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1L Advanced Topics and Skills ( - 530U) - Spoon, E.

Books: Course pack Description: TBD
Location: TBD
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Comments: This entry will be updated once the coursepack is available.


Assignment: First Assignment was emailed to students on December 28, 2018

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1L Advanced Topics and Skills ( - 530U) - Barnhizer, D., Bedikian, M.

Books: Course pack Description: TBD
Location: TBD
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Comments: This entry will be updated once the coursepack is available.


Assignment: First Assignment was emailed to students on December 28, 2018

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1L Advanced Topics and Skills ( - 530U) - Lawton, A.

Books: Course pack Description: TBD
Location: TBD
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both

Assignment: Sign up for TWEN. Read Chapter 1(A) (Express Warranties) and 1B (Warranty of Title) in the course pack.
First Assignment was emailed to students on December 28, 2018

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

Books: Title: Accounting for Lawyers, Concise
Author: Matthew Barrett, David Herwitz
ISBN: 9781599416724
Publisher: Foundation Press
Copyright/Published Date: 2016-01
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes


Assignment: WEEK 1 (January 9)
Introduction to Bookkeeping - Debit and Credit
pp. 1-27; Problem 1.1A & 1.1B (pp. 27-29).


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Administrative Law ( - 532) - Staszewski, G.

Books: Title: State and Federal Administrative Law
Author: Asimow and Levin
ISBN: 9780314283795
Publisher: West, American Casebook
Edition: 4th ed.
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Class One: Introduction

Please read pages 1-14 of the casebook, including § 1.7 Problem


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

Books: Title: State and Federal Administrative Law
Author: Asimow and Levin
ISBN: 9780314283795
Publisher: West, American Casebook
Edition: 4th ed.
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: First Assignment for Tuesday, January 8
Reading: MICHAEL ASIMOW & RONALD M. LEVIN, STATE AND FEDERAL ADMINISTRATIVE LAW (4th ed., 2014) (“A&L”) 1-14; Supp. 1 (Stewart, The Reformation of American Administrative Law); and Supp. 2 (ESKRIDGE & FEREJOHN, A REPUBLIC OF STATUTES 29-34, 69-74). Supplements are posted on TWEN under Course Materials.

Sign up on TWEN as a Class Scribe for one class


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Advanced Civil Procedure ( - 530T) - Wittner, N.

Books: Book 1:
Title: Civil Litigation for Foreign-Educated Lawyers: Custom Supplement
Author: Nicholas Wittner
ISBN: 9781454882930
Publisher: Aspen
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No
Comments: This Supplement is only for sale at the Spartan Bookstore.

Book 2:
Title: Complex Litigation
Author: E. Thomas Sullivan, C. Douglas Floyd, Bradley G. Clary, Richard D. Freer
ISBN: 9781630447809
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
Edition: 2nd edition
Copyright/Published Date: 2014-09
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: TWEN page is up - so please add this class so you will not miss any messages from Professor Wittner

January 7:
Text pp. 83-84; 88-91
Supp. USC §1332(a)(1)

January 9:
Supp. USC §1332(a)(2) – (3)

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

Books: ISBN: NONE REQUIRED
Required Material: No
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Log in to the course D2L site and read the syllabus.

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

Books: ISBN: NONE REQUIRED
Required Material: No
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Log in to the course D2L site and read the syllabus.

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

Books: Title: Principles of Legal Research
Author: Kent Olson
ISBN: 9780314286642
Publisher: West Academic
Edition: 2nd
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No
Comments: Students may access the book for free via the West Academic study aids link that is posted on the Law Library homepage

Assignment: Please join the course website on D2L. Assignments for the first week of class are posted on D2L.

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Advertising Law-Food Focus ( - 810T) - Ekonomon, A.

Books: Title: Advertising & Marketing Law Cases and Materials
Author: Rebecca Tushnet and Eric Goldman
Edition: Summer 2018
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: No
Material Part of a Bundle: No
Other Materials: The text is available in pdf online for $12 at this link: https://gumroad.com/l/UVENO FOURTH EDITION
Comments: The text is available in pdf online for $12 at this link: https://gumroad.com/l/UVENO FOURTH EDITION

Assignment: 1.
Course Introduction; Overview; Introduction to Advertising and Advertising Law; The Regulation of Commercial Speech.
Goldman 1-23; 33-53; 64-66
American Beverage Association v. City of San Francisco

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Advocacy ( - 530J) - Gentry, K.

Books: Title: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Author: Columbia Law Review (Compiler), Harvard Law Review (Compiler), University of Pennsylvania Law Review (Compiler), Yale Law Journal (Compiler)
ISBN: 9780692400197
Edition: 20th
Copyright/Published Date: 2017
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation & Style for the Legal Writer
Author: Enquist Oates Francis
ISBN: 9781454880805
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Edition: 5th
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Author: Norton
ISBN: 9781522149880
Edition: 2018
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: An Advocate Persuades
Author: Joan M. Rocklin, et.al.
ISBN: 9781611631500
Edition: 1st
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No


Assignment: Advocacy 2019
First Assignment
Section 008
Prof. Gentry

Before our first class on Friday, January 11th, please do the following. Note that there is a substantial amount of reading, so please allow plenty of time.
1) Sign up for my TWEN site.
2) Read An Advocate Persuades, Chapters 1-3 & 5.
3) The spring appellate problem concerns whether a school district violated the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by suspending a student for his speech. To prepare for the problem, read Thomas E. Wheeler II, Lessons from the Lord of the Flies: Protecting Students from Internet Threats and Cyber Hate Speech, 10 J. Internet L. 3 (2006), which will be available on the RWA webpage after December 30, 2018.
4) Read the Joint Appendix for the spring appellate problem. The Joint Appendix will be available on the RWA webpage after Dec. 30, 2018.
a) Print and place the Joint Appendix in a binder.
b) Create an abstract of the Joint Appendix that includes the following information:
• a list of the parties,
• a summary of the procedural history,
• a list of the issues on appeal, and
• a list of issues not raised on appeal or conceded by the parties in the court below, if any.
c) As you read the Joint Appendix, create a detailed timeline of the key events. Bring the timeline to class.
d) As you read the Joint Appendix, answer the following questions. Cite to the relevant page numbers.
• What was the school district’s reason for the suspension?
• What was the relevant speech?
• How did the administrators react?
• How did the fellow classmates react?
• Did the trial court grant the Defendant’s motion for summary judgment?
• Why?
• Describe the reasons for the court’s decision on these two issues.
• What legal authority is cited for the court’s decision?
• What is the relevant jurisdiction?
5) Westlaw and LexisNexis will be offering optional further training Thursday, Jan. 10 - Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. The training will be jointly conducted, so going to one session will cover both Westlaw and Lexis. More training will probably be helpful in completing the research required for Advocacy and in preparing for your first legal job. However, the service representatives have been requested to teach advanced research strategies, not the precise issues in the appellate problem.
Further details, including how to sign up, will be emailed to you the first week of January. Please watch for that email. Please contact librarian Daryl Thompson at thomps43@law.msu.edu if you do not receive an email by Jan. 7 or have questions about the trainings.
6) For Advocacy, you are required to attend an appellate court, view one or more arguments, and write a brief summary of your visit. This assignment is called the "Court Session Synopsis." The requirements for this assignment are posted on the RWA webpage.
You may find it convenient to attend an appellate argument before your first Advocacy class. The argument can be in any jurisdiction as long as it is in an appellate court. You can usually find oral argument schedules online. Be sure to contact the court clerk’s office to confirm.
Before attending an oral argument, please review the Court Session Synopsis and note what is required, so you can complete the assignment. The Court Session Synopsis is due at the end of spring break.


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Advocacy ( - 530J) - Lawrence, D.

Books: Title: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Author: Columbia Law Review (Compiler), Harvard Law Review (Compiler), University of Pennsylvania Law Review (Compiler), Yale Law Journal (Compiler)
ISBN: 9780692400197
Edition: 20th
Copyright/Published Date: 2017
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation & Style for the Legal Writer
Author: Enquist Oates Francis
ISBN: 9781454880805
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Edition: 5th
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Author: Norton
ISBN: 9781522149880
Edition: 2018
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: An Advocate Persuades
Author: Joan M. Rocklin, et.al.
ISBN: 9781611631500
Edition: 1st
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No


Assignment: Advocacy 2019
First Assignment
Section 004
Prof. Lawrence

Before our first class on Friday, January 11th, please do the following. Note that there is a substantial amount of reading, so allow plenty of time.
1) Sign up for my TWEN site.
2) Read An Advocate Persuades, Chapters 1-3 & 5.
3) The spring appellate problem concerns whether a school district violated the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by suspending a student for his speech. To prepare for the problem, read Thomas E. Wheeler II, Lessons from the Lord of the Flies: Protecting Students from Internet Threats and Cyber Hate Speech, 10 J. Internet L. 3 (2006), which will be available on the RWA webpage after December 30, 2018.
4) Read the Joint Appendix for the spring appellate problem. The Joint Appendix will be available on the RWA webpage after Dec. 30, 2018.
a) Print and place the Joint Appendix in a binder.
b) Create an abstract of the Joint Appendix that includes the following information:
• a list of the parties,
• a summary of the procedural history,
• a list of the issues on appeal, and
• a list of issues not raised on appeal or conceded by the parties in the court below, if any.
c) As you read the Joint Appendix, create a detailed timeline of the key events. Bring the timeline to class.
d) As you read the Joint Appendix, answer the following questions. Cite to the relevant page numbers.
• What was the school district’s reason for the suspension?
• What was the relevant speech?
• How did the administrators react?
• How did the fellow classmates react?
• Did the trial court grant the Defendant’s motion for summary judgment?
• Why?
• In detail, describe the reasons for the court’s decision on these two issues.
• What legal authority is cited for the court’s decision?
• True or False
o The Defendant will argue that the school district did not violate the First Amendment because the student made the Facebook post while at home.
• What is the relevant jurisdiction?
5) Westlaw and LexisNexis will be offering optional further training Thursday, Jan. 10 - Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. The training will be jointly conducted, so going to one session will cover both Westlaw and Lexis. More training will probably be helpful in completing the research required for Advocacy and in preparing for your first legal job. However, the service representatives have been requested to teach advanced research strategies, not the precise issues in the appellate problem.
Further details, including how to sign up, will be emailed to you the first week of January. Please watch for that email. Please contact librarian Daryl Thompson at thomps43@law.msu.edu if you do not receive an email by Jan. 7 or have questions about the trainings.
6) For Advocacy, you are required to attend an appellate court, view one or more arguments, and write a brief summary of your visit. This assignment is called the "Court Session Synopsis." The requirements for this assignment are posted on the RWA webpage.
You may find it convenient to attend an appellate argument before your first Advocacy class. The argument can be in any jurisdiction as long as it is in an appellate court. You can usually find oral argument schedules online. Be sure to contact the court clerk’s office to confirm.
Before attending an oral argument, please review the Court Session Synopsis and note what is required, so you can complete the assignment. The Court Session Synopsis is due at the end of spring break.


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Rosa, J.

