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Spring 2014 First Assignments

(Updated: Thu., March 27, 2014 3:54 PM)

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

Books: Required:

1. Accounting for Lawyers, Concise Fourth Edition 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: Introduction to Bookkeeping - Debit & Credit. Pp. 1-23; Problem 1.1A & 1.1B (pp. 23-25).

Details:

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

Books: Required:

1. State and Federal Administrative Law by Asimow and Levin, West, 3rd ed. ISBN: 978-03314159281.

Additional readings are included in a Supplement Course Pac on the TWEN site for this course.

Assignment: Read ASIMOW & LEVIN, STATE AND FEDERAL ADMINISTRATIVE LAW (3rd ed., 2011), pp. 1-12 and Supp. 1 (Stewart, The Reformation of American Administrative Law), posted on TWEN under Course Materials.

Details:

Administrative Law ( - 532) - Kellner, K.

Books: Required:

Federal Administrative Law by Gary Lawson, 6th ed., 2013. West American Casebook Series. ISBN: 978-0314282002.

Assignment: Read Chapter 1 pp. 1-9 and 34-40; Chapter 2 pp. 41-48; 50-53; 59-85; 107-114.

Details:

Advanced Legal Research ( - 586) - Hanna/Meland

Books: Required:

The Process of Legal Research by Kunz, et.al. 8th ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454805526.

Assignment: The first assignment is posted on the course TWEN site. Please sign onto the TWEN site and review the course schedule for first assignment details.

Details: The course will focus on the process and goals of legal research. Special emphasis will be placed on Internet research, but instruction will be based on function rather than format. Students will learn how to find information through the Web, on Lexis and Westlaw, and in paper. By contrasting form, speed, cost and accuracy, students will learn how to integrate these sources for the most comprehensive and economical research product. Equal emphasis will be placed on conceptual structure and practical application.

Prerequisite(s): Advocacy, Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing and Advocacy II, Research, Writing & Analysis


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

Books: The textbooks are on reserve in the Law College library. Please check with Mrs. Bean.

Assignment:

Details:

Advanced Mediation ( - 587G) - Pappas, B.

Books: Required:

1. Making Money Talk: How to Mediate Insured Claims and Other Monetary Disputes by Anderson Little. American Bar Association, 2007.

2. The Promise of Mediation: The Transformative Approach to Conflict by Robert A. Baruch Bush, and Joseph Folger. Jossey-Bass, 2004. ISBN: 978-0787974831.

3. Challenging Conflict Mediation Through Understanding by Gary Friedman and Jack Himmelstein. ABA. ISBN: 978-1604420524.

Assignment:

Details:

Advanced Patent Law ( - 533A) - Moustakas, G.

Books: No materials required.

Assignment: 35 USC § 102(a) and (b), 35 USC § 103(a), 35 USC §112, and Patent Claim Construction: A Modern Synthesis and Structured Framework , 25 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 711 (2010) (pp. 711-770 only)

Details:

Advanced Studies in Health Care Law ( - 558T) - Kaser, B.

Books: No textbook required.

Please sign up on the TWEN site for this course. All information will be distributed through TWEN.

Assignment: Sign in on the TWEN site for this course. There are two articles and one professional journal article (described in the syllabus) available on the TWEN site.

Details:

Advanced Topics in Indian Law ( - 635A) - Newland, B.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: Class #1: Treaty Resources – Long before gaming, contracting, and manufacturing, Indian tribes were utilizing their reserved treaty rights for economic development.

Read:


United States v. Washington, 384 F.Supp. 312 (W.D. Wash. 1974) “Boldt Decision”

Michigan v. LeBlanc, 399 Mich. 31 (1976)

United States v. Michigan, 1985 Consent Decree

I will post these materials to my page at turtletalk.wordpress.com.


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Ching, B.

Books: Required:

1. Revised text 11.11.13: Just Briefs by Enquist, Oates and Krontz. Aspen Casebook, 3rd ed. ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“JW”).
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) (“BB”).
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2013) (“McGaugh”).

Recommended:


1. Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). This book is also available on reserve and has an excellent discussion of the background to the case and an introduction to the law.
2. A legal dictionary, such as Black’s Law Dictionary.
3. A good dictionary.


Assignment: First Assignment: Advocacy 2014 - REVISED 1/2/14

Read the materials on the RWA homepage, http://law.msu.edu/rwa/, for spring 2014. This provides background for the appellate brief assignment, which is the main writing assignment for our class.

For class discussion, bring a list of the most important facts from the Joint Appendix, which is one of the documents available through the link above. For each fact, include the source (and page number from that source). In addition to helping you prepare for the appellate brief assignment overall, this gives you a start on the Statement of Facts section of the brief.

During the first class session, I will collect the following from you, which will help me to become familiar with your background:

Your updated resumé

Your completed Background Statement – use the form posted in TWEN.


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Ching, B.

Books: Required:

1. Revised text 11.11.13: Just Briefs by Enquist, Oates and Krontz. 3rd ed. Aspen Casebook. ISBN: 978-1454805540.
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“JW”).
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) (“BB”).
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2013) (“McGaugh”).

Recommended:


1. Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). This book is also available on reserve and has an excellent discussion of the background to the case and an introduction to the law.
2. A legal dictionary, such as Black’s Law Dictionary.
3. A good dictionary.


Assignment: First Assignment: Advocacy 2014

Required assignments
Please read in the order indicated. Be aware of assignment #4 as you do assignments #2 and #3.

1) Sign up for your professor’s TWEN site. Check there for different or additional first assignments.

2) Read the excerpt from Jerome A. Barron & C. Thomas Dienes, Nutshell, First Amendment Law (4th ed. 2008) posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available from Dec. 19, 2013 through Jan. 11, 2014.

3) Read the Joint Appendix posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available starting Dec. 19, 2013. You may wish to begin your reading with the lower court’s opinion and notices of appeal found near the end of the Joint Appendix.

4) Prepare, print, and bring to class the following:
1) a list of parties,
2) a list of issues for appeal,
3) a list of issues not raised or conceded by the parties in the court below, and
4) a bulleted list of pertinent facts. For each fact, indicate the following
• where you found it (page(s) and document(s) of the Joint Appendix) and
• issue(s) for which it may be pertinent.

Recommended, but optional, assignments
1) Sign up for additional research instruction at the following links. You must be signed into Westlaw and Lexis to access these sites.
Westlaw - http://lawschool.westlaw.com/calendar/trainingcalendar.aspx?view=list&quickfilter=off
Lexis - https://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/lsp/p/trainingschool.aspx?lc=TrainingCalendarPage/TrainingAtMySchool
Training sessions will be conducted the week of Jan. 6, 2014.
2) Read Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). Copies are on reserve in the library.





Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Costello, N.

Books: Required:

1. Mary Beth Beazley, A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy (3d ed. 2010) (“Beazley”).
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“JW”).
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) (“BB”).
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2013) (“McGaugh”).

Recommended:


1. Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). This book is also available on reserve and has an excellent discussion of the background to the case and an introduction to the law.
2. A legal dictionary, such as Black’s Law Dictionary.
3. A good dictionary.


Assignment: First Assignment: Advocacy 2014

Required assignments:
Please read in the order indicated. Be aware of assignment #4 as you do assignments #2 and #3.

1) Sign up for your professor’s TWEN site. Check there for different or additional first assignments.

2) Read the excerpt from Jerome A. Barron & C. Thomas Dienes, Nutshell, First Amendment Law (4th ed. 2008) posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available from Dec. 19, 2013 through Jan. 11, 2014.

3) Read the Joint Appendix posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available starting Dec. 19, 2013. You may wish to begin your reading with the lower court’s opinion and notices of appeal found near the end of the Joint Appendix.

4) Prepare, print, and bring to class the following:
1) a list of parties,
2) a list of issues for appeal,
3) a list of issues not raised or conceded by the parties in the court below, and
4) a bulleted list of pertinent facts. For each fact, indicate the following
• where you found it (page(s) and document(s) of the Joint Appendix) and
• issue(s) for which it may be pertinent.

Recommended, but optional, assignments
1) Sign up for additional research instruction at the following links. You must be signed into Westlaw and Lexis to access these sites.
Westlaw - http://lawschool.westlaw.com/calendar/trainingcalendar.aspx?view=list&quickfilter=off
Lexis - https://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/lsp/p/trainingschool.aspx?lc=TrainingCalendarPage/TrainingAtMySchool
Training sessions will be conducted the week of Jan. 6, 2014.
2) Read Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). Copies are on reserve in the library.





Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Gulliver, G.

Books: Required:

1. Mary Beth Beazley, A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy (3d ed. 2010) (“Beazley”).
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“JW”).
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) (“BB”).
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2013) (“McGaugh”).

Recommended:


1. Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). This book is also available on reserve and has an excellent discussion of the background to the case and an introduction to the law.
2. A legal dictionary, such as Black’s Law Dictionary.
3. A good dictionary.


Assignment: First Assignment: Advocacy 2014

Required assignments
Numbers 2 and 3 below are links. Please read in the order indicated. Be aware of assignment #4 as you do assignments #2 and #3.

1) Sign up for your professor’s TWEN site. Check there for different or additional first assignments.

2) Read the excerpt from Jerome A. Barron & C. Thomas Dienes, Nutshell, First Amendment Law (4th ed. 2008) posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available from Dec. 19, 2013 through Jan. 11, 2014.

3) Read the Joint Appendix posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available starting Dec. 19, 2013. You may wish to begin your reading with the lower court’s opinion and notices of appeal found near the end of the Joint Appendix.

4) Prepare, print, and bring to class the following:
1) a list of parties,
2) a list of issues for appeal,
3) a list of issues not raised or conceded by the parties in the court below, and
4) a bulleted list of pertinent facts. For each fact, indicate the following
• where you found it (page(s) and document(s) of the Joint Appendix) and
• issue(s) for which it may be pertinent.

Recommended, but optional, assignments
1) Sign up for additional research instruction at the following links. You must be signed into Westlaw and Lexis to access these sites.
Westlaw - http://lawschool.westlaw.com/calendar/trainingcalendar.aspx?view=list&quickfilter=off
Lexis - https://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/lsp/p/trainingschool.aspx?lc=TrainingCalendarPage/TrainingAtMySchool
Training sessions will be conducted the week of Jan. 6, 2014.
2) Read Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). Copies are on reserve in the library.





Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Gulliver, G.

Books: Required:

1. Mary Beth Beazley, A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy (3d ed. 2010) (“Beazley”).
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“JW”).
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) (“BB”).
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2013) (“McGaugh”).

Recommended:


1. Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). This book is also available on reserve and has an excellent discussion of the background to the case and an introduction to the law.
2. A legal dictionary, such as Black’s Law Dictionary.
3. A good dictionary.


Assignment: First Assignment: Advocacy 2014

Required assignments:
Please read in the order indicated. Be aware of assignment #4 as you do assignments #2 and #3.

