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Fall 2015 First Assignments

(Updated: Fri., July 31, 2015 4:15 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.

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

Books: Required:

ADR in the Workplace by Cooper, Nolan and Bales. 3rd ed.West Academic Publishing. ISBN: 978-0314195883.


Assignment: Class 1 reading assignment:
Part 1. Labor Arbitration, Chapter 1, Pp 3-17 and Chapter II 19-39.


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

Books: Required:
Principles of Legal Research by Kent Olson. 2nd ed. Concise Horbook Series. West Academic. ISBN: 978-0314286642.

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

Class 1 Reading Assignment: Chapter 1 in your casebook.

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

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

Assignment:

Details: They will be using the 7th ed.

Advanced Topics in Indian Law: Global Perspectives on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples ( - 635A) - Singel, W.

Books: The professor will provide materials for the course. A link on Turtle Talk will be provided to the students.

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

Books: A required collection of readings will become available around August 14, 2015 at Budget Printing on Trowbridge Rd.

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Antitrust Law ( - 504) - Chen, J.

Books: Required:
Antitrust Analysis: Problems, Text, Cases by Philip Areeda, et.al 7th ed. 2013. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454824992.

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

Books: Required:
Coursepack: Roumell's Primer on Labor Arbitration. Available at Spartan Bookstore in August, 2015.

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Basic Income Taxation A ( - 501A) - McCormick, A.

Books: Required:
1. Taxation of Individual Income by Burke & Friel. 11th ed. LexisNexis. ISBN: 978-1632824424. Looseleaf ISBN: 978-1632824448.
2. Selected Federal Taxation Statutes and Regulations by Lathrope. 2016 ed. West. ISBN: 978-1634594837. Publication date: 7/2015.

**An e-version of the book is now available. ISBN: 978-1632824431. Won't be available until August, 2015.**

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Basic Income Taxation B ( - 501B) - Wease, J.

Books: Required:
Federal Income Tax: A Contemporary Approach, 2nd ed. ISBN: 978-0314291370.

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Biotechnology Law and Food Products ( - 810P) - Carter-Johnson, J.

Books: No textbook required.

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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.
Any format is acceptable.

Assignment: Register on TWEN for this course. All materials will be posted there.

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

Books: Required:
1. Mastering Corporations and Other Business Entities by Lee Harris. 2009. Carolina Academic Press. ISBN: 978-1594604447. Many students find this inexpensive book helpful in understanding a new area that uses a strange vocabulary.
2.Business Associations: Cases and Materials on Agency, Partnership and Corporations by Klein, Ramseyer and Bainbridge. 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th editions are all acceptable. Foundation Press.

Assignment: Sign on to the TWEN site for this course, download the Introduction, Syllabus and Game Plan for Days 1 and 2. There are Game Plans for each week of our 14 week investigation of how corporations work and how shareholders may protect themselves. Review the Supplemental Materials included on the TWEN site for Days 1 and 2. Read the Harris materials very carefully as we will have some sort of quiz on the business and economics terminology that we use throughout the course. (Mastering the terminology is the key to Acing the course.)

FYI, there is more reading for Day 1 than for the other 27 Days in BE. Thus, you may wish to start early.
You will also need to prepare the cases from Bainbridge. Feel free to pose questions and comments/complaints on the "Forum" part of the TWEN site. You should also not hesitate to email the TAs to explain whatever is unclear.
Very little changes to text. Cases not in one edition will be posted to the TWEN site for this course.

Details: Business Enterprises is a four-credit course which deals with the various forms of legal entities used to engage in commercial activities. All bar examinations include questions covering Business Enterprises/Corporations. Unincorporated business forms are also studied with emphasis on the rapidly expanding area of Limited Liability Companies. The Federal securities laws are referred to but are not a significant aspect of the course. While there are several drafting exercises, the course is principally conducted as a discussion of the 100 or so cases we read. In addition, we shall regularly discuss current developments in the business press regarding matters directly related to the course. These developments include shareholder activism, claims asserted against boards of directors and mergers and acquisitions.

The TWEN Site is an important aspect of the course. All materials and daily assignments, plus many supplemental materials will be found there. The first week’s Game Plan and assignments will be posted there several weeks prior to the first class. The Game Plans outline the materials to be read, questions to consider while reviewing each case and often include information providing background material that might otherwise have to be presented in lectures. The final examination accounts for 85% of the grade, the drafting exercises and class participation 15%.




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

Books: No textbook required.

