First Readings

First Readings

Spring 2015

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
Technology and the Practice of Law (LAWS 693) Section 001
Alford / Leventis
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 005 & 006
Baker / Conroy
Legal Research, Analysis, & Writing II (LAWS 534) Sections 003 & 004
Black
Constitutional Law (LAWS 729A) Section 003
Education Law and Policy (LAWS 766) Section 001
Bobertz, Isgett, Lybrand
Civil Litigation Capstone Course (LAWS 809) Section 001
Boyd
Administrative Law (LAWS 709) Section 001
Food & Drug Law (LAWS 655) Section 001
Boyle
Wills, Trusts & Estates (LAWS 641) Section 001
Brown
Constitutional Law (LAWS 523) Section 002
Religion and the Constitution (LAWS 823) Section 001
Burkhard
Agency, Partnerships, & LLC (LAWS 611) Section 001
Property (LAWS 509) Section 003
Chambliss
New Models for Legal Services Delivery (LAWS 686) Section 001
Davis
Corporate Tax (LAWS 636) Section 001
Income Tax (LAWS 633) Section 001
Dimino
Constitutional Law (LAWS 523) Section 001
First Amendment (LAWS 843) Section 001
Eagle
Property (LAWS 509) Section 002
Eichhorn
Advanced Legal Writing (LAWS 540) Section 001
Civil Procedure (LAWS 544) Section 003
Gupta-Kagan
Juvenile Justice (LAWS 797) Section 001
Hagins
Trial Advocacy (LAWS 679) Section 001
Hubbard
Land Use Planning (LAWS 651) Section 001
Law, Society & Justice (LAWS 768B) Section 001
Leonardi / P. Melton
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing (LAWS 534) Section 001 & 002
Lively
Children and the Courts (LAWS 831) Section 001
Means
Liberty Seminar (LAWS 668) Section 001
Milligan / Parsons
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing (LAWS 534) Sections 007 & 008
Montgomery
Fundamentals of Law Practice and Professionalism (LAWS 560) Section 001
Patterson
Legislation (LAWS 729A) Section 001
Parents, Children & the Law (LAWS 631) Section 001
Polavarapu
Comparative Law (LAWS 780) Section 001
International Human Rights Skills (LAWS 733) Section 001
Pratt
Federal Constitutional Convention (LAWS 835) Section 001
Legal & Equitable Remedies (LAWS 663) Section 001
Raj
Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation (LAWS 771) Section 001
Said
Criminal Procedure (LAWS 547) Section 002
Immigration Law (LAWS 627) Section 001
Samuels
Civil Procedure (LAWS 544) Section 002
Transnational Law (LAWS 784) Section 001
Seiner
ADR in Employment Law (LAWS 811) Section 001
Individual Employment Law (LAWS 630) Section 001
Shedd
Fourth Circuit Practice (LAWS 687) Section 001
Snow
Property (LAWS 509) Section 001
Trademark Law (LAWS 713) Section 001
Stravitz
Civil Procedure (LAWS 544) Section 001
Religious Legal Systems: Jewish Law (LAWS 820) Section 001
Wheeler
Law & Economics (LAWS 608) Section 001
Williamson
Real Estate Transactions II: Commercial (LAWS 653) Section 002
Witherspoon
Trial Advocacy (LAWS 679) Section 003


Administrative Law (LAWS 709) Section 001
Instructor Names: Boyd
Notes: For January 7 and 8, please read and come to class prepared to discuss pages 1–17 and 755–756 (APA § 551) in John M. Rogers, Michael P. Healy, and Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr., Administrative Law (3d ed. 2012).
Advanced Legal Writing (LAWS 540) Section 001
See Texts and First Day Assigment
Agency, Partnerships, & LLC (LAWS 611) Section 001
Instructor Names: Burkhard
Textbooks: Class materials available at the bookstore. Plus a statutory supplement (also available at bookstore). Note — if you have a SC statutory supplement from my corporations class, this will work fine for this class.
Wednesday: First class —
Please read Chapter 1, pages 1–34. However, skip all the notes — you do not need to read these. I will comment on some of the notes. Also please review the S.C. partnership statutes noted on page 1 of the materials.