1) Sign up for your professor’s TWEN site. Check there for different or additional first assignments.

2) Read the excerpt from Jerome A. Barron & C. Thomas Dienes, Nutshell, First Amendment Law (4th ed. 2008) posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available from Dec. 19, 2013 through Jan. 11, 2014.

3) Read the Joint Appendix posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available starting Dec. 19, 2013. You may wish to begin your reading with the lower court’s opinion and notices of appeal found near the end of the Joint Appendix.

4) Prepare, print, and bring to class the following:
1) a list of parties,
2) a list of issues for appeal,
3) a list of issues not raised or conceded by the parties in the court below, and
4) a bulleted list of pertinent facts. For each fact, indicate the following
• where you found it (page(s) and document(s) of the Joint Appendix) and
• issue(s) for which it may be pertinent.

Recommended, but optional, assignments
1) Sign up for additional research instruction at the following links. You must be signed into Westlaw and Lexis to access these sites.
Westlaw - http://lawschool.westlaw.com/calendar/trainingcalendar.aspx?view=list&quickfilter=off
Lexis - https://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/lsp/p/trainingschool.aspx?lc=TrainingCalendarPage/TrainingAtMySchool
Training sessions will be conducted the week of Jan. 6, 2014.
2) Read Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). Copies are on reserve in the library.





Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - LaRose, S.

Books: Required:

1. Mary Beth Beazley, A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy (3d ed. 2010) (“Beazley”).
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“JW”).
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) (“BB”).
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2013) (“McGaugh”).

Recommended:


1. Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). This book is also available on reserve and has an excellent discussion of the background to the case and an introduction to the law.
2. A legal dictionary, such as Black’s Law Dictionary.
3. A good dictionary.


Assignment: First Assignment: Advocacy 2014

Required assignments
Numbers 2 and 3 below are links. Please read in the order indicated. Be aware of assignment #4 as you do assignments #2 and #3.

1) Sign up for your professor’s TWEN site. Check there for different or additional first assignments.

2) Read the excerpt from Jerome A. Barron & C. Thomas Dienes, Nutshell, First Amendment Law (4th ed. 2008) posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available from Dec. 19, 2013 through Jan. 11, 2014.

3) Read the Joint Appendix posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available starting Dec. 19, 2013. You may wish to begin your reading with the lower court’s opinion and notices of appeal found near the end of the Joint Appendix.

4) Prepare, print, and bring to class the following:
1) a list of parties,
2) a list of issues for appeal,
3) a list of issues not raised or conceded by the parties in the court below, and
4) a bulleted list of pertinent facts. For each fact, indicate the following
• where you found it (page(s) and document(s) of the Joint Appendix) and
• issue(s) for which it may be pertinent.

Recommended, but optional, assignments
1) Sign up for additional research instruction at the following links. You must be signed into Westlaw and Lexis to access these sites.
Westlaw - http://lawschool.westlaw.com/calendar/trainingcalendar.aspx?view=list&quickfilter=off
Lexis - https://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/lsp/p/trainingschool.aspx?lc=TrainingCalendarPage/TrainingAtMySchool
Training sessions will be conducted the week of Jan. 6, 2014.
2) Read Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). Copies are on reserve in the library.





Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - LaRose, S.

Books: Required:

1. Mary Beth Beazley, A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy (3d ed. 2010) (“Beazley”).
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“JW”).
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) (“BB”).
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2013) (“McGaugh”).

Recommended:


1. Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). This book is also available on reserve and has an excellent discussion of the background to the case and an introduction to the law.
2. A legal dictionary, such as Black’s Law Dictionary.
3. A good dictionary.


Assignment: First Assignment: Advocacy 2014

Required assignments:

Please read in the order indicated. Be aware of assignment #4 as you do assignments #2 and #3.

1) Sign up for your professor’s TWEN site. Check there for different or additional first assignments.

2) Read the excerpt from Jerome A. Barron & C. Thomas Dienes, Nutshell, First Amendment Law (4th ed. 2008) posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available from Dec. 19, 2013 through Jan. 11, 2014.

3) Read the Joint Appendix posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available starting Dec. 19, 2013. You may wish to begin your reading with the lower court’s opinion and notices of appeal found near the end of the Joint Appendix.

4) Prepare, print, and bring to class the following:
1) a list of parties,
2) a list of issues for appeal,
3) a list of issues not raised or conceded by the parties in the court below, and
4) a bulleted list of pertinent facts. For each fact, indicate the following
• where you found it (page(s) and document(s) of the Joint Appendix) and
• issue(s) for which it may be pertinent.

Recommended, but optional, assignments
1) Sign up for additional research instruction at the following links. You must be signed into Westlaw and Lexis to access these sites.
Westlaw - http://lawschool.westlaw.com/calendar/trainingcalendar.aspx?view=list&quickfilter=off
Lexis - https://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/lsp/p/trainingschool.aspx?lc=TrainingCalendarPage/TrainingAtMySchool
Training sessions will be conducted the week of Jan. 6, 2014.
2) Read Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). Copies are on reserve in the library.





Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Lawrence, D.

Books: Required:

1. Mary Beth Beazley, A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy (3d ed. 2010) (“Beazley”).
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“JW”).
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) (“BB”).
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2013) (“McGaugh”).

Recommended:


1. Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). This book is also available on reserve and has an excellent discussion of the background to the case and an introduction to the law.
2. A legal dictionary, such as Black’s Law Dictionary.
3. A good dictionary.


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

Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Mansour, S.

Books: Required:

1. Mary Beth Beazley, A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy (3d ed. 2010) (“Beazley”).
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“JW”).
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) (“BB”).
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2013) (“McGaugh”).

Recommended:


1. Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). This book is also available on reserve and has an excellent discussion of the background to the case and an introduction to the law.
2. A legal dictionary, such as Black’s Law Dictionary.
3. A good dictionary.


Assignment: First Assignment: Advocacy 2014

Required assignments:
Please read in the order indicated. Be aware of assignment #4 as you do assignments #2 and #3.

1) Sign up for your professor’s TWEN site. Check there for different or additional first assignments.

2) Read the excerpt from Jerome A. Barron & C. Thomas Dienes, Nutshell, First Amendment Law (4th ed. 2008) posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available from Dec. 19, 2013 through Jan. 11, 2014.

3) Read the Joint Appendix posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available starting Dec. 19, 2013. You may wish to begin your reading with the lower court’s opinion and notices of appeal found near the end of the Joint Appendix.

4) Prepare, print, and bring to class the following:
1) a list of parties,
2) a list of issues for appeal,
3) a list of issues not raised or conceded by the parties in the court below, and
4) a bulleted list of pertinent facts. For each fact, indicate the following
• where you found it (page(s) and document(s) of the Joint Appendix) and
• issue(s) for which it may be pertinent.

Recommended, but optional, assignments
1) Sign up for additional research instruction at the following links. You must be signed into Westlaw and Lexis to access these sites.
Westlaw - http://lawschool.westlaw.com/calendar/trainingcalendar.aspx?view=list&quickfilter=off
Lexis - https://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/lsp/p/trainingschool.aspx?lc=TrainingCalendarPage/TrainingAtMySchool
Training sessions will be conducted the week of Jan. 6, 2014.
2) Read Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). Copies are on reserve in the library.





Details:

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

Books: Required:

1. Mary Beth Beazley, A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy (3d ed. 2010) (“Beazley”).
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“JW”).
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) (“BB”).
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2013) (“McGaugh”).

Recommended:


1. Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). This book is also available on reserve and has an excellent discussion of the background to the case and an introduction to the law.
2. A legal dictionary, such as Black’s Law Dictionary.
3. A good dictionary.


Assignment: First Assignment: Advocacy 2014

Required assignments:
Please read in the order indicated. Be aware of assignment #4 as you do assignments #2 and #3.

1) Sign up for your professor’s TWEN site. Check there for different or additional first assignments.

2) Read the excerpt from Jerome A. Barron & C. Thomas Dienes, Nutshell, First Amendment Law (4th ed. 2008) posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available from Dec. 19, 2013 through Jan. 11, 2014.

3) Read the Joint Appendix posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available starting Dec. 19, 2013. You may wish to begin your reading with the lower court’s opinion and notices of appeal found near the end of the Joint Appendix.

4) Prepare, print, and bring to class the following:
1) a list of parties,
2) a list of issues for appeal,
3) a list of issues not raised or conceded by the parties in the court below, and
4) a bulleted list of pertinent facts. For each fact, indicate the following
• where you found it (page(s) and document(s) of the Joint Appendix) and
• issue(s) for which it may be pertinent.

Recommended, but optional, assignments
1) Sign up for additional research instruction at the following links. You must be signed into Westlaw and Lexis to access these sites.
Westlaw - http://lawschool.westlaw.com/calendar/trainingcalendar.aspx?view=list&quickfilter=off
Lexis - https://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/lsp/p/trainingschool.aspx?lc=TrainingCalendarPage/TrainingAtMySchool
Training sessions will be conducted the week of Jan. 6, 2014.
2) Read Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). Copies are on reserve in the library.





Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Rosa, J.

Books: Required:

1. Mary Beth Beazley, A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy (3d ed. 2010) (“Beazley”).
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“JW”).
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) (“BB”).
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2013) (“McGaugh”).

Recommended:


1. Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). This book is also available on reserve and has an excellent discussion of the background to the case and an introduction to the law.
2. A legal dictionary, such as Black’s Law Dictionary.
3. A good dictionary.


Assignment: First Assignment: Advocacy 2014

Required assignments:

Please read in the order indicated. Be aware of assignment #4 as you do assignments #2 and #3.

1) Sign up for your professor’s TWEN site. Check there for different or additional first assignments.

2) Read the excerpt from Jerome A. Barron & C. Thomas Dienes, Nutshell, First Amendment Law (4th ed. 2008) posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available from Dec. 19, 2013 through Jan. 11, 2014.

3) Read the Joint Appendix posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available starting Dec. 19, 2013. You may wish to begin your reading with the lower court’s opinion and notices of appeal found near the end of the Joint Appendix.

4) Prepare, print, and bring to class the following:
1) a list of parties,
2) a list of issues for appeal,
3) a list of issues not raised or conceded by the parties in the court below, and
4) a bulleted list of pertinent facts. For each fact, indicate the following
• where you found it (page(s) and document(s) of the Joint Appendix) and
• issue(s) for which it may be pertinent.

Recommended, but optional, assignments
1) Sign up for additional research instruction at the following links. You must be signed into Westlaw and Lexis to access these sites.
Westlaw - http://lawschool.westlaw.com/calendar/trainingcalendar.aspx?view=list&quickfilter=off
Lexis - https://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/lsp/p/trainingschool.aspx?lc=TrainingCalendarPage/TrainingAtMySchool
Training sessions will be conducted the week of Jan. 6, 2014.
2) Read Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). Copies are on reserve in the library.





Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Stokstad, P.

