Spring 2021 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

First Assignments

SOCIAL IMPACT ADVOCACY §A (ADVC-330-A)

Professor Bender

Register for this course on TWEN where your assignments are posted.

Zoom ID for each online class: 674 489 3109

First Assignments

Class 1 Tuesday, January 12

LOOKING TO THE BOTTOM IS STEP ONE IN SYSTEMIC ADVOCACY

1.1    Law Isn’t Always What It Seems to Be—If You Look at It From the Bottom

Thurgood Marshall, Reflections on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution

1.2   Collective Knowledge “From the Bottom” Anchors Advocacy in Group Struggles

Mari J. Matsuda, Looking to the Bottom: Critical Legal Studies and Reparations

Lani Guinier and Gerald Torres, Changing The Wind: Notes Toward A Demosprudence of Law and Social Movements

Notes and Questions

Class 2 Thursday, January 14

LEARNING FROM SCHOOLS OF LEGAL KNOWLEDGE AND ADVOCACY APPROACHES THAT LOOK TO THE SOCIETAL BOTTOMS

1.4   Critical “Schools” and Advocacy “Approaches” Provide Wells of Knowledge for “Different” Groups and Their Advocates

Antony Anghie, LatCrit and TWAIL

Gary Bellow, Steady Work: A Practitioner's Reflections on Political Lawyering

Gerald P. López, Changing Systems, Changing Ourselves

Notes and Questions

1.5   Deconstruction and Dual Consciousness Empower Subordinated Groups

Susan K. Serrano, Dual Consciousness About Law and Justice: Puerto Ricans' Battle for U.S. Citizenship in Hawai‘i

1.6   Systemic Injustice is Epistemic Injustice

Rebecca Tsosie, Indigenous Peoples and Epistemic Injustice: Science, Ethics, and Human Rights

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Administrative Law (ADMIN-300-A)

Professor Kirkwood

Register for this course on Westlaw’s TWEN.

Required Textbook:

  • Administrative Law Cases and Materials,7th Ed, by Cass, Diver, Beermann, Freeman, Pub.: Wolters Kluwer

First Assignment:

Monday, January 11, 2021

  • As background for the introductory lecture, read pages 1-15 of the casebook.

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Mediation Skills §A (ALDR-302-A)

Professor Knapp

Register for this course on WestLaw’s TWEN at your earliest convenience.

Book Purchasing information and Course Polices are on TWEN in the Assignments, Technology, Course Policy and Description Folder.

First Assignments

Class #1, Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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BUSINESS ENTITIES (BUSN-300-A)

Professor Powell

Register for this course on WestLaw’s TWEN.

Required Text:

  • Chiappinelli's Business Entities: Cases and Materials, 4th Ed.

First Assignment:

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

  • Read Chapters 1 and 2 in Chiappinelli's Business Entities: Cases and Materials, 4th Ed.

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Federal Courts (CIVL-305-A)

Professor Feldman

Please add this course through TWEN and read the first assignment below prior to the first day of class.

Required Text

We will be using (1) Siegel, Federal Courts: Cases and Materials (2d ed. 2019) and (2) Siegel, 2019-20 Supplement (which is posted on TWEN). Note that the Supplement not only updates the textbook but also includes the United States Constitution and selected federal statutes.

First Assignment

Tuesday, Jan. 12

  • United States Constitution (included in the Supplement):

    • Article I, §§ 1, 6, 8, 9, and 10
    • Article II, § 1, cl. 1
    • Article II, §§ 2, 3, and 4
    • Article III
    • Article IV, § 1
    • Article VI, cls. 2 and 3
    • Amendments I, V, VII, X, XI
    • Amendment XIV, §§ 1, 5
  • Pages 3-19 of the Casebook

Thursday, Jan. 14

  • Pages 20-27 of the Casebook

Preparation and Participation

You are expected to read and think about the assigned material before each class as well as to contribute to class discussions – both by raising your hand and when called on. I will call on students alphabetically so you will generally know when you should be fully prepared to discuss any and all of the assigned cases, notes, and problems.

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UCC Sales (COMM-350-A)

Professor DeLong

Register for this course on WestLaw’s TWEN as soon as you receive your Westlaw Password; your materials are located on TWEN.

Required Textbook:

  • Remedies Workbook (On TWEN)
  • Remedies Coursebook (On TWEN)
  • Commercial Law: Selected Statutes 2020-2021, Warren, West Academic Publishers

First Assignment:

Monday, January 11, 2021

  • CLASS 1: Download the Casebook and the Supplement from the TWEN site.
  • Read the introduction and Unit 1 in the Casebook. Do the readings in the Supplement.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

  • CLASS 2: Do the assignment for Unit 2 in the Casebook. Notice that Unit 2 is only half of the assignment. Answer only the questions numbered 2-???.

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Employment Discrimination Class (EMPL-315-E)

Professors Wong and Stockwell

The textbook for the class is The Law of Employment Discrimination, Thirteenth Edition, by Joel Wm. Friedman.

The hornbook for the class is Principles of Employment Discrimination Law by Martha Chamallas.

Reading assignment for 1/11/2021:

Textbook: Pages 17-25 (skip notes with exception of 1b on p. 22, and notes 3 and 4 on p. 24-25); pages 136-142

Hornbook: Pages 1-8

Written assignment for 1/11/2021:

1-2 paragraphs answering the following questions: Why are you taking this class?  What do you want to practice/do after law school?  What are 3-5 things you want to get out of this class? Are you leaning towards being a plaintiff’s lawyer or defense lawyer, if any, and why?

Reading assignment for 1/13/2021:

Textbook: Pages 31-53 (skip notes)

Hornbook: Pages 11-17

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Intellectual Property Survey (INTP 300-H)

Professor Chon

Please read Intellectual Property First Assignment.docx.