ADR in Employment Law (LAWS 811) Section 001
Instructor Names: Seiner
Textbooks: ADR in the Workplace (3d ed.) (required) by Cooper, Nolan & Bates
Notes: Course Introduction
Reading: pp. 19–32, 921–922
Class Exercise re Expense Reimbursement
Children and the Courts (LAWS 831) Section 001
Instructor Names: Lively
Textbooks: McCarthy, Patton, & Carr, Juvenile Law and Its Processes: Cases and Materials, 3rd Ed (2005)
Tuesday: January 13, 2015 (WEEK ONE)
Introduction to the child protection system
Text pps. 40–47; 266–280
Notes: Entire syllabus is posted on TWEN.
Civil Litigation Capstone Course (LAWS 809) Section 001
Instructor Names: Bobertz, Isgett, Lybrand
Textbooks: South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure (2014 ed.) — Can be found on SCCourts.org
Thomas A. Mauet, Pretrial, 8th Ed.
Thursday: Thursday, January 8: First Class Meeting — The Case and Client Interviews
Due:
  • Register for this course on TWEN. There is a password, so email the Teacher's Assistant Emily McMillan if you need the password. She can be reached at emilybmcmillan@gmail.com.
  • Once you have enrolled in the TWEN course for this class, find "Course Materials" and look in the file folder for today's class. There, you will find a document that you will need to complete entitled "Information Sheet." Submit this document at noon January 7, the day prior to our first class using the drop box on the class TWEN site. Please also submit a resume on TWEN by noon on January 7.
Assignment:
  • Read Mauet Client Interviews pages 28–37, 53–56. If you do not yet have the book, they are posted on TWEN.
  • Read the Client Intake Materials posted on TWEN as well as the Sample SLED report, and Sample Driving Report. Draft questions you want to ask your client during the interview.
Class:
  • You will accept your firm's offer of employment and receive the file materials.
  • You will be representing one of the parties involved in the incident described in the Client Intake materials. In class we will discuss the materials related to client intake and interviewing clients. You will work with the other associate in your firm to formulate a list of questions to ask your client and then conduct a client interview. You will rely on the facts you gather during this interview to write your assignments in this course.
  • We will talk about keeping the time log.
Civil Procedure (LAWS 544) Section 001
Instructor Names: Stravitz
Textbooks: Materials.
  1. Casebook: J.H. Friedenthal, A.R. Miller, J.E. Sexton & H. Hershkoff Civil Procedure — Cases and Materials (2013 Compact Eleventh Edition for shorter courses).
  2. Rules: 2013–2014 Civil Procedure Supplement by the casebook editors.
  3. Suggested Reference Materials:
    1. Black's Law Dictionary (current edition).
    2. E. Chemerinsky, Federal Jurisdiction (current edition).
    3. Clark, The Law of Code Pleading (2d ed. 1947).
    4. Green, Basic Civil Procedure (2d ed. 1979).
    5. Friedenthal, Kane & Miller's Civil Procedure Hornbook (3d ed. 1999).
    6. James, Hazard & Leubsdorf, Civil Procedure (5th ed. 2001).
    7. Moore's Federal Practice (2d ed. 2000) (multi-volume).
    8. Wright & Kone, Law of Federal Courts (7th ed. 2011).
    9. Wright & Miller, Federal Practice & Procedure (3d ed. 1998) (multi-volume).
    10. Nutshell Series:
      • Kane-Civil Procedure (current ed.);
      • Ehrenzweig-Louisell & Hazard, Jurisdiction: State & Federal (current ed.);
      • Karlen, Procedure Before Trial (current edition); and
      • Casad, Res Judicata (current edition).
    11. *Glannon, Civil Procedure: Examples and Explanations (current edition) (Aspen Law & Business).
    12. Freer, Civil Procedure (Wolters Kluwer current edition).
    13. Teply & Whitten, Civil Procedure (current edition).
    14. Shreve & Raven-Hansen, Understanding Civil Procedure (current edition).
    15. I do not recommend commercial study aids, such as Smith's Gilbert's, Emanuel's and the Black Letter Series, but if you want to use commercial study aids, I have no objection. If they help you, by all means, use them. I do, however, vehemently object to the use of canned briefs, such as "Casenote Legal Briefs." You may not bring canned briefs to class.
Wednesday: January 7, 2015
  • Introduction and Background Casebook pp. 1–34, Personal Jurisdiction, Pennoyer v. Neff, pp. 35–46
Thursday: January 8, 2015
  • Expansion, Casebook pp. 46–49
  • A New Theory, pp. 49–56
  • Specific Jurisdiction & State Long-Arm Laws, 56–61
Civil Procedure (LAWS 544) Section 002
Instructor Names: Samuels
Textbooks: (1) the two-volume coursepack (which will be the primary source of materials for the course and which contains the syllabus and course instructions) and (2) the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 2014 (book published by Foundation Press). DO NOT PURCHASE A USED COPY OF THE COURSEPACK OR AN OLD OR DIFFERENT VERSION OF THE RULES — both the coursepack and the Rules change every year, and we will refer to the Foundation Press version of the Rules.
