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
Baker & Conroy
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 001
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 002
Black
Constitutional Law (LAWS 523) Section 003
Education Law & Policy (LAWS 766) Section 001
Boyle
Estate & Gift Tax (LAWS 649) Section 001
Wills, Trusts & Estates (LAWS 641) Section 001
Brown
Constitutional Law (LAWS 523) Section 002
Religion & the Constitution (LAWS 823) Section 001
Burkhard
Agency, Partnership & LLC (LAWS 611) Section 001
Property (LAWS 509) Section 001
Cherry
Nonprofit Organizations (LAWS 717) Section 001
Crocker
The Constitution & National Security (LAWS 601) Section 001
Constitutional Law (LAWS 523) Section 001
Dalzell & Glenn
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 003
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 004
Duncan
Bankruptcy (LAWS 644) Section 001
Eichhorn
Advanced Legal Analysis (LAWS 542) Section 001
Civil Procedure (LAWS 544) Section 001
Eisenberg
Sustainable Development Clinic (LAWS 742) Section 001
Gupta-Kagan
Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation (LAWS 771) Section 001
Juvenile Justice (LAWS 797) Section 001
Hubbard
Land Use Planning (LAWS 651) Section 001
Law, Society & Justice (LAWS 768B) Section 001
Jedziniak
Topics in Insurance Law (LAWS 688) Section 001
Kuo
Criminal Procedure (LAWS 547) Section 001
Law & Social Justice Seminar (LAWS 841) Section 001
Lacy
Secured Transactions (LAWS 615) Section 001
Leonardi & Melton
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 009
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 010
Leventis & Alford
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 005
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 006
Linnan
International Business Transactions (LAWS 614) Section 001
Project Finance (LAWS 602) Section 001
Manning
Business Torts (LAWS 807) Section 001
McWilliams
English Legal History (LAWS 790) Section 001
Mergers & Acquisitions (LAWS 774) Section 001
Means
Business Associations (LAWS 609) Section 001
Family Business Law (LAWS 603) Section 001
Milligan & Ross
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 011
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 012
Nelson
Consumer Law (LAWS 618) Section 001
Sales (LAWS 732) Section 001
Patterson
Legislation (LAWS 729A) Section 001
Voting Rights and Representation (LAWS 740) Section 001
Polavarapu
Rule of Law Seminar (LAWS 815) Section 001
Said
Counterterrorism (LAWS 858) Section 001
Criminal Procedure (LAWS 547) Section 002
Samuels
Civil Procedure (LAWS 544) Section 003
Seiner
ADR in Employment Law (LAWS 811) Section 001
Employment Discrimination (LAWS 624) Section 001
Smith
Products Liability (LAWS 690) 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
Virzi & Maxwell
Legal Research, Analysis, & Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 007
Legal Research, Analysis, & Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 008
Welton
Climate Change Seminar (LAWS 734) Section 001
Environmental Law & Policy (LAWS 731) Section 001
Williams
Family Law (LAWS 759) Section 001
Zug
Advanced Family Law (LAWS 701) Section 001
Federal Indian Law (LAWS 838) Section 001


ADR in Employment Law (LAWS 811) Section 001
Instructor Names: Seiner
Notes: Course Introduction, Reading: pp. 19–32, 921–22.
Advanced Family Law (LAWS 701) Section 001
Instructor Names: Zug
See notes
Advanced Legal Analysis (LAWS 542) Section 001
Instructor Names: Eichhorn
See notes
Agency, Partnership & LLC (LAWS 611) Section 001
Instructor Names: Burkhard
Notes: Read the first chapter of the course materials that may be acquired from the law school bookstore on the first floor.
(They need the "new edition" of the materials as I have significantly changed what I used last year.)
Bankruptcy (LAWS 644) Section 001
Instructor Names: Duncan
See notes
Business Associations (LAWS 609) Section 001
Instructor Names: Means
Notes: No reading assignment for the first class. Please note that our first class will be on Monday and that there is no class this Friday. The syllabus for the course is on TWEN.
Business Torts (LAWS 807) Section 001
Instructor Names: Manning
See notes
Caretaking, the Family and the Law (LAWS 834) Section 001
Instructor Names: Suski
See notes
Civil Procedure (LAWS 544) Section 001
Instructor Names: Eichhorn
See notes
Civil Procedure (LAWS 544) Section 003
Instructor Names: Samuels
See notes
Climate Change Seminar (LAWS 734) Section 001
Instructor Names: Welton
See notes
The Constitution & National Security (LAWS 601) Section 001
Instructor Names: Crocker
Wednesday: For our first class, which will meet on Wednesday, January 11, please read: Casebook pp. 3–43.
Constitutional Law (LAWS 523) Section 001
Instructor Names: Crocker
Monday: The first day of class will be Monday, Jan. 9.
Please read: U.S. Constitution, Casebook pp. 1–15; Background pp. 17–29.