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Trademark Law (INTP-315-E)

Professor Cumbow

Please read Tm2021Assn1.pdf.

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Copyright Law (INTP 320-E)

Professor Chon

Please read Copyright First Assignment.docx.

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Law & Economics Seminar (JURS-335-A)

Professor Kirkwood

Register for this course on WestLaw’s TWEN.

Required Textbook:

  • Law and Economics, 6th Ed, by Cooter & Thomas, Pub.: Pearson Education

First Assignment:

Monday, January 11, 2021

  • As background for the introductory lecture, read pages 1-10 of the textbook.

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Police and Prison Abolition (JURS-358-A)

Nikkita Oliver

Please read “Yes, We Mean Literally. Abolish the Police” by Mariame Kaba (New York Times): https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/12/opinion/sunday/floyd-abolish-defund-police.html.

Please read “Are Prisons Obsolete” by Angela Davis – Chapter 1.

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Professional Responsibility (PROF-200-A)

Professor Spade

Greetings, Students.

I look forward to meeting you all in Professional Responsibility this semester. I hope you found the two required books through the campus bookstore or elsewhere. Please note we are using the "Concise" version of the Lerman and Schrag textbook, which should be less expensive than the larger version. Please note that the bookstore mistakenly listed an older version of the Martyn supplement at first. Please get the most up to date version, which the bookstore is now listing correctly. The Canvas page for the course will be up some time this week.

For next week, read the materials listed below. Also, please take this required "Quiz" (available on Canvas) that asks three questions about your career plans and ethical concerns. Canvas will not let me make this quiz available until Jan 4, so you should be able to take it then. If you have any questions, please write to me at spaded@seattleu.edu.

Jan 11

Jan 13

  • Lerman & Schrag 1–39
  • Review the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct to become familiar with their structure and various sections. You do not have to read the comments, but please read the rules themselves.

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

Professor Bender

Register for this course on TWEN where your assignments are posted.

Zoom ID for each online class: 674 489 3109

Documents Manual referred to in the casebook is available at: http://law.seattleu.edu/documents/faculty/benders/docmanual.pdf

First Assignment

Class 1 Tuesday January 12

  • Introduction: The Nature of Modern Real Estate Transactions pages 1-13

Class 2 Thursday January 14

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Remedies (REMD-300-A)

Professor DeLong

Register for this course on WestLaw’s TWEN as soon as you receive your Westlaw Password; your materials are located on TWEN.

Required Textbook:

  • Remedies Workbook (On TWEN)
  • Remedies Coursebook (On TWEN)
  • Douglas Laycock, Modern American Remedies: Concise Edition (5th Ed. 2019). Be sure to get the concise edition!

First Assignment:

Monday, January 11, 2021 

  • Class 1: From the TWEN site, download the Workbook and Supplement.
  • Read pages 1-15 in the Workbook and the reading assignment for Class 1 in the Remedies Casebook.
  • Attend Class via Zoom.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

  • Class 2: Do the readings assigned for Class 2 in the Workbook.

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Torts §C (TORT-105-C)

Professor Ainsworth

If necessary, reregister for this course on TWEN.

Required Text

  • Class readings this semester will continue from Henderson, Pearson, and Kysar, The Torts Process (9th edition), the book we used last semester.
  • Poisoned by Jeff Benedict (read my comments in your syllabus before purchasing)

First Assignment

DAY ONE:

  • Unit One: Did the defendant cause the harm to the plaintiff?, pp. 115-122

DAY TWO:

  • Unit Two: Policy and scientific issues in causation in law, pp. 122-129, 131-132; Exam review of the fall torts exam.

Your course syllabus is posted ON TWEN.

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Torts §E (TORT-105-E)

Professor Ainsworth

If necessary, reregister for this course on TWEN.

Required Text

  • Class readings this semester will continue from Henderson, Pearson, and Kysar, The Torts Process (9th edition), the book we used last semester.
  • Poisoned by Jeff Benedict (read my comments in your syllabus before purchasing)

First Assignment

DAY ONE:

  • Unit One: Did the defendant cause the harm to the plaintiff?, pp. 115-122

DAY TWO:

  • Unit Two: Policy and scientific issues in causation in law, pp. 122-129, 131-132; Exam review of the fall torts exam.

Your course syllabus is posted ON TWEN.

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Seattle University School of Law will post required textbooks for your courses on the Campus Store website. Recommended and Required textbooks for your classes will be posted as it is made available by the faculty. It is recommended that students check the course CANVAS or TWEN page and the course syllabus for additional information about readings and course assignments. Also, your faculty members may reach out to you directly by e-mail to explain different purchasing options (e.g., between e-Books and print books).

Please note that you may purchase your text from any bookseller of your choice. All of the information required to locate the correct text is listed on the Campus Store website. BEFORE purchasing your texts, carefully double check that you have selected the correct text (check your ISBN number) and make sure you have ordered the correct edition. (Note - ISBN numbers differ for print and electronic versions.) Remember, the SU Campus Store can often help if there is an issue with your order. You may wish to check your bookseller's polices on delivery, returns, refunds, etc.

E-books may be available for download directly from the publishers at a discounted price. Again, this information may be available on your course Canvas and/or TWEN site, or directly via the faculty member.

Also, casebook publishers may produce supplemental materials, available only electronically, to go along with the casebooks. These materials could include study aids, quizzes, and outline templates, among other things. The different publishers have different arrangements for how they provide this material.  If you purchase a new book for which such materials exist, either from the publisher, Amazon, or the SU Campus Store, you will receive a code that will enable to you to access the electronic materials.  However, if you purchase or rent a used book, you may not receive a working code to access the supplemental materials.