First Readings

First Readings

Fall 2016

This may not be an exclusive listing of all faculty members' first assignment and class meeting notices; some may post these notices directly on the bulletin board outside of Room 137 only. If you do not see a class that you are interested in listed below, it may be necessary to check the bulletin board for initial class assignments and meeting notices.

Index by Instructor

Baker/Conroy
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 1 & 2
Black
Civil Rights Seminar (LAWS 737) Section 001
Evidence (LAWS 671) Section 002
Boyd
Food Law Seminar (LAWS 698) Section 001
Torts (LAWS 529) Section 001
Brown
Constitutional Issues in Public Education (LAWS 726) Section 001
Women & the Law (LAWS 803) Section 001
Burkhard
Business Associations (LAWS 609) Section 001
Crocker
Criminal Procedure (LAWS 547) Section 001
Free Speech & Democracy (LAWS 564) Section 001
Dalzell/Glenn
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 3 & 4
Davis
Partnership Tax & LLC (LAWS 637) Section 001
Tax Policy (LAWS 638) Section 001
Eagle
Coastal Law (LAWS 568) Section 001
Water Law (LAWS 747) Section 001
Eichhorn
Advanced Civil Procedure (LAWS 558) Section 001
Advanced Legal Writing (LAWS 540) Section 001
Eisenberg
Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiation (LAWS 771) Section 001
Fox
Torts (LAWS 529) Section 003
Gupta-Kagan
Juvenile Justice Clinic (LAWS 772) Section 001
Haeberle
Business Associations (LAWS 609) Section 002
Hagins
Trial Advocacy (LAWS 679) Section 002
Handel
Income Tax (LAWS 633) Section 001
Jedziniak
Insurance (LAWS 695) Section 001
Killough/Lipscomb
Patent Law (LAWS 722) Section 001
Kuo
Conflict of Laws (LAWS 763) Section 001
Criminal Law (LAWS 524) Section 002
Lacy, P.
Sales (LAWS 732) Section 001
Secured Transactions (LAWS 615) Section 001
Leonardi/Melton
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 9 & 10
Leventis/Alford
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 002
Linnan
International Environment Law (LAWS 666) Section 001
International Trade Law (LAWS 665) Section 001
Means
Liberty Seminar (LAWS 668) Section 001
Medlin
Fiduciary Administration (LAWS 647) Section 001
Wills, Trusts & Estates (LAWS 641) Section 001
Montgomery
Introduction to the Legal Profession (LAWS 500) Section 001
Nelson
Race, Class & Education (LAWS 845) Section 001
Patterson
Parents, Children & the Law (LAWS 631) Section 001
Poverty Law & Policy (LAWS 770) Section 001
Said
Criminal Law (LAWS 524) Section 003
Immigration Law (LAWS 627) Section 001
Samuels
Transnational Law (LAWS 784) Section 001
Seiner
Individual Employment Law (LAWS 630) Section 001
Principles of Labor Law (LAWS 626) Section 001
Shedd
Fourth Circuit Practice (LAWS 687) Section 001
Smith
Torts (LAWS 529) Section 002
Transportation Law (LAWS 760) Section 001
Snow
Copyright Law (LAWS 723) Section 001
Intellectual Property (LAWS 724) Section 001
Stravitz
Complex Civil Litigation (LAWS 710) Section 001
Federal Courts (LAWS 659) Section 001
Suski
Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiation (LAWS 771) Section 002
Virzi/Maxwell
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 7 & 8
Zug
Family Law (LAWS 759) Section 001
Immigration & Family Law Skills Workshop (LAWS 628) Section 001


