Rec: Bridges and Schiess, Writing for Litigation, 2011 ed., Wolters Kluwer #9781454802730Rec: Yeazell and Schwartz, Rule Supplement, 2016, Wolters Kluwer #9781454875628Req: Yeazell and Schwartz, Civil Procedure, 9th ed., Wolters Kluwer #9781454883173Req: Gundlach, et al, Putting Legal Doctrine into Practical Context: A Case File, 2015 ed., Wolters Kluwer #9781454869658
Req: Bridges and Schiess, Writing for Litigation, 2011, Wolters Kluwer #9781454802730Req: Yeazell and Schwartz, Civil Procedure, 9th ed., Wolters Kluwer #9781454883173
Please read pp. 299-306 and 367-386 in Yeazell text. Please read Bell Atlantic Corp v. Twombly posted in Springboard under Materials.
Req: Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law, 4th ed., and Chemerinsky, Case Supplement, 2016 ed., ISBN for BOTH books #9781454879459 (SEE NOTE)
This book bundle can only be purchased at Polsky's bookstore.
Req: Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law, 4th ed., and Case Supplement, 2016 ed., Wolters Kluwer #9781454879459 (BUNDLE)
Req: Sullivan and Feldman, Constitutional Law, 19th ed., West Req: TopHat Clicker** (See Note)
See Springboard for advanced assignment.
Professor Rich will provide the students with information regarding the TopHat Clicker on Springboard.
Req: Dressler, Garvey, Cases and Materials on Criminal Law, 7th ed., West #9781628102055 (See Note 1)Rec: Dressler, Understanding Criminal Law, 7th ed., Carolina Academic Press #9781632838643 (See Note 2)
For the first week of class please read pages 1 to 6 and 31 to 64 in Cases and Materials on Criminal Law, 7th ed.,
Note 1 - The Sixth edition may be much less expensive and will suffice (mostly). If you choose the Sixth edition, there will be times when some of the assigned reading is not in your book. Perhaps you can get it from a classmate.Note 2 - I recommend Joshua Dressler's treaties, Understanding Criminal law. I will not be giving you specific assignments from this book but the book should be helpful to clarify and deepen your understanding of the topics we discuss in class. The seventh edition (2015) is the most recent but earlier editions are less expensive and will suffice.
Req: Dubber and Kelman, American Criminal Law, 2nd ed., Foundation Press #9781599415697Req: TopHat Clicker (See Note)
See Springboard for advance assignment.
Professor Rich will provide the students with information regarding the Top Hat Clicker on Springboard.
Req: Ayres and Klass, Studies in Contract Law, 8th ed., West #9781634609494Req: Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code**
Please read pgs. 1-58 in casebook.
**The Uniform Commercial Code Supplement is on Springboard and you can access the comments through Lexis or Westlaw
Req: Morgan and Rotunda, Professional Responsibility, 12th ed., Foundation Press #9781609303242Req: Morgan and Rotunda, Selected Standards on Professional Responsibility, 2016 ed., Foundation Press #9781634593960
Day Section:The assignment for the first morning class (10:30am-12:15pm) that meets on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 is as follows: Please read Chapter 1 of the text and pages 1-10 in the 2016 Selected Standards on Professional Responsibility. We will discuss Problem 1.(We will cover Chapter 2 and Problems 2 and 3 in the text for the next class meeting on Monday, January 23, 2017)Evening Section:The assignment for the first evening class (6:30pm-9:30pm) that meets on Monday, January 23, 2017 is as follows: Please read Chapters 1 and 2 of the text and pages 1-10 in the 2016 Selected Standards on Professional Responsibility. We will discuss problems 1, 2 & 3.
