THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
School of Law

Summer Semester 2017
Course, Casebook, and Assignment Listing Classes begin May 22, 2017

9200:608-481 Sahl,John Evidence
Casebook(s):

Req: Friedland, Sahl, Evidence Problems & Materials, 5th ed., 2015 Carolina Academic Press #9781632833921
Req: Weinstein, et al, Rules, Statute and Case Supplement, most recent edition, University Casebook Series, Foundation
Press

Assignment:
  1. Introduction: Read Making The Record & Text Ch.1 (pp. 1-18)
    Skim entire FRE
    Problems 1-1, 1-2, 1-3
    Text Ch. 2 (pp. 19-38)
    FRE 101-106
    Problems 2-3, 2-5

2. Relevance
Text §3.01, 3.02 (pp. 40-53)
FRE 401-402
Problems 3-1, 3-2, 3-4, 3-9
Relevance, continued conditional relevance
Text §3.03, 3.05, 3.06, 3.07 (pp. 53-55, 58-61)
FRE 401-402
Problems 3-12, 3-13, 3-19, 3-20

3. Relevant but Inadmissible Evidence (Unfair prejudice)
Text §4.01-4.06, 4.07, 4.08 (pp. 64-88, 83-95)
FRE 403
Problems 4-6, 4-7, 4-10, 4-12, 4-15, 4-16
Character Evidence: Introduction and Propensity
Text §5.01, 5.02, 5.03 (pp. 93-103)
FRE 404-405
Problems 5-5, 5-10, 5-11, 5-17


9200:619-801 Fuller LARW I
Casebook(s):

Req: Neumann and Tiscone, Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing, 7th ed., Wolters Kluwer #9781454826972
Req: The Bluebook: A Uniform Systems of Citation, 20th ed., Harvard Law Review, #9780692400197

Assignment:

Dean Fuller will email the first assignment to the students who are enrolled in this course.


9200:626-481 Lavoie BBA
Casebook(s):

Req: Klein, Ramseyer and Bainbridge, Agency, Partnerships and Limited Liability Entities, 3rd ed., 2011, Foundation Press
#9781599414973

Assignment:

Sign up for TWEN course and read the syllabus. Prepare Assignment #1 on the syllabus.


9200:627-481 Lavoie Payment Systems
Casebook(s):

Req: Warren & Walt, Commercial Law, 9th ed., West Law #9781609303396
Req: Warren & Walt, Commercial Law Selected Statutes, 2016-17, #9781634607179
Req: Clicker or Response software

Assignment:

Sign up for TWEN course and read the syllabus. Register your clicker/responseware BEFORE THE FIRST CLASS on the TWEN site.

Prepare textbook pages 643-669.


9200:640-481 Dessin Individual Taxation
Casebook(s):

Req: Burke, Friel, Taxation of Individual Income, 11th ed., LexisNexis, #9781632824431

Assignment:

For the first week, read Chapters 1 and 2 and prepare answers to the problems.


9200:642-401 Thomas,Tracy ADR
Casebook(s):

Req: Riskin, Dispute Resolutions & Lawyers (abridged, paperwork version), 5th ed., American Casebook Series
#9780314285898
Req: Fisher & Ury, Getting to Yes, 2011 ed., Penguin Books #9781101539545

Assignment:

For the first class:

Read in Riskin, Dispute Resolutions & Lawyers:
- Overview: pp. 1, 6-23, 38-39, 495-520, 527-546, 556-566

Read in Fisher & Ury, Getting to Yes:
-
Please read the book in its entirety before the first day of class.

Review Thomas Powerpoint "ADR Overview" (on Springboard)

Assignment: Erin Brockovich (on Springboard)

**NOTE:

Due to the condensed nature of the ADR intersession course, there are reading assignments required in advance of the first class meeting that are a little more than you otherwise might expect for a first day.


9200:669-481 Dessin UCC - Sales
Casebook(s):

Req: Subscribe to ChartaCourse - Sales

Assignment:

TBA


9200:684-501 Cravens Sem: Cross Border Practice
Casebook(s):

Req: Koh, Transnational Litigation in United States Courts, 2008, Foundation Press #9781587787355

Assignment:

TBA


9200:685-481 Newman Wills, Trusts and Estates
Casebook(s):

Req: Dukeminier, Wills, Trusts and Estates, 9th ed., Wolters Kluwer #9781454824572

Assignment:

Professor Newman will email the 1st assignment to students.


9200:687-481 Strong Expert Evidence
Casebook(s):

Req: Conley, Moriarty, Scientific & Expert Evidence, 2nd ed., Aspen #9780735594463

Assignment:

Read Chapter 1 in casebook "Introduction to Science and the Legal Process", pp. 1-26.


9200:688-481 Cohen Legal Drafting
Casebook(s):

Req: Cohen, Legal Drafting Workbook** (Will be available on Springboard)

Assignment:

First Class Assignment:

a. Read Workbook pp. 2-7 (Course Overview, Syllabus & Due Dates)
Review Edited Contract (Workbook pp. 37-40)


9200:884-801 Hornickel Sem: European Patent Law
Casebook(s):

Req: No book for this course*

Assignment:

TBA

**NOTE:

*Students will be using content from the European Patent Office website.


9200:906-501 Cravens Global Issues in Tort Law
Casebook(s):

Req: Davies & Hayden, Global Issues in Tort Law, 2008 ed., Thomson West #9780314167590

Assignment:

TBA


9200:907-501 Wilson International Contracting Strategies
Casebook(s):

Req: Shippey, A Short Course in International Contracts, 4th ed., 2011, World Trade Press #9781607800538

Assignment:

TBA

**NOTE:

Electronic version can be purchased at:

http://store.worldtradepress.com/eBook_Short_Course_International_Contracts_4th.php


9200:908-501 MacArthur International Commercial Arbitration
Casebook(s):

Req: Born, International Arbitration: Law and Practice, 2015 ed., Wolters Kluwer #9789041166371

Assignment:

TBA