Books: Required:

1. Mary Beth Beazley, A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy (3d ed. 2010) (“Beazley”).
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“JW”).
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) (“BB”).
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2013) (“McGaugh”).

Recommended:


1. Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). This book is also available on reserve and has an excellent discussion of the background to the case and an introduction to the law.
2. A legal dictionary, such as Black’s Law Dictionary.
3. A good dictionary.


Assignment: First Assignment: Advocacy 2014

Required assignments:
Please read in the order indicated. Be aware of assignment #4 as you do assignments #2 and #3.

1) Sign up for your professor’s TWEN site. Check there for different or additional first assignments.

2) Read the excerpt from Jerome A. Barron & C. Thomas Dienes, Nutshell, First Amendment Law (4th ed. 2008) posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available from Dec. 19, 2013 through Jan. 11, 2014.

3) Read the Joint Appendix posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available starting Dec. 19, 2013. You may wish to begin your reading with the lower court’s opinion and notices of appeal found near the end of the Joint Appendix.

4) Prepare, print, and bring to class the following:
1) a list of parties,
2) a list of issues for appeal,
3) a list of issues not raised or conceded by the parties in the court below, and
4) a bulleted list of pertinent facts. For each fact, indicate the following
• where you found it (page(s) and document(s) of the Joint Appendix) and
• issue(s) for which it may be pertinent.

Recommended, but optional, assignments
1) Sign up for additional research instruction at the following links. You must be signed into Westlaw and Lexis to access these sites.
Westlaw - http://lawschool.westlaw.com/calendar/trainingcalendar.aspx?view=list&quickfilter=off
Lexis - https://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/lsp/p/trainingschool.aspx?lc=TrainingCalendarPage/TrainingAtMySchool
Training sessions will be conducted the week of Jan. 6, 2014.
2) Read Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). Copies are on reserve in the library.





Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Stokstad, P.

Books: Required:

1. Mary Beth Beazley, A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy (3d ed. 2010) (“Beazley”).
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“JW”).
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) (“BB”).
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2013) (“McGaugh”).

Recommended:


1. Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). This book is also available on reserve and has an excellent discussion of the background to the case and an introduction to the law.
2. A legal dictionary, such as Black’s Law Dictionary.
3. A good dictionary.


Assignment: First Assignment: Advocacy 2014

Required assignments:
Please read in the order indicated. Be aware of assignment #4 as you do assignments #2 and #3.

1) Sign up for your professor’s TWEN site. Check there for different or additional first assignments.

2) Read the excerpt from Jerome A. Barron & C. Thomas Dienes, Nutshell, First Amendment Law (4th ed. 2008) posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available from Dec. 19, 2013 through Jan. 11, 2014.

3) Read the Joint Appendix posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available starting Dec. 19, 2013. You may wish to begin your reading with the lower court’s opinion and notices of appeal found near the end of the Joint Appendix.

4) Prepare, print, and bring to class the following:
1) a list of parties,
2) a list of issues for appeal,
3) a list of issues not raised or conceded by the parties in the court below, and
4) a bulleted list of pertinent facts. For each fact, indicate the following
• where you found it (page(s) and document(s) of the Joint Appendix) and
• issue(s) for which it may be pertinent.

Recommended, but optional, assignments
1) Sign up for additional research instruction at the following links. You must be signed into Westlaw and Lexis to access these sites.
Westlaw - http://lawschool.westlaw.com/calendar/trainingcalendar.aspx?view=list&quickfilter=off
Lexis - https://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/lsp/p/trainingschool.aspx?lc=TrainingCalendarPage/TrainingAtMySchool
Training sessions will be conducted the week of Jan. 6, 2014.
2) Read Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). Copies are on reserve in the library.





Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Gentry, K.

Books: Required:

1. Mary Beth Beazley, A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy (3d ed. 2010) (“Beazley”).
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“JW”).
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) (“BB”).
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2013) (“McGaugh”).

Recommended:


1. Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). This book is also available on reserve and has an excellent discussion of the background to the case and an introduction to the law.
2. A legal dictionary, such as Black’s Law Dictionary.
3. A good dictionary.


Assignment: First Assignment: Advocacy 2014

Required assignments:

Please read in the order indicated. Be aware of assignment #4 as you do assignments #2 and #3.

1) Sign up for your professor’s TWEN site. Check there for different or additional first assignments.

2) Read the excerpt from Jerome A. Barron & C. Thomas Dienes, Nutshell, First Amendment Law (4th ed. 2008) posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available from Dec. 19, 2013 through Jan. 11, 2014.

3) Read the Joint Appendix posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available starting Dec. 19, 2013. You may wish to begin your reading with the lower court’s opinion and notices of appeal found near the end of the Joint Appendix.

4) Prepare, print, and bring to class the following:
1) a list of parties,
2) a list of issues for appeal,
3) a list of issues not raised or conceded by the parties in the court below, and
4) a bulleted list of pertinent facts. For each fact, indicate the following
• where you found it (page(s) and document(s) of the Joint Appendix) and
• issue(s) for which it may be pertinent.

Recommended, but optional, assignments
1) Sign up for additional research instruction at the following links. You must be signed into Westlaw and Lexis to access these sites.
Westlaw - http://lawschool.westlaw.com/calendar/trainingcalendar.aspx?view=list&quickfilter=off
Lexis - https://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/lsp/p/trainingschool.aspx?lc=TrainingCalendarPage/TrainingAtMySchool
Training sessions will be conducted the week of Jan. 6, 2014.
2) Read Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). Copies are on reserve in the library.





Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - O'Shea, M.

Books: Required:

1. Mary Beth Beazley, A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy (3d ed. 2010) (“Beazley”).
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“JW”).
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) (“BB”).
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2013) (“McGaugh”).

Recommended:


1. Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). This book is also available on reserve and has an excellent discussion of the background to the case and an introduction to the law.
2. A legal dictionary, such as Black’s Law Dictionary.
3. A good dictionary.


Assignment: First Assignment: Advocacy 2014

Required assignments:

Please read in the order indicated. Be aware of assignment #4 as you do assignments #2 and #3.

1) Sign up for your professor’s TWEN site. Check there for different or additional first assignments.

2) Read the excerpt from Jerome A. Barron & C. Thomas Dienes, Nutshell, First Amendment Law (4th ed. 2008) posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available from Dec. 19, 2013 through Jan. 11, 2014.

3) Read the Joint Appendix posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available starting Dec. 19, 2013. You may wish to begin your reading with the lower court’s opinion and notices of appeal found near the end of the Joint Appendix.

4) Prepare, print, and bring to class the following:
1) a list of parties,
2) a list of issues for appeal,
3) a list of issues not raised or conceded by the parties in the court below, and
4) a bulleted list of pertinent facts. For each fact, indicate the following
• where you found it (page(s) and document(s) of the Joint Appendix) and
• issue(s) for which it may be pertinent.

Recommended, but optional, assignments
1) Sign up for additional research instruction at the following links. You must be signed into Westlaw and Lexis to access these sites.
Westlaw - http://lawschool.westlaw.com/calendar/trainingcalendar.aspx?view=list&quickfilter=off
Lexis - https://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/lsp/p/trainingschool.aspx?lc=TrainingCalendarPage/TrainingAtMySchool
Training sessions will be conducted the week of Jan. 6, 2014.
2) Read Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). Copies are on reserve in the library.





Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Spiliopoulos, E.

Books: Required:

1. Mary Beth Beazley, A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy (3d ed. 2010) (“Beazley”).
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“JW”).
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) (“BB”).
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2013) (“McGaugh”).

Recommended:


1. Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). This book is also available on reserve and has an excellent discussion of the background to the case and an introduction to the law.
2. A legal dictionary, such as Black’s Law Dictionary.
3. A good dictionary.


Assignment: First Assignment: Advocacy 2014

Required assignments:

Please read in the order indicated. Be aware of assignment #4 as you do assignments #2 and #3.

1) Sign up for your professor’s TWEN site. Check there for different or additional first assignments.

2) Read the excerpt from Jerome A. Barron & C. Thomas Dienes, Nutshell, First Amendment Law (4th ed. 2008) posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available from Dec. 19, 2013 through Jan. 11, 2014.

3) Read the Joint Appendix posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available starting Dec. 19, 2013. You may wish to begin your reading with the lower court’s opinion and notices of appeal found near the end of the Joint Appendix.

4) Prepare, print, and bring to class the following:
1) a list of parties,
2) a list of issues for appeal,
3) a list of issues not raised or conceded by the parties in the court below, and
4) a bulleted list of pertinent facts. For each fact, indicate the following
• where you found it (page(s) and document(s) of the Joint Appendix) and
• issue(s) for which it may be pertinent.

Recommended, but optional, assignments
1) Sign up for additional research instruction at the following links. You must be signed into Westlaw and Lexis to access these sites.
Westlaw - http://lawschool.westlaw.com/calendar/trainingcalendar.aspx?view=list&quickfilter=off
Lexis - https://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/lsp/p/trainingschool.aspx?lc=TrainingCalendarPage/TrainingAtMySchool
Training sessions will be conducted the week of Jan. 6, 2014.
2) Read Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). Copies are on reserve in the library.





Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Goebel, E.

Books: Required:

1. Mary Beth Beazley, A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy (3d ed. 2010) (“Beazley”).
2. Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013) (“JW”).
3. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) (“BB”).
4. Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt, Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2013) (“McGaugh”).

Recommended:


1. Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). This book is also available on reserve and has an excellent discussion of the background to the case and an introduction to the law.
2. A legal dictionary, such as Black’s Law Dictionary.
3. A good dictionary.


Assignment: First Assignment: Advocacy 2014

Required assignments:
Please read in the order indicated. Be aware of assignment #4 as you do assignments #2 and #3.

1) Sign up for your professor’s TWEN site. Check there for different or additional first assignments.

2) Read the excerpt from Jerome A. Barron & C. Thomas Dienes, Nutshell, First Amendment Law (4th ed. 2008) posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available from Dec. 19, 2013 through Jan. 11, 2014.

3) Read the Joint Appendix posted on the RWA website, http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa. This document will be available starting Dec. 19, 2013. You may wish to begin your reading with the lower court’s opinion and notices of appeal found near the end of the Joint Appendix.

4) Prepare, print, and bring to class the following:
1) a list of parties,
2) a list of issues for appeal,
3) a list of issues not raised or conceded by the parties in the court below, and
4) a bulleted list of pertinent facts. For each fact, indicate the following
• where you found it (page(s) and document(s) of the Joint Appendix) and
• issue(s) for which it may be pertinent.

Recommended, but optional, assignments
1) Sign up for additional research instruction at the following links. You must be signed into Westlaw and Lexis to access these sites.
Westlaw - http://lawschool.westlaw.com/calendar/trainingcalendar.aspx?view=list&quickfilter=off
Lexis - https://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/lsp/p/trainingschool.aspx?lc=TrainingCalendarPage/TrainingAtMySchool
Training sessions will be conducted the week of Jan. 6, 2014.
2) Read Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (Vintage Books 1992) (1991). Copies are on reserve in the library.





