Assignments for First Day/Week of Classes
Fall 2019 Beginning Monday, August 26

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

On this page:
» Administrative Law - Rubenstein
» Business Associations - Westbrook
» Commercial Law - Sourgens
» Conflict of Laws - Warner
» Constitutional Law II - Jackson, JD
» Copyright Law - Judd
» Corporate Compliance: Law and Policy - Westbrook
» Criminal Law (A) - Francis
» Criminal Law (B) - Francis
» Criminal Procedure - Ramirez
» Domestic Violence - Hartz
» Employee Benefits Law - Mastrosimone
» Employment Law - Alaka
» Energy Regulation - Pierce
» Evidence - Ramirez
» Family Law - Elrod
» Federal Courts - Glashausser
» Intellectual Property - Judd
» Interviewing and Counseling - Leisinger
» Kansas Legal Research - Sneed
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (A1) - Matthews
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (A2) - Kowalski
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (AB) - Alaka
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (B1) - Matthews
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (B2) - Kowalski
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (J) - Jackson, JD
» Military Law - Romig
» Multistate Legal Analysis - Griggs, M
» Negotiation - Glaser
» Oil and Gas Joint Operations - Sourgens
» Oil and Gas Law - Griggs, B
» Pretrial Advocacy-Civil - Slinkard
» Professional Responsibility - Rubenstein
» Property (B) - Griggs, B.
» Real Estate Transactions - Pierce
» Tax Policy Seminar - McMillan
» Taxation of Individual Income - McMillan
» Torts (B) - Glashausser
» Writing for Law Practice - Ewert


Administrative Law - Rubenstein for Monday, 8/26/2019
Please read pp. 1-9, and pp. 47-49(top_ of the textbook (Gary Lawson, Federal Administrative Law (7th ed.). As you read, consider the following questions: What is an agency? Why do we have agencies? What do agencies do? What are agency actions?

In addition, choose any federal agency that has a single person as the head of that agency (usually the person's title will be Secretary or Administrator; if the name of the agency has "Commisison" or "Board" in the title, it is not headed by an individual, so choose a different agency). Find a news article describing a policy initiative of that agency under the Trump Administration that differs from (or tries to reverse) a policy initiative undertaken by the Obama Administration. Be as specific as you can, and be prepared to explain what you found.

Please Register for this course on TWEN.


Business Associations - Westbrook for Monday, 8/26/2019
Textbook: Palmiter, Partnoy and Pollman's Business Organizations: A Contemporary Approach (3rd Ed., 2019)(West Interactive Casebook Series)

  • Topics:
  • Introduction to the Class
  • Firms and Risk
  • Meinhard v. Salmon
  • Readings: Palmiter, Partnoy & Pollman, Chapter 1, pp. 3-25


Commercial Law - Sourgens for Monday, 8/26/2019
Read pages 3-54 and UCC sections mentioned in the text.


Conflict of Laws - Warner for Tuesday, 8/27/2019
Read pages V-IX and 3-42 in the casebook, concentrating on the four primary cases: Alabama Great Southern Railroad v. Carroll, Milliken v. pratt, In re Barrie's Estate, and White v. Tennant


Constitutional Law II - Jackson, JD for Monday, 8/26/2019
Read Maggs and Smith, pp. 533-579


Copyright Law - Judd for Monday, 8/26/2019
Unit 1: Introduction, History, Theoretical Approaches

  • U.S. Constituiton Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8
  • Casebook - Fromer and Sprigman ("FS") Table of Contents, pp. 1-16, Patry, pp. 1-6; 82-87
  • Write a brief essay (300-500 words) detailing your experience with copyright law to date. In what ways do you consider yourself primarily a produces of copyrighted works? What copyrights do you hold? In what ways do you consider yourself primarily a consumer of copyrighted works? What types of copyrighted works do you use? Bring a paper copy of this essay to class to turn in.
  • Complete and bring to class the Opening Student Survey, posted on TWEN.
Unit 2: Policy Approaches; Fixation and Originality
  • Patry, pp. 14-20; 32-35; 75-80
  • 17 U.S.C. Section 102
  • 17 U.S.C. Section 101 - definitions of created, fixed, copy and phonorecord.
  • FS pp. 17-35; 42-45


Corporate Compliance: Law and Policy - Westbrook for Monday, 8/26/2019
Textbook Geoffrey Miller, Law of Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (2nd Edition, 2017) ("GRC").