Books: Title: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Author: Columbia Law Review (Compiler), Harvard Law Review (Compiler), University of Pennsylvania Law Review (Compiler), Yale Law Journal (Compiler)
ISBN: 9780692400197
Edition: 20th
Copyright/Published Date: 2017
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation & Style for the Legal Writer
Author: Enquist Oates Francis
ISBN: 9781454880805
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Edition: 5th
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Author: Norton
ISBN: 9781522149880
Edition: 2018
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: An Advocate Persuades
Author: Joan M. Rocklin, et.al.
ISBN: 9781611631500
Edition: 1st
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Prof. J. Rosa
First Assignment: Advocacy 2019
NOTE: This assignment includes requirements in addition to those
listed on the “First Assignment” posted to the RWA website.
Before our first class on Friday, January 11, please do the following. Note that there is a substantial amount of reading, so allow plenty of time.
1. Sign up for our TWEN site.
2. Read An Advocate Persuades, Chapters 1-3 & 5.
3. The spring appellate problem concerns whether a school district violated the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by suspending a student for his speech. To prepare for the problem, read Thomas E. Wheeler II, Lessons from the Lord of the Flies: Protecting Students from Internet Threats and Cyber Hate Speech, 10 J. Internet L. 3 (2006), which will be available on the RWA webpage after December 30, 2018.
4. Read the Joint Appendix for the spring appellate problem. The Joint Appendix will be available on the RWA webpage.
5. Prepare for class:
a) Print and place the Joint Appendix in a binder.
b) Create an abstract of the Joint Appendix that includes the following information:
• A list of the parties,
• A summary of the procedural history,
• A list of the issues on appeal, and
• A list of issues not raised on appeal or conceded by the parties in the court below, if any.
• A timeline of the key events
c) Answer the following questions. Cite to the relevant page numbers.
• What was the school district’s reason for the suspension?
• What was the relevant speech?
• How did the administrators react?
• How did the fellow classmates react?
• Did the trial court grant the Defendant’s motion for summary judgment?
• Why?
• In detail, describe the reasons for the court’s decision on the two issues.
• What legal authority is cited for the court’s decision?
• True or False: The Defendant will argue that the school district did not violate the First Amendment because the student made the Facebook post while at home.
• What is the relevant jurisdiction?
6. Read the excerpt of an appellate brief on TWEN under Course Materials.
a) Label the CREACs/IRACs in the argument section as follows:
2
- Place a C next to the conclusion,
- Place an R next to the rule,
- Place an E next to the rule explanation,
- Place an A next to the application,
- Place a C next to the conclusion.
(Note: in RWA, you may have called the structure an IRAC, but now we refer to it as a CREAC).
b) Draft and post to TWEN a 1-2 page memo addressing the similarities and differences between this argument section and the discussion section from your final memo last semester and tell me reasons why this is an example of effective legal writing.
7. Westlaw and LexisNexis will be offering optional further training Thursday, Jan. 10 - Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. The training will be jointly conducted, so going to one session will cover both Westlaw and Lexis. More training will probably be helpful in completing the research required for Advocacy and in preparing for your first legal job. However, the service representatives have been requested to teach advanced research strategies, not the precise issues in the appellate problem.
Further details, including how to sign up, will be emailed to you the first week of January. Please watch for that email. Please contact librarian Daryl Thompson at thomps43@law.msu.edu if you do not receive an email by Jan. 7 or have questions about the trainings.
8. For Advocacy, you are required to attend an appellate court, view one or more arguments, and write a brief summary of your visit. This assignment is called the "Court Session Synopsis." The requirements for this assignment are posted on the RWA webpage.
You may find it convenient to attend an appellate argument before your first Advocacy class. The argument can be in any jurisdiction as long as it is in an appellate court. You can usually find oral argument schedules online. Be sure to contact the court clerk’s office to confirm.
Before attending an oral argument, please review the Court Session Synopsis and note what is required, so you can complete the assignment. The Court Session Synopsis is due at the end of spring break

Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Stokstad, P.

Books: Title: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Author: Columbia Law Review (Compiler), Harvard Law Review (Compiler), University of Pennsylvania Law Review (Compiler), Yale Law Journal (Compiler)
ISBN: 9780692400197
Edition: 20th
Copyright/Published Date: 2017
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation & Style for the Legal Writer
Author: Enquist Oates Francis
ISBN: 9781454880805
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Edition: 5th
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Author: Norton
ISBN: 9781522149880
Edition: 2018
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: An Advocate Persuades
Author: Joan M. Rocklin, et.al.
ISBN: 9781611631500
Edition: 1st
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment:

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

Books: Title: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Author: Columbia Law Review (Compiler), Harvard Law Review (Compiler), University of Pennsylvania Law Review (Compiler), Yale Law Journal (Compiler)
ISBN: 9780692400197
Edition: 20th
Copyright/Published Date: 2017
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation & Style for the Legal Writer
Author: Enquist Oates Francis
ISBN: 9781454880805
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Edition: 5th
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Author: Norton
ISBN: 9781522149880
Edition: 2018
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: An Advocate Persuades
Author: Joan M. Rocklin, et.al.
ISBN: 9781611631500
Edition: 1st
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Advocacy 2019
First Assignment
Prof. O’Regan

Before our first class on Friday, January 11th, please do the following. Note that there is a substantial amount of reading, so allow plenty of time.
1) Sign up for our TWEN site, which will be available after December 30, 2018.
2) Read An Advocate Persuades, Chapters 1-3 & 5.
3) The spring appellate problem concerns whether a school district violated the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by suspending a student for his speech. To prepare for the problem, read Thomas E. Wheeler II, Lessons from the Lord of the Flies: Protecting Students from Internet Threats and Cyber Hate Speech, 10 J. Internet L. 3 (2006), which will be available on the RWA webpage after December 30, 2018.
4) Read the Joint Appendix for the spring appellate problem. The Joint Appendix will be available on the RWA webpage after Dec. 30, 2018.
a) Print and place the Joint Appendix in a binder.
b) Create an abstract of the Joint Appendix that includes the following information:
• a list of the parties,
• a summary of the procedural history,
• a list of the issues on appeal, and
• a list of issues not raised on appeal or conceded by the parties in the court below, if any.
c) As you read the Joint Appendix, create a detailed timeline of the key events. Bring the timeline to class.
d) As you read the Joint Appendix, answer the following questions. Cite to the relevant page numbers.
• What was the school district’s reason for the suspension?
• What was the relevant speech?
• How did the administrators react?
• How did the fellow classmates react?
• Did the trial court grant the Defendant’s motion for summary judgment?
• Why?
• In detail, describe the reasons for the court’s decision on these two issues.
• What legal authority is cited for the court’s decision?
• True or False
o The Defendant will argue that the school district did not violate the First Amendment because the student made the Facebook post while at home.
• What is the relevant jurisdiction?
5) Westlaw and LexisNexis will be offering optional further training Thursday, Jan. 10 - Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. The training will be jointly conducted, so going to one session will cover both Westlaw and Lexis. More training will probably be helpful in completing the research required for Advocacy and in preparing for your first legal job. However, the service representatives have been requested to teach advanced research strategies, not the precise issues in the appellate problem.
Further details, including how to sign up, will be emailed to you the first week of January. Please watch for that email. Please contact librarian Daryl Thompson at thomps43@law.msu.edu if you do not receive an email by Jan. 7 or have questions about the trainings.
6) For Advocacy, you are required to attend an appellate court, view one or more arguments, and write a brief summary of your visit. This assignment is called the "Court Session Synopsis." The requirements for this assignment are posted on the RWA webpage.
You may find it convenient to attend an appellate argument before your first Advocacy class. The argument can be in any jurisdiction as long as it is in an appellate court. You can usually find oral argument schedules online. Be sure to contact the court clerk’s office to confirm.
Before attending an oral argument, please review the Court Session Synopsis and note what is required, so you can complete the assignment. The Court Session Synopsis is due at the end of spring break.


Details:

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

Books: Title: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Author: Columbia Law Review (Compiler), Harvard Law Review (Compiler), University of Pennsylvania Law Review (Compiler), Yale Law Journal (Compiler)
ISBN: 9780692400197
Edition: 20th
Copyright/Published Date: 2017
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation & Style for the Legal Writer
Author: Enquist Oates Francis
ISBN: 9781454880805
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Edition: 5th
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Author: Norton
ISBN: 9781522149880
Edition: 2018
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: An Advocate Persuades
Author: Joan M. Rocklin, et.al.
ISBN: 9781611631500
Edition: 1st
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Advocacy 2019
First Assignment
Prof. O’Regan

Before our first class on Friday, January 11th, please do the following. Note that there is a substantial amount of reading, so allow plenty of time.
1) Sign up for our TWEN site, which will be available after December 30, 2018.
2) Read An Advocate Persuades, Chapters 1-3 & 5.
3) The spring appellate problem concerns whether a school district violated the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by suspending a student for his speech. To prepare for the problem, read Thomas E. Wheeler II, Lessons from the Lord of the Flies: Protecting Students from Internet Threats and Cyber Hate Speech, 10 J. Internet L. 3 (2006), which will be available on the RWA webpage after December 30, 2018.
4) Read the Joint Appendix for the spring appellate problem. The Joint Appendix will be available on the RWA webpage after Dec. 30, 2018.
a) Print and place the Joint Appendix in a binder.
b) Create an abstract of the Joint Appendix that includes the following information:
• a list of the parties,
• a summary of the procedural history,
• a list of the issues on appeal, and
• a list of issues not raised on appeal or conceded by the parties in the court below, if any.
c) As you read the Joint Appendix, create a detailed timeline of the key events. Bring the timeline to class.
d) As you read the Joint Appendix, answer the following questions. Cite to the relevant page numbers.
• What was the school district’s reason for the suspension?
• What was the relevant speech?
• How did the administrators react?
• How did the fellow classmates react?
• Did the trial court grant the Defendant’s motion for summary judgment?
• Why?
• In detail, describe the reasons for the court’s decision on these two issues.
• What legal authority is cited for the court’s decision?
• True or False
o The Defendant will argue that the school district did not violate the First Amendment because the student made the Facebook post while at home.
• What is the relevant jurisdiction?
5) Westlaw and LexisNexis will be offering optional further training Thursday, Jan. 10 - Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. The training will be jointly conducted, so going to one session will cover both Westlaw and Lexis. More training will probably be helpful in completing the research required for Advocacy and in preparing for your first legal job. However, the service representatives have been requested to teach advanced research strategies, not the precise issues in the appellate problem.
Further details, including how to sign up, will be emailed to you the first week of January. Please watch for that email. Please contact librarian Daryl Thompson at thomps43@law.msu.edu if you do not receive an email by Jan. 7 or have questions about the trainings.
6) For Advocacy, you are required to attend an appellate court, view one or more arguments, and write a brief summary of your visit. This assignment is called the "Court Session Synopsis." The requirements for this assignment are posted on the RWA webpage.
You may find it convenient to attend an appellate argument before your first Advocacy class. The argument can be in any jurisdiction as long as it is in an appellate court. You can usually find oral argument schedules online. Be sure to contact the court clerk’s office to confirm.
Before attending an oral argument, please review the Court Session Synopsis and note what is required, so you can complete the assignment. The Court Session Synopsis is due at the end of spring break.


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Spiliopoulos, E.

Books: Title: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Author: Columbia Law Review (Compiler), Harvard Law Review (Compiler), University of Pennsylvania Law Review (Compiler), Yale Law Journal (Compiler)
ISBN: 9780692400197
Edition: 20th
Copyright/Published Date: 2017
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation & Style for the Legal Writer
Author: Enquist Oates Francis
ISBN: 9781454880805
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Edition: 5th
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Author: Norton
ISBN: 9781522149880
Edition: 2018
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: An Advocate Persuades
Author: Joan M. Rocklin, et.al.
ISBN: 9781611631500
Edition: 1st
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Before our first class on Friday, January 11th, please do the following. Note that there is a substantial amount of reading, so allow plenty of time.
1) Sign up for my TWEN site.
2) Read An Advocate Persuades, Chapters 1-3 & 5.
3) The spring appellate problem concerns whether a school district violated the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by suspending a student for his speech. To prepare for the problem, read Thomas E. Wheeler II, Lessons from the Lord of the Flies: Protecting Students from Internet Threats and Cyber Hate Speech, 10 J. Internet L. 3 (2006), which will be available on the RWA webpage after December 30, 2018.
4) Read the Joint Appendix for the spring appellate problem. The Joint Appendix will be available on the RWA webpage after Dec. 30, 2018.
a) Print and place the Joint Appendix in a binder.
b) Create an abstract of the Joint Appendix that includes the following information:
• a list of the parties,
• a summary of the procedural history,
• a list of the issues on appeal, and
• a list of issues not raised on appeal or conceded by the parties in the court below, if any.
c) As you read the Joint Appendix, create a detailed timeline of the key events. Bring the timeline to class.
d) As you read the Joint Appendix, answer the following questions. Cite to the relevant page numbers.
• What was the school district’s reason for the suspension?
• What was the relevant speech?
• How did the administrators react?
• How did the fellow classmates react?
• Did the trial court grant the Defendant’s motion for summary judgment?
• Why?
• In detail, describe the reasons for the court’s decision on these two issues.
• What legal authority is cited for the court’s decision?
• True or False
o The Defendant will argue that the school district did not violate the First Amendment because the student made the Facebook post while at home.
• What is the relevant jurisdiction?
5) Westlaw and LexisNexis will be offering optional further training Thursday, Jan. 10 - Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. The training will be jointly conducted, so going to one session will cover both Westlaw and Lexis. More training will probably be helpful in completing the research required for Advocacy and in preparing for your first legal job. However, the service representatives have been requested to teach advanced research strategies, not the precise issues in the appellate problem.
Further details, including how to sign up, will be emailed to you the first week of January. Please watch for that email. Please contact librarian Daryl Thompson at thomps43@law.msu.edu if you do not receive an email by Jan. 7 or have questions about the trainings.
6) For Advocacy, you are required to attend an appellate court, view one or more arguments, and write a brief summary of your visit. This assignment is called the "Court Session Synopsis." The requirements for this assignment are posted on the RWA webpage.
You may find it convenient to attend an appellate argument before your first Advocacy class. The argument can be in any jurisdiction as long as it is in an appellate court. You can usually find oral argument schedules online. Be sure to contact the court clerk’s office to confirm.
Before attending an oral argument, please review the Court Session Synopsis and note what is required, so you can complete the assignment. The Court Session Synopsis is due at the end of spring break.