Details:

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

Books: Required:

Food, Farming and Sustainability - Readings in Agricultural Law by Susan Schneider. 2011. Caroline Academic Press.

Assignment: Read Chapter 1 of the textbook, through page 44. Also Michigan's Public Act 13 of 1921. Department of Agriculture, MCL 285.1 et seq.

Details:

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

Books: Required:

1. Leading Cases in Constitutional Law, A Compact Casebook for a Short Course by Choper, Fallon, Kamisar and Shiffrin. 2013. ISBN: 978-0314288837.


Assignment: Read pp. 1-9, 16-top 21.

Details:

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

Books: Required: Essential of Corporate Finance, Ross, Westerfield & Jordan (McGraw-Hill). 7th ed. ISBN: 978-0073382463. There is an 8th edition available but not required.


Assignment: Read Chapter 1 and 2 in the textbook.

Details:

Analytical Methods for Lawyers-Game Theory ( - 637D) - Martin, L.

Books: Required:

Game Theory and the Law by Baird, Gertner and Picker. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1994. ISBN: 0674341198.

Assignment: Read the chapter 1.

Details:

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

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


Assignment: 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).


Antitrust Law ( - 504) - Lynch, J.

Books: Required:

Modern Antitrust Law and its Origins by Morgan. 4th ed. West 2009. ASIN: B006T1UJGW.

Assignment: Jan. 6: Common Law through Trans-Missouri - pp. 1-55.

Jan. 13: Remainder of the First Period (to 1914) - pp. 55-118.

Details:

Applied Evidence ( - 590A) - Kaplan, S.

Books: No textbooks are required. The professor will supply all the course materials on the TWEN site for this class.

Assignment:

Details:

Arbitration ( - 505A) - Bedikian, M.

Books: Required:

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: Required:

Roumell's Primer, 7th ed. Coursepack will be available at the Spartan Bookstore.

Assignment: Read pp. 1-30 in your coursepack.

Details:

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

Books: Required:

Principles of Wills, Trusts & Estates by McGovern, 5th ed. WestLaw.

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: 1. Business Associations by Klein, Ramseyer and Bainbridge. 6th, 7th or 8th ed. are all usable.

2. Mastering Corporations and other Business Enterprises by Lee Harris. Caroline Academic Press, 2009. ISBN: 978-1594604447.


Assignment: Assignment: Sign on to the TWEN site for this course, download the Introduction, Syllabus and Game Plan for Days 1 and 2. Review the Supplemental Materials included on the TWEN site for Days 1 and 2. Read the Harris materials very carefully as we will have some sort of quiz on the business and economics terminology that we use throughout the course. (Mastering the terminology is the key to Acing the course.)

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


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) - Walther, B.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: No first assignment.

Details:

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

Books: Required:

You will need to sign up on the TWEN site for this course.

Cases and Materials on the Death Penalty by Rivkind & Shatz, 3rd ed. ISBN: 978-0314199560.



Assignment: 1. Three Chapters from DEBATING THE DEATH PENALTY: SHOULD AMERICA HAVE CAPITAL PUNISHMENT? THE EXPERTS ON BOTH SIDES MAKE THEIR BEST CASE (eds. Hugo Adam Bedau and Paul G. Cassell 2004). I will post these on TWEN.
• Chapter 1, Hugo Adam Bedau, An Abolitionist’s Survey of the Death Penalty in America Today
• Chapter 2, Louis P. Pojman, Why the Death Penalty Is Morally Permissible
• Chapter 3, Paul G. Cassell, In Defense of the Death Penalty [1]
2. CB 896-919
3. Sign up for class TWEN website.


Details:

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

Books: Required:

Children & the Law: Doctrine, Policy & Practice by Abrams & Ramsey, 4th ed. Thomson West. ISBN: 978-0314905765.

Assignment: No first assignment.

Details:

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

Books: Required:

1. Prisoners' Self Help Litigation Manual by Daniel Manville. ISBN: 978-0195374407.

2. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence.

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: Required:

1. Prisoner's Self Help Litigation Manual by Daniel Manville. ISBN: 978-0195374407.

2. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Federal Rules of Evdience.

Assignment:

Details:

Civil Trial Advocacy II ( - 587C) - O'Shea, M.

Books: Required:

Trials by Thomas Mauet, 2nd ed., Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-0735577213.

Assignment: See TWEN site (Motions in Limine and Case File 1)



Details:

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

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

Assignment: No first assignment.

Details:

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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: Information to be Included on First Assignment Webpage

BOOKS: 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, 2012) F. Hodge O’Neal and Robert B. Thompson. (“OMS”)

2. O’Neal and Thompson’s Close Corporation’s and LLCs: Law and Practice (Revised Third Edition, 2012) Robert B. Thompson. (“CCL”)

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

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

5. Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct (“MRPC”).
FIRST 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.

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).
• Mazur v. Kammer et. al (unpublished) Mich App, Docket No. 275298 (2008).
• Wojcik v. McNish et. al (unpublished) Mich App, Docket No. 267005 (2006).
• Fassihi v. Sommers, Schwartz, Silver, Schwartz & Tyler, P.C., 107 Mich. App. 509, 309 N.W.2d 645 (1981).

OTHER:
MRPC
• 1.7
• 1.13


Details:

Communication Skills for Lawyers ( - 591G) - Copland, J.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: Required:
The Practice of Mediation: A Video Integrated Text by Frenkel and Stark, 2nd ed., Wolters Kluwer, 2012. ISBN: 978-1454802198. Please access the on-line video's associated with the text.

Assignment:

Details:

Constitutional Law I ( - 500C) - Pucillo, P.

Books: Required:

1.Introduction to American constitutional Structure by William F. Funk (West, 2008). ISBN: 978-0314183507.

2. In addition to the textbook a required coursepack will be available at the Spartan Bookstore.


Assignment:

Details:

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

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

Assignment: Read Chapter 1.

Details:

Constitutional Law I ( - 500C) - Chen, J.

Books: A Custom Reader will be available at the Spartan Bookstore. ISBN: 978-1454846833.

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: A Custom Reader will be available at the Spartan Bookstore. ISBN: 978-1454846833.

Assignment: Read Supp. 1 ("How to Brief a Case"), posted on TWEN; Class 1 Agenda, posted on TWEN under Course Materials; and Casebook pp. 1-42 (skim the discussion of monopolies at 19-22 and airbags at 30-34).



Details:

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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: Please read the materials on this website: http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/matthew-lm-fletcher/fletcher-class-materials/constitutional-law-i-materials-spring-2014/

The cases are required; the other materials are recommended.


Details:

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

Books: Required:

1. Constitutional Law Cases and Materials (14th edition), by Jonathan D. Varat, Vikram David Amar, & William Cohen, ISBN #9781609302559, Foundation Press;

2. Constitutional Law Cases and Materials, 2013 Supplement (14th edition), by Jonathan D. Varat, Vikram David Amar, & William Cohen, ISBN #9781609303716, Foundation Press;



Assignment: In your hardcover casebook, read pp. 411-434.

Details:

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

Books: Required: REVISED 12-3-2013

1. Constitutional Law by Chemerinsky, 4th ed. 2013, Aspen. ISBN: 978-1454817536. 2013 Congressional Law Supplement.

Assignment: To the Class:

This semester the syllabus goes from the 3rd edition of Chemerinsky to the 4th edition. It will be most convenient if you have the 4th ed., but some of you may be looking to save money by buying a used book.

In light of that possible preference, I had a teaching assistant go through the syllabus to show the old pages and the new pages. Below is the old pagination listed first and then new pages listed as NE, in red. There are also notes about changes in what the author includes. You’ll see that there is now a brief mention of Twining v. NJ, and the case is gone.

I hope this is useful.

Class 1 The Application of the Bill of Rights to the States pp. 524-545 New Edition: 517-539
Barron v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore; Slaughter-House Cases; Saenz v. Roe; Twining v. New Jersey ; Duncan v. Louisiana

Class 2 The Requirement for State Action pp. 548-578 New Edition: 548-580.
The Civil Rights Cases; Marsh v. Alabama; Jackson v. Metropolitan Edison Co.; Terry v. Adams; Evans v. Newton; Amalgamated Food Employees Union Local 590 v. Logan Valley Plaza, Inc.; Lloyd Corp. v. Tanner; Hudgens v. National Labor Relations Board; Shelley v. Kraemer; Lugar v. Edmondson Oil. Co.; Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Co.; Burton v. Wilmington Parking Authority; Moose Lodge No. 107 v. Irvis




Details:

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

Books: Required:

1. Consumer Law Cases and Materials by Spanogle, et.al. 4th ed., 2013. West. ISBN: 978-0314277398.

2. Selected Consumer Statutes by Spanogle, et.al, 2013. West. ISBN: 978-0314288622.

Assignment: Skim over Parts A and B of Chapter 1.

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

Books: Required:

Drafting Contracts: How and Why Lawyers Do What They Do by Tina L. Stark. 1st. ed. Aspen Publishing, 2007. ISBN;978-073556339-1.

While there is a second edition of the book coming out in late December, we will use the first edition of the book.

Assignment: Before our first class, 1) sign up for my TWEN site and 2) read and be prepared to discuss the following chapters from Drafting Contracts.

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

Details:

Contract Negotiation ( - 530F) - Spoon/Bedikian

Books: UPDATED: 1/2/14

Required: Getting to Yes by Fisher and Ury, 2011 ed., ISBN: 97-0143118756.

Assignment: Read the entire text.

Details:

Contract Negotiation ( - 530F) - Bedikian/Spoon

Books: Required: Getting to Yes, by Fisher and Ury, 2011. ISBN: 978-0143118756.

Assignment: Read the entire text.

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Contract Negotiation ( - 530F) - Pappas/Payne

Books: For Professor Pappas:

Required: Getting to Yes by Fisher and Ury, 2011 ed., ISBN: 97-0143118756.

Assignment: Read the entire text.

Details:

Contract Negotiation ( - 530F) - Payne/Pappas

Books: Required:

Getting to Yes by Fisher and Ury, 2011. ISBN: 978-0143118756.

Assignment: Read the entire text.

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Contracts ( - 530B) - Barnhizer, D.

Books: Required:

1. REVISED TEXT: Contracts: Examples & Explanations by Blum. Aspen, 6th ed. ISBN: 978-1454815471.

2. Contracts: Cases & Theory of Contractual Obligation by Hogg, Biship and Barnhizer. West, 1st ed. ISBN: 978-0314169303.
3. Selected Rules of Contracts by Hogg, Biship & Barnhizer. West, 1st.




Assignment: Blum readings: Chapter 1 section 4.1.

Additional readings will be posted on the Lexis Webcoures webisite.