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

Books: Required:
1. Business Planning, Closely Held Enterprises (American Casebook) by Dwight Drake. 4th ed. ISBN: 978-0314289607.
2. Corporate and Partnership Taxation: Black Letter Outlines by Schwarz and Lathrope. 7th ed. Thomson West. ISBN: 978-0314277565.

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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 on D2L.

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

Books: Required:
Civil Litigation Procedure and Practice for Foreign Educated Lawyers by Wittner. Aspen, 2012. ISBN: 978-1454823766.

Assignment: Sign up on the TWEN page for this course. All materials will be posted there.

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

Books: Required:
Civil Litigation Procedure and Practice for Foreign Educated Lawyers by Wittner. 2nd ed. Aspen. ISBN: 978-1454823766.

Assignment: Sign up on the TWEN page for this course. All materials will be posted there.

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

Books: Required:
Civil Procedure: Cases and Materials by Friedenthal, et al.West. Compact 11th ed. ISBN: 978-0314280206
2. Federal Civil Rules Supplement, 2015-2016 ed. For use with all Civil Procedure casebooks. West, 2015. ISBN: 978-1634595902.

Assignment:

Details: The ISBN for the Compact 11th ed. was corrected 7.7.15.

Civil Procedure I ( - 530A) - Thronson, D.

Books: Required:
1. Civil Procedure, Cases and Materials by Friedenthal, Miller, Sexton, and Hershkoff. Compact 11th ed. for Shorter Course, West, 2013. ISBN: 978-0314280206.
2. Federal Civil Rules Supplement by Spencer (2015-2016 Ed. West. ISBN: 978-1634595902.
Recommended:
Civil Procedure: Examples and Explanations. 7th ed. Wolters Kluwer, 2013. ISBN: 978-1454815488.
The professor will distribute additional materials throughout the semester.

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

Books: Required:
1. Civil Procedure by Yeazell. 8th ed. Aspen Publishers. ISBN: 978-1454807100.
2. 2015 Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Cases and Other Materials by Yeazell. Aspen Publishers. ISBN: 978-1454859147.

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

Books: Required:
Civil Procedure: Cases and Materials by Friedenthal, et.al West. Compact 11th ed. ISBN: 978-0314280206.
2 Federal Civil Rules Supplement, 2015-2016 ed. For use with all Civil Procedure casebooks. West. ISBN: 978-1634595902.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Assignment: Read pp. 1-31.

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

Books: No textbook required.

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

Books: Required:
The Practice of Mediation: A Video Integrated Text by Frankel and Stark. 2nd ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454802198.

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Conflict Resolution Clinic II ( - 631E) - Tarr, N.

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

Books: Required:
Constitutional Law by Chermerinsk., 3rd or 4th ed. Wolters Kluwer. 4th ed. ISBN: 978-1454817536. 3rd ed. ISBN: 978-0735577176.

Assignment: Class 1 (Tues., Aug. 25)
-students with 4th edition: xli-lvii (skim); 517-530
-students with 3d edition: xli-lvii (skim); 523-536

Class 2 (Thurs., Aug. 27)
-4th ed: 530-551
-3d ed: 536-552; Handout: McDonald v. City of Chicago (at p.552)


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Constitutional Law II ( - 500N) - Saunders, K.

Books: No textbook required. All the materials will be on the course website.

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Constitutional Law Topics: Free Expression ( - 551B) - Knake, R.

Books: Required:

There will be a coursepack for this course available for purchase in August, 2015.

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Construction Law ( - 601) - Deneweth, R.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: I look forward to meeting you and our first session together.

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

On the first day of class, we will review the Course Information Document and Syllabus and we will review the Construction Process Charts. Please also read the article by James R. Case and the Case of Matrix Construction v. Barton Malow (not reported in N.W. 2d (2006), 2006 WL 399762, No. 265156, Feb. 21, 2006, and be prepared to discuss these matters.

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Consumer Bankruptcy ( - 506E) - Lawton, A.

Books: Required:
The Law of Debtors and Creditors: Text, Cases and Problems by Warren, Westbrook, Porter and Pottow. 7th ed. Aspen. ISBN: 978-1454822397. Looseleaf ISBN: 978-1454848394.

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Contracts ( - 530B) - Barnhizer, D.

Books: Required:
1. Contracts: Cases and Theory of Contractual Obligation (American Casebook Series) by Bishop & Barnhizer. 2nd ed. ISBN: 978-1628101102.
2. Bishop and Barnhizer's Contracts: Cases and Theory of Contractual Obligation, Selected Rules (American Casebook Series) -July 25, 2015. ISBN: 978-1634598255.