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Copland, J.

Books: Title: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Author: Columbia Law Review (Compiler), Harvard Law Review (Compiler), University of Pennsylvania Law Review (Compiler), Yale Law Journal (Compiler)
ISBN: 9780692400197
Edition: 20th
Copyright/Published Date: 2017
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation & Style for the Legal Writer
Author: Enquist Oates Francis
ISBN: 9781454880805
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Edition: 5th
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Author: Norton
ISBN: 9781522149880
Edition: 2018
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: An Advocate Persuades
Author: Joan M. Rocklin, et.al.
ISBN: 9781611631500
Edition: 1st
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: For Prof. Copland's First Assignments (Section 013), please sign on to her class TWEN page. First assignments will be posted on TWEN.

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Advocacy ( - 530J) - LaRose, S.

Books: Title: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Author: Columbia Law Review (Compiler), Harvard Law Review (Compiler), University of Pennsylvania Law Review (Compiler), Yale Law Journal (Compiler)
ISBN: 9780692400197
Edition: 20th
Copyright/Published Date: 2017
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation & Style for the Legal Writer
Author: Enquist Oates Francis
ISBN: 9781454880805
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Edition: 5th
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Author: Norton
ISBN: 9781522149880
Edition: 2018
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: An Advocate Persuades
Author: Joan M. Rocklin, et.al.
ISBN: 9781611631500
Edition: 1st
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Before our first class on Tuesday, January 8th, please do the following. Note that there is a substantial amount of reading, so allow plenty of time.

1) Read An Advocate Persuades, Chapters 1-3 & 5.

2) The spring appellate problem concerns whether a school district violated the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by suspending a student for his speech. To prepare for the problem, read Thomas E. Wheeler II, Lessons from the Lord of the Flies: Protecting Students from Internet Threats and Cyber Hate Speech, 10 J. Internet L. 3 (2006), which will be available on the RWA webpage after December 30, 2018.

3) Read the Joint Appendix for the spring appellate problem. The Joint Appendix is available on the RWA webpage.
a) Print and place the Joint Appendix in a binder.
b) Create a typed, chronological list of facts to submit in hard copy.


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - LaRose, S.

Books: Title: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Author: Columbia Law Review (Compiler), Harvard Law Review (Compiler), University of Pennsylvania Law Review (Compiler), Yale Law Journal (Compiler)
ISBN: 9780692400197
Edition: 20th
Copyright/Published Date: 2017
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation & Style for the Legal Writer
Author: Enquist Oates Francis
ISBN: 9781454880805
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Edition: 5th
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Author: Norton
ISBN: 9781522149880
Edition: 2018
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: An Advocate Persuades
Author: Joan M. Rocklin, et.al.
ISBN: 9781611631500
Edition: 1st
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No


Assignment: Before our first class on Tuesday, January 8th, please do the following. Note that there is a substantial amount of reading, so allow plenty of time.

1) Read An Advocate Persuades, Chapters 1-3 & 5.

2) The spring appellate problem concerns whether a school district violated the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by suspending a student for his speech. To prepare for the problem, read Thomas E. Wheeler II, Lessons from the Lord of the Flies: Protecting Students from Internet Threats and Cyber Hate Speech, 10 J. Internet L. 3 (2006), which will be available on the RWA webpage after December 30, 2018.

3) Read the Joint Appendix for the spring appellate problem. The Joint Appendix is available on the RWA webpage.
a) Print and place the Joint Appendix in a binder.
b) Create a typed, chronological list of facts to submit in hard copy.


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Costello, N.

Books: Title: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Author: Columbia Law Review (Compiler), Harvard Law Review (Compiler), University of Pennsylvania Law Review (Compiler), Yale Law Journal (Compiler)
ISBN: 9780692400197
Edition: 20th
Copyright/Published Date: 2017
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation & Style for the Legal Writer
Author: Enquist Oates Francis
ISBN: 9781454880805
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Edition: 5th
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Author: Norton
ISBN: 9781522149880
Edition: 2018
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: An Advocate Persuades
Author: Joan M. Rocklin, et.al.
ISBN: 9781611631500
Edition: 1st
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Advocacy 2019
First Assignment
Prof. Costello

Before our first class on Thursday, January 10, please do the following. Note that there is a substantial amount of reading, so allow time.
1) Sign up for my TWEN site.
2) Read An Advocate Persuades, Chapters 1-3 & 5.
3) The spring appellate problem concerns whether a school district violated the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by suspending a student for his speech. To prepare for the problem, read Thomas E. Wheeler II, Lessons from the Lord of the Flies: Protecting Students from Internet Threats and Cyber Hate Speech, 10 J. Internet L. 3 (2006), which is available on the RWA webpage.
4) Read the Joint Appendix for the spring appellate problem. The Joint Appendix is available on the RWA webpage.
5) Westlaw and LexisNexis will be offering optional further training Thursday, Jan. 10 - Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. The training will be jointly conducted, so going to one session will cover both Westlaw and Lexis. More training will probably be helpful in completing the research required for Advocacy and in preparing for your first legal job. However, the service representatives have been requested to teach advanced research strategies, not the precise issues in the appellate problem.
Further details, including how to sign up, will be emailed to you the first week of January. Please watch for that email. Please contact librarian Daryl Thompson at thomps43@law.msu.edu if you do not receive an email by Jan. 7 or have questions about the trainings.
6) For Advocacy, you are required to attend an appellate court, view one or more arguments, and write a brief summary of your visit. This assignment is called the "Court Session Synopsis." The requirements for this assignment are posted on the RWA webpage.
You may find it convenient to attend an appellate argument before your first Advocacy class. The argument can be in any jurisdiction as long as it is in an appellate court. You can usually find oral argument schedules online. Be sure to contact the court clerk’s office to confirm.
Before attending an oral argument, please review the Court Session Synopsis and note what is required, so you can complete the assignment. The Court Session Synopsis is due at the end of spring break.


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Costello, N.

Books: Title: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Author: Columbia Law Review (Compiler), Harvard Law Review (Compiler), University of Pennsylvania Law Review (Compiler), Yale Law Journal (Compiler)
ISBN: 9780692400197
Edition: 20th
Copyright/Published Date: 2017
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation & Style for the Legal Writer
Author: Enquist Oates Francis
ISBN: 9781454880805
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Edition: 5th
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Author: Norton
ISBN: 9781522149880
Edition: 2018
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: An Advocate Persuades
Author: Joan M. Rocklin, et.al.
ISBN: 9781611631500
Edition: 1st
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Advocacy 2019
First Assignment
Prof. Costello

Before our first class on Thursday, January 10, please do the following. Note that there is a substantial amount of reading, so allow time.
1) Sign up for my TWEN site.
2) Read An Advocate Persuades, Chapters 1-3 & 5.
3) The spring appellate problem concerns whether a school district violated the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by suspending a student for his speech. To prepare for the problem, read Thomas E. Wheeler II, Lessons from the Lord of the Flies: Protecting Students from Internet Threats and Cyber Hate Speech, 10 J. Internet L. 3 (2006), which is available on the RWA webpage.
4) Read the Joint Appendix for the spring appellate problem. The Joint Appendix is available on the RWA webpage.
5) Westlaw and LexisNexis will be offering optional further training Thursday, Jan. 10 - Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. The training will be jointly conducted, so going to one session will cover both Westlaw and Lexis. More training will probably be helpful in completing the research required for Advocacy and in preparing for your first legal job. However, the service representatives have been requested to teach advanced research strategies, not the precise issues in the appellate problem.
Further details, including how to sign up, will be emailed to you the first week of January. Please watch for that email. Please contact librarian Daryl Thompson at thomps43@law.msu.edu if you do not receive an email by Jan. 7 or have questions about the trainings.
6) For Advocacy, you are required to attend an appellate court, view one or more arguments, and write a brief summary of your visit. This assignment is called the "Court Session Synopsis." The requirements for this assignment are posted on the RWA webpage.
You may find it convenient to attend an appellate argument before your first Advocacy class. The argument can be in any jurisdiction as long as it is in an appellate court. You can usually find oral argument schedules online. Be sure to contact the court clerk’s office to confirm.
Before attending an oral argument, please review the Court Session Synopsis and note what is required, so you can complete the assignment. The Court Session Synopsis is due at the end of spring break.


Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Rosa, J.

Books: Title: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Author: Columbia Law Review (Compiler), Harvard Law Review (Compiler), University of Pennsylvania Law Review (Compiler), Yale Law Journal (Compiler)
ISBN: 9780692400197
Edition: 20th
Copyright/Published Date: 2017
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation & Style for the Legal Writer
Author: Enquist Oates Francis
ISBN: 9781454880805
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Edition: 5th
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Author: Norton
ISBN: 9781522149880
Edition: 2018
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: An Advocate Persuades
Author: Joan M. Rocklin, et.al.
ISBN: 9781611631500
Edition: 1st
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Prof. J. Rosa
First Assignment: Advocacy 2019
NOTE: This assignment includes requirements in addition to those
listed on the “First Assignment” posted to the RWA website.
Before our first class on Friday, January 11, please do the following. Note that there is a substantial amount of reading, so allow plenty of time.
1. Sign up for our TWEN site.
2. Read An Advocate Persuades, Chapters 1-3 & 5.
3. The spring appellate problem concerns whether a school district violated the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by suspending a student for his speech. To prepare for the problem, read Thomas E. Wheeler II, Lessons from the Lord of the Flies: Protecting Students from Internet Threats and Cyber Hate Speech, 10 J. Internet L. 3 (2006), which will be available on the RWA webpage after December 30, 2018.
4. Read the Joint Appendix for the spring appellate problem. The Joint Appendix will be available on the RWA webpage.
5. Prepare for class:
a) Print and place the Joint Appendix in a binder.
b) Create an abstract of the Joint Appendix that includes the following information:
• A list of the parties,
• A summary of the procedural history,
• A list of the issues on appeal, and
• A list of issues not raised on appeal or conceded by the parties in the court below, if any.
• A timeline of the key events
c) Answer the following questions. Cite to the relevant page numbers.
• What was the school district’s reason for the suspension?
• What was the relevant speech?
• How did the administrators react?
• How did the fellow classmates react?
• Did the trial court grant the Defendant’s motion for summary judgment?
• Why?
• In detail, describe the reasons for the court’s decision on the two issues.
• What legal authority is cited for the court’s decision?
• True or False: The Defendant will argue that the school district did not violate the First Amendment because the student made the Facebook post while at home.
• What is the relevant jurisdiction?
6. Read the excerpt of an appellate brief on TWEN under Course Materials.
a) Label the CREACs/IRACs in the argument section as follows:
2
- Place a C next to the conclusion,
- Place an R next to the rule,
- Place an E next to the rule explanation,
- Place an A next to the application,
- Place a C next to the conclusion.
(Note: in RWA, you may have called the structure an IRAC, but now we refer to it as a CREAC).
b) Draft and post to TWEN a 1-2 page memo addressing the similarities and differences between this argument section and the discussion section from your final memo last semester and tell me reasons why this is an example of effective legal writing.
7. Westlaw and LexisNexis will be offering optional further training Thursday, Jan. 10 - Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. The training will be jointly conducted, so going to one session will cover both Westlaw and Lexis. More training will probably be helpful in completing the research required for Advocacy and in preparing for your first legal job. However, the service representatives have been requested to teach advanced research strategies, not the precise issues in the appellate problem.
Further details, including how to sign up, will be emailed to you the first week of January. Please watch for that email. Please contact librarian Daryl Thompson at thomps43@law.msu.edu if you do not receive an email by Jan. 7 or have questions about the trainings.
8. For Advocacy, you are required to attend an appellate court, view one or more arguments, and write a brief summary of your visit. This assignment is called the "Court Session Synopsis." The requirements for this assignment are posted on the RWA webpage.
You may find it convenient to attend an appellate argument before your first Advocacy class. The argument can be in any jurisdiction as long as it is in an appellate court. You can usually find oral argument schedules online. Be sure to contact the court clerk’s office to confirm.
Before attending an oral argument, please review the Court Session Synopsis and note what is required, so you can complete the assignment. The Court Session Synopsis is due at the end of spring break

Details:

Advocacy ( - 530J) - Stokstad, P.

