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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 2015
  • Spring 2015

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                       INITIAL ASSIGNMENTS FOR SPRING INTERSESSION 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

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

 

Business and Tax Planning for the Solo and Small Firm
§555.1
Professors Winchester

Read Peri H. Pakroo, The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California (8th ed.) pp. 8 - 25    

 

Read Anthony Mancuso, How to Form a California Professional Corporation (7th ed.) pp. 2/1 - 3/2.

 

Counseling Athletes & Actors on Product Merchandising

§553.1
Professor Lodes

No Initial Assignment

Criminal Law Topics in Depth: The Crime of Rape

§554.1

Professor Kaye

No Initial Assignment

Free & Low Cost Legal Research
§551.1
Professor Inman

Register for this course on TWEN and read “Free and Low-Cost Research Resources for Any Budget” found in Course Materials on TWEN.

1)     Complete CALI lessons titled “Legal Research 101: The Tools of the Trade” and “Legal Research Methodology” and “Evaluating Websites” using the links provided on the course TWEN page. If you have never accessed CALI lessons before, see the registration instructions on the course TWEN page before trying to complete the lessons.  You must score at least a 70% on each of these three lessons. You can attempt them multiple times, but be sure to use the provided link each time.

Intellectual Property Practicum
§620.1
Professor Semeraro

Read Introduction, I A and B (pp. 1-5); pp. 121-132, patent law intro; pp. 347-348, copyright intro; and pp. 549-550, TM intro

 

All materials can be downloaded from the link to the book at https://semaphorepress.com/IntellectualPropertyLaw_overview.html

 

Introduction to Mediation

§423.1

Professor Waldman

No Initial Assignment

Introduction to Native American Rights & Indian Sovereignty

§552.1

Professor Wildenthal

No Initial Assignment

 

 

 INITIAL ASSIGNMENTS FOR SPRING 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

Arbitration

§247.1

Professor Zanville

NOT YET RECEIVED FROM THE PROFESSOR

Please check back for updates

Business Associations

§115.1

Professor Wenger

NOT YET RECEIVED FROM THE PROFESSOR

Please check back for updates

CA Pre-Trial Preperation

§506.1

Professor Ramey

NOT YET RECEIVED FROM THE PROFESSOR

Please check back for updates

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

Please check back for updates

Criminal Procedure

§106.1

Professor Wise

NOT YET RECEIVED FROM THE PROFESSOR

Please check back for updates

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

Please check back for updates

Judicial Seminars

§641.1 & §702.1

Professor Tropp

No Initial Assignment

Legal Principles

§633.1

Professor Harkins

NOT YET RECEIVED FROM THE PROFESSOR

Please check back for updates

Legal Principles

§633.2

Professor Bolus

NOT YET RECEIVED FROM THE PROFESSOR

Please check back for updates

Legal Principles

§633.3

Professor Day

NOT YET RECEIVED FROM THE PROFESSOR

Please check back for updates

Patient Clinic Seminar

§572.1

Professor Afshar

NOT YET RECEIVED FROM THE PROFESSOR

Please check back for updates

Professional Responsibility

§140.1

Professor Hill

NOT YET RECEIVED FROM THE PROFESSOR

Please check back for updates

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

Please check back for updates

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.