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  • Spring 2016 Entering Students
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INITIAL ASSIGNMENTS FOR Spring 2016 - Entering Students - Updated 12.23.15

 

Listed below are the initial assignments that need to be completed prior to your first class session. Please review your schedule and complete the assignments for your assigned classes.

 

 

 

THOMAS JEFFERSON SCHOOL OF LAW ENTERING STUDENTS

INITIAL ASSIGNMENTS FOR SPRING 2016

Course

Assignment

Civil Procedure I
§103.1
Professor Deo

*Introduction: Freer 1-10, 15-18; Federal Rule of Civil Procedure (FRCP) 1

 

*Subject Matter Jurisdiction, Federal Question: Freer 177-180, 214-218 n.1, 222-230; 28 U.S.C. 1331, 1338; U.S. Constitution Art. III, Sec. 2

 

*Also sign up for and TWEN and review course syllabus posted there

 

Civil Procedure I
§103.2
Prof. Wildenthal

​GENERAL NOTES: The assigned textbooks are:

 

(1) Glannon, Perlman & Raven-Hansen, Civil Procedure: A Coursebook​ (Wolters Kluwer, 2d ed. 2014) (hereafter "GPR"); and

 

(2) Glannon, Civil Procedure: Examples & Explanations (Wolters Kluwer, 7th ed. 2013) (hereafter "E&E").

 

Additional readings and handouts will be available free of charge in a Google Drive folder that Prof. Wildenthal will provide. Feel free to email Prof. Wildenthal (bryanw@gmail.com) with any questions you may have, starting Monday Dec. 14.

 

Class 1 (Tue Jan 12) assigned reading:

Introduction to the 

​American court system, civil litigation, and federal-court​ diversity jurisdction.

 

​GPR pp. 3-50 (through ch. 3, pt. II).​

 

Class 2 (Thur Jan 14) assigned reading:

 

​More on diversity jurisdiction: "complete" diversity​, "corporate citizenship," amount-in-controversy, and other issues.

 

GPR pp. 50-88 (ch. 3, pts. III-VIII); E&E pp. 89-107 (ch. 5).​

 

Contracts I
§101.1
Prof. Golden

Assignment for First Class Meeting

Handout: This short course introduction should be read first.  It can be found in the “Course Materials” section of the Docket for this course at https://www.tjsl.edu/document-library .

Casebook: pp. 31-48 (Ch.1, §3(A));

Supplement (Selections for Contracts):

Restatement 2nd of Contracts: §§1; 71-74; 79; 81

Uniform Commercial Code: “Compiler’s Note” (p. 241); §§1-103; 1-201(b)(3) & (12); 1-304; 2-102; 2-103(1); 2-105(1); 2-106

 

 

Contracts I
§101.2
Prof. Greene

No initial assignment

 

Lawyering Skills
All
Prof. Harkins

The first assignment will be distributed during Week One.

 

 

Legal Writing I
§099.1
Prof. Day

No Initial assignment

Legal Writing I
§099.2
Prof. Slattery

Welcome to Legal Writing I.  In preparation for our first class, you should complete and be prepared to discuss items A, B, C, D, and E, below.  Please be sure to register for the correct section of Legal Writing I on TWEN (you’ll see my name next to the course title), and be sure to use the assignment sheet posted in the “Assignment Drop Box” folder for “Class 1” to turn in the assignments described in item C, below.  Note also that the items listed under C and D, below, are due by 3:00pm on the day BEFORE our first class (so I can review them and prepare accordingly).

(A) Read Suzanne E. Rowe, Legal Research, Legal Writing and Legal Analysis, and Lawrence M. Friedman, Law in America [excerpt] in the Legal Writing I Workbook (pages 217-end).

(B) Read pages 1-14 (Introduction & Case Briefing) in the Legal Writing I Workbook.

(C) Read Chapters 1, 2, and 3 in A Practical Guide to Legal Writing & Legal Method (Dernbach).  You should work through all of the relevant exercises in Dernbach, but you will turn in only two exercises: Exercise 1-B (parts 1 & 2) and Exercise 3-A (Toad v. Ulrich case brief, using the case briefing method described in Chapter 3). 

SPECIAL NOTES for PART C: for Part 2 of Exercise 1-B, above, the goal is to create ONE rule that brings together each of the reasons you gave for your conclusions in Part 1 a-d.  In doing so, note the question you answered for each question in Part 1, namely, whether someone has a valid defense.  When turning to Part 2, carry that mindset forward, and try wording your rule like a definition for what a valid defense is or is not, incorporating specific details (e.g., “A person has a valid defense when _____________, _____________, or ____________, unless ____________”; or “It is not a valid defense when _____________, _____________, or ____________, unless ____________.”).  In doing so, you may find yourself revising your answers to Part 1, which is perfectly fine.

Please be sure to type your answers directly into the assignment sheet posted in the Class 1 assignment dropbox on TWEN, and limit yourself to one page for each exercise.  Please use full sentences and paragraphs, not bullet-points; I use these assignments to assess your ability to follow directions, assess your current reasoning skills, and to get a sense of your basic writing ability.  Please spend no more than 60 minutes on each assignment.

(D) Read the entire course syllabus before our first class (an electronic version will be posted on the TWEN page for this course, in a folder titled “Syllabus”).

(E) Point your web browser to http://www.questionpress.com/slattery, click on “Enroll” and answer the Warm-Up, Reflective Prompt, and Questionnaire #1 questions you’ll find posted there.

 

Torts I
§111.1
Prof. Delman

 

For the first day of class, please read the material and brief (as best you can) the cases in the following order:  pp. 1-4, 5-6 (Weaver v. Ward), 4-5 (The Case of Thorns), 7-10 (Brown v. Kendall), 10-13 (Cohen v. Petty), 13-16 (Spano v. Perini), 17-20 (Garrat v. Dailey), 25-27 (McGuire v. Almy), and 24-25 (Ranson v. Kitner)  in Prosser, Wade and Schwartz's Torts: Cases and Materials (Prosser), 12th Edition, Foundation.

 

Read pp. 3-6 in Understanding Torts (Diamond), 5th Edition, LexisNexis.

 

Read pp. 3-5 in The Law of Torts: Examples and Explanations (Glannon), 5th Edition, Aspen.

 

Students must bring the casebook (Prosser) to class.  We will use it in every class.  The other two books are required reading, but do not bring them to class.  The Understanding Torts book is available online as a pdf, and if you prefer to read it that way instead of buying it, that’s fine. 

