Course Assignments and Cancellations


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Please see attached First Week's assignment for Administrative Law

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This course will make use of Lexis Classroom for the distribution of course materials and assignments. Students must add themselves to the course page in Lexis Classroom. To do so, each student will need to log into their Lexis Account and go to LexisNexis for Law School here: https://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/lsp/p/facultyhome.aspx?lc=LawSchoolPortal/Signin

 

On the right you will see a menu option “My Courses” under Lexis Classroom.  Follow that link and add the course Advanced Legal Research (Spring 2020) ALR_SPRING2020 by searching by my last name “Duncan.”

To add this course you will need to use the following code: GPKTHF  

If you need additional instructions for adding the course, they are included in the attached course syllabus.

 

Business Organizations

Professor Rosen
Spring 2020
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays – 9:45-10:35 a.m.

       The course introduces laws associated with various legal forms of business entities. 


The required texts are Charles R.T. O’Kelley & Robert B. Thompson, Corporations and Other Business Associations, Cases and Materials (7th ed.);  Charles R.T. O’Kelley & Robert B. Thompson, Corporations and Other Business Associations, and Selected Statutes, Rules and Forms 2019.   For the first class, please read the introductory materials on pp. 1-19 of the case book.    Please also read Jill Schachner Chanen, The Strategic Lawyer: Companies Are Placing Premiums on Advisers Who Understand Both Business and the Big Picture, ABA Journal, July 2005 which is available on LEXIS at the citation: 91 A.B.A.J. 42.

 

 

 

Christian Legal Thought

Please register as soon as possible for the course website on TWEN.  Be sure that the email address you provide to the site is accurate and that it is an address you check regularly.  The name of the text and the assignment for the first class appears on the website’s home page.

 

Our first class is on Monday, January 6. Please sign onto this course's TWEN page for the syllabus and the first week's assignments.

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 Please see attached the First week's assignment for Con Law.

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 Welcome to Constitutional Law. Our class meets Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2-3:15 p.m. in Room 273. The casebook is Erwin Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law, Sixth Edition (Aspen Casebook Series, 2019). (Please note that after the first week, this will be a modified no-laptop class. I will explain the policy in greater detail next week. If you are considering purchasing an electronic-only copy, please make sure you have a tablet or similarly unobtrusive device with which to access it in class.)

We will begin the semester with two materials from beyond the casebook. For the first two classes, please read the following documents: 1) Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, 135 S. Ct. 2652 (2015), which is attached. Read the majority opinion and the dissents by Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Scalia; you need not read Justice Thomas's dissent. 2) Read the United States Constitution, including the amendments. You can find it easily online and it is also in the casebook. We will not get to it until the second day of class, but we will go over it fairly carefully, so please read it closely and more than once.

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Please see attached the syllabus and first day assignment for Contracts (Professor Arbel)

 

For the first two weeks of contracts - all in the casebook  

 

1-22 

 

23-46 

 

47-71

71-88 

 

88-107 

 

107-126

 

Maynard, 4th ed. Mergers and Acquisitions, pages 1-53.

 

Class on January 9 is canceled.  For our class on January 16, read Holmes v. South Carolina, 547 U.S. 319 (2006).  

 

 

Week 1 Origin of Habeas Corpus and Constitutional Structure 

 

January 7th: Origin of Habeas Corpus 3-12, 20-26

 

Cases: Brown v. Allen, notes 1-3 & 5-6; Note on Judiciary Act of 1789; Ex parte Bollman, notes 1-4, 6-7, & 10.  

 

January 9th: Post Conviction Review 35-40, 56-60, 65-67, 68-71

 

            Cases: Ex parte Watkins, notes 1-3, & 5; Ex Parte Merryman, notes 1-2, & 4; Introductory Note on 28 USC 2255 and Hayman; United States v. Hayman, notes 3-4; Swain v. Pressley, note 2.

 

 

First Reading Assignment:

Please read the following passages in the Ontiveros et al. casebook:

pp. 3-9 (Introduction to Course)
pp. 11-20 (Major Federal Civil Rights Statutes — Skim)
pp. 20-42 (Enforcement Schemes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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See Attached, the first day Assignment for Environmental Law II in the Spring 2020

 

Classes on January 7 and January 9 are canceled.  For our class on January 14, read pages 85-101 and pages 1-28 in the casebook (Allen et al, An Analytical Approach to Evidence: Text, Problems & Cases (6th edition, 2016)).

 

 

Mr. Fair                                                                                              First Amendment Survey                                                                                                                                                                                                 Spring 2020

                                                  General Course Information

1.         Required Text:  Krotoszynski, The First Amendment in Cross-Cultural Perspective: A Comparative Legal Analysis of the Freedom of Speech. (NYU Press, 2006)

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Below are the reading assignments for Class 1 and Class 2:

I.          Is there any such thing as free speech?  What basic theory or policy undergirds First Amendment jurisprudence?  Is free speech a preferred constitutional value over other rights?  When constitutional rights or values collide, which should prevail?