You will not need to purchase any additional texts for this course. Blum’s Examples and Explanations book is an extremely good explanation of virtually all of the concepts we will be covering in the CCD. Consequently, I strongly recommend that you purchase and review Blum before spending additional funds on outlines, nutshells, cheat sheets, or flash cards.

Details:

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

Books: Required:

Copyright in Global Information Economy by Cohen, Loren, et al, 3rd ed. Aspen. ISBN: 978-0735591967.

Assignment: Read pp. 3-32 in your textbook. Skim 33-39.

Details:

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

Books: Required:

Corporate Finance: Principles and Practice, 2nd ed. by William Carney, Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1599416083.

Assignment: Read pp. 1-30 in your casebook.

Details:

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

Books: Required:

The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity that Owns Everything by Jason Kelly. Bloomberg Press.

Assignment: Read the entire text, it is an easy read.

Details:

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

Books: Required:

Criminal Law by Joshua Dressler, 6th ed. ISBN: 0314279822.

Please sign up on the TWEN site for this course.

Assignment: Introduction to Basic Principles.

1. Introduction to Criminal law. 1-18; Model Penal Code (MPC) sec. 1.02 (App'x); 29-48 (can read quickly).

2. Introduction to Criminal Law (cont.)

Details:

Criminal Law ( - 500F) - Candeub, A.

Books: 1. Criminal Law by Dressler, 2009, Thomson West. ISBN: 978-0314206459.

2. Understanding Criminal Law by Joshua Dressler (LexisNexis) 2012 ed. ISBN: 0769848931.


Assignment:

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

Books: Required:

Joshua Dressler, Cases and Materials on Criminal Law., 5th ed. West. ISBN: 978-0314206459.

Assignment: Read pp. 1-6; 9-18; Model Penal Code (MPC) sec. 1.02 (Appendix).

Details:

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

Books: Required:

Joshua Dressler, Cases and Materials on Criminal Law., 5th ed. West. ISBN: 978-0314206459.

Assignment: Read pp 1-6; 9-18; Model Penal Code (MPC) sec. 1.02 (Appendix).

Details:

Criminal Procedure I (LL.M) ( - 616B) - Aquilina, R.

Books: Required: CHANGE Of TEXTBOOK AS Of 1/17/2014

Comprehensive Criminal Procedure by Allen et.al, 3rd ed. Aspen, ISBN: 0735587787.

Assignment:

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

Books: Required:

Comprehensive Criminal Procedure by Allen, et.al. 3rd ed. ISBN: 0735587787.

Sign up on the TWEN page for this course.

Assignment: Introduction and the Idea of Due Process.

1. Criminal justice system generally. Pp. 21-44.
2. Pre-incorporation due process; incorporation pp.81-104.

Details:

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

Books: No textbooks required. The professor is supplying all materials on the TWEN site for this course.

Assignment:

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Criminal Trial Advocacy II Trial ( - 617B) - Hamm, B.

Books: Required:

Trial Evidence by Mauet and Wolfson. 4th or 5th ed. ISBN: 0735577234.

Assignment: Read Chapters 1, 2 and 3 in Trial Evidence.

Details: Criminal Trial Advocacy II gives students the opportunity to apply the rules of evidence in an adversarial setting and to gain practical litigation skills such as laying foundations and introducing evidence.

There is no written final exam. The grade is an average of 4 graded oral exercises consisting of Opening Statement, Direct examination, Cross-examination and Closing Argument following practice of these skills. The grade will be based on preparation, recognition of legal issues, appropriate objections and responsive arguments as well as elocution. The final grade will be negatively impacted if a student is unprepared for any practice or formal exercise either as a witness or proponent.

Attendance is mandatory. Participants competing in school-sponsored litigation will be accommodated provided adequate notice is received.



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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

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

Books: Required:

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

Assignment: WEALTH TRANSFER UPON DEATH: THE FUNDAMENTALS

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).

C. Professional Responsibility. Simpson v. Calivas. A.v. B. Pages 51-62.


Details:

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

Books: Required:

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

Sign up on the TWEN page for this course.

Assignment: A. James Madison, Property, (available on TWEN page.)

B. Andrew Carnegie, Wealth (June 1889) (Excerpt, available on TWEN page.)

C. Freedom of Disposition. Pages 1-34 (including Shapira v. Union National Bank and Hodel v. Irving.)

D. The Probate Process. Pages 41-50 (be prepared to discuss problems 1-4 on page 50.)


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

Books: Required: REVISED - 11/22/2013

Domestic Violence and the Law: Theory and Practice by Schneider, Hanna, Greenberg and Dalton, 3rd ed. (Foundation Press). ISBN: 978-1599419299.

Assignment:

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

Books: Required:

1. The Law of Democracy: Legal Structure of the Political Process by Issacharoff, Karlan and Pildes, 4th ed. Foundation Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-1599419350.

2. Issacharoff et.al. 2013 Supplement will be provided electronically.

Assignment:

Details: The course is designed to acquaint students with basic statutory law and case construction in the following areas: 1. Voting and Voter Participation; 2. Reapportionment; 3. Political Parties; 4. Campaign Finance; and 5. The Voting Rights Act. It will focus particularly on currently pending and recent cases, particular in the areas of voting and voter identification, campaign finance and the Voting Rights Act.

Energy Law and Policy ( - 566J) - Werntz, H.

Books: Required:

Energy, Economics and the Environment by Osselman, et.al, 3rd ed. 2010. ISBN: 978-1599417226.

Assignment: Class 1: 1. General Overview of Semester
2. Hydro Power and Industry Overview

Assigned Reading/Viewing: Video “Rivers to Power” at http://fwee.org/nw-hydro-tours/rivers-to-power-video (9 minute video); Veto Message Relating to Extension of Time for Construction of Dam across Rainy River, Document No. 438, 60th Congress, 1st Session. (April 13, 1908) (on TWEN website). Text pages 124-25, 136-45 (up to but not including ILP); and 157-65 (not including hydrokinetic development); City of Tacoma, Washington v. FERC, 460 F.3d 53 (D.C. Cir. 2006).



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Entrepreneurial Lawyering ( - 537E) - Katz/Knake

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: Course Overview/Logistics.

What is Entrepreneurial Lawyering? Please read Richard Susskind’s TOMORROW’S LAWYERS: AN INTRODUCTION TO YOUR FUTURE. If you have not already received a copy at one of our ReInvent Law events, please stop by Professor Knake’s office to obtain one (you can ask her secretary Marie Gordon for assistance if she is not in). This book is provided to students free-of-charge as part of the ReInvent Law grant from the Kauffman Foundation. You should also spend your break brainstorming ideas for a legal services model or tool for which you will craft a business plan and pitch during the semester. The Susskind reading will be a helpful resource in this regard. Please also spend time reading through the following blogs, which you should follow regularly during the semester, where you will also find ideas and inspiration for the work we will be doing together:

www.law21.ca
www.legalfutures.co.uk
www.legalethicsforum.com
http://accesstojustice.net/
http://sbmblog.typepad.com/
http://computationallegalstudies.com/
http://law2050.com/

You are also required to read Knake, Why Law Students Should Be Thinking About Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Legal Services, Blooomberg Law: http://about.bloomberglaw.com/2012/11/28/innovation-legal-services/


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

Books: Required:

Environmental Regulation: Law, Science and Policy by Percival et,al. Aspen, 6th ed. (ISBN: 978-07355846) or 7th ed. (ISBN: 978-1454822).

Assignment: Percival et.al. Read Chapter 1, pp. 1-7, 15-26 and 49-60.

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Equity ( - 579F) - Johnson, C.

Books: Required: REVISED TEXT - 12/3/2013

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

Assignment: Read Chapter 5 in your casebook.

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Estate and Gift Taxation ( - 540D) - Schweitzer, L.

Books: Required:

Federal Wealth Transfer Taxation by McDaniel, Reppety, Canon. 6th ed. Foundation Press. ASIN: B006TEPORK.

Assignment: Read Chapters 1, 6 & 7 and Chapters 5, 9 & 10.

Details:

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

Books: Required:

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

Assignment: Read Chapter 1.

Details:

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

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

Assignment: Define "Future Interest". Give an example of a future interest.

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Evidence ( - 500P) - Pucillo, P.

Books: 1. Evidence by George Fisher. Foundation Press, 3rd ed. ISBN: 978-1609300609.

2. REVISED (10/30/13) Fisher's Federal Rules of Evidence Statutory Supplement 2014-2015. West. ISBN: 978-1609304294.


Assignment: In preparation for our first class:

(1) register for our course TWEN page;

(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 and the applicable Advisory Committee notes;

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

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

In preparation for our second class:

(1) review and be prepared to discuss Rule 403 of the Federal Rules of Evidence and the applicable Advisory Committee notes;

(2) review and be prepared to discuss the material on the following pages of the Fisher casebook:

• 42-49
• 54-58


Details:

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

Books: Required:

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

Assignment: Read pp. 1-12.

Details:

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

Books: Required:

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

Assignment: Read pp. 1-12.

Details:

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

Books: No required text.
Recommended text: Federal Criminal Code and rules, 2013, West. ISBN: 978-031466752.

Assignment: No first assignment.

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Federal Jurisdiction ( - 579G) - Franze, A.

Books: Required:

Hart & Wechsler's The Federal Courts and the Federal System by Richard H. Fallon, Jr., et.al. 6th edition, Foundation Press. iSBN: 978-1599413426.

Assignment: Case Book p. 1 (Introductory paragraph); pp. 6-20 (Parts C-D); pp. 41-47; U.S. Const., Article I § 8 cl. 9 (CB p. civ); Article III (CB pp. cvii-cviii); Article VI § 2 (CB p. cix); Federalist 78, 80, and 81 from the Federalist Papers (download from www.foundingfathers.info or other site).



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Food Regulation in Canada ( - 810C) - Blakney, J.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

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

Books: Recommended:

Food Regulation by Neal Fortin. www.IFLR.msu.edu.

Assignment:

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

Books: No textbook required. Please sign up on the TWEN site for this course.

Assignment: The first assignment will be posted on the TWEN site.

Details:

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

Books: There is no textbook for this course. Please sign up on the TWEN site for this course.

Assignment: The first assignment will be posted to the TWEN site.

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Health Care Organization, Reimbursement and Regulation ( - 558U) - Kaser, B.

Books: The Law of Health Care Organization and Finance by Barry Furrow, et.al, 7th ed., 2013. West. ISBN: 978-0314279910.


Assignment: Sign up on the TWEN site for this course. The syllabus is posted there.

First class: In the casebook read pp. 161-210.

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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

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Immigration Law Clinic I ( - 630R) - Thronson, V.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

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Immigration Law Clinic II ( - 630S) - Thronson, V.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

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

Books: No textbook required for this course.

Assignment:

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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. 11th ed. ISBN: 978-0314274465.

