Assignments for First Day/Week of Classes
Spring 2015 Beginning Tuesday, January 20

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
» Antitrust - Ramirez
» Children in the Law - Roberts
» Civil Procedure I (A) - Glashausser
» Civil Procedure I (B) - Concannon
» Constitutional Law I (A) - Jackson, J.D.
» Constitutional Law I (B) - Rubenstein
» Constitutional Litigation Seminar - Rich
» Contracts (A) - Boyack
» Decedents' Estates and Trusts - Grant
» Elder Law - Landry
» Evidence - Kaye
» Health Care Law and Policy - Hay
» Intellectual Property - Judd
» International Intellectual Property Law - Judd
» Judicial Externship - Grant
» 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) - Grant
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (A2) - Mastrosimone
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (B1) - Mastrosimone
» Patent Prosecution - Howard/James
» Pretrial Advocacy-Civil - Francis
» Real Estate Transactions - Boyack
» Remedies - Glashausser
» Water Rights - Rolfs
» White Collar Crime - Ramirez


Administrative Law - Rubenstein for Tuesday, 1/20/2015
Please read in Administrative Law textbook: pp. 1- 11, 22, 29-34.


Antitrust - Ramirez for Tuesday, 1/20/2015
Please read: The Law & Economics of Antitrust pp. 1 - 12. This is the most difficult reading assignment for the course, so do not be dismayed.

  1. I want you to spend some time reading through the explanations for the charts to try to get a handle on them so that it is not entirely new to you on Tuesday.
  2. We will discuss the reading thoroughly in class.
  3. The course does not rely upon prior knowledge of economics as a basis for success.
  4. You will also have a short, five-page supplemental reading assignment that you may obtain from my assistant, Shirley Jacobson, in room 302.


Children in the Law - Roberts for Monday, 1/26/2015
Read Child Welfare Law and Practice Chapter 1 and 9.


Civil Procedure I (A) - Glashausser for Wednesday, 1/21/2015
Sign up for the TWEN site and download the syllabus. In the syllabus, you will see the first class assignment (number 1): please read pages 56-58 and 275-77 in the Yeazell text; skim 28 U.S.C. sections 41 and 133; and 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). 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 "Civil Procedure I (Spring 2015) - Glashausser"; and click on "submit." If you have any problems, please just let me know. See also Civil Procedure I Syllabus.


Civil Procedure I (B) - Concannon for Wednesday, 1/21/2015

  • Assignment for Wednesday, January 21, and part of Thursday, January 22
  • I. Introduction
    • Kansas Supplement 1-11
    • Text 1-6 (stop after first paragraph)
  • II. Chapter III: Subject Matter Jurisdiction of United States District Courts
    • A. Constitutional Limitations
      • U.S. Constitution, Article III, sections 1 and 2 [found in Federal Rules Supplement, p. 278]
      • Text 191-194
    • B. Statutory Limitations
      1. Federal Question Jurisdiction
        • 28 U.S.C. 1331 (Federal Supplement p. 336)
        • Scan 28 U.S.C. 1333 and 28 U.S.C. 1338
        • Compare 28 U.S.C. 1257, defining U.S. Supreme Court jurisdiction of appeals from state courts (Federal Supplement p. 330)
        • Text 195-201
        • Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(h)(3) (Federal Supplement p. 39)
        • at p. 201, after note 5, read Ks. Supp. 64-69


Constitutional Law I (A) - Jackson, J.D. for Tuesday, 1/20/2015
Please read pp. 1 - 13 of your text book. Professor Jackson will do the heavy lifting for Tuesday.


Constitutional Law I (B) - Rubenstein for Tuesday, 1/20/2015
Read pp. 1-23 in Maggs & Smith, Constitutional Law


Constitutional Litigation Seminar - Rich for Tuesday, 1/20/2015
Read pp. 1 - 3 in textbook.


Contracts (A) - Boyack for Wednesday, 1/21/2015
Read Casebook pp. 1 - 17 (for background) Complete Contract Principles Worksheet (on TWEN) Read Casebook pp. 17 - 20 and 31 - 41 (through Note 3) (Allen v. Bissinger; Ray v. Eurice & Bros.)


Decedents' Estates and Trusts - Grant for Wednesday, 1/21/2015
Read Chapter 1, pages 1 - 15; 26 - 34.


Elder Law - Landry for Tuesday, 1/20/2015
Please read in text: Chapter 1: Part A - Aging in America and Part B - Interdisciplinary Aspects of Aging.


Evidence - Kaye for Wednesday, 1/21/2015


Health Care Law and Policy - Hay for Tuesday, 1/20/2015
Read:

  1. Health Law: A Career Guide (TWEN) (Skim)
  2. KHA Trustee Manual Glossary (Skim)
  3. Kansas Healing Arts Act, K.S.A. 65-2801 et seq. and Regulations, K.A.R. 100-1 et seq.
  4. Kansas Nurse Practice Act, K.S.A. 65-1113 et seq. and Regulations, K.A.R. 60-1-102 et seq
  5. Text 1 - 34


Intellectual Property - Judd for Tuesday, 1/20/2015
Introduction to IP; Theories of IP Protection

  • U.S. Constitution Article, Section 8 Clause 8 (posted on TWEN)
  • Merges, et al., casebook (hereinafter MML, for "Merges, Menell and Lemley") pp. 1-31 (Skip problems unless specifically assigned)
  • Fill out the Opening Student Survey, available on TWEN


International Intellectual Property Law - Judd for Tuesday, 1/20/2015
Please complete the Opening Student Survey, available on TWEN.