Assignment: Class Date Topics Reading (HBB)
1 25 Aug. Jurisprudential Foundations; Objective Theory of Contracts PP 1-19 not discussed in class and Syllabus 21-47
2 27 Aug. Enforcing Promises: Consideration 47-83
3 1 Sept. Enforcing Promises: Consideration (Con't) 47-83
4 3 Sept. Enforcing Promises: Reliance and Restitution 83-126


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Contracts ( - 530B) - Spoon, E.

Books: Required:
1. Contracts: Cases and Materials by John Edward Murray, Jr. 7th ed. LexisNexis. ISBN: 978-0769898056.
2. Contract Law: Selected Source Materials Annotated by Burton and Eisenberg. 2015 ed. West. ISBN: 978-1634595551.

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Contracts ( - 530B) - Lawton, A.

Books: Required:
Problems in Contract Law: Cases and Materials by Knapp, Crystal and Prince. 7th ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-0735598225.

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Contracts ( - 530B) - Barnhizer, D.

Books: Required:
1. Contracts: CAses and Theory of Contractual Obligation (American Casebook Series) by Bishop & Barnhizer. 2nd ed. ISBN: 978-1628101102.
2. Bishop and Barnhizer's Contracts: Cases and Theory of Contractual Obligation, Selected Rules (American Casebook Series) - July, 2015. ISBN: 978-1634598255.

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

Books: Required:
Copyright In A Global Information Economy by Cohen and Loren. 3rd ed.. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-0735591967.

Assignment:

Details: Professor will be using the 3rd ed.

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

Books: Required:
1. Criminal Procedure: Adjuciation and Right to Counsel by Allen, Stuntz, Hoffman, Livingston & Leipold. 2011 ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-0735590250.
2. Comprehensive Criminal Procedure, 2015 Supplement by Allen, Stuntz, Livingston & Leipold. 2015. 978-1454859284.


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

Books: Required:
Comprehensive Criminal Procedure by Allen, et al. 3rd ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-0735587786.

Assignment: Course Overview/ Assignments.
1.Criminal Justice system, generally. Read pp. 26-44.

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

Books: No textbook required.

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

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

Assignment: See syllabus posted on the TWEN page for this course.

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

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

Assignment: See syllabus posted on TWEN page for this course.

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Domestic Violence ( - 541B) - Brenner, H.

Books: Required:
1. Domestic Violence and the Law: Theory and Practice by Schneider, Hanna, Greenberg and Sacks. 3rd ed. Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1599419299.
2. Possessed by Phillip Crowley and Kenneth Wiley. 2013. ISBN: 0865349630

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

Books: Required:
Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School by Stropus and Taylor. Carolina Academic Press, 3rd ed. ISBN: 978-1611632248.

Assignment: Reading:
1. A Lawyer Writes, Chapter 6
2. Sample Memo Handout (received by email)
3. Case Briefing Handout (received by email)
4. Minor in Possession Memo Assignment (received by email)
5. Minor in Possession Case Law (received by email)
Case Briefs
1. Before class on Friday, 8/21, draft a case brief for the Dalton and Fager cases. (instructions received by email).
2. Post to TWEN (Assignment Drop Box will be available during Immersion Week), and bring one copy to class.


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

Books: Required:
The Law of Democracy: Legal Struture of the Political Process by Issachsarof, Karlan and Pildes. 4th ed. Foundation Press, 2012. ISBN:978-1599419350.
The supplement to the text will be distributed electronically by the professor.

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Equity ( - 579F) - Johnson, C.

Books: Required:
Remedies by Sherwin, Eisenberg and Re. Foundation Press, 1st ed. ISBN: 978-1599418636.

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

Books: The professor will supply his own materials for this course.

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Evidence ( - 500P) - Pucillo, P.

Books: Required:
Evidence by George Fisher. 3rd ed. Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1609300609.
2. Federal Rules of Evidence Statutory Supplement. 2015-2016. ISBN unavailable until July.

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Evidence ( - 500P) - Bitensky, S.

Books: Required:
1. Evidence Cases and Materials by Park and Friedman, 12th ed. ISBN: 978-1609301385.


Assignment: Read Pages 1 through 77 in the assigned hardcover casebook EVIDENCE CASES AND MATERIALS (12th edition only) by Roger Park & 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 also 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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Family Law: Child, Family and the State ( - 541F) - Jacobs, M.

Books: No textbook required. All materials for this course will be posted to the course TWEN page after August 20, 2015.

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

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


Assignment: Read pp. 1-12.

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

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


Assignment: Read pp. 1-12.

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

Books: Required:
Federal Court and the Law of Federal-State Relations by Low, Jeffries, Jr. and Bradley. 8th ed.Thomson Reuters. ISBN: 978-1609304232.

