Course Assignments and Cancellations


Course Professor Posted
Administrative Law Andreen December 29, 2014

Required Reading Materials: 

 

  • Funk, Shapiro & Weaver, Administrative Procedure and Practice (5th ed. West 2014)
  • Administrative Law Supplement (2015) (may be accessed on TWEN) 

 Assignment for the First Class:

  Wednesday, January 7, 2015       

  1-26 (Funk casebook); 5 U.S.C. § 551(1) (Appendix in casebook) 

             I.           Introduction

                          A.   Administrative Agencies:  Purpose, Function, and Structure

  I will hand out your Syllabus at the first class, or you may pick one up outside my office.

Adoption Law Hobbs January 5, 2015

First day reading assignment:
 I.          History
            
1.         1-16

Antitrust Dillbary January 4, 2015

 

No Case book Required: You do not need to purchase a case book for Professor Dillbary’s Antitrust class. Instead you will receive reading packets. A suggested but NOT required case book is R. Pitofsky, H. Goldschmid and D. Wood, Trade Regulation (6th ed. 2010) (available at the book store).

 

 

 

TWEN: In preparation for your first class please register for the course’s website on TWEN. The name of the course on TWEN is “Antitrust (Spr 2015)” and it is password protected. To obtain the password (or if you have any questions regarding TWEN) please consult with the library. You may also obtain the password from Ms. Graham.

 

 

 

Reading Assignment: Please make sure to pick up the syllabus and first reading packet from Ms. Wendy Graham, office number 343 (on the third floor) (will be available on Monday after 11am). The reading assignment for the first class (Tuesday, January 6) is now posted on TWEN. Please read the assigned materials and come prepared to discuss.

 

Business Organizations Rosen December 29, 2014

 

Business Organizations

Professor Rosen

Spring 2015

Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays – 1:00-1:50 p.m.

 

             The course introduces laws associated with various legal forms of business entities. 

 

 The required texts are Charles R.T. O’Kelley & Robert B. Thompson, Corporations and Other Business Associations, Cases and Materials (7th ed.);  Charles R.T. O’Kelley & Robert B. Thompson, Corporations and Other Business Associations, and Selected Statutes, Rules and Forms 2014.   For the first class, please read the introductory materials on pp. 1-19 of the case book.    Please also read Jill Schachner Chanen, The Strategic Lawyer: Companies Are Placing Premiums on Advisers Who Understand Both Business and the Big Picture, ABA Journal, July 2005 which is available on LEXIS at the citation: 91 A.B.A.J. 42.

Business Planning Lee December 30, 2014

 

Welcome to Business Planning!   I hope everyone had a restful break and is looking forward to the new semester.  Please note that I have cancelled class on Tuesday, January 6.  As a result, our first class will be on Thursday, January 8.  For this course, we will be using the text Business Planning: Closely Held Enterprises, by Dwight Drake (4th ed.)  For our first class, please read Chapter 1 and Parts C, D & E of Chapter 2.  Please let me know if you have any questions; otherwise, I look forward to seeing you all in January!

Business Planning Grace Lee January 9, 2015

 

I apologize for cancelling class this week and appreciate your patience.  In addition to the initial readings that were assigned for Tuesday's class, please read Chapter 3 in your text for Thursday's class.  I have posted the syllabus for this course on Lexis Blackboard under the name "Business Planning."  Please let me know if you have any questions; otherwise, I look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday!

