Assignments for First Day/Week of Classes
Spring 2017 Beginning Tuesday, January 17

If your course does not appear on this page, please check back-- first day assignments are still being submitted.

On this page:
» Administrative Law - Rubenstein
» Alternative Dispute Resolution - Sourgens
» Antitrust - Ramirez
» Appellate Practice - Warner
» Civil Procedure I (B) - Glashausser
» Constitutional Law I (A) - Jackson, J.D.
» Constitutional Law I (B) - Rubenstein
» Constitutional Law I (J) - Rich
» Constitutional Litigation Seminar - Rich
» Contracts (A) - Boyack
» Contracts (B) - Sourgens
» Criminal Procedure - Ramirez
» Divorce Practice - Elrod
» Employment Discrimination - Mastrosimone/Alaka
» Family Law - Elrod
» Health Care Law and Policy - Hay
» International Civil Litigation in the United States - Glashausser
» Law and Economics - McMillan
» Legal Analysis, Research & Writing for the Government Client (ON) - Jackson, K
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (J) - Jackson, J.D.
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (A1) - Kowalski
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (A2) - Mastrosimone
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (AB) - Grant
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (B1) - Kowalski
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (B2) - Grant
» Mastering Legal Analysis - Dees
» Mediation - Morse
» Pretrial Advocacy-Criminal - Slinkard
» Public Land Law - Griggs
» Race and the Law - Jackson, J.T.
» Real Estate Transactions - Boyack
» Taxation by State and Local Governments - DeFries/Burghart
» Taxation of Business Enterprises - McMillan
» Taxation of Individual Income - Shim
» Transactional Intellectual Property Practice: Trademarks and Marketing - Ott
» Water Rights - Rolfs


Administrative Law - Rubenstein for Tuesday, 1/17/2017
Please read pp. 1 - 9 of the textbook (Gary Lawson, Federal Administrative Law (7th ed.). As you read, consider the following questions:

  • What is an agency?
  • Why do we have agencies?
  • What do agencies do?
  • What are agency actions?
In addition, choose any federal agency that has a single person as the head of that agency (usually the person's title will be Secretary or Administrator). Find a news article describing the person that President-elect Trump plans to nominate as the head of that agency. Identify one action that this agency took under President Obama that the new agency head wants to change under President Trump. Be as specific as you can, and prepared to explain what you found.


Alternative Dispute Resolution - Sourgens for Wednesday, 1/18/2017
Please read: Getting to Yes, pp. 19 - 57


Antitrust - Ramirez for Wednesday, 1/18/2017
Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview Assignment: three separate items to read in preparation for the first class. The first is from the casebook. Please be aware that this is the most difficult reading you will have in this course this semester. Although only 12 pages long, it WILL take you much longer to read it than a typical 12 pages. We will review it in class, but you MUST take time with it before class to have any meaningful understanding of the material during class. If you flip through the text, you will see this is an unusual reading relative to the rest of the casebook. The second and third readings are short, but provide background and context to the history and subject of Antitrust Law. They are relatively easy to read.

  • The History and the Law & Economics of Antitrust
  1. Goetz, McChesney, and Lambert, Antitrust Law Interpretation and Implementation, 5th ed. Read pp. 1 - 12
  2. Course Materials tab on TWEN: Pitofsky, et al., Trade Regulation, 6th ed., Read pp. 1 - 5.
  3. Please read: New Tools to Promote Competition


Appellate Practice - Warner for Wednesday, 1/18/2017
Read: Structure, Specialization, and Overview of Appellate Courts.


Civil Procedure I (B) - Glashausser for Wednesday, 1/18/2017

  • Sign up for the TWEN site and download the syllabus.
  • In the syllabus, you will see the first class assignment #1:
  1. Read Pages 56 - 58 and 295 - 297 in the Yeazell & Schwartz text
  2. In the rule book, read Rule 1 and 28 U.S.C. section 2072, and skim 28 U.S.C. sections 41 and 133
  3. Also, read the Dickens chapter, which is on TWEN in "course materials," under the category of "readings" (you would be well advised to sort your course materials page by category if it doesn't happen automatically).
  4. Please read the syllabus as well.
  5. If you are new to TWEN, to sign up, go to www.lawschool.westlaw.com; select the "TWEN" tab; click on the "drop/add a course" button; check the box in front of "Civil Procedure I (Spring 2017) - Glashausser"; and click on "submit."
  6. If you have any problems, please just let me know.


Constitutional Law I (A) - Jackson, J.D. for Tuesday, 1/17/2017
Please read pages 1 - 13 in the text book.