Books: Title: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Author: Columbia Law Review (Compiler), Harvard Law Review (Compiler), University of Pennsylvania Law Review (Compiler), Yale Law Journal (Compiler)
ISBN: 9780692400197
Edition: 20th
Copyright/Published Date: 2017
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation & Style for the Legal Writer
Author: Enquist Oates Francis
ISBN: 9781454880805
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Edition: 5th
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Author: Norton
ISBN: 9781522149880
Edition: 2018
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: An Advocate Persuades
Author: Joan M. Rocklin, et.al.
ISBN: 9781611631500
Edition: 1st
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment:

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

Books: Title: Food, Farming, and Sustainability: Readings in Agricultural Law
Author: Susan A. Schneider
ISBN: 9781611636390
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
Edition: 2nd edition
Copyright/Published Date: 2016-08-19
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Week 1 – Wednesday, January 9, 2019: Introduction, Commodity Assignment, History of Agriculture Production and Policy - Chapter 1 of book, through page 42.
Also read:
• Michigan’s Public Act 13 of 1921, Department of Agriculture, MCL 285.1 et seq.
• Skim: USDA’s Economic Research Service Farm Income and Costs: 2018 Farm Sector Income Forecast: https://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/farm-economy/farm-sector-income-finances/farm-sector-income-forecast/


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American Indian Children & the Law ( - 635D) - Fort, K.

Books: None. Material will be provided electronically by professor.

Assignment: Pp 3-29 of American Indian Children and the Law, available here: https://turtletalk.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/Fort_AICLaw-proof1.pdf

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Animal Welfare Clinic I ( - 631R) - Nasser, C.

Books: ▪ Animal Law: Cases and Materials (Sonia S. Waisman, Pamela D. Frasch, & Bruce A. Wagman eds.) (Carolina Academic Press 5th Ed. 2014) (hereinafter “Animal Law”)
▪ Brad Fitch, Media Relations Handbook for Government, Associations, Nonprofits, and Elected Officials, (TheCapitol.Net, Inc. 2nd Ed. 2012) (hereinafter “Media Relations”)
▪ Course Packet – in Digital Form in the Animal Welfare Clinic computer folder
▪ Supplemental law review articles, statutes, ordinances, cases, and additional reading materials provided by the director or available on Westlaw/Lexis/Bloomberg, Municode, or PACER
▪ Optional reading will be noted as such in the assignments and is recommended, but not mandatory, and may be found in the Animal Welfare Clinic computer folder, “Optional Supplemental Reading”



Assignment: Week 1 (01/09/19): The Role of the Animal Welfare Clinic and Introduction to FOIA
Reading (available on Westlaw or Lexis-Nexis):
Cass R. Sunstein, The Rights of Animals, 70 U. Chi. L. Rev. 387 (2003);
Carney Anne Nasser, MSU’s Animal Welfare Clinic Roars onto the Scene, Michigan Bar Journal (July 2018); available at http://www.michbar.org/file/barjournal/article/documents/pdf4article3426.pdf.
Reading available on Westlaw/Lexis-Nexis:
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) FOIA Regulations,
7 C.F.R. §§ 1.1-1.25
U.S. Department of Interior FOIA Regulations, 43 C.F.R. §§ 2.1-2.41
Michigan Freedom of Information Act, M.C.L. §§ 15.231-15.246
Class Activities:
1) Course Overview and Clinic Orientation
2) Assignment of Weekly Monitoring for Relevant Animal Law Updates:
1) Federal Register – U.S. Department of Agriculture
2) Federal Register – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
3) Legislative Updates
4) Litigation Updates
3) Assignment of FOIA Requests
Samples to reference for format/guidance:
Records Request to N.C. Dep’t of Agric. regarding Jambbas Ranch Tours (Course Packet Document #4-in the “Course Packet” folder on the Animal Welfare Clinic computer drive)
Expedited FOIA Request to U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service regarding Ringling Bros. Circus (In the “Required Supplemental Reading” folder)
FOIA Request to U.S.D.A. regarding Ringling Bros. Circus (In the “Required Supplemental Reading” folder)
4) Assignment of First Docket Projects


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Automated Vehicles and the Law ( - 537S) - Wittner, N.

Books: Lipson and Kurman, “Driverless: Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead” (MIT Press, 2016).
Also, articles will be posted on TWEN.

Assignment: Preface and chapter 9 from the book.

Pages 1 – 41 of this document: https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/policy-initiatives/automated-vehicles/320711/preparing-future-transportation-automated-vehicle-30.pdf It is Safety Policy 3.0 in the TWEN Course Materials folder. I am also attaching it as a PDF.

All of this document: https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/documents/13069a-ads2.0_090617_v9a_tag.pdf In the TWEN folder it is Safety Policy 2.0.


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Bankruptcy ( - 506A) - Gerdes, A.

Books: Required:
Title: The Law of Debtors and Creditors
Author: Warren, Westbrook, Porter and Pottow
ISBN: 9781454822387
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer (Aspen Casebook Series)
Edition: Seventh Edition
Copyright/Published Date: 2014
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Week #1: Property of the Estate; The Automatic Stay
• Read: 9-15 (stop at top p. 15); 57-75; Sharp v. Dery and Butner v. U.S. (on TWEN)
o Cases: Compare Prochnow v. Apex Properties (p. 60) with Sharp v. Dery.
• Problems: 3.1 (compare §1306); 3.4; 3.5
• If you want to test your knowledge of Secured Transactions, try the Secured Transactions Overview Problems posted on TWEN.

Your first assignment documents on TWEN are listed under Marie Gordon, for now.

Details: A federal supplement may be needed, but none has been selected yet.

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

Books: ISBN: NONE REQUIRED
Required Material: No
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment:

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Business Enterprises ( - 500M) - Reyes, C.

Books: Title: Bus Org in a Planning Context, Cases, Materials and Study Problems + Casebookplus
Author: Dwight Drake
ISBN: 9781634601610
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Copyright/Published Date: 2015-12-01
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Professor will also send students a link to other online materials.

Assignment: Class 1 – Tuesday, January 8, 2019
• Read the PDF Available on TWEN – Introduction by Epstein et al.
Class 2 – Thursday, January 10, 2019
• Read Pages 1-40 in the Drake text. Be prepared to discuss case problems 1-1, 1-2, and 1-3 in class.
• Be sure to carefully review the Restatement of Agency provisions provided for you by Drake in the text. Consider finding an electronic version to consult as well.

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Business Enterprises ( - 500M) - Barnhizer, D.

Books: Required:
Title: Business Associations, Cases and Materials on Agency, Partnerships, Llcs, and Corporations
Author: William Klein, J. Mark Ramseyer, Stephen Bainbridge
ISBN: 9781683285229
Publisher: Foundation Press
Edition: 10th edition
Copyright/Published Date: 2018-02-28
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: Yes (***SEE COMMENTS***)
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No
Comments: Students are free to use the 9th edition, but they are responsible for all readings in the 10th edition. Professor will not be providing a cross-reference between the two editions.

Assignment: First assignment is pages 1-32 in the Klein, Ramsayer, Bainbridge casebook.

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

Books: Course pack Description: Coursepack
Location: TWEN
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: No

Assignment: sign up for TWEN page and review syllabus and review assignment here

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

Books: Other Materials: No book is required. All materials will be available online.
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both


Assignment: There is no first assignment

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

Books: Title: Prisoners' Self-help Litigation Manual
Author: John Boston, Daniel E. Manville
ISBN: 9780195374407
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Edition: 4th
Copyright/Published Date: 2010
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Other Materials: Current Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Federal Rules of Evidence are also required.
Comments: These materials are all found online - you are not required to purchase these materials. All materials are available online via the law school library catalog and/or Westlaw. Additionally, physical copies of these materials are also in the Clinic's law library.


Assignment: The first two classes are orientation and learning about the cases that they will be assigned to.

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

Books: Title: Prisoners' Self-help Litigation Manual
Author: John Boston, Daniel E. Manville
ISBN: 9780195374407
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Edition: 4th
Copyright/Published Date: 2010
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Other Materials: Current Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Federal Rules of Evidence are also required.
Comments: These materials are all found online - you are not required to purchase these materials. All materials are available online via the law school library catalog and/or Westlaw. Additionally, physical copies of these materials are also in the Clinic's law library.

Assignment: The first two classes are orientation and learning about the cases that they will be assigned to.

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Commercial Arbitration ( - 505A) - Bedikian, M.

Books: Title: Arbitration Law
Author: Stone, Bales and Colvin
ISBN: 9781609304386
Publisher: Foundation Press
Edition: 3rd.
Copyright/Published Date: 2015
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: CLASS 1 – JANUARY 8, 2019

Readings

STONE AND BALES: Pgs. 1–33 [The Agreement to Arbitrate]

Topics for Class Discussion

Introduction to Arbitration
The Prevalence of Arbitration
Bragg v. Linden Research, Inc.
Sotelo v. DirectRevenue, LLC
What is Arbitration?
Advanced Bodycare Solutions, LLC v. Thione International, Inc.
Historical Background
Common Law
Tobey v. County of Bristol


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

Books: Title: CP: MICHIGAN ST MORAG LEV CONLAW – 4e
Author: Wolters Kluwer
ISBN: 9781543808827
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: The Authority for Judicial Review
Marbury v. Madison (1803)
pp.1-10.


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

Books: Required 1:
Title: Statutes, Regulation, and Interpretation
Author: Eskridge, Gluck & Nourse
ISBN: 9780314273567
Publisher: West Academic Publishing (American Casebook Series)
Edition: First Edition
Copyright/Published Date: 2014
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Required 2:
Title: Constitutional Law
Author: Geoffrey R. Stone, Louis Michael Seidman, Cass R. Sunstein, Mark V. Tushnet, Pamela S. Karlan
ISBN: 9781454876670
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer (Aspen Casebook Series)
Edition: Eighth Edition
Copyright/Published Date: 2017
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No
Comments: Do not buy any subsequent casebook supplements; our TWEN page contains supplementary material reflecting more recent developments.

Assignment: TIP to top: The Hail Mary pass of the law. E 301-28: Holy Trinity Church; Speluncean Explorers. I recommend that you study the editors’ notes at E 329-30 and E 332-33 and the Eskridge excerpt at E 334-36. You may skip the materials on NBA rules, female jurors, and stem cell research. These items may appear later as review exercises.

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

Books: Required Book:
Title: Constitutional Law
Author: Chemerinsky
ISBN: 9781454876472
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer (Aspen Casebook Series)
Edition: 5th edition
Copyright/Published Date: 2017
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: Yes (***See Comments below***)
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No
Comments: Students may purchase either the 5th edition (2017) OR the 4th edition (2013) ONLY

Assignment: Class 1 - Jan 8 (T)
Chem. 4th ed: xli-lvii (skim); 1-13
Chem. 5th ed: xli-lvii (skim); 1-13

Class 2 - Jan 10 (R)
4th ed: Handouts: MacPherson v. Buick Motor Co., Rotche v. Buick Motor Co. (on TWEN); Chem. 33-42
5th ed: Handouts: MacPherson v. Buick Motor Co., Rotche v. Buick Motor Co. (on TWEN); Chem. 33-42



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

Books: UPDATED JANUARY 7, 2019

Book 1:
Title: Constitutional Law, Cases and Materials
Author: Jonathan Varat, Vikram Amar
ISBN: 9781634603225
Publisher: Foundation Press
Edition: 15th edition (hardcover)
Copyright/Published Date: 2017-06-09
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No
Comments: UPDATE JANUARY 7, 2019: PLEASE PURCHASE THE 15TH EDITION, NOT THE 14TH.

Book 2:
Title: Constitutional Law: Cases and Materials 2018 Supplement
Author: Jonathan Varat, Vikram Amar
ISBN: 9781640209367
Publisher: Foundation Press
Edition: 15th edition (softcover)
Copyright/Published Date: 2018-08-20
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Hardcover casebook pp. 411-434 (up to Duncan).

