Fall 2022

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.

Antitrust Law (ANTI-300 A)
Professor Kirkwood

As background for the first two classes, read pages 3-12, 25-37, and Appendix B of the casebook.

Business Entities (BUSN-300 E)
Professor Kirkwood

As background for the first class, please read chapter 2 of the casebook, Business and Businesses.

Civil Procedure (CIVL 100 A)
Professor Chon

Required Text

Options for book purchases. Note that you should purchase the 4th edition (2021) of the coursebook.

First Assignment

All references to page numbers are to the required Coursebook (CB), unless otherwise indicated.

In addition to the CB readings, please consult the Canvas website for this course. Before our first class meeting, please read through the sections linked to the left (brown) side of the home page, beginning with “Start Here (Orientation).” The Canvas site also has additional assignments, beyond the assigned CB readings. Make sure to check the Canvas site before each class, so that you can be fully prepared.

Week One (week of August 22)
An Introduction to American Courts; A Description of the Litigation Process; The Evolution of Personal Jurisdiction

  • Transmittal letters dated 4/29/15 from Chief Justice Roberts to Representative John Boehner, (then) Speaker of the House of Representatives and to (then) Vice President Joseph Biden; Proposed amendment to FRCP 1 along with advisory committee notes
    The entire package of materials transmitted to Congress in 2015 is available on uscourts.gov. Read only pp. 13-16, 46 and 47. Skim anything else of interest to you.
  • CB Chapters 1 and 2, 3-40
  • CB Chapter 6, 147-64
  • Week 1 Canvas Activities and Discussion (including orientation)

Civil Procedure (CIVL-100 C)
Professor Burk

Welcome! Your assignments for the first week of class are all posted on Canvas. You can find them in the Module there entitled (in a coincidence that can only be viewed as miraculous) “Civ Pro Week 1 (Aug. 22-26).” The assignments are organized by day in the File named “Civ Pro Roadmap F22 Week 1).”

Information about the textbooks and other materials you need to buy is in the file named “Civ Pro Rules of the Road (Fall 2022).” If you have not bought your books yet, please consult the Rules of the Road first..

Our Monday and Wednesday classes are quite long (two hours each), and the amount of reading and preparation required for each is substantial. I mention this only to point out that, if you wait until Sunday night to prepare for the week, you won’t have time. If you get started in advance this week, you’ll be ready for all your classes with time to spare.

I’d suggest that you start getting ready for my class by reading the (rather lengthy and detailed) Rules of the Road (that is, the class rules) first, and then the Casebook and Click & Learn assignments closer to Monday. If you have any questions or concerns about the assignments, the class rules, or the class, feel free to contact me at bburk@seattleu.edu.

I will be meeting you Friday along with your other professors, and I’m very excited to get to know each of you and share the strange and wonderful world of Civil Procedure with you this term!

Constitutional Law I (CNLW-200)
Professor Carr

  • Review the syllabus (available in Canvas)
  • Read the U.S. Constitution in its entirety if you have not done so previously (casebook pgs. xxxix-lv)
  • Federalist No. 9, 10, 15, 16 (available in Canvas)

Course Materials

  • Erwin Chemerinsky, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (6th ed., 2020)(ISBN 9781543813074)
    • This textbook is admittedly pricey.  Lower cost options are available used, in e-textbook format, and for rent.  While students often search for the least expensive option for law school materials, Chemerinsky’s casebook may be used in subsequent courses.  With that said, it may be financially advantageous to purchase the casebook versus renting it.
  • Open access materials and supplemental case law, which will be provided in Canvas and/or linked directly in the syllabus
  • Note: The schedule of assignments includes several cases that were very recently decided. These can be found in Chemerinsky’s 2022 Supplement to Constitutional Law. I am not requiring the supplement because I will provide these cases in our course Canvas page.