2. International Business Transactions: A Problem Oriented Coursebook and International Business Transactions: Trade and Economic Relations, 11th, Documents Supplement [Paperback] ISBN: 978-0314274519.


Assignment: Read the first 3 chapters of the coursebook. Pp. 2-25 for the first class.

Details:

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

Books: Required:

1. International Human Rights: Law, Policy, and Process (4th edition)(a hardcover book), by David Weissbrodt, Fionnuala Ni Aolain, Joan Fitzpatrick, & Frank Newman, ISBN #9781422472651, LexisNexis (publisher);

2. Selected International Human Rights Instruments and Bibliography, etc., (4th edition)(a softcover book), by David Weissbrodt, Fionnuala Ni Aolain, Mary Rumsey, Marci Hoffman, & Joan Fitzpatrick, ISBN #9781422411742, LexisNexis (publisher).



Assignment: In your textbook, read chapter 1; in document supplement, read U.N. Charter preamble and articles 1, 2, 55, 56, and 103; and read excerpt from Alice Miller's BREAKING DOWN THE WALL OF SILENCE (a handout to be picked up by students from the handout station outside or room 465).

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

Books: Required:

An Introduction to Islamic Law by Wael B. Hallaq. Cambridge University Press. 2009. ISBN: 978-0521678735.

Assignment:

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

Books: Required: The Practioners Guide to Securities by Jason Doss and Richard Frankowski, ABA, 2013 ed. ISBN: 978-1614387602.

Assignment:

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

Books: Required:

1. The Practioners Guide to Securities Arbitration by Jason Doss and Richard Frankowski, ABA, 2013 ed. ISBN: 978-1614387602.

Assignment:

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

Books: Required:

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

Assignment: No first assignment.

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

Books: No textbooks required.

Assignment:

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

Books: Textbook: Economics and the Law: From Posner to Post-Modernism and Beyond, Nicholas Mercuro and Steven G. Medema, Princeton University Press, (2nd edition), 2006, 385pp.

Reader: A required "Collection of Readings" will become available at Budget Printing on Trowbridge Road [once I update it over Christmas break]. I will e-mail the enrolled students regarding when it becomes available.



Assignment: INTRODUCTION TO LAW & ECONOMICS
-Textbook pp. 1-6
-Reader: The L&E Program at George Mason University, pp. 1.
Staff Writer, “Congress Dumbs Down Judges,” Wall Street Journal, October 24, 2000, p. 2.
-Reader-Heinz Kohler, Microeconomics, (Scott, Foresman-Little Brown 1990): Microeconomics and the Optimization Principle, pp. 3-6.



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

Books: Required:

Law & Religions a Reader: Cases, Concepts 7 Theory by Ravitch, 2nd ed. West. ISBN: 978-0314180469.

Assignment: Read pp. 1-39.

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

Books: No textbook required. Professor will supply handouts.

Assignment: No first assignment.

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Legal Analytics ( - 537N) - Katz/Bommarito

Books: Required:

1. Machine Learning: The Art and Science of Algorithms that Make Sense of Data by Peter Flach. 2012 Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-107-422223.

2. Machine Learning for Hackers by Conway and White. O'Reilly Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-1449303716.



Assignment: 1. Read the Flach Prologue (pages 1-12).

2. Read Machine Learning for Hackers, Chapter 1.

3. Install R and R Studio by following this guide:
http://www.slideshare.net/Danielkatz/quantitative-methods-for-lawyers-bonus-module-introduction-to-r-installing-r-and-rstudio-professor-daniel-martin-katz

4. Review regression notes and slides from Quantitative Methods for Laywers:
a. http://www.slideshare.net/Danielkatz/quantitative-methods-for-lawyers-class-21-regression-analysis-part-1
b. http://www.slideshare.net/Danielkatz/quantitative-methods-for-lawyers-class-22-regression-analysis-part-2-28679654
c. http://www.slideshare.net/Danielkatz/quantitative-methods-for-lawyers-class-23-regression-analysis-part-3
d. http://www.slideshare.net/Danielkatz/quantitative-methods-for-lawyers-class-24-regression-analysis-part-3
e. http://www.slideshare.net/Danielkatz/quantitative-methods-for-lawyers-class-25-regression-analysis-part-5

5. Review the R Bootcamp slides from Quantitative Methods for Laywers:
a. http://www.slideshare.net/Danielkatz/quantitative-methods-for-lawyers-class-16-r-boot-camp-part-1-professor-daniel-martin-katz
b. http://www.slideshare.net/Danielkatz/quantitative-methods-for-lawyers-class-18-r-boot-camp-part-2-professor-daniel-martin-katz



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Licensing Intellectual Property ( - 533F) - Kimble, K.

Books: Required:

1. Drafting Patent License Agreements with Brunsvold, O'Reilley and Kacedon, Bloomberry BNA, 2012. ISBN: 978-1617461217.

2. Do's and Taboos Around the World by Roger Axtel. John Wiley and sons, 3rd ed. ISBN: 047159528-4.

Recommended:

1. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving in by Fisher and Ury. 2nd edition or newer. ISBN: 978-1101539545.

Assignment: Please refer to the syllabus for weekly reading assignments.

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

Books: Required.

The Economics of Civil Procedure (The Turning Point Series) by Robert Bone. Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1587781728.

Assignment: Robert G. Bone, The Economics of Civil Procedure, Chapter 1

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

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

Trubek, et al.,The Costs of Ordinary Litigation, 31 UCLA L. Rev. 72 (1983)

Optional Reading:
Jason Rantanen, Slaying the Troll: Litigation as an Effective Strategy Against Patent Threats, 23 Santa Clara Computer and High Tech L.J. 159 (2006)


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

Books: Required:

1. Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Stone,Patton, and Heen. Penguin Books, 2010. ISBN: 978-0143118447.

Assignment:

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

Books: No textbook required.

There will be a list of articles that can be found on Westlaw.

Assignment:

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Medical-Legal Problems ( - 558F) - Brown, O.

Books: Required:

Liability and Quality Issues in Health Care by Furrow, Greaney, Johnson, Jost and Schwartz. 6th ed. Thomson West. ISBN: 978-0314184757.

Assignment:

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Mergers and Acquisitions ( - 516) - Kuykendall, M.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: To the Students:

This Spring’s M & A class is going to draw on the combined knowledge of Professors Craig Meurlin and Steve Kretschman, who are two deeply experienced business lawyers in Michigan, as well as Professor Walther, and me. I will begin to build the TWEN site shortly. It will contain the syllabus and links to cases and the like. I will also post information about the careers and accomplishments of Professors Meurlin and Kretschman.

On the first day, Professor Walther will provide a lecture summarizing the M & A principles you would have learned in Business Enterprises. We will post a written essay by him on the TWEN site when the site is operational. The password for the site will be Deals.

Professor Meurlin has provided the following instructions to the students for his portion of the first day class:

Please read MetCap Securities LLC v. Pearl Senior Care, Inc., 2007 WL 1498989 (Del.Ch. 5/16/2007).

This is not an easy case to follow, but it will provide an introduction to several of the concepts that will be important in class. This decision is one of at least three that apply to this set of facts. As you read the case, focus less on the legal analysis (except for analysis on the role of the lawyers involved) and more on the facts. Try to determine what happened here. Among the questions I will cover in class (including by asking for your participation) are:

1. Who is buying whom? How was the transaction initially structured? How was it finally structured?
2. Why did the initial structure fail?
3. When in time did the problem at issue in the case get created? What was the issue and why did it arise?
4. How many roles did lawyers at Troutman Sanders have in the transaction?
5. What was the role of W. Brinkley Dickerson?

I would also encourage you to google Leonard Grunstein. It would be great if someone would be able to tell me what happened to him after Troutman Sanders.




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

Books: No textbook required. Professor will supply handouts.

Assignment: No first assignment.

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Michigan Statutory Personal Injury Practice ( - 600C) - Payne, K.

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

Assignment: Read carefully and be prepared to discuss: pages 914-921 from the fifth edition of Torts and Compensation, Dobbs & Hayden; MCL 418.111, 115, 118, 131, 141, 171, and 301; Herman v. City of Detroit, 261 Mich App 141 (2004) and Travis v. Dreis & Krump Manufacturing Co, 453 Mich 149 (1996). All materials including an edited version of the Travis case can be found on the course TWEN site.

Details: The course will familiarize students with Michigan statutory tort causes of action including: no-fault, owner's liability, workers' compensation, dram shop, wrongful death, and exceptions to governmental immunity.

Why take the course: These statutory torts are tested on the essay portion of the Michigan bar exam. Additionally, the course helps prepare students to analyze personal injury causes of action for Michigan practice.

Class format and assessment: The class will involve substantial lecture and review of previous essay questions. The final grade is based on a one-hour essay exam consisting of three 20 minute questions, the Michigan bar examination format.


Military Justice ( - 545G) - Jones, P.

Books: Required:

Modern Military Justice by Maggs and Schenck, 1st ed. (West). ISBN: 978-031426803-7.

Assignment:

Details: Military Justice is the study of the procedures, practices, laws, regulations, rules and roles of judge advocates and military courts in the federal criminal justice system.

Grades will be decided through a blind final exam consisting of multiple choice and essay questions, and curved to fit the law school’s suggested grading guidelines. Points will be awarded for quality participation and deducted for unexcused absences.

Attendance Policy:
Students are expected to attend every class. You may request an excused absence by emailing me BEFORE that scheduled class with your reason. If I do not specifically approve your request, assume it was not granted and that your absence was not excused. I am most likely to approve requested absence supported by written proof of your illness, participation in a pre-approved law school activity, or observance of a religious holiday.

Contact:
As an adjunct, I do not have regular school office hours. The best way to reach me is through my MSU email account. Please do not try to contact me in chambers as my judicial staff carefully screens calls to avoid improper ex parte communications.


Negotiation ( - 591C) - Basta, J.

Books: Required:

1. Lawyer Negotiations: Theory Practice and Law by Folberg & Golann. Aspen. 2nd ed. ISBN: 978-0735599703.

2.Getting to Yes by Fisher & Ury and

3.Getting Past No by Fisher & Ury.


Assignment: Read chapter 1 in Lawyer Negotiations: Theory Practice and Law.

Details:

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

Books: Optional:

Patent Litigation and Strategy by Moore, Michel and Lupo. 3rd ed. West, 2008. Since the text is optional, the 2008 edition will work. Not necessary to purchase the latest edition.



Assignment: First Optional Reading:
pp. 21-30, 34-46, 50-80, 84-90.


Please review U.S. Patent No. 6,855,029, a pdf has been uploaded to TWEN.

Details:

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

Books: Required:
Required:

1. Brian Z. Tamanaha, One the Rule of Law Cambridge University Press, 2004 ISBN: 978-0521604659

2. Philip Pettit, On the People's Terms: A Republican Theory and Model of Democracy, Cambridge 2012. ISBN: 978-0521182126



Assignment:

Details:

Practice and Procedure Before the IRS ( - 572A) - Halloran, M.

