Fall 2020 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

Administrative Law (ADMN-300-E)

Professor Spade

Before our first day of class, please visit our Canvas site, read over the syllabus which you will find in the "Modules" section, and complete the reading assignment for Aug 24, which is pages 1-50 of our casebook. If you have any questions about this class, please ask them in the discussion forum I created for them.

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Comprehensive Pretrial Advocacy (ADVC-300-B)

Professors Clark and Lin

Before our first day of Zoom class on Monday August 24 at 4:00 p.m., please visit our Canvas site. On the home page, click on Start Here and read through the Welcome and other orientation information, Week 1 Overview, and then click through to the first assignment module for August 24. If you have any questions, contact Ron Clark. Looking forward to working with you.

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ANTITRUST LAW §A (ANTI-300-A)

Professor Kirkwood

As background for the introductory lecture, read pages 1-35 of the casebook and Appendix B.

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BUSINESS ENTITIES §E (BUSN-300-E)

Professor Kirkwood

As background for the introductory lecture, read Chapter 2. If you might be interested in corporate law as a practice area, read Chapter 1 as well.

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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE §A (BUSN-340-A)

Professor Powell

Register for this course on WestLaw’s TWEN site.

Monday, August 24

Wednesday, August 26

  • For our second class, please read Dodge v. Ford, 204 Mich. 459; and Shlensky v. Wrigley, 95 Ill.App.2d 173

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Civil Procedure (CIVL-100-A)

Professor Brooke Coleman

Power of Procedure: Walker v. City of Birmingham (on Canvas); Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Table of Contents; the DOJ Ferguson Report, pp. 1-6 (on Canvas); Five First Year Survival Tips. Complete Week 1 Discussion (on Canvas).

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Civil Procedure (CIVL-100-B)

Professor Julie Shapiro

Please see the assignment and questions for week 1, August 25-28, 2020.

Zoom link for Tuesday and Thursday, August 25 and 27, 2020

Zoom link for Friday, August 28, 2020

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Civil Procedure (CIVL-100-C)

Professor Brooke Coleman

Power of Procedure: Walker v. City of Birmingham (on Canvas); Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Table of Contents; the DOJ Ferguson Report, pp. 1-6 (on Canvas); Five First Year Survival Tips. Complete Week 1 Discussion (on Canvas).

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Civil Procedure (CIVL-100-E)

Professor Maggie Chon

Please see information about how to purchase the required texts.

Please click here for the first assignment.

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Constitutional Law I §B (CNLW-200-B)

Professor David Skover

Tuesday, August 26, 2020

For the first day of class, please familiarize yourself with the pages of the website associated with the course, and read the materials in Section I (Introduction), Assignment 1 (Text 1-13, 1471-1488).

All information concerning the course, including the Syllabus, is available in “Skover Online,” at http://www.skoveronline.net/courses/index.html.

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Constitutional Law II §A (CNLW-300-B)

Professor David Skover

Tuesday, August 26, 2020

For the first day of class, please familiarize yourself with the pages of the website associated with the course, and read the materials in Section I (The State Action Doctrine), Assignment 1 (Text 1435-1450).

All information concerning the course, including the Syllabus, is available in “Skover Online,” at http://www.skoveronline.net/courses/index.html.

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UCC SECURED TRANSACTIONS §E (COMM-355-E)

Professor Steven Bender

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Register for this class on TWEN. Your syllabus is posted there.

  • Topic: Introduction to Article 9 and Secured Credit
  • Reading Assignment: 1 – 13

Thursday, August 27, 2020

  • Topic: Attachment and Perfection of Security Interest Overview
  • Reading Assignment: 13 – 30 (UCC 9-203, 9-102(a)(7), 9-108, 9-504)

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CONTRACTS §C (CONT-100-C)

Professor Mark Chinen

Register for this class on CANVAS. Your Contracts Coursebook and Handbook will be posted there. Your First Week’s assignments found in your Coursebook and are attached here as well:

Monday, August 24, 2020

  • Read Unit 1, the Handbook materials are included.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

  • Read Unit 2, the Handbook materials are included.

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Criminal Law (CRIM-100-2)

Professor Mike Russo

Criminal Law Intro and First Assignment Fall 2020

Please read the course information and policies in the "Introduction to Criminal Law document" and complete the following assignment for class on August 24.

