Academics

Spring 2017 Class Assignments

Class assignments are listed alphabetically by course name. All will be posted as received. If you do not see the assignments you are looking for, check TWEN, your professor's personal homepage or return to this web page to check again later.

Courses

Administrative Law A (ADMN-300-A)

Professor Kirkwood

  • Please register for this class on Westlaw’s TWEN.
  • The first assignment is: “As background for the introductory lecture, read pages 1-15 of the casebook.”

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Advertising Law E (INTP-350-E)

Professor Glenn / Professor Sachs

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Bankruptcy A (BANK-300-A)

Professor Overstreet

Week 1 - January 10, 12

  • Introduction to the class, the Professor, and the Subject.
  • Unit 1 - An Overview of Alternatives to Bankruptcy: Epstein 1-14.
  • If you have not registered on TWEN for this class please do so. The TWEN site will be live Dec. 13th.

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Business Entities A (BUSN-300-A)

Professor O'Kelley

  • Please purchase a subscription of the Wall Street Journal. There are student rates available in print and electronic.

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Capital Punishment Seminar A (CRIM-360-A)

Professor Larranaga & Professor Walsh

1/10/17

  • Cases: Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S. 238 (1972)
  • Discussion: Why the death penalty? General discussion about each opinion issued in Furman: strengths and weaknesses of each; can the claimed flaws be fixed?
  • Please register on TWEN for this class.

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Conflict of Laws E (CIVL-300-E)

Professor Linehan

  • Please register on TWEN for this class.
  • Read pp. 7-19 of the case book, which is Kay, CONFLICT OF LAWS (West 9th ed.)

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Construcion Law A (PROP-320-A)

Professor Peters

  • Please register for this class on Westlaw’s TWEN.
  • For the first class, please read the handout posted on TWEN: “Sweet on Construction – Chapter 1.”

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Contracts B (CONT-105-B)

Professor DeLong

  • Purchase DeLong’s bundled INTRODUCTION TO CONTRACTS THE LAW OF TRANSACTIONS PART I AND PART II from the bookstore and register for this course on TWEN when you receive your WestLaw Password.
  • Read the Preview of the Second Semester and do Unit 29 in Part I.

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Criminal Procedure Adjudicative H (CRIM-300-H)

Professor Roberts

I'm happy to tell you that our Canvas course is now published! You may find the first reading assignment there. Reach out to me if you are unable to access the Canvas site: I will be happy to send you the reading assignments.”

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Criminal Procedure Investigative A (CRIM-305-A)

Professor Ahrens

Please join the TWEN page for this course, and read the assignment posted under the Syllabus tab.

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Criminal Procedure Investigative H (CRIM-305-H)

Professor Halliburton

  • The required textbook, Agran’s Investigative Criminal Procedure – A Law and Order Casebook (ISBN: 978-1-62810-688-6) must be ordered in electronic format so that students have access to the embedded video material. The required exercise book, Vitiello’s Criminal Procedure Simulations (ISBN: 978-0-314-27641-4) is available in electronic format for immediate download, but students may choose the bound version if preferred.
  • The first week of the course will consist of live classroom sessions from 4 -6 pm on Tuesday, January 10 and Thursday January 12. The Canvas page for the course, which will be the hub for our learning community and activities starting in week two, will go live during the first week of the term, and students will be added to the course page automatically.
  • We will cover pages 3 – 37 of the Agran text during the first week of class. The majority of our case discussion will occur during our second meeting on Thursday, January 12. Everyone is asked to come to the first meeting curious, with minds open, and having thought a bit about what they already know about the field of constitutional criminal procedure.

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Evidence A (EVID-200-A)

Professor Ahrens

  • Join the TWEN site that was created for the class;
  • Look under the syllabus tab, where you will see a posting for the first day assignment, and;
  • You should also read the syllabus that is posted under the syllabus tab.

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Federal Indian Law A (INDL-300-A)

Professor Silverman

For Tuesday, please read pages 1-28 in Anderson, Berger, Krakoff & Frickey, American Indian Law (3d ed., 2015). You can purchase it in the Seattle University Campus Bookstore.

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Individual Income Taxation A (TAXL-300-A)

Professor Kahng

Required books

  • Graetz & Schenk, Federal Income Taxation, Principles and Policies (7thth ed. 2013), ISBN 978-1-60930-183-5
    • If you buy a used copy of this book, please make sure to purchase the 7th edition.
  • Selected Federal Taxation Statutes & Regulations, 2017 ed., Lathrope editor, West, ISBN-13: 978-1634604345
    • If purchasing a used copy of this book, it is fine to buy an earlier version (e.g., 2015 or 2016) or the newest version (2017).

