THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
School of Law

Fall Semester 2014
Course, Casebook, and Assignment Listing Classes begin August 18, 2014

9200:601-001 Anderson Civil Procedure I
Casebook(s):

Req: Yeazell, Civil Procedure, 8th ed., Wolters Kluwer - Aspen Casebook Series, 2012
#9781454807100

Assignment:


TBA


9200:601-002 Moritz Civil Procedure I
Casebook(s):

Req: Yeazell, Civil Procedure, 8th ed., Wolters Kluwer - Aspen Casebook Series, 2012,
#9781454807100

Assignment:


First week assignment:

Monday: Read pages 1-12, 60-63, and 279-88.
Wednesday: Read pages 65-76


9200:601-801 Genetin Civil Procedure I
Casebook(s):


Req: Yeazell, Civil Procedure, 8th ed., Wolters Kluwer - Aspen Casebook Series, 2012
#9781454807100 or #9781454819622 (Electronic version)

Assignment:


TBA


9200:611-001 Dessin Contracts
Casebook(s):


Req: Ayers, Studies in Contract Law, 8th ed., West #9781609301170

Assignment:


TBA


9200:611-002 Vacca Contracts
Casebook(s):


Req: Epstein, Markell and Ponoroff, Contracts: Making and Doing Deals, 4th ed., West
Publishing #9780314287045

Req: Farnsworth, et al, Selections for Contracts, 2013 ed., Foundation Press #9781609303617
Req: Clicker

Assignment:


For the first day of class (August 26th), please read CB 12-17, CB 24-31, UCC 2-105(1) (def. of "goods"), UCC 1-103(b), CB 31-36, and think of a contract that you were a party to, or if not party to, have personal knowledge of.

For the second day of class (August 28th), please read R.2d§ 17, CB 41-62.

CB = casebook (Making and Doing Deals: Contracts in Context (4th ed., West 2014) by Epstein, Markell & Ponoroff).
UCC = Uniform Commercial Code (found in Selections for Contracts Foundation Press 2013) by Farnsworth, et al
R.2d = Restatement (Second) of Contracts (also found in Selections for Contracts (Foundation Press 2013) by Farnsworth, et al.


9200:611-801 Gibson Contracts
Casebook(s):


Req: Knapp, Crystal and Prince, Problems in Contract Law, Cases & Materials, 7th ed., Aspen
Publishers #9780735598225
Req: Burton, Eisenberg: Contract Law: Selected Source Materials Annotated, 2014 ed., West
#9781628100617

Assignment:


Read pages 1-43 in Knapp casebook.


9200:616-001 Baumgartner Torts I
Casebook(s):


Req: Prosser, Wade, Schwartz, Torts: Cases and Materials, 12th ed., West, #9781599417042

Assignment:

For the first day of class: Please read pp. 1-4 & 7-16. We will start with an in-class exercise.

For the second day of class: Please read pp. 17-30.

**NOTE:


Please read carefully and make sure you brief the cases.


9200:616-002 Oddi Torts
Casebook(s):


Req: Prosser, Torts, 12th ed., Foundation Press #9781599417042
Rec: A Concise Restatement of Torts, 3rd ed., American Law Institutue #9780314616715
Rec: Dobbs, The Hornbook of the Law of Torts, 2000, West, #9780314211873

Assignment:


TBA


9200:619-001 McBurney LARW I
Casebook(s):

Req: Garner, The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style, 3rd ed., ThomsonWest #9780314289018
Req: Coughlin, et al., A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis, 2nd ed., Carolina
Academic Press #9781611633979
Req: The Blue Book: Uniform System of Citation, 19th ed., 2010, Columbia Law Review,
#9780615361161

Assignment:


TBA


9200:619-002 Morath LARW I
Casebook(s):


Req: Shapo, Walter and Fajans, Writing and Analysis in the Law, 6th ed., West
#9781609302726
Req: Dickerson, ALWD Guide to Legal Citation, 5th ed., Wolters Kluwer #9781454828754

Assignment:

Read: Shapo pages 1-27.