Advanced Civil Procedure (LAWS 558) Section 001
Instructor Names: Eichhorn
See notes
Advanced Legal Writing (LAWS 540) Section 001
Instructor Names: Eichhorn
See notes
Business Associations (LAWS 609) Section 001
Instructor Names: Burkhard
Textbooks: Epstein, Freer, Roberts, & Shepherd — Business Associations — 4th edition
Statutory Supplement (Burkhard)
Thursday: Please read pages 1–23 in the first chapter.
Notes: In the text in Chapter # 1 there are a number of citations to the Model Business Corporation Act (cited as "MBCA"). We have adopted this in South Carolina and you are to read and apply the South Carolina statute to each of the problems in Chapter # 1 which cited to the MBCA. The statutes are in your supplement. It is very easy to convert the MBCA section number to the parallel South Carolina statute. For example, on page 13 there is a reference to MBCA § 16.01(b). This is simply S.C. Code § 33-16-101(b). All of the corporate statutes start with "33" and then add the MBCA number.
Note. The text often also refers to Delaware and New York statutes. We will generally not pay any attention to these.
Bring your statutory supplement to class.
In Chapter # 2 of the text there are references to both the Restatement (Second) of Agency, and the Restatement (Third) of Agency. You have the Restatement Third in your supplement, and you will need to refer and study the applicable Restatement (Third) provisions mentioned in the text. From page 31 through 44, apply the appropriate Restatement (Third) of Agency sections which are noted in the text.
Business Associations (LAWS 609) Section 002
Instructor Names: Haeberle
Notes: "I have emailed the students about the first day of class. If you have not received an email from me, then you are not on my class email list. If that is the case, please email me at haeberle@law.sc.edu so I can add you to my list and catch up on the one or more email you have not yet received."
Civil Rights Seminar (LAWS 737) Section 001
Instructor Names: Black
See notes
Coastal Law (LAWS 568) Section 001
Instructor Names: Eagle
Notes: pp. 1–33
Complex Civil Litigation (LAWS 710) Section 001
Instructor Names: Stravitz
See notes
Conflict of Laws (LAWS 763) Section 001
Instructor Names: Kuo
See notes
Constitutional Issues in Public Education (LAWS 726) Section 001
Instructor Names: Brown
See notes
Copyright Law (LAWS 723) Section 001
Instructor Names: Snow
Notes: Read Chapter 1 (pages 1–9) in the casebook, Foundations in Copyright Law (2016) by Ned Snow.
These select pages are posted to TWEN. If you have not received an email from Professor Snow about purchasing the book, please email him: snow@sc.edu.
Criminal Law (LAWS 524) Section 002
Instructor Names: Kuo
See notes
Criminal Law (LAWS 524) Section 003
Instructor Names: Said
Notes: P. 14–29 of the textbook, Joshua Dressler, Cases and Materials on Criminal Law (5th ed. 2010).
Criminal Procedure (LAWS 547) Section 001
Instructor Names: Crocker
Notes: Please read: U.S. Constitution Amendments IV, V, VI, and XIV (can be found in the Casebook, p 1035). Please review / skim the casebook materials from pp. 2–26, and read the short excerpts on pp. 26–28, p. 30, and pp. 33–39.
Evidence (LAWS 671) Section 002
Instructor Names: Black
See notes
Family Law (LAWS 759) Section 001
Instructor Names: Zug
See notes
Federal Courts (LAWS 659) Section 001
Instructor Names: Stravitz
See notes
Fiduciary Administration (LAWS 647) Section 001
Instructor Names: Medlin
See notes
Food Law Seminar (LAWS 698) Section 001
Instructor Names: Boyd
See notes
Fourth Circuit Practice (LAWS 687) Section 001
Instructor Names: Shedd
See notes
Free Speech & Democracy (LAWS 564) Section 001
Instructor Names: Crocker
Notes: Casebook pp. 3–12 (Shenck v. U.S. and Debs v. U.S.); Lochner v. New York (found on the Course's Twen page).
Immigration & Family Law Skills Workshop (LAWS 628) Section 001
Instructor Names: Zug
Notes: Class 1: Citizenship by birth
  • 1–45
  • TWEN: Jeffry Toobin, Should I Use the Term Illegal Immigrant, The New Yorker
Immigration Law (LAWS 627) Section 001
Instructor Names: Said
Notes: P. 1–24 & xiii–xvi of the textbook, Stephen H. Legomsky & Cristina M. Rodriguez, Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy (6th Edition 2015).
Income Tax (LAWS 633) Section 001
Instructor Names: Handel
Textbooks: See attached pdf file
Monday: See attached pdf file
See notes
Individual Employment Law (LAWS 630) Section 001
Instructor Names: Seiner
