Assignments for First Day/Week of Classes
Summer 2016 Beginning Monday, May 23

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

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» Family Law - Elrod
» Landlord Tenant Law - Boyack
» Professional Responsibility - Leisinger
» Specialized Legal Research: Statutory and Regulatory Law (ON) - Miller/Ginzburg


Family Law - Elrod for Friday, 5/27/2016
Please read:
Karause, Elrod and Oldham, Family Law (7th ed. 2013). Ch 1, American Family Law: Definitions and Themes, p. 1-20.

Pew Research Center Social Trends Staff; The Decline of Marriage and Rise of New Families, Nov. 18, 2010.

Federalization and Nationalization, 20-42; 73-89. Yang v. Tsui, 416 F. 3d 199 (3d Cir. 205); Wallace v. Wallace, 736 F. 3d 764 (8th Cir. 2013); U.S. v. Windsor, 133 S. Ct. 2675 (2013). Problem handed out.


Landlord Tenant Law - Boyack for Monday, 5/16/2016

First - join the TWEN page for the course. There is no text for the course - all readings are posted on TWEN.

Second - Read the following (posted on TWEN): Overview and Review of Landlord-Tenant Law (authored by Professor Boyack)

  1. The Leasehold Estate
  2. Types of Tenancies
  3. Dependent Landlord and Tenant Covenants
  4. Delivery of Possession and Quiet Enjoyment
  5. Condition of Premises
  6. Termination and Remedies

Third - Read the Kansas Residential Landlord Tenant Act (posted on TWEN) and complete the Worksheet based on the Act (also posted on TWEN)


Professional Responsibility - Leisinger for Monday, 5/23/2016

  • Lisa G. Lerman & Philip G. Schrag, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law: Concise Edition for Two Credit Couses(New York: Wolters Kluwer & Business 2013). ISGN 978-1-4548-3070-2
  • Read the introduction and Chapter 1 - pages 1 - 61.
  • Be prepared to discuss and complete any problems covered in the chapter.
  • Lisa G. Lerman, Philip G. Schrag & Anjum Gupta, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law: Model Rules, State Variations, and Practice Questions(New York: Wolters Kluwer 205-2016 ed.) ISBN 978-1-4548-5191-2.
  • Read the ABA Model Rules and Comments found on pages 1 - 126. This can be a general simple read through as we will be discussing the rules in depth throughout the course, but read at this time for a general overview and idea of content and organization and structure. It is most important to read the actual rules closer and skim the comments at this point.


Specialized Legal Research: Statutory and Regulatory Law (ON) - Miller/Ginzburg for Monday, 5/23/2016

Read course preparation and assignment (155 KB PDF).


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