Constitutional Law I (CNLW-200 B)
Dean Siegel

Class #1: An Introduction to the Constitution and Constitutional Argument

  1. Please read the text of the Constitution in the casebook, starting on p. xxxix
  2. Bobbit reading (available on Canvas)
  3. Casebook pp. 11-32

Class #2: Judicial Review (and Judicial Supremacy)

Casebook pp.1-11 (Marbury and related materials) (additional materials previously included in syllabus now will be covered in lecture)

Constitutional Law II (CNLW-300)
Professor Carr

  • Review the course syllabus (available in Canvas)
  • Read the U.S. Constitution in its entirety if you have not done so previously (casebook pgs. xxxix-lv)
  • Listen to Live at the National Constitution Center Podcast, “Constitution 101 With Jill Lepore”
  • Watch the National Constitution Town Hall Discussion, 2022 Annual Supreme Court Review

Course Materials

  • Erwin Chemerinsky, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (6th ed., 2020)(ISBN 9781543813074)
    • This textbook is admittedly pricey.  Lower cost options are available used, in e-textbook format, and for rent.  While students often search for the least expensive option for law school materials, Chemerinsky’s casebook may be used in subsequent courses.  With that said, it may be financially advantageous to purchase the casebook versus renting it.
  • Open access materials and supplemental case law, which will be provided in Canvas and/or linked directly in the syllabus
  • Note: The schedule of assignments includes several cases that were very recently decided. These can be found in Chemerinsky’s 2022 Supplement to Constitutional Law. I am not requiring the supplement because I will provide these cases in our course Canvas page.

Contracts (CONT 100 B)
Professor Kalantry

Class 1: Monday, August 22, 2022

  • Introduction
  • v to xvii (Kuney & Lloyd): Introduction to Contracts
  • xvii to xxx (Kuney & Lloyd): Asset Purchase Agreement

Questions:

  1. What is a recent contract you have entered into? Did you sign it or is there other ways to enter into contracts?
  2. What are the key obligations of the parties to the Asset Purchase Agreement?
  3. What are the different provisions in the Agreement?

Contracts (CONT-100 C)
Professor Mahmud

For the first class, please read pp. 1-9 of the Casebook.

Corporate Governance (BUSN 340) 
Professor Powell

TENTATIVE SYLLABUS AVAILABLE AFTER THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS

First Assignment

For our first class, please read the following article… 22 Comp. Lab. L. & Pol'y J. 97

Second Assignment

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

Textbook Information:
The materials required for this course are:

  1. Corporate Governance by Professor Thomas Joo (2nd Edition)
  2. Other materials as assigned in class or required for your research

Corporate Tax (TAXL-306 A)
Professor Kahng

Please enroll in this class on TWEN to find all course materials and assignments.

Assignment for first class, Tuesday, August 23

Required Books
  1. Schwarz, Lathrope & Hellwig, Fundamentals of Business Enterprise Taxation, 7th ed., Foundation Press (West), ISBN 978-1642428797. If you buy a used copy of this book, please make sure to purchase the 7th edition.
  2. Stark & Bank, Selected Sections of Corporate and Partnership Income Tax Code and Regulations, 2021-2022 ed., Foundation Press (West), ISBN  978-1647088804. If you buy a used copy of this book, it’s fine to buy an edition that is a year or two earlier. However, earlier editions may omit a few recent changes to the law.
Reading Assignment

Read pages 3-31, 41-44 of the casebook along with statutory provisions and regulations specified therein.* Be prepared to discuss the problems on page 26.

*Throughout the semester, as you read pages of the casebook, please also read the code sections and regulations specified therein.  For example, page 23 of the casebook directs you to read §§ 761(a) and 7701(a)(3).  Also, please read the updates for the assigned casebook pages found in the Casebook Update, posted on TWEN.

Criminal Law (CRIM-100 Section 1)
Professor Russo

First-day Assignment

Please review the syllabus and first week assignments (DOCX). Also review How to Prepare for Criminal Law Class (DOC).

Criminal Law (CRIM-100 Section 2)
Professor Evans

Please check course Canvas for first week assignments.