Notes: Textbook Reading: Introduction pp. 3–11.
Insurance (LAWS 695) Section 001
Instructor Names: Jedziniak
See notes
Intellectual Property (LAWS 724) Section 001
Instructor Names: Snow
Notes: Read Chapter 1 (pages 1–10) in the casebook, Principles of Intellectual Property (2016) by Ned Snow.
These select pages are posted to TWEN. If you have not received an email from Professor Snow about purchasing the book, please email him: snow@sc.edu.
International Environment Law (LAWS 666) Section 001
Instructor Names: Linnan
See notes
International Trade Law (LAWS 665) Section 001
Instructor Names: Linnan
See notes
Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiation (LAWS 771) Section 001
Instructor Names: Eisenberg
See notes
Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiation (LAWS 771) Section 002
Instructor Names: Suski
See notes
Introduction to the Legal Profession (LAWS 500) Section 001
Instructor Names: Montgomery
Tuesday: Assignment for Tues, Aug 23 —
Read Report on the Future of Legal Services, available at http://abafuturesreport.com/#1.
Juvenile Justice Clinic (LAWS 772) Section 001
Instructor Names: Gupta-Kagan
Textbooks: n/a
Thursday: Please sign up for the course's TWEN page and read the syllabus which is posted there. An assignment for class on 8/18 will also be posted on the TWEN website by 8/15. Please consult the email I have sent you about Clinic orientation on Aug. 16.
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 1 & 2
Instructor Names: Baker/Conroy
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 3 & 4
Instructor Names: Dalzell/Glenn
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 9 & 10
Instructor Names: Leonardi/Melton
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 5 & 6
Instructor Names: Leventis & Alford
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 7 & 8
Instructor Names: Virzi/Maxwell
See notes
Liberty Seminar (LAWS 668) Section 001
Instructor Names: Means
Notes: (1) Pericles, "Funeral Oration", in Political Philosophy: The Essential Texts (Steven M. Cahn, ed., 3d ed.), pages 1087–91.
(2) Thoreau, On Civil Disobedience (available at http://thoreau.eserver.org/civil.html).
Parents, Children & the Law (LAWS 631) Section 001
Instructor Names: Patterson
Notes: Pages 211–217 in the Abrams & Ramsey text.
Partnership Tax & LLC (LAWS 637) Section 001
Instructor Names: Davis
See notes
Patent Law (LAWS 722) Section 001
Instructor Names: Killough/Lipscomb
See notes
Poverty Law & Policy (LAWS 770) Section 001
Instructor Names: Patterson
Notes: Pages 1–22 in the course materials.
Principles of Labor Law (LAWS 626) Section 001
Instructor Names: Seiner
Notes: Introduction to the NLRA; Textbook Reading: pp. 101–117, 190–193.
Race, Class & Education (LAWS 845) Section 001
Instructor Names: Nelson
See notes
Sales (LAWS 732) Section 001
Instructor Names: Lacy, P.
Notes: Benfield & Greenfield, Sales: Cases and Materials (7th ed. 2015) pages 1–10.
Secured Transactions (LAWS 615) Section 001
Instructor Names: P. Lacy
See notes
Tax Policy (LAWS 638) Section 001
Instructor Names: Davis
Notes: Welcome to Tax Policy! For our first class, please review the syllabus, the New York Times article posted on TWEN and § 25A of the Internal Revenue Code, paying particular attention to (b)(1)(D). Looking forward to beginning the course next week!
Torts (LAWS 529) Section 001
Instructor Names: Boyd
See notes
Torts (LAWS 529) Section 002
Instructor Names: Smith
See notes
Torts (LAWS 529) Section 003
Instructor Names: Fox
Textbooks: All assignments are in the Prosser casebook, 13th edition.
Thursday: August 18, read pages 1–15.
Friday: August 19, read pages 17–31.
Notes: You will be expected to look up the meaning of any word or term that you do not understand.
Transnational Law (LAWS 784) Section 001
Instructor Names: Samuels
Notes: For our first class, please read pp. 1–25 in the casebook, which is available in the Law School Bookstore. Be prepared to discuss the questions on pages 1 and 5 in detail and to discuss the themes covered in the remainder of the assignment.
Transportation Law (LAWS 760) Section 001
Instructor Names: Smith
See notes
Trial Advocacy (LAWS 679) Section 002
Instructor Names: Hagins
Notes: Read chapters 1 & 2 of Mauet and prepare to discuss in class.
Water Law (LAWS 747) Section 001
Instructor Names: Eagle
Notes: pp. 1–27
Wills, Trusts & Estates (LAWS 641) Section 001
Instructor Names: Medlin
See notes
Women & the Law (LAWS 803) Section 001
Instructor Names: Brown
See notes