 

Childrens Rights Hobbs January 5, 2015

 

First Day reading Assignment:

 

 

 

READING ASSIGNMENTS

 

Rights of Children

 

 


1)         1-17

 

2)         17-39

 

3)         39-67

 

4)         67-103

 

5)         103-113

 

6)         114-124

 

Christian Legal Thought Seminar Brewbaker December 31, 2014

 

Christian Legal Thought - Brewbaker

 

Please sign up for the course website on TWEN.  The assignment for the first meeting of the seminar appears on the home page of the website.  When you sign up, please be sure that you enter your email address carefully and that you use an address that you regularly check.  I will use the TWEN email list to communicate with the class over the course of the semester. If you have questions or problems accessing the site, feel free to email me at wbrewbak@law.ua.edu

 

Civil Rights Legislation Render January 6, 2015

Welcome to Civil Rights Legislation. Our text for the class is Jeffries, et. al, CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIONS (3rd. ed.). There will be no class this Wednesday, January 7. Our first class meeting will be on Wednesday, January 14. In advance of our first class session, please read and be prepared to discuss pp. 1-31.

Complex Litigation Steinman December 30, 2014

 

(1) Register for the TWEN website for this course.

 

(2) Read the first installment of the syllabus, which is posted on TWEN and is available on the law school website.

 

(3) Read the material in Part I of the syllabus (Introduction), pp.1-23.

Consitutional Law (Attachment 1 ) Krotoszynski January 3, 2015
Constitutional Law Fair January 5, 2015

Assignment for the first two days of Professor Fair's Con Law class:


Course Introduction
Classes 1-2

                  Readings: Heller, McDonald, pp. 1729-1777

                  Questions:
                  What are the key rights of the People?
                  Who decides?
                  Who determines conflicts? How
                  What are the key powers of government?
                  Who decides the nature and scope of government powers?
                  Who determines disputes over government power? Under what principles?
                  What is a constitutional claim? 
                   How do you frame constitutional claims?
                  How do claims get to the U.S. Supreme Court?
                  Who was Heller?
     
            What constitutional claim did he present?
                  What constitutional right did he rely on in his claim?
                  What is the nature and scope of that right?   
 
                 What did the DC government claim?
                  What power did it assert?
                  What did the Court say was the Constitutional issue?    
        
         What legal standard did the Court apply to resolve the dispute?
               
  What was the Court’s holding?
                  What was the Court’s rationale?
                  Was there a major dissent?
                  What was the primary argument of the dissent?
                 
What is the principal question in McDonald?
                  What is the constitutional issue in McDonald?
                  Who is McDonald?
                  What did McDonald claim? 
                  What did the Court hold?

 

Contracts II Lee December 30, 2014

 

Welcome back to Contracts!  I hope everyone had a restful break and is ready to dive into Contracts II.  I have cancelled class on Tuesday, January 6.  As a result, our first class will be on Thursday, January 8.  For this first class, please read pp. 405-417 in Ayres & Klass.  We will be using the same casebook as in Contracts I, so there is no new material for you to purchase.  Please let me know if you have any questions; otherwise, I look forward to seeing you all in January!

Contracts II Henning January 2, 2015

 

Casebook:  I. Ayres and G. Klass, Studies in Contract Law (8th ed.)

 

Syllabus and Handouts:  Available on TWEN

 

 

 

Chapter 3. Agreement

 

 

 

            Section 1: The Agreement Process

 

                        pp. 187-191 (Raffles)

 

 

 

            Section 2: Special Problems in the Agreement Process

 

 

 

                        (C)  Indefinite Agreements and Gaps

                                    pp. 348-352 (Varney)

Contracts II UPDATED Lee January 9, 2015

 

Class,

 

I apologize for cancelling class this week and appreciate your patience.  In addition to the initial readings that were assigned for Monday's class, please read pp. 439-52 for Tuesday's class and pp. 179-86 for Thursday's class.  I have posted a new assignment sheet for this semester as well as a new syllabus on Lexis Blackboard under the course "Contracts II."  Please let me know if you have any questions; otherwise, I look forward to seeing you all on Monday!

 

Criminal Procedure (Trial) (Attachment 1 ) Colquitt January 5, 2015

Please see attachment for assignments 1 and 2.

