MSU College of Law

Spring 2016 First Assignments

(Updated: Tue., January 12, 2016 2:27 PM)

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

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

Assignment: WEEK 1 (January 14)
Introduction to Bookkeeping - Debit and Credit

pp. 1-23; Problem 1.1A & 1.1B (p.23-25).



Details:

Administrative Law ( - 532) - Kalt, B.

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

Assignment: Our book is Funk, Shapiro, and Weaver, Administrative Procedure and Practice (5th ed.). Please register on the class TWEN site (which should be up by December 31), where you will find the syllabus. Read the syllabus carefully, particularly the section with the class “ground rules.”

The assignment for the first day is to read pages 5–37 in the casebook, and to prepare to discuss your answers to problems 1-1 and 1-4.

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


Details:

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

Books: Required:
Principles of Administrative Law (Concise Hornbook Series) by Werhan, West Academic ISBN: 978-0314286093.

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: Required:
Principles of Administrative Law (Concise Hornbook Series) by Werhan, West Academic ISBN: 978-0314286093

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: Required:
The Process of Legal Research by Christina Kunz et.al., 7th ed. 2008. Aspen. ISBN: 978-0735569775.

Assignment: See the TWEN site for this course.

Details:

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

Books: Required:
American Indian Tribal Law by Matthew Fletcher. 2011, Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-0735599758.

Assignment: Read Chapter 1.

Details:

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

Books: 1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs (3d ed. 2013) ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013). Enquist and Oates. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015). ISBN: 978-0692400197.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2015). LexisNexis.


Assignment: From: Advocacy Professors
To: Spring 2016 Advocacy Students
Re: Assignment for Your First Advocacy Class

Note: Some, but not all, professors may have additional, individual first assignments. Please check your professor's TWEN site for any additional first assignment. Some professors are attaching class participation points to their individual first assignments. In general, all first assignments will become available January 4, 2016.

In Advocacy, you will study persuasive writing and speaking in the context of an appeal. In our fictional case, the Plaintiff sued to remove a quotation from the Qur'an added to a display of other engravings on the walls of the lobby of a courthouse. She argued that the quotation violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The district court dismissed the case on the Defendant's motion for summary judgment, holding that the presence of the quotation was constitutional. The Plaintiff has appealed.

First Assignment for All Advocacy Sections
Before your first class, please do the following:

1) Sign up for your professor's TWEN site.

2) Read the Joint Appendix to be used for the appeal. The Joint Appendix will be available on the RWA/Advocacy website beginning January 4, 2016, at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/ You may need to scroll down to locate the document. Please bring a printed copy to your first class. If you are having trouble printing the Joint Appendix, a printed version may be requested from Jennifer Markey in the Dean's Suite.

3) To understand the legal background for the appellate brief, read the three secondary sources about the Establishment Clause noted at the end of this assignment. Begin with the excerpt from the Nutshell. Next, read the excerpt from the treatise, which proposes a way you might think about Establishment Clause jurisprudence. Finally, read the newspaper article that describes a recent case involving the Establishment Clause.

4) Based on your careful reading of the materials noted in items (2) and (3), create an initial timeline of the legally relevant facts in the Joint Appendix in chronological order and bring a printed copy of the timeline to your first class. The timeline should include the facts relevant to whether there was a violation of the Establishment Clause, as well as the facts about the procedural history of the case. Cite the relevant page(s) of the Joint Appendix for each fact. Proper format for citation to a page in the Joint Appendix is (J.A. at #.) The parentheses are optional. No part of the citation is underlined. If parentheses are used, the period goes inside.

5) Check your individual professor's TWEN site on or after January 4, 2016, for any additional assignments specific to your section.

If you have any questions, contact your professor.

Required Secondary Sources
You should consult the following three sources for background on the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment applicable to your appellate brief. These sources can also be used as a starting point for the research assignment you will receive in the first week of Advocacy.

1) Jerome A. Barron and C. Thomas Dienes, First Amendment Law in a Nutshell 435-488 (2008).
The Nutshell is available online from West Publishing, but you must create a separate Study Aids Subscription account by following the steps below. In addition, a print copy of the book will be placed on reserve in the law library.

During registration, if you need help, right-click on the "support" link at the bottom of the webpage for instructions for obtaining help.

1. Go to the webpage https://lawschool.westlaw.com/ and click on the Study Aids Subscription icon.

2. You will be taken to a sign-in page. Sign in using your West OnePass username and password.

3. You will be taken to a new page with heading "Important sign on change." Click on the "create an account" link in the first paragraph on that page.

4. Follow the three-step "Create Account Wizard" that appears on-screen.

5. Then fill in the information boxes on the next page that appears. The law librarians strongly suggest using your OnePass password for the "new password" requested. After you have filled in the information boxes, click on the "Create Account" box at the bottom of the page. The browser window will show the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval."

6. West Academic will send an email asking you to click on a link in the body of the email to confirm your email address. Click on that link in the email message. A verification page will then open in your web browser, with the message, "Thank you for confirming your email account for West Academic. You may close this window."

7. View the webpage again that has the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval." Click on the "Sign In" box.

8. A new page will appear, asking for your email address and password. Enter them on that page. (If you used your OnePass password in step 5, you will not need to remember a new password here.)

9. The West Academic Study Aids Subscription home page now appears. In the search box at the top of the page, enter "First Amendment Law in a Nutshell" and start the search.

10. Click on the resulting "Read Now" link for "Barron and Dienes' First Amendment Law in a Nutshell, 4th." This should take you to the text for the book. The relevant part is on pages 435 to 488. The Nutshell refers to the First Amendment "Antiestablishment Clause"; this is the same clause and law more often referred to as the First Amendment Establishment Clause.

2) Brian W. Blaesser and Alan C. Weinstein, Federal Land Use Law & Litigation § 7:2 (2015 ed.).
This book is available as a secondary source in WestlawNext. Access the section by following the link: § 7:2. The Establishment Clause. If you are not already signed into WestlawNext, then a webpage will appear to ask you to sign in. After you sign in, you will be redirected to the document. The URL for the document is https://a.next.westlaw.com/Document/I4ac446833bfe11dab4bde38c7cc10249/View/FullText.html?originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=CategoryPageItem&contextData=(sc.Default)&firstPage=true&CobaltRefresh=45626.


3) "Oklahoma's controversial Ten Commandments monument was quietly removed overnight" at the website of the Washington Post.
Access the section by following the link:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/10/06/oklahomas-controversial-ten-commandments-monument-was-quietly-removed-overnight/.

Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Copland, J.

Books: 1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs (3d ed. 2013) ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013). Enquist and Oates. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015). ISBN: 978-0692400197.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2015). LexisNexis.


Assignment: From: Advocacy Professors
To: Spring 2016 Advocacy Students
Re: Assignment for Your First Advocacy Class

Note: Some, but not all, professors may have additional, individual first assignments. Please check your professor's TWEN site for any additional first assignment. Some professors are attaching class participation points to their individual first assignments. In general, all first assignments will become available January 4, 2016.

In Advocacy, you will study persuasive writing and speaking in the context of an appeal. In our fictional case, the Plaintiff sued to remove a quotation from the Qur'an added to a display of other engravings on the walls of the lobby of a courthouse. She argued that the quotation violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The district court dismissed the case on the Defendant's motion for summary judgment, holding that the presence of the quotation was constitutional. The Plaintiff has appealed.

First Assignment for All Advocacy Sections
Before your first class, please do the following:

1) Sign up for your professor's TWEN site.

2) Read the Joint Appendix to be used for the appeal. The Joint Appendix will be available on the RWA/Advocacy website beginning January 4, 2016, at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/ You may need to scroll down to locate the document. Please bring a printed copy to your first class. If you are having trouble printing the Joint Appendix, a printed version may be requested from Jennifer Markey in the Dean's Suite.

3) To understand the legal background for the appellate brief, read the three secondary sources about the Establishment Clause noted at the end of this assignment. Begin with the excerpt from the Nutshell. Next, read the excerpt from the treatise, which proposes a way you might think about Establishment Clause jurisprudence. Finally, read the newspaper article that describes a recent case involving the Establishment Clause.

4) Based on your careful reading of the materials noted in items (2) and (3), create an initial timeline of the legally relevant facts in the Joint Appendix in chronological order and bring a printed copy of the timeline to your first class. The timeline should include the facts relevant to whether there was a violation of the Establishment Clause, as well as the facts about the procedural history of the case. Cite the relevant page(s) of the Joint Appendix for each fact. Proper format for citation to a page in the Joint Appendix is (J.A. at #.) The parentheses are optional. No part of the citation is underlined. If parentheses are used, the period goes inside.

5) Check your individual professor's TWEN site on or after January 4, 2016, for any additional assignments specific to your section.

If you have any questions, contact your professor.

Required Secondary Sources
You should consult the following three sources for background on the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment applicable to your appellate brief. These sources can also be used as a starting point for the research assignment you will receive in the first week of Advocacy.

1) Jerome A. Barron and C. Thomas Dienes, First Amendment Law in a Nutshell 435-488 (2008).
The Nutshell is available online from West Publishing, but you must create a separate Study Aids Subscription account by following the steps below. In addition, a print copy of the book will be placed on reserve in the law library.

During registration, if you need help, right-click on the "support" link at the bottom of the webpage for instructions for obtaining help.

1. Go to the webpage https://lawschool.westlaw.com/ and click on the Study Aids Subscription icon.

2. You will be taken to a sign-in page. Sign in using your West OnePass username and password.

3. You will be taken to a new page with heading "Important sign on change." Click on the "create an account" link in the first paragraph on that page.

4. Follow the three-step "Create Account Wizard" that appears on-screen.

5. Then fill in the information boxes on the next page that appears. The law librarians strongly suggest using your OnePass password for the "new password" requested. After you have filled in the information boxes, click on the "Create Account" box at the bottom of the page. The browser window will show the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval."

6. West Academic will send an email asking you to click on a link in the body of the email to confirm your email address. Click on that link in the email message. A verification page will then open in your web browser, with the message, "Thank you for confirming your email account for West Academic. You may close this window."

7. View the webpage again that has the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval." Click on the "Sign In" box.

8. A new page will appear, asking for your email address and password. Enter them on that page. (If you used your OnePass password in step 5, you will not need to remember a new password here.)

9. The West Academic Study Aids Subscription home page now appears. In the search box at the top of the page, enter "First Amendment Law in a Nutshell" and start the search.

10. Click on the resulting "Read Now" link for "Barron and Dienes' First Amendment Law in a Nutshell, 4th." This should take you to the text for the book. The relevant part is on pages 435 to 488. The Nutshell refers to the First Amendment "Antiestablishment Clause"; this is the same clause and law more often referred to as the First Amendment Establishment Clause.

2) Brian W. Blaesser and Alan C. Weinstein, Federal Land Use Law & Litigation § 7:2 (2015 ed.).
This book is available as a secondary source in WestlawNext. Access the section by following the link: § 7:2. The Establishment Clause. If you are not already signed into WestlawNext, then a webpage will appear to ask you to sign in. After you sign in, you will be redirected to the document. The URL for the document is https://a.next.westlaw.com/Document/I4ac446833bfe11dab4bde38c7cc10249/View/FullText.html?originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=CategoryPageItem&contextData=(sc.Default)&firstPage=true&CobaltRefresh=45626.


3) "Oklahoma's controversial Ten Commandments monument was quietly removed overnight" at the website of the Washington Post.
Access the section by following the link:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/10/06/oklahomas-controversial-ten-commandments-monument-was-quietly-removed-overnight/.

Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Ching, B.

Books: 1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs (3d ed. 2013) ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013). Enquist and Oates. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015). ISBN: 978-0692400197.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2015). LexisNexis.


Assignment: From: Advocacy Professors
To: Spring 2016 Advocacy Students
Re: Assignment for Your First Advocacy Class

Note: Some, but not all, professors may have additional, individual first assignments. Please check your professor's TWEN site for any additional first assignment. Some professors are attaching class participation points to their individual first assignments. In general, all first assignments will become available January 4, 2016.

In Advocacy, you will study persuasive writing and speaking in the context of an appeal. In our fictional case, the Plaintiff sued to remove a quotation from the Qur'an added to a display of other engravings on the walls of the lobby of a courthouse. She argued that the quotation violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The district court dismissed the case on the Defendant's motion for summary judgment, holding that the presence of the quotation was constitutional. The Plaintiff has appealed.

First Assignment for All Advocacy Sections
Before your first class, please do the following:

1) Sign up for your professor's TWEN site.

2) Read the Joint Appendix to be used for the appeal. The Joint Appendix will be available on the RWA/Advocacy website beginning January 4, 2016, at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/ You may need to scroll down to locate the document. Please bring a printed copy to your first class. If you are having trouble printing the Joint Appendix, a printed version may be requested from Jennifer Markey in the Dean's Suite.

3) To understand the legal background for the appellate brief, read the three secondary sources about the Establishment Clause noted at the end of this assignment. Begin with the excerpt from the Nutshell. Next, read the excerpt from the treatise, which proposes a way you might think about Establishment Clause jurisprudence. Finally, read the newspaper article that describes a recent case involving the Establishment Clause.

4) Based on your careful reading of the materials noted in items (2) and (3), create an initial timeline of the legally relevant facts in the Joint Appendix in chronological order and bring a printed copy of the timeline to your first class. The timeline should include the facts relevant to whether there was a violation of the Establishment Clause, as well as the facts about the procedural history of the case. Cite the relevant page(s) of the Joint Appendix for each fact. Proper format for citation to a page in the Joint Appendix is (J.A. at #.) The parentheses are optional. No part of the citation is underlined. If parentheses are used, the period goes inside.

5) Check your individual professor's TWEN site on or after January 4, 2016, for any additional assignments specific to your section.

If you have any questions, contact your professor.

Required Secondary Sources
You should consult the following three sources for background on the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment applicable to your appellate brief. These sources can also be used as a starting point for the research assignment you will receive in the first week of Advocacy.

1) Jerome A. Barron and C. Thomas Dienes, First Amendment Law in a Nutshell 435-488 (2008).
The Nutshell is available online from West Publishing, but you must create a separate Study Aids Subscription account by following the steps below. In addition, a print copy of the book will be placed on reserve in the law library.

During registration, if you need help, right-click on the "support" link at the bottom of the webpage for instructions for obtaining help.

1. Go to the webpage https://lawschool.westlaw.com/ and click on the Study Aids Subscription icon.

2. You will be taken to a sign-in page. Sign in using your West OnePass username and password.

3. You will be taken to a new page with heading "Important sign on change." Click on the "create an account" link in the first paragraph on that page.

4. Follow the three-step "Create Account Wizard" that appears on-screen.

5. Then fill in the information boxes on the next page that appears. The law librarians strongly suggest using your OnePass password for the "new password" requested. After you have filled in the information boxes, click on the "Create Account" box at the bottom of the page. The browser window will show the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval."