 

 

 

 

 

INITIAL ASSIGNMENTS FOR Spring 2016

 

Listed below are the initial assignments that need to be completed prior to your first class session. Please review your schedule and complete the assignments for your assigned classes.

 

 

INITIAL ASSIGNMENTS

SPRING 2016

Course

Assignment

Adjudicatory Criminal Procedure

§261.1

Prof. Steinberg

Read:

The Criminal Process, Chemerinsky, Pp. 5-12                                                 

Incorporation of the              Bill of Rights Chemerinsky, Pp. 22-24

Duncan v. Louisiana, Chemerinsky, Pp. 24-27 

 

ADR Society
§425.1
Prof. Waldman

Not  Yet Received from the Professor

Please check back for updates

Advanced Legal Research
§297.1
Prof. Inman

Join the TWEN course, found under Advanced Legal Research 297.1, Spring 2016, Inman. Complete the CALI lessons, Legal Research 101: The Tools of the Trade AND Introduction to Search Logic and Strategies. Use the links provided in "CALI Lesson Links" on the TWEN page; Do not go directly to CALI, as I will not be able to see your results if you don’t use the link I’ve provided. If you haven’t used CALI before and need to register for a CALI account, the authorization code can be found on the class TWEN course under “CALI Lesson Links – How to Access CALI”.

 

 

Advanced Mediation
§419.1
Prof. Waldman

Class One :  (January  28)   Preparation for Small Claims ; Review of the mediation process; Watch Brene Brown Ted talk on vulnerability and courage, link at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCvmsMzlF7o

 

Readings – Small Claims Packet Available on Advanced Mediation TWEN Site ;

Emotional Intelligence Exam (Available on Twen Site) ; Conflict Style Matters  (Available on Twen site); Excerpts from BEYOND REASON (available on Twen Site)

 

MediationText: PPandE :158-160

 

Our Small claims Supervisor Kitty Morris, would like to  schedule a training program on the policies and procedures of small claims court here in San Diego to get you ready for your on-site mediation experience. Please be prepared to meet with her either January 30th- 9-12  OR  February 6th 9-12. If those dates pose serious problems for you, please let me know.

Advanced Trial Advocacy

§291.1

Prof. Siegel

13 Jan 16                Client/Witness Interview and Preparation – “Finding the Emotional Center”.  ALL SHOULD BE PREPARED TO PLAY WITNESS AND COUNSEL FOR THE ASSIGNMENT.

 

                                Read:        Read, Chapter 1

Know the facts of Dixon v. Providential

 

ALL:  Be ready to discuss Mary Dixon and how to prepare her for testimony at trial on direct and for cross

 

                                               

Be ready to discuss Dr. Sharpe and how to prepare him for his testimony at trial on direct and for cross

 

American Indian Law
§305.1
Prof. Wildenthal

GENERAL NOTES: The assigned reading for the first class is mostly of a general informational nature (not heavy-duty legal reading). However, the reading for the second class is quite heavy and difficult legal material, so please allow time to complete it by Jan. 14. 

 

Prof. Wildenthal will also make available, as optional reading, portions of his college-level textbook, Native American Sovereignty on Trial (2003). You may find helpful the introductory material on pp. 3-8, and (for the second week of the course) the discussion of​the Cherokee Cases on pp. 8-10 and 35-48.

​These and other supplemental readings​will be available in a Google Drive folder that should be available by mid-December. Feel free to email Prof. Wildenthal (bryanw@gmail.com), starting Monday, Dec. 14, to obtain the link or to ask any questions.

 

Class 1 (Tue Jan 12) assigned reading:

Introduction to the course; background on American Indian Nations,Native American​ history, and law.Getches et al, ​Federal Indian law (6th ed. 2011) ("FIL"),​pp. v-viii (Preface), pp. 1-39 (ch. 1), and pp. 41-54 (Part One, ch. 2 through 2.A).

 

Class 2 (Thur Jan 14) assigned reading:

Johnson v. McIntosh (1823) and the “Doctrine of Discovery.” FIL pp. 54-73 (ch. 2.B-C); Goldberg et al, Indian Law Stories (2011) ("​ILS"),​ch. 1, pp. 29-59.

 

Business Associations  
§115.1
Prof. Tiefenbrun

Register for this course on TWEN.

 

Read the following pages in Kleinberger: 

 

If you are using the 4th edition: Pages 1-4, 7-16, and 17-52.

If you are using the 3rd edition: Pages 1-4, 6-14, and 16-45.

 

Consult Class 1 Worksheet first .Do Class 1 Worksheet which is available on TWEN. Until further notice, please use BA Fall 2015 to find Class 1 assignment and Class 1 workshop assignment on Professor Tiefenbrun's TWEN site for BA Spring 2016

 

The link to the Restatement Third of Agency is:

https://a.next.westlaw.com/Browse/Home/SecondarySources/RestatetmentsPrinciplesoftheLaw/RestatementoftheLawAgency?

Or search on Google for Restatement Third of Agency.

 

Business Associations  
§115.2
Prof. Wenger

Smith & Williams 1-27

Business Planning
§312.1
Prof. Tiefenbrun

Read Chapter 1 and try to solve Problem 1 (pp. l030-l033) in William H. Painter's Business Planning: Problems and Materials.  The book can be found in the Course Materials section of the Docket for this course. 

 

On the basis of your reading of Chapter 1, think about the issues raised in Problem 1 and whether a single attorney should represent all three parties. Think about how you would negotiate for each of the parties individually in order to obtain his/her business objectives.  And think about your own business that you would like to plan and whether you want to set it up as a corporation or a non-corporate entity. Be prepared to discuss all in class.

 

CA Civil Procedure
§202.1
Prof. McCoy

Cases and Materials on California Civil Procedure, Fifth Edition, David I. Levine, William R. Slomanson, Rochelle J. Shapell (2015) - Read chapter one. If you have not had a chance to buy the book before the first day of class, you can find a copy of chapter on the website of one of the authors: http://levine-california-civil-procedure.com/display.asp?displayID=sample1.pdf

Litigation By The Numbers, Julie A. Goren, Esq. (January 2016) - Study section 1.1 “Vocabulary” (pages 1-3 – 1-5)

 

CA Evidence
§225.1
Prof. Atkins

Read pp. 1-34 in California Evidence: Examples & Explanations (Goodman), 2011, Aspen.

 

Before the first class, read through the California Evidence Code. This will provide you with a good foundation and overview for the upcoming classroom sessions.