Req: Barger, ALWD Guide to Legal Citation, 5th ed., Wolters Kluwer #9781454828754Req: Cohen, LARW Workbook (on Springboard)
For Monday, January 23rd (Legal Writing - LW)1. Read LW Workbook pp. 3-13 (Course Overview & Syllabus)2. Grammar & Composition a. Read LW Workbook pp. 17-25 & 32-34 (Writing Guidelines & more) b. Review Grammar Pre-Class Unit c. Complete Editing Exercises #1 (LW Workbook pp. 29-30)3. Research Memorandum Format a. Read LW Workbook pp. 35-38 (Research Memorandum Format) b. Review Memo Format Pre-Class Unit
For Thur., January 19 (Legal Research - LR): Read LR Workbook pp. 3-19 (Course Overview, Authorities, Searches, & Statutes)
Req: Barger, ALWD Guide to Legal Citation, 5th ed., Wolters Kluwer #9781454828754Req: Cohen, LARW Workbook - available on SpringboardReq: Cohen, Legal Research Workbook - available on Springboard
For First Class:Legal Writing1. Read Workbook pp. 3-11 (Course Overview & Syllabus)2. Grammar & Composition a. Read Workbook pp. 15-23 & 30-32 (Writing Guidelines & more) b. Review Grammar Pre-Class Unit (21 mins; available on Springboard) c. Complete Editing Exercise #1 (Workbook pp. 27-28)3. Research Memorandum Format a. Read Workbook pp. 33-36 (Research Memorandum Format) b. Review Memo Format Pre-Class Unite (41 mins.; available on Springboard) c. Complete Issue-Brief Answer Exercises (Workbook pp. 37-38) (bring hard copy to class)Legal Research1. Read Workbook pp. 3-162. Review Searching Guide3. Review PCU on Legal Authority & Search Plans4. Review PCU on Statutes5. Review video on Search Plans6. Review video on WestlawNext Introduction & Statutes7. Review the WestlawNext ExercisesNOTE: ALL ABOVE MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE ON SPRINGBOARD
The Workbooks and the Pre-Class Units (PCU) on Grammar and Memo Format will be available on Springboard for your review.
Springboard is the University's web course that provides, among other things, the ability to post documents that may be downloaded from the Internet. Springboard is located at https://springboard.uakron.edu/. You will first be prompted to provide your UANet username and password. On the next screen, select LARW I 9200:619-801. On the course page, select Content. The workbooks are in the Legal Writing and Legal Research modules.
Req: Wydick, Plain English for Lawyers, 5th ed., Carolina Academic Press #9781594601514Req: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 20th ed., #9780692400197Req: Garner, The Elements of Legal Style, Oxford University Press, #9780195141627Req: The Supreme Court of Ohio Writing Manual, 2nd ed., (SEE NOTE)Rec: Garner, Legal Writing in Plain English, University of Chicago Press, #9780226283937
Read Coughlin excerpt "Case Illustrations" on Springboard. Draft 4 case reviews (using the facts and cases from Memo III last semester) in accordance with: Example 8.2-B, 8.2-C, 8.2-G, and 8.2I (as in Igloo) (found in the Coughlin excerpt). You can use the same case for multiple case reviews, but, in the end, you will still prepare 4 individual and different case reviews. The case reviews should be turned in to me on Springboard by Monday, January 16 at 6:00pm. If you were not in my class last semester, please just use the facts and cases relevant to your Memo III from last semester (whatever topic it was).
Note: The Supreme Court of Ohio Writing Manual, 2nd edition is available online at:https://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/ROD/manual.pdf
Req: Shapo, et al, Writing and Analysis in the Law, 6th ed., Foundation Press #9781609302726Req: Barger, ALWD Guide to Legal Citation, 5th ed., Wolters Kluwer #9781454828754Req: Garner, Legal Writing in Plain English, 2nd ed., The University of Chicago Press, #9780226283937
Review Syllabus posted on SpringboardRead in Shapo, Ch. 15, pp. 353-361Read: Writing to Win: The Art of Science of Compelling Written Advocacy - posted on SpringboardBrief for Petitioner in Alaska v. EPA - posted on Springboard
Req: Bundle - Neumann, Legal Writing, 3rd ed., Wolters Kluwer and Barger, ALWD Guide to Legal Citation, 5th ed., Wolters Kluwer ISBN for BOTH BOOKS #981454878995
For first class: Read in Neumann chapters 27, 29, 30 and 31. Read the exercise that appear in some of the chapters, but you do not need to complete them. Close to the time of our first class, our appellate problem hypothetical will be posted on Springboard. Read it over before class. During the first class, we'll discuss initiating your research.