6. West Academic will send an email asking you to click on a link in the body of the email to confirm your email address. Click on that link in the email message. A verification page will then open in your web browser, with the message, "Thank you for confirming your email account for West Academic. You may close this window."

7. View the webpage again that has the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval." Click on the "Sign In" box.

8. A new page will appear, asking for your email address and password. Enter them on that page. (If you used your OnePass password in step 5, you will not need to remember a new password here.)

9. The West Academic Study Aids Subscription home page now appears. In the search box at the top of the page, enter "First Amendment Law in a Nutshell" and start the search.

10. Click on the resulting "Read Now" link for "Barron and Dienes' First Amendment Law in a Nutshell, 4th." This should take you to the text for the book. The relevant part is on pages 435 to 488. The Nutshell refers to the First Amendment "Antiestablishment Clause"; this is the same clause and law more often referred to as the First Amendment Establishment Clause.

2) Brian W. Blaesser and Alan C. Weinstein, Federal Land Use Law & Litigation § 7:2 (2015 ed.).
This book is available as a secondary source in WestlawNext. Access the section by following the link: § 7:2. The Establishment Clause. If you are not already signed into WestlawNext, then a webpage will appear to ask you to sign in. After you sign in, you will be redirected to the document. The URL for the document is https://a.next.westlaw.com/Document/I4ac446833bfe11dab4bde38c7cc10249/View/FullText.html?originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=CategoryPageItem&contextData=(sc.Default)&firstPage=true&CobaltRefresh=45626.


3) "Oklahoma's controversial Ten Commandments monument was quietly removed overnight" at the website of the Washington Post.
Access the section by following the link:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/10/06/oklahomas-controversial-ten-commandments-monument-was-quietly-removed-overnight/.

Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Ching, B.

Books: 1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs (3d ed. 2013) ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013). Enquist and Oates. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015). ISBN: 978-0692400197.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2015). LexisNexis.


Assignment: From: Advocacy Professors
To: Spring 2016 Advocacy Students
Re: Assignment for Your First Advocacy Class

Note: Some, but not all, professors may have additional, individual first assignments. Please check your professor's TWEN site for any additional first assignment. Some professors are attaching class participation points to their individual first assignments. In general, all first assignments will become available January 4, 2016.

In Advocacy, you will study persuasive writing and speaking in the context of an appeal. In our fictional case, the Plaintiff sued to remove a quotation from the Qur'an added to a display of other engravings on the walls of the lobby of a courthouse. She argued that the quotation violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The district court dismissed the case on the Defendant's motion for summary judgment, holding that the presence of the quotation was constitutional. The Plaintiff has appealed.

First Assignment for All Advocacy Sections
Before your first class, please do the following:

1) Sign up for your professor's TWEN site.

2) Read the Joint Appendix to be used for the appeal. The Joint Appendix will be available on the RWA/Advocacy website beginning January 4, 2016, at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/ You may need to scroll down to locate the document. Please bring a printed copy to your first class. If you are having trouble printing the Joint Appendix, a printed version may be requested from Jennifer Markey in the Dean's Suite.

3) To understand the legal background for the appellate brief, read the three secondary sources about the Establishment Clause noted at the end of this assignment. Begin with the excerpt from the Nutshell. Next, read the excerpt from the treatise, which proposes a way you might think about Establishment Clause jurisprudence. Finally, read the newspaper article that describes a recent case involving the Establishment Clause.

4) Based on your careful reading of the materials noted in items (2) and (3), create an initial timeline of the legally relevant facts in the Joint Appendix in chronological order and bring a printed copy of the timeline to your first class. The timeline should include the facts relevant to whether there was a violation of the Establishment Clause, as well as the facts about the procedural history of the case. Cite the relevant page(s) of the Joint Appendix for each fact. Proper format for citation to a page in the Joint Appendix is (J.A. at #.) The parentheses are optional. No part of the citation is underlined. If parentheses are used, the period goes inside.

5) Check your individual professor's TWEN site on or after January 4, 2016, for any additional assignments specific to your section.

If you have any questions, contact your professor.

Required Secondary Sources
You should consult the following three sources for background on the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment applicable to your appellate brief. These sources can also be used as a starting point for the research assignment you will receive in the first week of Advocacy.

1) Jerome A. Barron and C. Thomas Dienes, First Amendment Law in a Nutshell 435-488 (2008).
The Nutshell is available online from West Publishing, but you must create a separate Study Aids Subscription account by following the steps below. In addition, a print copy of the book will be placed on reserve in the law library.

During registration, if you need help, right-click on the "support" link at the bottom of the webpage for instructions for obtaining help.

1. Go to the webpage https://lawschool.westlaw.com/ and click on the Study Aids Subscription icon.

2. You will be taken to a sign-in page. Sign in using your West OnePass username and password.

3. You will be taken to a new page with heading "Important sign on change." Click on the "create an account" link in the first paragraph on that page.

4. Follow the three-step "Create Account Wizard" that appears on-screen.

5. Then fill in the information boxes on the next page that appears. The law librarians strongly suggest using your OnePass password for the "new password" requested. After you have filled in the information boxes, click on the "Create Account" box at the bottom of the page. The browser window will show the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval."

6. West Academic will send an email asking you to click on a link in the body of the email to confirm your email address. Click on that link in the email message. A verification page will then open in your web browser, with the message, "Thank you for confirming your email account for West Academic. You may close this window."

7. View the webpage again that has the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval." Click on the "Sign In" box.

8. A new page will appear, asking for your email address and password. Enter them on that page. (If you used your OnePass password in step 5, you will not need to remember a new password here.)

9. The West Academic Study Aids Subscription home page now appears. In the search box at the top of the page, enter "First Amendment Law in a Nutshell" and start the search.

10. Click on the resulting "Read Now" link for "Barron and Dienes' First Amendment Law in a Nutshell, 4th." This should take you to the text for the book. The relevant part is on pages 435 to 488. The Nutshell refers to the First Amendment "Antiestablishment Clause"; this is the same clause and law more often referred to as the First Amendment Establishment Clause.

2) Brian W. Blaesser and Alan C. Weinstein, Federal Land Use Law & Litigation § 7:2 (2015 ed.).
This book is available as a secondary source in WestlawNext. Access the section by following the link: § 7:2. The Establishment Clause. If you are not already signed into WestlawNext, then a webpage will appear to ask you to sign in. After you sign in, you will be redirected to the document. The URL for the document is https://a.next.westlaw.com/Document/I4ac446833bfe11dab4bde38c7cc10249/View/FullText.html?originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=CategoryPageItem&contextData=(sc.Default)&firstPage=true&CobaltRefresh=45626.


3) "Oklahoma's controversial Ten Commandments monument was quietly removed overnight" at the website of the Washington Post.
Access the section by following the link:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/10/06/oklahomas-controversial-ten-commandments-monument-was-quietly-removed-overnight/.

Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - LaRose, S.

Books: 1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs (3d ed. 2013) ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013). Enquist and Oates. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015). ISBN: 978-0692400197.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2015). LexisNexis.


Assignment: From: Advocacy Professors
To: Spring 2016 Advocacy Students
Re: Assignment for Your First Advocacy Class

Note: Some, but not all, professors may have additional, individual first assignments. Please check your professor's TWEN site for any additional first assignment. Some professors are attaching class participation points to their individual first assignments. In general, all first assignments will become available January 4, 2016.

In Advocacy, you will study persuasive writing and speaking in the context of an appeal. In our fictional case, the Plaintiff sued to remove a quotation from the Qur'an added to a display of other engravings on the walls of the lobby of a courthouse. She argued that the quotation violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The district court dismissed the case on the Defendant's motion for summary judgment, holding that the presence of the quotation was constitutional. The Plaintiff has appealed.

First Assignment for All Advocacy Sections
Before your first class, please do the following:

1) Sign up for your professor's TWEN site.

2) Read the Joint Appendix to be used for the appeal. The Joint Appendix will be available on the RWA/Advocacy website beginning January 4, 2016, at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/ You may need to scroll down to locate the document. Please bring a printed copy to your first class. If you are having trouble printing the Joint Appendix, a printed version may be requested from Jennifer Markey in the Dean's Suite.

3) To understand the legal background for the appellate brief, read the three secondary sources about the Establishment Clause noted at the end of this assignment. Begin with the excerpt from the Nutshell. Next, read the excerpt from the treatise, which proposes a way you might think about Establishment Clause jurisprudence. Finally, read the newspaper article that describes a recent case involving the Establishment Clause.

4) Based on your careful reading of the materials noted in items (2) and (3), create an initial timeline of the legally relevant facts in the Joint Appendix in chronological order and bring a printed copy of the timeline to your first class. The timeline should include the facts relevant to whether there was a violation of the Establishment Clause, as well as the facts about the procedural history of the case. Cite the relevant page(s) of the Joint Appendix for each fact. Proper format for citation to a page in the Joint Appendix is (J.A. at #.) The parentheses are optional. No part of the citation is underlined. If parentheses are used, the period goes inside.

5) Check your individual professor's TWEN site on or after January 4, 2016, for any additional assignments specific to your section.

If you have any questions, contact your professor.

Required Secondary Sources
You should consult the following three sources for background on the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment applicable to your appellate brief. These sources can also be used as a starting point for the research assignment you will receive in the first week of Advocacy.

1) Jerome A. Barron and C. Thomas Dienes, First Amendment Law in a Nutshell 435-488 (2008).
The Nutshell is available online from West Publishing, but you must create a separate Study Aids Subscription account by following the steps below. In addition, a print copy of the book will be placed on reserve in the law library.

During registration, if you need help, right-click on the "support" link at the bottom of the webpage for instructions for obtaining help.

1. Go to the webpage https://lawschool.westlaw.com/ and click on the Study Aids Subscription icon.

2. You will be taken to a sign-in page. Sign in using your West OnePass username and password.

3. You will be taken to a new page with heading "Important sign on change." Click on the "create an account" link in the first paragraph on that page.

4. Follow the three-step "Create Account Wizard" that appears on-screen.

5. Then fill in the information boxes on the next page that appears. The law librarians strongly suggest using your OnePass password for the "new password" requested. After you have filled in the information boxes, click on the "Create Account" box at the bottom of the page. The browser window will show the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval."

6. West Academic will send an email asking you to click on a link in the body of the email to confirm your email address. Click on that link in the email message. A verification page will then open in your web browser, with the message, "Thank you for confirming your email account for West Academic. You may close this window."

7. View the webpage again that has the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval." Click on the "Sign In" box.

8. A new page will appear, asking for your email address and password. Enter them on that page. (If you used your OnePass password in step 5, you will not need to remember a new password here.)

9. The West Academic Study Aids Subscription home page now appears. In the search box at the top of the page, enter "First Amendment Law in a Nutshell" and start the search.

10. Click on the resulting "Read Now" link for "Barron and Dienes' First Amendment Law in a Nutshell, 4th." This should take you to the text for the book. The relevant part is on pages 435 to 488. The Nutshell refers to the First Amendment "Antiestablishment Clause"; this is the same clause and law more often referred to as the First Amendment Establishment Clause.

2) Brian W. Blaesser and Alan C. Weinstein, Federal Land Use Law & Litigation § 7:2 (2015 ed.).
This book is available as a secondary source in WestlawNext. Access the section by following the link: § 7:2. The Establishment Clause. If you are not already signed into WestlawNext, then a webpage will appear to ask you to sign in. After you sign in, you will be redirected to the document. The URL for the document is https://a.next.westlaw.com/Document/I4ac446833bfe11dab4bde38c7cc10249/View/FullText.html?originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=CategoryPageItem&contextData=(sc.Default)&firstPage=true&CobaltRefresh=45626.


3) "Oklahoma's controversial Ten Commandments monument was quietly removed overnight" at the website of the Washington Post.
Access the section by following the link:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/10/06/oklahomas-controversial-ten-commandments-monument-was-quietly-removed-overnight/.

Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - LaRose, S.

Books: 1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs (3d ed. 2013) ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013). Enquist and Oates. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015). ISBN: 978-0692400197.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2015). LexisNexis.


Assignment: From: Advocacy Professors
To: Spring 2016 Advocacy Students
Re: Assignment for Your First Advocacy Class

Note: Some, but not all, professors may have additional, individual first assignments. Please check your professor's TWEN site for any additional first assignment. Some professors are attaching class participation points to their individual first assignments. In general, all first assignments will become available January 4, 2016.

In Advocacy, you will study persuasive writing and speaking in the context of an appeal. In our fictional case, the Plaintiff sued to remove a quotation from the Qur'an added to a display of other engravings on the walls of the lobby of a courthouse. She argued that the quotation violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The district court dismissed the case on the Defendant's motion for summary judgment, holding that the presence of the quotation was constitutional. The Plaintiff has appealed.

First Assignment for All Advocacy Sections
Before your first class, please do the following:

1) Sign up for your professor's TWEN site.

2) Read the Joint Appendix to be used for the appeal. The Joint Appendix will be available on the RWA/Advocacy website beginning January 4, 2016, at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/ You may need to scroll down to locate the document. Please bring a printed copy to your first class. If you are having trouble printing the Joint Appendix, a printed version may be requested from Jennifer Markey in the Dean's Suite.

3) To understand the legal background for the appellate brief, read the three secondary sources about the Establishment Clause noted at the end of this assignment. Begin with the excerpt from the Nutshell. Next, read the excerpt from the treatise, which proposes a way you might think about Establishment Clause jurisprudence. Finally, read the newspaper article that describes a recent case involving the Establishment Clause.

4) Based on your careful reading of the materials noted in items (2) and (3), create an initial timeline of the legally relevant facts in the Joint Appendix in chronological order and bring a printed copy of the timeline to your first class. The timeline should include the facts relevant to whether there was a violation of the Establishment Clause, as well as the facts about the procedural history of the case. Cite the relevant page(s) of the Joint Appendix for each fact. Proper format for citation to a page in the Joint Appendix is (J.A. at #.) The parentheses are optional. No part of the citation is underlined. If parentheses are used, the period goes inside.

5) Check your individual professor's TWEN site on or after January 4, 2016, for any additional assignments specific to your section.

If you have any questions, contact your professor.

Required Secondary Sources
You should consult the following three sources for background on the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment applicable to your appellate brief. These sources can also be used as a starting point for the research assignment you will receive in the first week of Advocacy.

1) Jerome A. Barron and C. Thomas Dienes, First Amendment Law in a Nutshell 435-488 (2008).
The Nutshell is available online from West Publishing, but you must create a separate Study Aids Subscription account by following the steps below. In addition, a print copy of the book will be placed on reserve in the law library.

During registration, if you need help, right-click on the "support" link at the bottom of the webpage for instructions for obtaining help.