Wednesday: For our first class, please carefully read the introductory materials in Volume 1 of the coursepack (in particular, the syllabus and course instructions) AND Assignment 1. Do not just skim the introductory materials and syllabus — be familiar with them for our first class. And be ready to jump right in with Assignment 1 — we won't waste any time.
Civil Procedure (LAWS 544) Section 003
Instructor Names: Eichhorn
Textbooks: (1) R. Freer & W. Perdue, Civil Procedure: Cases, Materials and Questions (6th ed. 2012);
(2) Jack H. Friedenthal et al., 2014–15 Civil Procedure Supplement (2014); and
(3) Joseph Glannon, Civil Procedure: Examples & Explanations (7th ed. 2013).
Wednesday: For our first class, please register for the TWEN page for this course and read pages 1–14 in the Freer & Perdue text; pages 615–25 in the Glannon text; and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) 1 and 2 in your supplement. For anyone who may not be able to buy books until financial aid checks are deposited, the readings for the first few days of class are under the "Other Course Materials" tab on the TWEN page.
Notes: Welcome back! I hope you had a good break. I look forward to working with you.
Comparative Law (LAWS 780) Section 001
Instructor Names: Polavarapu
Wednesday: There is no reading assignment for the first class. There will be a course TWEN page which will contain all the assignments.
Constitutional Law (LAWS 729A) Section 003
Instructor Names: Black
Textbooks: Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law (4th ed)
Wednesday: Read pages xli–lvii
Constitutional Law (LAWS 523) Section 001
Instructor Names: Dimino
Textbooks: The required casebook is Daniel A. Farber et al., Cases and Materials on Constitutional Law: Themes for the Constitution's Third Century (Thomson West, 5th ed. 2013), ISBN 978-0-314-27830-2. The 2014 version of the Casebook's annual supplement (ISBN 978-1-628-10092-1) is also required.
You are free to use any study aids you desire, but in the past several of my students have benefited from Erwin Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies (Aspen Law & Business, 4th ed. 2011), ISBN 978-0-7355-9897-3.
Wednesday: Pages 101–111, and 73–84 of the Casebook, as well as pages 1441-1458 (the Constitution itself).
The background material on pages 3–71 provides valuable context for understanding the controversies that have shaped constitutional law. It is optional but highly recommended, especially for students who lack a thorough understanding of American history.
Thursday: Pages 84–101 and 136–180 of the Casebook, plus the Antifidelity article by Michael Klarman (to be distributed). Skip most of the Casebook's excerpt of Democracy and Distrust on pages 161-67. Do read, however, the final two paragraphs of the excerpt on page 167.
Constitutional Law (LAWS 523) Section 002
Instructor Names: Brown
Wednesday: First day assignment will be posted on class TWEN site
Corporate Tax (LAWS 636) Section 001
Instructor Names: Davis
Thursday: Schwarz & Lathrope: Pgs 2–15, 25–37
Articles (posted on Twen):
Wall Street Journal & Avi-Yonah
Problems: None
See notes
Criminal Procedure (LAWS 547) Section 002
Instructor Names: Said
Textbooks: Comprehensive Criminal Procedure by Allen, Hoffman, Livingston, Stintz, and Leipold (3rd ed. 2011)
Wednesday: Pages 1–26.
Education Law and Policy (LAWS 766) Section 001
Instructor Names: Black
Textbooks: Education Law: Equality, Fairness, and Reform by Derek Black
Thursday: Textbook pages 1–16
Federal Constitutional Convention (LAWS 835) Section 001
Instructor Names: Pratt
Textbooks: See syllabus
Notes: Register on TWEN site.
First Amendment (LAWS 843) Section 001
Instructor Names: Dimino
Textbooks: The required casebook is Arthur D. Hellman, et al., First Amendment Law: Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Religion (LexisNexis, 3d ed. 2014). The book comes in hardbound (ISBN 978-1-6304-3108-2), looseleaf (ISBN 978-1-6304-3109-9), and electronic (ISBN 978-1-6304-3110-5) versions. I do not care which version you purchase.