Course Syllabus

  • The syllabus is posted on TWEN under “Syllabus and Weekly Assignments”. The syllabus consists of separate units that contain problems, along with reading assignments from the casebook and specific provisions of the statute and regulations.
  • The specific assignment for each week will be posted as soon as practicable. Thus far, I have posted assignment for the first two weeks of class.

Reading Assignment

  • We’ll discuss Unit 1 during the first class. The specific reading assignment is as follows:
    • Read pages 1-12 and 27-39 of the casebook, and be prepared to discuss in class.
    • Skim pages 13-27, 49-81. This material provides an overview tax terminology and the tax system. We won’t specifically discuss it during our first class. I suggest you skim it now and re-read it more closely at the end of the semester.

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Intellectual Property A (INTP-300-A)

Professor Eason

  • Register for Intellectual Property-A on TWEN at https://lawschool.westlaw.com/ – this is very important, as most future communications will occur exclusively in class or via the TWEN site. A complete semester syllabus will be posted prior to the first class session. In the interim, the information below should prove helpful.

REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS:

  • Loren and Miller, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: CASES AND MATERIALS (v. 4.1 2016).
    • The text is a completely electronic casebook, available through this website: http://www.semaphorepress.com/IntellectualPropertyLaw_overview.html. The publishers suggest $30 as the typical purchase price although you are free to pay more or less. You are free to print out one copy of the book at a copy shop.
  • Statutory materials.
    • This is a heavily statutory class, so please make sure to consult relevant statutes as you read the materials. The casebook has excerpts of the most relevant statutory sections, and many statutes will be posted on the class TWEN site in advance of the relevant class sessions.
  • Various handouts and other materials available for download on the class TWEN site.

ASSIGNMENTS FOR FIRST WEEK:

  • TUESDAY, JANUARY 10: Introduction, CB 1-28
  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 12: Defining a Trade Secret, CB 29-58

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International Environmental Law A (ENVL-340-A)

Professor Gonzalez

Required Texts

  • Pierre-Marie Dupuy & Jorge E. Viñuales, International Environmental Law (Cambridge University Press, 2015). ISBN: 9781107673342 (paperback) (hereinafter, Dupuy & Viñuales)
  • Shawkat Alam, Sumudu Atapattu, Carmen G. Gonzalez, and Jona Razzaque, eds. International Environmental Law and the Global South (Cambridge University Press, 2015). ISBN: 9781316621042 (paperback) (hereinafter, Alam et al)

First Reading Assignment

  • Alam et al: 1-14 (Sumudu Atapattu and Carmen G. Gonzalez, The North-South Divide in International Environmental Law: Framing the Issues)
  • Alam et al: 23-49 (M. Rafiqul Islam, History of the North-South Divide in International Law: Colonial Discourses, Sovereignty, and Self-Determination)
  • Antony Anghie, The Evolution of International Law: Colonial and Postcolonial Realities, 27 Third World Quarterly 739 (2006) (available on TWEN
  • The Shock of the Anthropocene (excerpt available on TWEN)

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Introduction to Practice 2 (LPRC-100-2)

Professor Silverman

For Monday, please do the following:

  • Read pages 1-18 in Salinas, A Short & Happy Guide to Effective Client Interviewing and Counseling (2016)
  • Read the Introduction and pages 1-17 in Berger, Mitchell & Clark, Pretrial Advocacy: Planning, Analysis and Strategy (5th ed., 2017).

Both books are available in the Seattle University Campus Bookstore.

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Professional Liability E (TORT-300-E)

Professor Gordon

The Password to enroll in the course is PL2017SU.

CLASS 1: Monday, January 9, 2017:

  • Introductory Lecture: What is the Most Complicated (and Interesting) Thing in the Universe? Why we should hate perfect people.
  • Introduction to Products Liability. Review of Syllabus and Website.
  • Readings: Casebook: 1-20; Products Liability Anthology (on TWEN): 177-183.
  • Writing Assignments: Problem No. 1 [Mandatory] due Wednesday, January 18, 2017 CLASS 3.

CLASS 2: Wednesday, January 11, 2017:

  • Lecture: Products Liability: Where the Rubber Meets the Road. CLASS DEBATE: PUBLIC V. PRIVATE REGULATION OF RISKS DOES PRODUCTS LIABILITY WORK?
  • Readings: Casebook: 20-37 [Cavanaugh v. Skil Corp.]; Anthology: 105-120
  • Online Quiz: Quiz No. 1 due next Wednesday. Check Table of Deadlines at the end of this Syllabus regarding due dates for all problems, quizzes and assignments.