 

Civil Procedure I
§103.1
Professor Deo

*Introduction: Freer 1-10, 15-18; Federal Rule of Civil Procedure (FRCP) 1

 

*Subject Matter Jurisdiction, Federal Question: Freer 177-180, 214-218 n.1, 222-230; 28 U.S.C. 1331, 1338; U.S. Constitution Art. III, Sec. 2

 

*Also sign up for and TWEN and review course syllabus posted there

 

Civil Procedure I
§103.2
Prof. Wildenthal

​GENERAL NOTES: The assigned textbooks are:

 

(1) Glannon, Perlman & Raven-Hansen, Civil Procedure: A Coursebook​ (Wolters Kluwer, 2d ed. 2014) (hereafter "GPR"); and

 

(2) Glannon, Civil Procedure: Examples & Explanations (Wolters Kluwer, 7th ed. 2013) (hereafter "E&E").

 

Additional readings and handouts will be available free of charge in a Google Drive folder that Prof. Wildenthal will provide. Feel free to email Prof. Wildenthal (bryanw@gmail.com) with any questions you may have, starting Monday Dec. 14.

 

Class 1 (Tue Jan 12) assigned reading:

Introduction to the 

​American court system, civil litigation, and federal-court​ diversity jurisdction.

 

​GPR pp. 3-50 (through ch. 3, pt. II).​

 

Class 2 (Thur Jan 14) assigned reading:

 

​More on diversity jurisdiction: "complete" diversity​, "corporate citizenship," amount-in-controversy, and other issues.

 

GPR pp. 50-88 (ch. 3, pts. III-VIII); E&E pp. 89-107 (ch. 5).​

See also Google Drive folder at:

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B8FtaH5mot62NzhfbEZFa2QxbW8&usp=sharing

 

Civil Procedure II
§104.1
Prof. Rierson/Adjunct

Class # 1  – Meeting the Client and Preparing Your Case

 

Required Reading:  Patt v. Donner:  A Simulated Casefile for Learning Civil Procedure, 1-47.

 

Class Today:  Introduction and Discussion of the Client Interview; drafting client interview questions.

 

Civil Procedure II
§104.2
Prof. Rierson/Adjunct

Class # 1  – Meeting the Client and Preparing Your Case

 

Required Reading:  Patt v. Donner:  A Simulated Casefile for Learning Civil Procedure, 1-47.

 

Class Today:  Introduction and Discussion of the Client Interview; drafting client interview questions.

 

Civil Procedure II
§104.3
Prof. Cromer Young/Adjunct

Register for this course on TWEN and review the assignments.

 

Read 1. Paula Patt Intake Form; 2. Clinic Retainer Agreement; 3. Paula Patt Interview Transcript; 4. Student Notes to File After Interview with Paula Patt; 11. Dan Donner Intake Form; (we will watch both interviews in class) in Patt v. Donner: A Simulated Casefile for Learning Civil Procedure (Oppenheimer), 2013, Foundation Press.

 

Civil Procedure II
§104.4
Prof. Cromer Young/Adjunct

Register for this course on TWEN and review the assignments.

 

Read 1. Paula Patt Intake Form; 2. Clinic Retainer Agreement; 3. Paula Patt Interview Transcript; 4. Student Notes to File After Interview with Paula Patt; 11. Dan Donner Intake Form; (we will watch both interviews in class) in Patt v. Donner: A Simulated Casefile for Learning Civil Procedure (Oppenheimer), 2013, Foundation Press.

 

Civil Procedure II
§104.5
Prof. Cromer Young/Adjunct

Register for this course on TWEN and review the assignments.

 

Read 1. Paula Patt Intake Form; 2. Clinic Retainer Agreement; 3. Paula Patt Interview Transcript; 4. Student Notes to File After Interview with Paula Patt; 11. Dan Donner Intake Form; (we will watch both interviews in class) in Patt v. Donner: A Simulated Casefile for Learning Civil Procedure (Oppenheimer), 2013, Foundation Press.

 

Civil Procedure II
§104.6
Prof. Cromer Young/Adjunct

Register for this course on TWEN and review the assignments.

 

Read 1. Paula Patt Intake Form; 2. Clinic Retainer Agreement; 3. Paula Patt Interview Transcript; 4. Student Notes to File After Interview with Paula Patt; 11. Dan Donner Intake Form; (we will watch both interviews in class) in Patt v. Donner: A Simulated Casefile for Learning Civil Procedure (Oppenheimer), 2013, Foundation Press.

 

Community Property
§167.1
Prof. Klueck

Read pp. 53-96,  in Community Property in California (Blumberg), 6th Edition, Aspen

 

Be prepared to answer the question: What do the deliberations of the California Constitutional Convention (p. 55-58) say about the role and legal status of women in mid-nineteenth century California/America?

Constitutional Law I
§135.1
Prof. Wildenthal

 

See Google Drive folder at:

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B8FtaH5mot62VUprWVRSTlR4RlE&usp=sharing

 

Class 1 (Tue Jan 12) assigned reading:

Judicial review.

 

U.S. Const. Art. III, § 1, § 2, cls. 1-2; Art. VI, cls. 2-3; and excerpts of Judiciary Act of 1789 (handout provided).

 

Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137 (1803): read Chief Justice Marshall’s opinion of the Court, pp. 153-80.

 

Class 2 (Thur Jan 14) assigned reading:

Nonjusticiable “political questions.”

 

U.S. Const. Art. I, § 2, cl. 5, § 3, cls. 6-7, and § 8, cls. 3-4; Art. II, § 1, cl. 1, and § 3.

 

Nixon v. United States, 506 U.S. 224 (1993): read Chief Justice Rehnquist’s opinion of the Court and the concurrences of Justices Stevens, White, and Souter, pp. 226-54.

 

Zivotofsky v. Clinton, 566 U.S. ___ [132 S. Ct. 1421] (2012) (http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/10-699.pdf): read Chief Justice Roberts’s opinion of the Court, pp. 1-12, and Justice Breyer’s dissent, pp. 1-9.

 

 

 

Constitutional Law II 
§136.1
Prof. Herald

Register for the course on TWEN and review the course contents.

 

Johnson, pp. 1437-42

Barnette, pp. 1447-48

Wooley, pp. 1448

U.S. v. Playboy, pp. 1251-54

 

You must already own or purchase a response keypad (clicker) compatible with the Turing Technology system, or software needed to use the Turing clicker system from a web-enabled device, PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS. Used keypads may be sold or purchased on the student’s Classifieds page at www.tjsl.edu/classifieds.  New keypads can be purchased by logging onto http://store.turningtechnologies.com using the school code "g8Rd" (case sensitive) to receive TJSL discounted price.  Do not purchase a license for the web-based polling option.  One keypad will work for multiple classes.  New keypads will take 7-10 days for delivery.

