Course, Casebooks, and Assignments

THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
School of Law

Fall Semester 2013
Course, Casebook, and Assignment Listing Classes begin August 19, 2013

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

Req: Couglin, Rocklin, et al, A Lawyer Writes, A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis, 2nd ed., Carolina
Academic Press #9781611633979
Req: Hall, Sampson, Ohio Legal Research, 2009 ed., Carolina Academic Press #9781594604010
Req: Dickerson, The ALWD Citation Manual, 4th ed., Aspen Publishing #9780735589308

Assignment:

Please read the following:

  • A Lawyer Writes (LW) Ch. 1, 3 (Reading Judicial Opinions pg. 43-56 only), and Chapter 6
  • Gatto v. Publix Supermarket (posted on Springboard)
    Please answer the questions that correspond to Gatto (posted on Springboard by August 20th)
  • 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 author identify?
  • Course Overview (posted on Springboard by August 23)
  • Course Syllabus (posted on Springboard by August 23)

9200:620-801 Morath LARW II
Casebook(s):

Req: The Board of Student Advisors Harvard Law School, Introduction to Advocacy: Research, Writing and
Argument
, 7th ed., Foundation Press 9781587784194
Req: Couglin, Rocklin, et al, A Lawyer Writes, A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis, 2nd ed., Carolina
Academic Press, 9781611633979
Req: Dickerson, The ALWD Citation Manual, 4th ed., Aspen Publishing, 9780735589308

Assignment:

Please read:
Materials for Appellate Problem posted on Springboard (posted after August 20th)
Two versions of the same story: Safford v. Redding (on Springboard - posted after August 20th)
After reading both versions, consider the following:
Who or what is the focus version one?
Who or what is the focus version two?
How is the school a sympathetic party?
How is the student a sympathetic party?
What is the theme (the overarching, seemingly universal plight that the story is about) of each
statement of the case?
How are the statement of the case for each different? Consider what facts are emphasized or omitted
in each version.
Which statement of the case did you find more persuasive? Why?


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