Critical Race Theory (JURS-359 A)
Professor Mahmud

For the first class, please read Crenshaw, et. al., pp. xi – xxxii and Delgado & Stefancic, pp. 1-4

Individual Income Taxation (TAXL-300 A)
Professor Kahng

Please enroll in this class on TWEN to find all course materials and assignments.

Assignment for first class, Tuesday, August 23

Required books

(1) Graetz, Schenk, & Alstott, Federal Income Taxation, Principles and Policies (8th ed. 2018), ISBN 9781640206809. Do NOT buy the 9th edition of this book. If you buy a used book, make sure to buy the 8th edition.

(2) Selected Federal Taxation Statutes & Regulations, 2022 ed., Lathrope editor, West, ISBN 978-1636592633. If you buy a used copy of this book, it’s fine to buy an earlier edition, 2021 or 2020.

Course Syllabus

The syllabus will be 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.

Reading Assignment

We’ll discuss Unit 1 during the first class. The specific reading assignment is as follows:

  • Read pages 1-12 and 28-41 of the casebook, and be prepared to discuss in class.
  • Skim pages 13-28, 50-81. 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.

Legal Writing I (WRIT-100)
Sections A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, and M

  • Find the Washington Rules of Professional Conduct and read “FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT,” and Rules 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3 (including the comments to the rules). You can find these rules for free on the Washington State Courts’ website (https://www.courts.wa.gov/): click on the “Rules” tab, then the link to “Rules of General Application,” then the link to “RPC.”
  • Watch TED video “Why you think you're right -- even if you're wrong” on YouTube.
  • Read “Professionalism” Chapter of Essential Lawyering Skills in your Supplemental Readings Packet (focusing on sections 2.1, 2.2.1 – 2.2.8, 2.2.14, and 2.3).
  • Read Excerpts from Foundations for Practice, “The Whole Lawyer and the Character Quotient” in the Supplemental Readings Packet.
  • Review the course Policies and Procedures on Canvas
  • Recommended: Read the Washington Rules of Professional Conduct “PREAMBLE AND SCOPE

Legal Writing I (WRIT-100)
Sections: FLEX 1 and FLEX 2
Professors Ford and Enguidanos

Please check course canvas page for first assignments prior to August 20th.

Remedies (REMD-300 A)
Professor Burk

Welcome! Your assignments for the first week of class are all posted on Canvas. You can find them in the Module there entitled (in a coincidence that can only be viewed as miraculous) “Remedies Week 1 (Aug. 22-26).”

The assignments are organized by day in the File named “Remedies Roadmap Week 1 (Aug. 22-26).”

Information about the Casebook is in the file named “Remedies Rules of the Road (Fall 2022).” You do have a reading assignment for the first class on Tuesday (August 23), and a more substantial one for Thursday (August 25).

If you have any questions or concerns about the assignments, the class rules, or the class, feel free to contact me at bburk@seattleu.edu.

Remedies is a fantastically useful, fun, and interesting class. I’m looking forward to meeting each of you and exploring this amazing material with you!

Torts (TORT 100, Sections A and B)
Professor Feldman

First-day Assignment

  1. Please register for Torts Sections A and B on TWEN. You will find on TWEN the fall semester syllabus, supplemental reading materials, and a copy of the assigned readings for the first week of class (for those who may need it).
  2. Please read and come prepared to discuss pages 1-2 and 7-13 of Keeton, Sargentich, & Keating, Tort and Accident Law (4th edition). I call on students alphabetically, so if your last name begins with A (or possibly B) you should be optimally prepared.
  3. Optional: Please send me an email that includes any nickname you prefer, your pronouns, any help you want to give me with pronunciation and/or any other information you’d like to share with me at this time. My email is lfeldman@seattleu.edu.

Torts (TORT-100 C)
Professor Russ Powell

Textbook

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

First Assignment

  • How to Prepare for Torts Class (in the Syllabus on Canvas)
  • 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.

Trusts and Estates (ESTA-300 A)
Professor Eason

Add the course Canvas site and review the Course Information & Syllabi module, where you will find textbook information and the assignments for the first three weeks of classes. Please prepare for our first week of classes per the Assignments Syllabus.

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