Course Assignments and Cancellations


Course Professor Posted

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Please see Professor Andreen’s first day assignment for Environmental Law attached

 

ADVANCED CIVIL PROCEDURE – First class
Pick up Syllabus (available on-line on law school website and hard copies are on the table outside Professor Andrews’ office)

Buy texts (listed in Syllabus)

Read the first page of Syllabus, and the reading material listed for Unit #1 and Unit #2, on page 2 of Syllabus.

 

CONFLICTS– First class

 

Pick up Syllabus (available on-line on law school website and hard copies are on the table outside Professor Andrews’ office)

Buy texts (listed in Syllabus)

You may use either the 9th or 10th Edition of the Casebook.  The only difference is page numbers.  I have made two versions of the Syllabus, one corresponding to each edition.

Read the first page of Syllabus and the reading material listed through Section I(A)(1)(a), on page 2 of the Syllabus

 

Legal Writing Sections 1 & 2 Boone [title]

Please check your law school email for an email from Professor Boone about your assignment for your first class on Monday at 11:00 a.m. in Room 283.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Care Law (Brewbaker)

For the first assignment, please read pp. 140-151 in Hall et al., The Law of Health Care Finance and Regulation (4th ed. 2018).

(Please be sure to purchase the 4th edition.)

Class for Thursday, August 22, has been cancelled.

 

Casebook and Packet: The casebook for Professor Dillbary’s Torts class is Franklin & Rabin, Tort Law and Alternatives: Cases and Materials (10th Ed. 2016). In addition, you will also need the Supplemental Packet—available at Ms. Randolph’s office free of charge (office number 343 on the third floor).

TWEN: During the semester, I will use The Westlaw Educational Network [TWEN] to post reading assignments and supplemental materials. You will receive the passwords for Westlaw and the course’s website (together with a tutorial) during Orientation. After you receive the Westlaw password, you should add “Torts (Fall 2019)” to your TWEN’s website. For more instructions please consult with the syllabus and the library.

Syllabus & Photo: In preparation for your first class please pick up a copy of the syllabus from Ms. Randolph, office number 343 (on the third floor). At that time, you will need to provide Ms. Randolph with your photo unless you already have an action card (to be used for the class’ seating chart). You may also email your photo directly to Ms. Randolph at arandolph@law.ua.edu (the preferred option).

First Class & Reading Assignment: The reading assignment for the first class is now posted on TWEN. Please read carefully the assigned materials and come prepared to discuss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Casebook Required: You do not need to purchase a casebook for Professor Dillbary’s antitrust class. Instead you will receive reading packets.

 

TWEN: In preparation for your first class please register for the course’s website on TWEN. The name of the course on TWEN is “Antitrust (Fall 2019)” and it is password protected. To obtain the password (or if you have any questions regarding TWEN) please consult with the library. You may also obtain the password from Ms. Alicia Randolph.

 

Syllabus & Packet: Please make sure to pick up the syllabus and the first reading packet from Ms. Alicia Randolph, office number 343 (on the third floor) by Wednesday, August 14 at 4pm. It includes the reading assignment for our first class.

 

First Class & Reading Assignment: The reading assignment for the first class is now posted on TWEN. Please read the assigned materials and come prepared to discuss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Casebook Required: You do not need to purchase a casebook for Professor Dillbary’s Law & Economics seminar. A suggested but NOT required treatise is R. Posner, Economic Analysis of The Law (available at the book store).

 

TWEN: In preparation for your first class please register for the course’s website on TWEN. The name of the course on TWEN is “Law & Economics Seminar (Fall 2019)” and it is password protected. To obtain the password (or if you have any questions regarding TWEN) please consult with the library. You may also obtain the password from Ms. Alicia Randolph.

 

Syllabus & Reading Assignment: Please make sure to pick up the syllabus and the reading packet from Ms. Alicia Randolph, office number 343 (on the third floor) by Thursday, August 15 at 4pm. The reading assignment for the first class is now posted on TWEN. Please read the assigned materials and come prepared to discuss.

 

 

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 (Fall 2019) ALR_FALL2019 by searching by my last name “Duncan.”

To add this course you will need to use the following code: 9FCMHA

 

 

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

For the first class on Wednesday, Aug. 21st, please read Chapters 1 and 15 from J.D.S. ARMSTRONG, ET AL., WHERE THE LAW IS: AN INTRODUCTION TO ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH 5TH (2018)  as well as Reading Supplement 1 which is available from the Lexis Classroom course page

 

For Professor Elliott’s Water Law course, please read the first assignment in the course copy-pack (available from the bookstore and also available on the course TWEN site). As you will see from the cover page of the assignment, you are to read pages 1 through 19 carefully and skim the rest of the assignment.

