Fall 2018 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, CANVAS, your professor's personal homepage or return to this web page to check again later.

Courses

Administrative Law (ADMN-300-A)

Professor Spade

Assignment for 8/20 - 8/22

Monday

    • Casebook 1-50 (Overview of Administrative Law Practice)

Wednesday

    • Casebook 51-73 (Rulemaking Initiation)

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Antitrust Law-A (ANTI-300-A)

Professor Kirkwood

Required texts

  • Antitrust Law: Policy and Practice (Casebook), Rogers, et al., LexisNexis; Fourth Edition Ed. (January 14, 2008), ISBN: 9780820570365

First Assignment

    • As background for the first two classes, please read pages 1–35 of the casebook and Appendix B.

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Bankruptcy (BANK-300-A)

Professor Dick

Assignment for 8/21 - 8/23

Tuesday - Introduction; Overview of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    • Textbook: Read pages 1-29
    • Statutes:Bankruptcy Code §§ 541, 362(a).

Thursday - Eligibility to Seek Relief Under Chapter 11

    • Textbook: Read pages 29-70.
    • Statutes: Bankruptcy Code §§ 109, 1112.

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Business Entities-A (BUSN-300-A)

Professor Powell

Required texts

  • Business Entities: Cases and Materials (3d Ed.), by Professor Eric Chiappinelli

First Assignment

    • Read Chapters 1 and 2 in Chiappinelli's Business Entities: Cases and Materials
    • Register for this course on WestLaw’s TWEN when you receive your WestLaw password during Orientation.

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Corporate Finance (BUSN-315-A)

Professor Dick

First Week Assignments

    • Read Preface and Introduction in textbook
    • Ronald J. Gilson, Value Creation by Business Lawyers: Legal Skills and Asset Pricing, 94 YALE L.J. 239 (1984) (Available on TWEN).

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Contracts (CONT-100-A)

Professor Chang

Required texts

  • Problems in Contract Law: Cases and Materials (7th ed. 2012 - Knapp, Crystal & Prince)

Assignment for 8/21 - 8/23

Tuesday

    • Read 5-17; 31-43. Pp. 5-17 are for background. Class discussion will focus on pp. 31-43
    • Statutes:Bankruptcy Code §§ 541, 362(a).

Thursday

    • Read 44-48; 54-60; Problem Set 1, #1-10; 17-19

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Civil Procedure (CIVL-100-1)

Professor Coleman

Required texts

  • Coleman, Stempel, Baicker-McKee, Herr, & Kaufman Learning Civil Procedure (3d Ed., West 2018)

First Assignment

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Civil Procedure (CIVL-100-2)

Professor Shapiro

First Assignment

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Civil Procedure Section E (CIVL-100-E)

Professor Chon

Required texts

  • Glannon, Perlman and Raven-Hansen, CIVIL PROCEDURE: A COURSEBOOK (3d ed., Wolters Kluwer Law and Business 2017)

First Assignment

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UCC Sales §A (COMM-350-A)

Professor DeLong

Required Text

  • Commercial Law: Selected Statutes 2018-2019 Warren, ISBN 9781640209329
  • Contracts Text (Restatement & US UCC Article 2) Byrne, Institute of Int’l Banking Law & Practice, 5th Ed, ISBN 9781888870640

First Assignments

    • Log in to TWEN using your WestLaw password from orientation and add UCC SALES §A TWEN Class; this is where the course Supplement will be posted
    • Read the Introduction to the Course and do Unit 1 and Unit 2. One unit is due each class day.

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UCC Secured Transactions §A (COMM-355-A)

Professor Bender

(Office Hours: Wednesdays 4:30pm- 6:00pm and by appointment other days and times)

Assignment for 8/20 - 8/22

Monday

    • Introduction to Article 9 and Secured Credit
      pg. 1-13

Wednesday

    • Attachment and Perfection of Security Interest: Overview
      pg. 13-29; (UCC 9-203)

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Contracts §B (CONT-100-B)

Professor DeLong

Required Text

  • DeLong's Bundled Introduction to Contracts: the Law of Transactions
  • Contracts Text (Restatement & US UCC Article 2) Byrne, Institute of Int’l Banking Law & Practice, 5th Ed, ISBN 9781888870640

First Assignment

    • Log in to TWEN using your WestLaw password from orientation and add Contracts-B TWEN COURSE.
    • Do Unit 1 in the Coursebook for Monday, and Unit 2 for Wednesday.