Read: Talking to Students About the Differences Between Undergraduate Writing and Legal Writing by Anne Enquist (posted on Springboard). What differences between undergraduate writing and legal writing does the authority identify?

Watch the first part of the Case Law Research tutorial on the Georgetown Law Library Website (structure of the court system). http://www.law.georgetown.edu/library/research/tutorials/cases/index.cfm

Review Course Overview and Syllabus (posted on Springboard)


9200:619-003 Cohen LARW I
Casebook(s):


Req: Dickerson, The ALWD Guide to Legal Citation, 5th ed., Wolters Kluwer #9781454828754
Req: Legal Writing Workbook (Workbook) (available on Springboard by August 12th)

Assignment:

A. LEGAL WRITING (THURSDAY, 3:15pm - 5:15pm)


For First Class:
1. Read Workbook pp. 3-12 (Course Overview & Syllabus)

Grammar & Composition
1. Read Workbook pp. 16-23 (Writing Guidelines & more)
2. Review Grammar Pre-Class Unit (PowerPoint with audio files, available on Springboard)
3. Complete Editing Exercises #1 (Workbook pp. 26-27)

Research Memorandum Format
1. Read Workbook pp. 32-35 (Research Memorandum Format)

B. LEGAL RESEARCH (Tuesday, 1:10pm - 2:10pm)

Required Texts:
1. Legal Research Workbook (Workbook) (available on Springboard by August 12th)

For First Class:
1. Read Workbook pp. 3-16
*Course Overview;
*Primary & Secondary Authority;
*Search Plans;
*Statutes;
*Legislative History;
*Ohio Revised Code in paper


**NOTE:


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 003. On the course page, select Content. The workbooks are in the Legal Writing and Legal Research modules.


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


Req: Neumann and Simon, Legal Writing, 2nd ed., Aspen #9780735599949
Req: Dickerson, The ALWD Citation Manual, 5th ed., Aspen #9781454828754

Assignment:


Read: Pages 1-52 in Neumann and Simon text.
Read: Part I, "Introductory Material" in the ALWD Citation Manual. Browse the Manual to begin
to gain basic familiarity.

**NOTE:

Professor Strong will email instructions for some additional reading in advance of the 1st class.


9200:619-802 Shaver LARW I
Casebook(s):

Req: Shapo, et al, Writing and Analysis in the Law, 6th ed., Foundation Press
#9781609302726
Req: Hall, et al, Ohio Legal Research, 2009 ed., Carolina Academic Press #9781594604010
Req: Dickerson, The ALWD Citation Manual, 5th ed., Aspen Publishers #9781454828754

Assignment:


Read: Shapo, Ch. 1, pp. 7-27, Ch. 2, pp. 39-61 & 78-83. Skill all Exercises except Exercise 2-I.


9200:622-801 Koosed ACJ
Casebook(s):


Req: Weaver, et al, Criminal Procedure: Cases, Problems and Exercises, 5th ed., West,
#9780314279460
Req: Weaver, et al, Criminal Procedure: Cases, Problems and Exercises, 2014 Supplement,
West

Assignment:


Read pages 1 to 21 in the casebook (5th ed.) and any corresponding material in the Supplement (if the Supplement is available)


9200:626-801 Padfield BBA
Casebook(s):


Req: Klein, Ramseyer and Bainbridge's, Agency, Partnerships, and Limited Liability Entities:
Unincorporated Business Association
, 3rd ed., Foundation Press #9781599414973

Assignment:


TBA


9200:825-001 Gibson Antitrust Law
Casebook(s):


Req: Areeda, Kaplow, and Edlin, Antitrust Analysis, Problem, Text and Cases 7th ed., Aspen
Casebook Series, Wolters Kluwer, #9781454824992

Assignment:


Read pages 113-126


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