prior convictions (Handout 13)
Read the article on MRE 609 impeachment (Handout 13-A)


November 3 Affirmative defenses in criminal cases (Handout 2)
Criminal law defenses (Handout 2-A)
Read article, “Should the defendant testify at trial?” (Handout 15)


November 10 Confessions and admissions (Handout 14)
Read the article on confessions (Handout 14-A)


November 17 Identification issues (Handouts 16-A;, 16-B, and 16-C)
Read the article on the Attorney’s role at a live lineup (Handout 16)


December 1 Joint or consolidated trials (Handout 17)
Competency to stand trial principles (Handout 18)
Read article on competency to stand trial issues (Handout 18-A)
Read the article on confessions (Handout 14-A)

December 8 Confessions (part two)
Non-jury trials (Handout #12)
Miscellaneous topics
Evidentiary issues


FINAL EXAMINATION- Short essay questions. Laptop computer may be used; closed book examination. Blue books are not required.




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Effective Legal Analysis & Process ( - 530P) - Pritchard, G., Short, M.

Books: Required:
Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School: Strategies for Success by Stropus and Taylor. 3rd ed. ISBN: 978-1611632248.

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Election Law ( - 579E) - Wiener, R.

Books: Required:
The Law of Democracy: Legal Structure of the Political Process. by Isasachaeoff, Karlan and Pildes. 5th ed. Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-16828102253.


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Estates and Future Interests Drafting Seminar ( - 540C) - Johnson, C.

Books: The professor will provide the materials for this course.

Assignment: Be able to define the term Future Interest, be able to give an example, and explain why the example is a Future Interest.

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Evidence ( - 500P) - Bitensky, S.

Books: Required:
Evidence: Cases and Materials by Roger Park and Richard Friedman. 12th ed. Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1609301385.


Assignment: “Read pages 1 through 77 in the casebook EVIDENCE CASES AND MATERIALS (12th edition) by Roger Park and Richard Friedman; read Rules 101-105, 401-402, 601-602, and 1101 of the Federal Rules of Evidence in Appendix A of your casebook; and read the excerpt from ALICE IN WONDERLAND, a handout for you to pick up from the handout station outside room 465.”



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Evidence and the Expert Witness ( - 617D) - Pucillo, P.

Books: Required:
1.Steven Lubet and Elizabeth Boals, EXPERT TESTIMONY: A GUIDE FOR EXPERT WITNESSES AND THE LAWYERS WHO EXAMINE THEM (3rd ed., NITA 2014)
ISBN: 9781601563996
2.David M. Malone, EXPERT REPORT RULES: WHAT THE EXPERT AND THE LAWYER NEED TO KNOW (2nd ed., NITA 2012)
ISBN: 9781601561749
3.David E. Shelton, FORENSIC SCIENCE IN COURT: CHALLENGES IN THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY (Rowman & Littlefield 2011)
ISBN: 9781442201880


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

Books: Required:
Contemporary Family Law by Abrams, Cahn, Ross & Meyer. 4th ed. West. ISBN: 978-1628101652.

Assignment: First assignment Fall 2016:
Read pages 4-11 in the casebook.



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

Books: Required:
Contemporary Family Law by Abrams, Cahn, Ross & Meyer. 4th ed. West. ISBN: 978-1628101652.

Assignment: First assignment Fall 2016:
Read pages 4-11 in the casebook.



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Federal Jurisdiction ( - 579G) - McKeague, D.

Books: Required:
Federal Courts and the Law of Federal-State Relations by Lowe, Jeffries, Jr., and Bradley. 8th ed. ISBN: 978-1609304232.
Recommended:
Textbook Supplement.
Low, Jeffries and Bradley's Federal Courts and the Law of Federal-State Relations, 2016 Supplement. 8th ed. ISBN: 978-1634605250.

Assignment: • Casebook (Federal Courts and the Law of Federal-State Relations, Eighth Edition), pages 241-254; Appendix A, pages 1331-1332 (Article III) (Required Reading)
• History of Federal Judicial System (TWEN-Optional Reading)


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Federal Law and Indian Tribes ( - 635B) - Fletcher, M.

Books: Required:
Cases and Materials on Federal Indian Lawy by Getches, et.al. 6th ed. West Academic. ISBN: 978-0314200372.
Recommended:
Federal Indian Law (Hornbook) by Fletcher. 2nd ed. West Academic. ISBN: 978-0314290717.


Assignment: Skim Getches chapter 1 and read chapter 2.

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Food and Drug Law ( - 558B) - Card-Abela, M.

Books: Required:
Food Regulation: Law, Science, Policy and Practice by Neal Fortin. ISBN: 978-0470127094.

Assignment: Read:
 Syllabus
 Preface (Textbook)
 Ch. 1: entire chapter (Textbook)
 Ch. 2: pgs. 35-46 (Textbook)


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Food Regulation in Latin America ( - 810G) - Lopez-Garica, R.

Books: No textbook required.

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Food Regulation in the European Union ( - 810B) - Jukes, D.

Books: No textbook required.

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Food Regulation in the U.S. ( - 810A) - Fortin, N.

Books: No textbook required.

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Foundations of Law ( - 530K) - Fletcher, M.

Books: Required:
1. What Every Law Student Really Needs to Know: An Introduction to the Study of Law by George and Sherry. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-0735582361.
2. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevens. Penguin/Random House. ISBN: 978-0812994520.

Assignment: Complete reading both books before class begins.

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Foundations of Law ( - 530K) - Grosso, C.

Books: Required:
1. What Every Law Student Really Needs to Know: An Introduction to the Study of Law by George and Sherry. 1st ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-0735582361.
2. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevens. Penguin/Random House. ISBN: 978-0812994520.

Assignment: Read both books completely before class begins.

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Foundations of Law ( - 530K) - O'Brien, B.

Books: Required:
1. What Every Law Student Really Needs to Know: An Introduction to the Study of Law by George and Sherry. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-0735582361.
2. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. Penguin/Random House. ISBN: 978-0812994520.

Assignment: Read both books completely before the beginning of class.

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Foundations of Law ( - 530K) - Jacobs, M.

Books: Required:
What Every Law Student Really Needs to Know: An Introduction to the Study of Law by Tracey George and Suzanna Sherry. 2nd ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454841524.

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Government Relations and Lobbying Law ( - 551D) - Pirich, J.

Books: Required:
State of Michigan Constitutional Convention 1962-1962, Official Record, 2013. Chase, Knapp, Nethaway. Gale, Making of Modern Law. ISBN: 978-1287339786.

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Hospitality Law ( - 605A) - Deacon, B., Ten Brink, C.

Books: There is not a required text.

Assignment: Materials will be distributed on the TWEN site for this course.

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Immigration Law ( - 541G) - Thronson, D.

Books: Required:
1. Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy by Legomsky and Rodriguez. 6th ed. Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1609304249.
2. Immigration and Nationality Laws of the United States: Statues, Regulations and Forms by Aleinkoff, Martin, Motomura & Fullerton. 2016 West. ISBN: 978-1634607841.

Assignment: REVISED ASSIGNMENT August 24, 2016
Immigration Law
Fall 2016
Course #541G
Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 – 10:15 am
Room 325
Professor David B. Thronson
Law College Building, Office 230F
david.thronson@law.msu.edu
517-913-9674

Required Course Materials:
LEGOMSKY &RODRIGUEZ, IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE LAW AND POLICY (Foundation Press, 6th Ed. 2015) (referred to below as “Legomsky”), ISBN 978-1-60930-424-9
STEPHEN H. LEGOMSKY &DAVID B. THRONSON, 2016 SUPPLEMENT TO THE SIXTH EDITION OF IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE LAW AND POLICY (Foundation Press 2016) (will be distributed to class in PDF format without fee) (referred to in syllabus as “Supplement”)
ALEINIKOFF,MARTIN,MOTOMURA AND FULLERTON, EDS., IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES: SELECTED STATUTES, REGULATIONS AND FORMS (West Publishing 2016) ISBN 9781634607841
Other materials will be distributed throughout the semester. Please note that developments in immigration law are constant and rapid, so that earlier editions of casebooks and statutory supplements obsolete and cannot be substituted for the assigned course materials.

First Class Assignment:
Class #1, Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Overview of Immigration Law; Legomsky pp. 1 – 10
History, Legomsky pp. 14 – 24 [skim]
Moral Dimensions of Immigration Control, Legomsky, pp. 24 – 36
Immigration Priorities Exercise – Please complete the exercise on the following pages prior to the first class and come prepared to discuss your decisions.
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW
Fall 2016
David B. Thronson
IMMIGRATION PRIORITIES EXERCISE
You have just been appointed Immigration Czar, giving you absolute power over immigration status questions in the United States. For purposes of this exercise, U.S. immigration law is exactly what YOU want it to be – do not concern yourself with the actual state of current immigration law or politics.
First, rank the following applicants for admission to legal immigration status from 1 to 22, with 1 as the highest priority and 22 as the lowest priority.
Second, decide how many of the applicants you will admit. In other words, from your ranked list will you allow admission to none, to all or to some number in between?
Be prepared to discuss and explain your decisions.
_____A is the spouse of a U.S. citizen and has two children. A has never worked.
_____B is A’s minor child by a previous marriage.
_____C is A’s adult child by a previous marriage.
_____D is a highly skilled scientist with no relatives in the United States.
_____E owns a large and successful business that she wishes to expand into the United States.
_____F is an agricultural laborer who never finished high school.
_____G is an outstanding basketball player who has been drafted by an NBA team.
_____H is an experienced nurse with no relatives in the United States.
_____I, now age 18, was brought to the United States on a tourist visa by a parent at age three from a country with an Islamic fundamentalist government. Since arrival, she has never left the United States. She speaks the language of her home country and just graduated from high school with honors.
_____J is the adopted teenage child of a U.S. citizen. She has a juvenile delinquency adjudication for possession of marijuana.
_____K is a victim of domestic violence who has assisted the police in the prosecution of her abuser.
_____L is a 15-year-old girl who was smuggled into the United States and forced to work at a brothel for several months before being freed during a police raid.
_____M is a 15-year-old boy who was smuggled into the United States and forced to work long hours on an isolated farm where his documents and wages were withheld.
_____N is the aging parent of a legal permanent resident.
_____O entered the country illegally and gave birth to a child. The child, a U.S. citizen, was born with severe physical disabilities.
_____P is the adult sibling of a U.S. citizen and has a spouse and five minor children.
_____Q participated in a failed military coup to overthrow a brutal dictator in her home country and fears that she will be tortured and killed if returned to her native country.
_____R is a 6-year-old girl who will be subjected to a high risk of female genital mutilation if returned to her native country.
_____S is R’s mother.
_____T came to the United States two years ago with her young son and husband, who has several years remaining in his Ph.D. program. T, who has been the primary caretaker for her son, recently divorced her husband.
_____U is a 9-year-old boy from a gang-infested country with the highest murder rate in the world who entered the United States by himself and without authorization. He has an undocumented aunt living in Texas.
_____V is an aspiring fashion model who has just been signed by a talent agency in New York City.
Of these, how many will you admit? ______
Bring your completed exercise to the first class and be prepared to explain your decisions.

