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Spring 2015 First Assignments

(Updated: Fri., December 19, 2014 4:17 PM)

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

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

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

Details:

Administrative Law ( - 532) - Kalt, B.

Books: Required:

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

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


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


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

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

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

Assignment:

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Advanced Legal Research ( - 586) - Bean/Meland

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

Assignment:

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

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

Assignment: No first assignment.

Details:

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

Books: Required:

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

Assignment:

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Advocacy ( - 530J) - Ching, B.

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

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


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


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Costello, N.

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

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


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


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Gentry, K.

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

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


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


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Gulliver, G.

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

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


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


Details:

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

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

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


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


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Lawrence, D.

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

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


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


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Stokstad, P.

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

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


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


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Ching, B.

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

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


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


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - LaRose, S.

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

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


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


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Spiliopoulos, E.

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

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


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


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Rosa, J.

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

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


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


Details:

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

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

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


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


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Goebel, E.

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

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


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


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Stokstad, P.

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

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


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


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - LaRose, S.

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

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


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


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Gulliver, G.

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

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


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


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Copland, J.

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

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


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


Details:

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

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

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


Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: Required:

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

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


Details:

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

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

Assignment: Class 1:

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


Details:

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

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

Assignment: Class 1:

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


Details:

Analytical Methods for Lawyers-Corporate Finance ( - 637C) - Lashbrooke, Jr, E.

Books: Required:

Essentials of Corporate Finance by Ross, Westerfield & Jordan. 8th ed. ISBN: 978-0078034756.

Assignment: Read chapters 1 7 2 in your textbook.

Details:

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

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

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

Assignment: Read Chapter 1.

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

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


Arbitration ( - 505A) - Bedikian, M.

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

Assignment: Read pp. 1-30.

Details:

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

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

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


Assignment:

Details:

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

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: Required:

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

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

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


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

Books: Required:

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

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

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


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

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


Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: Required:

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

Assignment: No first assignment.

Details:

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

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

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

Assignment: No first assignment.

Details:

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

Books: No textbook required.

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

ABBREVIATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

STATUTES:
MCL
• 450.1103
• 450.1489
• 450.4515

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

OTHER:
MRPC
• 1.7
• 1.13


Details:

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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

Details:

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

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


Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: Required:

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

Assignment: Class 1:

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

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


Details:

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

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

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


Details:

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

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and

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


Details:

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

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



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


Details:

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

Books: Required:

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: Required:

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

Assignment: Read the entire book.

Details:

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

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

Assignment: Read the entire book.

Details:

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

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

Assignment: Read the entire book.

Details:

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

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

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

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

Details:

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

Books: Required:

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

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

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

Details:

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

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

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

Details:

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

Books: Required:

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

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


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

Details:

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

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

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


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

Details:

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

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

Details:

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

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

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

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

Details:

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

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

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


Details:

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

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

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


Details:

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

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

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


Details:

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

Books: Required:

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

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

Details:

Evidence ( - 500P) - Pucillo, P.

Books: Required:

1. Evidence by George Fisher, 3rd ed., 2012 Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1609300609.
2. 2014-2015 Federal Rules of Evidence Statutory and Case Supplement to Evidence by George Fisher, 3rd ed.. Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1628101706.

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

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

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

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

and

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

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


Details:

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

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: No textbook required.

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

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

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



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

Books: No textbook required.

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

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

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



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

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

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

Details:

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

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: The professor will provide materials.

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

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

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

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


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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: Required:

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

Details:

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

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

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

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

Student Manual – Forthcoming

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

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


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

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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: Required:

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: No materials required.

Assignment: No first assignment.

Details:

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

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


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

Details:

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

Books: Required:

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

Assignment:

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

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


Assignment:

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

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

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

Books: Required:
Materials and Cases on Law Practice Management. A Learning Tool for Law Students by Thomas Steele. Lexis Nexis. ISBN: 978-0820553474.

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

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

Assignment: Read pp. 1-57.

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

Books: No textbooks required.

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Legal Analytics ( - 537N) - Katz/Bommarito

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

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

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

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Legislation ( - 579P) - Wiener, R.

Books: Required:
Cases and Materials on Legislation and Regulation: Statues and the Creation of Public Policy by Eskridge, Frickey, Garret and Brudney. 5th ed. West Academic. ISBN: 978-1628101737.

Assignment: Read pp. 2-37.

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

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

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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 textbook required.

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Mortgages ( - 593C) - Johnson, C.

Books: No textbook required. Professor will provide materials.

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

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

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

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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: This assignment will be due on January 21, 2015.

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

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Negotiation ( - 591C) - Basta, J.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Property ( - 500G) - Bowman, K.

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

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

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

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

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


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Property ( - 500G) - Favre, D.

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

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



Assignment: Read pp. 1-22.

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

Books: Required:

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

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

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

Books: No textbook required.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Books: Required: REVISED EDITION 12.3.14

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

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

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Remedies ( - 593D) - Grosso, C.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Books: Required:

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

Assignment: Read chapter 1.

Details: The professor requested the 8th ed.

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

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

Assignment: Read Chapter 1.

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

Books: No textbook required.

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

Books: Books will be furnished.

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

Books: No textbook required.

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

Books: No textbook required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Books: No textbook required.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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


Assignment: See the TWEN site for this class.

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

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

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

Books: Required:
State v. Jackson. 4th ed. NITA. ISBN: 978-1601563255.


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

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


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