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Federal Law and Indian Tribes ( - 635B) - Singel, W.

Books: Required: Getches' Cases and Materials on Federal Indian Law, 6th ed. ISBN: 978-0314200365.
Recommended: Canby's American Indian Law in a Nutshell, 6th ed. (2014).
ISBN: 978-1628100082.

Assignment: Read Chapter One: Indians and Indian Law in the casebook.

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Food and Drug Law ( - 558B) - Fortin, N.

Books: Required:
Food Regulation: Law, Science Policy and Practice by Neal Fortin. Wiley. ISBN: 978-047012709.

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

Books: No textbook required.
Recommended: Food Regulation: Law, Science, Policy and Practice by Fortin. Wiley. ISBN: 978-0470127094.

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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. A paperback edition will be available late August.

Assignment: Read both books completely before classes begin.

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Foundations of Law ( - 530K) - Lawrence, 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. A paperback edition will be available late August.

Assignment: Read both books before classes begin.

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

Books: 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. A paperback edition will be available late August.

Assignment: Read both books before classes begin.

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Foundations of Law ( - 530K) - Howarth, J.

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. A paperback ed. of this text will be available late August.

Assignment: Read both books before classes begin.

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Foundations of Law and Legal Research ( - 807A) - Domann, B.

Books: No textbook required.

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Foundations of Law and Legal Research ( - 807A) - Domann, B.

Books: No textbook required.

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Franchise Law ( - 513) - Ward, G.

Books: Required:
Franchising: Cases, Materials & Problems edited by Alexander Meiklejohn. ABA Publishing. ISBN: 978-1627223386.

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

Books: No textbook required. All materials will be posted on the TWEN site for this course.

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

Books: No textbook required. All materials will be posted to the TWEN site for this course.

Assignment: See the syllabus posted on the TWEN page for this course.

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Housing Law Clinic I ( - 630V) - Gilmore, B.

Books: No textbook required.

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Housing Law Clinic II ( - 630W) - Gilmore, B.

Books: No textbook required.

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

Books: Required:
1. Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy by Legomsky and Rodriguez. 6th ed. Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1609304249.
2. Immigration & Nationality Laws of the United States: Selected Statutes, Regulations and Forms by Aleinikoff, et.al. 2014 ed. West. ISBN: 978-0314288202.

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

Books: Required: REVISED TEXTBOOK AS OF JULY 31, 2015

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

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

Books: All materials for this course will be posted on D2L.

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

Books: Required:
Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age by Merges, Menell, Lemley. 6th ed. Aspen Casebook Series. ISBN: 978-1454820093.
Statutory Supplement is Optional.

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International Business Transactions ( - 512B) - Barnhizer, D.

Books: Required: Principles of International Business Transactions (Concise Hornbook Series. June, 2013 by Folsom, Spanogle, Van Alstine. 3rd ed. ISBN: 978-0314286598.

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International Business Transactions ( - 512B) - Barnhizer, D.

Books: Required: Principles of International Business Transactions (Concise Hornbook Series. June, 2013 by Folsom, Spanogle, Van Alstine. 3rd ed. ISBN: 978-0314286598.

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International Civil Litigation ( - 548K) - Wittner, N.

Books: Required: Revised 7/17/2015 supplement only.
1. International Civil Litigation: International Civil Litigation in the US Courts. 5th ed.Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-0735507555.
2. Civil Litigation for Foreign-Educated Lawyers: 2014 Supplemental Materials. Aspen. ISBN: 978-145485085-4.

Assignment: Sign up on the TWEN page for this course. All materials will be posted there.

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International Environmental Law ( - 548E) - Favre, D.

Books: Required:
International Environmental Law and Policy by Hunter, Salzman and Zaelke. 5th ed. ISBN: 978-1609303211.

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

Books: No textbook required.

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International Sale of Goods ( - 548G) - Reifenberg, Jr., J.

Books: Required:
1. International Sales Law, A Problem-Oriented Coursebook by Spanogle and Winship. 2nd ed. West, 2012. ISBN: 978-0314152787.
2. 2000-01 Documents Supplement. West. ISBN: 0314250697.

Assignment: Read pp. 1-42 in the textbook. Be prepared to answer the questions.

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Jurisprudence ( - 579J) - Fletcher, M.

Books: Required:
Jurisprudence, Classic to Contemporary: From Natural Law to Postmodernism. 2nd ed. West, American Casebook. ISBN: 978-0314252074.