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Information Privacy and Security Law ( - 535P) - Candeub, A.

Books: Required:
Information Privacy Law by Daniel Solove and Paul Schwartz. 5th ed. Aspen Casebook. ISBN: 978-1454849537.

Assignment:

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Integrative Law & Social Work ( - 541J) - Kozakiewicz, J.

Books: No textbook required. All materials will be posted to D2L.

Assignment:

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Intellectual Property Survey ( - 535D) - Pager, S.

Books: Required:
Obtaining a Printed Copy:
The volumes are available at the Clause 8 Publishing eStore:
Volume I: https://www.createspace.com/6259950
Password: IPNTA2016I

Volume II: https://www.createspace.com/6368744
Password: IPNTA2016II
The volumes are also available at Amazon.com and through Kindle. The formatting for the Kindle versions is not ideal. We are working on improving the formatting and should have a better version available before the beginning of the fall semester.

Students can also obtain the first two chapters of IPNTA through
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2780190


Assignment: Read pages 1-31 in Volume I of the Merges casebook.

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International Food Laws and Regulations ( - 810D) - Fortin, N.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

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International Trade Regulation ( - 512E) - Reifenberg, Jr., J.

Books: Required:
1. International Trade Law by Pauwelyn, Guzeman, Hillman. 3rd ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454873105.
2. International Trade Law Supplement to International Trade Law by Pauwelyn, Guzeman, Hillman. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454875673.

Assignment: Read and prepare the materials on pp. 1-30.

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Jurisprudence ( - 579J) - Fletcher, M.

Books: Required:
Jurisprudence, Classic to Contemporary: From Natural Law to Posmodernism by Hayman, Levit and Delgado. 2nd ed. West, American Casebook Series. ISBN: 978-0314252074.

Assignment: Read Introduction at ix-xii of Hayman et al. Bring to class a copy of two judicial opinions that interest you, either from your previous studies or from your general interest. Be prepared to describe these cases in very general terms and your interest in those cases. These cases can be from any American federal, state, or tribal court, or from an administrative proceeding, or any other adversarial proceeding, so long as there is a written opinion. We will be using many of these opinions chosen by the class for various purposes during the semester.



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King Scholars Jurisprudence ( - 626C) - Saunders, K.

Books: Required:
1. Jurisprudence Coursepack. Available at the Spartan Bookstore.
2. Concept of Law by Hart. Oxford Press, 1994. ISBN: 978-0198761235.
3. Law's Empire by Dworkin. Harvard Press, 1994. ISBN: 978-0674518360.

Assignment: In your coursepack read pp. 1-13.

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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: No first assignment.

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Labor Law ( - 511D) - Bedikian, M.

Books: Required:
Cases and Materials on Labor Law: Collective Bargaining in a Free Society by Heinsz, Nolan and Bale's. West. ISBN: 978-0314177728.

Assignment: Read HEINSZ, NOLAN AND BALES, Chapter 1, Pgs. 2 – 30 [Labor as a Commodity: The Rise and Decline of the Double Standard].


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

Books: Required:
Land Use Planning and Development Regulation Law by Juergensmeyer & Roberts. West Hornbrook Series. 3rd ed. ISBN: 978-03142864745 or the 2nd ed. ISBN: 978-0314172495. Either edition is acceptable.

Assignment: The first assignment will be posted on TWEN.

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

Books: Required:
Law & Religion, A Reader: Cases, Concepts & Theory by Ravitch. West. 3rd ed. ISBN: 978-0314284075.

Assignment: Read pp. 2-top 37.

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Legal English I for Foreign Lawyers ( - 804A) - Celeste, M., Francis, J.

Books: Required:
The Legal English coursepack will be available at the Spartan Bookstore.

Assignment:

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Litigation: Data, Theory, Practice, Process ( - 537M) - Linna Jr., D.

Books: Required:
1. The Economics of Civil Procedure by Robert Bone, 2002 ed. Foundation Press.
ISBN: 978-1587781728.
2.The Three Pillar Model for Business Decisions: Strategy, Law and Ethics by George Sidel. Van Rye Publishing. ISBN: 978-0997056600.

Assignment: Read pages 1405 through 1442 of: LoPucki, Lynn M. and Weyrauch, Walter O., A Theory of Legal Strategy. Duke Law Journal, Vol. 49, No. 6, April 2000. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=203491 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.203491

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Michigan Civil Procedure ( - 593A) - Lauderbach, J.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

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Moot Court Competition (Class) ( - 627A) - Copland, J.

Books: No textbooks required.

Assignment: Prior to the first day of class, you should do the following: (1) complete the Student Profile found in “Course Materials” on the Moot Court Competition class TWEN page, and either email your responses to your Professor or bring the completed Profile sheet with you to the first day of class; (2) Read the Syllabus, Competition Rules, and Competition Problem, all of which can be found on TWEN; (3) Prepare a one-minute “oral argument” (instructions for which can be found on TWEN); and (4) draft a Case Brief, no longer than three pages in length (12-point Times New Roman font), covering both opinions in the Competition Problem. You may draft a single summary of facts and a single summary of the issues but will need two separate summaries of the courts’ respective opinions (with reasoning and holdings). The facts/issues portion should not take more than one page, and your summary of the reasoning/holdings in each opinion should not take more than one page (for each opinion). The Case Briefs will be graded, and the grading Rubric is located in the Syllabus. The “oral argument” assignment is not graded but will be used to assess basic advocacy skills in anticipation of potential team pairings.


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Moot Court Competition (Class) ( - 627A) - Zimbelman, J.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: Prior to the first day of class, you should do the following: (1) complete the Student Profile found in “Course Materials” on the Moot Court Competition class TWEN page, and either email your responses to your Professor or bring the completed Profile sheet with you to the first day of class; (2) Read the Syllabus, Competition Rules, and Competition Problem, all of which can be found on TWEN; (3) Prepare a one-minute “oral argument” (instructions for which can be found on TWEN); and (4) draft a Case Brief, no longer than three pages in length (12-point Times New Roman font), covering both opinions in the Competition Problem. You may draft a single summary of facts and a single summary of the issues but will need two separate summaries of the courts’ respective opinions (with reasoning and holdings). The facts/issues portion should not take more than one page, and your summary of the reasoning/holdings in each opinion should not take more than one page (for each opinion). The Case Briefs will be graded, and the grading Rubric is located in the Syllabus. The “oral argument” assignment is not graded but will be used to assess basic advocacy skills in anticipation of potential team pairings.


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Moot Court Competition (Class) ( - 627A) - Copland, J.

Books: No textbooks required.

Assignment: Prior to the first day of class, you should do the following: (1) complete the Student Profile found in “Course Materials” on the Moot Court Competition class TWEN page, and either email your responses to your Professor or bring the completed Profile sheet with you to the first day of class; (2) Read the Syllabus, Competition Rules, and Competition Problem, all of which can be found on TWEN; (3) Prepare a one-minute “oral argument” (instructions for which can be found on TWEN); and (4) draft a Case Brief, no longer than three pages in length (12-point Times New Roman font), covering both opinions in the Competition Problem. You may draft a single summary of facts and a single summary of the issues but will need two separate summaries of the courts’ respective opinions (with reasoning and holdings). The facts/issues portion should not take more than one page, and your summary of the reasoning/holdings in each opinion should not take more than one page (for each opinion). The Case Briefs will be graded, and the grading Rubric is located in the Syllabus. The “oral argument” assignment is not graded but will be used to assess basic advocacy skills in anticipation of potential team pairings.


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

Books: Required:
Natural Resoures Law: A Place-Based Book of Problems and Cases by Klein, Cheever and Birdson. 3rd ed. Wolters Kluwer/Aspen Casebook Series. ISBN: 978-1454825098.

Assignment: For the first class, students should read Chapter 1, pp. 1-31, and come to class prepared to engage the reading in a class discussion of the problem on pages 2-10 relating to Climate Change and Natural Resources.

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Negotiation ( - 591C) - Basta, J.

Books: Required:
Lawyer Negotiation Theroy, Practice and Law by Folberg and Golann. 3rd ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454852063.

Assignment: CLASS 1 – August 31, 2016
Readings
 Folberg and Golann: Chapter 1 [Negotiation and Conflict]

Topics for Class Discussion
 Introduction to Negotiation
 Conflict Is What We Make It

Exercises
 Cross Interviews and Introductions Exercise
 Value-Creating Trades


Details:

Negotiation for Foreign Educated Lawyers ( - 805A) - Hartfield, E.

Books: Required:
1.Fisher & Ury,and Bruce Patton. GETTING TO YES (1981). Penguin Books, Paperback, 1981 ISBN 0 14 01.5735 2
2. Ury, GETTING PAST NO (2007). Bantam Boods, 1993, Paperback
ISBN 0-553-37131-2
3. Bolton, Robert. PEOPLE SKILLS, (1979) . NY: Simon & Schuster, 1979
ISBN 0-671-62248-XPbk.


Assignment: For the August 29, 2016 class - Date was modified 8.23.16
1. Read Fisher & Ury, Getting to Yes, Chapter 1.
2. Prepare to verbally introduce yourself to the class by addressing the 4 questions that appear under “Self Introductions”.
3. Be prepared to interview a classmate with the same questions and report to the class on what you have learned.
CLASS 1 – August 29, 2016

 Self-Introductions
― Where are you from?
― What kinds of negotiation and/or dispute resolution experience have you had?
― What is your primary reason for taking this course?
― What subject are you most interested in?



Details: This course will focus on the skills necessary for effective performance in negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. We will use three texts, Getting to Yes (Fisher, Ury, & Patton) Getting Past No (Ury), and People Skills, (R. Bolton) and rely on a number of other sources---articles, audio visual materials, and hands on exercises, both role plays and simulations. The rationale for this course is compelling: Negotiation is the central process in dispute resolution, and yet receives the least amount of rigorous training and practice across the globe. Whether your practice is as an advocate or as a neutral, it is critical to understand negotiation if one is to wisely utilize processes like mediation and arbitration. Despite its growing presence in the legal system, negotiation and dispute resolution are neither well understood nor well practiced.