You must also obtain the Casebook free 2014 Supplement. It is available in .pdf at http://www.lexisnexis.com/store/images/Supplements/3214_2014S_First%20Amendment.pdf.
If you wish to buy a study aid, I recommend Daniel A. Farber, The First Amendment (Foundation Press, 4th ed. 2014) (Concepts and Insights Series) (ISBN 978-1-62810-014-3).
Thursday: Pages 69–80 and 181–191 of the casebook.
Food & Drug Law (LAWS 655) Section 001
Instructor Names: Boyd
Wednesday: For January 7 and 8, please read pages 1–27 in Peter Barton Hutt, Richard A. Merrill, and Lewis A. Grossman, Food and Drug Law (4th ed. 2014).
Fourth Circuit Practice (LAWS 687) Section 001
Instructor Names: Shedd
Textbooks: Little Book on Oral Argument
Wednesday: January 7
Read the book and review general information about Fourth Circuit, including its judges.
You will be questioned on all of this.
Fundamentals of Law Practice and Professionalism (LAWS 560) Section 001
Instructor Names: Montgomery
Wednesday: Please sign up for the course TWEN page and access the assignment for Wed. Jan. 7.
Immigration Law (LAWS 627) Section 001
Instructor Names: Said
Textbooks: Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy by Legomsky and Rodriguez (5th ed. 2009)
Thursday: Pages 1–25 and xv–xviii.
Income Tax (LAWS 633) Section 001
Instructor Names: Davis
Thursday: Donaldson and Tobin: Preface, 1(A), & 1(B)
Article (posted on Twen): "Tax Time"
Individual Employment Law (LAWS 630) Section 001
Instructor Names: Seiner, Joseph
Textbooks: Employment Law: Cases and Materials (5th ed.) by Willborn, Schwab, et al.
Notes: Introduction
Reading: pp. 3–11
International Human Rights Skills (LAWS 733) Section 001
Instructor Names: Polavarapu
Wednesday: Review the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (http://www.ohchr.org/en/professionalinterest/pages/ccpr.aspx) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CESCR.aspx).
All course readings and assignments will be posted to a course TWEN page.
Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation (LAWS 771) Section 001
Instructor Names: Raj
Textbooks: Stefan F. Krieger & Richard K. Neumann, Jr., Essential Lawyering Skills: Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation, and Persuasive Fact Analysis, (4th ed., Aspen 2011).
Thursday: Chapter 2: Professionalism
Juvenile Justice (LAWS 797) Section 001
Instructor Names: Gupta-Kagan
Textbooks: Barry C. Feld, Cases and Materials on Juvenile Justice Administration (4th Ed.). As noted via email in December, I've arranged with West Academic to provide the excerpts from the casebook that I will assign for a reduced rate. Students should purchase those excerpts (instructions are in the syllabus).
Wednesday: For the first class on Wednesday, Jan. 7:
  • Please register for the course on TWEN
  • Read the materials entitled "1 7 15 Casebook readings" on the "Class Readings" tab on TWEN.
  • Review the syllabus, which will also be posted on TWEN.
Land Use Planning (LAWS 651) Section 001
Instructor Names: Hubbard
Textbooks: Unless otherwise indicated, page numbers refer to the casebook written by Ellickson, Been, Hills, & Serkin Land Use Controls (4th ed. 2013).
Wednesday: Jan. 7; Zoning — Modern, pages 45–50; 57–68; 83–84.
Thursday: Jan. 8; Zoning — Owners' Rights/Constraints on Zoning, pages 84–99; Discrimination / Substantive Due Process, pages 99–104; Competition, pages 110–117.
Tuesday: Jan. 13; Continued, pages 117–127; Arbitrary Fiscal Burdens, pages 127–137.
Notes: SYLLABUS — As the semester progresses, the dates on this syllabus may be shifted in order to accommodate the schedules of guest lecturers.
NOTE — Unless otherwise indicated, page numbers refer to the casebook written by Ellickson, Been, Hills, & Serkin Land Use Controls (4th ed. 2013).
Law & Economics (LAWS 608) Section 001
Instructor Names: Wheeler
See notes
Law, Society & Justice (LAWS 768B) Section 001
Instructor Names: Hubbard
Textbooks: Bowie & Simon, The Individual and The Political Order (4th ed. 2008)
—Introduction, pp. 1–7
—Chap. 1, pp. 9–12
Wednesday: Jan. 7;
  • Problem 1 Introduction to Dispute Resolution; Supplementary Materials: Problems, Discussions and Questions (see NOTE (1);
    —Preface
    —Chapter One
    (Problem 1 and Decision, Discussions and Questions following problem.)
