Assignments for First Day/Week of Classes
Fall 2017 Beginning Monday, August 28

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
» Adoption - Hazlett
» Business Associations - Westbrook
» Civil Procedure II - Bahadur
» Corporate Compliance: Law and Policy - Westbrook
» Criminal Appeal Advocacy - Hodgkinson
» Criminal Law (A) - Ramirez
» Criminal Law (B) - Francis
» Criminal Procedure - Ramirez
» Debtor/Creditor Relations - Boyack
» Decedents' Estates and Trusts - Grant
» Employment Law - Mastrosimone
» Environmental Law - Duncan
» Evidence - Sourgens
» Family Law - Elrod
» Family Law Seminar - Elrod
» Graduate Legal Seminar - Judd
» Housing Law - Boyack
» Immigration Law - Castillo
» Intellectual Property - Judd
» Interviewing and Counseling - Leisinger
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (A1) - Matthews
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (A2) - Jackson, J.D.
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (AB) - Kowalski
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (B1) - Matthews
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (B2) - Jackson, J.D.
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (J) - Grant
» Oil and Gas Joint Operations - Sourgens
» Oil and Gas Law - Griggs, B.
» Professional Responsibility - Rubenstein
» Property (A) - Griggs, B.
» Property (B) - Duncan
» Taxation of Individual Income - McMillan
» Torts (A) - Glashausser
» Torts (B) - Bahadur
» Tribal Law and Government - Kowalski


Administrative Law - Rubenstein for Tuesday, 8/29/2017
Please read pp. 1 - 9 and pp. 47 - 49 (top) of the textbook (Gary Lawson, 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 specific as you can, and be prepared to explain what you found.


Adoption - Hazlett for Tuesday, 8/29/2017


Business Associations - Westbrook for Monday, 8/28/2017
Sources:

  • P/P refers to reading in the textbook, Palmiter and Partnoy's Corporations
  • Restatement sections may be accessed through the link on the class TWEN page (please note that you only need to read the sections, not the comments)
  • Supplemental cases are posted on the class TWEN page.
Please read the following:
  • Introduction to the Class
  • Agency: Introduction to Agency Relationships
  • Agency: Creation and Types
  • P/P: Chapter 8 pp. 174 - 176
  • Restatement (3rd) of Agency: Section 1.01 - 1.04
  • TWEN: Gorton v. Doty
  • TWEN: A. Gay Jenson Farms Co. v. Cargill, Inc.


Civil Procedure II - Bahadur for Tuesday, 8/29/2017
THE ERIE DOCTRINE
or deciding whether state or federal law applies to a federal court sitting in diversity.

  • Forum Shopping Concerns pp. 1013 - 1024.


Corporate Compliance: Law and Policy - Westbrook for Monday, 8/28/2017
Please read: Introduction:

  • GRC Introduction, pp. 1 - 7
Compliance Basics:
  • GRC Ch. 4., pp. 157 - 161


Criminal Appeal Advocacy - Hodgkinson for Tuesday, 8/29/2017
Review course description and syllabus. Review class procedures. Introduction to rules of appellate procedure. Discussion on professional responsibility/legal intern. Distribute first case file (distribute sample case notes).


Criminal Law (A) - Ramirez for Tuesday, 8/29/2017


Criminal Law (B) - Francis for Tuesday, 8/29/2017


Criminal Procedure - Ramirez for Monday, 8/28/2017
Please read from text: pp. 1 - 30 (Introduction, On Problem Analysis; Bill of Rights, Probably Cause, Draper, Aguilar, Whitley


Debtor/Creditor Relations - Boyack for Monday, 8/28/2017

  • 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, 1.2, and 1.3


Decedents' Estates and Trusts - Grant for Monday, 8/28/2017
Please read the following:

  • Chapter 1
  • Introduction
  • 1 - 15: Freedom of Disposition and Dead Hand
  • 26 - 41: Constitutional Imperative
  • 41 - 51: (Skim) The Mechanics of Succession
  • 51 - 62: Professional Responsibility


Employment Law - Mastrosimone for Tuesday, 8/29/2017
Read Rothstein & Liebman pages 2 - 25 and accompanying material in the 2017 supplement available on TWEN under Supplement Reading and sign up for the class on TWEN.


Environmental Law - Duncan for Monday, 8/28/2017


Evidence - Sourgens for Monday, 8/28/2017
Introduction Please read Merritt & Simmons, pp. 6 - 39 ("M & S")


Family Law - Elrod for Tuesday, 8/29/2017


Family Law Seminar - Elrod for Thursday, 8/31/2017


Graduate Legal Seminar - Judd for Thursday, 8/31/2017
The first week, we will not meet as a group. Instead, I will hold individual conferences with each of you to discuss writing goals for the semester. Please sign up for an individual conference time on TWEN (through your Westlaw account). Assignment: Review the reaction papers that you wrote for the Introduction to Anglo-American Law Course. Come to your individual conference with hard copies of those reaction papers, prepared to discuss the following questions:

  • Which reaction paper do you think is your best, and why?
  • Which reaction paper do you think is your weakest, and why?
  • What makes a good legal analysis paper?
  • what makes a good comparative law paper?