Books: Required:

Tax Controversies:Practice and Procedure by Lederman and Mazza, LexisNexis, 3rd ed.

Assignment: Read and prepared to discuss Chapter 1 to sec. 1.04 in Tax Controversies.

Details:

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

Books: Required:

1. Dispute Resolution and Lawyers by Leonard Riskin, et.al., 4th ed. West. ISBN: 978-0314195739.

Assignment: Read pp. 100-125.

Details:

Problem-solving in Contracts ( - 600E) - Pritchard/Short

Books: Required: Problem Solving in Contracts published by Barbari. They will be available for sale at the table at the Law College.

Assignment:

Details:

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. 2013-2014 by John Dzienkowski. ISBN: 978-0314288080.

Assignment:

Details:

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. 2013-2014 by John Dzienkowski. ISBN: 978-0314288080.


Assignment:

Details:

Property ( - 500G) - Bowman, K.

Books: Required:

Property: A Contemporary Approach by Sprankling & Coletta. 2nd ed. 2012, West. ISBN: 978-0314275547

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

In your textbook read pp. 1-25.



Details:

Property ( - 500G) - Bowman, K.

Books: Required:

Property: A Contemporary Approach by Sprankling & Coletta. 2nd ed. 2012, West. ISBN: 978-0314275547

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

Read pp. 1-25 in your textbook.



Details:

Property ( - 500G) - Favre, D.

Books: Required: Property Law by Dukeminier et al, 7th ed. (Aspen) ISBN: 978-0735588998. (revised ISBN as of 12/27/12).

You may purchase the book for this course either:

• At the bookstore, look for the hard cover (new or used); OR

• At the bookstore, you may also want to consider the LOOSELEAF (bundled with the electronic SMARTe version): '9781454815266;

• Or go to the publisher's web site:at http://www.aspenlaw.com/smarte/ to consider the SMARTe electronic version ONLY: '9781454806660.



Assignment: Read pp. 1-25.

Details:

Property ( - 500G) - Singel, W.

Books: Required:

1. Property: A Contemporary Approach by Sprankling. 2nd ed. ISBN: 978-0314275547.

Recommended:

1. Understanding Property by Sprankling (as a supplement). 3rd ed., 2012) ISBN: 978-1422498736.

Assignment: First class:

Read and prepare to discuss pages 1-25 of the casebook.

Second class:

Read pp. 25-48.

Details:

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

Books: Required:

1. International Law Cases & Materials by Damrosch, Henkin, Murphy & Smith. 5th ed. 2009 West. ISBN: 978-0314191281.

2. Basic Documents Supplement to International Law, Cases and Materials, 5th Ed. ISBN: 978-031419129.

Assignment: Prepare the materials on pp. 55-90 of the coursebook.

Details:

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

Books: Required:

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: A customer reader will be available at the Spartan Bookstore. ISBN: 978-14548-46833.

Assignment: Read Supp. 1 ("How to Brief a Case"), posted on TWEN; Class 1 Agenda, posted on TWEN under Course Materials; and Casebook pp. 1-42 (skim the discussion of monopolies at 19-22 and airbags at 30-34).



Details:

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

Books: A Custom Reader will be available at the Spartan Bookstore. ISBN: 978-1454846833.

Assignment: Read Chapter 1.

Details:

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

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

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: 1. Mastering Statutory Interpretation by Linda Jellum (Carolina Academic Press) ISBN: 978-1594603143.
2. Statutory Interpretation Stories by Eskridge, Frickey, Garret (Foundation Press) ISBN: 978-1599415888.
3. A coursepack will be available at the Spartan Bookstore.


Assignment:

Details:

Regulatory State ( - 530G) - Staszewski, G.

Books: Required:

Eskridge, Frickey and Garrett, Cases and Materials on Statutory Interpretation. 2012, West. ISBN: 978-0314278180.

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

Details:

Remedies ( - 593D) - Grosso, C.

Books: Required:

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

Assignment: Read pp. 1-13 and 13-36 for the first class.

Details:

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

Books: A coursepack will be available at the Spartan Bookstore. THIS IS A DIFFERENT COURSE PACK THAN WAS USED FALL 2013 FOR THIS COURSE.

Assignment:
1. Read A Lawyer Writes (ALW), pp. 15-32; What Every Law Student Really Needs to Know, pp. 43-47. These are in the course pack in Week 1. NOTE: This is a new, different course pack.

2. Write four-paragraphs on: (1) your country’s legal system, (2) the role of writing instruction in your legal education, (3) your legal education and experience, and (4) your academic or work experience.

3. Email the four-paragraph document to Professor O’Regan by 3:00 p.m., Monday, January 6. Prof. O’Regan’s email is oreganda@law.msu.edu


Details:

Sales and Leases ( - 501F) - Lawton, A.

Books: Required:

1. Sales: A Systems Approach, 5th ed. Aspen. ISBN: 978-1454803980.

2. Comprehensive Commercial Law, 2013 Statutory Supplement by Mann, Warren & Westbrook. Aspen. ISBN: 978-1454827849.



Assignment: Sign onto TWEN. The first week's assignment is on the posted syllabus.



Details:

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

Books: Required:

1. Revised text as of 11/22.2013: Professor Barnhizer Comm Trans UCC CLP, as custom looseleaf text, available at the Student Bookstore. ISBN: 0006002440103.

2. Selected Commercial Statues by Chomsky, Kunz, Rusch, Schlitz. Thomson West, Most Current.

MUST INCLUDE: Uniform commercial Code (UCC) and United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

RECOMMENDED:

Sales & Leases by James Brook. 5th ed. ISBN: 978-0735577589.


Assignment: Class 1 Sales & Leases Problems – Barnhizer – pp. 1-29

[§ 1.04 – Beginning Your Study] – Read UCC §§ 1-201, 1-103, 1-302, 1-202; Read Also UCC §§ 2-204, 2-206; CISG Arts. 1, 2, 8.

1.1 Roby, Inc. manufactures copper pipe that it sells to distributors and independent retailers for sale to customers in the building and construction trades. On April 12, Management Builders, Inc. asked for a quotation on ½” copper piping for use in construction of a National Guard Armory. That same day, Roby sent to MBI a letter quoting a price for 10,000 linear feet of 1/2” copper pipe at $1.25 per linear foot. The April 12 letter further stated, “Seller shall not be bound under any order placed by Buyer under the terms of this quotation unless and until such order by Seller is formally acknowledged and accepted in writing by one of Seller’s authorized officers at its main office in Cleveland, OH. Seller shall not be bound by any term or condition contained in Buyer’s purchase order not consistent with the terms of this quotation except as may be expressly agreed upon in Seller’s acknowledgment of such order.” On April 17, MBI sent Roby a purchase order for 12,000 linear feet of ½” copper pipe at $1.25 per linear foot. Roby immediately began assembling the necessary pipe for shipment, arranged for shipment, and purchased insurance against risk of loss but took no other action. On April 20, however, a commodities exchange report on worldwide copper stockpiles and production caused copper prices to triple within an hour of the opening trades. Roby notified MBI by telephone that it was rejecting MBI’s April 17 offer. MBI purchased substitute pipe from another seller for $3.00 per linear foot and sued for breach of contract. Roby demurred, claiming that on these facts no contract existed. Who is right? Read UCC §§ 1-103(b) & cmts. 2, 4; 1-201 (definition of “offer”); 2-204; 2-206.

1.2 Roby, Inc., the copper pipe manufacturer in problem 1.1, as a result of its dispute with MBI, decides that it prefers to do business outside of the Uniform Commercial Code. In fact, the daughter of Roby’s president has just graduated business school with an MBA and has suggested that Roby would be better off operating under the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), the 1999 Contract Code of the People’s Republic of China, or the common law. Advise Roby on (1) whether it can do so; and (2) whether that is a good idea or not. Assume for purposes of this question only that Roby does not sell to buyers outside of the United States. Read UCC §§ 1-302; 1-103(a), (b).

1.3 Roby, Inc.’s standard form proposal letter for sale of copper pipe contains the “acknowledged and accepted in writing by one of Seller’s authorized officers” language described in problem 1.1 and also (a) specifies in the first numbered paragraph in ordinary type that Roby disclaims all warranties, (b) that no contract terms will be valid against Roby unless the “purchaser” “sends” a “signed” “written” purchase order that makes an original “offer” to “purchase”. Air Boilers Conglomerated (ABC) received a standard form proposal from Roby and asked a local distributor to email a purchase order for 5000 linear feet of pipe to Roby. Assume that a dispute arises that requires the court to determine whether (a) the warranty disclaimer was “conspicuous”; and (b) whether ABC complied with the terms of Roby’s standard form proposal letter. How would you advise the court? Read UCC §§ 1-201.

1.4 Same facts as problem 1.3, but assume instead that ABC is located in (a) Great Britain; (b) Albania. Read CISG Arts. 1, 2, 8, Table of Contents; http://www.uncitral.org/uncitral/en/uncitral_texts/sale_goods/1980CISG_status.html

1.5 UCC § 2A-512 deals with a lessee’s duties after the lessee rightfully rejects nonconforming goods received under a lease contract. Subsection (1)(a) provides that “the lessee, after rejection of goods in the lessee’s possession, shall hold them with reasonable care at the lessor’s or the supplier’s disposition for a reasonable time after the lessee’s reasonable notification of rejection….” Roby, Inc., a manufacturer of copper pipe and tubing, leased a delivery truck from Cathy’s Motors that, immediately after delivery and within the rejection period, failed to operate. That evening, Roby’s president slid a written notice of rejection (contained in a plain, brown business envelope with “Cathy Henderson, President, Cathy’s Motors” written on it) underneath the door of Cathy’s Motors. The correct name for the president of Cathy’s Motors is “Cathy Anderson.” The cleaning staff that evening placed the envelope on the receptionist’s desk. The next morning, the receptionist bumped his desk upon arriving at work and caused the envelope to slide behind his garbage can. In Cathy’s Motors’ suit against Roby for default under the lease, Cathy’s claimed that it never received notice of the rejection. Read UCC § 1-202.

[§2.01[A] – pp. 11-28]
Read: UCC §§ 2-102, 2-105, 2-106 (see §2-304), 2-107, 2-314(1).
Read also: UCC §§ 2A-102, 2A-103(1)(j), (h), (e) & (g), 1-201(b)(35), 1-203, 2A-104; CISG Arts. 1-6, 10, 95.

