Assignments for First Day/Week of Classes
Fall 2018 Beginning Monday, August 27

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
» Arbitration - Sourgens
» Business Associations - Westbrook
» Capital Punishment Seminar - Woodman/Dazey
» Conflict of Laws - Warner
» Constitutional Law II - Jackson, J.D.
» Corporate Compliance: Law and Policy - Westbrook
» Criminal Law (A) - Francis
» Criminal Law (B) - Hodgkinson
» Debtor/Creditor Relations - Boyack
» Employment Law - Alaka
» Environmental Law - Duncan
» Evidence - Sourgens
» Family Law - Elrod
» Family Law Seminar - Elrod
» Federal Courts - Glashausser
» Housing Law - Boyack
» Immigration Law - Chadwick
» Interviewing and Counseling - Leisinger
» Kansas Legal Research - Sneed
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (A1) - Matthews
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (A2) - Grant
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (AB) - Alaka
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (B1) - Matthews
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (B2) - Kowalski
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (J) - Jackson JD
» Multistate Legal Analysis - Griggs, M.
» Oil and Gas Law - Griggs, B.
» Professional Responsibility - Rubenstein
» Property (A) - Duncan
» Property (B) - Griggs B
» Public Employment Law - Mastrosimone
» Secured Transactions - Syed
» Torts (A) - Glashausser
» Tribal Law and Government - Kowalski


Administrative Law - Rubenstein for Tuesday, 8/28/2018
Please read pp. 1-9 and pp. 47-49 (top) 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; if the name of the agency has "Commission" or "Board" in the title, it is not headed by an individual, so choose a different agency). Find a news article describing a policy initiative of that agency under the Trump Administration that differs from (or tries to reverse) a policy initiative undertaken by the Obama Administration. Be as specific as you can, and be prepared to explain what you found.


Arbitration - Sourgens for Monday, 8/27/2018


Business Associations - Westbrook for Monday, 8/27/2018
TOPICS:

  • Introduction to the Class
  • Agency: Introduction to Agency Relationships
  • Agency: Creation and Types

READINGS:
  • Palmiter/Partnoy: Chapter 8, pp. 174-176
  • Restatement (3rd) of Agency: Sections 1.01-1.04 (please focus on text of the restatement only, not the comments)
  • TWEN: Gorton v. Doty
  • TWEN: A. Gay Jenson Farms, Co. v. Cargill, Inc.


Capital Punishment Seminar - Woodman/Dazey for Thursday, 8/30/2018
Reading Assignment for Week 1: Chapter 1, Pgs. 3 - 53.


Conflict of Laws - Warner for Monday, 8/27/2018
Please read pages v-ix and 1 - 43 in the textbook.


Constitutional Law II - Jackson, J.D. for Monday, 8/27/2018
Introduction and Background

  • Please Read pp. 505-50


Corporate Compliance: Law and Policy - Westbrook for Monday, 8/27/2018
CLASS MEETING The class will meet in room 327 from 11:10-12:05 Mondays and Wednesdays TEXTBOOK The textbook for the class is Geoffrey Miller's The Law of Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (2nd ed., 2017)("GRC")

  • TOPICS AND READING FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2018
  • Introduction (GRC Introduction, pp. 1-7)
  • Compliance Basics (GRC Ch. 4, pp. 157-61)


Criminal Law (A) - Francis for Tuesday, 8/28/2018


Criminal Law (B) - Hodgkinson for Tuesday, 8/28/2018


Debtor/Creditor Relations - Boyack for Saturday, 7/28/2018

  • Read course syllabus.
  • Sign up for class website on TWEN.
  • Read Casebook Assignment 1 (pp. 1-21)
  • Read The Secret Shame of Middle Class Americans, The Atlantic(May 2016) (link on TWEN)
  • Solve Problems 1.1 and 1.2. 1.3 will be discussed later.


Employment Law - Alaka for Tuesday, 8/28/2018

  1. Register for this course on TWEN and add it to your TWEN courses.
  2. Print out and read the Syllabus and Tentative Schedule of Assignments, which you can locate on TWEN.
  3. Read the Rothstein textbook and textbook supplement as indicated in the Schedule of Assignments. Note that the supplement reading is available on TWEN or as indicated on the course syllabus.
  4. Review entire table of contents to get an overview of the organizational structure of the book and topics that fall under the umbrella of 'employment law.'
  5. Note: Laptops are used only occasionally in this class. Bring paper and something to write with. I recommend having a 3-ring binder dedicated to this class.