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Contracts (CONT-100-C)

Professor Chinen

Required texts

  • An Introduction to Contracts

Assignment for 8/20 - 8/22

Monday

    • Read Unit 1

Wednesday

    • Read Unit 2

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Constitutional Law 1 (CNLW-200-B)

Professor Siegel

Assignments

Class 1

    • An Introduction to the Constitution and Constitutional Argument
      Casebook pp. xli-lvii (the Constitution)
    • Reader—pp. 4-12 (Bobbit)
    • --Casebook pp. 11-32

Class 2

    • Judicial Review (and Judicial Supremacy)
      casebook pp.1-11 (Marbury and related materials)
    • --reader pp. 244-265

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Voting Rights and Election Law-E (CNLW-380-E)

Professors Casillas and Harkins

Required Text

  • Daniel Hays Lowenstein, Richard L. Hasen, and Daniel P. Tokaji, ELECTION LAW—CASES AND MATERIALS (6th ed. 2017) and 2017 STATUTORY AND CASE SUPPLEMENT
  • Alexander Keyssar, THE RIGHT TO VOTE (rev. ed. 2009)
  • TWEN-Selected Readings [When you receive your WestLaw Password, add this course.]

Assignment for 8/20 - 8/22

Monday

    • Topic: The Founding
    • Reading: Election Law, pp. 3-15 TWEN, The Right to Vote, Chp. 1

Wednesday

    • Topic: Voting in The Young American Democracy
    • Election Law, pp. 29-42 TWEN, The Right to Vote, Chp. 2, 3 (pp. 43 – 54)

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Criminal Law (CRIM-100-1)

Professor Ahrens

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Criminal Law (CRIM-100-2)

Professor Russo

Required texts

Assignment for 8/20 - 8/22

Monday

    • The Criminal Process, Reading Cases and Statutes, and the Role of the Jury
      Criminal Law, Chapter 1; pg. 3-23; “How to Prepare for Criminal Law Class”, (posted on TWEN)

Wednesday

    • Punishment
      Criminal Law, Chapter 2; pg. 25-54.

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Criminal Procedure Investigative (CRIM-305-A)

Professor Ahrens

First Assignment

    • Please join the TWEN site established for this course. Under the Syllabus tab, you will find both the syllabus for the course (which you should review) and the assignment for the first day of class

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Criminal Motions Practice (CRIM-340-A)

Professors Portnoy & Kessler

First Assignment

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International Criminal Law (CRIM-380-A)

Professor Slye

First Assignment

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Environmental Law Fundamentals §A (ENVL-300-A)

Professor Gonzalez

***Register for this course on WestLaw’s TWEN

Required texts

  • Environmental Regulation: Law, Science and Policy (Percival, Schroeder, Miller and Leape, 8th ed. 2018).
  • Environmental Law Statutory and Case Supplement 2018-2019 (Percival and Schroeder, 2018).

First Assignment

      • Go to WestLaw’s TWEN page and ADD Environmental Law Fundamentals-A
      • Textbook pages 1-29
      • Excerpt from Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring (available on TWEN)
      • Excerpt from The Shock of the Anthropocene (available on TWEN)
      • Article published in the Anthropocene Review (available on TWEN)
      • Watch documentary (53 minutes): Endangered Planet.

    Please see Endangered Planet handout for questions to ponder as you watch the film and do the readings.

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    Trusts and Estates (ESTA-300-A)

    Professor Eason

    Required texts

    • Gary, et. al., Contemporary Trusts & Estates (3rd ed. 2017).
    • Gallanis, Uniform Trusts & Estates Statutes (2018-19 ed.).
    • Sign-up for course TWEN site.

    First Assignment

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      Trusts, Estates And Enhanced Analytical Skills Lab (ESTA-301-A)

      Professor Minneti

      First Assignment

        • I have created a canvas page for the course that includes modules for the course syllabus, course assignments, and materials for each week. You can access the Canvas page here.

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      Elder Law (ESTA-310-A)

      Professor Eason

      Required texts

      • Nina A. Kohn Elder Law: Practice, Policy, & Problems (2014).
      • Sign-up for course TWEN site.