Negotiation for Foreign Educated Lawyers ( - 805A) - Hartfield, E.

Books: Required:
1.Fisher & Ury,and Bruce Patton. GETTING TO YES (1981). Penguin Books, Paperback, 1981 ISBN 0 14 01.5735 2
2. Ury, GETTING PAST NO (2007). Bantam Boods, 1993, Paperback
ISBN 0-553-37131-2
3. Bolton, Robert, People Skills (1979). NY: Simon & Schuster, 1979. ISBN: 067162248-XPbk.

Assignment: For the August 29, 2016 class Date was updated 8.23.2016
1. Read Fisher & Ury, Getting to Yes, Chapter 1.
2. Prepare to verbally introduce yourself to the class by addressing the 4 questions that appear under “Self Introductions”.
3. Be prepared to interview a classmate with the same questions and report to the class on what you have learned.
CLASS 1 – August 29, 2016

 Self-Introductions
― Where are you from?
― What kinds of negotiation and/or dispute resolution experience have you had?
― What is your primary reason for taking this course?
― What subject are you most interested in?



Details: This course will focus on the skills necessary for effective performance in negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. We will use three texts, Getting to Yes (Fisher, Ury, & Patton) Getting Past No (Ury), and People Skills, (R. Bolton) and rely on a number of other sources---articles, audio visual materials, and hands on exercises, both role plays and simulations. The rationale for this course is compelling: Negotiation is the central process in dispute resolution, and yet receives the least amount of rigorous training and practice across the globe. Whether your practice is as an advocate or as a neutral, it is critical to understand negotiation if one is to wisely utilize processes like mediation and arbitration. Despite its growing presence in the legal system, negotiation and dispute resolution are neither well understood nor well practiced.

Patent Application Preparation ( - 533J) - English, T.

Books: No textbook is required but the professor is using the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) which can be accessed at: http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/index.html.

Assignment: Read MPEP 608.01 including parts 608.01(a) through 608.01(p) - 27 pages.

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Patent Law ( - 533K) - Carter-Johnson, J.

Books: Required: Revised 6.14.16
1. The Law of Patents by Craig Nard. 3rd ed. Aspen. ISBN: 978-1454831501.
The publisher is offering a bundle price on the required and the recommended text. That ISBN is: 978-1454882664.

Recommended:
1. Patent Law by Mueller. 5th ed. treatise. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454873822.

Assignment: Sign up for TWEN page for syllabus
Readings Nard, pages 1-6, 16-29, 31-49.


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Payment Systems ( - 501G) - Johnson, C.

Books: Required:
Problems and Materials on Payment Law by Whaley & McJohn. 10th ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454863328.

Assignment: Read Chapters One and Two in the Whaley and McJohn casebook.

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Products Liability ( - 522) - Wittner, N.

Books: Required:
Products Liability - Problems and Process by Henderson, Twerski & Kysar. Aspen. ISBN: 978-1454870869.

Assignment:

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

Books: Required:
1. Problems in Legal Ethics by Schwartz, Wydic, Perschbacher & Basset. 11th ed.West. ISBN: 978-1634592239.
2. Selected Standards on Professional of Responsibility by Morgan & Rotuna. 2016 ed. Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1634593960.

Assignment: Discussion Topics:

• Introduction
• Lawyer Regulation and the Importance of Ethics, Reputation, and a Personal Code of Conduct
--Discussion of Rico v Mitsubishi Motors Corp, p. 19

• Break-out sessions to discuss examples of misconduct.


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

Books: Required:
International Law Cases and Materials by Damrosch. West, 6th ed. ISBN: 978-0314286437.

Assignment: Read and prepare the cases contained on pp. 57-84.

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

Books: Required:
1. Gideon's Trumpet by Anthony Lewis. Vintage, Random House. ISBN: 978-0679723127.
2. Freedom for the Thought That We Hate by Anthony Lewis. Basic Books, 2010. ISBN: 978-1465018192.
3. Purchase subscription to Linguatorium. Website: https://linguatorium.com/en/.
Recommended:
1. Longman Advanced American Dictionary by Pearson. ISBN: 978-1405829540.
2. Black's Law Dictionary.

Assignment: No first assignment.

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Regulating Environmental Risk ( - 566Q) - Morag-Levine, N.

Books: Required:
Environmental Law: Conceptual and Pragmatic Approach by Driesen, Adler and Engel. Wolters Kluwer, 2nd ed. ISBN: 978-0735594487. The professor will be using the 2nd ed. only.



Assignment: First assignment for “Regulating Environmental Risk”

All readings (other than those with web links) are from Driesen, Adler and Engel, Environmental Law: A Conceptual and Pragmatic Approach (2nd ed.)

1)“What is Environmental about Environmental Law-The Nature of Environmental Injury,” pp 22-25.

2) “Climate Disruption Case Study,” pp 25-29.

3) “Hottest Year Ever? 2016 Burns Through Heat Records, NASA Says’
http://www.livescience.com/55469-2016-could-be-hottest-year-on-record.html

4) “Climate Change in the American Mind” pp. 2-5 (skim rest of report)
http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Climate-Change-American-Mind-March-2016-FINAL.pdf

5)“What Should the Goals of Environmental Law Be?” pp 108-114.




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Remedies ( - 593D) - Roberts, J.

Books: Required:
Remedies, Cases and Problems by Shoben, Tabb and Janutis'. 5th ed. University Casebook Series. Foundation Press, 2012 ISBN: 978-1609301194. The professor is requesting the 5th ed.

Assignment: Professor Roberts
Remedies
Fall 2016
First Assignment
Legal and equitable remedies primarily require the courts, and to a lesser extent, administrative
tribunals and quasi-judicial bodies to enforce them. This course concentrates on court remedies.
Thus, the course necessarily provides a refresher on and applies various civil procedure and
constitutional due process concepts. If you do not recall your civil procedure or due process studies
with fondness, fear not. Many students report that this class helps bring these past subjects into
better perspective. For that reason students should re-familiarize themselves with the Federal Rules
of Civil Procedure and Michigan Court rules identified below. Some of these are general rules which I selected as a refresher on civil procedure. Others are more specific and outline the procedure necessary to obtain particularized forms of relief. The remedy-specific rules will be re-visited during the course of the semester. As such, you need not memorize or outline any of these rules at this stage, nor will you be expected to have mastered them by the start of the first class. Thus, please read the following:
Chapter 1 (pp 1-12) of your remedies text.
Fed. R. Civ P. 14, 18, 19, 22, 23.1, 24, 26(c), 37, 54-57, 60, 62, 64-66, 69, 70 and 71.
M.C.R. 2.203 - 2.206, 2.209, 2.313, 2.603, 2.605, 2.612, 2.614, 2.621, 2.622, 3.101, 3.102, 3.306,
3.401, 3.410, 3.411, 3.412, 3.603, 4.201 and 4.202.

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Research, Writing & Advocacy: International LL.M. ( - 804) - O'Regan, D.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

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Research, Writing & Analysis ( - 530D) - Lawrence, D.

Books: Required:
1. Christine Coughlin, Joan Malmud & Sandy Patrick, A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis (2d ed. 2013) (“A Lawyer Writes”).
(ISBN: 978-1-61163-397-9)
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“Just Writing”).
(ISBN: 978-1-4548-2698-9)
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015) (“BB”).
(ISBN: 978-0-692-40019-7)
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2016) (“McGaugh”).
(ISBN: XXX)


Assignment: Welcome to RWA! I’m looking forward to working with you this semester.

First Assignment
A. As soon as you obtain your Westlaw password, sign up for my TWEN site.

B. Reading

1. A Lawyer Writes, Chapters 1 and 2 (Be sure to carefully review the sample memo on pages 5-9.)
2. Case Briefing Handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)
3. Plagiarism Handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)
a. Turn in the completed Student Acknowledgement Form at the beginning of the first class.
4. MSU College of Law Plagiarism Policy (available at http://law.msu.edu/academics/handbook/plagiarism.html)
5. Anne Enquist, Talking to Students About the Differences Between Undergraduate Writing and Legal Writing, Vol. 13 No. 2 Persp: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 104 (2005) (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)

C. Office Memo One: Case Brief
Draft a brief of the Dupler case (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/).
• Due: First class, 8/24/16
• Turn in one copy at the beginning class. Have a second copy to refer to during our class discussion.
• There are many ways to brief a case. For purposes of this assignment, follow the format in the Case Briefing Handout.
• Include each section that is described on pages 2-4 of the Handout.
• Use one-inch margins, black ink, 12-point typeface, and a font that is easy to read, such as Times New Roman or Century.
• You do not need to use formal citation, but do cite to the page number from the case where the reader will find the relevant information. Example: The court of appeals affirmed the lower court decision. (p. 415)
• Carefully proofread, and be sure to edit for grammar and punctuation.
• Further instructions appear immediately below.

Memorandum

To: RWA Students
From: RWA Professor
Date: August 2016
Re: Dupler Case Brief

During RWA, you will be an attorney in a fictional law firm. Our first client is Matt Kemper. After suffering injuries as a result of a fraternity hazing incident, Mr. Kemper has contacted our firm about pursuing legal action against two former fraternity brothers.

Rafael Florez, a senior attorney at the firm, is wondering whether Mr. Kemper might successfully recover for false imprisonment. Mr. Florez would like you to consider three issues:

1. Was Kemper confined by an implied threat of physical force?

2. Did Kemper consent to being in the car or being left in the park?

3. Was Kemper completely confined in the park?

We will start by focusing only on the first issue: Was Kemper confined by an implied threat of physical force? To begin your research, Mr. Florez has asked you to read the following case: Dupler v. Seubert, 230 N.W.2d 626 (Wis. 1975). In order to aid in your understanding of the case, please prepare a case brief that focuses only on the third issue described in the case, “Is the jury’s verdict, finding that Dupler was falsely imprisoned, supported by the evidence?” Id. at 631. The last portion of the case related to damages is not relevant for our analysis.


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Research, Writing & Analysis ( - 530D) - Ching, B.