Constitutional Law I (B) - Rubenstein for Tuesday, 1/17/2017
Please read: Maggs and Smith, Constitutional Law, pp. 1 - 22.


Constitutional Law I (J) - Rich for Tuesday, 1/17/2017
Please Read: Maggs and Smith, Constitutional Law, pp 1 - 22.


Constitutional Litigation Seminar - Rich for Tuesday, 1/17/2017
Please read: Wasserman, Civil Rights Litigation, pp 1 - 13.


Contracts (A) - Boyack for Wednesday, 1/18/2017
Casebook pp. 1 - 26
Problem 1-1

  1. Com ready to discuss a particular contract you have entered into within the past week per Problem 1-1(A).
  2. For Problem 1-1(B), consider each of the scenarios and whether you think it indicates a contract (no need to write out your answer).
CASES:
  1. Allen v. Bissinger
  2. Feldman v. GoogleM/em>
Other Prep:
  1. Sign up for course on TWEN.
  2. Carefully Read the Syllabus.


Contracts (B) - Sourgens for Wednesday, 1/18/2017
Please read: Epstein, Markell, Ponoroff, pp. 1 - 35


Criminal Procedure - Ramirez for Tuesday, 1/17/2017
Chapter 1: Probable Cause

  • Please read: Myron Moskovitz, Cases and Problems in Criminal Procedure: The Police (6th edition 2014), pp. 1 - 30 (Introduction; On Problem Analysis; Bill of Rights, Probable Cause, Draper, Aguilar, Whitley).


Divorce Practice - Elrod for Tuesday, 1/17/2017


Employment Discrimination - Mastrosimone/Alaka for Wednesday, 1/18/2017
Assignment for the first class:

  1. Join the TWEN site for the class.
  2. Review the syllabus and the schedule of assignments for weeks 1 - 3, which can be found on TWEN.
  3. Read Ontiveros (the textbook) Ch. 1; CH 2, pp. 11-16, 19-20.
  4. Read The "At-Will" Default Rule and Its Limits, which can be found on TWEN.
  5. Please bring paper and something to write with. Laptops are used only occasionally in this class. Optimally, you will have a 3-ring binder or notebook dedicated to this class


Family Law - Elrod for Wednesday, 1/18/2017


Health Care Law and Policy - Hay for Tuesday, 1/17/2017
Topics: Introduction, Overview, Professional Licensure Readings:



International Civil Litigation in the United States - Glashausser for Wednesday, 1/18/2017

  • Sign up for the TWEN site and download the syllabus
  • In the syllabus, you will see the first class assignment (#1): read the Medellin case and the Medellin materials.
  • Both are found under the TWEN "course materials."
  • If you have an problems, please just let me know.


Law and Economics - McMillan for Wednesday, 1/18/2017
Please Read:

  • Introduction to Economic Concepts
  • Cooter pp. 7 - 14, 18 - 33 (ignoring graphs), 37 - 54.


Legal Analysis, Research & Writing for the Government Client (ON) - Jackson, K for Wednesday, 1/18/2017


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (J) - Jackson, J.D. for Tuesday, 1/17/2017
Please read pages 3 - 9 and 17 - 23 in Legal Writing and Analysis. You do not have to do any of the exercises.


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (A1) - Kowalski for Tuesday, 1/17/2017

  1. Please read A Lawyer Writes, Chapter 19, on the transition from objective to persuasive legal writing. If you are joining the class mid-year and used a different textbook for LARW I, please contact professor Kowalski for an alternate reading (tonya.kowalski@washburn.edu).
  2. Read the Introduction and How to Get the Most from This Book in our new text, The Art of Advocacy by Noah Messing.
  3. Skim the tables at the back of The Art of Advocacy to see how you can access the original briefs used in the examples.


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (A2) - Mastrosimone for Tuesday, 1/17/2017

  1. Signup for the TWEN page for class.
  2. Read the Supplemental Reading Material 1 on Bar Exam statistics found on the TWEN site.
  3. Read the course schedule and class policies found on the TWEN site.
  4. Read the Supplemental Reading Material 2 on the Hardy & Tisdale problem found on the TWEN site. Be prepared to discuss the problem and cases in class. Draft an annotated outline of a synthesized rule from the cases in the Hardy and Tisdale problem set to determine when a person will be admitted to the bar despite having less than perfect "character and fitness." Please bring a hard copy of your annotated rule to pass in during class. This will count as an "analytical exercise."