Criminal Procedure Pre-Trial Pierson December 3, 2014

 

Tuesday, January 6
No reading assignment

Overview of Course

 

 

Thursday, January 8

pp. 57-78
Group 1

 

Chapter 3: Arrest, Search & Seizure
            
Section 1.  The Exclusionary Rule
                 - Wolf v. Colorado
                 - Mapp v. Ohio
                  - United States v. Leon

Criminal Procedure PreTrial Pierson January 27, 2015

Classes for Tuesday, January 27, and Thursday, January 29, have been cancelled.

Evidence Pardo January 2, 2015

Class on Tuesday, January 6, is canceled.  For class on Friday, January 9, read pages 79-90, 1-39 in the casebook (Allen et al., Evidence: Texts, Problems, and Cases (5th Edition)).

Evidence Carodine January 2, 2015

Welcome back, and welcome to Evidence!  Our textbook is George Fisher's Evidence (Third Edition).  We will also use George Fisher's statutory supplement (2014-2015).  For our first class, please read pp. 1-19.  I will distribute the course syllabus on the first day.  See you soon.  -- Prof. Carodine 

Evidence Seminar Pardo January 2, 2015

 

SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN EVIDENCE SEMINAR:

 

 

Class on Tuesday, January 6, is canceled.  Our first class will be Tuesday, January 13.  There is no reading assignment.

Family Law I (Attachment 1 ) Davis January 6, 2015

See attached for first assignment.

Family Law II McGuire January 27, 2015

Family Law II is cancelled for Wednesday, January 28th

First Amendment (Attachment 1 ) Krotoszynski January 3, 2015
Health Care Liability (Attachment 1 ) Horton January 4, 2015

See attachment for assignment

 

 

 

 

 

Intellectual Property Transactions (Attachment 1 ) Daniels January 12, 2015

IP Syllabus 2015 & Introduction Reading Assignment are attached for the Intellectual Property Transactions, Spring 2015 .  **Please note:  The reading assignment “does not” have to be completed by the 1st class, but needs to be completed by the 2nd class.

International Arbitration Young January 9, 2015

 

Class 1 - January 12, 2015  Introductions.  Assignment:  Text pages 1 – 81

 

Begin:  Chapter I, I.1. Approaches to dispute resolution

Through: Sources I.3.b.i. Party Stipulation Versus Institutional Rules.

Legal Profession Elliott December 30, 2014

Reading assignment:  For first class, read pp.  1-45 in Schrag-Lerman casebook.

Legal Profession Elliott January 5, 2015

Reading Assignment for Thursday, January 8th:

Legal Profession students should read pp 45-78 for Thursday

Mental Health Law Seminar Vars December 30, 2014

You should have received an email outlining the first day reading assignment.  If you did not, please email me at fvars@law.ua.edu

Oil and Gas Law Pearson January 2, 2015

OIL AND GAS LAW

SPRING, 2015

 

Mr. Pearson

Course Materials

Martin & Kramer, Oil and Gas Cases and Materials - 9th Edition 2011 ("Martin")

 

Class "Assignments and Outline" together with "Handout Materials" will be

 

 

provided in class.

First Assignment

A. Characteristics of Oil and Gas:

Read generally pp. 1-16 in Martin.

 

 

B. The Rule of Capture and Correlative Rights:

 

Read Ellif v. Texon Drilling Co. pp. 16-23 and Notes 1, 4, 8, 11 and

12 that follow in Martin and commentary on State Regulation and

 

Modification of the Rule of Capture pp. 28-30 in Martin.

 

 

C. Subsurface Storage of Gas:

Read Northern Natural Gas Co. v. L.D. Drilling, Inc. pp. 30-37 in Martin.

 

Organized Crime Seminar Pierson December 3, 2014

 

Wednesday, January 7
No reading              
Overview of Course

 

 

Wednesday, January 14
pp. 1-47                                              

 

I.   Organized Crime: La Cosa Nostra

 

A.         Introduction

B.         The “Valachi” Hearings: Organized Crime and Illicit Traffic in Narcotics: Hearings Before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Government Operations, 88th Cong., 1st Sess. (1963).