  • Dinwoodie Casebook (CB) pp. 8-13, 15-17, 20-24
  1. Sullivan, Dot-Communist Manifesto
  2. Gana, Has Creativity Died in the Third World? Some Implications of the Internationalization of Intellectual Property
  3. Keefauver, The Need for International Thinking in Intellectual Property Law
  • WIPO Magazine selected articles, available at:
  1. http://www.wipo.int/wipo_magazine/en/2014/02/article_0001.html
  2. http://www.wipo.int/wipo_magazine/en/2014/01/article_0001.html
  3. http://www.wipo.int/wipo_magazine/en/2014/01/article_0003.html
  4. http://www.wipo.int/wipo_magazine/en/2012/02/article_0003.html
  • Research a current intellectual property issue being faced by the country you are assigned below and answer the questions on the "Theory and Policy Exercise" sheet, posted on TWEN. Bring to class two copies of the completed sheet.
  1. Last names A - C: Russia
  2. Last Names D - S: China
  3. Last Names T - Z: Brazil


Judicial Externship - Grant for Friday, 1/23/2015
Read Chapter 12 of the text for the first meeting on January 30, 2015 at 2:45 p.m.


Legal Analysis, Research & Writing for the Government Client (ON) - Jackson, K. for Wednesday, 1/21/2015

  • Class will meet in Room 125 (lower level of Law Library) from 3:20 - 5:20 p.m.
  • To prepare for the first class, please print and review the documents in the "LARW Course Information" folder.
  • Also, please print the First Day Exercise to complete in class using your laptop or pen/paper.
  • You will not need your textbooks for the first class.


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (J) - Jackson, J.D. for Tuesday, 1/20/2015
Please read pp. 3 - 9 and 17 - 23 of Legal Writing and Analysis.


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (A1) - Grant for Tuesday, 1/20/2015
Supplemental Reading #1 and #2 (Posted on Professor Grant's TWEN site)


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (A2) - Mastrosimone for Tuesday, 1/20/2015

  1. Sign up for the TWEN page for class.
  2. Scan the Supplemental Reading Material 1 on Bar Exam statistics found on the TWEN site.
  3. Scan the course schedule and class policies found on the TWEN site.
  4. Read the Supplemental Reading Material 2 on the Hardy & 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 (B1) - Mastrosimone for Tuesday, 1/20/2015

  1. Sign up for the TWEN page for class.
  2. Scan the Supplemental Reading Material 1 on Bar Exam statistics found on the TWEN site.
  3. Scan the course schedule and class policies found on the TWEN site.
  4. Read the Supplemental Reading Material 2 on the Hardy & 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."


Patent Prosecution - Howard/James for Tuesday, 1/20/2015
Read Chapter 1 of the assigned text book Patent Law by Mueller.


Pretrial Advocacy-Civil - Francis for Tuesday, 1/20/2015
For first class:

  1. Sign in to TWEN web page for this course.
  2. Find your workshop and case assignments on TWEN
  3. Review the Course Syllabus and Schedule of Assignments, which are available on TWEN.
  4. Read Mauet, pp. 3-18.
  5. Read Case File: Adams v. Chandler for your side of the case only. Do NOT read the case file for the opposing side! You may access the case file via the CD at the back of your Mauet text.
  6. Read Krieger & Neumann excerpt on case planning.
  7. Read the Table of Contents and the Timetable for Lawyers in Federal Civil Cases preceding the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure available on Westlaw or in hard copy form in the law library.
For 1/22/14 read:
  1. Read Mauet, pp. 28 - 43.
  2. Read the excerpt from The Art of War, which is available on TWEN.
  3. Read the Pillars of Professionalism, which are available on the Law School website.
  4. Prepare to interview your client in the Adams v. Chandler case.
  5. Brint to class two copies of your client interview outline for Adams v. Chandler.


Real Estate Transactions - Boyack for Wednesday, 1/21/2015
Read in Casebook: pp. 1 - 25 (Prob. 1A, 1B, and 1C.


Remedies - Glashausser for Tuesday, 1/20/2015

  1. Sign up for the TWEN site and download the syllabus.
  2. Read assignment #1, which consists of 1-pp. 1 to 9 of the text and 2-the excerpts from the Code of Hammurabi, which you will download from TWEN under course materials.
  3. Please read the syllabus as well.
  4. If you are new to TWEN, to sign up, go to Westlaw and select the TWEN tab; click on the drop/add a course button; check the box in front of Remedies Spring 2015 - Glashausser; and click on submit.
  5. If you have any problems please let Professor Glashausser know.


Water Rights - Rolfs for Wednesday, 1/21/2015

  1. In the Water Law text, read the introduction, pages 1 - 15.
  2. Bring a hard copy to hand in of one recent newspaper, magazine, or online article regarding a legal water supply issue in your state, or the state of Kansas.
  3. Also, brin in a one paragraph (hard copy to hand in) explanation of what you think those legal issue(s) are about.


White Collar Crime - Ramirez for Tuesday, 1/20/2015
Please read pages 1 - 22 in textbook and consider the following:

  1. Lynn, a waitress who works in a luncheonette, earns a salary slightly above the minimum wage. The tips that Lynn makes exceed this salary, allowing Lynn to have a yearly income of $35,000.00. Lynn reports the entire salary as income when filing an income tax return, but does not report the tips received from customers. Lynn is charged with tax fraud.
  2. Jess owns several businesses in a major city. Jess fails to report income from one of these businesses on the tax return filed. Jess is charged with tax fraud.
  3. Dana is a stockbroker. At a recent party Dana used cocaine. Unbeknownst to Dana, one of the people at the party was an undercover agent for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Dana is arrested for possession of cocaine.
  4. Which of these individuals, if any, are white collar offenders? Which of these individuals committed a white collar crime? Be prepared to explain your answers by reference to the discussion in the reading assignment.


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