Spring 2019 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

Social Impact Advocacy (ADVC-330-A)

Professor Bender

Register for this course on TWEN when you have your WestLaw password.

Required Text will be posted on TWEN

First Assignment

Tuesday, Jan. 15

    • Seizing the Critical Challenge of Using Law for Equal Justice, Read sections 1.1 and 1.2 from Chapter 1 of forthcoming textbook, available on TWEN.

Thursday, Jan. 17

    • Seizing the Critical Challenge of Using Law for Equal Justice, Read sections 1.3, 1.4, and 1.5 from Chapter 1 of forthcoming textbook, available on TWEN.

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Business Entities E (BUSN-300-E)

Professor Mark Chinen

Required Text

First Assignment

Monday, January 14

    • The assignments for the week of January 14 are posted on the Canvas Site for the course, BUSN 300 E 19SSR. Note that there is an ungraded exercise due on Sunday, January 20.

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Conflict of Laws (CIVL-300-A)

Professors Segal and Skover

First Assignment

    • KAY, ET AL., CONFLICT OF LAWS (10th ed. 2018), pp. 810-20, and SHREVE, ET AL., A CONFLICT OF LAWS ANTHOLOGY (2d ed. 2012), pp. 7-25.

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Constitutional Law I (CNLW-200-E)

Professor Skover

Go to the Skover Online Site for Current Courses and read the materials for this course.

Required Text

  • "Text" refers to Gregory E. Maggs & Peter J. Smith, Constitutional Law: A Contemporary Approach (West, 4th edition). It is important to note that the purchase of a second-hand copy of the text will not enable you to access the online materials available on West's Interactive Casebook website.
  • "Supplement" refers to the 2018 updated text materials available for free on West's Interactive Casebook website.
  • "Bobbitt" refers to Philip Bobbitt, Constitutional Fate: Theory of the Constitution (Oxford University Press, 1984)

First Assignment

Monday, Jan. 14

    • INTRODUCTION, Assignment 1: History and Overview of the Constitution, Text 1-13 and the Constitution of the United States, Text 1471-1488.

Thursday, Jan. 17

    • Assignment 1: Express and Implied Federal Powers, Text 111-133.

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UCC Secured Transactions (COMM-355-A)

Professor Bender

Register for this course on TWEN when you have your WestLaw password.

Required Text

  • Secured Transactions in Personal Property 9th Ed (Casebook), Warren
  • Commercial Law: Sel. Sta. 2018-19. Warren, West Academic

First Assignment

Tuesday, Jan. 15

    • January 15, Introduction to Article 9 and Secured Credit; Reading: pp 1-13.

Thursday, Jan. 17

    • Attachment and Perfection of Security Interest: Overview; Reading: pp 13-29 (UCC 9-203, 9-102(a)(7), 9-108, 9-504)

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Contracts-B (CONT-105-B)

Professor DeLong

First Assignments

    • Purchase AN INTRODUCTION TO CONTRACTS: THE LAW OF TRANSACTIONS Spring 2019 Part I Coursebook by Sid DeLong and do Unit 31 for the first Week’s assignment.

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Contracts-C (CONT-105-C)

Professor Chinen

First Assignment

    • Read Units 30 and 31 From DeLong's Fall 2018 Contracts Workbook.

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Criminal Procedure Investigative (CRIM-305-H)

Professor Halliburton

First Assignment

    • Read: Pages 3 - 37 of Agran's Investigative Criminal Procedure.
    • Watch: Using the directions and introduction in the Agran text, watch the Law & Order episode entitled "Bottomless"

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International Environmental Law (ENVL-340-A)

Professor Gonzalez

Required Text

  • Pierre-Marie Dupuy & Jorge E. Viñuales, International Environmental Law (Cambridge University Press, 2018). ISBN: 9781108438117 (paperback) (hereinafter, Dupuy & Viñuales) NOTE: Please purchase the 2018 edition, not the earlier 2015 edition.
  • Shawkat Alam, Sumudu Atapattu, Carmen G. Gonzalez, and Jona Razzaque, eds. International Environmental Law and the Global South (Cambridge University Press, 2016). ISBN: 9781316621042 (paperback) (hereinafter, Alam et al)

First Assignment

Read the attached document for full first assignment details.