1. Go to the webpage https://lawschool.westlaw.com/ and click on the Study Aids Subscription icon.

2. You will be taken to a sign-in page. Sign in using your West OnePass username and password.

3. You will be taken to a new page with heading "Important sign on change." Click on the "create an account" link in the first paragraph on that page.

4. Follow the three-step "Create Account Wizard" that appears on-screen.

5. Then fill in the information boxes on the next page that appears. The law librarians strongly suggest using your OnePass password for the "new password" requested. After you have filled in the information boxes, click on the "Create Account" box at the bottom of the page. The browser window will show the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval."

6. West Academic will send an email asking you to click on a link in the body of the email to confirm your email address. Click on that link in the email message. A verification page will then open in your web browser, with the message, "Thank you for confirming your email account for West Academic. You may close this window."

7. View the webpage again that has the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval." Click on the "Sign In" box.

8. A new page will appear, asking for your email address and password. Enter them on that page. (If you used your OnePass password in step 5, you will not need to remember a new password here.)

9. The West Academic Study Aids Subscription home page now appears. In the search box at the top of the page, enter "First Amendment Law in a Nutshell" and start the search.

10. Click on the resulting "Read Now" link for "Barron and Dienes' First Amendment Law in a Nutshell, 4th." This should take you to the text for the book. The relevant part is on pages 435 to 488. The Nutshell refers to the First Amendment "Antiestablishment Clause"; this is the same clause and law more often referred to as the First Amendment Establishment Clause.

2) Brian W. Blaesser and Alan C. Weinstein, Federal Land Use Law & Litigation § 7:2 (2015 ed.).
This book is available as a secondary source in WestlawNext. Access the section by following the link: § 7:2. The Establishment Clause. If you are not already signed into WestlawNext, then a webpage will appear to ask you to sign in. After you sign in, you will be redirected to the document. The URL for the document is https://a.next.westlaw.com/Document/I4ac446833bfe11dab4bde38c7cc10249/View/FullText.html?originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=CategoryPageItem&contextData=(sc.Default)&firstPage=true&CobaltRefresh=45626.


3) "Oklahoma's controversial Ten Commandments monument was quietly removed overnight" at the website of the Washington Post.
Access the section by following the link:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/10/06/oklahomas-controversial-ten-commandments-monument-was-quietly-removed-overnight/.

Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Mansour, S.

Books: 1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs (3d ed. 2013) ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013). Enquist and Oates. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015). ISBN: 978-0692400197.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2015). LexisNexis.


Assignment: From: Advocacy Professors
To: Spring 2016 Advocacy Students
Re: Assignment for Your First Advocacy Class

Note: Some, but not all, professors may have additional, individual first assignments. Please check your professor's TWEN site for any additional first assignment. Some professors are attaching class participation points to their individual first assignments. In general, all first assignments will become available January 4, 2016.

In Advocacy, you will study persuasive writing and speaking in the context of an appeal. In our fictional case, the Plaintiff sued to remove a quotation from the Qur'an added to a display of other engravings on the walls of the lobby of a courthouse. She argued that the quotation violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The district court dismissed the case on the Defendant's motion for summary judgment, holding that the presence of the quotation was constitutional. The Plaintiff has appealed.

First Assignment for All Advocacy Sections
Before your first class, please do the following:

1) Sign up for your professor's TWEN site.

2) Read the Joint Appendix to be used for the appeal. The Joint Appendix will be available on the RWA/Advocacy website beginning January 4, 2016, at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/ You may need to scroll down to locate the document. Please bring a printed copy to your first class. If you are having trouble printing the Joint Appendix, a printed version may be requested from Jennifer Markey in the Dean's Suite.

3) To understand the legal background for the appellate brief, read the three secondary sources about the Establishment Clause noted at the end of this assignment. Begin with the excerpt from the Nutshell. Next, read the excerpt from the treatise, which proposes a way you might think about Establishment Clause jurisprudence. Finally, read the newspaper article that describes a recent case involving the Establishment Clause.

4) Based on your careful reading of the materials noted in items (2) and (3), create an initial timeline of the legally relevant facts in the Joint Appendix in chronological order and bring a printed copy of the timeline to your first class. The timeline should include the facts relevant to whether there was a violation of the Establishment Clause, as well as the facts about the procedural history of the case. Cite the relevant page(s) of the Joint Appendix for each fact. Proper format for citation to a page in the Joint Appendix is (J.A. at #.) The parentheses are optional. No part of the citation is underlined. If parentheses are used, the period goes inside.

5) Check your individual professor's TWEN site on or after January 4, 2016, for any additional assignments specific to your section.

If you have any questions, contact your professor.

Required Secondary Sources
You should consult the following three sources for background on the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment applicable to your appellate brief. These sources can also be used as a starting point for the research assignment you will receive in the first week of Advocacy.

1) Jerome A. Barron and C. Thomas Dienes, First Amendment Law in a Nutshell 435-488 (2008).
The Nutshell is available online from West Publishing, but you must create a separate Study Aids Subscription account by following the steps below. In addition, a print copy of the book will be placed on reserve in the law library.

During registration, if you need help, right-click on the "support" link at the bottom of the webpage for instructions for obtaining help.

1. Go to the webpage https://lawschool.westlaw.com/ and click on the Study Aids Subscription icon.

2. You will be taken to a sign-in page. Sign in using your West OnePass username and password.

3. You will be taken to a new page with heading "Important sign on change." Click on the "create an account" link in the first paragraph on that page.

4. Follow the three-step "Create Account Wizard" that appears on-screen.

5. Then fill in the information boxes on the next page that appears. The law librarians strongly suggest using your OnePass password for the "new password" requested. After you have filled in the information boxes, click on the "Create Account" box at the bottom of the page. The browser window will show the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval."

6. West Academic will send an email asking you to click on a link in the body of the email to confirm your email address. Click on that link in the email message. A verification page will then open in your web browser, with the message, "Thank you for confirming your email account for West Academic. You may close this window."

7. View the webpage again that has the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval." Click on the "Sign In" box.

8. A new page will appear, asking for your email address and password. Enter them on that page. (If you used your OnePass password in step 5, you will not need to remember a new password here.)

9. The West Academic Study Aids Subscription home page now appears. In the search box at the top of the page, enter "First Amendment Law in a Nutshell" and start the search.

10. Click on the resulting "Read Now" link for "Barron and Dienes' First Amendment Law in a Nutshell, 4th." This should take you to the text for the book. The relevant part is on pages 435 to 488. The Nutshell refers to the First Amendment "Antiestablishment Clause"; this is the same clause and law more often referred to as the First Amendment Establishment Clause.

2) Brian W. Blaesser and Alan C. Weinstein, Federal Land Use Law & Litigation § 7:2 (2015 ed.).
This book is available as a secondary source in WestlawNext. Access the section by following the link: § 7:2. The Establishment Clause. If you are not already signed into WestlawNext, then a webpage will appear to ask you to sign in. After you sign in, you will be redirected to the document. The URL for the document is https://a.next.westlaw.com/Document/I4ac446833bfe11dab4bde38c7cc10249/View/FullText.html?originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=CategoryPageItem&contextData=(sc.Default)&firstPage=true&CobaltRefresh=45626.


3) "Oklahoma's controversial Ten Commandments monument was quietly removed overnight" at the website of the Washington Post.
Access the section by following the link:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/10/06/oklahomas-controversial-ten-commandments-monument-was-quietly-removed-overnight/.

Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Lawrence, D.

Books: 1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs (3d ed. 2013) ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013). Enquist and Oates. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015). ISBN: 978-0692400197.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2015). LexisNexis.


Assignment: From: Advocacy Professors
To: Spring 2016 Advocacy Students
Re: Assignment for Your First Advocacy Class

Note: Some, but not all, professors may have additional, individual first assignments. Please check your professor's TWEN site for any additional first assignment. Some professors are attaching class participation points to their individual first assignments. In general, all first assignments will become available January 4, 2016.

In Advocacy, you will study persuasive writing and speaking in the context of an appeal. In our fictional case, the Plaintiff sued to remove a quotation from the Qur'an added to a display of other engravings on the walls of the lobby of a courthouse. She argued that the quotation violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The district court dismissed the case on the Defendant's motion for summary judgment, holding that the presence of the quotation was constitutional. The Plaintiff has appealed.

First Assignment for All Advocacy Sections
Before your first class, please do the following:

1) Sign up for your professor's TWEN site.

2) Read the Joint Appendix to be used for the appeal. The Joint Appendix will be available on the RWA/Advocacy website beginning January 4, 2016, at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/ You may need to scroll down to locate the document. Please bring a printed copy to your first class. If you are having trouble printing the Joint Appendix, a printed version may be requested from Jennifer Markey in the Dean's Suite.

3) To understand the legal background for the appellate brief, read the three secondary sources about the Establishment Clause noted at the end of this assignment. Begin with the excerpt from the Nutshell. Next, read the excerpt from the treatise, which proposes a way you might think about Establishment Clause jurisprudence. Finally, read the newspaper article that describes a recent case involving the Establishment Clause.

4) Based on your careful reading of the materials noted in items (2) and (3), create an initial timeline of the legally relevant facts in the Joint Appendix in chronological order and bring a printed copy of the timeline to your first class. The timeline should include the facts relevant to whether there was a violation of the Establishment Clause, as well as the facts about the procedural history of the case. Cite the relevant page(s) of the Joint Appendix for each fact. Proper format for citation to a page in the Joint Appendix is (J.A. at #.) The parentheses are optional. No part of the citation is underlined. If parentheses are used, the period goes inside.

5) Check your individual professor's TWEN site on or after January 4, 2016, for any additional assignments specific to your section.

If you have any questions, contact your professor.

Required Secondary Sources
You should consult the following three sources for background on the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment applicable to your appellate brief. These sources can also be used as a starting point for the research assignment you will receive in the first week of Advocacy.

1) Jerome A. Barron and C. Thomas Dienes, First Amendment Law in a Nutshell 435-488 (2008).
The Nutshell is available online from West Publishing, but you must create a separate Study Aids Subscription account by following the steps below. In addition, a print copy of the book will be placed on reserve in the law library.

During registration, if you need help, right-click on the "support" link at the bottom of the webpage for instructions for obtaining help.

1. Go to the webpage https://lawschool.westlaw.com/ and click on the Study Aids Subscription icon.

2. You will be taken to a sign-in page. Sign in using your West OnePass username and password.

3. You will be taken to a new page with heading "Important sign on change." Click on the "create an account" link in the first paragraph on that page.

4. Follow the three-step "Create Account Wizard" that appears on-screen.

5. Then fill in the information boxes on the next page that appears. The law librarians strongly suggest using your OnePass password for the "new password" requested. After you have filled in the information boxes, click on the "Create Account" box at the bottom of the page. The browser window will show the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval."

6. West Academic will send an email asking you to click on a link in the body of the email to confirm your email address. Click on that link in the email message. A verification page will then open in your web browser, with the message, "Thank you for confirming your email account for West Academic. You may close this window."

7. View the webpage again that has the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval." Click on the "Sign In" box.

8. A new page will appear, asking for your email address and password. Enter them on that page. (If you used your OnePass password in step 5, you will not need to remember a new password here.)

9. The West Academic Study Aids Subscription home page now appears. In the search box at the top of the page, enter "First Amendment Law in a Nutshell" and start the search.

10. Click on the resulting "Read Now" link for "Barron and Dienes' First Amendment Law in a Nutshell, 4th." This should take you to the text for the book. The relevant part is on pages 435 to 488. The Nutshell refers to the First Amendment "Antiestablishment Clause"; this is the same clause and law more often referred to as the First Amendment Establishment Clause.

2) Brian W. Blaesser and Alan C. Weinstein, Federal Land Use Law & Litigation § 7:2 (2015 ed.).
This book is available as a secondary source in WestlawNext. Access the section by following the link: § 7:2. The Establishment Clause. If you are not already signed into WestlawNext, then a webpage will appear to ask you to sign in. After you sign in, you will be redirected to the document. The URL for the document is https://a.next.westlaw.com/Document/I4ac446833bfe11dab4bde38c7cc10249/View/FullText.html?originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=CategoryPageItem&contextData=(sc.Default)&firstPage=true&CobaltRefresh=45626.


3) "Oklahoma's controversial Ten Commandments monument was quietly removed overnight" at the website of the Washington Post.
Access the section by following the link:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/10/06/oklahomas-controversial-ten-commandments-monument-was-quietly-removed-overnight/.

Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Gentry, K.

Books: 1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs (3d ed. 2013) ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013). Enquist and Oates. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015). ISBN: 978-0692400197.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2015). LexisNexis.


Assignment: From: Advocacy Professors
To: Spring 2016 Advocacy Students
Re: Assignment for Your First Advocacy Class

Note: Some, but not all, professors may have additional, individual first assignments. Please check your professor's TWEN site for any additional first assignment. Some professors are attaching class participation points to their individual first assignments. In general, all first assignments will become available January 4, 2016.

In Advocacy, you will study persuasive writing and speaking in the context of an appeal. In our fictional case, the Plaintiff sued to remove a quotation from the Qur'an added to a display of other engravings on the walls of the lobby of a courthouse. She argued that the quotation violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The district court dismissed the case on the Defendant's motion for summary judgment, holding that the presence of the quotation was constitutional. The Plaintiff has appealed.

First Assignment for All Advocacy Sections
Before your first class, please do the following:

1) Sign up for your professor's TWEN site.

2) Read the Joint Appendix to be used for the appeal. The Joint Appendix will be available on the RWA/Advocacy website beginning January 4, 2016, at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/ You may need to scroll down to locate the document. Please bring a printed copy to your first class. If you are having trouble printing the Joint Appendix, a printed version may be requested from Jennifer Markey in the Dean's Suite.

3) To understand the legal background for the appellate brief, read the three secondary sources about the Establishment Clause noted at the end of this assignment. Begin with the excerpt from the Nutshell. Next, read the excerpt from the treatise, which proposes a way you might think about Establishment Clause jurisprudence. Finally, read the newspaper article that describes a recent case involving the Establishment Clause.

4) Based on your careful reading of the materials noted in items (2) and (3), create an initial timeline of the legally relevant facts in the Joint Appendix in chronological order and bring a printed copy of the timeline to your first class. The timeline should include the facts relevant to whether there was a violation of the Establishment Clause, as well as the facts about the procedural history of the case. Cite the relevant page(s) of the Joint Appendix for each fact. Proper format for citation to a page in the Joint Appendix is (J.A. at #.) The parentheses are optional. No part of the citation is underlined. If parentheses are used, the period goes inside.

5) Check your individual professor's TWEN site on or after January 4, 2016, for any additional assignments specific to your section.

If you have any questions, contact your professor.

Required Secondary Sources
You should consult the following three sources for background on the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment applicable to your appellate brief. These sources can also be used as a starting point for the research assignment you will receive in the first week of Advocacy.