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (AB) - Grant for Tuesday, 1/17/2017
Topic: Lawyers and Clients Reading:

  • Skim Supplement #1 - 2015 Bar Exam Statistics
  • Supplement #2 - Togstad v. Vesely, Otto, Miller & Keefe
Assignment Due: Info Sheet and Reflection Questions (everything is posted on the TWEN course page)


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (B1) - Kowalski for Tuesday, 1/17/2017

  1. Please read A Lawyer Writes, Chapter 19, on the transition from objective to persuasive legal writing. If you are joining the class mid-year and used a different textbook for LARW I, please contact professor Kowalski for an alternate reading (tonya.kowalski@washburn.edu).
  2. Read the Introduction and How to Get the Most from This Book in our new text, The Art of Advocacy by Noah Messing.
  3. Skim the tables at the back of The Art of Advocacy to see how you can access the original briefs used in the examples.


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (B2) - Grant for Tuesday, 1/17/2017
Topic: Lawyers and Clients Reading:

  • Skim Supplement #1 - 2015 Bar Exam Statistics
  • Supplement #2 - Togstad v. Vesely, Otto, Miller & Keefe
Assignment Due: Info Sheet and Reflection Questions (everything is posted on the TWEN course page)


Mastering Legal Analysis - Dees for Wednesday, 1/18/2017

  1. Please sign up for the Mastering Legal Analysis TWEN site.
  2. Read Chapter 1 of Pass the Bar!


Mediation - Morse for Wednesday, 1/18/2017
Read Chapters 5 and 6 in Golann.
Please sign up for TWEN on the website.


Pretrial Advocacy-Criminal - Slinkard for Tuesday, 1/17/2017
For the first workshop session please read:

  • ABA Prosecution Function Standards excerpt
  • ABA Defense Function Standards excerpt
  • Kansas Supreme Court Rule 3.8
  • All of these are available on the course TWEN page under the "Course Materials" tab.
  • We will meet in Room 100 on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
  • During this first workshop, we will watch a movie which we will refer to at different points in the semester.
  • Due to the length of the movie, this workshop will run 95 minutes. You will get the extra time back later in the semester
  • Please enroll in the course TWEN page before the first day.
  • Also, please hold off on purchasing your copy of the State v. Tyler case materials until you are informed which side of the case you will be working on.


Public Land Law - Griggs for Tuesday, 1/17/2017
Please Read: Coggins, Wilkinson, Leshy, & Fischman, pp. 1 - 24.


Race and the Law - Jackson, J.T. for Tuesday, 1/17/2017
Race and RacesPerea, Delgado, et.al., 3rd Edition., West American Casebook Series

  • Read the Introduction and Chapter 1: Defining Racism & Race, pp. 1 - 19.


Real Estate Transactions - Boyack for Wednesday, 1/18/2017

  • Sign up for course on TWEN.
  • Read Syllabus that is posted on TWEN.
  • Rabin, Kwall, Kwall & Arnold book - Assignment 40a (p. 905 - 915).


Taxation by State and Local Governments - DeFries/Burghart for Wednesday, 1/18/2017
Read the Introduction, Course Description, Class Objectives & Expectations, Format.


Taxation of Business Enterprises - McMillan for Tuesday, 1/17/2017
For the first class, please have prepared Reading Module 1.

  • Introduction, read 33 - 38, 201, plus posted chapter.


Taxation of Individual Income - Shim for Wednesday, 1/18/2017
Topics for the First Day:

  • What is income?
  • Source of income and non-cash receipts.
Assigned Reading and Problem Sets:
  1. Chapter 1 p. 5-17
  2. IRC s 61: Cesarini v. US: Commissioner v. Glenshaw Glass
  3. Problems p. 12
  4. Treas. Reg. s 1.61-2(d)(1); Rev Rul 79-24;
  5. Problems p. 15 - 16


Transactional Intellectual Property Practice: Trademarks and Marketing - Ott for Thursday, 1/19/2017
Topic: Introduction to Trademark Law


Water Rights - Rolfs for Wednesday, 1/18/2017

  1. Before you look at anything, or read any of the assignment, take the Water Law quiz posted on TWEN under Assignments & Quizzes. (You will get points for handing it in, but substance will not be graded.)
  2. Next read pages 1 - 15 in the text (Grant, Harder and Bearden, Cases and Materials on Water Law (9th Edition West).
  3. Bring to class a hard copy of one article regarding a legal water supply issue in your state, or Kansas.
  4. Bring to class one paragraph (less than 1/2 page) describing the legal issue referred to in your article.
  5. Items 3 and 4 will be turned in for a grade.


Please forward assignment additions/updates to Donna McMurry in the Dean's Office.