      First Assignment

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        Federal Indian Law (INDL-330-A)

        Professor Silverman

        Required texts

        • American Indian Law: Native Nations And The Federal System (2015, Goldberg, Tsosie, Clinton and Riley)

        First Assignment

          • For Monday, lease read pages 1-22 in the casebook

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          Indian Gaming Law (INDL-330-A)

          Professor Thompson-Villagomez

          ***Add this course from WestLaw's TWEN

          Required texts

          First Assignment

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            Indian Land Rights and Aboriginal Title (INDL-347-A)

            Professor Silverman

            First Assignment

              • If you have not yet registered for this class, the readings for the first session of this seminar, 2 PDFs, may be obtained from Professor Silverman by emailing him directly. Otherwise it is available on the course’s Canvas website.

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              Patent Law Class [INTP-305-E]

              Professors Al-Salam & Das

              Add Patent Law-E on TWEN (WestLaw) where you can access your course syllabus and other materials as posted.

              Required materials

              • Adelman, Rader, and Thomas, Cases and Materials on Patent Law (4th ed. West Academic Publishing) (ISBN: 978-0-314-27436-6 (Print)), as well as supplemental case law as assigned.

              Assignment for 8/20 - 8/22

              Monday

                • Introduction. Read in your textbook, pages 1-8; 16-17; 20-32.

              Wednesday

                • Patentable Eligibility, Ch. 2. Read in your textbook, pages: 72-92; 104-105; 115-129.

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              Internet Law and Digital Commerce §E [INTP-330-E]

              Professor Tapia

              Required texts

              • 2018 Internet Law Cases and Materials by Eric Goldman
              • PDF
              • Kindle (note the Kindle edition's page numbering doesn't play nicely with the book's page numbers)
              • Hard Copy [note: Professor Goldman will provide a free PDF to anyone who buys a hard copy. You just have to email him [egoldman@gmail.com] your purchase receipt showing which edition you bought.]

              First Assignment

                • The first assignment is: Goldman, Eric, 2018 Internet Law Cases and Materials, pp. 1-40.

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              Cybersecurity and Data Breach: Legal & Practical (INTP-387-E)

              Professor Gainer

              First Week Assignments

                • Register for this course on TWEN as soon as you receive your WestLaw Password and review the course syllabus.
                • Read the attached document for full assignment details.

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              Introduction to the American Legal System (JURS-600-H)

              Professor Chinen

              First Assignment

              Monday

                • Read Ch. 1,Ssec. I (pp. 3-5), III-IV (pp. 9-20), (up to, but not including Problem 1-1), and VI (p. 27) of the Schoenbaum casebook.

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              Poverty Law (POVL-300-A)

              Professor Spade

              First Assignment

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              Real Estate Transactions §A (PROF-200-A)

              Professor Duras

              Required texts

              • Lisa G. Lerman and Philip G. Schrag, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law (4th Ed., Wolters Kluwer 2016) [referred to as “Text”].
              • Lisa G. Lerman, Philip G. Schrag and Anjum Gupta, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law: Model Rules, State Variations, and Practice Questions, (2017-2018 edition, Wolters Kluwer).
              • Once you have received your WestLaw Password, add my course on TWEN.

              Assignment for 8/21 - 8/23

              Monday

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              Professional Responsibility E (PROF-200-E)

              Professor McDermott

              Required texts

              • Professional Responsibility: Problems and Materials - 13th edition, Foundation Press, 2018, ISBN 9781683282136
              • Selected Standards on Professional Responsibility, 2018 Ed., Morgan & Rotunda, Foundation Press, ISBN 9781640201446First Assignment: Read First Chapter in your casebook.

              First Assignment

                • Reach Chapter 1 in the Casebook.