  • Bowie & Simon, The Individual and The Political Order (4th ed. 2008)
    —Introduction, pp. 1–7
    —Chap. 1, pp. 9–12
Thursday: Jan. 8;
  • Problem 1 Introduction to Dispute Resolution; Supplementary Materials: Problems, Discussions and Questions (see NOTE (1);
    —Preface
    —Chapter One
    (Problem 1 and Decision, Discussions and Questions following problem.)
  • Bowie & Simon, The Individual and The Political Order (4th ed. 2008)
    —Introduction, pp. 1–7
    —Chap. 1, pp. 9–12
Tuesday: Jan. 13;
  • Problem 1 Introduction to Dispute Resolution; Supplementary Materials: Problems, Discussions and Questions (see NOTE (1);
    —Preface
    —Chapter One
    (Problem 1 and Decision, Discussions and Questions following problem.)
  • Bowie & Simon, The Individual and The Political Order (4th ed. 2008)
    —Introduction, pp. 1–7
    —Chap. 1, pp. 9–12
Notes: (1) Where no source is identified, pages in syllabus refer to these materials.
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 001 & 002
Instructor Names: Leonardi / P. Melton
Thursday: LRAW II Sections 1 and 2: For our first class on Thursday, please read the material on Demand Letters posted on TWEN.
Friday: The reading for Friday is likewise posted on TWEN.
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II (LAWS 534) Sections 003 & 004
Instructor Names: Baker / Conroy
Notes:
  • Our first class meeting will be on Thursday, January 8, 2015.
  • Check the First Day Assignment folder on TWEN to find materials on Demand Letters. Read those materials for our first class meeting.
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 005 & 006
Instructor Names: Alford / Leventis
Wednesday: For our first class meeting on Wednesday, January 7, please read the material on Demand Letters that is posted on TWEN.
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing (LAWS 534) Sections 007 & 008
Instructor Names: Milligan / Parsons
Wednesday: Read the material on Demand Letters, which is posted on TWEN
Legal & Equitable Remedies (LAWS 663) Section 001
Instructor Names: Pratt
Textbooks: See TWEN site
Notes: Register on TWEN site
Legislation (LAWS 729A) Section 001
Instructor Names: Patterson
Textbooks: Mikva & Lane, Legislative Process (3d ed. 2009) Patterson supplement
Thursday: Text pp 3–5, 21. 26–27, 81, 91–97 "Enactment Process — Congress" on TWEN (Course Materials)
Liberty Seminar (LAWS 668) Section 001
Instructor Names: Means
Monday: (1) Pericles, Funeral Oration (available at http://ancienthistory.about.com/library/bl/bl_thucydides_funeral.htm) and (2) Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience (available at http://thoreau.eserver.org/civil.html)
New Models for Legal Services Delivery (LAWS 686) Section 001
Instructor Names: Chambliss
See notes
Parents, Children & the Law (LAWS 631) Section 001
Instructor Names: Patterson
Textbooks: Abrams & Ramsey, Children and the Law (4th ed.) Patterson supplement Lynne Curry, The DeShaney Case
Thursday: Text pp 211–217, Supp. pp 1–2 Text pp 868–870 & n.1
Problems in Professional Responsibility (LAWS 554) Section 001
Instructor Name: Adams
Assignment for First Week: Wednesday, January 7 and Thursday, January 8
Property (LAWS 509) Section 001
Instructor Names: Snow
Textbooks: Casebook — Property: A Contemporary Approach (2d ed.) by John Sprankling & Raymond Coletta
Wednesday: Reading: Pages 1–25 from the casebook.
Property (LAWS 509) Section 002
Instructor Names: Eagle
Notes: For first class — read pages 1–15.
Property (LAWS 509) Section 003
Instructor Names: Burkhard
Textbooks: We will use Dukeminier & Krier, Alexander, Schill, & Strahilevitz, Property, Concise Edition (2014) (this is referred to as the "Text"). We will from time-to-time use supplemental material. Most of the supplemental material will be distributed through the TWEN system.
Wednesday: For the First Assignment please read the Text, pages 114–116 (that deals with "adverse possession.") Ask yourself, "In 2015, is the doctrine of adverse possession a good thing or a bad thing?"
During the first class we will spend most of the time discussing Van Valkenburgh v. Lutz. This case is posted on the class TWEN site. If you have any problem accessing this, please check with the librarians.