Organized Crime Seminar Pierson January 27, 2015

Class for Wednesday, January 28, has been cancelled.

 

Personal Income Tax (Attachment 1 | 2 ) Eyal-Cohen January 5, 2015

Please see attachments

Property Vars December 30, 2014

Please read for the first day pages 1-23 in the casebook, Merrill & Smith, Property (2d ed. 2012).

Property Brewbaker December 31, 2014

 

Property - Brewbaker

 

Please sign up for the course website on TWEN.  The assignment for the first day of class appears on the home page of the website.  When you sign up, please be sure that you enter your email address carefully and that you use an address that you regularly check.  I will use the TWEN email list to communicate with the class over the course of the semester. If you have questions or problems accessing the site, feel free to email me at wbrewbak@law.ua.edu

Property Render January 6, 2015

Welcome to Property. Our text for this class is Dukeminier, Krier, Alexander, Schill, PROPERTY (8th ed.). There will be no class on Wednesday, January 7 or Thursday, January 8. Our first meeting will be on Monday, January 12. In advance of our first class session, please read and be prepared to discuss pp. 1-30.

Real Estate Development (Attachment 1 ) Brown January 5, 2015

Please see attachment for assignment.

Secured Transactions Henning January 2, 2015

 

Secured Transactions

 

Assignments for First Week

 

 

 

Prof. Henning

 

Spring 2014

 

 

 

Text:  W. Lawrence, W. Henning, and R. Freyermuth, Understanding Secured Transactions, 5th edition (LexisNexis 2012).

 

 

 

Statutory Supplement:  West’s Selected Commercial Statutes (2014) or West’s Selected Commercial Statutes for Secured Transactions Courses (2014). Statutory compilations from any publisher are acceptable if they contain the 2010 amendments to Uniform Commercial Code Article 9 and excerpts from the Bankruptcy Code.

 

 

 

Syllabus and Handouts:  The course syllabus and the handouts are available on TWEN.

 

 

 

 

 

Assignments:  Please note that the assignments are based on subject matter and not on a day-by-day basis. 

 

 

 

  1. Background and terminology:

 

Text:     Synopsis for Part I (pp. 2-6)

 

                        §§ 1.01, 1.02 (pp. 8-11)

 

                        Handout 1:       Contrasting Secured and Unsecured Creditors

 

 

 

  1. Basic Property Concepts:

 

Handout 2:       The Law of Personal Property

 

Securities Regulation Rosen December 29, 2014

 

Securities Regulation

Professor Rosen

Spring 2015

Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays – 9:45 – 10:35 a.m.

 

 The course examines the laws governing the offering, purchase, and sale of securities.

 

 The required texts are J. Cox, R. Hillman & D. Langevoort, Securities Regulation – Cases and Materials (7th ed.) and 2014 Securities Regulation – Selected Statutes, Rules, and Forms.  For the first class, please read the introductory materials on pp. 1-21; 91-105 of the case book.

 

Sentencing Seminar (Attachment 1 ) Colquitt January 6, 2015

Please see attached for first assignment.

Sports Law (Attachment 1 ) Gene Marsh January 2, 2015

 January 2015 Casebook Supplement

Sports Law G Marsh January 5, 2015

Sports Law - First class Assignment

Read Pages 1-22 in the casebook.
Read the O'Bannon case opinion which is in the electronic supplement to the casebook at page 31 - (ediited version) or at 7 F. Supp. 3d 955 - (N.D. Cal 2014).

Trial Ad I (Attachment 1 ) Spruell January 12, 2015

See Attached Assignment for next week

Trial Ad II Criminal Turner January 27, 2015

Class for Tuesday, January 27, has been cancelled.

Workplace Law Leonard January 5, 2015

Reading Assignment for First Class (Wednesday, January 7)

Please read pp. 1-53 in the casebook and pp 1-7 in the supplement.