Assignments for First Day/Week of Classes
Fall 2015 Beginning Monday, August 24

If your course does not appear on this page, please check back-- first day assignments are still being submitted.

On this page:
» Adoption - Hazlett
» Children in the Law - Roberts
» Civil Procedure II (1) - Concannon
» Civil Procedure II (2) - Slinkard
» Conflict of Laws - Warner
» Constitutional Law II - Rich
» Copyright Law - Judd
» Criminal Law (A) - Ramirez
» Criminal Law (B) - Kaye
» Criminal Procedure - Kaye
» Criminal Procedure II - Ramirez
» Debtor/Creditor Relations - Boyack
» Decedents' Estates and Trusts - Grant
» Employment Law - Mastrosimone
» Environmental Law - Duncan
» Evidence - Concannon
» Evolution of a Business Transaction - Westbrook
» Family Law - Elrod
» Immigration Law - Castillo
» Intellectual Property - Judd
» International Business Transactions - Westbrook
» Interviewing and Counseling - Leisinger
» Introduction to Anglo-American Law - Sourgens
» Judicial Externship - Grant
» Jurisprudence - Rich
» Law Practice Management - Zimmerman
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (A1) - Kowalski
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (A2) - Grant
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (AB) - Jackson
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (B1) - Kowalski
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (B2) - Jackson
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (J) - Mastrosimone
» Legislation - Rubenstein
» Mediation - Laird/Barrett
» Negotiation - Glaser
» Pretrial Advocacy-Criminal - Francis
» Professional Responsibility - Rubenstein
» Property (A) - Duncan
» Property (B) - Boyack
» Workers' Compensation - Cooper/Fisher


Adoption - Hazlett for Monday, 8/24/2015


Children in the Law - Roberts for Monday, 8/24/2015

  1. Review scope of class, goals, context and history.
  2. Read in Text Chapters 1 and 9.
  3. Deshaney v Winnebago.
  4. 489 U.S. 189, 109 S. Ct. 998, 103 L. Ed. 2d 249, 1989 U.S.


Civil Procedure II (1) - Concannon for Tuesday, 8/25/2015
Please read pp. 60-64 in Yeazell textbook. Chapter II

  • A) Jurisdiction of the Person
  • 1) The Traditional Approach - Pennoyer v. Neff
  • Test 65-76
  • At the top of page 66, read Kansas Supp. 44
  • At page 75, read Kansas Supp. p. 45-46; scan examples of modern forms of an affidavit for service by publication, notice of suit by publication, and execution on a judgement in KS. Supp. 39-43.
  • 2) Modern Mechanics of Challenging Personal Jurisdiction
  • Rule 12 (a)(1)(A), Aa)(4), (b), (g), (h), and (I) (Plus Advisory Committee Comments, Fed. Supp. p. 40 re: 1966 amendment); Rule 6(b).
  • Text 76-78
  • Kansas Supp. 47

  • Civil Procedure II (2) - Slinkard for Monday, 8/24/2015

    • Review the casebook table of contents.
    • Read pp. 1 - 12 (n.1), 17 - 20, and 27 - 28.


    Conflict of Laws - Warner for Monday, 8/24/2015
    Introduction, Syllabus, Traditional Choice of Law.
    Read pp. v - ix, 1 - 43.


    Constitutional Law II - Rich for Tuesday, 8/25/2015
    Read Maggs & Smith, Constitutional Law: A Contemporary Approach, 2nd Edition, pp. 1-22 and 465-85.
    Note: This fall we will be using the 2nd edition, which is the same text that was used in your Constitutional Law I course. I will provide a supplement to that text. Do not purchase the 3rd Edition.)


    Copyright Law - Judd for Tuesday, 8/25/2015
    Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    • US Constitution Art. 1, Section 8, Clause 8
    • Cohen pp. 3 - 23
    Thursday, August 27, 2015
    • Cohen pp. 23-35
    • 17 U.S.C. Section 102
    • 17 U.S.C. Section 101 - definitions of "fixed," "copy" and "phonorecord"
    • 17 U.S.C. Section 1101(a)
    • Cohen pp. 49 - 61


    Criminal Law (A) - Ramirez for Tuesday, 8/25/2015
    Foundation Principles of the American Criminal Justice System; Proof of Guilt at Trial; Standards of Review; Jury Nullification.

    • Read: Dressler & Garvey, pp. 1-9, 13-28 (for Part D. 1, pp. 9-13, review only notes 2, 3, and 5, after reviewing Handout-see below).
    • Handout: First Day Packet: Reading Excerpts for First Day of Class: In re Winship and Sandstrom v. Montana; Exercise on Jury Instructions; questions for Owens v. State.


    Criminal Law (B) - Kaye for Saturday, 8/25/2018
    CB=Casebook (Criminal Law Dressler and Garvey, 6th Ed.

    1. Read Chapter 1: Read as background material: Sections A and B. pp. 1-7; for discussion; pp. 7-13; Owens v. State, pp. 13-16; Notes pp. 16-18; State v. Ragland, pp. 19-22; notes pp. 22-28.
    2. Read Chapter 2: Background: pp. 29-48. For discussion: People v. Du, and People v. Du (appeal) p. 51-61; People v. Gementera and Notes, pp. 61-69.


