First Readings

First Readings

Spring 2017

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

Adams
Problems in Professional Responsibility (LAWS 554) Section 001
Burkhard
Property (LAWS 509) Section 001
Gupta-Kagan
Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation (LAWS 771) Section 001
Juvenile Justice (LAWS 797) Section 001
McWilliams
English Legal History (LAWS 790) Section 001
Mergers & Acquisitions (LAWS 774) Section 001
Seiner
ADR in Employment Law (LAWS 811) Section 001
Employment Discrimination (LAWS 624) Section 001
Stravitz
Religious Legal Systems: Jewish Law (LAWS 820) Section 001
Suski
Caretaking, the Family and the Law (LAWS 834) Section 001
Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiation (LAWS 771) Section 003
Williams
Family Law (LAWS 759) Section 001


ADR in Employment Law (LAWS 811) Section 001
Instructor Names: Seiner
Notes: Course Introduction, Reading: pp. 19–32, 921–22.
Caretaking, the Family and the Law (LAWS 834) Section 001
Instructor Names: Suski
See notes
Employment Discrimination (LAWS 624) Section 001
Instructor Names: Seiner
Notes: The Problem of Employment Discrimination and Statutory Overview, Textbook pp. 1–12.
English Legal History (LAWS 790) Section 001
Instructor Names: McWilliams
Notes: No First Class Assignment.
Family Law (LAWS 759) Section 001
Instructor Names: Williams
See notes
Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation (LAWS 771) Section 001
Instructor Names: Gupta-Kagan
Textbooks:
  • Stefan Krieger and Richard Neumann, Essential Lawyering Skills (Aspen, 5th ed., 2015)
  • Roger Fisher and William Ury, Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In (3d ed. 2011)
Both textbooks are available in the bookstore and are on reserve in the library.
Thursday: Please sign up for the class's TWEN site. Please review the syllabus, which is posted on the TWEN site. Please read:
  • Krieger & Neumann, Chapters 2–3, Section 4.5, and Chapter 5
  • Cagle, Critique is Critical (especially the section entitled "Guide for students"), posted on TWEN.
Finally, I note one exciting development related to the subject matter of this course (but not formally connected to the course): the law school is for the first time sponsoring a Client Counseling Competition on Jan. 7–8. (The top two teams can compete in a regional, ad after that, national competition sponsored by the ABA.) I encourage students to explore this option. For students interested in this opportunity, there is a mandatory meeting on Thursday, Jan. 5, from 12:40–1:30, in room 334.
Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiation (LAWS 771) Section 003
Instructor Names: Suski
See notes
Juvenile Justice (LAWS 797) Section 001
Instructor Names: Gupta-Kagan
Textbooks: Barry Feld, Cases and Materials on Juvenile Justice Administration, 4th Ed. (2013). The bookstore will sell the portions of the casebook assigned for class at a somewhat reduced price. The library has a copy of the text on reserve.
Wednesday: Please register for the course's TWEN page. Please review the syllabus, which you will find on the TWEN page. In the casebook, please read:
  • pages 2–4
  • Illinois Juvenile court Act of 1899, section 9 (on page 6)
  • pages 8–13
  • pages 63–65
Mergers & Acquisitions (LAWS 774) Section 001
Instructor Names: McWilliams
Notes: No First Class Assignment.
Problems in Professional Responsibility (LAWS 554) Section 001
Instructor Names: Adams
See notes
Property (LAWS 509) Section 001
Instructor Names: Burkhard
See notes
Religious Legal Systems: Jewish Law (LAWS 820) Section 001
Instructor Names: Stravitz
See notes