 

Constitutional Law II 
§136.2
Prof. Herald

Register for the course on TWEN and review the course contents.

 

Johnson, pp. 1437-42

Barnette, pp. 1447-48

Wooley, pp. 1448

U.S. v. Playboy, pp. 1251-54

 

You must already own or purchase a response keypad (clicker) compatible with the Turing Technology system, or software needed to use the Turing clicker system from a web-enabled device, PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS. Used keypads may be sold or purchased on the student’s Classifieds page at www.tjsl.edu/classifieds.  New keypads can be purchased by logging onto http://store.turningtechnologies.com using the school code "g8Rd" (case sensitive) to receive TJSL discounted price.  Do not purchase a license for the web-based polling option.  One keypad will work for multiple classes.  New keypads will take 7-10 days for delivery.

 

Constitutional Law II 
§136.3
Prof. Vandevelde

In the casebook, read Barnette (at page 1447), Wooley (at page 1448), and Johnson (at page 1437).  If you did not do so last semester, register for the TWEN site for the course.

 

Contracts Drafting
§465.1
Prof. Casalins

Chapter 1 – A Few Words

Chapter 2 – The Building Blocks of Contracts

Chapter 3 – Translating the Business Deal – Part 1

Chapter 4 – Translating the Business Deal – Part 2

Chapter 5 – A Contract’s Parts § 5.1-5.9

 

Contracts I
§101.1
Prof. Golden

Assignment for First Class Meeting

Handout: This short course introduction should be read first.  It can be found in the “Course Materials” section of the Docket for this course at https://www.tjsl.edu/document-library .

Casebook: pp. 31-48 (Ch.1, §3(A));

Supplement (Selections for Contracts):

Restatement 2nd of Contracts: §§1; 71-74; 79; 81

Uniform Commercial Code: “Compiler’s Note” (p. 241); §§1-103; 1-201(b)(3) & (12); 1-304; 2-102; 2-103(1); 2-105(1); 2-106

 

Contracts I
§101.2
Prof. Greene

No initial assignment.

Contracts II 
§102.1
Prof. Templin

The initial assignment and reading will be distributed by January 8. Please check the course TWEN site at that time.  

 

Contracts II 
§102.2
Prof. Lee

Read pages 140-153 of Daniel Barnhizer's article, Inequality of Bargaining Power, 76 U. Colo. L. Rev. 139 (2005).  This article can be found on Westlaw or Lexis using this citation. 

Contracts II 
§102.3
Prof. Greene

No initial assignment.

Criminal Law
§105.1
Dean Keller

(1) Read as background information for the course:

Kadish et al, Criminal Law and Its Processes [Casebook], pp. 1 - 19 (stop at “The Presentation of Evidence”)

Dressler, Understanding Criminal Law, §§3.01 to 3.03

 

(2) Read and be prepared to discuss:

Kadish et al, Criminal Law and Its Processes [Casebook], pp. 31-36 (“Proof Beyond Reasonable Doubt” through note 4)

 

Readings on Theories of Punishment, in Casebook:

A. Introduction: 75-82; Why Punish? Introductory Note, at 89-91

B. Utilitarian View: 91-93

C. Retribution: 93-100 (through Note on Retribution as Constraint)

D. Deterrence: 111-114

E. Rehabilitation: Vitiello and Moore, 115-116; Note – Does Rehabilitation Work?, at 117-118

F. Incapacitation: 120-124

 

(3)  Prepare your answers for the Worksheet on Theories of Punishment – see TWEN Criminal Law – Keller Spring 2016 coursepage under Syllabus/Schedule of Assignments.

 

 

Criminal Law
§105.2
Prof. Kaye

Please see the TWEN site for Professor Kaye's Spring 2016 Criminal Law course.

Criminal Law
§105.3
Prof. Steinberg

                    INTRODUCTION          

                              Principles of                    Casebook, pp. 33-50

                              Punishment                      Queen v. Dudley and Stephens (Casebook, pp. 52-54)

                                                                      Understanding Criminal Law, pp. 14-25

 

Criminal Motion Practice 
§333.1
Prof. Wise

Review the Meyers Case file posted on the Docket under Course Materials.

Criminal Procedure 
§106.1
Prof. Kreit

Participants, Stages and Purposes of Procedural Rules: pages 1-24 ; 27

Criminal Procedure 
§106.2
Prof. Kreit

Participants, Stages and Purposes of Procedural Rules: pages 1-24 ; 27

Entertainment Law Transactions
§336.1
Prof. Novak

No initial assignment.

Evidence
§138.1
Prof. Cohn

Read pp. 68-77 and 79-106 in Evidence; Cases and Materials (Park), 12th Edition, Foundation Press.

 

Federal Rule of Evidence (FRE) 106.

 

View/listen to the Ruling on Fuhrman Tapes (California v. O.J. Simpson).  There is a copy available on course reserve in the library.

Evidence
§138.2
Prof. Kaye

Please see the TWEN site for Professor Kaye's Spring 2016 Evidence course.

Externship I
§697.1
Prof. Tropp

No Initial Assignment

Externship II
§698.1
Prof. Tropp

No Initial Assignment

Externship III

§699.1

Prof. Tropp

No Initial Assignment

Family Law

§245.1

Prof. Berenson

Read Chapters 1 & 2 in Family Law: Doctrine and Practice.  These materials will be posted on the TWEN page for this course.

Family Law Litigation Workshop

§575.1

Prof. Berenson

Read Chapter 1 in Family Law Litigation.  These materials will be posted on the TWEN page for this course.

 

Federal Income Taxation
§204.1
Prof. Winchester

1.       Register for Federal Income Taxation on TWEN.  Follow the link for the “Worksheet Drop Box."  Click the button in the upper right hand corner labeled “Manage Anonymous ID's.”  Provide your Exam ID in the box labeled “Primary course ID.” 

 

2.       Read the following portions of the Freeland et al. text: 

 

          Pages 3-6, and 16-32 (omit the Mayo case).

 

3.       Read the Class 1 Handout. It is available in TWEN under the tab for “Class Slides and Handouts.”

 

4.       Familiarize yourself with the following provision of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

          IRC § 61(a)

 

5.       Complete the Class 1 Worksheet, which can be found in the Worksheet Drop Box on TWEN.  Submit the Worksheet through the Worksheet Drop Box by 12:00 noon, January 11, 2016. 