Read Criminal Law, Chapter 1; pg. 3-23, and “How to Prepare for Criminal Law Class” (posted on Canvas).

Prepare answers to these questions for discussion:

  1. Identify the elements in the following statutes:

    RCW 9A.48.030: Arson in the second degree.

    A person is guilty of arson in the second degree if he or she knowingly and maliciously causes a fire or explosion which damages a building, or any structure or erection appurtenant to or joining any building….

    Model Penal Code (MPC) Section 212.1: Kidnapping.

    A person is guilty of kidnapping if he unlawfully removes another from his place of residence or business, or a substantial distance from the vicinity where he is found, or if he unlawfully confines another for a substantial period in a place of isolation, with any of the following purposes:(a) to hold for ransom or reward, or as a shield or hostage; or(b) to facilitate commission of any felony or flight thereafter; or(c) to inflict bodily injury on or to terrorize the victim or another; or(d) to interfere with the performance of any governmental or political function.

  2. “Problem Case”, pg. 19: Did the jury in the O.J. Simpson murder trial engage in jury nullification? Were they invited to do so by the defense? For those who have never heard of O.J. Simpson or his infamous murder trial, here's a link to a quick summary from Prof. Douglas Linder of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Pay particular attention to the excerpt of the closing argument of Simpson’s lead attorney, Johnny Cochran: https://famous-trials.com/simpson/1862-home

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Internet Law & Digital Commerce §E (INTP-330-E)

Professor Tapia

Please read 1st Assn TAPIA INTP-330-E.docx.

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Poverty Law (POVL-300-A)

Professor Spade

Before our first day of class, please visit our Canvas site, read over the syllabus which you will find in "Modules" and the Week 1 Overview. Complete the reading assignment for Week 1 that you will see there, and do the Reading Analysis assignment, due Monday the 24th at 9am. If you have any questions about this class, please ask them in the discussion forum I created for them.

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Remedies (REMD-300-E)

Professor Randy Gordon

Please read the following for the first lecture on August 24:

"Guidelines for Zoom Sessions," "Justice in the Real World: God's Work on Earth Must Truly be Our Own." Focus: What are Remedies? The Rightful Position Principle. Casebook 1-18 (Includes Introduction plus U.S. v. Hatahley and notes following including Taliferro v. Augle.)

Please also see the syllabus, posted on Canvas, for information on how to access the Remedies TWEN page.

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Torts §A (TORT-100-A)

Professor Feldman

First Assignment

Pages 1-4 and 7-13 (Garratt v. Dailey and Blyth v. Birmingham Waterworks)

Casebook

We will be using Keeton, Sargentich, & Keating, Tort and Accident Law (4th ed. 2004).

“In the Zone”

The following students are “in the zone” for the first day of class and should be prepared to be called upon and meaningfully discuss the assigned reading:

  1. Gayle Allen
  2. Mitchell Aoki
  3. Landes Bauter
  4. Dorsa Bazeghi
  5. Mary Bent
  6. Kyle Busch

We will proceed alphabetically in subsequent classes.

TWEN

Please register for this course (Torts Section A) on Westlaw’s TWEN once you have received your WL password. A complete syllabus has been posted there, and I will be using TWEN as a means of communication.

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TORTS §B (TORT-100-B)

Professor Powell

Monday, August 24

  • Register for this course on Westlaw’s TWEN after you receive your WestLaw password during Orientation.
  • How to Prepare for Torts Class (found in Syllabus Folder)
  • 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.

Textbook:

  • THE TORTS PROCESS (Aspen Casebook), 9th Ed., by James A. Henderson, et al.

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Torts §C (TORT-100-C)

Professor Ainsworth

Read pp. 1-9 as background reading on the structure of the legal process; this will not be explicitly discussed in class. For class discussion, read pp. 10-19, on the elements of the tort of battery.

Text: Henderson, Kyser, and Pearson, The Torts Process (9th ed.) Be sure you are getting the 9th edition if you are buying a used copy.

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Torts E (TORT-100-E)

Professor Ainsworth

Read pp. 1-9 as background reading on the structure of the legal process; this will not be explicitly discussed in class. For class discussion, read pp. 10-19, on the elements of the tort of battery.

Text: Henderson, Kyser, and Pearson, The Torts Process (9th ed.) Be sure you are getting the 9th edition if you are buying a used copy.

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