Assignment: 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 some or all 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 will be available at the Spartan Bookstore.
2. Law's Empire by Dworkin, 1994. Harvard. ISBN: 978-0674518360.

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

Books: No textbook required.

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

Books: Required;
Labor Law - Collective Bargaining in a Free Society by Heinsz, Noland and Bales. 6th ed. West Academic Publishing. ISBN: 978-0314177728.


Assignment: Read Chapter 1, Pp 2-30.

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

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

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Matrimonial Practice ( - 541M) - Bank, M., Rifkin, B.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: No first assignment.

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Mediation Advocacy and Civil Facilitative Mediator Training ( - 587E) - Pappas, B.

Books: The professor will be contacting students with reading information.

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Mediation Advocacy and Domestic Relations Mediator Training ( - 587F) - Pappas, B.

Books: The professor will be contacting students regarding textbook and reading assignments.

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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: Const. 1963, Art. VI, section 13, Const. 1963, Art. VI section 15, MCL 600.605, 600.841, 600.8301.

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Negotiation ( - 591C) - Raheem, A.

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

Assignment:

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 ( - 591C) - Dodge, M.

Books: Required:
Getting to Yes by Ury. Any edition is acceptable.

Assignment: No first assignment.

Details:

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

Books: Required:
1. People Skills by Robert Bolton. 1979, Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 067162248-X Pbk.
2. Getting to Yes by Fisher & Ury. 2nd ed. Bantam Books. ISBN: 0140157352.
3. Getting Past No by Ury. Revised ed. ISBN: 0553371312.

Assignment: For the August 28, 2015 class
1. Read Fisher & Ury, Getting to Yes, Chapter 1.
2. Prepare to verbally introduce yourself to the class by addressing the 5 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.


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. People Skills by Robert Bolton. 1979, Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 067162248-X Pbk.
2. Getting to Yes by Fisher & Ury. 2nd ed. Bantam Books. ISBN: 0140157352.
3. Getting Past No by Ury. Revised ed. ISBN: 0553371312.

Assignment: For the August 28, 2015 class
1. Read Fisher & Ury, Getting to Yes, Chapter 1.
2. Prepare to verbally introduce yourself to the class by addressing the 5 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.


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) - Pappas, B.

Books: The professor will be contacting students with reading information.

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: There is no textbook for this class. Please access: http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/index.html to access the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP).

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

Details:

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

Books: Required:
The Laws of Patents by Craig Nard. 3rd ed. Aspen. ISBN: 978-1454831501.

Assignment: Register on the TWEN site for this course. All materials will be posted here.

Details:

Plea and Sentencing Clinic I ( - 630P) - Smith, C.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

Details:

Products Liability ( - 522) - Wittner, N.

Books: Required:
Restatement Third, Torts. Products Liability. American Law Institute. ISBN: 978-031423194-3.
Please sign up on the TWEN page for this course. All other information will be posted on TWEN.

Assignment: Sign up on the TWEN page for this course. All materials are posted there.

Details:

Professional Responsibility ( - 500Q) - Knake, R.

Books: Required:

Professional Responsibility: A Contemporary Approach, 2nd ed. (Interactive Casebook Series). West. ISBN:" 978-0314287816.

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: Required:
1. Problems in Legal Ethics by Schwartz, Wydick, Perschbacher & Basset. 10th ed. West. ISBN: 978-0314280497.
2. Selected Standards on PRofessional Responsibility by Morgan and Rotunda, 2015. Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1634592086.

Assignment: Read Chapter 1 in Problems in Legal Ethics and the ABA Model Rules, read the Preamble and MR 1.0.

Details:

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

Books: Required:
1. International Law: Cases and Materials by Damrosch, et al. West, 6th ed.ISBN: 978-0286437.
2. International Law: Cases and Materials Supplement. 6th ed. West, 2014. ISBN: 978-0314286451.

Assignment: Prepare the materials on pages 57-84 in the textbook; be ready to present the three cases in class.

Details:

Quantitative Analysis for Lawyers ( - 637E) - Black, R., Candeub, A.

Books: Required:

An Introduction to Empirical Legal Research by Lee Epstein & Andrew Martin. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0199669059.

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: Required:
1. Gideon's Trumpet by Anthony Lewis. Random House ISBN: 978-0679723127.
2. Freedom For the Thought that we Hate by Anthony Lewis. ISN: 978-1465018192.
3, Purchase a subscription to Linguatorium.

Assignment:

Details: No Kindle version.

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

Books: Required:
Environmental Law: A Conceptual and Pragmatic Approach by Driesen, Adler and Engel, 2nd ed. Wolters Kluwer,ISBN: 978-0735594487.