  • Introduction (GRC Introduction, pp. 1-7)
  • Compliance Basics (GRC Ch. 4, pp. 157-61)


Criminal Law (A) - Francis for Tuesday, 8/27/2019


Criminal Law (B) - Francis for Tuesday, 8/27/2019


Criminal Procedure - Ramirez for Monday, 8/26/2019
Below are the assignments for the first week of class. Please read the assigned pages from the course casebook: MYRON MOSKOVITZ, CASES AND PROBLEMS IN CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: THE POLICE (Sixth Edition 2014)

  • Class 1: Read pp. 1-30 (Introduction; On Problem Analysis; Bill of Rights, Probable Cause, Draper, Aguilar, Whitley)
  • Class 2: Read pp. 31-62 (Gates, Pringle, Harris, Dunlap) Prepare a typed, double-spaced outline (no more than 2 pages in length), as described on pages 5-10, analyzing the Chapter 1 Problem on pages 17-19


Domestic Violence - Hartz for Friday, 8/30/2019
First Day of Class Topics:

  • Introduction to the Class
  • Introduction to Domestic Violence:History and Overview
  • Activity: A Doll's House
  • Required Reading: Chapter 1, pages 1-25 and skim pages 25-36 in textbook.


Employee Benefits Law - Mastrosimone for Tuesday, 8/27/2019

  • Find the course page on D2L(d2l.washburn.edu)
  • Read Medill pages 1 - 28
  • Read ERISA Section 2
  • Review ERISA table of contets (pages iv-vi)


Employment Law - Alaka for Tuesday, 8/27/2019

  • Register for this course on TWEN and add it to your TWEN courses.
  • Print out and read the Syllabus and Tentative Schedule of Assignments, which you will be able to locate on TWEN before classes begin.
  • Read Chapter 1 pgs. 3-14 and Chapter 2 pgs. 15-26 in the Rothstein casebook and the Chapter 1 note in the casebook supplement.
  • Review the casebook's table of contents to get an overview of the organizational structure of the book and topics that fall under the umbrella of "employment law."
  • Note: Laptops are used only occasionally in this class. Bring paper and something to write with. I recommend having a 3-ring binder dedicated to this class.


Energy Regulation - Pierce for Tuesday, 8/27/2019
Please read pages iii-iv, 1-30 in Energy Law and Policy by Lincoln L. Davies, Alexandra B. Klass, Hari M. Osofsky, Joseph P. Tomain, and Elizabeth J. Wilson (West Academic Press 2015).


Evidence - Ramirez for Tuesday, 8/27/2019
Below are the assignments for the first week of class. Please read the assigned pages from the course casebook: MUELLER, KIRKPATRICK & RICHTER, EVIDENCE UNDER THE RULES: TEXT, CASES, AND PROBLEMS (Ninth Edition 2019).

  • Please read the assigned Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE).
  • Prepare typed brief responses to assigned problems from the casebook.
  • Class 1:
  • Read Chapter 1, Evidence Law and the System, pages 1-30.
  • Read FRE 101 through 103.
  • Prepare Problem 1-A, page 25.
  • Class 2:
  • Read Chapter 1, Evidence Law and the System, pages 30-51; Chapter 11, Judicial Notice, pages 753-778.
  • Read FRE 104, 105, 201.
  • Prepare Problem 1-B, page 46; Problems 11-A through 11-L, pages 55-78.


Family Law - Elrod for Monday, 8/26/2019


Federal Courts - Glashausser for Wednesday, 8/28/2019
Please note that we will not have class on August 26. The frst class will be Wednesday, August 28.

  • Sign up for the TWEN site and download the syllabus.
  • Please prepare assignment #1, which covers three readings (Breyer, Surrency, and Reams & Haworth) that you will download from TWEN (under "Course Materials"). For this assignment, it is not crucial to focus on details. Do more than skim, but a thorough reading is unnecessary.
  • In the Reams & Haworth excerpt, try to get a sense of the parameters of the debate that yielded Article III.
  • Please read the syllabus as well. If you are new to TWEN, to sign up, go to www.lawschool.westlaw.com; select the "TWEN" tab; click on the "drop/add a course" button; check the box in front of "Federal Courts (Fall 2019) - Glashausser and click on "submit." if you have any problems, please let Professor Glashausser know.


Intellectual Property - Judd for Tuesday, 8/27/2019


Interviewing and Counseling - Leisinger for Tuesday, 8/27/2019
In the course text, The Counselor-at-Law: A Collaborative Approach to Client Interviewing and Counseling, Third Edition; DiPippa, Peters and Cochran - 2014, please read Chapter 1 - Three Models of Legal Counseling: Pages 1-10.

We will also do an introductory live client interview exercise so plan to use the full time for our first session. We meet 5:35 - 7:35 each Tuesday evening in Room 119.