1) Jerome A. Barron and C. Thomas Dienes, First Amendment Law in a Nutshell 435-488 (2008).
The Nutshell is available online from West Publishing, but you must create a separate Study Aids Subscription account by following the steps below. In addition, a print copy of the book will be placed on reserve in the law library.

During registration, if you need help, right-click on the "support" link at the bottom of the webpage for instructions for obtaining help.

1. Go to the webpage https://lawschool.westlaw.com/ and click on the Study Aids Subscription icon.

2. You will be taken to a sign-in page. Sign in using your West OnePass username and password.

3. You will be taken to a new page with heading "Important sign on change." Click on the "create an account" link in the first paragraph on that page.

4. Follow the three-step "Create Account Wizard" that appears on-screen.

5. Then fill in the information boxes on the next page that appears. The law librarians strongly suggest using your OnePass password for the "new password" requested. After you have filled in the information boxes, click on the "Create Account" box at the bottom of the page. The browser window will show the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval."

6. West Academic will send an email asking you to click on a link in the body of the email to confirm your email address. Click on that link in the email message. A verification page will then open in your web browser, with the message, "Thank you for confirming your email account for West Academic. You may close this window."

7. View the webpage again that has the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval." Click on the "Sign In" box.

8. A new page will appear, asking for your email address and password. Enter them on that page. (If you used your OnePass password in step 5, you will not need to remember a new password here.)

9. The West Academic Study Aids Subscription home page now appears. In the search box at the top of the page, enter "First Amendment Law in a Nutshell" and start the search.

10. Click on the resulting "Read Now" link for "Barron and Dienes' First Amendment Law in a Nutshell, 4th." This should take you to the text for the book. The relevant part is on pages 435 to 488. The Nutshell refers to the First Amendment "Antiestablishment Clause"; this is the same clause and law more often referred to as the First Amendment Establishment Clause.

2) Brian W. Blaesser and Alan C. Weinstein, Federal Land Use Law & Litigation § 7:2 (2015 ed.).
This book is available as a secondary source in WestlawNext. Access the section by following the link: § 7:2. The Establishment Clause. If you are not already signed into WestlawNext, then a webpage will appear to ask you to sign in. After you sign in, you will be redirected to the document. The URL for the document is https://a.next.westlaw.com/Document/I4ac446833bfe11dab4bde38c7cc10249/View/FullText.html?originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=CategoryPageItem&contextData=(sc.Default)&firstPage=true&CobaltRefresh=45626.


3) "Oklahoma's controversial Ten Commandments monument was quietly removed overnight" at the website of the Washington Post.
Access the section by following the link:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/10/06/oklahomas-controversial-ten-commandments-monument-was-quietly-removed-overnight/.

Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Costello, N.

Books: 1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs (3d ed. 2013) ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013). Enquist and Oates. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015). ISBN: 978-0692400197.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2015). LexisNexis.


Assignment: From: Advocacy Professors
To: Spring 2016 Advocacy Students
Re: Assignment for Your First Advocacy Class

Note: Some, but not all, professors may have additional, individual first assignments. Please check your professor's TWEN site for any additional first assignment. Some professors are attaching class participation points to their individual first assignments. In general, all first assignments will become available January 4, 2016.

In Advocacy, you will study persuasive writing and speaking in the context of an appeal. In our fictional case, the Plaintiff sued to remove a quotation from the Qur'an added to a display of other engravings on the walls of the lobby of a courthouse. She argued that the quotation violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The district court dismissed the case on the Defendant's motion for summary judgment, holding that the presence of the quotation was constitutional. The Plaintiff has appealed.

First Assignment for All Advocacy Sections
Before your first class, please do the following:

1) Sign up for your professor's TWEN site.

2) Read the Joint Appendix to be used for the appeal. The Joint Appendix will be available on the RWA/Advocacy website beginning January 4, 2016, at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/ You may need to scroll down to locate the document. Please bring a printed copy to your first class. If you are having trouble printing the Joint Appendix, a printed version may be requested from Jennifer Markey in the Dean's Suite.

3) To understand the legal background for the appellate brief, read the three secondary sources about the Establishment Clause noted at the end of this assignment. Begin with the excerpt from the Nutshell. Next, read the excerpt from the treatise, which proposes a way you might think about Establishment Clause jurisprudence. Finally, read the newspaper article that describes a recent case involving the Establishment Clause.

4) Based on your careful reading of the materials noted in items (2) and (3), create an initial timeline of the legally relevant facts in the Joint Appendix in chronological order and bring a printed copy of the timeline to your first class. The timeline should include the facts relevant to whether there was a violation of the Establishment Clause, as well as the facts about the procedural history of the case. Cite the relevant page(s) of the Joint Appendix for each fact. Proper format for citation to a page in the Joint Appendix is (J.A. at #.) The parentheses are optional. No part of the citation is underlined. If parentheses are used, the period goes inside.

5) Check your individual professor's TWEN site on or after January 4, 2016, for any additional assignments specific to your section.

If you have any questions, contact your professor.

Required Secondary Sources
You should consult the following three sources for background on the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment applicable to your appellate brief. These sources can also be used as a starting point for the research assignment you will receive in the first week of Advocacy.

1) Jerome A. Barron and C. Thomas Dienes, First Amendment Law in a Nutshell 435-488 (2008).
The Nutshell is available online from West Publishing, but you must create a separate Study Aids Subscription account by following the steps below. In addition, a print copy of the book will be placed on reserve in the law library.

During registration, if you need help, right-click on the "support" link at the bottom of the webpage for instructions for obtaining help.

1. Go to the webpage https://lawschool.westlaw.com/ and click on the Study Aids Subscription icon.

2. You will be taken to a sign-in page. Sign in using your West OnePass username and password.

3. You will be taken to a new page with heading "Important sign on change." Click on the "create an account" link in the first paragraph on that page.

4. Follow the three-step "Create Account Wizard" that appears on-screen.

5. Then fill in the information boxes on the next page that appears. The law librarians strongly suggest using your OnePass password for the "new password" requested. After you have filled in the information boxes, click on the "Create Account" box at the bottom of the page. The browser window will show the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval."

6. West Academic will send an email asking you to click on a link in the body of the email to confirm your email address. Click on that link in the email message. A verification page will then open in your web browser, with the message, "Thank you for confirming your email account for West Academic. You may close this window."

7. View the webpage again that has the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval." Click on the "Sign In" box.

8. A new page will appear, asking for your email address and password. Enter them on that page. (If you used your OnePass password in step 5, you will not need to remember a new password here.)

9. The West Academic Study Aids Subscription home page now appears. In the search box at the top of the page, enter "First Amendment Law in a Nutshell" and start the search.

10. Click on the resulting "Read Now" link for "Barron and Dienes' First Amendment Law in a Nutshell, 4th." This should take you to the text for the book. The relevant part is on pages 435 to 488. The Nutshell refers to the First Amendment "Antiestablishment Clause"; this is the same clause and law more often referred to as the First Amendment Establishment Clause.

2) Brian W. Blaesser and Alan C. Weinstein, Federal Land Use Law & Litigation § 7:2 (2015 ed.).
This book is available as a secondary source in WestlawNext. Access the section by following the link: § 7:2. The Establishment Clause. If you are not already signed into WestlawNext, then a webpage will appear to ask you to sign in. After you sign in, you will be redirected to the document. The URL for the document is https://a.next.westlaw.com/Document/I4ac446833bfe11dab4bde38c7cc10249/View/FullText.html?originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=CategoryPageItem&contextData=(sc.Default)&firstPage=true&CobaltRefresh=45626.


3) "Oklahoma's controversial Ten Commandments monument was quietly removed overnight" at the website of the Washington Post.
Access the section by following the link:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/10/06/oklahomas-controversial-ten-commandments-monument-was-quietly-removed-overnight/.

Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Stokstad, P.

Books: 1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs (3d ed. 2013) ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013). Enquist and Oates. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015). ISBN: 978-0692400197.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2015). LexisNexis.


Assignment: From: Advocacy Professors
To: Spring 2016 Advocacy Students
Re: Assignment for Your First Advocacy Class

Note: Some, but not all, professors may have additional, individual first assignments. Please check your professor's TWEN site for any additional first assignment. Some professors are attaching class participation points to their individual first assignments. In general, all first assignments will become available January 4, 2016.

In Advocacy, you will study persuasive writing and speaking in the context of an appeal. In our fictional case, the Plaintiff sued to remove a quotation from the Qur'an added to a display of other engravings on the walls of the lobby of a courthouse. She argued that the quotation violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The district court dismissed the case on the Defendant's motion for summary judgment, holding that the presence of the quotation was constitutional. The Plaintiff has appealed.

First Assignment for All Advocacy Sections
Before your first class, please do the following:

1) Sign up for your professor's TWEN site.

2) Read the Joint Appendix to be used for the appeal. The Joint Appendix will be available on the RWA/Advocacy website beginning January 4, 2016, at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/ You may need to scroll down to locate the document. Please bring a printed copy to your first class. If you are having trouble printing the Joint Appendix, a printed version may be requested from Jennifer Markey in the Dean's Suite.

3) To understand the legal background for the appellate brief, read the three secondary sources about the Establishment Clause noted at the end of this assignment. Begin with the excerpt from the Nutshell. Next, read the excerpt from the treatise, which proposes a way you might think about Establishment Clause jurisprudence. Finally, read the newspaper article that describes a recent case involving the Establishment Clause.

4) Based on your careful reading of the materials noted in items (2) and (3), create an initial timeline of the legally relevant facts in the Joint Appendix in chronological order and bring a printed copy of the timeline to your first class. The timeline should include the facts relevant to whether there was a violation of the Establishment Clause, as well as the facts about the procedural history of the case. Cite the relevant page(s) of the Joint Appendix for each fact. Proper format for citation to a page in the Joint Appendix is (J.A. at #.) The parentheses are optional. No part of the citation is underlined. If parentheses are used, the period goes inside.

5) Check your individual professor's TWEN site on or after January 4, 2016, for any additional assignments specific to your section.

If you have any questions, contact your professor.

Required Secondary Sources
You should consult the following three sources for background on the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment applicable to your appellate brief. These sources can also be used as a starting point for the research assignment you will receive in the first week of Advocacy.

1) Jerome A. Barron and C. Thomas Dienes, First Amendment Law in a Nutshell 435-488 (2008).
The Nutshell is available online from West Publishing, but you must create a separate Study Aids Subscription account by following the steps below. In addition, a print copy of the book will be placed on reserve in the law library.

During registration, if you need help, right-click on the "support" link at the bottom of the webpage for instructions for obtaining help.

1. Go to the webpage https://lawschool.westlaw.com/ and click on the Study Aids Subscription icon.

2. You will be taken to a sign-in page. Sign in using your West OnePass username and password.

3. You will be taken to a new page with heading "Important sign on change." Click on the "create an account" link in the first paragraph on that page.

4. Follow the three-step "Create Account Wizard" that appears on-screen.

5. Then fill in the information boxes on the next page that appears. The law librarians strongly suggest using your OnePass password for the "new password" requested. After you have filled in the information boxes, click on the "Create Account" box at the bottom of the page. The browser window will show the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval."

6. West Academic will send an email asking you to click on a link in the body of the email to confirm your email address. Click on that link in the email message. A verification page will then open in your web browser, with the message, "Thank you for confirming your email account for West Academic. You may close this window."

7. View the webpage again that has the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval." Click on the "Sign In" box.

8. A new page will appear, asking for your email address and password. Enter them on that page. (If you used your OnePass password in step 5, you will not need to remember a new password here.)

9. The West Academic Study Aids Subscription home page now appears. In the search box at the top of the page, enter "First Amendment Law in a Nutshell" and start the search.

10. Click on the resulting "Read Now" link for "Barron and Dienes' First Amendment Law in a Nutshell, 4th." This should take you to the text for the book. The relevant part is on pages 435 to 488. The Nutshell refers to the First Amendment "Antiestablishment Clause"; this is the same clause and law more often referred to as the First Amendment Establishment Clause.

2) Brian W. Blaesser and Alan C. Weinstein, Federal Land Use Law & Litigation § 7:2 (2015 ed.).
This book is available as a secondary source in WestlawNext. Access the section by following the link: § 7:2. The Establishment Clause. If you are not already signed into WestlawNext, then a webpage will appear to ask you to sign in. After you sign in, you will be redirected to the document. The URL for the document is https://a.next.westlaw.com/Document/I4ac446833bfe11dab4bde38c7cc10249/View/FullText.html?originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=CategoryPageItem&contextData=(sc.Default)&firstPage=true&CobaltRefresh=45626.


3) "Oklahoma's controversial Ten Commandments monument was quietly removed overnight" at the website of the Washington Post.
Access the section by following the link:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/10/06/oklahomas-controversial-ten-commandments-monument-was-quietly-removed-overnight/.

Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Rosa, J.

Books: 1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs (3d ed. 2013) ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013). Enquist and Oates. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015). ISBN: 978-0692400197.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2015). LexisNexis.


Assignment: From: Advocacy Professors
To: Spring 2016 Advocacy Students
Re: Assignment for Your First Advocacy Class

Note: Some, but not all, professors may have additional, individual first assignments. Please check your professor's TWEN site for any additional first assignment. Some professors are attaching class participation points to their individual first assignments. In general, all first assignments will become available January 4, 2016.

In Advocacy, you will study persuasive writing and speaking in the context of an appeal. In our fictional case, the Plaintiff sued to remove a quotation from the Qur'an added to a display of other engravings on the walls of the lobby of a courthouse. She argued that the quotation violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The district court dismissed the case on the Defendant's motion for summary judgment, holding that the presence of the quotation was constitutional. The Plaintiff has appealed.

First Assignment for All Advocacy Sections
Before your first class, please do the following:

1) Sign up for your professor's TWEN site.

2) Read the Joint Appendix to be used for the appeal. The Joint Appendix will be available on the RWA/Advocacy website beginning January 4, 2016, at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/ You may need to scroll down to locate the document. Please bring a printed copy to your first class. If you are having trouble printing the Joint Appendix, a printed version may be requested from Jennifer Markey in the Dean's Suite.

3) To understand the legal background for the appellate brief, read the three secondary sources about the Establishment Clause noted at the end of this assignment. Begin with the excerpt from the Nutshell. Next, read the excerpt from the treatise, which proposes a way you might think about Establishment Clause jurisprudence. Finally, read the newspaper article that describes a recent case involving the Establishment Clause.

4) Based on your careful reading of the materials noted in items (2) and (3), create an initial timeline of the legally relevant facts in the Joint Appendix in chronological order and bring a printed copy of the timeline to your first class. The timeline should include the facts relevant to whether there was a violation of the Establishment Clause, as well as the facts about the procedural history of the case. Cite the relevant page(s) of the Joint Appendix for each fact. Proper format for citation to a page in the Joint Appendix is (J.A. at #.) The parentheses are optional. No part of the citation is underlined. If parentheses are used, the period goes inside.