Books: Required:
1. Christine Coughlin, Joan Malmud & Sandy Patrick, A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis (2d ed. 2013) (“A Lawyer Writes”).
(ISBN: 978-1-61163-397-9)
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“Just Writing”).
(ISBN: 978-1-4548-2698-9)
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015) (“BB”).
(ISBN: 978-0-692-40019-7)
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2016) (“McGaugh”).
(ISBN: XXX)


Assignment: First Assignment
RWA, Prof. Ching
Fall 2016


As background, browse through the following documents in the main assigned textbook and posted online at the general RWA homepage.

A Lawyer Writes, Ch. 1 & 2

Plagiarism Handout

MSU Law Plagiarism Policy

Anne Enquist Article


Also read the following documents posted online for my RWA sections, and be prepared to discuss how the law might fit with our client’s situation that is introduced in the Attorney Notes that follow. Think of what information we need to get from the client.

§ 37.2201 of the Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated

§ 37.2202 of the Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated

Micu v. City of Warren
In reading the Micu case, consider the following, regarding the claim of height discrimination:
What was the dispute about?
What was the plaintiff’s argument?
What was the defendant’s argument?
What was the trial court decision?
Why did the appellate court reverse the trial court’s ruling?


Attorney Notes

Aug. 18, 2:13 PM 0.2 hr.

Phone call from new client, Leonard Capri. He’s very upset; says he was harassed at job where he was victim of height discrimination. Set appointment for Aug. 24.

Need legal background – assign law student intern to research and to prep. for interviewing Capri. Maybe there’s a claim under Elliott-Larsen statute.


Details:

Research, Writing & Analysis ( - 530D) - Ching, B.

Books: Required:
1. Christine Coughlin, Joan Malmud & Sandy Patrick, A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis (2d ed. 2013) (“A Lawyer Writes”).
(ISBN: 978-1-61163-397-9)
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“Just Writing”).
(ISBN: 978-1-4548-2698-9)
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015) (“BB”).
(ISBN: 978-0-692-40019-7)
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2016) (“McGaugh”).
(ISBN: XXX)


Assignment: First Assignment
RWA, Prof. Ching
Fall 2016


As background, browse through the following documents in the main assigned textbook and posted online at the general RWA homepage.

A Lawyer Writes, Ch. 1 & 2

Plagiarism Handout

MSU Law Plagiarism Policy

Anne Enquist Article


Also read the following documents posted online for my RWA sections, and be prepared to discuss how the law might fit with our client’s situation that is introduced in the Attorney Notes that follow. Think of what information we need to get from the client.

§ 37.2201 of the Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated

§ 37.2202 of the Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated

Micu v. City of Warren
In reading the Micu case, consider the following, regarding the claim of height discrimination:
What was the dispute about?
What was the plaintiff’s argument?
What was the defendant’s argument?
What was the trial court decision?
Why did the appellate court reverse the trial court’s ruling?


Attorney Notes

Aug. 18, 2:13 PM 0.2 hr.

Phone call from new client, Leonard Capri. He’s very upset; says he was harassed at job where he was victim of height discrimination. Set appointment for Aug. 24.

Need legal background – assign law student intern to research and to prep. for interviewing Capri. Maybe there’s a claim under Elliott-Larsen statute.



Details:

Research, Writing & Analysis ( - 530D) - Stokstad, P.

Books: Required:
1. Christine Coughlin, Joan Malmud & Sandy Patrick, A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis (2d ed. 2013) (“A Lawyer Writes”).
(ISBN: 978-1-61163-397-9)
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“Just Writing”).
(ISBN: 978-1-4548-2698-9)
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015) (“BB”).
(ISBN: 978-0-692-40019-7)
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2016) (“McGaugh”).
(ISBN: XXX)


Assignment: Welcome to RWA! I’m looking forward to working with you this semester.

First Assignment
A. As soon as you obtain your Westlaw password, sign up for my TWEN site.

B. Reading

1. A Lawyer Writes, Chapters 1 and 2 (Be sure to carefully review the sample memo on pages 5-9.)
2. Case Briefing Handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)
3. Plagiarism Handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)
a. Turn in the completed Student Acknowledgement Form at the beginning of the first class.
4. MSU College of Law Plagiarism Policy (available at http://law.msu.edu/academics/handbook/plagiarism.html)
5. Anne Enquist, Talking to Students About the Differences Between Undergraduate Writing and Legal Writing, Vol. 13 No. 2 Persp: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 104 (2005) (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)

C. Office Memo One: Case Brief
Draft a brief of the Dupler case (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/).
• Due: First class, 8/24/16
• Turn in one copy at the beginning class. Have a second copy to refer to during our class discussion.
• There are many ways to brief a case. For purposes of this assignment, follow the format in the Case Briefing Handout.
• Include each section that is described on pages 2-4 of the Handout.
• Use one-inch margins, black ink, 12-point typeface, and a font that is easy to read, such as Times New Roman or Century.
• You do not need to use formal citation, but do cite to the page number from the case where the reader will find the relevant information. Example: The court of appeals affirmed the lower court decision. (p. 415)
• Carefully proofread, and be sure to edit for grammar and punctuation.
• Further instructions appear immediately below.



Memorandum

To: RWA Students
From: RWA Professor
Date: August 2016
Re: Dupler Case Brief

During RWA, you will be an attorney in a fictional law firm. Our first client is Matt Kemper. After suffering injuries as a result of a fraternity hazing incident, Mr. Kemper has contacted our firm about pursuing legal action against two former fraternity brothers.

Rafael Florez, a senior attorney at the firm, is wondering whether Mr. Kemper might successfully recover for false imprisonment. Mr. Florez would like you to consider three issues:

1. Was Kemper confined by an implied threat of physical force?

2. Did Kemper consent to being in the car or being left in the park?

3. Was Kemper completely confined in the park?

We will start by focusing only on the first issue: Was Kemper confined by an implied threat of physical force? To begin your research, Mr. Florez has asked you to read the following case: Dupler v. Seubert, 230 N.W.2d 626 (Wis. 1975). In order to aid in your understanding of the case, please prepare a case brief that focuses only on the third issue described in the case, “Is the jury’s verdict, finding that Dupler was falsely imprisoned, supported by the evidence?” Id. at 631. The last portion of the case related to damages is not relevant for our analysis.



Details:

Research, Writing & Analysis ( - 530D) - Gentry, K.

Books: Required:
1. Christine Coughlin, Joan Malmud & Sandy Patrick, A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis (2d ed. 2013) (“A Lawyer Writes”).
(ISBN: 978-1-61163-397-9)
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“Just Writing”).
(ISBN: 978-1-4548-2698-9)
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015) (“BB”).
(ISBN: 978-0-692-40019-7)
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2016) (“McGaugh”).
(ISBN: XXX)


Assignment: Research, Writing, and Analysis
Fall 2016
Prof. Gentry
Welcome to RWA! I’m looking forward to working with you this semester.
First Assignment
A. As soon as you obtain your Westlaw password, sign up for my TWEN site.
B. Reading
1. A Lawyer Writes, Chapters 1 and 2 (Be sure to carefully review the sample memo on
pages 5-9.)
2. Case Briefing Handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)
3. Plagiarism Handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)
a. Turn in the completed Student Acknowledgement Form at the beginning of
the first class.
4. MSU College of Law Plagiarism Policy (available at
http://law.msu.edu/academics/handbook/plagiarism.html)
5. Anne Enquist, Talking to Students About the Differences Between Undergraduate
Writing and Legal Writing, Vol. 13 No. 2 Persp: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 104
(2005) (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)
6. Writing Analysis Assignment on Wallace’s article at the end of this document.
C. Office Memo One: Case Brief
Draft a brief of the Dupler case (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/).
 Due: First class, 8/24/16
 Turn in one copy at the beginning class. Have a second copy to refer to during our
class discussion.
 There are many ways to brief a case. For purposes of this assignment, follow the
format in the Case Briefing Handout.
 Include each section that is described on pages 2-4 of the Handout.
 Use one-inch margins, black ink, 12-point typeface, and a font that is easy to read,
such as Times New Roman or Century.
 You do not need to use formal citation, but do cite to the page number from the case
where the reader will find the relevant information. Example: The court of appeals
affirmed the lower court decision. (p. 415)
 Carefully proofread, and be sure to edit for grammar and punctuation.
 Further instructions appear immediately below.

proofread, and be sure to edit for grammar and punctuation.
 Further instructions appear immediately below.

Memorandum
To: RWA Students
From: RWA Professor
Date: August 2016
Re: Dupler Case Brief
During RWA, you will be an attorney in a fictional law firm. Our first
client is Matt Kemper. After suffering injuries as a result of a fraternity
hazing incident, Mr. Kemper has contacted our firm about pursuing legal
action against two former fraternity brothers.
Rafael Florez, a senior attorney at the firm, is wondering whether Mr.
Kemper might successfully recover for false imprisonment. Mr. Florez would
like you to consider three issues:
1. Was Kemper confined by an implied threat of physical force?
2. Did Kemper consent to being in the car or being left in the
park?
3. Was Kemper completely confined in the park?
We will start by focusing only on the first issue: Was Kemper confined
by an implied threat of physical force? To begin your research, Mr. Florez
has asked you to read the following case: Dupler v. Seubert, 230 N.W.2d 626
(Wis. 1975). In order to aid in your understanding of the case, please
prepare a case brief that focuses only on the third issue described in the case,
“Is the jury’s verdict, finding that Dupler was falsely imprisoned, supported
by the evidence?” Id. at 631. The last portion of the case related to damages
is not relevant for our analysis.
3
D. Writing analysis.
People arrive to law school with various levels of writing ability. For some of
you writing is what you last did in a freshman composition class (or some AP
class in high school) and that was the end of that. For others, particularly
those who majored in social sciences, you probably wrote a lot in college.
Regardless, you will quickly find that law school writing is different and
likely harder than anything you have done to date. The writing is quite
technical and, by its nature, often rather dry. Writing well, with technical
accuracy, in a manner that keeps the reader’s attention, is difficult. Before
we embark on reading a lot of appellate caselaw, which often fails on at least
one, usually two, and occasionally all three of these points, it is a useful
exercise to consider the concepts of good writing, technical accuracy, and
holding the reader’s attention by examining a non-legal work that does all
three reasonably well. Thus you should now read David Foster Wallace’s
essay describing Roger Federer and tennis. While Wallace has a particular
point and opinion in his writing he also offers a great deal of technical
explanation to support his position. It matters not at all if you know nothing
of Wallace, Federer, or tennis, because Wallace’s writing is such that, at the
conclusion of this piece, you should know a decent amount about Federer and
the game of tennis and far more about both than you did before (unless you
already happen to be an acquaintance of Federer and a very high level tennis
player yourself, and the low chance of that happening in this class (again) is
what makes this exercise useful). When you get done with this piece (which,
like all things, we will discuss in class so pay attention – I might call on you
with a question about it) consider next that this is akin to what you are soon
to be doing - taking an arcane subject about which your readers know little,
and probably had little interest in until forced to by circumstances, and
making it digestible and comprehensible to them, via a single written
offering. It is a tough job, though Wallace made it look easy.1
Below is the link for Wallace’s essay “Federer as a Religious Experience” first published in the
New York Times on August 20, 2006.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/20/sports/playmagazine/20federer.html?pagewanted=all&_
r=0
1 Read Wallace’s footnotes too. They are embedded in the NYT article, so you have to click to see them. For the
rest of your legal career you should remember that the footnotes often matter a great deal.