Req: Neumann, Tiscione, Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing, 7th ed., Wolters Kluwer #9781454826972Req: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 20th ed., #9780692400197
Professor Fuller will email the first assignment to his students.
Req: Coughlin, et al, A Lawyers Writes, Carolina Academic Press, #9781611633979Req: The Bluebook, Harvard Law Review, #9780692400197Req: Barris, Understanding and Mastering the Bluebook, Carolina Academic Press #9781611637748
Req: Cunningham, Introductory Accounting, Finance and Auditing for Lawyers, 6th ed., West #9780314280459
First assignment:Chapter 1 - Three pillars: Pages 1-24; skim 24-30.Article 7/4/16: "What Exactly are Non-GAAP Numbers? Well, That Depends," Appendix A, attached to list of Assignments.Article 5/16/16: "At Abercrombie & Fitch, Pro Forma Results Aren't Cool," Appendix B, attached to list of Assignments.Article 5/27/16: "Lowering the Bar for CEO Bonuses," Appendix C, attached to list of Assignments.
Req: Warren and Walt, Commercial Law, 9th ed., West #9781609303396Req: Warren and Walt, Commercial Law: Selected Statutes, 2016-2017 #9781634607179
Req: Warren and Walt, Commercial Law, 9th ed., 2013, Foundation Press #9781609303396Req: Warren and Walt, Commercial Law Selected Statutes, 2016-17, West #9781634607179
Sign up for TWEN course & read the syllabus. Read pp. 1-47 in textbook.
Req: Ramseyer & Bainbridge, Cases and Materials on Agency, Partnerships, LLCs and Corporations, 9th ed., West #9781609303495
Req: Epstein, et al, Business Structures, 4th ed., West, #9780314287038
Please read pp. 1-30.
Req: No casebook required
Assignment will be posted on Springboard.
Req: Frenkel and Stark, The Practice of Mediation, 2nd ed., Wolters Kluwer #9781454802198
The first assignment for the first class will be a reading that will be posted on Springboard approximately one week before the first class. Students must read the posted material.
Req: Dukeminier, et al, Property, 8th ed., Wolters Kluwer #9781454837602Req: TopHat Clicker**(See Notes)
Professor Jordan will provide the students with information regarding the TopHat Clicker student response system. Student must purchase the hardcopy version of casebook. Professor Jordan prohibits the use of laptops in class.
Req: Dukeminier, et al, Property, 8th ed., Wolters Kluwer #9781454851363Rec: Examples and Explanations: Property, 5th ed., #9781454850069
First Week Assignment:
Please read in Dukeminier, pp. 3-40 and 56-83.
Students can also purchase the Casebook Connection version, which is a book rental combined with lifetime e-book, ISBN# 9781454837602.