5) Check your individual professor's TWEN site on or after January 4, 2016, for any additional assignments specific to your section.

If you have any questions, contact your professor.

Required Secondary Sources
You should consult the following three sources for background on the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment applicable to your appellate brief. These sources can also be used as a starting point for the research assignment you will receive in the first week of Advocacy.

1) Jerome A. Barron and C. Thomas Dienes, First Amendment Law in a Nutshell 435-488 (2008).
The Nutshell is available online from West Publishing, but you must create a separate Study Aids Subscription account by following the steps below. In addition, a print copy of the book will be placed on reserve in the law library.

During registration, if you need help, right-click on the "support" link at the bottom of the webpage for instructions for obtaining help.

1. Go to the webpage https://lawschool.westlaw.com/ and click on the Study Aids Subscription icon.

2. You will be taken to a sign-in page. Sign in using your West OnePass username and password.

3. You will be taken to a new page with heading "Important sign on change." Click on the "create an account" link in the first paragraph on that page.

4. Follow the three-step "Create Account Wizard" that appears on-screen.

5. Then fill in the information boxes on the next page that appears. The law librarians strongly suggest using your OnePass password for the "new password" requested. After you have filled in the information boxes, click on the "Create Account" box at the bottom of the page. The browser window will show the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval."

6. West Academic will send an email asking you to click on a link in the body of the email to confirm your email address. Click on that link in the email message. A verification page will then open in your web browser, with the message, "Thank you for confirming your email account for West Academic. You may close this window."

7. View the webpage again that has the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval." Click on the "Sign In" box.

8. A new page will appear, asking for your email address and password. Enter them on that page. (If you used your OnePass password in step 5, you will not need to remember a new password here.)

9. The West Academic Study Aids Subscription home page now appears. In the search box at the top of the page, enter "First Amendment Law in a Nutshell" and start the search.

10. Click on the resulting "Read Now" link for "Barron and Dienes' First Amendment Law in a Nutshell, 4th." This should take you to the text for the book. The relevant part is on pages 435 to 488. The Nutshell refers to the First Amendment "Antiestablishment Clause"; this is the same clause and law more often referred to as the First Amendment Establishment Clause.

2) Brian W. Blaesser and Alan C. Weinstein, Federal Land Use Law & Litigation § 7:2 (2015 ed.).
This book is available as a secondary source in WestlawNext. Access the section by following the link: § 7:2. The Establishment Clause. If you are not already signed into WestlawNext, then a webpage will appear to ask you to sign in. After you sign in, you will be redirected to the document. The URL for the document is https://a.next.westlaw.com/Document/I4ac446833bfe11dab4bde38c7cc10249/View/FullText.html?originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=CategoryPageItem&contextData=(sc.Default)&firstPage=true&CobaltRefresh=45626.


3) "Oklahoma's controversial Ten Commandments monument was quietly removed overnight" at the website of the Washington Post.
Access the section by following the link:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/10/06/oklahomas-controversial-ten-commandments-monument-was-quietly-removed-overnight/.

Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Spiliopoulos, E.

Books: 1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs (3d ed. 2013) ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013). Enquist and Oates. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015). ISBN: 978-0692400197.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2015). LexisNexis.


Assignment: From: Advocacy Professors
To: Spring 2016 Advocacy Students
Re: Assignment for Your First Advocacy Class

Note: Some, but not all, professors may have additional, individual first assignments. Please check your professor's TWEN site for any additional first assignment. Some professors are attaching class participation points to their individual first assignments. In general, all first assignments will become available January 4, 2016.

In Advocacy, you will study persuasive writing and speaking in the context of an appeal. In our fictional case, the Plaintiff sued to remove a quotation from the Qur'an added to a display of other engravings on the walls of the lobby of a courthouse. She argued that the quotation violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The district court dismissed the case on the Defendant's motion for summary judgment, holding that the presence of the quotation was constitutional. The Plaintiff has appealed.

First Assignment for All Advocacy Sections
Before your first class, please do the following:

1) Sign up for your professor's TWEN site.

2) Read the Joint Appendix to be used for the appeal. The Joint Appendix will be available on the RWA/Advocacy website beginning January 4, 2016, at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/ You may need to scroll down to locate the document. Please bring a printed copy to your first class. If you are having trouble printing the Joint Appendix, a printed version may be requested from Jennifer Markey in the Dean's Suite.

3) To understand the legal background for the appellate brief, read the three secondary sources about the Establishment Clause noted at the end of this assignment. Begin with the excerpt from the Nutshell. Next, read the excerpt from the treatise, which proposes a way you might think about Establishment Clause jurisprudence. Finally, read the newspaper article that describes a recent case involving the Establishment Clause.

4) Based on your careful reading of the materials noted in items (2) and (3), create an initial timeline of the legally relevant facts in the Joint Appendix in chronological order and bring a printed copy of the timeline to your first class. The timeline should include the facts relevant to whether there was a violation of the Establishment Clause, as well as the facts about the procedural history of the case. Cite the relevant page(s) of the Joint Appendix for each fact. Proper format for citation to a page in the Joint Appendix is (J.A. at #.) The parentheses are optional. No part of the citation is underlined. If parentheses are used, the period goes inside.

5) Check your individual professor's TWEN site on or after January 4, 2016, for any additional assignments specific to your section.

If you have any questions, contact your professor.

Required Secondary Sources
You should consult the following three sources for background on the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment applicable to your appellate brief. These sources can also be used as a starting point for the research assignment you will receive in the first week of Advocacy.

1) Jerome A. Barron and C. Thomas Dienes, First Amendment Law in a Nutshell 435-488 (2008).
The Nutshell is available online from West Publishing, but you must create a separate Study Aids Subscription account by following the steps below. In addition, a print copy of the book will be placed on reserve in the law library.

During registration, if you need help, right-click on the "support" link at the bottom of the webpage for instructions for obtaining help.

1. Go to the webpage https://lawschool.westlaw.com/ and click on the Study Aids Subscription icon.

2. You will be taken to a sign-in page. Sign in using your West OnePass username and password.

3. You will be taken to a new page with heading "Important sign on change." Click on the "create an account" link in the first paragraph on that page.

4. Follow the three-step "Create Account Wizard" that appears on-screen.

5. Then fill in the information boxes on the next page that appears. The law librarians strongly suggest using your OnePass password for the "new password" requested. After you have filled in the information boxes, click on the "Create Account" box at the bottom of the page. The browser window will show the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval."

6. West Academic will send an email asking you to click on a link in the body of the email to confirm your email address. Click on that link in the email message. A verification page will then open in your web browser, with the message, "Thank you for confirming your email account for West Academic. You may close this window."

7. View the webpage again that has the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval." Click on the "Sign In" box.

8. A new page will appear, asking for your email address and password. Enter them on that page. (If you used your OnePass password in step 5, you will not need to remember a new password here.)

9. The West Academic Study Aids Subscription home page now appears. In the search box at the top of the page, enter "First Amendment Law in a Nutshell" and start the search.

10. Click on the resulting "Read Now" link for "Barron and Dienes' First Amendment Law in a Nutshell, 4th." This should take you to the text for the book. The relevant part is on pages 435 to 488. The Nutshell refers to the First Amendment "Antiestablishment Clause"; this is the same clause and law more often referred to as the First Amendment Establishment Clause.

2) Brian W. Blaesser and Alan C. Weinstein, Federal Land Use Law & Litigation § 7:2 (2015 ed.).
This book is available as a secondary source in WestlawNext. Access the section by following the link: § 7:2. The Establishment Clause. If you are not already signed into WestlawNext, then a webpage will appear to ask you to sign in. After you sign in, you will be redirected to the document. The URL for the document is https://a.next.westlaw.com/Document/I4ac446833bfe11dab4bde38c7cc10249/View/FullText.html?originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=CategoryPageItem&contextData=(sc.Default)&firstPage=true&CobaltRefresh=45626.


3) "Oklahoma's controversial Ten Commandments monument was quietly removed overnight" at the website of the Washington Post.
Access the section by following the link:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/10/06/oklahomas-controversial-ten-commandments-monument-was-quietly-removed-overnight/.

Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Goebel, E.

Books: 1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs (3d ed. 2013) ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013). Enquist and Oates. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015). ISBN: 978-0692400197.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2015). LexisNexis.


Assignment: From: Advocacy Professors
To: Spring 2016 Advocacy Students
Re: Assignment for Your First Advocacy Class

Note: Some, but not all, professors may have additional, individual first assignments. Please check your professor's TWEN site for any additional first assignment. Some professors are attaching class participation points to their individual first assignments. In general, all first assignments will become available January 4, 2016.

In Advocacy, you will study persuasive writing and speaking in the context of an appeal. In our fictional case, the Plaintiff sued to remove a quotation from the Qur'an added to a display of other engravings on the walls of the lobby of a courthouse. She argued that the quotation violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The district court dismissed the case on the Defendant's motion for summary judgment, holding that the presence of the quotation was constitutional. The Plaintiff has appealed.

First Assignment for All Advocacy Sections
Before your first class, please do the following:

1) Sign up for your professor's TWEN site.

2) Read the Joint Appendix to be used for the appeal. The Joint Appendix will be available on the RWA/Advocacy website beginning January 4, 2016, at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/ You may need to scroll down to locate the document. Please bring a printed copy to your first class. If you are having trouble printing the Joint Appendix, a printed version may be requested from Jennifer Markey in the Dean's Suite.

3) To understand the legal background for the appellate brief, read the three secondary sources about the Establishment Clause noted at the end of this assignment. Begin with the excerpt from the Nutshell. Next, read the excerpt from the treatise, which proposes a way you might think about Establishment Clause jurisprudence. Finally, read the newspaper article that describes a recent case involving the Establishment Clause.

4) Based on your careful reading of the materials noted in items (2) and (3), create an initial timeline of the legally relevant facts in the Joint Appendix in chronological order and bring a printed copy of the timeline to your first class. The timeline should include the facts relevant to whether there was a violation of the Establishment Clause, as well as the facts about the procedural history of the case. Cite the relevant page(s) of the Joint Appendix for each fact. Proper format for citation to a page in the Joint Appendix is (J.A. at #.) The parentheses are optional. No part of the citation is underlined. If parentheses are used, the period goes inside.

5) Check your individual professor's TWEN site on or after January 4, 2016, for any additional assignments specific to your section.

If you have any questions, contact your professor.

Required Secondary Sources
You should consult the following three sources for background on the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment applicable to your appellate brief. These sources can also be used as a starting point for the research assignment you will receive in the first week of Advocacy.

1) Jerome A. Barron and C. Thomas Dienes, First Amendment Law in a Nutshell 435-488 (2008).
The Nutshell is available online from West Publishing, but you must create a separate Study Aids Subscription account by following the steps below. In addition, a print copy of the book will be placed on reserve in the law library.

During registration, if you need help, right-click on the "support" link at the bottom of the webpage for instructions for obtaining help.

1. Go to the webpage https://lawschool.westlaw.com/ and click on the Study Aids Subscription icon.

2. You will be taken to a sign-in page. Sign in using your West OnePass username and password.

3. You will be taken to a new page with heading "Important sign on change." Click on the "create an account" link in the first paragraph on that page.

4. Follow the three-step "Create Account Wizard" that appears on-screen.

5. Then fill in the information boxes on the next page that appears. The law librarians strongly suggest using your OnePass password for the "new password" requested. After you have filled in the information boxes, click on the "Create Account" box at the bottom of the page. The browser window will show the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval."

6. West Academic will send an email asking you to click on a link in the body of the email to confirm your email address. Click on that link in the email message. A verification page will then open in your web browser, with the message, "Thank you for confirming your email account for West Academic. You may close this window."

7. View the webpage again that has the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval." Click on the "Sign In" box.

8. A new page will appear, asking for your email address and password. Enter them on that page. (If you used your OnePass password in step 5, you will not need to remember a new password here.)

9. The West Academic Study Aids Subscription home page now appears. In the search box at the top of the page, enter "First Amendment Law in a Nutshell" and start the search.

10. Click on the resulting "Read Now" link for "Barron and Dienes' First Amendment Law in a Nutshell, 4th." This should take you to the text for the book. The relevant part is on pages 435 to 488. The Nutshell refers to the First Amendment "Antiestablishment Clause"; this is the same clause and law more often referred to as the First Amendment Establishment Clause.

2) Brian W. Blaesser and Alan C. Weinstein, Federal Land Use Law & Litigation § 7:2 (2015 ed.).
This book is available as a secondary source in WestlawNext. Access the section by following the link: § 7:2. The Establishment Clause. If you are not already signed into WestlawNext, then a webpage will appear to ask you to sign in. After you sign in, you will be redirected to the document. The URL for the document is https://a.next.westlaw.com/Document/I4ac446833bfe11dab4bde38c7cc10249/View/FullText.html?originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=CategoryPageItem&contextData=(sc.Default)&firstPage=true&CobaltRefresh=45626.


3) "Oklahoma's controversial Ten Commandments monument was quietly removed overnight" at the website of the Washington Post.
Access the section by following the link:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/10/06/oklahomas-controversial-ten-commandments-monument-was-quietly-removed-overnight/.

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Advocacy ( - 530J) - Rosa, J.

Books: 1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs (3d ed. 2013) ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013). Enquist and Oates. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015). ISBN: 978-0692400197.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2015). LexisNexis.


Assignment: From: Advocacy Professors
To: Spring 2016 Advocacy Students
Re: Assignment for Your First Advocacy Class

Note: Some, but not all, professors may have additional, individual first assignments. Please check your professor's TWEN site for any additional first assignment. Some professors are attaching class participation points to their individual first assignments. In general, all first assignments will become available January 4, 2016.

In Advocacy, you will study persuasive writing and speaking in the context of an appeal. In our fictional case, the Plaintiff sued to remove a quotation from the Qur'an added to a display of other engravings on the walls of the lobby of a courthouse. She argued that the quotation violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The district court dismissed the case on the Defendant's motion for summary judgment, holding that the presence of the quotation was constitutional. The Plaintiff has appealed.

First Assignment for All Advocacy Sections
Before your first class, please do the following:

1) Sign up for your professor's TWEN site.

2) Read the Joint Appendix to be used for the appeal. The Joint Appendix will be available on the RWA/Advocacy website beginning January 4, 2016, at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/ You may need to scroll down to locate the document. Please bring a printed copy to your first class. If you are having trouble printing the Joint Appendix, a printed version may be requested from Jennifer Markey in the Dean's Suite.

3) To understand the legal background for the appellate brief, read the three secondary sources about the Establishment Clause noted at the end of this assignment. Begin with the excerpt from the Nutshell. Next, read the excerpt from the treatise, which proposes a way you might think about Establishment Clause jurisprudence. Finally, read the newspaper article that describes a recent case involving the Establishment Clause.