Environmental Law - Duncan for Monday, 8/27/2018
Please read : Speluncean Polluters Handout pp. 343-361 Additional Reading:


Evidence - Sourgens for Monday, 8/27/2018
Please read: Merritt & Simmons, pp. 5-38


Family Law - Elrod for Tuesday, 8/28/2018


Family Law Seminar - Elrod for Wednesday, 8/29/2018
Email three discussion questions by 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, 8-29-18 to Shirley Jacobson at shirley.jacobson@washburn.edu.

    Introduction-The Future of Marriage. The Research Paper.
  • Obergefell v. Hodges, 135 S. Ct. 2584 (2015) (Kennedy opinion)
  • Linda C. McClain, Love, Marriage, and the Baby Carriage: Revisiting the Channeling Function of Family Law, 28 CARDOZO L. REV. 2133 (2007).
  • John Eekelaar, Why People Marry: The Many Faces of an Institution, 41 FAM L. Q. 413 (2007)
  • Adam Candeub & Mae Kuykendall, Modernizing Marriage, 44 U. MICH J.L. Reform 735 (2011).
  • Please read Pew Research Center Social Trends Staff; The Decline of Marriage and Rise of New Families, Nov. 18, 2010,
  • National Marriage Project, State of our Unions: Marriage in America 2012 (2012).


Federal Courts - Glashausser for Monday, 8/27/2018

  • Sign up for the TWEN site and download the syllabus.
  • Please prepare assignment #1, which covers three readings (Breyer, Surrency, and Reams & Haworth) that you will download from TWEN (under "Course materials").
  • For this assignment, it is not crucial to focus on details. Do more than skim, but a thorough reading is unnecessary.
  • In the Reams & Haworth excerpt, try to get a sense of the parameters of the debate that yielded Article III.
  • Please read the syllabus as well.
  • 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 "Federal Courts (Spring 2018) - Glashausser": and click on "submit."
  • If you have any problems, please just let me know.


Housing Law - Boyack for Monday, 8/27/2018

  • Read Course Syllabus
  • Sign up for class website on TWEN
  • Read Professor Boyack's "Overview and Revies of LL-T Law" pp 1-9 (Posted on TWEN)
  • Read Casebook pp. 1015-1030 ( Benham v. Morton & Furbish Agency; Ann Arbor Tenants Union v. Ann Arbor YMCA
  • Prepare for Class Discussion Experential Exercise #1 (Casebook pp. 1031-1032)
  • Read Casebook pp. 1190 (start with last paragraph)-1196 (Degenhardt v. Ewe Ltd. P'ship)


Immigration Law - Chadwick for Friday, 8/31/2018
Please Read: Legomsky (casebook) pp. 1-36, 257-269.


Interviewing and Counseling - Leisinger for Monday, 8/27/2018
Textbook: The Counselor at Law: A Collaborative Approach to Client Interviewing and Counseling, 3rd Edition, DiPippa, Peters, and Cochran - 2014.

  • Read: Chapter 1 - Three Models of Legal Counseling: Pages 1-10.


Kansas Legal Research - Sneed for Tuesday, 8/28/2018
Bring your laptops to class. Have an answer ready for the following questions:

  • What do you think of when you think of Kansas Legal Research?
  • What are your three hopeful takeaways from this class?
We will be spending the first class discussing expectations and doing several in-class projects to set the groundwork for the class.


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (A1) - Matthews for Tuesday, 8/28/2018
Read the following:

  • Edwards Chapter 1
  • Sloan Chapter 1
  • Skim Blue Book Table of Contents and Pages 1-2
  • Skim Aspen Handbook Table of Contents
  • Assignment Due: Pre-Class Memo (materials attached (183 KB PDF))


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (A2) - Grant for Tuesday, 8/28/2018
Read the following:

  • Edwards Chapter 1
  • Sloan Chapter 1
  • Rowe Article (on TWEN)
  • Assignment Due: Pre-Class Memo (on TWEN)


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (AB) - Alaka for Tuesday, 8/28/2018

  • REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE ON TWEN AND ADD IT TO YOUR TWEN COURSES.
  • PRINT OUT AND READ THE SYLLABUS AND TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF ASSIGNMENTS, WHICH YOU CAN LOCATE ON TWEN.
  • COMPLETE THE READING AS INDICATED IN THE SCHEDULE OF ASSIGNMENTS FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 28.
  • REVIEW TABLES OF CONTENTS AND INDEXES TO GET AN OVERVIEW OF THE COURSE AND TOPICS THAT FALL UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF 'LEGAL ANALYSIS, RESEARCH, AND WRITING.'