  

 

Immigration Law
§241.1
Prof. Durst

Read pp. 1-24 in Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy (Legomsky), 6th Edition.

 

 

Immigration Removal Defense Seminar
§547.1
Prof. Knowles

Not  Yet Received from the Professor

Please check back for updates

Intellectual Property Research Project-Part 2
§652.1
Prof. Berholtz

No Initial Assignment

International Investment Law & Arbitration

§472.1

Prof. Vandevelde

Register for the TWEN site for the course.  Under "Course Materials," you will find instructions for purchasing the textbook from the publisher at a 50 percent discount. (You are free to buy the book from a different vendor if you can find a better price.)  Read pages 1-11 of the textbook.

 

International Drug Control Law

§581.1

Prof. Kreit

What is a Drug ; Perspectives on Drug Use, Abuse, and Addiction: pages 3 – 14

Is Drug Criminalization Just?: pages 24 – 48

International Law
§238.1
Prof. Vandevelde

In the casebook, read pages 3-12.

Introduction to Intellectual Property
§503.1
Prof. Various

Not  Yet Received from the Professor

Please check back for updates

Introduction to IP Practice
§517.1
Prof. Lane, et al.

Not  Yet Received from the Professor

Please check back for updates

Introduction to Mediation
§423.1
Prof. Brown

Written Assignments:

All assignments are to be electronically submitted to mbrown@tjsl.edu.  Assignment 1 is due prior to class one.  Assignment 2 - Journal is due Monday, January 24, 2016. 

First Assignment Questions (Due Class 1)

 

 Choose One Written Assignment from below: 

 

Essay on Movie of Choice pulling out the essential message of the movie for you and why you think the story is useful for students of mediation (Possible Options:  Crash, Don’t Mess with the Zohan, Shrek the 3rd,  Freaky Friday, The Heffalump Movie (Winnie the Pooh), Bridge Over the River Kwai, 12 Angry Men, Gran Torino, My Sister’s Keeper, (Minimum 4 pages)

 

Choose One Story From the Book Stories Mediators Tell and write a short essay pulling out the essential message of the story for you and why you think the story is useful for students of mediation. (Minimum 4 pages)

 

Initial Reading Assignment (read prior to Class 1)

 

The Mediator’s Handbook, read pages 3-38 (Overview, Preparation, Stage 1 & 2), pages 81-92 (Disputes & Conflicts), pages 95-100 (Supporting the People)

 

Introduction to the World of Sports Law: Amateur, International & Professional

§582.1

Prof. Evans

Day One: Reading assignments completed prior to class: “Sports Law: A Managerial Approach” Third Edition, Sharp, Moorman, and Claussen (2014), Chapters 4, 9, 10, 11, 19, and 20 (Employment Relations Issues, Labor Relations/Collective Bargaining, The Law of Agency and Athlete Agents, Governance Issues in Professional Sport, Development and Protection of Intellectual Property, and Promotional and Operational Issues in Marketing) 

 

Day Two: Reading assignments completed prior to class: “Sports Law: A Managerial Approach” Third Edition, Sharp, Moorman, and Claussen (2014), Chapters 3, 12, 13, 14, and 18 (The U.S. Legal System and Legal Research, Governance Issues and Regulation of Participation in Olympic Sport, Governance Issues in High School and College Athletics, Regulation of Participation in Private Clubs and High School and College Athletics, and Participant Violence in Sports)

 

Judicial Seminar
§702.1/703.1
Prof. Tropp

No Initial Assignment

Law & Economics
§440.1
Prof. Guzelian

All materials available on TWEN

Essay by John Stuart Mill

The Law, by Bastiat

Kelo v. City of New London

 

Law & Psychology
§361.1
Prof. Herald

Read Your Brain and Law School pages 81-100;

Register for this class on TWEN.

 

Law & Religion: Constitutional Litigation

§412.1

Prof. Steinberg

Week 1. Origins And History Of The Religion Clauses

 

Class 1

 

Required Reading

 

John Witte, The American Constitutional Experiment (McConnell Pp. 30-35)

David E. Steinberg, The Myth of Church-State Separation, 39 Clev. St. L. Rev. 623 (2011)

 

Law & Society

§495.1

Prof. Deo

Please register for TWEN; all materials are posted there. Please also review the syllabus. Below is the first assignment.

 

The Constitution and Early Case Law

 

13th, 14th, 15th, and 19th Amendments

People v. Hall, 4 Cal. 399 (1854).

Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (1896).

Bradwell v. State of Illinois, 83 U.S. 130 (1872).

 

Sociological & Critical Legal Perspectives

 

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva. Rethinking Racism: Toward a Structural Interpretation, 62(3) American Sociological Review 465 (1997).

 

Law, Equity, & Educational Institutions

§449.1

Prof. Dyson

NOT YET RECEIVED FROM THE PROFESSOR

Please check back for updates

Law Practice Management
§216.1
Prof. Sanzo

Class 1 – 12 January 2015

 

Read:      Chapter One, “Is The Practice Of Law A Business?” 

Sections 1.01-1.02, pp. 3-19.

 

                Assignment:                           Prepare to discuss Questions 1-4, pp. 19-21.

                                                               

                                                                Bring your current resume to class.

 

Lawyering Skills
All
Prof. TBA

Before the first class meeting, please enroll in the course TWEN page.  The syllabus and first assignment will be posted there, and they will also be distributed during Week One.

Legal Foundations
§533.1
Prof. Bolus

Before the first class meeting, please enroll in the course TWEN page.

There is no initial assignment. However, students will take a one-hour thirty (30) question, mixed- subject “Baseline” Exam during the first class. The Baseline Exam is comprised of Torts, Contracts, and Civil Procedure multiple choice questions and will be scored anonymously. The Baseline Exam is NOT graded, but students will receive credit for taking the Baseline Exam. Students who do not take the Baseline Exam will not receive credit for this assignment. The instructor does NOT have the authority to excuse any student from the Baseline Exam or to reschedule the Baseline Exam for any student. All such requests must be directed to Academics. Accommodated students wishing to use their accommodation should also contact Academics.

 

Legal Principles
All
Prof. Harkins

Register for this course on TWEN.  Complete the Class 1 Reading Sheet (available on TWEN under the “Class One” folder) after you complete the reading.  Submit it before class via the TWEN Drop Box. Review your Defamation notes and outline and bring the information with you to class.