Monday, Jan. 14

    • Alam et al: 1-14 (Sumudu Atapattu and Carmen G. Gonzalez, The North-South Divide in International Environmental Law: Framing the Issues);
    • Amy Wilentz, How America and the Rest of the World Ruined Haiti
    • Antony Anghie, The Evolution of International Law: Colonial and Postcolonial Realities, 27 Third World Quarterly 739 (2006) (available on TWEN).

Wednesday, Jan. 16

    • Article 38 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) (available on TWEN)
    • Greenwood, Sources of International Law (available on TWEN)
    • Alam et al: 23-49 (M. Rafiqul Islam, History of the North-South Divide in International Law: Colonial Discourses, Sovereignty, and Self-Determination);
    • Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources (PSNR), UN General Assembly resolution 1803 (XVII) (1962), 
    • UN General Assembly Resolution 3281 (XXIX) (1974), Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States

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Evidence (EVID-200-A)

Professor Ahrens

First Assignment

    • Please read Sklansky text pp. 12-40 and FRE 102,. 103, 104, 105, 401, 402, and 403 (for anyone who may be confused, you do not need a Sklansky text with electronic access; we will only use the hard-copy textbook in class).
    • Please join the TWEN site for this course; all assignments will be posted there under the Syllabus tab, and I will use the page to communicate with everyone in the course.

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Law & Economics Seminar (JURS-335-A)

Professor Kirkwood

Required Text

  • Law & Economics, Robert Cooter & Thomas Ulen (6th ed. 2012)

First Assignment

Monday, January 14

    • Register for this course on TWEN when you have you receive your WestLaw password.
    • Read pages 1 – 10 of Cooter & Ulen.

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ClassTitle (PROP-100-1)

Professor Slye

First Assignment

READ THE SYLLABUS – There is important information in the syllabus about class attendance, my calling policy, and other important information.

For this first week, I will reserve the right to call on anyone. After the first week, the policy as set out in the syllabus will commence.

    • 3-19; 859-865; 19-52
    • NOTE: We will not have class on Monday, January 21st (Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday) and on Friday, January 25th.

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Remedies (REMD-300-A)

Professor DeLong

First Assignments

    • Register for this course on TWEN once you have your WestLaw password. Purchase your textbook, Modern American Remedies (Concise), 4th Ed. by Laycock and the DeLong Bundled Remedies Workbook and Supplement from the Bookstore.
    • Read the Administrative Details, Introduction to the Course, and follow the instructions for Class 1 and Class 2.

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Individual Income Taxation (TAXL-300-A)

Professor Eason

A *TWEN* site has been created for this course and should appear under Professor Eason’s name. You should sign-up for/add this TWEN site to your courses – this is very important, as most future communications will occur exclusively in class or via the TWEN site.

Required Text

  • Donaldson & Tobin, Federal Income Tax: A Contemporary Approach (3rd Ed.)
  • Federal Income Tax: Code & Regulations—Selected Sections, Dickinson (WOLTERS/CCH, 2018-19 ED.)

First Assignment

Read the attached document for full first assignment details.

Monday, Jan. 14

    • Read pp 1-25 in casebook. Do problems #1-1

Wednesday, Jan. 17

    • Read pp 27-51 and 53-68 in casebook. Do problems #2-1; handout Note: You do not need to read IRC §§21-32 as listed on p. 40 ("HO posted on TWEN"): Structural Formula; and problems ##3-1, 3-2, 3-3, and 3-4.

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Torts-B (TORT-105-B)

Professor Ainsworth

First Assignment

    • Class readings this semester will continue from Henderson, Pearson, and Kysar, The Torts Process (9th edition).
    • We will also read the book Poisoned, by Jeff Benedict, at the end of the semester. I recommend you purchase Poisoned soon. The Spring 2019 Course Syllabus is posted on TWEN now. Please avail yourself of it.

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Torts §E (TORT-105-E)

Professor Gonzalez

Required Text

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

First Assignment

    • Vicarious Liability: textbook pages 159-173
    • Compensatory damages: textbook pages 621-649
    • For those who like to read ahead: read 650-676 (we will be doing an in-class exercise based on Problem 38).

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Advanced Torts (TORT-305-A)

Professor Ainsworth

Register for this course on WestLaw’s TWEN once you have your WestLaw password.

First Assignment

    • Reading Assignments: from Advanced Tort Law: A Problem Approach (Second Edition) by Vincent A. Johnson (ATL)
    • Class 1: ATL pp. 1-12, introduction to the course methodology, and review of fundamental torts principles; economic loss doctrine; Problem 1-1

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