Kansas Legal Research - Sneed for Tuesday, 8/27/2019

  1. Bring your laptops.
  2. Have an answer ready for the following questions:
    • What do you think of when you think of Kansas Legal Research?
    • What are your three hopeful takeaways from this class?
  3. We will be spending the first class discussing expectations and doing several in-class projects to set the groundwork for the class.


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (A1) - Matthews for Tuesday, 8/27/2019
Reading Assignment:

  • Edwards Chapter 1
  • Sloan Chapter 1
  • Skim Blue Book Table of Contents and Pages 1 - 2
  • Skim Aspen Handbook Table of Contents
Writing Assignment
    Write a story about a difficult situation that you encountered, explain how you handled it, and what, if anything, you would do differently. This assignment is limited to 250-words.


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (A2) - Kowalski for Tuesday, 8/27/2019

  • Please explore our D2L course website, including the Announcement, Syllabus, Calendar, and Content areas. It may take you a little time to get used to the platform. Orientation and training materials for students new to D2L are available from our course website under Help > Student Online Resource Center. If you have any difficulties accessing or navigating D2L, please refer to the handout you received during First Week. If that does not resolve the matter, please visit with our IT staff in the law library or contact the D2L help line.
  • Under Content, please find the module (section/area) for Week 1, Tuesday. It contains your readings and other assignments for our first day of class.
  • Complete the three assigned readings (two are attached there as PDF files and the other is in your main textbook). You don't need to memorize any of the readings. Please just read for general understanding, and go back to the articles as needed to answer the reading review quiz questions.
  • Take the reading review quiz.
  • Complete your "My Writer's Profile."


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (AB) - Alaka for Tuesday, 8/27/2019

  • Register for this course on TWEN and add it to your TWEN courses.
  • Read the syllabus and tentative schedule of assignments, which you can locate on TWEN.
  • Complete the reading as indicated in the schedule of assignments for Tuesday, August 27.
  • Review tables of contents and indexes to get an overview of the course and topics that fall under the umberlla of "Legal, Analysis, Research, and Writing."
  • NOTE: Laptops are used only occasionally in this class. Bring paper and something to write with. I recommend having a 3 ring binder dedicated to this class.


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (B1) - Matthews for Tuesday, 8/27/2019
Reading Assignment:

  • Edwards Chapter 1
  • Sloan Chapter 1
  • Skim Blue Book Table of Contents and Pages 1 - 2
  • Skim Aspen Handbook Table of Contents
Writing Assignment
    Write a story about a difficult situation that you encountered, explain how you handled it, and what, if anything, you would do differently. This assignment is limited to 250-words.


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (B2) - Kowalski for Tuesday, 8/27/2019

  • Please explore our D2L course website, including the Announcement, Syllabus, Calendar, and Content areas. It may take you a little time to get used to the platform. Orientation and training materials for students new to D2L are available from our course website under Help > Student Online Resource Center. If you have any difficulties accessing or navigating D2L, please refer to the handout you received during First Week. If that does not resolve the matter, please visit with our IT staff in the law library or contact the D2L help line.
  • Under Content, please find the module (section/area) for Week 1, Tuesday. It contains your readings and other assignments for our first day of class.
  • Complete the three assigned readings (two are attached there as PDF files and the other is in your main textbook). You don't need to memorize any of the readings. Please just read for general understanding, and go back to the articles as needed to answer the reading review quiz questions.
  • Take the reading review quiz.
  • Complete your "My Writer's Profile."


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (J) - Jackson, JD for Tuesday, 8/27/2019
Read The Complete Legal Writer, pp. 325-330.
Jeffrey D. Jackson, for Effective Persuasion, Don't Neglect the Narrative, 84 J. Kan. Bar Ass'n, Apr. 2015, at 12.


Military Law - Romig for Tuesday, 8/27/2019

  • First class: read handout #1 titled Military Law and pages 2 through 10 in Huffman and Rosen.
  • Second class: read handout #3 titled Overview of the Military Justice System and handout #4 The Fundamental Principles of the Supreme Court's Jurisprudence in Military Cases."
  • Othe assignments and reading material will be provided in following classes.


Multistate Legal Analysis - Griggs, M for Tuesday, 8/27/2019
Read Chapters 1 and 3 of the assigned textbook before class. Please complete the "bar quiz" and the Bar Profile form, both available on TWEN.


Negotiation - Glaser for Wednesday, 8/28/2019
As an initial note Associate Dean Shawn Leisinger will be teaching the course this fall as the adjunct instructor has accepted a judicial appointment.

