Assignments for First Day/Week of Classes
Spring 2014 Beginning Tuesday, January 21

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

On this page:
» Administrative Law - Robinson
» Advanced Intellectual Property Seminar - Judd
» Child Advocacy Training - Elrod
» Civil Procedure II - Bahadur
» Comparative Constitutional Law - Martin
» Constitutional Law I (A) - Rubenstein
» Constitutional Law I (B) - Rich
» Constitutional Litigation Seminar - Rich
» Contracts II (A) - Sourgens
» Contracts II (B) - Boyack
» Criminal Law (J) - Maxwell
» Criminal Procedure (A) - Kaye
» Criminal Procedure (B) - Ramirez
» Criminal Procedure II - Ramirez
» Decedents' Estates and Trusts & Future Interests - McKinney
» Divorce Practice - Elrod
» Employment Discrimination - Duncan
» Family Law Seminar - Maxwell
» Federal Courts - Glashausser
» Immigration Law - Rubenstein
» Jury Selection and Voir Dire - Pope/Hiatt
» Labor Law - Mastrosimone
» Law and Economics - McMillan
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (J) - Byers
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (A1) - Grant
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (A2) - Jackson, JD
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (AB) - Mastrosimone
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (B1) - Grant
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (B2) - Jackson, JD
» Legal Writing for Clerkships and Externships - Kowalski
» Local Government Law - Robinson
» Mineral Title Examination - Pierce
» Pretrial Advocacy-Civil - Francis/Alaka
» Public Land Law - Duncan
» Real Estate Transactions - Boyack
» Remedies - Glashausser
» Taxation of Business Enterprises - McMillan
» Transactional Drafting - McKinney
» Water Rights - Rolfs


Administrative Law - Robinson for Thursday, 1/23/2014
Read pages 1-24 in Administrative Law (Rogers, Healy, and Krotoszynski - 2d ed. 2008), and consider the list that was sent to you earlier by email.


Advanced Intellectual Property Seminar - Judd for Wednesday, 1/22/2014
See the first week reading assignment (26 KB PDF).


Child Advocacy Training - Elrod for Tuesday, 1/14/2014
Please go the TWEN page for this class to see all of your assignments.


Civil Procedure II - Bahadur for Tuesday, 1/21/2014
Read the following:

  • Introduction and General Course Description
  • Rules and Rule Reading Initiation


Comparative Constitutional Law - Martin for Wednesday, 1/22/2014
Reading assignments have been posted to the course site on TWEN, and an email regarding readings for the first class was sent to registered students last week.
Please read your email and download the readings.


Constitutional Law I (A) - Rubenstein for Tuesday, 1/21/2014
Please read from the text: pp. 1 - 23.


Constitutional Law I (B) - Rich for Wednesday, 1/22/2014
Read Maggs and Smith, Constitutional Law, pp. 1-13


Constitutional Litigation Seminar - Rich for Tuesday, 1/21/2014
Read Wasserman, Understanding Civil Rights Litigation, pp. 1-13


Contracts II (A) - Sourgens for Wednesday, 1/22/2014
Read the following:

  • Epstein, Markell, Ponroff, pp. 434-453("EPM")


Contracts II (B) - Boyack for Wednesday, 1/22/2014
Read course syllabus; Read Casebook pp. 73-92 (through Note 4).


Criminal Law (J) - Maxwell for Wednesday, 1/15/2014
Prepare the following for January 15, 2014:


Criminal Procedure (A) - Kaye for Wednesday, 1/22/2014
Read from Text:

  • 1 - 34 Brown, Notes, Powell, Notes
  • 34 - 63 Norms of the Criminal Process, Notes, Duncan, Notes


Criminal Procedure (B) - Ramirez for Tuesday, 1/21/2014
Read:

  • First Day - Read pp. 1-33 (Introduction; On Problem Analysis; Bill of Rights, Probably Cause,Draper, Aguilar, Whitley) in Moskowitz.
  • Second Day - Read pp. 33-49, 56-60 (Gates, Pringle, Dunlap) in Moskowitz.
  • Additionally, we will cover the Chapter 1 problem, on pages 17-19.