    NOTE: LAPTOPS ARE USED ONLY OCCASIONALLY IN THIS CLASS. BRING PAPER AND SOMETHING TO WRITE WITH. I RECOMMEND HAVING A 3-RING BINDER DEDICATED TO THIS CLASS.


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (B1) - Matthews for Tuesday, 8/28/2018
Read the following:

  • Edwards Chapter 1
  • Sloan Chapter 1
  • Skim Blue Book Table of Contents and Pages 1-2
  • Skim Aspen Handbook Table of Contents
  • Assignment Due: Pre-Class Memo (materials attached (183 KB PDF))


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (B2) - Kowalski for Tuesday, 8/28/2018

  1. Please join the TWEN course site for our Class: LARW1 and II, Section B2, 208-2019 and have a look around;
  2. Please read over the Syllabus - see the Syllabus folder on our TWEN site;
  3. Please read The Ideal Law School Graduate? if the link will not let you view the whole article, you can read it on our TWEN site under Course Materials-Professional and Academic Development-Law Practice Readiness;
  4. Read Hiring Partners Reveal New Attorney Readiness for Real World Practice, also available in the same TWEN folder; and
  5. To get a sense of the course content, please lightly skim tables and indexes in the required texts.


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (J) - Jackson JD for Tuesday, 8/28/2018
Please Read: Basic Legal Research pp. 235-258.


Multistate Legal Analysis - Griggs, M. for Tuesday, 8/28/2018
First Week Assignment

  • Read the following in the assigned textbook
  • Chapter 1 for Tuesday, August 28, 2014
  • Chapter 14 for Thursday, August 30, 2018


Oil and Gas Law - Griggs, B. for Monday, 8/27/2018
Reading Assignment for the first day:

  • Required: 1-28, 34-51
  • Recommended: 28-34


Professional Responsibility - Rubenstein for Tuesday, 8/28/2018
Please read the Preamble and Scope of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct.


Property (A) - Duncan for Monday, 8/27/2018
Introduction:

  • Private Property in the Social Contrext: Handout pp. 1-8, 17-22;
  • Begin Willow River, 9-16.
Additional Reading:


Property (B) - Griggs B for Monday, 8/27/2018
Please read in the textbook: pp. 1-3, and 18-26


Public Employment Law - Mastrosimone for Tuesday, 8/28/2018
Sign up for course on TWEN. Review Malin: 1 - 21 Read Malin: 23 - 60


Secured Transactions - Syed for Monday, 8/27/2018
Read Chapter 1: Creditors' Remedies Under State Law

  • Assignment 1: Remedies of Unsecured Creditors Under State Law
  • Assignment 2: Security and Foreclosure
  • Assignment 3: Repossession of Collateral
Find
  • The Assignments include statutes from different states. Find equivalent of each statute for Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Colorado.
Complete
  • Review questions in Problem Sets 1, 2, and 3.


Torts (A) - Glashausser for Monday, 8/27/2018

  • Sign up for the TWEN site and download the syllabus.
  • In the syllabus, you will see the first class assignment (#1): Please read the Liebeck material, which is on TWEN in "course materials." Please read the syllabus as well. 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 "Torts (Fall 2018) - Glashausser"; and click on "submit."
  • If you want to read ahead beyond the first day, you will notice that we will cover some of the same cases you discussed with Professor Bahadur in "First Week" (this month, for the A section, or in January, for the J section).
  • If you have any problems just let me know.


Tribal Law and Government - Kowalski for Monday, 8/27/2018

  1. Please join our TWEN site
  2. Please read Fletcher, American Indian Tribal Law, Ch. 1, Parts A & B
  3. Read also Richland & Deer, Introduction to Tribal Legal Studies, Ch. 1 (available on TWEN Friday afternoon; see Course Materials--Required and Supplemental Readings).


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