Assignment: 1)“What is Environmental about Environmental Law: The Nature of Environmental Injury,” 21-25.

2) Climate Disruption Case Study, 25-29.

3) Garret Hardin, “The Tragedy of the Commons,” 65-67.

4)“Human Health and Prevention, Economic Efficiency, Equity and Environmental Justice,” 110-112.

Please prepare study questions on pp.25, 29, 67.


Details:

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

Books: Please note that there was a technical error on the website showing different required books for this course. If you purchased those books, please return them.

Tracey E. George & Suzanna Sherry, What Every Law Student Really Needs to Know: An Introduction to the Study of Law (Aspen 2009)

This is the same book that is used in your Foundations of Law course, so there is no need to purchase an additional copy if you have already purchased it for your Foundations of Law Course.

If you have any questions about book purchases, please contact your professor.

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: Tracey E. George & Suzanna Sherry, What Every Law Student Really Needs to Know: An Introduction to the Study of Law (Aspen 2009)

This is the same book that is used in your Foundations of Law course, so there is no need to purchase an additional copy if you have already purchased it for your Foundations of Law Course.

If you have any questions about book purchases, please contact your professor.

Assignment:

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) (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) (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 (2015) (“McGaugh”). (ISBN: not yet available.


Assignment:

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) (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) (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 (2015) (“McGaugh”). (ISBN: not yet available).


Assignment:

Details:

Research, Writing & Analysis ( - 530D) - Mansour, S.

Books: Required:
1. Christine Coughlin, Joan Malmud & Sandy Patrick, A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis (2d ed. 2013) (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) (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 (2015) (“McGaugh”). (ISBN: not yet available).


Assignment:

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) (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) (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 (2015) (“McGaugh”). (ISBN: not yet available).


Assignment:

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) (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) (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 (2015) (“McGaugh”). (ISBN: not yet available).


Assignment: Welcome to RWA!

The rather complex series of assignments for the first day of class appear below.

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

B. Reading

1. Syllabus and Addendum to Syllabus. (The syllabus is available on TWEN in Course Materials.)
2. A Lawyer Writes, Chapters 1 and 2 (Be sure to carefully review the sample memo on pages 5-9.)
3. Case Briefing Handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)\
4. 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.
5. MSU College of Law Plagiarism Policy (available at http://law.msu.edu/academics/handbook/plagiarism.html)
6. 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/)
7. Office Memo One: Read the Massachusetts Recreational Use Statute (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/)



C. Office Memo One: Case Brief

8. Draft a case brief for the Seich case (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/).
9. Due: At the start of the first class.
10. There are many ways to brief a case. For purposes of this assignment, follow the format in the Case Briefing Handout.
11. Include each section that is described on pages 2-4 of the Handout.
12. Follow the format instructions from the syllabus (double-space, one-inch margins, black ink, 12-point typeface, and a font that is easy to read, such as Times New Roman or Century).
13. 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)
14. Carefully proofread, and be sure to edit for grammar and punctuation.
15. Further instructions appear immediately below.

D. Reading and Analysis Exercise

Read the assigned Wallace article for comprehension and discussion. This assignment appears directly after the memo regarding the Seich case.


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) (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) (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 (2015) (“McGaugh”). (ISBN: not yet available).


Assignment:

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) (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) (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 (2015) (“McGaugh”). (ISBN: not yet available).


Assignment:

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) (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) (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 (2015) (“McGaugh”). (ISBN: not yet available).


Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: Required:
1. A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis by Coughlin, Malmud and Patrick. 2nd ed. 2013. ISBN: 978-1611633979.
2.Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (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 (2015) (“McGaugh”). (ISBN: not yet available.


Assignment:

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) (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) (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 (2015) (“McGaugh”). (ISBN: not yet available).


Assignment:

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) (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) (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 (2015) (“McGaugh”). (ISBN: not yet available).


Assignment:

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) (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) (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 (2015) (“McGaugh”). (ISBN: not yet available).


Assignment:

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) (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) (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 (2015) (“McGaugh”). (ISBN: not yet available).


Assignment: Welcome to Research, Writing, and Analysis: 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 at https://lawschool.westlaw.com (after you register during immersion week).

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 early August at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/).
3. Plagiarism Handout. Turn in the completed Student Acknowledgement Form at the beginning of the first class (available early August 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. 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 early August at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/ ).

