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Summer 2014 First Assignments

(Updated: Thu., April 24, 2014 4:05 PM)

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

Books: Required: Principles of Administrative Law by Werhan, 1st ed., Thomson West (Concise Hornbooks Series). ISBN: 978-0314149343.

Assignment: Email Professor Copland at jcopland@law.msu.edu to obtain instructions on accessing the online class.

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

Books: Required: Principles of Administrative Law by Werhan, 1st ed., Thomson West (Concise Hornbooks Series). ISBN: 978-0314149343.

Assignment: Email Professor Jennifer Copland at jcopland@law.msu.edu to obtain instructions on accessing the online class.

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

Books: The Process of Legal Research, Christina Kunz, et.al. 7th ed., Aspen, ISBN:978-0735569775. 7th edition IS the correct edition.

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

Books: The Process of Legal Research: Authorities and Options by Kunz, et.al. 8th ed., Aspen, ISBN: 978-1454805226.

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

Books: Required: The Process of Legal Research: Authorities and Options by Kunz, et.al, 8th ed. Aspen, ISBN: 978-1454805226.

Assignment: Refer to the TWEN page for this course.

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

Books: Required: The Process of Legal Research by Kunz, et.al, Aspen. The 7th or 8th editions can be used. 7th ed. ISBN: 978-0735569775 or 8th ed. ISBN: 978-1454805526.

Assignment: No first assignment.

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

Books: Required:

The Process of Legal Research: Authorities and Options by Kunz, et.al. 8th ed., Aspen. ISBN: 978-1454805226.

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Food Regulation in Asia ( - 810J) - Roberts, M.

Books: No textbook required.

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

Books: Required:
An Introduction to the Legal system of the United States by E. Allan Farnsworth. 3rd or 4th editions are usable. ISBN: 3rd. 978-0379213737 and ISBN: 4th. ISBN: 978-0199733101.

Assignment: No first assignment.

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Global Risk Regulation - Food Focus ( - 810Q) - Fortin, N.

Books: No textbook required.

Assignment: All required readings will be provided in Desire2Learn or ANGEL.

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

Books: No text required.

Assignment: Orientation will be done the first few class times.

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

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

Assignment: Readings are posted on the TWEN page for this course. Prepare by reading Madison on Property and the Jacobs, Gilbert and Hadacheck cases, posted un the Cases heading, Week1; and Kelo, in Week 8.

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

Books: Introduction to Law Practice by Gary Munneke. 4th ed. West, 2013.

Assignment: Coursebook, Appendix L: Review the startup cost and year revenue and expense reports. (Reports #1 - #4, pages 484-490) Which costs are fixed, and which are variable? Which could be reduced? What risks might undermine the projections? How do three new lawyers manage to borrow $100,000 for their startup? What are the problems the lawyers will encounter if the firm operates as projected? State reasons for your conclusions. What is wrong with the projection of year 1 in report #2? The firm website will be open to receive discussion by the end of the first week of classes.

Details: This course addresses many of the issues encountered in managing a law office as a business, including choice of practice entity, personnel management, professional staff development, space and equipment requirements, information technology, capital formation, billing, financial management, workflow management, marketing and cross-jurisdictional practice. It is recommended that students take the Professional Responsibility course before or concurrently with Law Practice Management. Two credits.

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

Books: No textbook is required. The professor will contact the students with readings information.

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Mortgage Banking Law ( - 517A) - Spoon, E.

Books: No textbook required. Professor will furnish handouts.

Assignment: The first assignment hand out is located outside room 465. Read Handout 1.

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Online Dispute Resolution ( - 505J) - Pappas, B.

Books: No textbook required. The professor will be contacting the students regarding readings.

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

Books: Required:
1. Selected Standards on Professional Responsibility, Foundation Press, 2014 edition. ISBN: 978-1609301668.
2. Problems in Legal Ethics (American Casebook) by Schwartz, Wydick, Perschbacher & Bassett, 10th ed. West. ISBN: 978-0314280497.

Assignment: 1. Read Chapter 1 of Schwartz, Wydick and in Chapter 2, read pp. 27-34 and bottom of 47 to the first part of 53.
2. Read the Preamble to the ABA Model Rules, and ABA Model Rules 1.0, 8.1
3. Print out and review Character and Fitness Application. Go to State Bar of Michigan website to do so: www.michbar.org.
4. Read the Schware case on TWEN.

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Secured Transactions and Practice ( - 501J) - Payne, K.

Books: No textbook required. All materials are posted on the TWEN site for this class.

Assignment: Read Chapter 1 and the materials grouped under special Chapter 1A. Brief the two cases, one in each chapter.

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

Books: No textbook required.

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

Books: No textbook required.

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Urban Food, Farm and Agriculture Law Practicum ( - 566P) - Halloran, M.

Books: No textbook required.

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