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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

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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