 

 

For Professor Elliott’s Introduction to the Study of Law course, please read pp. 1-44 in the textbook, Tracey E. George & Suzanna Sherry, What Every Law Student Really Needs to Know (2d ed. 2016).

 

 

For Professor Elliott’s Land Use Law & Planning course, the textbook is the SIXTH edition of Callies, Freilich, & Roberts, Cases and Materials on Land Use. There is a seventh edition, but it is badly done. The sixth edition should be readily available used, which is a bonus. The assignment for the first day of class is to skim pages 1-20 and to read pages 20-42.

 

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For Monday 8/19 please read Newman Casebook, pp. 1-26 and prepare the attached Effective Tax Rate v. Marginal Tax Rate Problems. For Tuesday, please read Newman casebook pp. 27-36. 

Please also register to our class homepage on TWEN as this will be the venue to view slides and notifications from now on.

Secured Transactions First Day Reading Assignment:

Read pages xxxi-xxxvii, 3-13 in Lynn M. LoPucki, Elizabeth Warren & Robert M. Lawless, Secured Transactions:  A Systems Approach (8th ed. 2016). Be prepared to discuss Problems 1.1 and 1.2 on page 19 of the same book.

 

 

Payment Systems First Day Reading Assignment:

Please read pages 1-10 in Ronald Mann, Payment Systems and other Financial Transactions: Cases, Materials, and Problems (6
th ed., 2016).

 

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Welcome back and welcome to Law and Public Policy. In this class, we will be reading Thomas A. Lambert's How to Regulate: A Guide for Policymakers (Cambridge University Press, 2017), a relatively inexpensive book that should be available in the bookstore or on Amazon, and a series of other readings which I will distribute to you.

For the first two classes, please read the following:

1) Lambert, preface and chs. 1 and 2
2) Orbach, What is Regulation?, Yale J. Reg. Online (2012)
3) Clune, Law and Public Policy: Map of an Area, S. Cal. Interdisc. L.J. (1993) [pages 1-17 only]
4) Alabama “price-gouging” statute 

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at phorwitz@law.ua.edu. I look forward to seeing you

 

Before the first class on Monday August 19 at 1 PM in Room 283, please read Chapter 1 in Products Liability and Safety (7th Ed.) by David G. Owen and Mary J. Davis.

 

 

Welcome to Torts! The textbook for our class is Marc A. Franklin, Robert L. Rabin, Michael D. Green & Mark A. Geistfeld, Tort Law and Alternatives (10th ed. 2016). Please read pp. 1–19 for the first day of class. Please register for Torts (Fall 2019, McMichael) on TWEN and review the syllabus. No password is required.

 

 

 

 

Assignment for the first class on August 23, 2019: Read Chapter 1, pages 1 - 54, of Robert Klonoff's Introduction to the Study of U.S. Law

 

Required Books

 

Lisa G. Lerman and Philip G. Schrag, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law (4th ed., Wolters Kluwer 2016) (“Text”)

Lisa G. Lerman, Philip G. Schrag, and Anjum Gupta, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law: Model Rules, State Variations, and Practice Questions (2018-19 ed., Wolters Kluwer) (“Supp.”)

Assignment for the first day

Text: Read pp. 42-61; problem 1-2 (Weed) (skip problems 1-1 & 1-3)  

Supp: Introduction; Preamble, Rules 1.0-1.1, 8.1; practice questions 1(a), (c), and (f).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Civil Rights Legislation!  In advance of our first class session, please read and be prepared to discuss pp. 1-31 in our assigned text, Jeffries, Karlan, Low and Rutherglen, Civil Rights Actions: Enforcing the Constitution (Foundation Press, 4th ed.)​.

 

 

International Business Transactions
Professor Rosen
Fall 2019

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The required text for this course is Ronald A. Brand, Fundamentals of International Business Transactions (2000).  For the first class, please read pp. 1-17 and 982-83 of the text and “International Law: An Overview” available at http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/international_law.

 

 

Course Outline & Readings
Introduction To The Criminal Law
Class 1: Monday, August 19

How to Read a Legal Opinion: A Guide for New Law Students, 11 The Green Bag 2d 51 (2007), available at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1160925
Read & Prepare to discuss Queen v. Dudley, in light of Professor Kerr’s advice:
https://la.utexas.edu/users/jmciver/357L/QueenvDS.PDF

 

Decedents' Estates: For the first day of class, please read pages 1-16 and 29-33 in the casebook, Robert Sitkoff & Jesse Dukeminier, Wills, Trusts, and Estates (10th ed. 2017).

 

Mental Health Law: For the first day of class, please read the “Day One” materials in the course packet (pages 1-20), which should be available for purchase.  I will also email the relevant pages.