4) Based on your careful reading of the materials noted in items (2) and (3), create an initial timeline of the legally relevant facts in the Joint Appendix in chronological order and bring a printed copy of the timeline to your first class. The timeline should include the facts relevant to whether there was a violation of the Establishment Clause, as well as the facts about the procedural history of the case. Cite the relevant page(s) of the Joint Appendix for each fact. Proper format for citation to a page in the Joint Appendix is (J.A. at #.) The parentheses are optional. No part of the citation is underlined. If parentheses are used, the period goes inside.

5) Check your individual professor's TWEN site on or after January 4, 2016, for any additional assignments specific to your section.

If you have any questions, contact your professor.

Required Secondary Sources
You should consult the following three sources for background on the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment applicable to your appellate brief. These sources can also be used as a starting point for the research assignment you will receive in the first week of Advocacy.

1) Jerome A. Barron and C. Thomas Dienes, First Amendment Law in a Nutshell 435-488 (2008).
The Nutshell is available online from West Publishing, but you must create a separate Study Aids Subscription account by following the steps below. In addition, a print copy of the book will be placed on reserve in the law library.

During registration, if you need help, right-click on the "support" link at the bottom of the webpage for instructions for obtaining help.

1. Go to the webpage https://lawschool.westlaw.com/ and click on the Study Aids Subscription icon.

2. You will be taken to a sign-in page. Sign in using your West OnePass username and password.

3. You will be taken to a new page with heading "Important sign on change." Click on the "create an account" link in the first paragraph on that page.

4. Follow the three-step "Create Account Wizard" that appears on-screen.

5. Then fill in the information boxes on the next page that appears. The law librarians strongly suggest using your OnePass password for the "new password" requested. After you have filled in the information boxes, click on the "Create Account" box at the bottom of the page. The browser window will show the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval."

6. West Academic will send an email asking you to click on a link in the body of the email to confirm your email address. Click on that link in the email message. A verification page will then open in your web browser, with the message, "Thank you for confirming your email account for West Academic. You may close this window."

7. View the webpage again that has the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval." Click on the "Sign In" box.

8. A new page will appear, asking for your email address and password. Enter them on that page. (If you used your OnePass password in step 5, you will not need to remember a new password here.)

9. The West Academic Study Aids Subscription home page now appears. In the search box at the top of the page, enter "First Amendment Law in a Nutshell" and start the search.

10. Click on the resulting "Read Now" link for "Barron and Dienes' First Amendment Law in a Nutshell, 4th." This should take you to the text for the book. The relevant part is on pages 435 to 488. The Nutshell refers to the First Amendment "Antiestablishment Clause"; this is the same clause and law more often referred to as the First Amendment Establishment Clause.

2) Brian W. Blaesser and Alan C. Weinstein, Federal Land Use Law & Litigation § 7:2 (2015 ed.).
This book is available as a secondary source in WestlawNext. Access the section by following the link: § 7:2. The Establishment Clause. If you are not already signed into WestlawNext, then a webpage will appear to ask you to sign in. After you sign in, you will be redirected to the document. The URL for the document is https://a.next.westlaw.com/Document/I4ac446833bfe11dab4bde38c7cc10249/View/FullText.html?originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=CategoryPageItem&contextData=(sc.Default)&firstPage=true&CobaltRefresh=45626.


3) "Oklahoma's controversial Ten Commandments monument was quietly removed overnight" at the website of the Washington Post.
Access the section by following the link:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/10/06/oklahomas-controversial-ten-commandments-monument-was-quietly-removed-overnight/.

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Advocacy ( - 530J) - Gentry, K.

Books: 1. Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist & Connie Crontz, Just Briefs (3d ed. 2013) ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013). Enquist and Oates. ISBN: 978-1454826989.
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015). ISBN: 978-0692400197.
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2015). LexisNexis.


Assignment: From: Advocacy Professors
To: Spring 2016 Advocacy Students
Re: Assignment for Your First Advocacy Class

Note: Some, but not all, professors may have additional, individual first assignments. Please check your professor's TWEN site for any additional first assignment. Some professors are attaching class participation points to their individual first assignments. In general, all first assignments will become available January 4, 2016.

In Advocacy, you will study persuasive writing and speaking in the context of an appeal. In our fictional case, the Plaintiff sued to remove a quotation from the Qur'an added to a display of other engravings on the walls of the lobby of a courthouse. She argued that the quotation violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The district court dismissed the case on the Defendant's motion for summary judgment, holding that the presence of the quotation was constitutional. The Plaintiff has appealed.

First Assignment for All Advocacy Sections
Before your first class, please do the following:

1) Sign up for your professor's TWEN site.

2) Read the Joint Appendix to be used for the appeal. The Joint Appendix will be available on the RWA/Advocacy website beginning January 4, 2016, at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/ You may need to scroll down to locate the document. Please bring a printed copy to your first class. If you are having trouble printing the Joint Appendix, a printed version may be requested from Jennifer Markey in the Dean's Suite.

3) To understand the legal background for the appellate brief, read the three secondary sources about the Establishment Clause noted at the end of this assignment. Begin with the excerpt from the Nutshell. Next, read the excerpt from the treatise, which proposes a way you might think about Establishment Clause jurisprudence. Finally, read the newspaper article that describes a recent case involving the Establishment Clause.

4) Based on your careful reading of the materials noted in items (2) and (3), create an initial timeline of the legally relevant facts in the Joint Appendix in chronological order and bring a printed copy of the timeline to your first class. The timeline should include the facts relevant to whether there was a violation of the Establishment Clause, as well as the facts about the procedural history of the case. Cite the relevant page(s) of the Joint Appendix for each fact. Proper format for citation to a page in the Joint Appendix is (J.A. at #.) The parentheses are optional. No part of the citation is underlined. If parentheses are used, the period goes inside.

5) Check your individual professor's TWEN site on or after January 4, 2016, for any additional assignments specific to your section.

If you have any questions, contact your professor.

Required Secondary Sources
You should consult the following three sources for background on the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment applicable to your appellate brief. These sources can also be used as a starting point for the research assignment you will receive in the first week of Advocacy.

1) Jerome A. Barron and C. Thomas Dienes, First Amendment Law in a Nutshell 435-488 (2008).
The Nutshell is available online from West Publishing, but you must create a separate Study Aids Subscription account by following the steps below. In addition, a print copy of the book will be placed on reserve in the law library.

During registration, if you need help, right-click on the "support" link at the bottom of the webpage for instructions for obtaining help.

1. Go to the webpage https://lawschool.westlaw.com/ and click on the Study Aids Subscription icon.

2. You will be taken to a sign-in page. Sign in using your West OnePass username and password.

3. You will be taken to a new page with heading "Important sign on change." Click on the "create an account" link in the first paragraph on that page.

4. Follow the three-step "Create Account Wizard" that appears on-screen.

5. Then fill in the information boxes on the next page that appears. The law librarians strongly suggest using your OnePass password for the "new password" requested. After you have filled in the information boxes, click on the "Create Account" box at the bottom of the page. The browser window will show the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval."

6. West Academic will send an email asking you to click on a link in the body of the email to confirm your email address. Click on that link in the email message. A verification page will then open in your web browser, with the message, "Thank you for confirming your email account for West Academic. You may close this window."

7. View the webpage again that has the message, "Thank you for registering with West Academic. Your account is currently pending. Confirmation will be sent upon approval." Click on the "Sign In" box.

8. A new page will appear, asking for your email address and password. Enter them on that page. (If you used your OnePass password in step 5, you will not need to remember a new password here.)

9. The West Academic Study Aids Subscription home page now appears. In the search box at the top of the page, enter "First Amendment Law in a Nutshell" and start the search.

10. Click on the resulting "Read Now" link for "Barron and Dienes' First Amendment Law in a Nutshell, 4th." This should take you to the text for the book. The relevant part is on pages 435 to 488. The Nutshell refers to the First Amendment "Antiestablishment Clause"; this is the same clause and law more often referred to as the First Amendment Establishment Clause.

2) Brian W. Blaesser and Alan C. Weinstein, Federal Land Use Law & Litigation § 7:2 (2015 ed.).
This book is available as a secondary source in WestlawNext. Access the section by following the link: § 7:2. The Establishment Clause. If you are not already signed into WestlawNext, then a webpage will appear to ask you to sign in. After you sign in, you will be redirected to the document. The URL for the document is https://a.next.westlaw.com/Document/I4ac446833bfe11dab4bde38c7cc10249/View/FullText.html?originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=CategoryPageItem&contextData=(sc.Default)&firstPage=true&CobaltRefresh=45626.


3) "Oklahoma's controversial Ten Commandments monument was quietly removed overnight" at the website of the Washington Post.
Access the section by following the link:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/10/06/oklahomas-controversial-ten-commandments-monument-was-quietly-removed-overnight/.

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

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

Assignment: Wed., Jan. 13, 2016
Introduction, Commodity Assignment, History of Agriculture Production and Policy. Chapter 1 of text, through page 40. Supplement Section E - pages 2-3.

Michigan’s Public Act 13 of 1921, Department of Agriculture, MCL 285.1 et seq.
• USDA’s Economic Research Service Farm Income and Costs: 2014 Farm Sector Income Forecast: http://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/farm-economy/farm-sector-income-finances/2015-farm-sector-income-forecast.aspx



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

Books: Required:
Constitutional Law by Chemerinski. 3rd or 4th ed. Wolters Kluwer. 4th ed. ISBN: 978-1454817536, 3rd ed. 978-07355577176.

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

This assignment and more will be posted at the class TWEN site: American Constitutional Law for LL.M./M.J. (Prof. M. Lawrence)




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American Legal History Seminar ( - 636) - Ten Brink, C.

Books: Recommended:
1. Law in American History, Vol. 1: From the Colonial Years Through the Civil War by G. Edward White. Oxford Press. ISBN: 978-0195102475.
2. History of American Law by Friendman, 3rd ed. S & S Publisher. ISBN: 978-1599418636.

Assignment: Sign up on the TWEN page for this course and review the syllabus. Readings for the first class are also posted on the TWEN page.

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

Books: Required:
Game Theory and the Law by Baird, Gertner and Picker. Paperback, 1998. ISBN: 978-0674341112.

Assignment: Law 637D
Analytical Methods for Lawyers – Game Theory

Week 1 reading assignment:

Introduction and Chapter 1 of Game Theory and the Law by Douglas G. Baird, Robert H. Gertner and Randal C. Picker. Harvard University Press.

Week 1 Problems

1. Identify the Nash Equilibrium:

Player 2
Left Right
Player 1 Up 7,6 3,5
Down 4,5 2,2

2. In this game, there are two motorists. One drives a fancy car and one drives a used car in bad condition, or “beater.” If the two cars crash when driving in low speed areas, the damage to the fancy car is $100 and the damage to the beater is $20.

There are three possible levels of care that drivers can take in low speed areas: No care, medium care, and high care. Low care costs nothing, medium care costs $5, and high care costs $10.

The probability of an accident depends on the level of care taken by both drivers, in accordance with the table below:
Accident Probabilities, Given Different Combinations of Care
Beater

Fancy Car Low Medium High
Low .50 .30 .20
Medium .40 .10 .05
High .30 .08 .01

a. Consider a no-fault insurance regime, in which each motorist pays for the damage to their own car in the event of an accident.

i. Fill in the payoffs to each player under this regime in the bimatrix below (I have filled in one of the cells: if the fancy car uses low caution and the beater uses medium caution, there is a .3 chance of an accident, making the expected cost to the fancy car $30. Since the fancy car used no care, $30 is his expected loss. The beater car has an expected loss due to accident of .3 X 20 or 6, plus a cost of taking medium care of $5, for a total of 11).

Beater

Fancy Car Low Medium High
Low -30, -11
Medium
High

ii. Identify any and all combination of care choices that are (pure strategy) Nash equilibria in the no-fault regime, and explain.

iii. Identify the optimal or efficient combination of care choices. Is this combination a Nash equilibrium?

b. Now consider a liability rule that says that if one driver takes less care than the other, the driver taking less care is liable for both party’s accident costs. If the parties take equal care, they pay their own accident costs.

i. Fill in the payoffs under this liability rule

Beater

Fancy Car Low Medium High
Low
Medium
High

ii. Are there any pure strategy Nash equilibria with this liability rule? If so, are any of them the efficient combination of care choices?

3. In 1943, Japanese Rear Admiral Kimura was ordered to transport Japanese troops across the Bismarck Sea to New Guinea. US Major General Kenny wanted to bomb the troop transports to break the Japanese hold on New Guinea. Kimura must choose between a northern route and a southern route to New Guinea. Kenny does not have enough planes to cover both routes, and must, therefore, decide where to send his planes to look for the Japanese. If Kenny sends his planes to look on the wrong route he can recall them, but the number of days of bombing is reduced. The payoff table (payoffs are expressed in days of bombing) is



Kenny Kimura
North South
North 2, -2 2, -2
South 1, -1 3, -3

a. Does either commander have a dominant (strong or weak) strategy?
b. What should US Major General Kenny do?
c. What will be the outcome?

4. Assume that there are two drug companies competing in the same market. Both firms could invest in R&D to make new drugs for which there would be high consumer demand. However, R&D is costly, and in the absence of patent protection, your competitor could choose to copy your new drug as soon as it came on the market, and capture part of the demand. Each company understands this, and must decide whether or not to invest in R&D. Model this situation as a one shot simultaneous game using a two by two bimatrix, given these facts:

Each company expects $1 million in profit from its existing products.
Investment in R&D costs $3 million
The expected revenue from an R&D project is $5 million, which will be split evenly between the companies if both companies end up selling the new product (or a copy of it)
(If both companies choose to invest in R&D, each will develop a different product that generates $5 million in revenue)
a. Is this game a prisoner’s dilemma? What is the equilibrium in this game? Is it the socially optimal outcome?

b. Now suppose there is patent protection. This prevents your competitor from copying you if you develop a new drug, and also raises the profitability of the new drug, given the monopoly position provided by a patent. An R&D project still costs 3 million, but now creates a product that generates $7 million in additional revenue for the creator alone. Model this situation as a one shot simultaneous game

Is this game a prisoner’s dilemma? What is the equilibrium in this game? Is it the socially optimal outcome?

5. What is the mixed strategy Nash equilibrium in the Stag Hunt game, given the payoffs presented in the lecture and in the text?

6. The game “rock, paper, scissors” has at least one mixed strategy equilibrium.

a. Explain why “Play rock half the time, and scissors and paper one fourth of the time each” is not such an equilibrium.

b. Identify a mixed strategy equilibrium for the game, and explain your choice.


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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:

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

Arbitration ( - 505A) - Bedikian, M.

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

Assignment: Read pp. 1-30.

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

Books: Required:
1. Business Associations by Klein, Ramseyer and Bainbridge. 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th editions. Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1609303495.
2. Mastering Corporations by Lee Harris. Carolina Academic Press. ISBN: 978-1594604447.