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

Books: Title: Constitutional Law, Fifth Edition
Author: Erwin Chemerinsky
ISBN: 9781454876472
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
Edition: 5th
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Constitutional Law 2018 Case Supplement
Author: Erwin Chemerinsky
ISBN: 9781454894667
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Edition: 5th edition
Copyright/Published Date: 2018
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: First Day Assignment for Constitutional Law II
The book is Erwin Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law (5th. ed. 2015)
2018-19 Supplement to Chemerinsky
Class 1
The Application of the Bill of Rights to the States; P & I Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment pp. 523-551
Here are 2 study aids:
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/incorp.htm
Background essay from UMKC website: http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/billofrightsintro.html

Barron v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore; Slaughter-House Cases; Saenz v. Roe; Duncan v. Louisiana [QUICK REVIEW OF THE FOLLOWING] 539-548 McDonald v. City of Chicago; Note on Content of Incorporated Rights]

Class 2
The Requirement for State Action pp. 550-580
One study aid:
Review of State Action Requirement and Race: http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/stateaction.htm

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


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

Books: Title: Constitutional Torts
Author: Sheldon H. Nahmod, Michael L. Wells, Thomas A. Eaton, Fred Smith (Assistant professor of law)
ISBN: 9781632815507
Publisher: LexisNexis
Edition: 4th
Copyright/Published Date: 2015
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes

Assignment: In preparation for our first class (on Monday, January 7), please:
(1) register for the course TWEN page;
(2) review the course syllabus (posted to the TWEN page’s Course Materials folder);
(3) review the following provisions of law (edited versions of these provisions have been posted to the TWEN page’s Course Materials folder);
• U.S. Constitution, Amendment XIV (Sections 1 and 5)
• 42 U.S.C. § 1983
• 18 U.S.C. § 242
• 28 U.S.C. § 1343(a)(3)
• 28 U.S.C. § 1331
and
(4) review—and be prepared to discuss—pp. 1-18 of Sheldon H. Nahmod., et al., CONSTITUTIONAL TORTS (4th ed., LexisNexis 2015) (our casebook for the semester).

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Contract Drafting ( - 594A) - VanAntwerp, M.

Books: Title: Drafting Contracts: How and Why Lawyers Do What They Do
Author: Tina L. Stark
ISBN: 9780735594777
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Edition: 2nd
Copyright/Published Date: 2013
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Class 1 (1/8) Introduction Reading(s): Ch 1, 2, 26
Exercise(s): 26-2 (for in-class discussion; do not submit)


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

Books: Title: Drafting Contracts: How and Why Lawyers Do What They Do
Author: Tina L. Stark
ISBN: 9780735594777
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Edition: 2nd
Copyright/Published Date: 2013
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Contract Drafting (594A – 001)
Prof. Deanne A. Lawrence
Welcome to Contract Drafting!
First Assignment
Required Text - Tina Stark, Drafting Contracts: How and Why Lawyers Do What They Do (2nd ed. 2014).
Note – Be sure to buy the second edition.
Before our first class, do the following:
1) Sign up for my TWEN site.
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
3) Complete Exercise 5-2.
Type your answers, post a copy to TWEN, and bring a print copy to class.

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

Books: Title: Copyright in a Global Information Economy
Author: Julie E. Cohen, Lydia Pallas Loren, Ruth G. Okediji, Maureen A. O'Rourke
ISBN: 9781454852018
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer (Aspen Casebook Series)
Edition: 4th Edition
Copyright/Published Date: 2015
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes

Assignment: The first assignment is to read Chapter One of the Cohen et al.
casebook, "Copyright in a Global Information Economy,” 4th ed.,
pp. 3-35, skim the rest of chapter (pp. 35-46). Once you have
read the materials, please review the narrated Powerpoint Slides
entitled, "Introductory Lecture," which are posted on the TWEN
Course Materials page. You should complete your review of the
slides *prior to* our second meeting. In addition, please review
the materials for unit 2 in preparation for Wednesday’s class as
that class (on Jan. 9) will focus on fixation and works of authorship.


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

Books: Title: Corporate Finance: Principles and Practices
Author: William J. Carney
ISBN: 9781609304584
Publisher: Foundation Press
Edition: 3rd edition
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No


Assignment: Read pp. 1-32 in Carney casebook.

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

Books: Title: The Law of Governance, Risk Management and Compliance
Author: Geoffrey Miller
ISBN: 9781454881988
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer (Aspen Casebook Series)
Edition: 2nd ed.
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Read pages 1-5, 237-238, 335-337, and 651-652 in the text (Miller) and also
review the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Code of Conduct, which is available on the GSK website (in the “About Us” – “Policies, Codes and Standards” section). Be prepared to discuss the elements of an effective compliance program according to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and the strengths and weaknesses of GSK’s and Mike’s Bagels’ codes of conduct.


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

Books: Title: Selected Sections Corporate and Partnership Income Tax Code and Regulations, 2018-2019
Author: STEVEN. BANK, Kirk Stark
ISBN: 9781640209275
Publisher: Foundation Press
Copyright/Published Date: 2018-07-23
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: First assignments:

• Corp Tax: IRC §§ 1; 357; 1001; 1221; 1222; 7701(o); Treas. Reg. §§: 301.7701-1; 301.7701-2; 301.7701-3; 301.7701-5


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

Books: Title: Criminal Law: Doctrine, Application, and Practice
Author: Jens David Ohlin
ISBN: 9781543803433
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Edition: 2nd edition plus LawClassFeedback access code
Copyright/Published Date: 2018-04-11
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Comments: This ISBN includes a LawClassFeedback access code. Do NOT get any other edition.


Assignment: Reading materials/assignments will be available on Professor's D2L course site.

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

Books: Title: Cases and Materials on Criminal Law
Author: Joshua Dressler, Stephen Garvey
ISBN: 9781628102055
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Edition: 7th
Copyright/Published Date: 2015-11
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No


Assignment: Class 1. Monday, January 7: 1-19; Model Penal Code (MPC) § 1.02 (Appendix)
Nature and Sources of Criminal Law, Proof of Guilt


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

Books: Title: Cases and Materials on Criminal Law
Author: Joshua Dressler, Stephen Garvey
ISBN: 9781628102055
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Edition: 7th
Copyright/Published Date: 2015-11
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No


Assignment: Class 1. Monday, January 7: 1-19; Model Penal Code (MPC) § 1.02 (Appendix)
Nature and Sources of Criminal Law, Proof of Guilt


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Criminal Procedure: Investigation ( - 616B) - Grosso, C.

Books: Title: Criminal Procedure: Investigation, Third Edition
Author: Chemerinsky & Levenson
ISBN: 9781454882992
Publisher: Aspen
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: Yes
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No
Comments: previous editions ok as long as students figure out the differences and the appropriate pages

Title: Criminal Procedure 2018 Case and Statutory Supplement
Author: Chemerinsky/Levenson
ISBN: 9781454894674
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Copyright/Published Date: 2018
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No


Assignment: sign up for the TWEN page and review syllabus for first assignment

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

Books: None. Materials will be posted on TWEN.

Assignment: January 10
Evidentiary issues associated with criminal trials {handout to be provided}
Identification evidence (Handouts 16-A; 16-B; and 16-C)
*Read the article on the Attorney’s role at a live lineup (Handout 16)
*Read & analyze the Gianolla police reports (found at the end of the course materials on my TWEN site).


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

Books: There will be no textbook or course pack for this course. Cases and/or supplemental materials will be assigned for individual/group reading. In addition, supplemental materials will be provided during the course of the semester.

Assignment: No first assignment

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Delivering Legal Services: New Legal Landscape ( - 537Q) - Kennedy, D.

Books: Book 1:
Title: Tomorrow's Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future
Author: Richard Susskind
ISBN: 9780198796633
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Edition: 2nd edition
Copyright/Published Date: 2017-05-25
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Book 2:
Title: The E-Myth Attorney: Why Most Legal Practices Don't Work and What to Do About It
Author: Michael E. Gerber, Robert Armstrong, J.D., Sanford Fisch, J.D.
ISBN: 9780470503652
Publisher: Wiley
Edition: 2010
Copyright/Published Date: 2010-06-01
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes

Assignment: There will be no reading assignment for the first class.

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Domestic Violence ( - 541B) - Thronson, V.

Books: Title: Domestic Violence: Law, Policy, and Practice
Author: Hon. Diane Kiesel, Acting New York Supreme Court Justice / Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School
ISBN: 9781632815583
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
Edition: 2nd
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Chapter 1 – Introduction pp.3-25

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E-Discovery ( - 537D) - Hluchaniuk, M.

Books: Title: Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence, Cases and Materials
Author: Shira Ann Scheindlin, Daniel J. Capra
ISBN: 9781634592246
Publisher: West Academic Publishing (American Casebook Series)
Edition: 3rd edition
Copyright/Published Date: 2015-06-12
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes

Assignment: Scheindlin, Introduction, pp. 1-23, Ch. I, pp. 51-75

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCvP) 1,11,16,26, 30, 33, 34, 37, and 45. (can be found at Scheindlin, pp. 25-49)


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

Books: Title: Federal Wealth Transfer Taxation
Author: McDaniel, Reppeti, Caron
ISBN: 9781609300098
Publisher: Foundation Press
Edition: 7th
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Chapters 1, 6 & 7; Chapters 5, 9 & 10

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

Books: Title: Cases and Materials on European Union Law
Author: Roger Goebel, Eleanor Fox, George Bermann, Jeffery Atik, Frank Emmert, Damien Gerard
ISBN: 9781634592260
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Copyright/Published Date: 2015-07-02
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: 2015 Selected Documents Supplement to Goebel, Fox, Bermann, Atik, Emmert, and Gerard's Cases and Materials on European Union Law
Author: Roger Goebel, Eleanor Fox, George Bermann, Jeffery Atik, Frank Emmert, Damien Gerard
ISBN: 9781634596695
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Copyright/Published Date: 2015-07-14
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Skim pages 27-66 in the text

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Evidence ( - 500P) - Pucillo, P.

Books: UPDATED 12/18/2018

REQUIRED BOOK:
Title: Evidence
Author: George Fisher
ISBN: 9781609300609
Publisher: Foundation Press
Edition: 3rd edition, hard-cover
Copyright/Published Date: 2013
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

RECOMMENDED ONLY

Title: Federal Rules of Evidence 2018-2019 Statutory and Case Supplement to Fisher's Evidence
Author: George Fisher
ISBN: 9781640209398
Publisher: Foundation Press
Copyright/Published Date: 2018-08-13
Required Material: No
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: Yes
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No
Comments: Information in this supplement can also be found online via Westlaw subscription. The law library has multiple copies of the 2017-2018 on reserve.

Assignment: In preparation for our first class (on Monday, January 7), please:

(1) register for the course TWEN page (Evidence: Spring 2019);

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

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

and

(4) review—and be prepared to discuss—the material on the following pages of George Fisher, EVIDENCE (3d ed., Foundation Press 2013) (our casebook for the semester):

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



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Evolutionary Analysis and Law ( - 537U) - Candeub, A.

Books: ISBN: NONE REQUIRED
Required Material: No
Material Part of a Bundle: No


Assignment: Reading materials/assignments will be available on Professor's D2L course site.

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Family Law: Child, Family and the State ( - 541F) - Jacobs, M.

Books: Other Materials: No textbook is required. The professor will post her materials on the TWEN site for this course.
Required Material: Yes

Assignment: Please note that the course syllabus AND ALL COURSE MATERIALS are posted on TWEN (there is no casebook to buy!). Throughout the course we will explore the tension between state regulation and familial privacy. What does “privacy” mean and whose interests are protected? In affording certain groups the “benefits” of familial definition, how do courts decide which groups constitute a family? For our first class on January 7th, please read Griswold and Eisenstadt.

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

Books: Title: Federal Jurisdiction
Author: Erwin Chemerinsky
ISBN: 9781454876618
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Edition: Seventh Edition [Student Treatise]
Copyright/Published Date: 2016
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: The first assignment is to read the two legal memos located at the class page here:

https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/matthew-lm-fletcher/fletcher-class-materials/federal-jurisdiction-spring-2019/

The students should also familiarize themselves with the required Federal Jurisdiction treatise so that they can spot federal jurisdiction issues from the assigned memoranda.


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Food Regulation in Canada ( - 810C) - Jameson, G.

Books: ISBN: NONE REQUIRED
Required Material: No
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Discussion Question #1
Directions: Answer the discussion question. In addition, respond to your peers’ responses (at least two
different responses). Do you agree with the decision? Why or why not?
Discussion Question: You learned in our lecture and readings that each Province and Territory in
Canada enacts additional legislation that impacts the manufacture, sale, or labelling of food in that
Province or Territory. You also learned that the federal government enacts its own Canadian food laws
and cities can enact by-laws that affect food.
Please use canlii.org to find a case in which legislation or regulation from one body of government
(municipal, provincial/territorial, or federal) is challenged for being unconstitutional. In your post, link to it,
summarize it using the IRAC method described in the supplemental readings, and tell us what you think.