    Criminal Procedure - Kaye for Monday, 8/24/2015


    Criminal Procedure II - Ramirez for Wednesday, 8/26/2015
    Read the following:

    • Chapter One: Introduction to Criminal Procedure (a.k.a. Bail to Jail): Stages of Criminal Justice System; Purpose of Procedural Rules; Incorporations of the Bill of Rights, and Retroactivity--Please read the following prior to the first class meeting:
    • Erwin Chemerinsky & Laurie L. Levenson, Criminal Procedure: Adjudication (Second Ed. 2013)): pp. 1-30


    Debtor/Creditor Relations - Boyack for Tuesday, 8/25/2015

    • Read Course Syllabus.
    • Sign up for class website on TWEN.
    • Read Casebook Assignment 1 (pp. 1-21) & Solve Problems 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3.
    • (Casebook = Elizabeth Warren & Jay Lawrence Westbrook, The Law of Debtors and Creditors (7th edition, 2013)


    Decedents' Estates and Trusts - Grant for Monday, 8/24/2015
    Please Read for first day:

    1. Text pages 1 - 15: Freedom of Disposition and Dead Hand
    2. Text Pages 26 - 34: Constitutional Imperative
    3. Skim 41 - 51: The Mechanics of Succession


    Employment Law - Mastrosimone for Monday, 8/24/2015
    Read Rothstein & Liebman pages 3-26 and signup for the class on TWEN.


    Environmental Law - Duncan for Wednesday, 8/26/2015

    • Please be prepared to discuss handout available in wall bin outside Room 302.
    • Please read at least the first two "opinions" for Monday, August 24, 2015.


    Evidence - Concannon for Monday, 8/24/2015


    Evolution of a Business Transaction - Westbrook for Wednesday, 8/26/2015
    This class will be a practice-skills oriented introduction to business transactions. You are not expected to have any prior transactional experience.

    1. The class will not meet during the regular class time during the first week. Instead, each of you will meet with me to practice client interviewing skills. During our meeting, I will go over the class with you, and then we will discuss the transaction the class will study this semester. You will have a chance to ask questions about the transaction in order to learn what you need to know about the deal. I expect the meetings to last about 30 - 45 minutes. You do not need to do any reading to prepare for them.
    2. You should sign up for a meeting time. There is a sign-up sheet posted on the door of my office (332). Times are available on Thursday, August 27th, Friday, August 28th, and Tuesday, September 1st. Hopefully there will be a time that is convenient for you. If not, please email me (amy.westbrook at washburn.edu) and we will arrange a time that works for you.
    Please do not hesitate to email me if you have any questions. I look forward to meeting with you.


    Family Law - Elrod for Tuesday, 8/25/2015


    Immigration Law - Castillo for Wednesday, 8/26/2015
    Read the following:

    • Immigration Law Handbook (ILH) pages 11 - 17.
    • Flip through (don't read) ILH pages 283 - 1084.
    • Aleinikoff Chapter 4, pages 238 - 271.


    Intellectual Property - Judd for Wednesday, 8/26/2015


    International Business Transactions - Westbrook for Tuesday, 8/25/2015
    Welcome! There are three things you need to know at this point:

    1. This class will be a basic introduction to international business transactions. There are no prerequisites. There will be a strong emphasis on practice skills.
    2. There will be no class on Tuesday, August 25th. The first day of class will be Thursday, August 27th (at 9:05 am in room 327).
    3. The assignment for Thursday, August 27th (an introduction to the class and some of the basic concepts) is to read pages 3 - 18 of the Textbook (Amy Deen Westbrook, International Business Transactions: A Context and Practice Casebook, Carolina Academic Press (c) 2014).


    Interviewing and Counseling - Leisinger for Monday, 8/24/2015
    Please read:

    • Chapter 1, "Three Models of Legal Counseling", page 1 - 10 in "The Counselor-at-Law: A collaborative Approach to Client Interviewing and Counseling", Third Edition; DiPippa, Peters and Cochran - 2014.
    • Be sure you have the most recent third edition. Be prepared to discuss the material.


    Introduction to Anglo-American Law - Sourgens for Monday, 8/10/2015
    Please read: Fletcher & Sheppard, American Law in the Global Context, the Basics, pp. 15-27.


    Judicial Externship - Grant for Friday, 9/11/2015
    First Meeting will be on September 11, 2015.
    Please Read Chapter 12 plus reading certification (posted on TWEN).


    Jurisprudence - Rich for Monday, 8/24/2015
    Read Hayman, Levit & Delgado, Jurisprudence: Classic and Contemporary, 2nd Edition, Prologue (pp. v-xii).


    Law Practice Management - Zimmerman for Tuesday, 8/25/2015
    Read the two economic surveys posted on D2L.


    Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (A1) - Kowalski for Tuesday, 8/25/2015

    1. For the first day of class, please become familiar with your textbooks by skimming the tables of contents and the indexes. Doing so will help you get a sense of how the course is laid out.
    2. If you wish to work ahead for Thursday's class, you can begin studying the first chapter in A Lawyer Writes, as well as in Basic Legal Research, We will discuss readings and assignments when we review the syllabus on Tuesday.
    3. You may wish to wait on registering for Core Grammar for Lawyers until we review the syllabus on Tuesday and can assign your section names for the software.
    4. The syllabus and TWEN site will be made available Monday afternoon, and the class will receive an email when they are ready.


    Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (A2) - Grant for Tuesday, 8/25/2015
    Please read:

    1. Edwards Chapter 1
    2. Sloan Chapter
    3. Rowe article (on TWEN)
    4. Pre-Class Memo (on TWEN)


    Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (AB) - Jackson for Tuesday, 8/25/2015
    Please read pages 3 - 9 and 17 - 23 in Linda Edwards's Legal Writing and Analysis.


    Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (B1) - Kowalski for Tuesday, 8/25/2015

    1. For the first day of class, please become familiar with your textbooks by skimming the tables of contents and the indexes. Doing so will help you get a sense of how the course is laid out.
    2. If you wish to work ahead for Thursday's class, you can begin studying the first chapter in A Lawyer Writes, as well as in Basic Legal Research, We will discuss readings and assignments when we review the syllabus on Tuesday.
    3. You may wish to wait on registering for Core Grammar for Lawyers until we review the syllabus on Tuesday and can assign your section names for the software.
    4. The syllabus and TWEN site will be made available Monday afternoon, and the class will receive an email when they are ready.


    Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (B2) - Jackson for Tuesday, 8/25/2015
    Please read pages 3 - 9 and 17 - 23 in Linda Edwards's Legal Writing and Analysis.


    Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (J) - Mastrosimone for Tuesday, 8/25/2015

    1. Sign up for the TWEN page for class.
    2. Read the Supplemental Reading Material 1 on Bar Exam statistics found on the TWEN site.
    3. Read the course schedule and class policies found on the TWEN site.
    4. Read the Supplemental Reading Material 2 on the Hardy & Tisdale problem found on the TWEN site. Be prepared to discuss the problem and cases in class. Draft an annotated outline of a synthesized rule from the cases in the Hardy and Tisdale problem set to determine when a person will be admitted to the bar despite having less than perfect "character and fitness." Please bring a hard copy of your annotated rule to pass in during class. This will count as an "analytical exercise."


    Legislation - Rubenstein for Tuesday, 8/25/2015
    Read in textbook; pp 1-37.


    Mediation - Laird/Barrett for Wednesday, 8/26/2015
    Course objectives and grade criteria will be discussed.

    1. Read Chapter 1 and 2 in text.
    2. Introduction to conflict, the mediation process, ABA Model Rule and Kansas Mediation Statue.
    3. Comparative benefits of mediation and adjudication.
    4. Discussion of principled negotiation.
    5. Stages of Mediation; the monologue; confidentiality
    • Assignment: Prepare individual monologue and use in civil simulation.
    • Handouts: Kansas Court Rules; sample opening statements.
    • Note: All assignments are due the following week.


    Negotiation - Glaser for Wednesday, 8/26/2015
    Read:

    1. Russell Korobkin, Negotiation Theory and Strategy (Third Edition.Aspen Publishers, 2014) pp. 5 - 24; 223 - 232.
    2. G. Richard Shell, Bargaining for Advantage (Penguin Books, 2006) Introduction and pp. 3 - 25.


    Pretrial Advocacy-Criminal - Francis for Tuesday, 8/25/2015

    • For the first workshop session, please read the ABA Prosecution Function Standards excerpt, ABA Defense Function Standards excerpt, and Kansas Supreme Court Rule 3.8, all available on the course TWEN page under the "Course Materials" tab.
    • We will meet in Room 150 on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
    • During this first workshop, we will watch a movie which we will refer to at different points in the semester.
    • Due to the length of the movie, this workshop will run 95 minutes. You will get the extra time back later in the semester.
    • Please enroll in the course TWEN page before the first day.
    • Also, please hold off on purchasing your copy of the State v. Tyler case materials until you are informed which side of the case you will be working on.


    Professional Responsibility - Rubenstein for Tuesday, 8/25/2015
    There is not an assignment for the first day of class.


    Property (A) - Duncan for Monday, 8/24/2015
    Introduction


    Property (B) - Boyack for Monday, 8/24/2015

    • Read Syllabus
    • Register for course on TWEN.
    • Start Assignment 1 (through p. 12) (In case book: Edward Rabin, Roberta Kwall, Jeffrey Kwall, Craig Anthony Arnold, Fundamentals of Modern Property Law (Foundation Press, 6th ed. 2011)


    Workers' Compensation - Cooper/Fisher for Thursday, 8/27/2015
    Read from textbook;

    • Chapter 1, pp. 1 - 21
    • Chapter 2, pp. 61 - 83


    Please forward assignment additions/updates to Donna McMurry in the Dean's Office.