In regard to Van Valkenburgh, please do the following.
  1. Please prepare a complete written "brief" for this case which should identify (1) the critical facts, (2) the issues in the case, (3) the analysis and reasoning each judge used to determine who should win, and (4) the conclusions and holdings of both judges.
    You are to bring your "brief" to class, either on paper or on your computer. You are permitted to use your computer during class.
    In doing your analysis you need to pay particular attention to the following matters.
  2. There are two primary issues in this case, what are they?
  3. In New York, what is the required mental element to have adverse possession? (The discussion on page 116 of the text may help, however this is a very difficult question — it will require you to very carefully analyze the opinion.)
  4. What is the role of the statute in footnote #2?
  5. How do the majority and dissent differ? Which was right?
  6. If you apply the "Quiet Title/Correct Title" theory on page 114, who should win this case?
A full syllabus has been posted on the TWEN web site under the heading of Syllabus. I have also posted on our TWEN page a map of the property involved in the Van Valkenburg v. Lutz case that you are to read and brief. This map may help you understand some of the points in the opinion, and certainly at least one of the questions that I have posed regarding this opinion.
Religion and the Constitution (LAWS 823) Section 001
Instructor Names: Brown
Wednesday: First day assignment will be posted on class TWEN site
Real Estate Transactions II: Commercial (LAWS 653) Section 002
Instructor Names: Williamson
Textbooks: Grant S. Nelson and Dale Whitman, Real Estate Finance Law (Thompson West 6th ed.).
Monday: January 12
  1. Chapter 1 An Introduction to the Law of Mortgages
    ASSIGNMENT:
    Sections: Chapter 1
    Pages: 1–14
  2. Chapter 2 Necessity and Nature of Obligation
    ASSIGNMENT:
    Sections: Chapter 2
    Pages: 15–35
  3. Review (general review) Course Note and Mortgage Forms.
Religious Legal Systems: Jewish Law (LAWS 820) Section 001
Instructor Names: Stravitz
Textbooks:
  1. E. Dorff & A. Rosett, A Living Tree: The Roots and Growth of Jewish Law (SUNY Press 1988) ("A Living Tree")
  2. E. Dorff & L. Newman, Contemporary Jewish Ethics and Morality (Oxford University Press 1995) ("Jewish Ethics")
  3. A Bible — any version will do; if you need to buy one, I recommend: The Harper-Collins Study Bible (New Revised Standard Version)
Wednesday: January 7, 2015
  1. First Class: Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m., Room 338
    A Living Tree, pp. 1–48 [Focus on the law code found in Chapters 19–24 of the Book of Exodus, pp. 28–37 (especially pp. 31 & 32) of A Living Tree)].
    1. Exodus on Injuries: Class discussion will focus on Chapters 21 and 22 of Exodus. This is a legal code. What does the text suggest about the structures and values of the society for which it was formulated?
    2. Comparing Exodus to Leviticus and Deuteronomy on "An Eye for An Eye." A Living Tree, pp. 43–44. Three books of the Torah use the phrase "en eye for an eye." Are they talking about the same thing? If so, what is the meaning of the phrase?
    3. Biblical law in Comparative Context: pp. 44–47. The people of the bible had very close neighbors who left us codes on injury. How is our understanding of Exodus affected by what we learn from Hammurabi and the Hittitues?
See notes
Technology and the Practice of Law (LAWS 693) Section 001
Instructor Name: Adams
Course Overview and Assignment for First Week: Wednesday, January 7 and Thursday, January 8
Trademark Law (LAWS 713) Section 001
Instructor Names: Snow
Textbooks: None. All reading material will be provided over the TWEN website.
Thursday: First day reading is posted to TWEN under course materials.
Transnational Law (LAWS 784) Section 001
Instructor Names: Samuels
Textbooks: Transnational Law
Wednesday: 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.
Trial Advocacy (LAWS 679) Section 001
Instructor Names: Hagins
Wednesday: Read Chapters 1 to 3 and be prepared to discuss.
Trial Advocacy (LAWS 679) Section 003
Instructor Names: Witherspoon
Textbooks: T. Mauet, Trial Techniques
Thursday: Introductory Class: Read chaps. I and II
Wills, Trusts & Estates (LAWS 641) Section 001
Instructor Names: Boyle
Textbooks: Dukeminier, et al, Wills Trusts and Estates (8th ed 2009)
Notes: Sign up for TWEN
Download materials on TWEN, when posted