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

Books: Recommended:
Title: Food Regulation: Law, Science, Policy, and Practice
Author: Fortin
ISBN: 9781118964477 or 9781118964491 (ebook)
Publisher: Wiley
Edition: 2nd edition
Copyright/Published Date: 2017
Required Material: No
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No
Other Materials: All required reading will be provided as PDFs on the course site in Desire2Learn.

Assignment: First Assignment:
- Visit and become familiar with the course Web site at https://d2l.msu.edu
- Read module 1, syllabus, Preface, Ch. 2


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

Books: Title: The Parameters of Halal and Haram in Shari'ah and the Halal industry:rnAuthor: Mohammad Hashim KamalirnISBN: 9781565645554rnPublisher: IIITrnCopyright/Published Date: 2013rnRequired Material: YesrnUsed During: BothrnPrevious Edition OK: NornCopies on Reserve in Libraries: YesrnMaterial Part of a Bundle: NornComments: *This book is available for purchase - and also for free here: https://www.muslim-library.com/dl/books

Assignment: Session 1 (January 7 – 14): Overview of Islam: Faithrnrn1. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah, One God Many Names, available at: http://www.nawawi.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Article2.pdf.rn2. Umar Moghul, A Socially Responsible Islamic Finance: Character and the Common Good (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2017): Chapter 1.rn3. Al-Ghazali, On the Matters Relating to Eating – Kitab adab al-akl, Book XI of the Revival of the Religious Sciences (D. Johnson-Davies, trans.), Pages 1-17.rn

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Health Care Fraud and Abuse ( - 558J) - Gulick, P.

Books: None. Materials will be posted on TWEN.

Assignment: First week's assignment are the three documents listed on the professor's TWEN page.

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

Books: No book is required or recommended. All readings will be posted on TWEN or available through Westlaw.

Assignment: Class readings are listed on professor's TWEN page.

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

Books: Title: Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy
Author: Stephen Legomsky, David Thronson
ISBN: 9781640207349
Publisher: Foundation Press
Edition: 7th edition
Copyright/Published Date: 2018-12-11
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Immigration and Nationality Laws of the United States: Selected Statutes, Regulations, Forms 2018
Author: T. Alexander Aleinkoff, David Martin, Hiroshi Motomura, Maryellen Fullerton
ISBN: 9781640208858
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Copyright/Published Date: 2018-07-30
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Immigration and Nationality
LAW 541G
Spring 2019
Monday and Wednesday, 10:30 – 11:45 am
Law College Room 472
Professor David B. Thronson
david.thronson@law.msu.edu
517-432-6916
Law College Room 368B
Required Course Materials:
LEGOMSKY &THRONSON, IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE LAW AND POLICY (Foundation Press, 7th Ed. 2019), ISBN 9781640207349
ALEINIKOFF,MARTIN,MOTOMURA AND FULLERTON, EDS., IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES: SELECTED STATUTES, REGULATIONS AND FORMS (West Publishing 2018), ISBN 9781640208858
Other materials will be distributed throughout the semester. Please note that developments in immigration law are constant and rapid, so that adjustments to the syllabus are likely. Also, earlier editions of casebooks and statutory supplements are obsolete and cannot be reliably substituted for the assigned course materials.
First Class Assignment:
Class #1, Monday, January 7, 2019
Moral Dimensions of Immigration Control, Legomsky, pp. 27 – 38
Sources of the Federal Immigration Power, Legomsky pp. 107 – 127
Immigration Priorities Exercise – Please complete the exercise on the following pages prior to the first class and come prepared to discuss your decisions.

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW
Spring 2019
David B. Thronson
IMMIGRATION PRIORITIES EXERCISE
You have just been appointed Immigration Czar, giving you absolute power over immigration status questions in the United States. For purposes of this exercise, U.S. immigration law is exactly what YOU want it to be – do not concern yourself with the actual state of current immigration law or politics.
First, rank the following applicants for admission to legal immigration status from 1 to 22, with 1 as the highest priority and 22 as the lowest priority.
Second, decide how many of the applicants you will admit. In other words, from your ranked list will you allow admission to none, to all or to some number in between?
Be prepared to discuss and explain your decisions.
_____A is the spouse of a U.S. citizen and has two children. A has never worked.
_____B is A’s minor child by a previous marriage.
_____C is A’s adult child by a previous marriage.
_____D is a highly skilled scientist with no relatives in the United States.
_____E owns a large and successful business that she wishes to expand into the United States.
_____F is an agricultural laborer who never finished high school.
_____G is an outstanding basketball player who has been drafted by an NBA team.
_____H is an experienced nurse with no relatives in the United States.
_____I, now age 18, was brought to the United States on a tourist visa by a parent at age three from Iran. Since arrival, she has never left the United States. She does not speak the language of her home country and just graduated from high school with honors.
_____J is the adopted teenage child of a U.S. citizen. She has a juvenile delinquency adjudication for possession of marijuana.
_____K is a victim of domestic violence who has assisted the police in the prosecution of her abuser.
_____L is a 15-year-old girl who was smuggled into the United States and forced to work at a brothel for several months before being freed during a law enforcement raid.
_____M is a 15-year-old boy who was smuggled into the United States and forced to work long hours on an isolated farm where his documents and wages were withheld until he was freed during a law enforcement raid.
_____N is the aging parent of a legal permanent resident.
_____O entered the country unlawfully and gave birth to a child. The child, a U.S. citizen, was born with severe physical disabilities.
_____P is the adult sibling of a U.S. citizen who has a spouse and five minor children.
_____Q participated in a failed military coup to overthrow a brutal dictator in her home country and fears that she will be tortured and killed if returned to her native country.
_____R is a 6-year-old girl who will be subjected to a high risk of female genital mutilation if returned to her native country.
_____S is R’s mother.
_____T came to the United States two years ago with her young son and husband, who has several years of study remaining in his Ph.D. program. T, who has been the primary caretaker for her son, recently divorced her husband.
_____U is a 9-year-old boy from a gang-infested country with the highest murder rate in the world who entered the United States by himself and without authorization. He has an undocumented aunt living in Texas.
_____V is an aspiring fashion model who has just been signed by a talent agency in New York City.
Of these, how many will you admit? ______
Bring your completed exercise to the first class and be prepared to discuss your decisions.

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

Books: ISBN: NONE REQUIRED
Required Material: No
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: see email on pre-term assignment sent to registered students on 12/27/18

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Indian Law Clinic I ( - 631J) - Fort, K.

Books: No books required

Assignment:

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Indian Law Clinic II ( - 631K) - Fort, K.

Books: No books required

Assignment:

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Insurance Law ( - 514) - Bowden, D.

Books: Title: Insurance Law and Regulation: Cases and Materials
Author: Kenneth Abraham, Daniel Schwarcz
ISBN: 9781609304010
Publisher: Foundation Press
Edition: 6th
Copyright/Published Date: 2015-02-27
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes

Assignment: Insurance Law - Week One - Introduction - This class will explore the history of insurance, key constituents in the development of insurance law, social and policy issues, methods used by insurers to mitigate risk, and countermeasures employed by government and courts to protect consumers and other insureds.
Week 1 Assignment: “Insurance Law and Regulation - Cases and Materials – Sixth Edition” by Kenneth S. Abraham and Daniel Schwartz (Foundation Press 2015) – Chapter 1 (pp. 1-31)

Also, please check the professor's TWEN page for more notifications and/or materials.


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

Books: Other Materials: No textbook is required. All required readings will be provided on the course site in Desire2Learn or via URLs.
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both



Assignment: First Assignment:
- Visit and become familiar with the course Web site at https://d2l.msu.edu
- Read module 1, syllabus


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

Books: Book 1:
Title: INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS: LAW, POLICY, AND PROCESS
Author: David Weissbrodt, Fionnuala Ni Aolain, Frank C. Newman, Joan Fitzpatrick
ISBN: 9781422411735
Edition: 4th edition (hardcover)
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Book 2:
Title: Selected International Human Rights Instruments and Bibliography for Research on International Human Rights
Author: David S. Weissbrodt et al.
ISBN: 9781422411742
Publisher: LexisNexis
Edition: 4th edition (softcover)
Copyright/Published Date: 2009
Required Material: Yes
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: In textbook, read Chapter 1; and in document supplement, read UN Charter preamble and the Charter’s articles 1, 2, 55 & 56, and the entire Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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

Books: Title: Islam: The Straight Path
Author: John Esposito
ISBN: 9780190632151
Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press
Edition: 2016
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: 1/9 1: Introduction to the Course; Islam 101

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Jurisprudence ( - 579J) - Fletcher, M.

Books: Title: Jurisprudence: Classical and Contemporary : From Natural Law to Postmodernism
Author: Robert L. Hayman, Nancy Levit, Richard Delgado
ISBN: 9780314252074
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Edition: 2nd edition
Copyright/Published Date: 2002-01
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: The students should read the opinions in Texas v. United States and Brackeen v. Zinke located on this webpage:

https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/matthew-lm-fletcher/fletcher-class-materials/jurisprudence-spring-2019/


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

Books: Title: Child, Family, and State: Problems and Materials on Children and the Law
Author: Robert H. Mnookin, D. Kelly Weisberg
ISBN: 9781454840848
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer (Aspen Casebook Series)
Edition: 7th Edition
Copyright/Published Date: 2014
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment:

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King Scholars Jurisprudence ( - 626C) - Fletcher, M.

Books: Title: Jurisprudence: Classical and Contemporary : From Natural Law to Postmodernism
Author: Robert L. Hayman, Nancy Levit, Richard Delgado
ISBN: 9780314252074
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Edition: 2nd edition
Copyright/Published Date: 2002-01
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: The students should read the opinions in Texas v. United States and Brackeen v. Zinke located on this webpage:

https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/matthew-lm-fletcher/fletcher-class-materials/jurisprudence-spring-2019/


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King Scholars Seminar ( - 626D) - Fletcher, M.

Books: None required

Assignment:

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

Books: Other Materials: A reader for this course will be available at Budget Printing. The professor will email students when it is available.
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both

Assignment: Law and Economics – First Assignment

Reader: pp. 1-4 plus ... ‘course orientation’ class handouts
Richard Ippolito, Economics for Lawyers - Context for the Course, p. 5
“Insert” on Posner, p. 123
Law & Economics Degrees - examples: Programs at George Mason University, pp. 87-88
Heinz Kohler, Microeconomic Theory, pp. 6-9


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

Books: Title: The Nature of Legal Interpretation: What Jurists Can Learn about Legal Interpretation from Linguistics and Philosophy
Author: Brian G. Slocum
ISBN: 9780226445168
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Copyright/Published Date: 2017-05-17
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Other Materials: Other sources will be posted on TWEN

Assignment: Read Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003); Lucy v. Zehmer, 196 Va. 493, 84 S.E.2d 516 (1954) (both cases available on TWEN site under Course Materials).

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

Books: No book is required or recommended

Assignment:

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Legislation ( - 579P) - Staszewski, G.

Books: Title: Cases and Materials on Statutory Interpretation
Author: Eskirdige, Jr,. Frickey and Garrett
ISBN: 9780314278180
Publisher: West, American Casebook
Edition: 2012
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Class One: Introduction/The Story of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Please read pages 1-24 of the casebook.


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

Books: SBN: NONE REQUIRED
Required Material: No
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: first assignment is to read Article VI of the Michigan Constitution, and MCL 600.605, 600.841 and 600.8301.

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Negotiation ( - 591C) - Raheem, A.

Books: Title: Effective Legal Negotiation and Settlement
Author: Craver, Charles B.
ISBN: 9781632848055
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
Edition: 8th
Copyright/Published Date: 2016
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: 1st Class 1/10/19
Reading Assignment due this week: Text pp. 1-7,25-53

The Goal of this class is to introduce students to the types of verbal and non-verbal communications that are important to observe in Negotiations. Students will also be given an overview of the class, its rules and requirements.


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Negotiation ( - 591C) - Basta, J.

Books: Title: Lawyer Negotiation: Theory, Practice, and Law
Author: Jay Folberg, Dwight Golann
ISBN: 9781454852063
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Edition: 3rd
Copyright/Published Date: 2016-03-15
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: No
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Register for the TWEN course, where the syllabus is located.