For the first class the necessary books and pages to read are noted below. We will also complete a negotiation ethics exercise so plan to sue the full time for the first class.

  • Russell Korobkin, Negotiation Theory and Strategy (Third Edition/Aspen Publishers, 2014) Read Chapter One - Pages 5 - 24 and Chapter Nine - Pages 251 - 260.
  • G. Richard Shell, Bargaining for Advantage (Penguin Books, 2006) Read Chapter One - pages 3 - 26.


Oil and Gas Joint Operations - Sourgens for Tuesday, 8/27/2019
Read: David Pierce, Development of Joint Operations, 2016 NO. 6 RMMLF-INST PAPER NO. 2 (Westlaw/Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation database).


Oil and Gas Law - Griggs, B for Monday, 8/26/2019
Please read:
The following page references are to Lowe, Anderson, Smith, Pierce, Kulander, and Ehrman, Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law(West 7th ed. 2018).

  • 1-4 Historical background
  • 4-28 Physical Background
  • 34-51 Technical Background
  • 51-55 Land Descriptions
Recommended:
  • 28-34 Exploration Techniques and Exploration


Pretrial Advocacy-Civil - Slinkard for Tuesday, 8/27/2019
First Day:

  • Sign in to TWEN web page for this course.
  • Find your workshop and case assignments on TWEN.
  • Review the Course Syllabus and Schedule of Assignments, which are available on TWEN.
  • Read Mauet, pp. 23-18.
  • Read Case File: Adams v. Chandler for your side of the case only. Do NOT read the case file for the opposing side!
  • Read Krieger & Neumann excerpt on case planning.
  • Read the Table of Contents and the Timetable for Lawyers in Federal Civil Cases preceding the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure available on Westlaw or in hard copy form in the law library.

Second Day
  • Read Mauet pp., 28-43
  • Read the excerpt from The Art of War, which is available on TWEN.
  • Read the Pillars of Professionalism, which are available on the Law School website.
  • Prepare to conduct "Story Exchange Assignment."
  • Prepare to interview your client in the Adams v. Chandler case.
  • Bring to class two copies of your client interview outline for Adams v. Chanler.


Professional Responsibility - Rubenstein for Monday, 8/26/2019
Please read the Preamble and Scope of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. You can access the material at the following link (from the ABA website): Preamble and Scope

Please Register for this course on TWEN.


Property (B) - Griggs, B. for Monday, 8/26/2019
Please read: Dukeminier, Krier, Alexander, Schill & Strahlilevitz, Property (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business - Aspen Casebook Series 9th ed. 2017).

  • pp. 19-27 (Pierson v. Post and notes afterward).


    Real Estate Transactions - Pierce for Monday, 8/26/2019
    Read Pages 3 - 24 in Real Estate Transfer, Finance, and Development by Grant S. Nelson, Dale A Whitman, Ann M. Burkhart, and R. Wilson Freyermuth (West Academic Press 2015).


    Tax Policy Seminar - McMillan for Tuesday, 8/27/2019
    Please do the following before the first day of class:

    • Sign up for the class on TWEN.
    • Read the article posted on TWEN: A "Comprehensive Tax Base" as a Goal of Income Tax Reform, by Boris Bittker.


    Taxation of Individual Income - McMillan for Tuesday, 8/27/2019
    Please do the following before the first day of class:

    • Read Chapter one of the Burke & Friel Text
    • Section 3 of Rev. Proc. 18-57, found at IRS Website
    • Sign up for the class on TWEN.


    Torts (B) - Glashausser for Wednesday, 8/28/2019
    Please note that we will NOT have class on August 26. The first class will be Wednesday, August 28.

    • Sign up for the TWEN site and download the syllabus. In the syllabus, you will see the first class assignment (#1): Please read the Liebeck material, which is on TWEN in "course Materials."
    • Please read the syllabus as well.
    • If you are new to TWEN, to sign up, go to www.lawschool.westlaw.com: select the "TWEN" tab; click on the "drop/add a course" button; check the box in front of "Torts (Fall 2019) - Glashausser"; and click on "Submit."
    • If you want to read ahead beyond the first day, you will notice that we will cover some of the same cases discussed with Professor Bahadur in "First Week" (this month, for the B section, or in January, for the J section).
    • In case you have troubel getting either of the books on time, pdf versions of the early assignments are on TWEN.
    • If you have any problems, please just let Professor Glashausser know.


    Writing for Law Practice - Ewert for Monday, 8/26/2019
    There is no first day assignment. Be sure you can access the course TWEN site and purchase the text book.


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