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LISTED BELOW ARE THE INITIAL ASSIGNMENTS FOR UPCOMING SEMESTERS.  AS YOU CONTINUE TO SCROLL DOWN YOU WILL FIND ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE FOLLOWING SEMESTERS:

 

  • Spring Intersession 2016
  • Summer 2016

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INITIAL ASSIGNMENTS FOR Spring Intersession 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.

 

 

SPRING 2016 INTERSESSION INITIAL ASSIGNMENTS

Course

Book

Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Criminal Context

§543.1

Professor Brown

Read The Little Book of Restorative Justice (in its entirety)

 

Read Excerpts from Settling Accounts by Diane Orentlicher

 

Read 100 Yale L.J. 2537-2558 (up to “Post-Nuremberg Developments”) and 2582 (from Customary Law: Disappearances, Extra-Legal Executions and Torture”)- 2585 (up to Customary Law-Crimes Against Humanity)

 

Read Extraordinary Evil, Ordinary Crime: A Framework for Understanding Transitional Justice

 

Read 15 Human Rights Journal 39 (please read in entirety)

 

Read Between Vengeance and Forgiveness: Facing History After Genocide and Mass Violence, pages 9-33

 

Read Case Study-South Africa A Human Being Died that Night, pages 13-78

 

Read Country of My Skull , Introduction, 1-66;142-161

 

California Legal Research

§544.1

Professor Templo

Initial Assignment:

  • Macfarlane – Chapters 1, 2, & 10
  • Jason Wilson, Dear Law Students, Secondary Sources are Like Cheeseburgers. You Like Those Right? (blog post 8/25/10) (Link in TWEN Course Materials)
  • Optional Reading: Osbeck – Chapter 1

 

Counseling Athletes & Actors on Product Merchandising

§553.1
Professor Lodes

The initial assignment and reading that should be completed before the first class is listed in the syllabus which is posted on the Docket. Please send an email to jlasalle@tjsl.edu if you are unable to find it.

Deposition Practice

§252.1

Professor Christensen

Sign up for this class on TWEN

 

Pre-Class Preparation

Students should review the following materials carefully prior to the first class session.  Begin the process of assembling a notebook including relevant materials, including copies of the rules and relevant forms.  You should plan to spend approximately 8 hours carefully reviewing these materials before the first class.

 

  1. Reading: Effective Deposition Textbook – All
  2. Kramm Court Reporting Website http://www.kramm.com/about/court-reporting.php  - Spend a couple of hours reviewing website and the forms and documents available there.
  3. Deposition Videos:

Plaintiff Attorney’s Deposition of Co-Defendant Physician’s Assistant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL99U ukJPI

 

Example Expert Deposition of Defendant Doctor’s Medical Expert

Medical Malpractice Deposition

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Available on the Web. We will discuss these videos in the course, but you should review once before the course, and then rewatch during the course.

  1. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 27-31 Read: Rules Text & advisory committee notes; take notes on Rules.
  2. Materials for Mock Exercise and Outline for Deposition:

Available on the Deposition Practice TWEN Page – Familiarize yourself with the facts by reviewing all materials carefully and taking notes.

 

Introduction to Mediation

§423.1

Professor Brown

All assignments are to be electronically submitted to mbrown@tjsl.edu. Assignment 1 is

due prior to the first day of class. Assignment 2 - Journal is due Monday, May 23, 2016.

1.First Assignment Questions (Due before the first day of class )

 

Choose One Written Assignment from the bullet points 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); OR

• 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)

 

2. 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)

Legal Reasoning and Argument

§120.1

Professor Vandevelde

Your reading for the first day provides background for the class. For the first day, please read in the textbook pages 1-56, 235-257, and 259-302.  Class discussion will focus on pages 31-34, 53-56, and 235-257.