Assignment: Read the Introduction and Syllabus posted on TWEN. Download the Game Plan for Days 1 & 2 and complete the readings for Day 1.

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

Books: Required:
1. Business Associations by Klein, Ramseyer and Bainbridge. 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th editions. Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1609303495.
2. Mastering Corporations by Lee Harris. Carolina Academic Press. ISBN: 978-1594604447.

Assignment: Read the Introduction and Syllabus posted on TWEN. Download the Game Plan for Days 1 & 2 and complete the readings for Day 1.

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

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

Assignment:

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Chapter 11 Reorganization ( - 506F) - Lawton, A.

Books: Required:
The Law of Debtors and Creditors: Text, Cases and Problems by Warren, Westbrook, Porter and Pottow. 7th ed. Aspen. ISBN: 978-1454822387. Looseleaf ISBN: 978-1454848384.

Assignment: Sign up on TWEN. For Day 1, do problems 1-5 of the small business debtor problems posted on TWEN. Read pages 632-35 of the text. Additional relevant reading is listed on the small business problems handout. For Day 2, prepare problems 6-10 of the small business debtor problems on TWEN, and also Problem 28.3 on page 638 of the text.

Background reading for Week #1: pages 335-379. Read the cases, as well, although we will not discuss them in class. "


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

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

Assignment:

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

Assignment:

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Civil Trial Advocacy I ( - 587B) - Young, R.

Books: Required:
1. Pretrial by Thomas Mauet, 8th ed.Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454803034.
2. You will need online access to Michigan Civil Procedure from ICLE.

Assignment:

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

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

Assignment:

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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

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Constitutional Law and the Regulatory State ( - 530S) - Sant'Ambrogio, M.

Books: Required:
Constitutional Law and Regulatory State. Custom text, 2nd ed. ISBN: 978-1454846833. This text will be available for purchase at the Spartan Bookstore.

Assignment:

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Constitutional Law and the Regulatory State ( - 530S) - Morag-Levine, N.

Books: Required:
Constitutional Law/Regulator State, Aspen Custom text. ISBN: 978-1454875789. You can purchase these books at the Spartan Bookstore.

Assignment:

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Constitutional Law and the Regulatory State ( - 530S) - Lawrence, M.

Books: Required: REVISED 11.19.15
Constitutional Law and The Regulatory State Custom Ed. 3E prepared by Professor M. Lawrence. . ISBN: 978-1454876830.


Assignment: Class 1 (Tu Jan. 12) - pp. 43-54; skim 825-841

Class 2 (R Jan. 14) - pp. 54-63; 1-42 (skim pp.19-22; 28-34; 40-41)

NOTE: A PDF of these assignments is available on the class TWEN site.



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Constitutional Law and the Regulatory State ( - 530S) - Chen, J.

Books: Required: Additional supplement added: 1/6/2015.

1. Constitutional Law by Stone, Seidman, et.al. 7th ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454874331. ISBN for hardcover is: 978-1454817574.
2. Statues, Regulations and Interpretation by Eskridge, Gulick and Nousse. West Academic. ISBN: 978-0314273567.



Assignment: Read pp. 1-27 in the Statutes, Regulations and Interpretation text.

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

Books: Required:
1. Constitutional Law Cases and Materials by Jonathon Varat, et.al. 14th ed. Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1609302559.
2. 2015 Supplement - Constitutional Law Cases and Materials by Jonathan Varat & Vikram Amar. 14th ed. Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1634594905.

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

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

Books: Required:
1. Constitutional Law by Chermerinsky, 4th ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454817536.
2. Constitutional Law Supplement by Chermerinsky, 2015. ISBN: 978-1454859314.

Assignment: Class 1
The Application of the Bill of Rights to the States; P & I Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment pp. 517-548
Here are 2 study aids:
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 [QUICK REVIEW OF THE FOLLOWING] 539-548 McDonald v. City of Chicago; Note on Content of Incorporated Rights]


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Constitutional Law Topics: Free Expression ( - 551B) - Saunders, K.

Books: Required:
John Garvey & Frederick Schauer, The First Amendment: A Reader. 2nd ed. 1996.

This is an old text with many used copies available. It is still the best text for this course.

Assignment: Read pp. 1-32.

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

Books: Tina L. Stark, Drafting Contracts: How and Why Lawyers Do What They Do (Aspen 2d ed. 2014). ISBN 978-0-7355-9477-7.


Assignment: Welcome to Contract Drafting!
First Assignment
Required Text - Tina Stark, Drafting Contracts: How and Why Lawyers Do What They Do (2nd ed. 2013).
Note – Be sure to buy the second edition.
Before our first class, 1) sign up for my TWEN site, which will be available on January 6th, and 2) read and be prepared to discuss the following chapters from Drafting Contracts.
In addition, complete Exercise 5-2. Type your answers and bring a copy to class. We will discuss in class.
Chapter 1 – A Few Words
Chapter 2 – The Building Blocks of Contracts
Chapter 3 – Translating the Business Deal – Part 1
Chapter 4 – Translating the Business Deal – Part 2
Chapter 5 – A Contract’s Parts

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

Books: Required:
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Fisher, Ury and Patton. ISBN: 978-0143118756.

Assignment: Read the entire book prior to classes beginning.

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

Books: Required:
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Fisher, Ury and Patton. ISBN: 978-0143118756.

Assignment: Read the entire book before the start of classes.

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

Books: Required:
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Fisher, Ury and Patton. ISBN: 978-0143118756.

Assignment: Read the entire book before classes begin.

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

Books: Required:
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Fisher, Ury and Patton. ISBN: 978-0143118756.

Assignment: Read the entire book before classes begin.

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

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

Assignment: Read pp. 1-26 in Carney Casebook.

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Corporate Income Taxation ( - 508C) - Wease, J.

Books: Required:
1. Fundamentals of Corporate Taxation: Cases and Materials by 8th ed. Foundation Press (2012) ISBN: 978-16093006855.
2. Corporate and Partnership Income Tax Code and Regulations: Selected Sections (2015-2016 ed.), Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1634593908.

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

Books: No textbook required.

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

Books: Required:
The Law of Governance, Risk Management and Compliance by Geoffery Miller. Aspen Casebook. ISBN: 978-1454845447.

Assignment: Read pages 1-5, 268-270, 496-498, and 531-541 in the text (Miller) and also review the GlaxoSmithKline Code of Conduct, which is available on the GSK website (in the “About Us”, policies and codes section).

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

Books: Required:

Cases: Materials on Criminal Law by Joshua Dressler and Stephen Garvey. 6th ed. (this is the edition the professor will be using). West. ISBN: 978-0134279822.

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

Books: Required:

Cases: Materials on Criminal Law by Joshua Dressler and Stephen Garvey. 6th ed. (this is the edition the professor will be using). West. ISBN: 978-0134279822.

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

Books: Required:
CAses and Materials on Criminal Law by Joshua Dressler and Stephen Garvey. 6th ed. West Academic Publishing. ISBN: 978-0314279828. The professor is requiring the 6th ed.

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

Books: Required:
Defining Crimes by Stuntz and Hoffman. Aspen Casebook 2nd ed. ISBN: 978-1454851356.

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

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

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Criminal Procedure: Investigation ( - 616B) - Aquilina, R.

Books: Required:
1. Criminal Procedure Investigation by Chemerinsky and Levenson. 2nd ed. Wolters Kluwer. USBN: 978-1454807131.
2. Criminal Procedure, 2015 Cases and Statutory Supplement. ISBN: 978-1454859376.

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

Books: No textbook required.

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

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

Books: No textbook required.

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

Books: Require:
Wills & Trusts by Dukeminier and Sitkoff. 9th ed. Aspen. ISBN: 978-1454824572.
The 9th ed. is required.

Assignment: First assignment, Jacobs’s DET class Spring 2016:
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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E-Discovery ( - 537D) - Candeub, A.

Books: Required:
Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence, Cases and Materials (American Casebook Series) 3rd. ed. by Scheindlin and Capra. ISBN: 978-1634592246.

Assignment: In your textbook, 1-23/skim (really) 25-47/PLUS some materials to review will be posted on D2L by Jan. 6, 2016.

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Education Law ( - 579D) - Bowman, K.

Books: Required:
Educational Policy and the Law by Yudof, et.al. 5th ed. ISBN: 978-0495813163.
Additional materials will be posted on the TWEN site for this course.

Assignment: Yudof pp 1-34 and spend one hour reading sources of your choice (both media and academic sources are fine) about the current state of K-12 public education in Michigan, especially Detroit.

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Employment Law ( - 511C) - Darden, T.

Books: Required:
Employment Law Cases and Materials by Rothstein. 8th ed. ISBN: 978-1609304508.

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Entrepreneurial Lawyering ( - 537E) - Grady, K., Linna Jr., D.

Books: Required:
1. Blue Ocean Strategy by Chan and Mauborgne. Harvard Business School Publishing, 2015. ISBN: 978-1625274496.
2. Running Lean by Maurya. O'Reilly Media, 2012. ISBN: 978-1449305178.
3. Business Model Generation by Osterwalder, Alexander and Yves Pigneur. John Wiley and Sons, 2010. ISBN: 978-0470876411.
4. A coursepack for this course will also be available at the Spartan Bookstore.

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

Books: Required:
Environmental Regulation: Law, Science and Policy by Percival, et.al. 7th ed. Aspen. ISBN: 978-1454822287.

Assignment: Mercury from Power plants: An Introduction to Today’s Environmental Law

1)Problem Exercise: Mercury Contamination. Percival et al. pp. 24-26

2)Case Study: Mercury from Power Plants. Percival et al. pp. 245-251

3)”Timeline of Delay: The Long Road to Controlling Mercury Emissions from Power Plants. EDF Website” https://www.edf.org/climate/timeline-delay

4)Philip A. Wallach, “Michigan v. EPA: Competing conceptions of deference due to administrative agencies.” http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/fixgov/posts/2015/06/29-michigan-v-epa-administrative-deference-wallach


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

Books: Required:
Teaching Materials on Estate Planning by Gerry Beyer. 4th ed. American Casebook Series, West. ISBN: 978-0314195913.

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Evidence ( - 500P) - Pucillo, P.

Books: Required:
1. Evidence by George Fisher, 3rd ed. Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1609300609.
2. Federal Rules of Evidence Statutory Supplement. 2015-2016. ISBN: 978-1634593946.

Assignment: In preparation for our first class (on Monday, January 11), please:

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

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

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

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

• 1-6 (up to the section on “Tanner v. United States: Historical Prelude”)
• 22-29



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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: No first assignment.

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Federal Jurisdiction ( - 579G) - Fletcher, M.

Books: Required:
The Federal Courts and the Federal System by Hart and Wechser. 6th edition ISBN: 978-1599413426. The 7th edition is also acceptable, ISBN: 978-1609304270.

Assignment: First Assignment (Jan. 11, 2016)
Read Chapter 1. Write a short proposal to amend either Article III or the federal judicial system. Be prepared to discuss the proposal in class. Be creative.



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Food Regulation in Canada ( - 810C) - Zborovski, S.

Books: No textbook required.

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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: Check into the course on the D2L website. Readings are posted there.

Syllabus, Food Regulation: Law, Science, Policy, and Practice: preface, and chapter 2

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Gender, Power, Law & Leadership ( - 541P) - Brenner, H.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: In advance of the first class, please register on TWEN and read the following article (posted on TWEN under “Course Materials”): Rebecca K. Lee, Implementing Grutter's Diversity Rationale: Diversity and Empathy in Leadership, 19 Duke J. Gender L. & Pol'y 133, 172 (2011).



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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: In anticipation of our first class, I would like all of you to begin thinking about topics for your papers or presentations. Please note that you will have to select and confirm your topics by no later than January 21, 2016. The topics can be any foreign (i.e., non-U.S.), transnational, or comparative subject. In selecting topics, keep in mind that 3-credit students must write a paper with a minimum of 7,000 words, and 1-credit students must prepare 30 minute presentations and write approximately 5 page abstracts. I will be available to discuss topics in person during the first two weeks of the semester.

Before January 12, please email me at mansou25@law.msu.edu (1) a self-introduction or resume; (2) a brief introduction mentioning any international experience you might have, and (3) a list or statement of topics you might want to write about.

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





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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: In anticipation of our first class, I would like all of you to begin thinking about topics for your papers or presentations. Please note that you will have to select and confirm your topics by no later than January 21, 2016. The topics can be any foreign (i.e., non-U.S.), transnational, or comparative subject. In selecting topics, keep in mind that 3-credit students must write a paper with a minimum of 7,000 words, and 1-credit students must prepare 30 minute presentations and write approximately 5 page abstracts. I will be available to discuss topics in person during the first two weeks of the semester.

Before January 12, please email me at mansou25@law.msu.edu (1) a self-introduction or resume; (2) a brief introduction mentioning any international experience you might have, and (3) a list or statement of topics you might want to write about.

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





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Halal Food: An Introduction to Islamic Laws and Ethics ( - 545K) - Moghul, U.

Books: Required:
The Parameters of Halal and Haram in Shariah and the Halal Industry. 2013 ed. ISBN: 978-1565645554.

Assignment: Session 1 (January 11 – January 17): Introduction to Islam and Overview of Islamic Legal Framework

1. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah, One God Many Names, available at: http://www.nawawi.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Article2.pdf.
2. Roger DuPasquier, Unveiling Islam (T.J. Winter, Trans., December 1992), Pages 76-97.
3. Irshad Abdal-Haqq, Islamic Law: An Overview of its Origin and Elements, 1 J. ISLAMIC L. 1 (1996).


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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: CLASS ONE, January 12, 2016: Overview of Criminal Issues Imbedded in Immigration Law
• Federal agencies involved in immigration enforcement
• Ways by which foreign nationals come in contact with immigration authorities
o State and federal criminal proceedings
o Worksite enforcement issues
• Understanding binding precedent and legal authority in immigration law
READINGS:
1. 8 USC 1103, 1104, 1105 (powers and duties of DHS, AG, DOS, FBI)
2. 8 USC 1225 (inspection and admission; expedited removal)
3. 8 USC 1226 (apprehension and detention)
4. 8 USC 1252 (judicial review)
5. 8 USC 1228(c) (judicial removal)
6. 8 USC 1325 (improper entry)
7. 8 USC 1326 (reentry of aliens ordered removed)
8. 8 USC 1357 (powers of immigration officers and employees)
9. INS v Delgado, 466 US 210 (1984) (worksite enforcement)
10. Arizona v United States, 132 S Ct 2492 (2012) (state law regarding stop and question)
11. https://www.fletc.gov/audio/ice-administrative-removal-warrants-mp3
12. Sample 287(g) Memorandum of Agreement
13. Fact Sheet: “Secure Communities,” US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (March 28, 2008)
14. Article by Aarti Kohli, Peter L Markowitz, and Lisa Chavez, “Secure Communities by the Numbers: An Analysis of Demographics and Due Process,” the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy, University of California, Berkeley Law School (October 2011)
15. Article, Immigration Policy Center, American Immigration Council, “The Criminal Alien Program (CAP): Immigration Enforcement in Prisons and Jails” (August 1, 2013)
16. Article, Trevor Gardner II and Aarti Kohli, “The CAP Effect: Racial Profiling in the ICE Criminal Alien Program,” the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy, University of California, Berkeley Law School (September 2009)
17. Memorandum, “Secure Communities,” Jeh Charles Johnson, US DHS Secretary (November 20, 2014)
18. Memorandum, “Policies for the Apprehension, Detention and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants,” Jeh Charles Johnson, US DHS Secretary (November 20, 2014)

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

Books: Required:
1. International Business Transactions, A Problem Oriented Coursebook by Folsom et.al. 12th ed. ISBN: 978-1634592673.
2. International Business Transactions: A Problem Oriented Coursebook and International Business Transaction: Trade and Economic Relations, 12th ed. Documents Supplemnt ISBN: 978-1628102239.