 

 

Read: chapters 1-3 in Open Book: Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of Law School (Friedman), 2011, Aspen Publishing.

 

Read pp. 106-114 in Mastering the Law School Exam (Darrow-Kleinhaus), 2006, Thomson West.

 

Legal Synthesis I Large Group
§540.1
Prof. Saccuzzo

Prof. Johnson

Prof. Poplin

For 540.1, 464.1, 464.2:  Study the Contracts PowerPoint found on the Legal Synthesis I & II – Large Group (Tuesdays/Thursdays) TWEN page (password: July2016), and your bar review materials for Contracts (if you have them already)

 

Legal Synthesis II Large Group
§541.1
Prof. Saccuzzo

Prof. Johnson

Prof. Poplin

For 541.1, 564.2, 564.3:  Study the Federal Civil Procedure PowerPoint found on the Legal Synthesis I & II – Large Group (Tuesdays/Thursdays) TWEN page (password: July2016), and your bar review materials for Federal Civil Procedure (if you have them already).

 

Legal Synthesis I Small Groups
§464.1 & 464.2
Prof. Poplin

For 540.1, 464.1, 464.2:  Study the Contracts PowerPoint found on the Legal Synthesis I & II – Large Group (Tuesdays/Thursdays) TWEN page (password: July2016), and your bar review materials for Contracts (if you have them already)

 

Legal Synthesis II Small Groups
§564.1 & §564.2
Prof. Poplin

For 541.1, 564.1, 564.2:  Study the Federal Civil Procedure PowerPoint found on the Legal Synthesis I & II – Large Group (Tuesdays/Thursdays) TWEN page (password: July2016), and your bar review materials for Federal Civil Procedure (if you have them already).

 

Legal Writing I
§099.1
Prof. Day

No initial assignment.

 

Legal Writing I
§099.2
Prof. Slattery

Welcome to Legal Writing I.  In preparation for our first class, you should complete and be prepared to discuss items A, B, C, D, and E, below.  Please be sure to register for the correct section of Legal Writing I on TWEN (you’ll see my name next to the course title), and be sure to use the assignment sheet posted in the “Assignment Drop Box” folder for “Class 1” to turn in the assignments described in item C, below.  Note also that the items listed under C and D, below, are due by 3:00pm on the day BEFORE our first class (so I can review them and prepare accordingly).

(A) Read Suzanne E. Rowe, Legal Research, Legal Writing and Legal Analysis, and Lawrence M. Friedman, Law in America [excerpt] in the Legal Writing I Workbook (pages 217-end).

(B) Read pages 1-14 (Introduction & Case Briefing) in the Legal Writing I Workbook.

(C) Read Chapters 1, 2, and 3 in A Practical Guide to Legal Writing & Legal Method (Dernbach).  You should work through all of the relevant exercises in Dernbach, but you will turn in only two exercises: Exercise 1-B (parts 1 & 2) and Exercise 3-A (Toad v. Ulrich case brief, using the case briefing method described in Chapter 3). 

SPECIAL NOTES for PART C: for Part 2 of Exercise 1-B, above, the goal is to create ONE rule that brings together each of the reasons you gave for your conclusions in Part 1 a-d.  In doing so, note the question you answered for each question in Part 1, namely, whether someone has a valid defense.  When turning to Part 2, carry that mindset forward, and try wording your rule like a definition for what a valid defense is or is not, incorporating specific details (e.g., “A person has a valid defense when _____________, _____________, or ____________, unless ____________”; or “It is not a valid defense when _____________, _____________, or ____________, unless ____________.”).  In doing so, you may find yourself revising your answers to Part 1, which is perfectly fine.

Please be sure to type your answers directly into the assignment sheet posted in the Class 1 assignment dropbox on TWEN, and limit yourself to one page for each exercise.  Please use full sentences and paragraphs, not bullet-points; I use these assignments to assess your ability to follow directions, assess your current reasoning skills, and to get a sense of your basic writing ability.  Please spend no more than 60 minutes on each assignment.

(D) Read the entire course syllabus before our first class (an electronic version will be posted on the TWEN page for this course, in a folder titled “Syllabus”).

(E) Point your web browser to http://www.questionpress.com/slattery, click on “Enroll” and answer the Warm-Up, Reflective Prompt, and Questionnaire #1 questions you’ll find posted there.

 

Legal Writing II
§199.1
Prof. Day

Review Dernbach ch. 2-4

Legal Writing II
§199.2
Prof. Gallagher

Review Dernbach ch. 2-4

Legal Writing II
§199.3
Prof. Semeraro

Review Dernbach ch. 2-4

Legal Writing II
§199.4
Prof. Wright

Read Dernbach, chapters 2-4

Legal Writing II
§199.5
Prof. Cropley

Review Dernbach ch. 2-4

Legal Writing II
§199.6
Prof. Nwanna

Review Dernbach ch. 2-4

Legal Writing II
§199.7
Prof. Oetting

Review Dernbach ch. 2-4

Legal Writing II
§199.8
Prof. Oetting

Review Dernbach ch. 2-4

Legal Writing II
§199.9
Prof. Simoncini

Review Dernbach ch. 2-4

Mandarin Chinese for Lawyers
§453.1
Prof. Gee-Schweiger

Not  Yet Received from the Professor

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Mastering the Performance Test
§644.1
Prof. Deo

Register for this course on TWEN and read the Syllabus posted on the TWEN site.

 

Read pp. 1-18 in California Performance Test Workbook: Preparation for the Bar Exam (Basick), 2013, Aspen Publishing.

 

Mastering the Performance Test
§644.2
Prof. Lee

Read pp. 1-18 in California Performance Test Workbook: Preparation for the Bar Exam (Basick), 2013.

Mastering the Performance Test
§644.3
Prof. Lee

Read pp. 1-18 in California Performance Test Workbook: Preparation for the Bar Exam (Basick), 2013.

Mastering the Performance Test
§644.4
Prof. TBA

Read pp. 1-18 in California Performance Test Workbook: Preparation for the Bar Exam (Basick), 2013.