                 Preliminary Issues: Vagueness, Overbreadth, Prior Restraints

 

Welcome to Gender and the Law.  There will be no class on Tuesday, January 7.  Our first class session will be Tuesday January 14. In advance of our first session, please read and be prepared to discuss pp. 1-31 of our assigned text (Bartlett and Rhode, Gender and Law (7th ed.)).

 

First day assignment for the Gun Law Seminar:
Casebook [McClurg & Denning, Guns and the Law (2016)] pages 1-42.

Immigration Law first-day assignment:

The required texts for this class are:

·       Stephen H. Legomsky and David Thronson, Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy (Foundation Press 7th ed. 2018).
·       T. Alexander Aleinikoff, David A. Martin & Hiroshi Motomura, eds. Immigration and Nationality Laws of the United States: Selected Statutes, Regulations and Forms (West Publishers 2018).

Before the first day, sign up for the course TWEN page, read pp. 1-11 in the casebook, and review the Immigration Priorities exercise (available on TWEN under "course materials").  At some point during the first week, you should also skim  pp. 14-27 of the casebook (on immigration history).

Welcome to Insurance Law! Our casebook will be Kenneth S. Abraham & Daniel Schwarcz, Insurance Law and Regulation (6th ed. 2015). Please sign up for the course on TWEN (the syllabus is posted) and read pp. 1–5 in the casebook prior to the first day of class.

 

Our first class is on Monday, January 6. Please sign onto this course's TWEN page for the syllabus and the first week's assignments.

The First Class for Law and Popular Culture on Monday, January 6th is cancelled.  Please check your emails during the first week of classes for the assignment for next week's class, January 13th.

 

Welcome to Law and Religion. This class meets Monday and Wednesday from 9:20-10:35 a.m. in Room 273. The text for the class is McConnell, Berg, & Lund, Religion and the Constitution, Fourth Edition (Wolters Kluwer, 2016). For the first class or two, please read pages 1-11, which constitutes the short introductory first chapter of the casebook. (Please note that after the first week, this will be a modified no-laptop class. I will explain the policy in greater detail next week. If you are considering purchasing an electronic-only copy, please make sure you have a tablet or similarly unobtrusive device with which to access it in class.)  

 

 

Law, Economics, and Society: First Day Assignment

 

 Please read Card and Krueger’s seminal paper on the effects of minimum wage legislation. Your goal is to read it skeptically. Think about all the problems this paper might have,  they way you would when you cross examine an expert witness.

Link:  https://alabama.box.com/s/wzv7ek0pptme8m48g3evu61ri5p2xltu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Profession Reading assignment for Monday’s first class

Textbook:  Introduction, pp. 1-17

 

For Professor Elliott's Legislation and Regulation course meeting this Wednesday, there is NO reading assignment. We WILL be using the second edition of the Bressman case book, and a syllabus reflecting assignments from that edition will be passed out Wednesday.

 

For Friday, January 10, please read Bressman (2d ed.) pp. 81-97 (skimming MacPherson and Rotche)

The First Class for Major Race Trials, Wednesday, January 8th is cancelled.  Please check your emails during the first week of classes for the assignment for next week's class on January 15th.

Welcome to Property! Due to the AASL Conference, there will be no class on January 6,7,8. Our first class will be on Monday, January 13, 2020. In advance of our first class session, please read and be prepared to discuss pp. 1-35 in our assigned text: Dukeminier, Krier, Alexander, Schill and Strahilevitz, Property, (9th ed).

 

Property

Please register as soon as possible for the course website on TWEN.  Be sure that the email address you provide to the site is accurate and that it is an address you check regularly.  The name of the text and the assignment for the first class appears on the website’s home page.

 

Welcome to Sales! For our first class on Monday, January 6, please read Assignment 1 (Part D only- skip all cases) in Daniel Keating, Sales: A Systems Approach (6th ed. 2016).  The syllabus for this course, as well as the  assignments for the first two weeks of class, are available on Lexis Blackboard (www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool), so please register for this course on Blackboard as soon as possible. 

Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you all next week!

 

 

 

 

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Attached is the first day assignment for Secured Transactions.

 

Securities Regulation

Professor Rosen
Spring 2020
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays – 1:00 – 1:50 p.m.

The course examines the laws governing the offering, purchase, and sale of securities.

The required texts are J. Cox, R. Hillman & D. Langevoort, Securities Regulation – Cases and Materials (7th ed.) and Hazen 2020 Securities Regulation – Selected Statutes, Rules, and Forms.  For the first class, please read the introductory materials on pp. 1-21; 91-105 of the case book.

Read through the first case in the reading materials – Tuttle v. Buck.

 

First Class (January 17) Assigment:
Please read pages 9-26, 51-69, and 78 in the Rothstein et al.  case book and pp. 5-26 in the 2018 supplement