Criminal Procedure II - Ramirez for Tuesday, 1/21/2014
Read:

  • First Day - Chapter 1, pp. 1-30, in Chemerinsky and Levenson.
  • Second Day - Read pp. 31-51, and Rule 5 in the Supplement.
  • There will be an additional 1 - 2 page reading on TWEN, once the site for this course is set up.


Decedents' Estates and Trusts & Future Interests - McKinney for Wednesday, 1/22/2014
Read the material assigned for Chapter 1 of the textbook titled Wills, Trusts and Estates. This is the material that will be covered in the first week of class.

Please read and comply with Paragraph 11 of the syllabus for the course.


Divorce Practice - Elrod for Tuesday, 1/21/2014
Changing Images of Family Lawyers and Professionalism.

    Read the following:
  • Marsha Kline Pruett and TamaraD. Jackson, The Lawyer's Role During the Divorce Process: Perceptions of Parents, Their Young Children and Their Attorneys, 33 FAM.L.Q.283(1999)
  • Samuel V. Schoonmaker, III and Samuel V. Schoonmaker, IV, Two Generations of Practitioners Assess the Evolution of Family Law, 42 FAM.L.Q.687(2008)
  • TWEN Chapter 1. Practicing Family Law: Selecting and Training Clients.
  • Bring in four lawyer websites - at least one must be "Great" and one must be "yuk" or "ho-hum" - be prepared to discuss them.


Employment Discrimination - Duncan for Wednesday, 1/22/2014
Will view a video.
Please read pp. 1-20 in text.


Family Law Seminar - Maxwell for Thursday, 1/23/2014
What is Family?

  • Introduction, which is posted on the "Course Materials" tab on the course TWEN page (password is FLS14)
  • Moore v. City of East Cleveland case excerpt, which is posted on the "Course Materials" tab on the course TWEN page.
  • Family Law Stories, Chapter 4: Moore v. City of East Cleveland: Constructing the Suburban Family
  • Be prepared to discuss the "Discussion Questions", which are posted on the "Forums" tab on the course TWEN page (Click on the "paper clip" icon that is on the subject line for the posting "First Class Discussion Questions" to download the Discussion Questions).


Federal Courts - Glashausser for Wednesday, 1/22/2014

  • Sign up for the TWEN site and download the syllabus.
  • Please prepare assignment #1, which covers three readings (Breyer, Surrency, and Reams and 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 and 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.westlawcom; select the "TWEN" tab; click on the "drop/add a course" button; check the box in front of "Federal Courst (Spring 2014) - Glashausser"; sand click on "submit."
  • If you have any problems, please let Professor Glashausser know.


Immigration Law - Rubenstein for Tuesday, 1/21/2014
Please read from the text, pp. 1 - 11, 25 - 37.


Jury Selection and Voir Dire - Pope/Hiatt for Tuesday, 1/14/2014
Read the following:

  1. Case Summaries – Civil and Criminal
  2. Carol Anderson, Inside Jurors’ Minds: The Hierarchy of Juror Decision-Making, 1st ed. (2012)
  3. Course Questionnaire
  4. All students must sign up for this course on TWEN in order to have access to the case summaries and course questionnaire.
  5. If “Inside Jurors’ Minds” is not available at the Washburn bookstore, it can be ordered through LexisNexis or Amazon.


Labor Law - Mastrosimone for Wednesday, 1/22/2014
For the first day of class, please do the following:

  • Sign-up for the class TWEN page
  • Review the course schedule and class policies
  • Review the National Labor Relations Act Sections 1, 7-14
  • Read pages 20-34 in Antoine, Carver, and Crain
  • Scan Pages 1-20 in Antoine, Carver, and Crain


Law and Economics - McMillan for Wednesday, 1/22/2014
Please read Module 1.