Req: No textbook required
Please read: A Short History of Child Protection in America, John E.B. Myers, available at:https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/publishing/insights law society/ChildProtectionHistory.authcheckdam.pdf
Req: Rothstein, Liebman, Yuracko, Employment Law, Cases and Materials, 8th ed., Foundation Press #9781609304492
Please read the following:In Text: pp. 73-81; 102-11; 118-30; 147-72; 303-17Other Materials: 8 C.F.R. 27a1-a4; 15 U.S.C. § 1681b; 29 C.F.R. 1630.14; ORC 4112.02(E); OAC 4112-3015
EEOC Enforcement Guidance On the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (www.eeoc.gov)
Req: Miller, Powers and Elder, Environmental Law: Cases and Materials on Water Pollution Control, 1st ed., Environmental Law Institute #9781585761258
Req: Munneke, Introduction to Law Practice: Organizing and Managing Legal Work, 4th ed., Thomson West #9780314276452Req: Ohio Rules of Professional Responsibility
Req: Thomas, Levine and Jung, Remedies: Public and Private, 6th ed., 2016, West #9780314268143**Rec: Fischer, Understanding Remedies, 3rd ed., LexisNexis, #9780769896731 (print) #978076989748 (e-book)Rec: Janutis and Thomas, Q&A Remedies, LexisNexis #9780820570785
Please read in Thomas, Levine and Jung, Remedies: Public and Private pp. 1-25.
**This is a new edition of the casebook that is scheduled to be published in early November.
Req: Ehrlich and Michael, Business Planning, 2009 ed., LexisNexis #9781422411964
Please read Chapter 2 of the text (pages 41-73).
Req: Gallagher & Champey, Perform Your Best on the Bar Exam Performance Test (MPT) #9780970608833Req: Gallagher, Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays, 3rd ed., #9780970608819
First assignment will be posted on Springboard and emailed directly to students.
Req: Ries, The Lean Startup, 2011 ed., Crown Business #9780307887894Req: MacMillan and Thompson, The Social Entrepreneurs Playbook 2013 ed., Wharton Digital Press #9781613630327Req: Bagley and Dauchy, The Entrepreneur's Guide to Business Law, 4th ed., Thomson/South-Western #9780538466462Req: Guillebeau, The $100 Startup, Crown Business, 2012, #9780230766518
Please read all of The $100 Startup by Guillebeau.
Additional articles will be required as part of a coursepack to be downloaded from Harvard (for $3.95 per item).
Req: Hillel Levin, Statutory Interpretation: A Practical Lawyering Course, 2nd ed., 2016, American Casebook Series, West #9781634605199
Sign up for TWEN course & read the syllabus. View online Introduction Videos via links posted on TWEN site.
Read textbook pp. 1-15
Req: Bressman, Rubin & Stack, The Regulatory State, 2nd ed., Wolters Kluwer #9781454822684Req: TopHat Clicker System**(See Notes)
Read the Preface pages xxi-xxiv, Chapter 1 pages 1-16 and 54-57, and Chapter 2 pages 81-89 (through paragraph on "The Control Monopoly Power"). Read the cases for the stories, not in depth for the legal analysis. Note the points on 95-97.Prepare the following assignment:You are a member of City Council. Your constituents have complained about several problems in the City Park:- Cars going too fast on park roadways- Cars parked along and blocking roadways- Bicycles going too fast and startling pedestrians on park pathways- Skateboarders jumping over curbs, swerving wildly, and startling others- Some injuries from these activitiesYou have discussed the situation with the Director of Parks, who identified additional problems in the Park:- Cars changing oil and otherwise leaving oil slicks along roadways - Polluting the park - disposal of waste oil on the road surface or into park flowerbeds - Causing dangerous slick surfaces- Out of control bicyclists or skateboarders running over or into and destroying park plantingsDraft an ordinance to address these problems. Try to make it comprehensive but brief, certainly less than a page. Bring your draft to class for discussion.
Professor Jordan will provide the students with information regarding the TopHat Clicker student response system.Students must purchase the hardcopy version of casebook. Professor Jordan prohibits the use of laptops in class.
Req: No textbook required
Req: Nelson, et al, Real Estate Transfer, Finance and Development, 9th ed., West #9780314288608
Class #11. Register for the TWEN course web page at http://lawschool.westlaw.com. Go to the website. Click on the TWEN tab. You will need your Westlaw number. Select the option "add course". Select my course and hit the submit button.2. Read Ann Burkhart's Real Estate in the 21st Century (posted on TWEN).3. Read pp. 117-129 in the Real Estate Finance book.4. Read the Freddie Mac Missouri single-family residential mortgage form (Deed of Trust). The form is posted on TWEN. From your reading of the form, prepare at least one question that you have about any of it's provisions.