Details:

Research, Writing & Analysis ( - 530D) - Stokstad, P.

Books: Required:
1. Christine Coughlin, Joan Malmud & Sandy Patrick, A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis (2d ed. 2013) (“A Lawyer Writes”).
(ISBN: 978-1-61163-397-9)
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“Just Writing”).
(ISBN: 978-1-4548-2698-9)
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015) (“BB”).
(ISBN: 978-0-692-40019-7)
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2016) (“McGaugh”).
(ISBN: XXX)


Assignment: Welcome to RWA! I’m looking forward to working with you this semester.

First Assignment
A. As soon as you obtain your Westlaw password, sign up for my TWEN site.

B. Reading

1. A Lawyer Writes, Chapters 1 and 2 (Be sure to carefully review the sample memo on pages 5-9.)
2. Case Briefing Handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)
3. Plagiarism Handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)
a. Turn in the completed Student Acknowledgement Form at the beginning of the first class.
4. MSU College of Law Plagiarism Policy (available at http://law.msu.edu/academics/handbook/plagiarism.html)
5. Anne Enquist, Talking to Students About the Differences Between Undergraduate Writing and Legal Writing, Vol. 13 No. 2 Persp: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 104 (2005) (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)

C. Office Memo One: Case Brief
Draft a brief of the Dupler case (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/).
• Due: First class, 8/24/16
• Turn in one copy at the beginning class. Have a second copy to refer to during our class discussion.
• There are many ways to brief a case. For purposes of this assignment, follow the format in the Case Briefing Handout.
• Include each section that is described on pages 2-4 of the Handout.
• Use one-inch margins, black ink, 12-point typeface, and a font that is easy to read, such as Times New Roman or Century.
• You do not need to use formal citation, but do cite to the page number from the case where the reader will find the relevant information. Example: The court of appeals affirmed the lower court decision. (p. 415)
• Carefully proofread, and be sure to edit for grammar and punctuation.
• Further instructions appear immediately below.



Memorandum

To: RWA Students
From: RWA Professor
Date: August 2016
Re: Dupler Case Brief

During RWA, you will be an attorney in a fictional law firm. Our first client is Matt Kemper. After suffering injuries as a result of a fraternity hazing incident, Mr. Kemper has contacted our firm about pursuing legal action against two former fraternity brothers.

Rafael Florez, a senior attorney at the firm, is wondering whether Mr. Kemper might successfully recover for false imprisonment. Mr. Florez would like you to consider three issues:

1. Was Kemper confined by an implied threat of physical force?

2. Did Kemper consent to being in the car or being left in the park?

3. Was Kemper completely confined in the park?

We will start by focusing only on the first issue: Was Kemper confined by an implied threat of physical force? To begin your research, Mr. Florez has asked you to read the following case: Dupler v. Seubert, 230 N.W.2d 626 (Wis. 1975). In order to aid in your understanding of the case, please prepare a case brief that focuses only on the third issue described in the case, “Is the jury’s verdict, finding that Dupler was falsely imprisoned, supported by the evidence?” Id. at 631. The last portion of the case related to damages is not relevant for our analysis.



Details:

Research, Writing & Analysis ( - 530D) - Lawrence, D.

Books: Required:
1. Christine Coughlin, Joan Malmud & Sandy Patrick, A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis (2d ed. 2013) (“A Lawyer Writes”).
(ISBN: 978-1-61163-397-9)
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“Just Writing”).
(ISBN: 978-1-4548-2698-9)
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015) (“BB”).
(ISBN: 978-0-692-40019-7)
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2016) (“McGaugh”).
(ISBN: XXX)


Assignment: Welcome to RWA! I’m looking forward to working with you this semester.

First Assignment
A. As soon as you obtain your Westlaw password, sign up for my TWEN site.

B. Reading

1. A Lawyer Writes, Chapters 1 and 2 (Be sure to carefully review the sample memo on pages 5-9.)
2. Case Briefing Handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)
3. Plagiarism Handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)
a. Turn in the completed Student Acknowledgement Form at the beginning of the first class.
4. MSU College of Law Plagiarism Policy (available at http://law.msu.edu/academics/handbook/plagiarism.html)
5. Anne Enquist, Talking to Students About the Differences Between Undergraduate Writing and Legal Writing, Vol. 13 No. 2 Persp: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 104 (2005) (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)

C. Office Memo One: Case Brief
Draft a brief of the Dupler case (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/).
• Due: First class, 8/24/16
• Turn in one copy at the beginning class. Have a second copy to refer to during our class discussion.
• There are many ways to brief a case. For purposes of this assignment, follow the format in the Case Briefing Handout.
• Include each section that is described on pages 2-4 of the Handout.
• Use one-inch margins, black ink, 12-point typeface, and a font that is easy to read, such as Times New Roman or Century.
• You do not need to use formal citation, but do cite to the page number from the case where the reader will find the relevant information. Example: The court of appeals affirmed the lower court decision. (p. 415)
• Carefully proofread, and be sure to edit for grammar and punctuation.
• Further instructions appear immediately below.

Memorandum

To: RWA Students
From: RWA Professor
Date: August 2016
Re: Dupler Case Brief

During RWA, you will be an attorney in a fictional law firm. Our first client is Matt Kemper. After suffering injuries as a result of a fraternity hazing incident, Mr. Kemper has contacted our firm about pursuing legal action against two former fraternity brothers.

Rafael Florez, a senior attorney at the firm, is wondering whether Mr. Kemper might successfully recover for false imprisonment. Mr. Florez would like you to consider three issues:

1. Was Kemper confined by an implied threat of physical force?

2. Did Kemper consent to being in the car or being left in the park?

3. Was Kemper completely confined in the park?

We will start by focusing only on the first issue: Was Kemper confined by an implied threat of physical force? To begin your research, Mr. Florez has asked you to read the following case: Dupler v. Seubert, 230 N.W.2d 626 (Wis. 1975). In order to aid in your understanding of the case, please prepare a case brief that focuses only on the third issue described in the case, “Is the jury’s verdict, finding that Dupler was falsely imprisoned, supported by the evidence?” Id. at 631. The last portion of the case related to damages is not relevant for our analysis.


Details:

Research, Writing & Analysis ( - 530D) - Spiliopoulos, E.

Books: Required:
1. Christine Coughlin, Joan Malmud & Sandy Patrick, A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis (2d ed. 2013) (“A Lawyer Writes”).
(ISBN: 978-1-61163-397-9)
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“Just Writing”).
(ISBN: 978-1-4548-2698-9)
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015) (“BB”).
(ISBN: 978-0-692-40019-7)
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2016) (“McGaugh”).
(ISBN: XXX)


Assignment: Welcome to RWA! I’m looking forward to working with you this semester.
First Assignment
A. As soon as you obtain your Westlaw password, sign up for my TWEN site (it
will be active on Thursday, August 18).
B. Reading
1. A Lawyer Writes, Chapters 1 and 2 (Be sure to carefully review the sample
memo on pages 5-9.)
2. Case Briefing Handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)
3. Plagiarism Handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)
Turn in the completed Student Acknowledgement Form at the
beginning of the first class.
4. MSU College of Law Plagiarism Policy (available at
http://law.msu.edu/academics/handbook/plagiarism.html)
5. Anne Enquist, Talking to Students About the Differences Between
Undergraduate Writing and Legal Writing, Vol. 13 No. 2 Persp: Teaching
Legal Res. & Writing 104 (2005) (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)
C. Office Memo One: Case Brief
Draft a brief of the Dupler case (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/).
• Due: First class, 8/24/16
• Turn in one copy at the beginning class. Have a second copy to
refer to during our class discussion.
• There are many ways to brief a case. For purposes of this assignment, follow
the format in the Case Briefing Handout.
• Include each section that is described on pages 2-4 of the Handout.
• Use one-inch margins, black ink, 12-point typeface, and a font that is easy to
read, such as Times New Roman or Century.
• You do not need to use formal citation, but do cite to the page number from
the case where the reader will find the relevant information. Example: The
court of appeals affirmed the lower court decision. (p. 415)
• Carefully proofread, and be sure to edit for grammar and punctuation.
• Further instructions appear immediately below.
2
Memorandum
To: RWA Students
From: RWA Professor
Date: August 2016
Re: Dupler Case Brief
During RWA, you will be an attorney in a fictional law firm. Our first
client is Matt Kemper. After suffering injuries as a result of a fraternity
hazing incident, Mr. Kemper has contacted our firm about pursuing legal
action against two former fraternity brothers.
Rafael Florez, a senior attorney at the firm, is wondering whether Mr.
Kemper might successfully recover for false imprisonment. Mr. Florez would
like you to consider three issues:
1. Was Kemper confined by an implied threat of physical force?
2. Did Kemper consent to being in the car or being left in the
park?
3. Was Kemper completely confined in the park?
We will start by focusing only on the first issue: Was Kemper confined
by an implied threat of physical force? To begin your research, Mr. Florez
has asked you to read the following case: Dupler v. Seubert, 230 N.W.2d 626
(Wis. 1975). In order to aid in your understanding of the case, please
prepare a case brief that focuses only on the third issue described in the
case, “Is the jury’s verdict, finding that Dupler was falsely imprisoned,
supported by the evidence?” Id. at 631. The last portion of the case related to
damages is not relevant for our analysis.

Details:

Research, Writing & Analysis ( - 530D) - Spiliopoulos, E.