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (J) - Byers for Tuesday, 1/21/2014
Please read the following:

  • Course syllabus on TWEN
  • Edwards, Chap. 1, Overview of the Lawyer's Role
  • Sloan, Chap. 1, Introduction to Legal Research


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (A1) - Grant for Tuesday, 1/21/2014
Read the following assignments posted on TWEN:

  • Supplement #1 - 2012 Bar Exam Statistics
  • Supplement #2 - Togstad v. Vesely, Otto, Miller & Keefe


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (A2) - Jackson, JD for Tuesday, 1/21/2014
Please read Legal Writing and Analysis pp. 45-54.


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (AB) - Mastrosimone for Tuesday, 1/21/2014
Please do the following for the first day of class:

  • Sign up for the TWEN page for class.
  • Scan the Supplemental Reading Material 1 on Bar Exam statistics found on the TWEN site.
  • Scan the course schedule and the class policies found on the TWEN site.
  • Read the Supplemental Reading Material 2 on the Hardy and Tisdale problem found on the Twen site.
  • Be prepared to discuss the problem and cases in class.
  • Please bring to class a draft annotated outline of a synthesized rule that you can create 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 (B1) - Grant for Tuesday, 1/21/2014
Read the following assignments posted on TWEN:

  • Supplement #1 - 2012 Bar Exam Statistics
  • Supplement #2 - Togstad v. Vesely, Otto, Miller & Keefe


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (B2) - Jackson, JD for Tuesday, 1/21/2014
Please read Legal Writing and Analysis pp. 45-54.


Legal Writing for Clerkships and Externships - Kowalski for Tuesday, 1/14/2014

  • Please become familiar with the textbook before Tuesday morning by skimming the table of contents and looking at some of the sample documents.
  • Please also lightly re-familiarize yourselves with basic legal research strategies if you are a little rusty, and bring your old research book with you to class all week, if you still have one.
  • Finally, please also bring your preferred legal citation manual each day.


Local Government Law - Robinson for Thursday, 1/23/2014
Please read pages 1-51 in Cases and Materials on State and Local Government Law (Briffault and Reynolds, 7th 3d).


Mineral Title Examination - Pierce for Wednesday, 1/15/2014


Pretrial Advocacy-Civil - Francis/Alaka for Tuesday, 1/21/2014
Reading and assignments:

  • Sign in to Desire to Learn ("D2L") for this course at https://d2l.washburn.edu/.
  • Find your workshop and case assignments on D2L.
  • Review the Course Syllabus and Schedule of Assignments, which are available on D2L.
  • Download CaseMap from Lexis and familiarize yourself with the program using the tutorials.
  • Read Mauet, pp. 3 - 18.
  • 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.
  • Set up CaseMap for Admas v. Chandlerbefore class.
  • 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.


Public Land Law - Duncan for Wednesday, 1/22/2014
Please read Chapter 1 of Natural Resources Law, 3d ed., by Klein, Cheever and Birdsong.


Real Estate Transactions - Boyack for Tuesday, 1/21/2014
Read casebook pp. 1-25 (and prepare to discuss Problems, 1A, 1B, and 1C).


Remedies - Glashausser for Tuesday, 1/21/2014

  • Sign up for the TWEN site and download the syllabus.
  • Read assignment #1, which consists of (1) pp. 1-9 of the text and (2) the excerpts from the Code of Hammurabi, which you will download from TWEN (under "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 "Remedies (Spring 2014) - Glashausser"; and click on "submit."
  • If you have any problems, please just let Professor Glashausser know.


Taxation of Business Enterprises - McMillan for Wednesday, 1/22/2014
Please read Module 1.


Transactional Drafting - McKinney for Tuesday, 1/21/2014

  • Read the syllabus for the course.
  • Bring your laptop to class.
  • Read Chapters 1 - 5.
  • It will take several days to cover this material.


Water Rights - Rolfs for Wednesday, 1/22/2014
Please read the introduction 1 - 15 and bring 1 article regarding a legal water issue in your state.


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