§2.01[A].1.1 Wang Kafar Smith Yoder Enterprises (WKSYE) custom manufactures luxury automobiles and markets to members of various religiously observant demographics that are prohibited by religious strictures from paying or promising to pay interest on any debt. With cars starting at $350,000 and its most popular models selling for $850,000 to $2.5 million, the problem of providing for interest-free sales threatened WKSYE’s business model. WKSYE chose to structure its transactions as a sale-resale-leaseback model that required three separate contracts. Under the first contract (the “sale contract”), WKSYE sold the automobiles to the purchaser for an amount equal to a 10% downpayment on the vehicle. The sale contract was expressly conditioned upon the buyer executing the second and third contracts (the “resale contract” and the “leaseback contract”). The resale contract required the purchaser to resell the car to WKSYE’s wholly owned subsidiary, WKSYE Asset Management at a price of $1.00. Under the leaseback contract, WKSYE Asset Management would lease the automobile to the purchaser for equal payments over a five-year period totalling 110% of the total purchase price of the car. WKSYE has asked for your opinion on whether the sale contract and the resale contract qualify as sales of goods contracts. Read UCC §§ 2-102, 2-105, 2-106.

1.1a Same facts as question 1.1. Analyze whether the leaseback contract qualifies as a lease contract. Read UCC §§ 2A-103(h), (i), (j), (k), (l), 1-201(35).

1.1b Same facts as question 1.1. Although not directly addressed within your readings for today, it is important to recognize some fundamental differences between (a) sales of goods, (b) leases, and (c) security interests. In a sale of goods transaction, title, possession, and ownership pass upon completion of the transaction and the seller generally retains no further interest in the goods. In a lease transaction, title and ownership remain in the lessor while the lessee has possession and use of the goods during the lease term. After the lease term is over, the lessor is expected to recover possession of the goods while the goods still have some remaining economic value. In some instances, parties may attempt to use the form of a lease to create a disguised security interest in the goods. Because the lessor retains title to the goods while the lessee merely has possession, other creditors of the lessee may not seize the goods as assets of the lessee in the event of the lessee’s insolvency. But Article 9 of the UCC provides for specific rules governing the filing and perfecting of security interests in goods so that other creditors may have notice of the lessee’s other obligations. Whether a transaction is a true lease or a disguised security interest has important consequences in how the bankruptcy court will treat the creditors. If the transaction is a true lease, the lessor retains title superior to other creditors of the lessee. If the transaction is merely a disguised security interest, the putative lessor must file a financing statement or be treated as an unsecured creditor in any bankruptcy proceedings against the lessee. With that background, analyze briefly whether the leaseback contract in question 1.1 would be a true lease or a disguised security interest. Read UCC §§ 1-201(35), 1-203(a)-(c).

1.2 Softman Products, LLC executed a contract The Computer Source, a retail store specializing in the sale of computer software and hardware products to purchase 500 units of Total Office System, Inc.’s (TOS) signature software product, “Total Office.” Total Office was a bundle of five different software products, including a word processor, spreadsheet, database, slideshow presentation, and web browser. Softman purchased the software in physical units on 5 CD Rom disks, and then unbundled and repackaged individual disks for resale to Softman’s retail customers. As part of its sales package, Softman spends extensive time evaluating each customer’s needs and advises its retail customers on the combination of software applications, including the TOS products, that will best suit each customer’s needs. Softman resells all of its software at cost, making its profit on the evaluation and customization of the software packages. When the retail customers installed an individual software product, they were required to indicate acceptance to TOS’s End User License Agreement (EULA). The EULA provided, among other things, that the software was sold only under a revocable licence rather than a sale of goods and that TOS could revoke the license if the purchaser resold the software for commercial purposes. TOS, upon discovering Softman’s practices, sued for breach of the license agreement, and Softman defended on the ground that it purchased the software in a sale of goods transaction from The Computer Source and was not bound by the terms of the EULA to which it had not consented. Assess whether the transaction should be deemed a sale of goods. Read UCC §§ 2-102, 2-105, 2-106.

1.3 FloraTXT, Inc. acted as a broker for a national network of florists, providing call center and fulfillment services. Under the FloraTXT business model, individuals could establish a billing account with FloraTXT and then by sending an SMS text message on their cellular telephones to FloraTXT when the customer wished to send flowers to any address in the U.S. FloraTXT would then contact the florist in its network closest to the address for fulfillment of the order, taking a small commission in the process. To expand its network coverage and better handle high order volumes, FloraTXT contracted with X-Systems, LLC. Under the contract, X-Systems was to install a new telephone system, computer system, and SMS network system in FloraTXT’s call center for a total cost of $1.5 million and provide telephone, internet, and SMS text service and support to FloraTXT for $100,000 per month over a two-year renewable contract. One year into the contract, FloraTXT sued X-Systems for breach of contract, alleging that the hardware systems that X-Systems installed did not handle the call volumes that X-Systems had advertised. Assess whether the dispute will be governed by UCC Art. 2 or by the common law. Read UCC §§ 2-105.

1.3a Same facts as question 1.3 except that FloraTXT alleged that X-Systems had failed to provide sufficient staff for servicing and maintaining the equipment, resulting in an unexpected degree of malfunctions and breakdowns. The lack of staffing also contributed to FloraTXT losing large numbers of TXT messages from customers. Assess whether this dispute will be governed by UCC Art. 2 or by the common law. Read UCC §§ 2-105.

1.4 Cleveland Steel Co. contracted under three separate contracts with the Consolidated Tesla Co. to supply all of Cleveland Steel’s (1) water, (2) natural gas, and (3) electricity needs. During a union strike at its administrative terminal, ConTesla was unable to satisfy all of its supply obligations to its customers. Pursuant to UCC § 2-615(b), ConTesla notified its customers that it was making an allocation of production among its customers that would satisfy only 10% to 40% of its customers’ needs. Cleveland Steel immediately sued, alleging under the common law that there is no right of allocation and that ConTesla’s attempted allocation constituted a material breach of contract. Assess Cleveland Steel’s position with respect to each of the three contracts between Cleveland Steel and ConTesla. Read UCC §§ 2-105; read also UCC § 2-615(b).

[2.01[B]]

Book: Problems 2.3; 2.4

1.5 Jane Goodison was the high bidder at auction for a foreclosed Century Home located in the heart of Amish country near Middleburg, Ohio. The contract required Goodison to pay $350,000 for the house ($50,000 more than the next highest bid) and that the “house shall be removed from the realty no later than one month from the date of this sale.” Goodison intended to have the two story-Victorian farmhouse lifted off of its slab foundation and transported to a vacant lot she owned in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, a quaint burg best known as the birthplace of comedian Tim Conway and cartoonist Bill Watterson. The day after the sale, however, Goodison’s stock portfolio dropped in value by 27%, and the house mover that she had planned to use declared bankruptcy. Distraught over the sudden loss of funds, Goodison negotiated and agreed with the seller for a $25,000 decrease in the sales price for the house and an additional month for the removal of the house. All other contract terms remained the same. One week later, the seller informed Goodison that it had received another offer for the house, and that unless she was willing to abide by the original terms of the agreement, the seller would deem that original agreement repudiated and accept the other offer. Advise Goodison regarding her contract rights under UCC Article 2. Read UCC §§ 2-105(1), (2) & cmt. 1; 2-106(2)-(3) & cmts. 2-3; 2-107(1)-(2) & cmts. 1-2; 2-209(1), (3)-(5) & cmts 1-4.

1.5a Same facts as question 1.5 except that the original sale contract provided that “seller shall, at an interval approved by a structural engineer retained by seller for such purpose, install screw-type posts and extend such screw-type posts in a manner sufficient to raise the entire structure 3 inches from its foundation. Buyer’s structural moving specialist shall remove the raised structure after the specified 3 inches of separation from the foundation has been achieved. Seller represents that the structure has no additional attachments to the foundation.” Read UCC §§ 2-105(1), (2) & cmt. 1; 2-106(2)-(3) & cmts. 2-3; 2-107(1)-(2) & cmts. 1-2; 2-209(1), (3)-(5) & cmts 1-4.

[§2.02 – Territorial Application of UCC Article 2]

Problems 2.5 and 2.6 in text.


Details:

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

Books: No textbooks required. All materials are available on the TWEN site for this course.

Assignment: Read and prepare materials from Chapter 1 which is located on the TWEN site, including cited sections from Revised Article 9.

Details: Secured Transactions covers UCC Revised Article 9 governing personal property security interests. The course uses a modified Socratic approach to problem-solving and case analysis. The final grade is based on a midterm exam (1/3) and a final exam, (2/3).

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

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

Details:

Tax Clinic I ( - 630C) - Halloran, M.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

Details:

Tax Clinic II ( - 630D) - Halloran, M.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment:

Details:

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

Books: Required:

Cases and Materials on Trade Secret Law by Elizabeth A. Rowe and Sharon K. Sandee. 1st ed., West. ISBN: 978-0314195265.

Assignment: Read Chapter 1, 1-38.

Details:

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

Books: Required: REVISED TEXT 12/3/2013

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

There is no supplement available for this new edition.


Assignment: 1/6/2014
Background
Skim: 7-8 (Restatement); 25-29 (Borchard); 41-56 (Brown; Landes & Posner; Sheff; Litman)
Subject Matter of Trademark Protection

Read: 57-85 (Restatement; Kellogg v. Nabisco; Coca-Cola; Slogans; Peaceable Planet; Mishawaka; Qualitex; Traffix; Other Identifying Indicia; Service Marks; TTAB)



Details:

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

Books: No textbook required.




Assignment: No first assignment.

Details:

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

Books: Recommended:

Pretrial by Thomas Mauet, 8th ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454803034. The CD is included with the text.

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

Details:

Trial Practice Institute-Pretrial II ( - 623C) - Pirich/McNally

Books: Recommended:

Pretrial by Thomas A. Mauet, 8th ed. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1454803034. The CD is included with the text.

Assignment: See the TWEN site for this course.

Details:

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

Books: Required:

1. ICLE Michigan Courtroom Evidence, 4th Edition

2. McElhaney’s Trial Notebook, 4th Edition by James W. McElhaney.

Handouts from Professor Buckley, to be provided during semester


Assignment: See the TWEN site for this course.

Details:

Trial Practice Institute-Trial II ( - 623E) - Ferency, M.

Books: Recommended: Fundamentals of Forensic Science by Houck and Siegel (Academic Press) ISBN: 978-0123749895.

Assignment: See the TWEN site for this course.

Details:

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

Books: Required: The Art and Science of Trial Advocacy by Perrin, Caldwell and Chase, 2011 ed. (Wolters Kluwer).

Assignment: See the TWEN site for this course.

Details:

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

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

Assignment: See the TWEN site for this course.

Details:

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

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

Assignment: See the TWEN site for this course.

Details:

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

Books: Required:

Wildlife Law, CAses and Materials by Dale Goble and Eric Freyfogle, 2nd. ed, 2010, Foundation Press. ISBN: 978-1599416175.

Assignment: Review the table of contents of the textbook. Brief two cases: Geer v State of Conn., 40 L.Ed. 793 (1896); Hughes v. Oklahoma, 60 L.Ed.2d 250 (1979) and read at least one commentary or article on the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation.

Details:

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

Books: Required:

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

Assignment: Read Chapter 1.

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