C. Watch the following short podcasts:
1. The Court System
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fohdwifv0dsruhg/The%20Court%20System.mp4
2. Anatomy of a Trial
https://www.dropbox.com/s/nvavmymfw3rvvms/Anatomy%20of%20a%20Trial.mp4
3. Steps in the Court Process https://www.dropbox.com/s/gpbw8pn065ksll9/Steps%20in%20the%20Court%20Process%20 Example.mp4
4. How to Read a Case
https://www.dropbox.com/s/anmh3p1ouptr846/Case%20Read%20Davis.mp4

D. Write (and then upload to your Assignment Drop Box on TWEN):
1. A short essay addressing the following:
- What does the term “social justice” mean?
- Do you have any personal experience with social justice issues? If so, please describe.
- What are your expectations for this course?
- Instructions: Length should be approximately 1-2 pages double spaced with your name at the top.
2. A tweet on a separate word document (no more than 140 characters) about how you want people to describe you at your retirement party.
3. Complete the Student Information Form (available in the Course Materials link on TWEN during immersion week).


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) (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) (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 (2015) (“McGaugh”). (ISBN: not yet available).


Assignment: Welcome to Research, Writing, and Analysis: 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 at https://lawschool.westlaw.com (after you register during immersion week).

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 early August at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/).
3. Plagiarism Handout. Turn in the completed Student Acknowledgement Form at the beginning of the first class (available early August 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. 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 early August at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/ ).

C. Watch the following short podcasts:
1. The Court System
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fohdwifv0dsruhg/The%20Court%20System.mp4
2. Anatomy of a Trial
https://www.dropbox.com/s/nvavmymfw3rvvms/Anatomy%20of%20a%20Trial.mp4
3. Steps in the Court Process https://www.dropbox.com/s/gpbw8pn065ksll9/Steps%20in%20the%20Court%20Process%20 Example.mp4
4. How to Read a Case
https://www.dropbox.com/s/anmh3p1ouptr846/Case%20Read%20Davis.mp4

D. Write (and then upload to your Assignment Drop Box on TWEN):
1. A short essay addressing the following:
- What does the term “social justice” mean?
- Do you have any personal experience with social justice issues? If so, please describe.
- What are your expectations for this course?
- Instructions: Length should be approximately 1-2 pages double spaced with your name at the top.
2. A tweet on a separate word document (no more than 140 characters) about how you want people to describe you at your retirement party.
3. Complete the Student Information Form (available in the Course Materials link on TWEN during immersion week).


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) (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) (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 (2015) (“McGaugh”). (ISBN: not yet available).


Assignment: First Assignment
A. Before the first class, sign up for my TWEN course page using your MSU e-mail account (students have had trouble receiving e-mails and notifications from TWEN when signing up with a different account).

B. Reading

1. Read the Syllabus (posted to my TWEN Course Page in Course Materials).
2. Read A Lawyer Writes, Chapters 1 and 2.
3. Read the Plagiarism Handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/), print off the final page, sign it, and turn it in at the beginning of the first class.
4. Read the MSU College of Law Plagiarism Policy (available at http://law.msu.edu/academics/handbook/plagiarism.html).
5. Read the 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. Read the materials posted to my TWEN Course Page under Course Materials entitled Closed Memorandum 1.


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) (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) (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 (2015) (“McGaugh”). (ISBN: not yet available).


Assignment: First Assignment
A. Before the first class, sign up for my TWEN course page using your MSU e-mail account (students have had trouble receiving e-mails and notifications from TWEN when signing up with a different account).

B. Reading

1. Read the Syllabus (posted to my TWEN Course Page in Course Materials).
2. Read A Lawyer Writes, Chapters 1 and 2.
3. Read the Plagiarism Handout (available at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/), print off the final page, sign it, and turn it in at the beginning of the first class.
4. Read the MSU College of Law Plagiarism Policy (available at http://law.msu.edu/academics/handbook/plagiarism.html).
5. Read the 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. Read the materials posted to my TWEN Course Page under Course Materials entitled Closed Memorandum 1.


Details:

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

Books: No textbook required.
All materials will be posted to the TWEN site for this course.

Assignment: Read carefully Chapter 1 from the TWEN site course materials. Brief the one case (it's an important one throughout the semester) and read the UCC Revised Article Nine sections referred to in the chapter materials.

Details:

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

Books: Required:
1. Securities Regulation by Marc Steinberg. 6th ed. LexisNexis. ISBN: 978-0796865157.
2. Securities Regulation, Selected Statues, Rules and Forms by Thomas Hazen. 2015. West. ISBN: 978-1628101430.

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: Required:
For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action and the Law by Randall Kennedy. Pantheon Books. ISBN: 978-0307907376.

Assignment:

Details:

State and Local Taxation ( - 572B) - Chen, J.