Books: Required:
1. Christine Coughlin, Joan Malmud & Sandy Patrick, A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis (2d ed. 2013) (“A Lawyer Writes”).
(ISBN: 978-1-61163-397-9)
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“Just Writing”).
(ISBN: 978-1-4548-2698-9)
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015) (“BB”).
(ISBN: 978-0-692-40019-7)
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2016) (“McGaugh”).
(ISBN: XXX)


Assignment: Welcome to RWA! I’m looking forward to working with you this semester.
First Assignment
A. As soon as you obtain your Westlaw password, sign up for my TWEN site (it
will be active on Thursday, August 18).
B. Reading
1. A Lawyer Writes, Chapters 1 and 2 (Be sure to carefully review the sample
memo on pages 5-9.)
2. Case Briefing Handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)
3. Plagiarism Handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)
Turn in the completed Student Acknowledgement Form at the
beginning of the first class.
4. MSU College of Law Plagiarism Policy (available at
http://law.msu.edu/academics/handbook/plagiarism.html)
5. Anne Enquist, Talking to Students About the Differences Between
Undergraduate Writing and Legal Writing, Vol. 13 No. 2 Persp: Teaching
Legal Res. & Writing 104 (2005) (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)
C. Office Memo One: Case Brief
Draft a brief of the Dupler case (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/).
• Due: First class, 8/24/16
• Turn in one copy at the beginning class. Have a second copy to
refer to during our class discussion.
• There are many ways to brief a case. For purposes of this assignment, follow
the format in the Case Briefing Handout.
• Include each section that is described on pages 2-4 of the Handout.
• Use one-inch margins, black ink, 12-point typeface, and a font that is easy to
read, such as Times New Roman or Century.
• You do not need to use formal citation, but do cite to the page number from
the case where the reader will find the relevant information. Example: The
court of appeals affirmed the lower court decision. (p. 415)
• Carefully proofread, and be sure to edit for grammar and punctuation.
• Further instructions appear immediately below.
2
Memorandum
To: RWA Students
From: RWA Professor
Date: August 2016
Re: Dupler Case Brief
During RWA, you will be an attorney in a fictional law firm. Our first
client is Matt Kemper. After suffering injuries as a result of a fraternity
hazing incident, Mr. Kemper has contacted our firm about pursuing legal
action against two former fraternity brothers.
Rafael Florez, a senior attorney at the firm, is wondering whether Mr.
Kemper might successfully recover for false imprisonment. Mr. Florez would
like you to consider three issues:
1. Was Kemper confined by an implied threat of physical force?
2. Did Kemper consent to being in the car or being left in the
park?
3. Was Kemper completely confined in the park?
We will start by focusing only on the first issue: Was Kemper confined
by an implied threat of physical force? To begin your research, Mr. Florez
has asked you to read the following case: Dupler v. Seubert, 230 N.W.2d 626
(Wis. 1975). In order to aid in your understanding of the case, please
prepare a case brief that focuses only on the third issue described in the
case, “Is the jury’s verdict, finding that Dupler was falsely imprisoned,
supported by the evidence?” Id. at 631. The last portion of the case related to
damages is not relevant for our analysis.

Details:

Research, Writing & Analysis ( - 530D) - O'Regan, D.

Books: Required:
1. Christine Coughlin, Joan Malmud & Sandy Patrick, A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis (2d ed. 2013) (“A Lawyer Writes”).
(ISBN: 978-1-61163-397-9)
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“Just Writing”).
(ISBN: 978-1-4548-2698-9)
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015) (“BB”).
(ISBN: 978-0-692-40019-7)
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2016) (“McGaugh”).
(ISBN: XXX)


Assignment: Welcome to RWA! I’m looking forward to working with you this semester. For your first assignment, please do the following:

A. Sign up for the TWEN site for RWA O'Regan.

B. Read the following:
1. A Lawyer Writes, Chapters 1 and 2. Review the sample memo on pages 5-9.
2. Case Briefing Handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/).
3. Plagiarism Handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/). Print and sign the Student Acknowledgement Form. Bring to class to turn in.
4. MSU College of Law Plagiarism Policy (available at http://law.msu.edu/academics/handbook/plagiarism.html).
5. Anne Enquist, Talking to Students About the Differences Between Undergraduate Writing and Legal Writing, Vol. 13 No. 2 Persp: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 104 (2005) (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/).

C. Brief Dupler v. Seubert, 230 N.W.2d 626 (Wis. 1975) (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/).
• There are many ways to brief a case. Please be ready to discuss all information required on pages 2-4 of the Case Briefing Handout mentioned above.
• Know the page numbers for each point you make and be able to quote important language from the case.
• Instructions about what issue to brief appear in the Memorandum below that begins your role as a junior attorney or law clerk in a law firm.
• You will turn in a revised, written brief of Dupler and other cases Tuesday, August 30 at the beginning of class.

Memorandum
To: RWA Students
From: Prof. O'Regan
Date: August 2016
Re: Matthew Kemper - potential claim for false imprisonment

During RWA, you will be an attorney in a fictional law firm. Our first client is Matthew Kemper. After suffering injuries in an incident of fraternity hazing, he has contacted our firm about pursuing legal action against two fraternity members. Rafael Florez, a senior attorney at the firm, is wondering whether Mr. Kemper might successfully recover for false imprisonment. Mr. Florez would like you to consider three issues:

1. Was Kemper confined by an implied threat of physical force?
2. Did Kemper consent to being in the car or being left in the park?
3. Was Kemper completely confined in the park?

Please start by focusing only on issue #1: Was Kemper confined by an implied threat of physical force?

To begin your research, please brief Dupler v. Seubert, 230 N.W.2d 626 (Wis. 1975), which is available on the RWA webpage as noted above. Pay particular attention to the facts and to the court's answer to the question: “Is the jury’s verdict, finding that Dupler was falsely imprisoned, supported by the evidence?” Id. at 631. The last portion of the case related to injury and damages is not relevant for our analysis. You may skim that part.

Dupler is available on Westlaw and Lexis; however, the RWA faculty have shorted the case by removing parts. To avoid confusion, it is probably best to read the case on the RWA webpage.


Details:

Research, Writing & Analysis ( - 530D) - Gentry, K.

Books: Required:
1. Christine Coughlin, Joan Malmud & Sandy Patrick, A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis (2d ed. 2013) (“A Lawyer Writes”).
(ISBN: 978-1-61163-397-9)
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“Just Writing”).
(ISBN: 978-1-4548-2698-9)
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015) (“BB”).
(ISBN: 978-0-692-40019-7)
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2016) (“McGaugh”).
(ISBN: XXX)


Assignment: Welcome to RWA! I’m looking forward to working with you this semester. First Assignment:

A. As soon as you obtain your Westlaw password, sign up for my TWEN site.
B. Reading
1. A Lawyer Writes, Chapters 1 and 2 (Be sure to carefully review the sample memo on pages 5-9.)
2. Case Briefing Handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)
3. Plagiarism Handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)
a. Turn in the completed Student Acknowledgement Form at the beginning of the first class.
4. MSU College of Law Plagiarism Policy (available at http://law.msu.edu/academics/handbook/plagiarism.html)
5. Anne Enquist, Talking to Students About the Differences Between Undergraduate Writing and Legal Writing, Vol. 13 No. 2 Persp: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 104 (2005) (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)
6. Writing Analysis Assignment on Wallace’s article at the end of this document.
C. Office Memo One: Case Brief
Draft a brief of the Dupler case (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/).

• Due: First class, 8/24/16
• Turn in one copy at the beginning class. Have a second copy to refer to during our class discussion.
• There are many ways to brief a case. For purposes of this assignment, follow the format in the Case Briefing Handout.
• Include each section that is described on pages 2-4 of the Handout.
• Use one-inch margins, black ink, 12-point typeface, and a font that is easy to read, such as Times New Roman or Century.
• You do not need to use formal citation, but do cite to the page number from the case where the reader will find the relevant information. Example: The court of appeals affirmed the lower court decision. (p. 415)
• Carefully proofread, and be sure to edit for grammar and punctuation.
• Further instructions appear immediately below.



Memorandum

To: RWA Students From: RWA Professor Date: August 2016
Re: Dupler Case Brief

During RWA, you will be an attorney in a fictional law firm. Our first client is Matt Kemper. After suffering injuries as a result of a fraternity hazing incident, Mr. Kemper has contacted our firm about pursuing legal action against two former fraternity brothers.

Rafael Florez, a senior attorney at the firm, is wondering whether Mr. Kemper might successfully recover for false imprisonment. Mr. Florez would like you to consider three issues:

1. Was Kemper confined by an implied threat of physical force?

2. Did Kemper consent to being in the car or being left in the park?

3. Was Kemper completely confined in the park?

We will start by focusing only on the first issue: Was Kemper confined by an implied threat of physical force? To begin your research, Mr. Florez has asked you to read the following case: Dupler v. Seubert, 230 N.W.2d 626 (Wis. 1975). In order to aid in your understanding of the case, please prepare a case brief that focuses only on the third issue described in the case, “Is the jury’s verdict, finding that Dupler was falsely imprisoned, supported by the evidence?” Id. at 631. The last portion of the case related to damages is not relevant for our analysis.

D. Writing analysis.
People arrive to law school with various levels of writing ability. For some of you writing is what you last did in a freshman composition class (or some AP class in high school) and that was the end of that. For others, particularly those who majored in social sciences, you probably wrote a lot in college.
Regardless, you will quickly find that law school writing is different and likely harder than anything you have done to date. The writing is quite technical and, by its nature, often rather dry. Writing well, with technical accuracy, in a manner that keeps the reader’s attention, is difficult. Before we embark on reading a lot of appellate caselaw, which often fails on at least one, usually two, and occasionally all three of these points, it is a useful exercise to consider the concepts of good writing, technical accuracy, and holding the reader’s attention by examining a non-legal work that does all three reasonably well. Thus you should now read David Foster Wallace’s essay describing Roger Federer and tennis. While Wallace has a particular point and opinion in his writing he also offers a great deal of technical explanation to support his position. It matters not at all if you know nothing of Wallace, Federer, or tennis, because Wallace’s writing is such that, at the conclusion of this piece, you should know a decent amount about Federer and the game of tennis and far more about both than you did before (unless you already happen to be an acquaintance of Federer and a very high level tennis player yourself, and the low chance of that happening in this class (again) is what makes this exercise useful). When you get done with this piece (which, like all things, we will discuss in class so pay attention – I might call on you with a question about it) consider next that this is akin to what you are soon to be doing - taking an arcane subject about which your readers know little, and probably had little interest in until forced to by circumstances, and making it digestible and comprehensible to them, via a single written offering. It is a tough job, though Wallace made it look easy.1

Below is the link for Wallace’s essay “Federer as a Religious Experience” first published in the New York Times on August 20, 2006. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/20/sports/playmagazine/20federer.html?pagewanted=all&_ r=0

1 Read Wallace’s footnotes too. They are embedded in the NYT article, so you have to click to see them. For the rest of your legal career you should remember that the footnotes often matter a great deal.