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              Real Estate Transactions §A (PROP-300-A)

              Professor Bender

              (Office Hours: Wednesdays 4:30pm- 6:00pm and by appointment other days and times)

              Required texts

              Assignment for 8/20 - 8/22

              Monday

                • The Nature of Modern Real Estate Transactions
                  Introduction pg. 1-13

              Wednesday

                • Overview of Lawyer’s Role in Real Estate Conveyancing and Broker Competition
                  17-38 (middle); Douglas v. Visser, 295 P.3d 800 (Wash. App. 2013)

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              Remedies §E (REMD-300-E)

              Professor DeLong

              Required Text

              • Modern American Remedies (CONCISE), Laycock, 4th ISBN 9781454812555
              • DeLong’s Remedies Workbook, 2018-2019 (spiral bound, sold in the SU Bookstore<

              First Assignments

                • Visit TWEN on WestLaw and add Remedies-E TWEN Class; the Remedies Supplement will be posted on TWEN
                • Read the Administrative Details and Introduction to the Course found in the Remedies Workbook.
                • Follow the instructions for Class 1: Injunctions: Basic Principles in the Workbook for Monday’s class. One class assignment (in Workbook) is due for each class day.

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              Corporate Tax (TAXL-300-E)

              Professor Kahng

              Required Text

              • Graetz & Schenk, Federal Income Taxation, Principles and Policies (7th ed. 2013), ISBN 978-1-60930-183-5. Do not buy the newer, 8th edition. If you buy a used book, make sure to buy the 7th edition.
              • Selected Federal Taxation Statutes & Regulations, 2019 ed., Lathrope editor, West, ISBN 9781640208179

              First Assignment

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              Corporate Tax (TAXL-306-A)

              Professor Kahng

              Required Text

              • Schwarz & Lathrope, Fundamentals of Business Enterprise Taxation, 5th ed., Foundation Press (West), ISBN 978-1609300654. Do not buy the newer, 6th edition. 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, 2018-2019 ed., Foundation Press (West), ISBN 9781640209275. If you buy a used copy of this book, it is fine to buy an earlier version (e.g., the 2017-2018 version).

              First Assignment

                • Read pages 2-38 of the casebook along with statutory provisions and regulations specified therein.* Be prepared to discuss the problems on pages 33-34.
                • *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).

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              TORT-100-A

              Professor Powell

              Required texts

              • The Torts Process (Aspen Casebook), 9th Ed., by James A. Henderson, et al.

              First Assignment

                • How to Prepare for Torts Class (also found on TWEN).
                • Text p. 1-9: you will find this background helpful for all of your first year courses, so you may want to read it over again after the first couple weeks of class.

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              TORT-100-B

              Professor Ainsworth

              Required texts

              • The Torts Process (9th Edition, by Henderson, Pearson, et al)
              • Register for this course on WestLaw’s TWEN once you receive your WestLaw password during orientation.

              First Assignment

                • Overview of the legal profession and the legal process p. 1-9: you will find this helpful for all of your first year courses. Read this as background before our first class; you might want to review it later on this semester as you proceed in your classes.

              "The Elements of Battery"

                • p. 9-19 (This is the reading assignment for the first class.)
                • p. 19-29 (This is the assignment for the second class, though we will likely begin that class by continuing our discussion of the p.9-19 section, and then proceed to begin this reading assignment.)
                • p. 29-40 (Continue reading each new reading assignment sequentially…)

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              TORT-100-C

              Professor Siegel

              Required texts

              • The Torts (Henderson, 9th ed.)

              First Assignment

                • For the first day of class, please read pages 1-19. For the second day, please read pages 19-41.

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              Torts §E (TORT-100-E)

              Professor Gonzalez

              Required texts

              • The Torts Process (Henderson, Pearson & Kysar, 9th ed.)

              First Assignment

                • Please read pages 1-30 of the text. Brief the assigned cases in accordance with the Briefing Format for this course.
                • Register for this course on WestLaw’s TWEN when you receive your WestLaw Password during Orientation.

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              Legal Writing I: Legal Writing, Skills and Values (WRIT-100-A1/WRIT-100-B1)

              Professor Samuel

              First Assignment

                • Read Tips for a Successful Interview and in the Supplemental Reading Packet, which will be available in the Bookstore. Afterwards, watch this 30-minute video of a mock client interview.
                • Come to class prepared to discuss the interview, as well as what you thought were the interviewer's goals and if she achieved them.

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              LWSV Section A2 and Section A3 (WRIT-100-A2/WRIT-100-A3)

              Professor Krontz

              Required texts

              • Legal Writing Handbook (7th Edition)
                • Read Chapter 1

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              LWSV Section B2 and Section B3 (WRIT-100-B2/WRIT-100-B3)

              Professor Bowen

              Required texts

              • Legal Writing Handbook (7th Edition)

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