Assignment: Read pp. 3-34.

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International Commercial Arbitration ( - 512K) - Bedikian, M.

Books: No textbook required.

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International Commercial Arbitration ( - 512K) - Bedikian, M.

Books: No textbook required.

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International Commercial Arbitration ( - 512K) - Bedikian, M.

Books: No textbook required.

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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: Check into the course on D2L, the readings are posted there.

Syllabus and Module 1 materials

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

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

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



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International Law and Armed Conflict ( - 545M) - Lynch, J.

Books: Required:
International Law and Armed Conflict by Blank and Noone. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454817727.

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

Books: Required:
An Introduction to Islamic Law by Wael B. Hallaq. Cambridge University Press, 2009. ISBN: 978-1521678735.

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Investor Advocacy Clinic II ( - 631C) - Broxup, D., Richards, E.

Books: Required:
1. Stefan H. Krieger & Richard K. Neumann, Jr., Essential Lawyering Skills: Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation, and Persuasive Fact Analysis. Third ed. ISBN: 978-0735564053.
2. Jason R. Doss & Richard S. Frankowski, The Practitioner’s Guide to Securities Arbitration, American Bar Association Publishing (“Doss & Frankowski”) The text is available on the ABA website.


Assignment: Week 1:
Introduction to FINRA Arbitration -Doss & Frankowski; Chapters 1-6
-Shearson v McMahon, 482 U.S. 220



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Judicial Politics ( - 551E) - Gann Hall, M., Zahra, B.

Books: Required:
Hall, Melinda Gann., 2015. Attacking Judges: How Campaign Advertising Influences State Supreme Court Elections. Stanford University Press. ISBN: 978-0804793087.

Assignment: Read the section: Testing for Post-White Trends Systematically. Pp. 56-59.

Republican Party of Minnesota v. White. 2002. 536 U.S. 765.

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

Books: Required:
Child, Parents and the Law: Public and Private Authority in theHome, Schools and Juvenile Courts by Harris, Teitelbaum, Birckhead. 3rd ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-0735507135.

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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: No first assignment.

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

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


Assignment: Sign up on the TWEN page for this course and review the syllabus. Readings for the first class are also posted on TWEN.

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

Books: Required:
Economics and the Law: From Posner to Post-Modernism and Beyond by Nicholas Mercuro and Steven G. Medema. 2nd ed. Princeton University Press, 2007.
The professor will contact students regarding an additional reader.

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

Books: Required:
The Language of Judges by Larry Sloan. University of Chicago Press. ISBN: 978-0226767918.

Assignment: Read Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2008) and Lucy v. Zehmer, 196 Va. 493, 84 SE.2d 516 (1954). Both cases are available on the TWEN page for this course under Course Materials.

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

Books: Required:
Law and Religion: Cases, Materials and Readings by Ravitch and Baker. 3rd ed., West, 2015. ISBN: 978-0314284075.

Assignment: Read pp. 3 to the top of 37.

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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: The first assignment is to sign onto the course on TWEN, locate the syllabus and review the introductory material and perform the tasks set out in Unit 1. Note that the syllabus is a mix between a reading list and a course outline, due to the fact that the course is online and communications between students and me is somewhat restricted.
Note also that the posted syllabus only covers the first seven weeks of class. That is because some later units are still under development.
The complete syllabus will run to 55 pages; print it if you like but the vast majority of assigned readings are online, with hyperlinks in the syllabus; those can’t be used from hardcopy.


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

Books: No textbook required.

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Legal Issues with Energy Development and Wildlife ( - 565C) - Bambery, C.

Books: Required materials are available on the course TWEN site, for which you should register.

Also, please note the folder on TWEN of optional reading; that material will provide background in energy regulation and species management that will enhance your understanding of the course. For even more background, refer to Joseph Tomain’s Energy Law in a Nutshell, 2d edition, ISBN 978-0314271860 (on reserve in the library).

Finally, I have added some CALI lessons through TWEN; these are also not required, but may help you gain background in some of the environmental regulatory topics we will touch on such as ESA and NEPA.



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Legislation ( - 579P) - Staszewski, G.

Books: Required:
Cases and Materials on Statutory Interpretation by Eskridge, Frickey and Garrett. West, 2012. American Casebook. ISBN: 978-0314278180.

Assignment: Please read pages 1-24 of the casebook, which tells the story of the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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

Books: Required:
Civil Procedure: The Economics of Civil Procedure by Robert G. Bone. 2002, Foundations of Law. ISBN: 978-1587781728.


Assignment: 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

Boyd, Christina L. and Hoffman, David A., Disputing Limited Liability (October 5, 2009). Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 104; Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-38. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1483278


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

Books: No textbook required.

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

Books: No textbooks required.

Assignment: Professor will be handing out handouts.

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Mortgages ( - 593C) - Johnson, C.

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

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Negotiation ( - 591C) - Basta, J.

Books: Required:
Lawyer Negotiation Theory, Practice and Law by Folberg and Golan. 2nd ed., 2011.Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-0735599703.

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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: Read pp 1-7 and 26-52.

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.


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

Books: Required:
No Fault Insurance Law by Sinas & Miller. Text is only available at the Spartan Bookstore.

Assignment: Chapter & Topic:
Chapter 1 • Introductory Summary of the No-Fault Act
Additional Reading: Brochure entitled “The Michigan No-Fault Automobile Insurance Law: Your Rights and Benefits; A Practical Guide for Patients and Providers; 8th Edition.”
NOTE: This brochure will be handed out the night of the first class. Students are encouraged to use this brochure as a summary guide to the law. Reading this brochure in the beginning of the class will allow students to obtain a general understanding of the entire no-fault system, so that students can better appreciate the details and nuances of the system as the class progresses.


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Partnership Taxation ( - 519) - Sartori, L.

Books: Required:

Fundamentals of Partnership Taxation by Stephen Schwarz and Daniel Lathrope. 9th ed. Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1609300692.

Assignment: Read the following materials and be prepared to discuss them including the problems set forth therein:

Fundamentals of Partnership Taxation:
Chapter 1: An Overview of the Taxation of Partnerships and Partners.

Chapter 2: Formation of a Partnership; Section A.2. Introduction to Partnership Accounting. Pages 39 through 45 only.




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

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

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

Books: No textbook required.

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

Books: No required text. The professor will supply a coursepack.
Recommended text: Michigan Bar Exam Essay Deconstruction by Glazier and Frederick. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-0735509955.

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

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

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

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

Assignment: Jan. 11
The Ethics and Regulations Governing the Practice of Law in the 21st Century
Read pp. 1-26

Required: (1) PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY: A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH by Pearce, Capra, Green, Knake & Terry; and (2) AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION MODEL RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT (available online at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/professional_responsibility/publications/model_rules_of_professional_conduct/model_rules_of_professional_conduct_table_of_contents.html). Please note that when the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct are referenced in the casebook, you are responsible for looking up and reading the entire Rule as well as the corresponding Comments. You are also required to register for TWEN; occasionally additional required reading materials will be posted there.



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

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

Assignment: Sign up on the TWEN page for this class Property 2016. Your reading assignment is under Course Materials.

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Property ( - 500G) - Lawrence, M.

Books: Required:
Property, Concise ed. by Dukeminier, Krier, et.al. Wolters Kluwer. 2014 ed. ISBN: 978-1454851387.


Assignment: Class 1 (Jan. 12) - pp. 1-32 (read cases and textual material carefully; skim Notes and Questions; skip Problems)

Class 2 (Jan. 14) - pp. 32-52 (read cases and textual material carefully; skim Notes and Questions; skim 34-37; skip Problems)


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Property ( - 500G) - Favre, D.

Books: Required:
Property: Concise Edition by Dukeminier, Krier, Alexander, et.al. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454851387. For the digital version go to: www.aspenlaw.com/connected.

Assignment: Read pp. 1-22.

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Property ( - 500G) - Singel, W.

Books: Required:
Property: A Contemporary Approach (Interactive Casebook Series) by Sprankling and Coletta. 3rd ed. West. ISBN: 978-1628101980.

Assignment: Read pages 1-25 of the Property casebook. Also read through the syllabus that was sent to you.

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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 pp. 57-91.

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

Books: No textbook required.

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Refugee and Asylum Law Seminar ( - 541U) - Jordan, E.

Books: Required:
Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy by Legomsky and Rodriguez. 6th ed. ISBN: 978-1609304249.

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Regulation of Agricultural Production & Marketing ( - 810M) - Oldfield, M.

Books: No textbook required.

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

Books: Required:
What Every Law Student Really Needs to Know: An Introduction to the Study of Law by George & Sherry. 2009 Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-0735582361.

Assignment: Sign up for the professors TWEN site before the first class. Read pages 23-40 in the required text.

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Research, Writing & Advocacy: International LL.M. ( - 804) - Spiliopoulos, E.

Books: Required:
1. What Every Law Student Needs to Know: An Introduction to the Study of Law by George an Sherry. Aspen. ISBN: 978-0735582361.

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

Read pages 23-40 in the required text.

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

Books: Required:
1. Sales and Leases: A Problem Solving Approach by Linda Rusch and Stephen Sepinuck. West Publishing. ISBN: 978-0314192035. This is not the most recent edition but it is the edition the professor will be using.
2. Commercial Law: Selected Statutes, 2015-2016 by William Warren and Steven Walt. Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1634593885.


Assignment: Read chapter 1 in Rusch/Sepinuck Casebook.

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Sales and Leases ( - 501F) - Barnhizer, D.

Books: 1. Selected Commercial Statutes by Chomsky, Kunz, Schiltz and Tabb. 2015 ed. ISBN: 978-1634595926.
2. King, Barnhizer, Knight, Payne, Starnes & Stone, Commercial Transactions Under the Uniform Commercial Code and Other Laws (6th ed. 2011), ISBN: 978-1-4224-8063-2 (looseleaf or hardcover versions are acceptable). Please note that Amazon appears to have the looseleaf version (ISBN:978-1422480663) listed under different authors, but if you “look inside” the book, you will see the cover with the correct authors (e.g., me). Kindle works too if you’re into that. Whatever is cheapest for you.

Assignment: FIRST ASSIGNMENT:
• Sign up for the d2l site for this course.
o 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 the Sales & Leases course to review the full syllabus and problems.
• Read the syllabus (posted on the D2L site).
• Read the first assignment (posted on the D2L site).



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

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

Assignment: Read Chapter 1.

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Sports Law ( - 609) - Schneider, D.

Books: Required:
Sports and the Law by Weiler & Roberts. American Casebook Series. 5th ed. ISBN: 978-1628101614.

Assignment: Week 1 – 1/11/16
1. What is “Sports Law?”
2. The Commissioner – pp. 1-25
3. Individual Sports -- pp. 1063-65
4. Olympics – pp. 1115-1117
5. TWEN Supplements – Tom Brady Review, Pete Rose Review


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

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

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

Books: Required:
The American Judicial Tradition by G. Edward White. 3rd ed. University Oxford Press. ISBN: 978-0195139631.

Assignment: Introduction to Course Goals, Perspectives on Judicial Biography. How to evaluate a biography; what is the payoff from a biography; studying transition in jurisprudence through the lives and work of judges.

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

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

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


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Torts II ( - 525) - Kalt, B.

Books: Required:
Prosser, Wade and Schwartz's Torts: Cases and Materials by Schwartz, Kelly and Partlett. 12th ed. (this is the edition the professor will be using). Foundation Press. ISBN: 9781599417042.

Assignment: Our book is Prosser, Wade and Schwartz’s Torts (12th ed.). There is a 13th edition, but I am not using it this year—I know that most of you already have the 12th edition and the changes are not significant enough to warrant making anyone buy the new edition.

Please register on the class TWEN site (which should be up by December 31), where you will find the syllabus. Read the syllabus carefully, particularly the section with the class “ground rules.”

The assignment for the first day is to read pages 833–847 in the casebook.

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




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Trade Secrets ( - 535N) - Swedlow, B.

Books: Required:
1. Cases and Materials on Trade Secret Law by E. Rowe and Sharon Sandeen. West, 2012. ISBN: 978-0314195265.
2. NCCUSL (aka the Uniform Law Commission) The Uniform Trade Secrets Act, available online.
3. Michigan Uniform Trade Secrets Act, available online.

Assignment: Read pp. 1-38 in your casebook.

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

Books: Required:
Trademark and Unfair Competition Law Cases & Materials by Ginsburg, Litman & Kevlin. 5th ed. LexisNexis. ISBN: 978-0769868844 (looseleaf ed.)
The supplement is available on line at: http://www.lexisnexis.com/store/images/Supplements/3377-2015Supplement.pdf

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

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

Assignment: See the TWEN page after January 4, 2016.

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

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

Assignment: See the TWEN page for the course after Jan. 4, 2016.

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

Books: Required: Updated, 12.9.2015
1. Trial Advocacy: Planning, Analysis and Strategy. 4th ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454841531.
2. ICLE Michigan Courtroom Evidence, 4th ed.
Recommended:
Trial Notebook, McElhaney. 4th ed. ISBN: 978-1590315033.

Assignment: Print, Organize & Read Case Problem; Assignment of Trial Teams.
Prepare: 3 proposed prosecution themes and 3 proposed defense themes.


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

Books: Required:
Trial Advocacy: Planning, Analysis and Strategy. 4th ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454841531.
Recommended:
Trial Notebook by McElhaney, 4th ed. ISBN: 978-1590315033.
Recommended Texts – Should also be available at MSU Law Library:
McElhaney’s Trial Notebook 4th Edition, by James W. McElhaney
Trial Advocacy Before Judges, Jurors, and Arbitrators, 5th edition ISBN: 978-1634592789.

Assignment: Prepare: 3 themes for Prosecution & Defendant related to case problems. Bring copy to hand in. Present themes to class.

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

Books: No textbook required.

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