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Research, Writing & Analysis ( - 530D) - Kirchner, J.

Books: Required:
1. Christine Coughlin, Joan Malmud & Sandy Patrick, A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis (2d ed. 2013) (“A Lawyer Writes”).
(ISBN: 978-1-61163-397-9)
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“Just Writing”).
(ISBN: 978-1-4548-2698-9)
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015) (“BB”).
(ISBN: 978-0-692-40019-7)
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2016) (“McGaugh”).
(ISBN: XXX)


Assignment: Research, Writing & Analysis
Fall 2016
Prof. Kirchner
Welcome to RWA! I’m looking forward to working with you this semester.
First Assignment
A. Sign up for my TWEN site after you get your Westlaw password.
B. Reading
1. A Lawyer Writes, chs. 1 & 2 (carefully review the sample memo on pages 5-9)
2. Case-briefing handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)
3. Plagiarism handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)
a. Complete the Student Acknowledgement Form and turn it in at the
beginning of the first class.
4. MSU College of Law Plagiarism Policy (available at
http://law.msu.edu/academics/handbook/plagiarism.html)
5. Anne Enquist, Talking to Students About the Differences Between
Undergraduate Writing and Legal Writing, 13 Persp: Teaching Legal Res. &
Writing 104 (2005) (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)
C. Office Memo One: Case Brief
Brief the Dupler case (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/).
• Bring two copies to first class: one to turn in at the beginning class; another for
reference during our class discussion.
• There are many ways to brief a case. For this assignment, follow the format in
the case-briefing handout, and include each section described on pages 2-4 of the
handout.
• Use one-inch margins, black ink, 12-point typeface, and an easy-to-read font,
such as Times New Roman or Century Schoolbook.
• You do not need to use formal citations, but do cite the page number from the
case containing the relevant information or quotation, e.g., “The essence of false
imprisonment is the intentional, unlawful, and unconsented restraint by one
person of the physical liberty of another (p. 631).”
• Carefully proofread, including for grammar and punctuation.
• Further instructions appear on the next page.
Research, Writing & Analysis
Fall 2016
Prof. Kirchner
Memorandum
To: RWA Students
From: RWA Professor
Date: August 2016
Re: Dupler Case Brief
During RWA, you are an associate in a fictional law firm. Your first
client is Matt Kemper. After suffering injuries in a fraternity hazing incident,
Mr. Kemper called our firm about suing two former fraternity brothers.
Rafael Florez, a partner at the firm, is wondering whether Mr. Kemper
has a viable claim for false imprisonment. Rafael would like you to consider
three issues:
1. Was Kemper confined by an implied threat of physical force?
2. Did Kemper consent to being in the car or being left in the
park?
3. Was Kemper completely confined in the park?
We will initially focus only on the first issue: whether Kemper was
confined by an implied threat of physical force. To start your research, Rafael
has asked that you read Dupler v. Seubert, 230 N.W.2d 626 (Wis. 1975). To
further your understanding of the case, please prepare a case brief that
focuses only on the third issue described in the case: “Is the jury’s verdict,
finding that Dupler was falsely imprisoned, supported by the evidence?” Id.
at 631. The last part of the case, related to damages, is not relevant to our
analysis.

Details:

Research, Writing & Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective ( - 530E) - Costello, N.

Books: Required:
1. Christine Coughlin, Joan Malmud & Sandy Patrick, A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis (2d ed. 2013) (“A Lawyer Writes”).
(ISBN: 978-1-61163-397-9)
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“Just Writing”).
(ISBN: 978-1-4548-2698-9)
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015) (“BB”).
(ISBN: 978-0-692-40019-7)
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2016) (“McGaugh”).
(ISBN: XXX)


Assignment: A. Before the first class, sign up for my TWEN site.

B. Reading

1. The Syllabus (The Syllabus will be posted under Course Materials on TWEN by Monday 8/22)
2. A Lawyer Writes, Chapters 1 and 2.
3. Case Briefing Handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/ )
4. Plagiarism Handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)
1. Turn in the completed Student Acknowledgement Form at the beginning of the first class.
5. MSU College of Law Plagiarism Policy (available at http://law.msu.edu/academics/handbook/plagiarism.html)




Details:

Research, Writing & Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective ( - 530E) - Costello, N.

Books: Required:
1. Christine Coughlin, Joan Malmud & Sandy Patrick, A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis (2d ed. 2013) (“A Lawyer Writes”).
(ISBN: 978-1-61163-397-9)
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“Just Writing”).
(ISBN: 978-1-4548-2698-9)
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015) (“BB”).
(ISBN: 978-0-692-40019-7)
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2016) (“McGaugh”).
(ISBN: XXX)


Assignment: A. Before the first class, sign up for my TWEN site.

B. Reading

1. The Syllabus (The Syllabus will be posted under Course Materials on TWEN by Monday 8/22)
2. A Lawyer Writes, Chapters 1 and 2.
3. Case Briefing Handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/ )
4. Plagiarism Handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)
1. Turn in the completed Student Acknowledgement Form at the beginning of the first class.
5. MSU College of Law Plagiarism Policy (available at http://law.msu.edu/academics/handbook/plagiarism.html)




Details:

Research, Writing & Analysis: Social Justice Perspectives ( - 530Q) - Rosa, J.

Books: Required:
1. Christine Coughlin, Joan Malmud & Sandy Patrick, A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis (2d ed. 2013) (“A Lawyer Writes”).
(ISBN: 978-1-61163-397-9)
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“Just Writing”).
(ISBN: 978-1-4548-2698-9)
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015) (“BB”).
(ISBN: 978-0-692-40019-7)
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2016) (“McGaugh”).
(ISBN: XXX)


Assignment:



















Welcome to RWA: Social Justice Perspectives! I’m looking forward to working with you this semester.
First Assignment (Complete before our first class)
A. Sign Up
- For our TWEN site as soon as you obtain your Westlaw password.
B. Read
1. A Lawyer Writes, Chapters 1 and 2 (Be sure to carefully review the sample memo on pages 5-9.)
2. Case Briefing Handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)
3. Anne Enquist, Talking to Students About the Differences Between Undergraduate Writing and Legal Writing, Vol. 13 No. 2 Persp: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 104 (2005) (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)
4. William P. Quigley, Letter to a Law Student Interested in Social Justice, 1 DePaul Journal for Social Justice 7 (2007), (available at https://law.duke.edu/curriculum/pdf/interested_social_justice.pdf)
C. Watch
1. Podcasts for introductory material
a. Reading a Case
https://www.dropbox.com/s/anmh3p1ouptr846/Case%20Read%20Davis.mp4
b. The Court System
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fohdwifv0dsruhg/The%20Court%20System.mp4
c. Steps in the Court Process
https://www.dropbox.com/s/gpbw8pn065ksll9/Steps%20in%20the%20Court%20Process%20Example.mp4
d. Anatomy of a Trial
https://www.dropbox.com/s/nvavmymfw3rvvms/Anatomy%20of%20a%20Trial.mp4
2. Bryan Stephenson’s Ted Talk at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc3fIDwppcU
D. Write and email to me at rosaj@law.msu.edu
1. A short essay in a word document (1-2 pages, double spaced with your name at the top) addressing the following:
o What does the term “social justice” mean?
o Do you have any personal experience with social justice issues? If so, please describe.
o What are your expectations for this course?
2. A tweet (no more than 140 characters) about how you want people to describe you at your retirement party.
3. Complete the Student Information Sheet (see below).

Student Information Sheet

Please give me the following information so that I can get to know you and can tailor our class discussions to your career interests. Please email it to me at rosaj@law.msu.edu.

1. Name:

2. Undergraduate institution, major, degree, and graduation year:

3. Graduate education, including other law schools:

4. Regional Background. Please list the places you have lived:

5. Employment experience since college, if any:

6. Reason for coming to law school (reason(s) you want to be a lawyer):

7. Please describe your writing experience in college, and work, if relevant:

8. If your talent, experience, and finances were not obstacles, what would you be doing right now if you could do anything you wanted?

9. Specific interests (may be mental, physical, or spiritual):

10. If you were to receive job offers today in all of the following fields, which would you choose? Assume (unrealistically) that each job is in the location you would like, and that each job offers the same starting salary:

______ Plaintiff’s personal injury law firm (e.g. accidents, medical malpractice)
______ Corporate defense law firm (e.g. defending business against claims)
______ Business practices law firm (e.g. securities, bonds, corporation matters)
______ Prosecutor (criminal law)
______ Criminal defense (representing individuals accused of crimes)
______ Environmental law (government or not for profit environmental protection
______ Intellectual property law (patent and trademark)
______ Judiciary (judge or law clerk)
______ Labor law (personnel, union, employment discrimination)
______ Elected official (e.g. mayor, senator, U.S. president)
______ Education (teacher or professor)
______ Probate law (estates, trusts, wills)
______ Public Interest
______ General practice, solo or small firm
______ Other (Please describe):

11. Please add any information I should know, for example: learning style, scheduling difficulties, other conflicts that impact your studies.





Details:

Research, Writing & Analysis: Criminal Law Perspective ( - 530N) - LaRose, S.

Books: Required:
1. Christine Coughlin, Joan Malmud & Sandy Patrick, A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis (2d ed. 2013) (“A Lawyer Writes”).
(ISBN: 978-1-61163-397-9)
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“Just Writing”).
(ISBN: 978-1-4548-2698-9)
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015) (“BB”).
(ISBN: 978-0-692-40019-7)
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2016) (“McGaugh”).
(ISBN: XXX)


Assignment: Welcome to RWA from a criminal law perspective! Below is your first assignment.

Read before Class on August 24:

1. Syllabus (you will receive via email or can get on Course TWEN page);
2. A Lawyer Writes, Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4;
3. Plagiarism Handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa);
4. MSU College of Law Plagiarism Policy (available at http://law.msu.edu/academics/handbook/plagiarism.html);
5. Article by Anne Enquist, Talking to Students About the Differences Between Undergraduate Writing and Legal Writing, Vol. 13 No. 2 Persp: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 104 (2005) (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/).
6. Model Memorandum (you will get via email or can get on Course TWEN page).
Due at Beginning of Class:
Signed Plagiarism Handout Student Acknowledgment Form (Last page of 3. Plagiarism Handout, above).