Req: Martin, et al, Forced Migration Law & Policy, 2nd ed., West #9780314285331Req: Aleinikoff, et al, Immigration and Nationality Laws of the United States: Selected Statutes, Regulations and Forms, 2016 ed., West #9781634607841
Req: Hill, et al, Mergers and Acquisitions: Law, Theory and Practice, 1st ed., West #9780314289063
Please read pp. 1-56.
Req: Alston and Goodman, International Human Rights, 2nd Revised ed., Oxford University Press #9780199578726
Week One - Human Rights Theory Concepts and Discourse
Wednesday - January 18 - Class #1 - Introduction: Global Framework1. Read Alston & Goodman, pp. 3-57. 1. Be prepared to discuss the questions on page 57.
Req: Scheindlin, Capra, etal, Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence Cases and Materials, 3rd ed., West #9781634592246
Please read the following:
Chapter 1, pages 51-77 - Organizing Law Firms, Litigation Planning (Reviewing Mock Cases), Engagement Letters.
Chapter 2, pages 77-96 - Preservation of Electronic Information.
This course is cross-listed with CBA.
Req: Dukeminier, Wills, Trusts and Estates, 9th ed., Aspen #9781454824572
Please read pps. 385-413 (to Trust Property).
Req: Bridges, Schiess, Writing for Litigation, 2011 ed., Wolters Kluwer #9781454802730
Req: Cohen, Legal Drafting Workbook (will be available on Springboard)
1. Read Workbook pp. 2-7 (Course Overview, Syllabus, & Due Dates)2. Review Edited Contract (Workbook pp. 27-40)
Req: Murray, Basic Trial Advocacy, Aspen Publishers, #9780735506213
For the first class, please read:
Chapter 2: The Task of the Trial Lawyer, pages 7-18Chapter 4: Developing a Fact Theory of the Case, pages 53-66Chapter 5: Courtroom Conduct and Manners, pages 67-96Chapter 6: Opening Statement, pages 97-105
Req: Furrow, et al, Health Law: Cases and Materials, 7th ed., West #9780314265098Req: Furrow, et al, Health Law: Cases and Materials Supplement, 2016 ed., West #9780314265098
Students will receive the first assignment via email.
Req: Furrow et al, Health Law: Cases, Materials and Problems, 7th ed., West #9780314265098Req: Furrow et al, Health Law: Cases, Materials and Problems Supplement, 2016 ed., West #9780314265098
Req: No book required - Electronic materials provided on Springboard
Please check the Springboard page for the Honors Seminar class for your first assignment. All assignments for the class will be provided electronically and posted on Springboard several weeks in advance of the scheduled date.
Req: Beebe, et al, Merges, Trademarks, Unfair Competition & Business Torts, 2nd ed., Wolters Kluwer #9781454869528
Please read pages 1-21 in casebook.
Req: Cohen,et al, Copyright In A Global Information Economy, 4th ed., Aspen Publishers #9781454852018Req: The Copyright Act of 1976 (as amended). This will be available on Springboard for you to download. Req: Additional assigned readings and course materials will be posted to Springboard
Read pps. 3-5 in casebook.Skim pp. 6-46 in casebook.
Req: Chow & Lee, International Intellectual Property: Problems, Cases and Materials, 2nd ed., Thomson/West #9780314207623Req: Chow & Lee, International Intellectual Property Supplement, 2nd ed., Thomson/West #9780314284792Req: Chow & Lee, International Intellectual Property Online Digital Supplement, 2nd ed., Thomson/West (available online via West)
Please read pp. 1-16 in Chow & Lee casebook.
Req: No casebook required
No first assignment
No 1st assignment