CLASS 1 – January 8, 2019
Readings
Folberg and Golann: Chapter 1 [Negotiation and Conflict]

Topics for Class Discussion
Introduction to Negotiation
Conflict Is What We Make It

Exercises
Cross Interviews and Introductions Exercise
Value-Creating Trades


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

Books: Title: No Fault Insurance Law
Author: George Sinas & Wayne J. Miller
Publisher: Simico Publications
Edition: 2017
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No
Comments: Available on or about Dec 15, 2018 Approximate cost = $85-100

Assignment:

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Partnership Taxation ( - 519) - Kulick, P.

Books: Title: The Logic of Subchapter K, a Conceptual Guide to the Taxation of Partnerships
Author: Laura Cunningham, Noel Cunningham
ISBN: 9781634604727
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Edition: 5th edition
Copyright/Published Date: 2016-12-26
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Other Materials: Students will also need access to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and the Treasury Regulations. Both of these are included in their Westlaw subscription. Students could optionally purchase a print set of the Internal Revenue Code and Treasury Regulations.

Assignment: Professor's TWEN page now contains Assignment 1 and Assignment 2 for the first week of classes. Please add his class to your TWEN.

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

Books: No book is required.

Assignment: No first assignment

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Products Liability ( - 522) - Wittner, N.

Books: Title: Restatement of the Law (Third), Torts: Products Liability
Author: ALI
ISBN: 9780314231943
Publisher: American Law Institute
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: January 7:
TWEN §402A folder
(Read §402A, which is hyperlinked at the bottom of the list).
Rest.3rd §1, BL, all C
Rest.3rd §2(a) BL, C a, b, c, g; IL 1, 2
TWEN Session 1 Folder materials (pp. 1 – 26 of Henderson and Twerski)

January 9:
TWEN Session 1 Folder materials (continued)
Rest. 3rd §3 BL, C. IL


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Professional Responsibility ( - 500Q) - Pucillo, P.

Books: Title: Professional Responsibility: A Contemporary Approach
Author: Russell Pearce, Renee Knake, Sung Kim, Bruce Green, Peter Joy, Ellen Murphy, Laurel Terry
ISBN: 9781634600163
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Edition: 3rd
Copyright/Published Date: 2017-04-21
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes

Assignment: In preparation for our first class (on Monday, January 7), please:

(1) register for the course TWEN page;

(2) review the tentative course syllabus (posted to the Course Materials folder of the TWEN page);

(3) review—and be prepared to discuss—the following materials:

• Rules 1 and 2 of the Rules of the Michigan Board of Law Examiners (use the document entitled “Rules, Statutes, and Policy Statements: State of Michigan Board of Law Examiners,” which is posted to the Course Materials folder of the TWEN page);

• MCL 600.925 (see above);

• MCL 600.934 (see above);

• Rules 1 and 15 of the Rules Concerning the State Bar of Michigan (use the document entitled “Rules Concerning the State Bar of Michigan,” which is posted to the Course Materials folder of the TWEN page);

• Rules of Procedure of the State Bar of Michigan Standing Committee on Character and Fitness (use the document entitled “Rules of Procedure for SBM Standing Committee on Character and Fitness,” which is posted to the Course Materials folder of the TWEN page);

• Preamble and Rule 8.1 of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct (use the link to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which is posted to the Web Links folder of the TWEN page);

and

• Character and Fitness Process Overview flowchart (posted to the Course Materials folder of the TWEN page)


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Property ( - 500G) - Favre, D.

Books: Title: Property: Concise Edition
Author: Jesse Dukeminier, James E. Krier, Gregory S. Alexander, Michael Schill, Lior Jacob Strahilevitz
ISBN: 9781454894322
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Edition: 2nd edition plus LawClassFeedback access code
Copyright/Published Date: 2017-04-11
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Comments: This ISBN includes a LawClassFeedback access code. Do NOT get a different edition.

Assignment: Casebook: PP. 1-22.

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Property ( - 500G) - Favre, D.

Books: Title: Property: Concise Edition
Author: Jesse Dukeminier, James E. Krier, Gregory S. Alexander, Michael Schill, Lior Jacob Strahilevitz
ISBN: 9781454894322
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Edition: 2nd edition plus LawClassFeedback access code
Copyright/Published Date: 2017-04-11
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Comments: This ISBN includes a LawClassFeedback access code. Do NOT get a different edition.

Assignment: Casebook: PP. 1-22.

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Property ( - 500G) - Blankfein-Tabachnick, D.

Books: Title: Property, Oxford Introductions to US Law
Author: Merrill and Smith
ISBN: 9780195314762
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Required Material: No
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: Yes
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: No
Material Part of a Bundle: Yes
Comments: The recommended text was added 11.15.2017.

Title: Perspectives on Property Law
Author: Ellickson, Rose, Ackerman and Smith
ISBN: 9781454842026
Publisher: Aspen Publishing
Edition: 4th
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Property: Principles and Polices
Author: Merrill and Smith
ISBN: 9781628101027
Publisher: University Casebook Series
Edition: 3rd.
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: The first reading assignment is pages 57-72 in MERRILL & SMITH, PROPERTY: PRINCIPLES AND POLICY.

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Racial Justice - Legal and Societal Dimensions of Truth & Reconciliation ( - 541W) - Lawrence, M.

Books: LAST UPDATED 12/12/2018

Book 1:
Title: In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History
Author: Mitch Landrieu
ISBN: 9780525559443
Publisher: Viking
Copyright/Published Date: 2018
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Book 2:
Title: Between the World and Me
Author: Ta'Nehisi Coates
ISBN: 9780812993547
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Copyright/Published Date: 2015
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Book 3:
Title: Tears We Cannot Stop
Author: Michael Eric Dyson
ISBN: 9781250135995
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Copyright/Published Date: 2017
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Book 4:
Title: I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
Author: Austin Channing Brown
ISBN: 9781524760854
Publisher: Convergent Books
Copyright/Published Date: 2018-05-15
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Book 5:
Title: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Author: Michelle Alexander
ISBN: 9781595581037
Publisher: The New Press
Copyright/Published Date: 2010
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Book 6:
Title: The Fire Next Time
Author: James Baldwin
ISBN: 9780679744726 / ASIN: 067974472X
Publisher: Vintage
Copyright/Published Date: 1993
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Book 7:
Title: White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son
Author: Tim Wise
ISBN: 9781593764258
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
Edition: Revised edition (September 13, 2011)
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Tues. Jan 8 - Please read the following pages in the required books:
• Alexander: pp. ix-xiii; 1-19
• Baldwin: pp. 1-10
• Channing Brown: pp. 11-23
• Coates: pp. 4-25
• Dyson: pp. 1-8
• Landrieu: pp.1-6
• Wise: pp. v-xv; 1-4

Class 2 - Jan 15 (T)

Please read the following pages in the required books:
-Alexander: pp. 20-40
-Coates: pp. 39-71
-Landrieu: pp. 217-227
-Wise: pp. 4-21

Please read the following supplemental materials (PDFs provided on TWEN):
-Du Bois, Black Reconstruction: pp. 3-16
-King, Letter from Birmingham Jail: pp. 169-185 (in Rieder, Gospel of Freedom)
-Rieder, Gospel of Freedom: pp. xi-xx

-Optional (provided for biographical reference):
-Lawrence, Radicals in Their Own Time (Du Bois chapter extracts): pp. 194-229

Please see class TWEN site for additional details.

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

Books: Title: Environmental Law: A Conceptual and Pragmatic Approach
Author: David M. Driesen, Robert W. Adler, Kirsten H. Engel
ISBN: 9781454870012
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Edition: 3rd
Copyright/Published Date: 2016-01-29
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Environmental Risk: Definition and Regulatory Challenges

1) “What is Environmental about Environmental Law-The Nature of Environmental Injury,” pp. 20-23.
2) Climate Disruption Case Study, pp. 24-29.

Common Law Solutions

1) “Common Law Solutions,” pp. 31-37. (Please prepare a preliminary answer for the Trespass and Nuisance Problem on p. 33)


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

Books: ISBN: NONE REQUIRED
Required Material: No
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Log in to the class D2L page, read the syllabus, and complete the student introduction in the discussion board.

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Sales and Leases ( - 501F) - Reifenberg, Jr., J.

Books: Title: Sales Law: Domestic and International Cases, Problems, and Materials
Author: Steven Walt
ISBN: 9781634605649
Publisher: Foundation Press
Copyright/Published Date: 2016-10-20
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Title: Commercial Law: Selected Statutes 2017-2018
Author: William Warren, Steven Walt
ISBN: 9781683287957
Publisher: Foundation Press
Copyright/Published Date: 2017-06-09
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Read Assignment 1 in the syllabus (pp 1-29 in the text)

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Sales and Secured Transactions ( - 501N) - Lawton, A.

Books: e-book with information to follow on how to order directly from publisher; any statutory supplement (can be a used copy) that includes Articles 2 and 9.

Assignment: Sign up on TWEN for the Sales and Secured Transactions course page. Read In re Bailey, which is posted under Course Materials on TWEN. Read Chapter 2 in your text/course pack. Prepare Problems 2.1 and 2.3 in the text/course pack.


Details: Click on the links below to access and order either the e-book version of the text for spring semester or the print on demand version. The links explain what to do.

EBOOK VERSION OF EXCERPT:
https://redshelf.com/book/1037906/commercial-transactions-under-the-ucc-6e-excerpt-1037906-9781531015176-donald-king-daniel-d-barnhizer-w-h-knight-jr-kathleen-payne-cynthia-starnes-and-bradford-stone

PRINT ON DEMAND VERSION OF EXCERPT:
https://redshelf.com/book/1037908/commercial-transactions-under-the-ucc-6e-excerpt-print-on-demand-version-1037908-9781531015183-donald-king-daniel-d-barnhizer-w-h-knight-jr-kathleen-payne-cynthia-starnes-and-bradford-stone


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

Books: Title: Problems and Materials on Secured Transactions
Author: Douglas J. Whaley, Stephen M. McJohn
ISBN: 9781454886068
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Copyright/Published Date: 2016-11-01
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Read Chapter One
I will hand out paper sylabii in the first classes

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

Books: Book 1:
Title: Securities Regulation
Author: Marc Steinberg
ISBN: 9781531001438
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
Edition: 7th edition
Copyright/Published Date: 2017
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Book 2:
Title: Securities Regulation:Selected Statutes, Rules, and Forms
Author: Thomas Hazen
ISBN: 9781642420302
Publisher: West Academic
Edition: 2019 edition
Copyright/Published Date: 2018
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Read pp. 3-6,16-19, 26-28, 41-44, 47-59, and 62-89 in the Steinberg casebook.

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Special Topics in Comp Law: Comparative Constitutional Law ( - 549C) - Sachs, A.

Books: Title: The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law
Author: Albie Sachs
ISBN: 9780199605774
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Edition: 2011
Copyright/Published Date: 2011-03-10
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: The assignment is to read the book through page 62, and the participants must each mention five surprises they have encountered in the reading.

Class #1 Wednesday January 9th noon Board Room
Law Faculty & enrolled students Lecture
MY JOURNEY: LAW, LOVE, LIFE AND LYRICS (1 hour + questions)
READING: The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law, Albie Sachs, Oxford University Press, 2009 (2011 Paperback)
From the beginning up to Page 62. Mention 5 surprises.


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Sports Law ( - 609) - Schneider, D.

Books: No required text

Assignment: The first assignment is as follows:
• Yankees v. Johnson 179 NYS 498 (NY 1919)
• Milwaukee Am. Association v. Landis, 49 F2d 298 (ND IL 1931)
• Finley v. Kuhn, 569 F2d 527 (7th Cir 1978)
• Crouch v. NASCAR 845 F. 2d 397 (2d Cir 1988)

Posted on TWEN – Governance and Judicial Review, Weiler &
Roberts, Sports and the Law, West, Fifth Edition 2015, pp.1-25, 1063-
68, 1115 - 1117


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

Books: Title: Tax Controversies: Practice and Procedure
Author: Leandra Lederman, Stephen W. Mazza
ISBN: 9781531004200
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
Edition: 4th
Copyright/Published Date: 2018
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: First assignments:

• Tax Clinic I: Lederman & Mazza (L&M) Chapter 1 (skip the problems); Read all pages of the Tax Clinic’s public website at: taxclinic.law.msu.edu


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

Books: ISBN: NONE REQUIRED
Required Material: No
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: First assignments:

• Tax Clinic II: Review Michigan General Property Tax Act (MCL 211.1 et seq.)


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

Books: No book is required

Assignment: No first assignment

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

Books: No book is required

Assignment: No first assignment

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Technology Transactions Skills ( - 537T) - Reyes, C.