Details:

Research, Writing & Analysis: Criminal Law Perspective ( - 530N) - LaRose, S.

Books: Required:
1. Christine Coughlin, Joan Malmud & Sandy Patrick, A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis (2d ed. 2013) (“A Lawyer Writes”).
(ISBN: 978-1-61163-397-9)
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“Just Writing”).
(ISBN: 978-1-4548-2698-9)
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015) (“BB”).
(ISBN: 978-0-692-40019-7)
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2016) (“McGaugh”).
(ISBN: XXX)


Assignment: Welcome to RWA from a criminal law perspective! Below is your first assignment.

Read before Class on August 24:

1. Syllabus (you will receive via email or can get on Course TWEN page);
2. A Lawyer Writes, Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4;
3. Plagiarism Handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa);
4. MSU College of Law Plagiarism Policy (available at http://law.msu.edu/academics/handbook/plagiarism.html);
5. Article by Anne Enquist, Talking to Students About the Differences Between Undergraduate Writing and Legal Writing, Vol. 13 No. 2 Persp: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 104 (2005) (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/).
6. Model Memorandum (you will get via email or can get on Course TWEN page).
Due at Beginning of Class:
Signed Plagiarism Handout Student Acknowledgment Form (Last page of 3. Plagiarism Handout, above).



Details:

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

Books: Required:
1. Sales and Leases: A Problem-Solving Approach, Second Edition, by Rusch and Sepinuck, West Academic Publishng, ISBN 978-1-63459-348-9.

2. Commercial Law: Selected Statutes, 2016-2017 Edition, by Warren and Walt, Foundation Press, ISBN 978-1-63460-717-9


Assignment: Chapter 1 in Rusch and Sepinuck casebook.

Details:

Secured Transactions ( - 501E) - Payne, K.

Books: All materials will be posted to the TWEN site for this course.

Assignment: Read carefully Chapter 1 from the coursepack (TWEN site) and word process or write out a brief of the case. Study Revised Article 9 section 9-109 covering scope.

Details:

Securities Regulation I ( - 524B) - Spoon, E.

Books: Required:
1. Securities Regulation, 6th edition, by Steinberg, Carolina Academic Press, ISBN 978-0-76986-515-7.

2. Securities Regulation: Selected Statutes, Rules and Forms, 2016 Edition, by Hazen, West Academic Publishing, ISBN 978-1-63459-395-3.


Assignment: Pages 1-40 in Steinberg casebook.

Details:

Seminar in Race, Law and American Culture: From Slavery to Post Civil Rights ( - 541S) - Kuykendall, M.

Books: REVISED: 7-29-2016
Required:
For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action and the Law by Randall Kennedy. Vintage Books. ISBN: 978-0307949363.


Assignment: Framing: Is race real? What is racial injustice?
BERNARD BOXILL, RACE AND RACISM (2001), Introduction
PAUL TAYLOR, RACE: A PHILOSOPHICAL INTRODUCTION (Second Edition, 2013), These will be posted on TWEN.

Chapters 1 and 2


Details:

Strategic International Transactions ( - 512G) - Bean, B.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: The professor will provide a pdf of the casebook. Please go to the MSU, D2L page for the casebook and first assignment.

Assignment: For the first week of class (Module 1, Aug. 29th through Sept. 4th), please read pages 1-41 in the Reading Materials.

Details:

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

Books: Required:
Tax Controversies: Practice an Procedure by Lederman and Mazza. 3rd ed. LexisNexis. ISBN: 978-1422422632.

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: Required:
The Myth of Ownership by Liam Murphy and Thomas Nagel. Oxford University Press, 2004 ed. ISBN: 978-0195176586.

Assignment:

Details:

Technology Enhanced Trial Advocacy ( - 623G) - Kipp, B.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: Students must obtain a TrialDirector 6.8 install disk (or instructions for dowloading software from website) from technology services (room 208) or from James LaMacchia, Law Library Circulation Desk. See also TPI Course Information for Technology Enhanced Trial Advocacy emailed to you from Veronica McNally. Software should be installed by student on laptop and registered with software company prior to first class meeting. This software requires a Windows OS. Mac users should inquire about options with Tech Services. Return software CD to instructor on first day of class.

Details:

Technology Enhanced Trial Advocacy ( - 623G) - Kipp, B.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: Students must obtain a TrialDirector 6.8 install disk (or instructions for dowloading software from website) from technology services (room 208) or from James LaMacchia, Law Library Circulation Desk. See also TPI Course Information for Technology Enhanced Trial Advocacy emailed to you from Veronica McNally. Software should be installed by student on laptop and registered with software company prior to first class meeting. This software requires a Windows OS. Mac users should inquire about options with Tech Services. Return software CD to instructor on first day of class.

Details:

Torts I ( - 500R) - Kalt, B.

Books: Required:
Prosser, Wade and Schwartz's Torts: Cases and Materials by Schwartz, Kelly and Partlett. 13th ed. Foundations Press. ISBN: 978-1609304072.

Assignment: Welcome to law school!

For the first class, the first thing you must do is read the class rules very carefully. They are available on TWEN (more on that below). There is a lot of important material in the class rules for which you will be responsible, and I will be proceeding under the assumption that you know them.

After that, please read pages 1–4, pages 17–20, and the notes on pages 23–25 in the casebook. (When the page at the start or end of a range in an assignment has a case start or end in the middle of it, you should start or end there. For example, you should read from the start of page 1 up to the middle of page 4; do not read Hulle v. Orynge. Read Garratt v. Dailey and the notes after it; don’t read Wagner v. State. Read the set of notes that start on page 23; don’t read Ranson v. Kitner.)

A lot of our time on the first day will be spent on administrative matters and introductory lecture material, but we will get to the assigned reading, and I will be calling on people. Be sure to read the cases very carefully and be prepared to discuss them in detail. Also, as will be true for the entire semester, be sure to read and think about the “Notes and Questions” following each case (though you needn’t track down and read the cases and materials cited in them). Very often, a note will be more important to know than the case it follows.

Reading these 11 pages will almost certainly take you longer than you think, and you may still not “get” all of it. That’s completely normal. Just do the best you can and try not to worry. It will get easier. Preparing for my class should be a serious enterprise for you, but not a scary one. Moreover, worrying is a waste of your time and energy, two things you will not have much of to spare this semester.

There will be a TWEN site set up for this class by August 12. You must register on it before our first session. The TWEN site will be important and helpful: in addition to the class rules and the syllabus it contains some mandatory assignments, and other materials that you will need to prepare properly for the exam. Thus, if you have trouble getting set up, promptly seek out the library/technology staff for help.

If you have any concerns or problems about this or anything else, please feel free to come by my office (415), call me (432-6987) or e-mail me (kalt@law.msu.edu).



Details:

Torts I ( - 500R) - Ravitch, F.

Books: Required:
Required:
Prosser, Wade and Schwartz's Torts: Cases and Materials by Schwartz, Kelly and Partlett. 13th ed. Foundations Press. ISBN: 978-1609304072.

Assignment: Read pp. 1-mid. 20.

Details:

Torts I ( - 500R) - Payne, K.

Books: Required:
Torts and Compensation by Dobbs, Hayden and Bublick. Concise 7th ed. West. ISBN: 978-0314278593.

Assignment: First week's work: Students should read carefully pages 1-50, write briefs on all cases, and be prepared to recite if called upon. Important note: a closed book, multiple choice and essay midterm is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, during class. Be sure not to schedule appointments or interviews during that time period as all students are expected to be present for the exam which counts 20-25% of the final grade in the course. Best regards, Professor Payne



Details:

Trial Practice Institute - Trial I ( - 623D) - Aquilina, R.

Books: Required:
Trial 1: Modern Trial Advocacy, NITA/LexisNexis. ISBN: 978-1601564740.

Revised: The edition was changed as of 7.29.2016.

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

Details:

Trial Practice Institute - Trial I ( - 623D) - Payok, M.

Books: Required:
Trial 1: Modern Trial Advocacy, NITA/LexisNexis. ISBN: 978-1601564740.

Revised: The edition was changed to 2016 as of 7.29.2016.

Assignment:

Details:

Trial Practice Institute: Pre-Trial I ( - 623B) - Sherman, A.

Books: Required:
Pretrial by Mauet. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454856337.

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

Details:

Trial Practice Institute: Pre-Trial I ( - 623B) - McNally, V.

Books: Required:
Pretrial by Mauet. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454856337.

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

Details:

Trial Practice Institute: Trial Practicum ( - 623J) - McNally, V.

Books: Required:
Trial Practicum: Lang v Anderson. NITA/Lexis Nexis ISBN: 978-1556817410.

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

Read the case problem.

Details:

Trial Practice Institute: Trial Practicum ( - 623J) - McNally, V.

Books: Required:
Trial Practicum: Lang v Anderson. NITA/Lexis Nexis ISBN: 978-1556817410.

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

Read the case problem.

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Trial Practice Institute: Trial Practicum ( - 623J) - McNally, V.

Books: Required:
Trial Practicum: Lang v Anderson. NITA/Lexis Nexis ISBN: 978-1556817410.

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

Read the case problem.

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Trial Practice Institute: Expert and Scientific Evidence ( - 623F) - Payok, M.

Books: No textbook required.

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

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Trusts and Estates ( - 501D) - Blankfein-Tabachnick, D.

Books: Required:

Wills Trusts & EStates by Dukeminier and Sitkoff. 9th ed. Aspen. ISBN: 978-1454824572.

Assignment: Read: The Power to Transmit Property at Death pp. 1-26 in your casebook.

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

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

Assignment: A. Freedom of Disposition. Pages 1-34 (including Shapira v. Union
National Bank and Hodel v. Irving.)
B. The Probate Process. Pages 41-50 (be prepared to discuss problems 1-4
on page 50).


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Water Law ( - 566D) - Singel, W.

Books: Required:
Modern Water Law: Private Property, Public Rights and Environmental Protections by Adler, Craig and Hall. Foundation Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-1609302320.

Assignment: For the first class, students should read Chapter 1, pp. 1-21 and come to class prepared to engage the reading discussion of how water resources are impacted by water demand and consumption, pollution and other human impairment and climate change.

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Wildlife Law ( - 565B) - Bambery, C.

Books: No textbook required.
The professor will be sending students her syllabus with links to your reading assignments.

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