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LISTED BELOW ARE THE INITIAL ASSIGNMENTS FOR UPCOMING SEMESTER.  

 

  • Summer 2015

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 INITIAL ASSIGNMENTS FOR SUMMER 2015 

 

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.

 

Course

Assignment

Business Associations

§115.1

Professor Wenger

NOT YET RECEIVED FROM THE PROFESSOR

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CA Pre-Trial Preperation

§506.1

Professor Ramey

NOT YET RECEIVED FROM THE PROFESSOR

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Client Interviewing & Counseling

§213.1 & §213.2

Professors Sanzo/Fields-Bernard

Read Part One: Introduction to Interviewing and Counseling, pp. 2-13 in Lawyers as Counselors: A Client Centered Approach (Binder), 3rd Edition, Thomson West.

 

Prepare a one-page statement responding to the following hypothetical situation:

 

FACTS: Your rich uncle dies and leaves a will naming you as one of his beneficiaries, the gift is $25,000 cash

 

A will contest has been filed by other relatives not mentioned in the will and the case is set for trial in 18 months. If the will contest is successful, you will get nothing because there is an earlier will in which you are not mentioned.

 

You have received a settlement offer which provides you with a net settlement (after attorney's fees) of $7,500. Your lawyer has indicated that there is a good chance the will contest will be defeated and that, after trial, you may receive net proceeds in the range of $12,500 to $15,000 (after attorney's fees and estimated litigation costs). Your lawyer also told you that she believes this case will proceed to trial if you do not accept this settlement proposal.

 

Do you accept the settlement or proceed to trial? List the reasons for your decision.

 

Community Property

§167.1

Professor Klueck

NOT YET RECEIVED FROM THE PROFESSOR

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Criminal Procedure

§106.1

Professor Wise

NOT YET RECEIVED FROM THE PROFESSOR

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Criminal Procedure

§106.2

Professor Muir

Read pp. 25-31 (but see new case Missouri v. McNeely limiting Schmerber on all DUI=s, which will be discussed later under Aexigent circumstances@ at page 4 of Course Outline to be provided at first class), 71-76, 80-85, (Powell v. Alabama, 287 U.S. 45, 53 S.Ct. 55, 77 L.Ed. 158 (1932) can be found on reserve in the library), Right to appointed counsel (Powell*, Betts, Gideon, Argersinger, Scott, Nichols, Shelton) pp. 71-76; 80-85, Right to counsel of one=s choice (Gonzalez-Lopez) pp. 121-127, When right to counsel first Aattaches@ (Kirby) pp. 769-770; at first court appearance (Rothgery) pp. 85-90, Right to self-representation (Faretta) pp. 107-109; can mentally ill represent themselves? (Edwards)  pp. 118-120, Right to Aeffective@ assistance of counsel (Strickland, Rompilla, Cronic, Bell,) pp. 137-147; 168-171, 173-175; as applied to plea-bargains (Frye; Cooper) in Basic Criminal Procedure (Kasimar), 13th Edition , Thomson West.

 

Read pp. Supp. 27-35 in Modern Criminal Procedure Supplement (Kasimar), 2013 , Thomson West.

Entertainment Law Transactions

§336.1

Professor Novak

No Initial Assignment

Evidence

§138.1

Professor Tafreshi

Read chapters 1-5 in Learning Evidence:  From the Federal Rules to the Courtroom (Merritt), 3rd Edition, West Academic Publishing.

Externship I & II

§697.1 & §698.1

Professor Tropp

No Initial Assignment

Intensive Written Advocacy

§556.1

Professor Nwanna

NOT YET RECEIVED FROM THE PROFESSOR

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Introduction to Mediation

§423.1

Professor Brown

Choose One Written Assignment from below: 

 

Write an essay on a Movie of your Choice (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).

Judicial Seminars

§641.1 & §702.1

Professor Tropp

No Initial Assignment

Legal Principles

All

Register for this course on TWEN.  Complete the Class 1 Reading Sheet (available on TWEN under the “Class One” folder) and submit it before class via the TWEN Drop Box.

 

Review your Defamation notes and outline and bring the information with you to class.

 

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

 

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

Mediation Immersion

§510.1

Professor Waldman

NOT YET RECEIVED FROM THE PROFESSOR

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Patient Clinic Seminar

§572.1

Professor Afshar

NOT YET RECEIVED FROM THE PROFESSOR

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Professional Responsibility

§140.1

Professor Hill

Read:

-ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct:

Preamble, Scope and Rules 1.0, 1.1, 1.4;

 

-Christensen (Text), pp. 1-8; 18-29; 261-273.

 

**Where Model Rules are assigned, this includes the Comments as well which provide important and authoritative explanations of the Rules.

Professional Sports Law & Use of Analytics

§602.1

Professor McCurdy

Read chapter 1 in Diamond Dollars (Gennaro), 2007, Maple Street Press.

Remedies

§166.1

Professor Wezelman

Read pp. 1-41and 49-75 (to note #18); 76-78; 88 (note #6)-101 (to note (b)) in Remedies (Rendleman), 8th Edition, West Academic Publishing.  

Read handout on Remedial Goals, pp. 1-2 and handout on Avoidable Consequences (Green v Smith) posted in the “Course Materials” section for this course on the Docket. 

Small Business Law Center Clinic Seminar

§523.1

Professor Nieman

Read the SBLC handbook prior to class.  The handbook will be emailed to you prior to the start of the semester.

 

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

 

Read California Rules of Professional Conduct §§1-200, 1-300 & 1-400.

 

Read California Business & Professions Code §§ 6125-6126.

 

Trademark Clinic Seminar

§574.1

Professor Lane

NOT YET RECEIVED FROM THE PROFESSOR

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Trial Practice

§170.1

Professor Siegel

 

Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic

§429.1

Professor Berenson

Sign up for this course on TWEN and read the VLAC policies and Steven K. Berenson, A Primer for New Civil Law Clinic Students, 38 McGeorge L. Rev. 603 (2007).

 

Read chapters 1-3 in Clinical Legal Education: A Textbook for Law School Clinical Programs (Chavkin), 2002.