 

Oral Argument of Criminal Motions

§256.1

Judge William Wise

On Monday we will spend some time doing practice bail arguments. Each student will prepare and deliver a short argument for why the defendant should be held in custody without bail during the pendency of his case (prosecutor), or why detention is not necessary and why he should be released on bail (defense attorney). Read the relevant authority posted in the Course Materials on the Docket for this course, and choose one case to argue from the three sample cases. Prepare a 2-minute argument as either the prosecutor or defense attorney for one of the three sample cases. Assume that no witnesses will be called and no evidence will be presented at the hearing, but you will proffer the facts in your case (proffer means to simply tell the judge what the facts are).

 

Keep in mind that the judge’s primary concerns will be whether the defendant will permanently flee to another country if released on bail, and if the defendant will pose a danger to the community if released on bail.

(If you are unable to find the course materials on the Docket, please email jlasalle@tjsl.edu .)

 

 

 

INITIAL ASSIGNMENTS FOR Summer 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.

 

 

SUMMER 2016 SUMMER INITIAL ASSIGNMENTS

Course

Book

Arbitration

§247.1

Professor Zanville

Before the first class, read casebook Chapter 1, Stone, Bales, & Colvin, Arbitration Law, 3d ed. (Foundation Press 2015).

 

Business Associations

§115.1

Professor Winchester

 

1. Purchase the required books and also purchase a Turning Technologies ResponseCard RF device (a    

             “clicker”).

 

2. Register for Business Associations - Winchester on TWEN.

 

3. Read the following portions in Kleinberger: 

    Pages 1-4, 7-14, 17-35, 37-52, 63-67, 97-99, 151-161, 163-167, and 169-173.  You are advised to first    

            consult Class 1 Worksheet and Class 2 Worksheet (See instruction 4 below).

 

4. Complete Class 1 Worksheet and Class 2 Worksheet.  Both are available on TWEN under the   

    “Worksheets” link. 

 

 

CA Pre-Trial Preparation

§506.1

Professor Ramey

 

Register for the course on TWEN.  Download and read “Understanding the Adversarial System” before class (available in Course Materials on TWEN). 

 

Client Interviewing & Counseling

§213.1 & §213.2

Professor Sanzo

         

INITIAL ASSIGNMENT: 

 

Read:                      Part One: Introduction to Interviewing and Counseling, pp. 2-13.  

                       

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 10 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 attorneys’ 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 attorneys’ 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

Please check back for updates

Criminal Procedure

§106.1

Professor Muir

Reading assignment for first class on June 7th

Required texts: Basic Criminal Procedure, 14th Edition, publisher: West by Kamisar, La Faye, Israel, King, Kerr, & Primus (*Denotes case on reserve in library)

 

"Incorporation" of Bill of Rights, as applied to states via 14th Amend. pp. 25-27

Early application re: forcible bodily extractions (Rochin, Schmerber) pp.27-31

(but see new case Missouri v. McNeely limiting Schmerber on all DUI's, which will be discussed later under "exigent circumstances" at page 4 of Course Outline to be provided at first class)

 

BEGIN RIGHT TO COUNSEL UNDER THE 6TH AMENDMENT

 

Right to appointed counsel (Powell", Betts, Gideon, Argersinger, Scott, Nichols, Shelton) pp. 62-66; 70-75

Right to counsel of one's choice (Gonzalez-Lopez) pp. 109-114

When right to counsel first "attaches" (Kirby) pp. 725-726; at first court appearance (Rothgery) pp. 76-80

Right to self-representation (Faretta) pp. 96-98; can mentally ill represent themselves? (Edwards) pp. 106-108

Right to "effective" assistance of counsel (Strickland, Rompilla, Cronic, Bell,) pp. 124-134; 156-159; 161-162; as applied to plea-bargains (Cooper) pp. 139-143

 

Citation for case on reserve in library:

Powell v. Alabama, 287 U.S. 45, 53 S.Ct. 55, 77 L.Ed. 158 (1932)

 

Current Issues in Health Law

§121.1

Professor Morski

Read the article below:

 

http://obamacarefacts.com/affordablecareact-summary/

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, III, and online

§697.1, §698.1, §699.1 & §642.1

Professor Tropp

No Initial Assignment

Introduction to Mediation

§423.1

Professor Brown

All assignments are to be electronically submitted to mbrown@tjsl.edu. Assignment 1 is

due prior to the first day of class. Assignment 2 - Journal is due Monday, June 20, 2016.