Books: Required:
State and Local Taxation by Hellerstein, Stark Swain & Youngman. 10th ed. West. ISBN: 978-0314286987.

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: Submit a current resume by email to BWBean@Gmail.com prior to the beginning on the semester. Long befiore classes commence, review the suggested paper topics on the SIT TWEN site. This will give you an idea of just how few limits there are on your proposed paper topic. Submit your paper topic ideas by August 15 so that the substantive topics covered in the seminar can be incorporated into the course materials. Yes, there will be consequences to not discussing your paper topics options with me prior to the start of class. Review the Syllabus on TWEN for materials to be prepared for the first meeting of this seminar.

Details: This course is meant for those who have an interest in matters beyond the borders of the USA, including those who wish to consider more sophisticated aspects of corporate law where the US is a world leader. The course will introduce lawyers to selected legal aspects of strategic arrangements and challenges in international business and international relations. Topics we cover will be dictated in part by the research papers participants in the class undertake. Your principal effort in this course will be your paper dealing with any international, transnational, cross-border, inter-galactic or other problem/issue, whether human rights, global climate related, corporate, criminal or whatever. There are no limits, other than our discussion about what you are very interested in or curious about and which we mutually agree will be worth investigating. Regardless of whether you are seeking ULWR credit, the paper will require an outline, first draft and final. See the Syllabus for deadlines. Your first draft will be proofread by another member of the seminar prior to submission. In addition to the paper, each class member will make a formal presentation on the major points of his or her paper. Presentations are made during the last three meetings of the seminar iin November, prior to the Thanksgiving break. Your final paper is due on November 30..
While the Syllabus shows a good deal of reading, it is light reading. It is for information, largely short news items, and there is no final examination. The reading will not be a burden. Much of the reading will be divided among students to stimulate discussion. But you must be prepared to discuss.


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

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

Details:

Topics in Tort Law: Advanced Products Liability ( - 525B) - Wittner, N.

Books: Required:
1. Restatement Third, Torts: Products Liability by the American Law Institute.
2. The Litigator by John Grisham, Doubleday. ISBN: 978-0385535137.

Assignment: Sign up on the TWEN page for this course. Reading materials will be available here.

Details: The Litigator was added 7/29/2015

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

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

Assignment: First Assignment
Fall 2015

Torts

Welcome to law school!

For the first class, the first thing you should do is to read the class rules very carefully. There is a lot of important material in them for which you will be responsible, and I will be proceeding under the assumption that you know them (though it is usually obvious on the first day who does not 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. So for example, for your first class, 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).

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 you will not have much time to spare this semester.

There will be a TWEN site set up for this class by August 14. You must register on it before our first session. The TWEN site will be important and helpful—there are mandatory assignments on it, and other materials that you will need to prepare properly for the exam—so if you have trouble getting set up, 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) - Payne, K.

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

Assignment: Torts - Section 2 - The assignment for the first week of class (classes on August 25 and 27): read pages 3 through 50 in the Dobbs casebook, Torts and Compensation, Concise Seventh Edition and write a case brief for each of the cases. Briefing cases is a skill you will develop over the course of the semester; however, it is important to make your best effort from the very first case. Your briefs should include an accurate statement of the facts including the jurisdiction and parties, the question(s) of law presented, legal rule(s) that decide the case, and the resolution of the dispute.

Details:

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

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

Assignment:

Details: Text won't be available until July, 2015.

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

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: Required:
Trial Advocacy: Planning Analysis & Strategy by Berger, Clark and Mitchell. 4th ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454841531.

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: Required:
Trial Advocacy: Planning Analysis & Strategy by Berger, Clark and Mitchell. 4th ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454841531.

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: Required:

Pretrial by Mauet. 9th ed. Aspen. ISBN: 978-1454856337.

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: Required:

Pretrial by Mauet. 9th ed. Aspen. ISBN: 978-1454856337.

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: Required:
A Student's Guide to Trial Objections by Charles Gibbons, 4th ed. ISBN: 978-1628102093.

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: Required:
A Student's Guide to Trial Objections by Charles Gibbons, 4th ed. ISBN: 978-1628102093.

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: Required:
A Student's Guide to Trial Objections by Charles Gibbons, 4th ed. ISBN: 978-1628102093.

Assignment:

Details:

Urban Food, Farm and Agriculture Law Practicum ( - 566P) - Patel, J.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: The coursepack, Wildlife Law will be available at the Spartan Bookstore for this course.

Assignment:

Details:

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

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

Assignment: Read Chapter 1.

Details: Professor will be using the older, 6th ed.

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