Check Table of Deadlines at the end of the Syllabus regarding Problem, Quiz, assignment deadlines.

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Professional Responsibility A & E (PROF-200-A & E)

Professor Strait

Register for these courses on TWEN, they are one TWEN course for both sections. Read the current syllabus. All classes have a separate folder containing all materials other than the textbook that are required.

Class 1, Tuesday, January 10, 2017

  • Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law, by Lerman and Schrag (hereafter LS)
  • INTRODUCTION. pp. 1-19; CH. 1, THE REGULATION OF LAWYERS, pp. 21 – 46
    • Go to the CALI CALENDAR & INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSION FOLDER on TWEN.
    • Read and follow How to Save your CALI Scores and Instructions for Submitting CALI Lessons.
  • Do CALI exercise: Sources of Law Regulating the Practice of Law (takes 1 hour) and follow submission directions in the above articles on TWEN to my assistant ljsleep@seattleu.edu.

Class 2, Thursday, January 13, 2017

  • LS CH. 1, THE REGULATION OF LAWYERS, pp. 46 – 65, Admission to Practice
    • In Re Wright
    • Wright Jimi Petition
  • for class discussion:
    • WA Admission to Practice Rule (APR) 3 and
    • WA APR 21-24
    • Universal Bar Exam Application for Bar Examination
    • Application Instructions to the WA ST Bar and URL Link
    • Sample WA ST Bar Application Form

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Property A (PROP-100-A)

Professor Silverman

For our first class session on Tuesday, January 10th, please do the following:

  • Read the syllabus in its entirety and formulate any questions you might have about the course, its policies and procedures;
  • Read the article, Corbin, Legal Analysis and Terminology;
  • Reread the article, Corbin, Legal Analysis and Terminology;
  • Come up with your own example for each of the legal relations;
  • Formulate an answer to the following question: According to Hohfeld, how many fundamental legal relationships between two people are there?

NOTE: the course syllabus and the article Corbin, Legal Analysis and Terminology have been emailed to you at your seattleu email account. If you have not received them, please email Professor Silverman.

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Real Estate Transactions A (PROP-300-A)

Professor Bender

Class 1: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

  • Introduction to Article 9 and Secured Credit pages 1-13

Class 2: Thursday, January 12, 2017

  • Attachment and Perfection of Security Interest: Overview pages 13-29 and UCC 9-203

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Remedies A (REMD-300-A)

Professor DeLong

  • Purchase DeLong’s bundled REMEDIES A Workbook and Supplement from the Bookstore and MODERN AMERICAN REMEDIES, 4th Ed. 2010 by Douglas Laycock.
  • Read the Introduction to the Course and follow the instructions for Class 1 found in the Workbook.
  • Register for this course on TWEN.

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Taxation of LLCs and Partnerships E (TAXL-325-E)

Professor Kahng

Required texts

  • Schwarz & Lathrope, Fundamentals of Business Enterprise Taxation, 5th ed., Foundation Press (West), ISBN 978-1609300654
    • If you buy a used copy of this book, please make sure to purchase the 5th edition.
  • Stark & Bank, Selected Sections of Corporate and Partnership Income Tax Code and Regulations, 2016-2017 ed., Foundation Press (West), ISBN 978-1634602945
    • If you buy a used copy of this book, it is fine to buy an earlier version (e.g., the 2015-2016 or the 2014-2015 version).

Assignment for Tuesday, January 10 – Week 1
Overview; Choice of Entity Considerations

  • Casebook: pages 2-38 of the casebook along with statutory provisions and regulations specified therein.*

*Throughout the semester, as you read pages of the casebook, please also read the code sections and regulations specified therein. For example, page 10 of the casebook directs you to read §§ 761(a) and 7701(a)(3).

  • Problem: Problem, pages 33-34. (Skip the problems on pages 22-23.)

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Torts E (TORT-105-E)

Professor Gonzalez

The first reading assignment for the Spring semester is as follows:

  • Henderson, Pearson & Kysar textbook: pages 109-124, 126-133.
  • Please register for this course on TWEN when you have received your WestLaw Passwords.

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UCC Secured Transactions E (COMM-355-E)

Professor Bender

Class 1: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

  • Introduction to Article 9 and Secured Credit pages 1-13

Class 2: Thursday, January 12, 2017

  • Attachment and Perfection of Security Interest: Overview pages 13-29 and UCC 9-203

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