1.First Assignment Questions (Due before the first day of class )

 

Choose One Written Assignment from the bullet points 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,

(4 pages); OR

• 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. (4 pages)

 

2. 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)

Judicial Seminars

§641.1 & §702.1

Professor Tropp

No Initial Assignment

Legal Principles

§633.1

Professor Harkins

Enroll in the course on TWEN

Read: Open Book, Ch. 1-3

Mastering, pp. 106-114

Prepare: Complete the Class 1 Reading Sheet (available on TWEN in the “Class One” folder) after you complete the reading.  Submit it before class via the TWEN Drop Box. 

Prepare: Review your Criminal Law notes and outline and bring the information with you to class.

 

Legal Principles

§633.2

Professor Bolus

Enroll in the course on TWEN

Read: Open Book, Ch. 1-3

Mastering, pp. 106-114

Prepare: Complete the Class 1 Reading Sheet (available on TWEN in the “Class One” folder) after you complete the reading.  Submit it before class via the TWEN Drop Box. 

Prepare: Review your Criminal Law notes and outline and bring the information with you to class.

 

Mediation Immersion

§510.1

Professor Morris

Students should view the films "Crash" or "Up In the Air" prior to the class - be prepared to discuss at the first class meeting on June 9th and explain their relevance to mediation.

 

**Note: the actual first class meeting is on Saturday, June 4th - it is a three hour preparation for Small Claims Court and no preparation is needed. 

 

Professional Responsibility

§140.1

Professor Christensen

Model rules:  1.1, 1.4, 5.5 (rules and all comments)

 

Casebook:  pages:  1-8; 18-29; 261-273; and 30-48.

Please check the TWEN page where the syllabus will be posted

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. 

Structuring Deals in Professional Sports

§116.1

Professor McCurdy

SEGMENT ONE

SETTING THE PARADIGM:  PROFESSIONAL SPORTS LEAGUES/FEDERATIONS

 

Wednesday, June 8

 

Introduction, 255-56

League Decision Making, 257

Sports League Operations--Fundamental Characteristics

Fundamental Market Opportunity, 257-58

Tragedy of the Commons Phenomenon, 258-60

Uncertainty of Outcome Hypothesis, 260-63

Sports League Operations--General Structure, 263-65

Sports League Operations—Application of Antitrust Laws

Problem, 266-67

Case File, 267-76

American Needle v. NFL, 58 U.S. 183 (2010)

Deutscher Tennis Bund v. ATP Tour, Inc., 610 F.3d 820 (3d Cir. 2010)

Notes & Comments, 276-78

 

Thursday, June 9

 

Exemptions from Application of Antitrust Laws

Nonstatutory Labor Exemption, 278

The Baseball Antitrust Exemption, 278-80

Problem, 281

Case File, 281-97

Flood v. Kuhn, 407 U.S. 258 (1972)

City of San Jose v. Office of the Comm’r, 776 F.3d 686 (9th Cir. 2015)

The Curt Flood Act of 1998

Notes & Comments, 297-302

 

Trial Practice

§170.1

Professor Siegel

      Administration, Case Analysis and Brainstorming case theme and theory

                              

READ:                     Dixon v. Providential Life Insurance

Bergman, Chapters 1, 2, 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

 

Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic

§429.1

Professor Berenson

Sign up for this course on TWEN

 

 Read David Chavkin, Clinical Legal Education, Chapters 1-3, pp. 1-24; Clinic Primer (available on TWEN); VLAC Policies (available on TWEN).