Housing Law - Boyack for Tuesday, 8/29/2017

  • Read Course Syllabus
  • Sign up for class website on TWEN
  • Read Professor Boyack's Overview and Review of LL-T Law p. 1-9 (Posted on TWEN)
  • Read Caseboo pages 1015 - 1030 Benham v. Morton & Furbish Agency: Ann Arbor Tenants Union v. Ann Arbor YMCA
  • Prepare for class discussion on Experiential Exercise #1 (casebook p. 1031 - 1032)
  • Read Casebook pages 1190 (start with last paragraph) - 1196 Degenhardt v. Ewe Ltd. P'ship


Immigration Law - Castillo for Wednesday, 8/30/2017
Please read: Chapter One, pages 1 - 47 and Chapter Five, pages 444 - 447 in Aleinikoff textbook, 8th edition.


Intellectual Property - Judd for Monday, 8/28/2017


Interviewing and Counseling - Leisinger for Monday, 8/28/2017
Read all of Chapter 1 in the required text: The Counselor-at-Law: A Collaborative Approach to Client Interviewing and Counseling, Third Edition; DiPippa, Peters and Cochran-2014. The other text is optional. We will cover expectations for the full course and final interviews the first day so please advise if you must miss any part of the hour.


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (A1) - Matthews for Tuesday, 8/29/2017
Please read the following:

  • Edwards - Chapter 1
  • Sloan - Chapter 1
  • Aspen Handbook - skim Table of Contents
  • Blue Book - Page 1-2 and skim Table of Contents
Also, the professor has posted writing assignment on TWEN that is due the first day of class.


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (A2) - Jackson, J.D. for Tuesday, 8/29/2017
Please read Legal Writing and Analysis pp. 3 - 9, 17 - 23


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (AB) - Kowalski for Tuesday, 8/29/2017
Welcome and review of course policies/syllabus. For Tuesday:

  • To get a sense of the course content, please skim tables and indexes in all required texts.
  • Join the TWEN course for our class: LARW I and II, Section AB, 2017-2018; skim the overall organization and contents.
  • Please read The Ideal Law School Graduate? A 'People Person' Who Can Do Research. If the link won't let you view the whole article, you can read it on our TWEN site under Course Materials - Professional & Academic Development - Law practice readiness.
  • Read Hiring Partners Reveal New Attorney Readiness for Real World Practice, also under the same TWEN folder.
For Thursday, August 31:
  • Please read A Lawyer Writes, Ch.. 1-2
  • Read Basic Legal Research, Chapter 1


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (B1) - Matthews for Tuesday, 8/29/2017
Please read the following:

  • Edwards - Chapter 1
  • Sloan - Chapter 1
  • Aspen Handbook - skim Table of Contents
  • Blue Book - Page 1-2 and skim Table of Contents
Also, the professor has posted a writing assignment on TWEN that is due the first day of class.


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (B2) - Jackson, J.D. for Tuesday, 8/29/2017
Please read Legal Writing and Analysis pp. 3 - 9, 17 - 23


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (J) - Grant for Tuesday, 8/29/2017
LARW II (supplemental readings and info sheet are on tWEN):
Please read the following:

  • Topic: Lawyers and Clients
  • Reading:
  • Supplement #1 - 2016 Bar Exam Statistics
  • Supplement #2 - Togstad v. Vesely,Otto, Miller & Keefe
  • Assignment DUE: Info Sheet and Reflection Questions


Oil and Gas Joint Operations - Sourgens for Tuesday, 8/29/2017
Please read the following: Available on Westlaw at Development of Joint Operations by David Pierce


Oil and Gas Law - Griggs, B. for Monday, 8/28/2017
Oil and Gas: Lowe et al., Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law (West, 6th ed., 2013)

  • Required reading: pp. 1 - 26, 32 - 41, 44 - 48
  • Recommended: pp. 26 - 31, 42 - 44, 49 - 53


Professional Responsibility - Rubenstein for Monday, 8/28/2017
There is no first-day assignment.


Property (A) - Griggs, B. for Monday, 8/28/2017
Dukemenier et al, Property (Klowers/Aspen, 8th ed. 2014)
Required reading: pp. 1 - 3, 18 - 26


Property (B) - Duncan for Monday, 8/28/2017


Taxation of Individual Income - McMillan for Monday, 8/28/2017
Please Read the following:

  • Reading Module I: Introduction
  • Print off and bring to class the material from the IRS Website:Tax Forms and Instructions
  • Note that at the beginning of each module, you will need to hand in the problem sets from the assigned chapter, and they must be typed and printed out for submission at the beginning of the first class pertaining to that chapter.
  • Problem answers that are emailed to the professor will not be accepted.


Torts (A) - Glashausser for Monday, 8/28/2017
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-2017) - 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 Prof. Bahadur in "First Week" (this month, for the A section, or in January, for the J section).
  • If you have any problems, please just let me know.


Torts (B) - Bahadur for Monday, 8/28/2017
Please read: Intentional Interference with Person or Property - Intent Case book pp. 20 - 39

  • 1 after Garratt
  • 1, 2, 3 after Wagner
  • 6, 7 after McGuire
  • 1 - 4 after Talmage
  • 1, 3, 5, 6 on 36 - 37
  • 1, 4 after Fisher


Tribal Law and Government - Kowalski for Monday, 8/28/2017
Please read for Monday: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, American Indian Tribal Law Preface and pp 1 - 40.


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