Modern Labor Law in the Public & Private Sector
§538.1

Prof. Bisom-Rapp

Assignments must be read prior to class to facilitate class discussion.  My syllabus is aspirational—meaning that we may not get through all of the material. The syllabus is subject to change during the semester.  The topics do not always correspond to class periods.  In general, we will cover 20-35 pages per class period. Below please find the first assignment

 

Class 1   Chapter 1: The History of Public- and Private-Sector Labor Law

M. 1/11                    I.                              The History of Labor Law and Labor Relations; HSLG 1-4

                                II.                             Private-Sector Unions and Labor Law

Central Questions of Labor Law; HSLG 9-10

The Beginning of Modern Private-Sector Labor Law; HSLG 35-47,

CS 2-3

III.                            Unions and Labor Law in the Public Sector

                                                                A.             Early History and the Boston Police Strike; HSLG 48-54

                                                                B.             Public-Sector Unions After 1960; HSLG 63-64

                                                                C.            First Amendment Right to Organize; HSLG 64-65; 70-71

                                                                D.            Twenty-First Century Public Sector Labor Law; HSLG 71-76,

                                                                                CS 3-5

 

 

Moot Court Society
§355.1
Prof. Semeraro

No initial assignment.

Negotiations Theory & Skills
§292.1
Prof. Waldman

Week 1 

I. Introduction

            A. Overview of Course and Introduction

                        Opening Exercise on Interviewing

B. Three Models of Legal Counseling, READ The Counselor –At-Law: A Collaborative Approach to Client Interviewing and Counseling Chs. 1 , 2 and 3.  

C. Acquiring Information with Appropriate Communication Skills:

Effective Listening and Questioning

READ CaL, Ch. 3 on Communication Skills

Exercises: Attentive and Proactive Listening Mini-Exercises (Handout) and Integrative Exercise at Mediation Representation  Handout: Ch.1.3 Questions 3 at pp. 87-89

Patent Clinic Seminar
§572.1
Prof. Afshar

1. Read California Rules of Professional Conduct §§3-100, 3-110 & 3-500

 

2. Review Patent Process - http://www.uspto.gov/patents/process/index.jsp

AND

Patent FAQs - http://www.uspto.gov/faq/patents.jsp

 

3. Read: US patent No. 7707933, and Outline different sections of the patent

 

 

Patent Law

§414.1

Prof. Simon

(1)  Read Patent Law Syllabus/Policies (to be posted on TWEN).

(2)  Read pp. 1-7 (through note 2), p. 16 (start at § 1.3[b][5]) - p. 21, p. 30 (start at § 1.4[b])- 32 in the Adelman casebook.

(3)  Briefly skim iPod patent for 5 minutes (to be posted on TWEN).

 

Pre Bar Fundamentals
All
Prof. Matsumoto

Please complete the pre-class questionnaire located on the Docket in the course materials for this course and bring a HARD COPY to our first class.  I will not accept emailed copies.  Part of exam success is reading comprehension as well as following directions.  This is a credit/no credit assignment.  The purpose is to assess how you are feeling heading into the exam.  There are no correct answers-everyone has different thoughts about the bar exam.  We will discuss your answers in a later class, but the identity of the contributors will be kept confidential. 

 

 

Professional Responsibility 
§140.1
Prof. Christensen

See Syllabus in TWEN    

Professional Responsibility 
§140.2
Prof. Schwabach

Reading:Text 1-14, 21-78

MR Pmbl., 1.0, 5.5(a), 8.1

Topic:The regulation

of lawyers

Problems: Weed

In re Mustafa

The Doctored Resume

Professional Sports Law
§530.1
Prof. Grossman

Chapter 5. Coaches’ Contracts ... Read: 331 - 375

Property I
§141.1
Prof. Markey

Register for this class on TWEN.

 

Read the Introduction to Property I in the Course Supplement, which will be posted on TWEN by December 1.

 

Read the following material in the casebook, brief the cases, and be prepared to discuss:

 

    First Possession: Acquisition of Property by Discovery and Capture (pp. 1-30 & 33-40; Johnson, Pierson, Ghen).

 

 

Property I
§141.2
Prof. Schwabach

 

18-35 Acquisition by capture

Pierson v. Post

Ghen v. Rich

Keeble v. Hickeringill

Property II
§142.1
Prof. Semeraro

 

From Semeraro, Property Law in the United States of America -                Introducing Nuisance & Zoning  287-303 (McCarty, Euclid & Nectow)            

 

Property II
§142.2
Prof. Simon

Please register for TWEN and read the Syllabus.                          

Read pages 541-544 and 570-93.

Please attempt Supplemental Problems 1-2 and Dukeminier book problem number 2 on page 575.

 

Public Interest Lawyering
§383.1
Prof. Neiman

Read California Access to Justice Commission, Action Plan for Justice (Executive Summary) at http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/accessJustice/2007_Summary_Edition_Action-Plan-Justice%207.2.12.pdf.

 

Read Legal Services Corporation, Documenting the Justice Gap in America (2009) at http://www.lsc.gov/sites/default/files/LSC/pdfs/documenting_the_justice_gap_in_america_2009.pdf

 

Access to Justice, p. 3-11

 

NLADA History of Civil Legal Aid (http://www.nlada.org/About/About_HistoryCivil)

 

 

Refugee & Asylum Law

§376.1

Prof. Durst

Musalo Text pp. 3-19, 24-27, 33-37

Remedies
§166.1
Prof. Templin

Read pp. 1-16 in REMEDIES: CASES, PRACTICAL PROBLEMS AND EXERCISES by Weaver, Partlett, Kelly, and Cardi (3th Ed., 2013).

 

Remedies
§166.2
Prof. Wezelman

Read pp. 1-41and 49-53 in Remedies (Rendleman), 8th Edition.

 

Read pp. 1-2 of the Class 1 Handout posted in the “Course Materials” section for this course on the Docket. 

Scholarly Legal Writing
§418.1
Prof. Christensen

See Syllabus in TWEN

Securities Regulation

§281.1

Prof. Guzelian

Choi & Pritchard, pp. 1-22

Small Business Law Center Clinic Seminar
§523.1
Prof. Nieman/Slattery

Read the Small Business Law Center’s Policies and Procedures Handbook

 

Locate and read Susan R. Jones, Small Business and Community Economic Development: Transactional Lawyering for Social Change and Economic Justice, 4 Clinical L. Rev. 195 (1997)

 

Locate and read California Rules of Professional Conduct §§1-200, 1-300, 1-400, 3-100, 3-110 & 3-500 

 

Please prepare a 1 paragraph bio of yourself that tells us who you are, why you joined the SBLC, and what your future career plans include.

 

 

Solo Practice Concentration
§600.1
Prof. McCoy

The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business, Josh Kaufman (2012) - Read pages 32 – 40 (From the chapter entitled “What You’ll Learn in This Book” through the chapter entitled “The Iron Law of the Market”)

 

Spanish for Legal Professionals

§430.1

Prof. Arizmendi

Read: Chapter 1: "Necessary Skills", Pages 1-32.