Books: Title: Drafting Contracts: How and Why Lawyers Do What They Do
Author: Tina L. Stark
ISBN: 9781454829058
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Edition: 2nd Edition
Copyright/Published Date: 2013-11-26
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Class 1 – January 8, 2019
• Read: Alvarez & Tremblay Introduction to Transactional Lawyering Practice, Ch. 1
(Available on TWEN)

• Read Stark, Chs. 1-2
Class 2 – January 10, 2019
• Read the following Introduction to Bitcoin Articles:
o Bitcoin 101, https://coincenter.org/learn;
o Bitcoin: A Primer for Policymakers, https://coincenter.org/entry/bitcoin-a-primer-
for-policymakers;
o What is Bitcoin Mining and Why is it Necessary,
https://coincenter.org/entry/what-is-bitcoin-mining-and-why-is-it-necessary;
o Is Blockchain Different than Bitcoin?, https://coincenter.org/entry/is-blockchain-
different-than-bitcoin; and
o What is Ethereum?, https://coincenter.org/entry/what-is-ethereum.


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

Books: Other Materials: See comments below
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Comments: You also should have access to the three volumes of Warren, Charles, Supreme Court in United States History. You need not buy any of these. They can be downloaded on the link below on hein online. Copies are available on Amazon, where you can get each volume for a reasonable price. https://heinonline-org.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/HOL/Index?collection=usreports&index=beal/scushw

Title: The American Judicial Tradition: Profiles of Leading American Judges
Author: G. Edward White
ISBN: 9780199724307
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Copyright/Published Date: 2007-01-11
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Judicial Biography—First Day Assignment , Spring 2019

The spine of the course will be provided by G. Edward White, The American Judicial Tradition: Profiles of Leading American Judges (2007). It is aging a bit but still is, I think, the primary available text that presents accounts, chronologically, of the eras on the Court and the justices that are emblematic of the period. The second text on which I expect to place heavy reliance is Charles Warren, The Supreme Court in United States History—three volumes. It received its finishing touches in 1922, but in the preface Warren disclaims any attempt to do a detailed treatment of cases since the end in 1888 of the Chief Justiceship of Morrison Waite. He states that the thirty years after that are “clearly within the view of living men,” so he need not do more than broad outlines. In that regard, I shall assume that that the years since 2007 are “within the living memory of the men and women of the Judicial Biography class of spring 2019.” We can negotiate possible readings addressing the period in a manner comparable to the materials in White and Warren, respectively. I will assign portions of various biographies of specific judges during the semester.
So for the first day, please read
Warren, The Supreme Court, Preface (pp. v-ix), Introductory Chapter (pp. 1-30), and Chapter 1 (31-90).
White, The American Judicial Tradition, Preface to the Third Edition, Preface to the Expanded Edition, Preface, Introduction (page numbers not available for this posting)
Mark Tushnet, Symposium: National Conference on Judicial Biography: Themes in Warren Court Biographies. 70 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 748 (1995). You can find this article on Westlaw.

1. Please note the view taken by Warren in the Introduction about the Court’s importance (as he sees it in 1922) to the Nation (he provides a statement about his approach to capitalization). “No one can read the history of the Court’s career without marveling at its potent effect upon the political development of the Nation, and without concluding that the Nation owes most of its strength to the determination of the judges to maintain the National supremacy.” How does that compare to what might be thought salient today in summing up the contribution of the Supreme Court to “the Nation?” Would we use that term at all in making such a summation? What comes to your mind as the primary word as of 2019 in a sentence about the history of the Court since the Founding?
2. In thinking about Warren’s statement that he is too close in 1922 to events in the Court since 1888, examine the piece shown above by Prof. Mark Tushnet about the paucity, in 1995, of strong biographies of members of the Warren Court. Also, in connection with my plan to mix a narrative history of the Supreme Court by Charles Warren with Ted White’s series of profiles that use biographies to capture the mood of periods in jurisprudence, note the following Tushnet statement: “I think it useful to distinguish between biographical analyses of individual Justices and more general thematic analyses of the Warren Court as a whole. In the end, one hopes to connect the biographical points to the thematic ones. Those connections might be much looser than we think, however.” For our purposes, we will be in an information rich environment, in which we learn a lot of history and then proceed to try to form generalizations of various kinds.
3. The first day assignments are substantial, but I hope that your taking this course means that you will be engaged by the readings and will not find them onerous. The following are readings I’ve assigned in the past for first day; I may find time to do a little lecture about them. Dip in if you please, or not. Michael J. Gerhardt, Art of Judicial Biography, 80 CORNELL L. REV. 1595 (1995).
http://scholarship.law.wm.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1903&context=facpubs

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

4. I will be working to refresh the website for the course. When it goes live, my secretary will email you and ask you to sign up for the course. From that point, I can use the email function to send you more messages about the first day plans.


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Torts II ( - 525) - Kalt, B.

Books: Title: Torts, Cases and Materials
Author: Victor E. Schwartz, Kathryn Kelly, David Partlett
ISBN: 9781609304072
Publisher: Foundation Press
Edition: 13th
Copyright/Published Date: 2015-07-21
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: No
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: First Assignment
Spring 2019

Torts II

Assignment

Our book is Prosser, Wade and Schwartz’s Torts (13th ed.).

Please register on the class TWEN site, where you will find the syllabus. Read the syllabus carefully, particularly the section with the class “ground rules.”

The assignment for the first day is to read pages 851–861 in the casebook.

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

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What is Torts II? This course covers a grab bag of tort law not covered in Torts I: nuisance, defamation, privacy, civil rights, misuse of legal procedure, misrepresentation, interference with advantageous relationships, torts in the age of statutes, and alternative compensation systems. This knowledge will allow you to determine when injured people can get a legal remedy for injuries in these contexts, and from whom. We will also discuss some of the theory and policy bases of tort law, so that you can understand why tort law is the way it is, and how it may change.

How is class run? Class will feature a mixture of lecture, discussion, and cold-calling.

How is performance assessed? Grades will be based on a 2-hour closed-book, closed note exam, with minor adjustments based on class participation. The exam will feature essay questions and multiple-choice questions.


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

Books: Required:

Title: Flinders Aluminum Fabrication Company v. Mismo Fire Insurance Company, 10th Edition
Author: Hon. Rebecca Sitterly (Author) , Laurence M. Rose (Author) , Frank D. Rothschild (Author)
ISBN: 9781601567116
Publisher: NITA
Edition: 10
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: No
Material Part of a Bundle: No
Comments: Students should purchase print version, not ePublication

Recommended:

Title: Pretrial
Author: Mauet & Marcus
ISBN: 9781454856337
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Edition: 9th
Required Material: No
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: No
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Students should review the professor's Google Classroom site after December 31 regarding the first assignment.

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

Books: Required:

Title: Flinders Aluminum Fabrication Company v. Mismo Fire Insurance Company, 10th Edition
Author: Hon. Rebecca Sitterly (Author) , Laurence M. Rose (Author) , Frank D. Rothschild (Author)
ISBN: 9781601567116
Publisher: NITA
Edition: 10
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: No
Material Part of a Bundle: No
Comments: Students should purchase print version, not ePublication

Recommended:

Title: Pretrial
Author: Mauet & Marcus
ISBN: 9781454856337
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Edition: 9th
Required Material: No
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: No
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Students should review the professor's TWEN site after December 31 regarding the first assignment.

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Trial Practice Institute-Trial II ( - 623E) - Burakoff, P.

Books: Required:

Book

Title: Trial Advocacy: Planning Analysis and Strategy 4e W/ Dvd
Author: Marilyn J. Berger, Ronald H. Clark, John B. Mitchell
ISBN: 9781454841531
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Copyright/Published Date: 2014-08-04
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Case Problem

Title: State V. Donaldson: Case File
Author: Joseph E. Taylor, Michael S. Sands, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (U.S.)
ISBN: 9781601563712
Edition: 2nd edition
Copyright/Published Date: 2013
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: No
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Recommended:

Title: Modern Trial Advocacy: Analysis & Practice
Author: Steven Lubet
ISBN: 9781601561275
Publisher: LexisNexis
Edition: 4th edition
Copyright/Published Date: December 28, 2009
Required Material: No
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: Yes
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: No
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: CLASS EXERCISE/ASSIGNMENT

SEE: TWEN—“First Assignment” ALSO SEE BELOW
Review Hard case problem
Hand in Case Themes
Articulate & Defend Themes

FIRST ASSIGNMENT
For January 8, 2019
We will use two case problems for this course:
Ÿ State v. Hard, which will be employed for in-class exercises. Trial Advocacy: Planning,
Analysis and Strategy (ISBN: 978-1454841531) is a required text which allows electronic
access to the Hard case problem. Ms. McNally will post instructions on how to access the
Hard problem.
Ÿ State v. Donaldson (2nd Rev Ed—ISBN: 978-1-60156-371-2), which will be used for the
final trial. Students must purchase this case problem in hard copy format.
Come to the first class (January 8th) having completed all of the following:
1) Review the below sections of the State v. Hard trial problem—completely & thoroughly (so
that you can comprehensively discuss the case in class):
a) Factual Summary / Rules of Game (first six pages after table of contents)
b) Criminal Case File (Entries 1-37) [80 textual and 37 photo/doc. pages]
c) General Research Case File:
i) Entry 95 Criminal Statutes
ii) Entry 99 Evidence Rules (identical to Federal Rules of Evidence)
iii) Entry 101 Criminal Jury Instructions [13 pages]
d) Hard also contains material for a civil trial, which you may disregard EXCEPT for the
following witness depositions which should be employed in the criminal case: Entries
71; 75-82; 84; 86; and 89. These specific depositions provide more material to exploit
in both your opening statement and final argument, as well as direct and crossexamination.
Accordingly you will be expected to utilize them, as appropriate, in all
class exercises.
2) Prepare three comprehensive case themes for both prosecution and defense (six total):
a) In one paragraph for each theme: articulate your thematic position and the evidence
supporting it (witness testimony/other evidence). Each theme should relate to a
significant aspect of the prosecution or defense case.
b) For defense themes: you may seek an outright acquittal or, alternatively, a lesser
included offense.
2

Details: Check TWEN for further instruction on First Assignment

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

Books: Required:

Book

Title: Modern Trial Advocacy: Analysis & Practice
Author: Steven Lubet
ISBN: 9781601561275
Publisher: LexisNexis
Edition: 4th edition
Copyright/Published Date: December 28, 2009
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Case Problem

Title: State V. Donaldson: Case File
Author: Joseph E. Taylor, Michael S. Sands, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (U.S.)
ISBN: 9781601563712
Edition: 2nd edition
Copyright/Published Date: 2013
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: No
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Recommended:

Title: Michigan Evidence Courtroom Manual
Author: Dubin, Stephani, and Weissenberger
ISBN: 9781522155218
Publisher: LexisNexis
Edition: 2018 edition
Copyright/Published Date: May 14, 2018
Required Material: No
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: No
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Class exercise/assignment:
Review Case Problem(s)
Assignment of Trial Teams
Prepare: 3 themes for Prosecution & Defendant related to case problem People v Carter
Bring copy to hand in
Present themes to class


Details: Go to TWEN for further instructions on first assignment

Trusts and Estates ( - 501D) - Johnson, C.

Books: Title: Wills, Trusts, and Estates: The Essentials
Author: Reid Kress Weisbord, David Horton, Stephen K. Urice
ISBN: 9781454856092
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Copyright/Published Date: 2018-02
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: Read Chapter One
I will hand out paper sylabii in the first classes

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Trusts and Estates ( - 501D) - Blankfein-Tabachnick, D.

Books: Title: Wills, Trusts, and Estates, Tenth Edition
Author: Robert H. Sitkoff, Jesse Dukeminier
ISBN: 9781454876427
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Copyright/Published Date: 2017-06-05
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: No
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No

Assignment: The First assignment is pages 1-29 in JESSE DUKEMINIER & ROBERT H. SITKOFF, WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES (10th ed. 2017).

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

Books: Title: Workers' Compensation, Cases and Materials
Author: Joseph W. Little, Thomas A. Eaton, Gary R. Smith
ISBN: 9780314281494
Publisher: West Publishing
Edition: 7th Edition
Copyright/Published Date: 2014
Required Material: Yes
Used During: Both
Previous Edition OK: Yes
Copies on Reserve in Libraries: Yes
Material Part of a Bundle: No
Other Materials: Students may purchase either the 6th or 7th edition

Assignment: January 7, 2019 - Introduction. Chapter 1: Employees’ Remedies Prior to Workers’ Compensation, from the textbook Workers’ Compensation Cases and Materials, West Publishing, 7th Edition.

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