Constitutional Law (LAWS 523) Section 002
Instructor Names: Brown
See notes
Constitutional Law (LAWS 523) Section 003
Instructor Names: Black
See notes
Consumer Law (LAWS 618) Section 001
Instructor Names: Nelson
See notes
Counterterrorism (LAWS 858) Section 001
Instructor Names: Said
Wednesday:
Criminal Procedure (LAWS 547) Section 001
Instructor Names: Kuo
See notes
Criminal Procedure (LAWS 547) Section 002
Instructor Names: Said
Tuesday: First class Tuesday, January 10, p. 1–25 of Comprehensive Criminal Procedure (4th ed.), Allen, Stuntz, et. al.
Education Law & Policy (LAWS 766) Section 001
Instructor Names: Black
Notes: Casebook: Derek Black, Education Law: Equity, Fairness, and Reform (2d ed. 2016)
First Assignment: pages 1–16
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.
Environmental Law & Policy (LAWS 731) Section 001
Instructor Names: Welton
See notes
Estate & Gift Tax (LAWS 649) Section 001
Instructor Names: Boyle
Notes:
  • Sign up for TWEN
  • Download all materials posted on TWEN
  • Bring your copy of the text to the first class
  • Come to the first class
Family Business Law (LAWS 603) Section 001
Instructor Names: Means
Notes: The first reading assignment has been posted to "course materials" on the class TWEN page. The syllabus for the course is also on TWEN.
Family Law (LAWS 759) Section 001
Instructor Names: Williams
See notes
Federal Indian Law (LAWS 838) Section 001
Instructor Names: Zug
See notes
International Business Transactions (LAWS 614) Section 001
Instructor Names: Linnan
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
Land Use Planning (LAWS 651) Section 001
Instructor Names: Hubbard
See notes
Law & Social Justice Seminar (LAWS 841) Section 001
Instructor Names: Kuo
Notes: Assignment 1. Please read Enrique's Journey, by Sonia Nazario. This is our longest assignment, but it should be an easy and interesting read. In class, we will watch "Which Way Home," a documentary film that follows unaccompanied child migrants on their journey through Mexico to the United States.
Law, Society & Justice (LAWS 768B) Section 001
Instructor Names: Hubbard
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 001
Instructor Names: Baker & Conroy
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 002
Instructor Names: Baker & Conroy
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 003
Instructor Names: Dalzell & Glenn
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 004
Instructor Names: Dalzell & Glenn
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 005
Instructor Names: Leventis & Alford
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 006
Instructor Names: Leventis & Alford
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis, & Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 007
Instructor Names: Virzi & Maxwell
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis, & Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 008
Instructor Names: Virzi & Maxwell
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 009
Instructor Names: Leonardi & Melton
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 010
Instructor Names: Leonardi & Melton
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 011
Instructor Names: Milligan & Ross
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 012
Instructor Names: Milligan & Ross
See notes
Legislation (LAWS 729A) Section 001
Instructor Names: Patterson
Notes: The first two classes will examine the legislative process. The assignment, which we will cover on Thursday, January 5, and Monday, January 9, is: Eckridge et al text, pages 1–21 and 53–55.
Mergers & Acquisitions (LAWS 774) Section 001
Instructor Names: McWilliams
Notes: No First Class Assignment.
Nonprofit Organizations (LAWS 717) Section 001
Instructor Names: Cherry
See notes
Problems in Professional Responsibility (LAWS 554) Section 001
Instructor Names: Adams
See notes
Products Liability (LAWS 690) Section 001
Instructor Names: Smith
Notes: Please read Chapter of the of casebook.
Project Finance (LAWS 602) Section 001
Instructor Names: Linnan
See notes
Property (LAWS 509) Section 001
Instructor Names: Burkhard
See notes
Religion & the Constitution (LAWS 823) Section 001
Instructor Names: Brown
Notes: Please sign up for the course TWEN page, which should be up on December 23, 2016. Assigned reading for first class will be posted on TWEN Course Materials page.
Religious Legal Systems: Jewish Law (LAWS 820) Section 001
Instructor Names: Stravitz
See notes
Rule of Law Seminar (LAWS 815) Section 001
Instructor Names: Polavarapu
See notes
Sales (LAWS 732) Section 001
Instructor Names: Nelson
Notes: The first class will meet on Monday, January 9, 2017.
Class will not meet on Wed, Jan 4, or Thurs, Jan 5, due to Professor Nelson's attendance at a conference.
The assignment is as follows:
SKIM PP. 1–7; READ PP. 8–39
Secured Transactions (LAWS 615) Section 001
Instructor Names: Lacy
See notes
Sustainable Development Clinic (LAWS 742) Section 001
Instructor Names: Eisenberg
See notes
Topics in Insurance Law (LAWS 688) Section 001
Instructor Names: Jedziniak
See notes
Voting Rights and Representation (LAWS 740) Section 001
Instructor Names: Patterson
Notes: The first class will address Democracy and Republicanism in American Government. The assignment is: Gardner & Charles text, pages 38–43 and 47–63. It is also recommended that students review the background readings on democracy on pages 1–26.
Wills, Trusts & Estates (LAWS 641) Section 001
Instructor Names: Boyle
Notes:
  • Sign up for TWEN
  • Download all materials posted on TWEN
  • Bring your copy of the text to the first class
  • Come to the first class