 

Taxation of Business Organizations

§268.1

Prof. Winchester

 

Register for this course on TWEN

 

Read the following pages in the Kwall Text: pages 1 to 10 (stopping a section D) and pages 203-210 (omit Rev. Rul. 99-5).

 

Familiarize yourself with the following provisions of the Internal Revenue Code located in the statutory supplement: 761(a) (first sentence), 7701(a)(2) and (3), 1361(a), (b)(1) and (2), and 7704(a) and (b). Also quickly skim 1361(b)(3) through (e).

 

Familiarize yourself with the following Treasury Regulations located in the statutory supplement: 301.7701-1 (focusing on ¶ (a)(2) and (a)(4)) 301.7701-2(a) through (c), 301.7701-3(a) and (b)(1).

 

Complete the Worksheet for Class 1 (Posted on TWEN and on the Docket under course materials).

 

The Law of Amateur Sports

§511.1

Prof. Green

Read Chapter 1 of the textbook and e-mail the Reading Reaction Essay set forth on page 3 of the Syllabus no later than Sunday, January 10 at 5:00 PM.

 

Torts I
§111.1
Prof. Delman

For the first day of class, please read the material and brief (as best you can) the cases in the following order:  pp. 1-4, 5-6 (Weaver v. Ward), 4-5 (The Case of Thorns), 7-10 (Brown v. Kendall), 10-13 (Cohen v. Petty), 13-16 (Spano v. Perini), 17-20 (Garrat v. Dailey), 25-27 (McGuire v. Almy), and 24-25 (Ranson v. Kitner)  in Prosser, Wade and Schwartz's Torts: Cases and Materials (Prosser), 12th Edition, Foundation.

 

Read pp. 3-6 in Understanding Torts (Diamond), 5th Edition, LexisNexis.

 

Read pp. 3-5 in The Law of Torts: Examples and Explanations (Glannon), 5th Edition, Aspen.

 

Students must bring the casebook (Prosser) to class.  We will use it in every class.  The other two books are required reading, but do not bring them to class.  The Understanding Torts book is available online as a pdf, and if you prefer to read it that way instead of buying it, that’s fine. 

 

Torts II 
§112.1 & §112.4
Prof. Dyson

Vicarious Liability, 688-689, Murrell v. Goertz 695-697; Bussard v. Minimned, 689-691; O’Shea v. Welch 691-695; Maloney v. Rath 697-701

Torts II 
§112.2 & §112.3
Prof. Bisom-Rapp

 

 First Week’s Assignment: Monday, Jan. 11 and Wed., Jan 13

Schwartz, Kelly and Partlett, PROSSER, WADE AND SCHWARTZ’S TORTS, 12th Edition, Foundation Press (2010) (CB)

Glannon, THE LAW OF TORTS: EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS, Fourth Edition, Aspen (2010) (GL)

Diamond, Levine, and Madden, UNDERSTANDING TORTS, Fourth Edition, LexisNexis (2010) (UT)

WEEK TOPIC CB GL UT

1 Strict Liability

Animals 713-719 321-341 247-263

Rylands v Fletcher 719-726

Indiana Harbor 729-737

Foster v Preston Mill 737-739

Golden v Amory 739-741

Sandy v Bushey 741-744

Trademark Clinic Seminar
§574.1
Prof. Cataudella &

Prof. Gibbs

Not  Yet Received from the Professor

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Trademark & Unfair Competition Law
§329.1
Prof. Rierson

Class #1 B Introduction, Background, and Overview

$ Casebook, pp. 3-41

$ Lanham Act '' 32, 43(a) (15 U.S.C. '' 1114(1), 1125(a))

 

Trial Practice 
§170.1

Prof. Begovich

PLEASE READ PAGES 1-53 IN DIXON V. PROVIDENTIAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY AND PREPARE AN OUTLINE OF QUESTIONS FOR THE DIRECT EXAMINATION & CROSS-EXAMINATION OF SHERIFF FRED WEBB.

 

Trial Practice

§170.2

Prof. Grossman

 

Read chapters 1-3. Prepare a Case Evaluation Memorandum, as outlined

in § 3.6, Page 54 of the text. For this assignment only, you will represent

the party, based upon the first initial of your last name:

A-G Prosecution, criminal case

H-M Defense, criminal case

N-R Plaintiff, civil case

S-Z Defense, civil case

Textbook: Dynamics of Trial Practice: Problems and Materials (Fourth Edition)

Authors: Ronald L. Carlson and Edward J. Imwinkelried

Thomson West (2010)

Trial Practice 
§170.3
Prof. Siegel

15 Jan 16                               Administration, Case Analysis and Brainstorming case                                                                                   theme and theory

 

READ:                     Read State v. Diamond

Lubet, Chapters 1 and 3

Problem 3.9, Policeman on Surveillance – ATTACHED TO SYLLABUS AS APPENDIX “C”

 

All prepare case analysis for both prosecution and defense in the attached problem 3.9.  Develop suggested themes and theories for each side.

 

There will be a lecture on Opening Statements

 

 

 

Veteran's Legal Assistance Clinic
§429.1
Prof. Gilmartin

No initial assignment.

Wills & Trusts
§171.1
Prof. Wenger

 

 

 

Read: Dukeminier 1-34

 

Wills & Trusts
§171.2
Prof. Martindill

Read the Introduction and Class 1 of Wills and Trusts Course Outline to be posted in the “Course Materials” section of the Docket for this course on the Docket. 

Read Probate Codes 6400 and 6401(a) (b).  Purchase of a hard copy of the California Probate Code is not required.  Students must have access to the Probate Code and read the assigned Sections prior to class.

Know the following introductory definitions:

A) Will or Testament- a document that is a lawful, voluntary disposition of assets upon death
B) Codicil-a written supplement or amendment to a Will
C) Testator/trix (Transferor) - one who makes a Will
D) Devise-gift of real property
E) Bequest-gift of personal property
F) Legacy-gift of money
G) Heir/Heir-at-law - those persons designated by statute as being next in line to inherit
H) Beneficiary (Transferee)-those persons named in the Will to inherit
I) Issue- lineal descendants of decedent
J) Probate, Surrogate, Orphan’s Court-Court having jurisdiction to hear matters arising from decedent’s estates or trusts

K) Testate-Decedent dies leaving a valid Will which directs disposition of estate

L) Intestate-Decedent dies without a Will and estate is distributed according to state law

M) Decedent-Person who died and whose estate distribution is in question