Course Assignments and Cancellations


Course Professor Posted

Class for Wednesday, August 15, is cancelled.  The first class will be held on Wednesday, August 22.

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Dear Students:

I'm looking forward to seeing you next week in the Law and Public Policy course. As those of you who have spoken to me about it know, the goal of the course is practical, although the content is often "intellectual" in nature. Everything lawyers do, from the smallest cases to the largest legislative and political efforts and a great deal that lies in between, involves arguments about public policy, and often involves working with policy-makers and lawmakers, economists, experts in various fields, and so on. The goal of the course is to provide a working vocabulary for lawyers that will help them interact with these various players, to understand public policy and the choices it presents better, and to frame and make arguments of their own. In my years in practice and my professional and civic dealings with others, I have found that vocabulary immensely useful and rewarding, both practically and intellectually. It involves a mix of public policy, regulatory theory, and economics. It's a new course, and I'll be feeling my way forward--with your input!--but I think it will be simultaneously enriching, fun, and useful. I look forward to it immensely and very much want you to enjoy it and profit from it.

The main book for the course is Thomas A. Lambert's How to Regulate: A Course for Policymakers. It should be available in the bookstore (and is mercifully cheaper than the books for most courses). The rest of the readings will be handouts and PDFs from various sources. For the first week, please read the following:

1) In Lambert, the Preface (ix-xii) and the first two chapters (pages 1-15).

2) The attached article by Barak Orbach, "What is Regulation?", 30 Yale Journal on Regulation Online 1 (2013).

3) The attached article by William H. Clune, "Law and Public Policy: Map of An Area," 2 Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal 1 (1993). Read the whole ting, but my focus will be on the Introduction and Parts I and III-IV.

4) The attached Alabama "price-gouging" statute. We will probably not discuss it until the second class. (A teaching note: This kind of mix of readings will be pretty standard. Most weeks, in addition to the reading discussing a concept, such as rent-seeking or public choice or externalities, we will use a case, law, or case study to illustrate, apply, and work through the concepts and turn more abstract ideas into more practical realities.)

Again, I look forward to working with you. Please let me know if you have any preliminary questions or problems with any documents or sources.

Yours,

Prof. Horwitz

 

Welcome to Law and Religion. As you should already know, the text for this class is McConnell, Lund, and Berg, Religion and the Constitution, Fourth Edition. For the first two classes, we will discuss pages 1-12 of the casebook and the Supreme Court's decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which can be found at the following link:  https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/17pdf/16-111_j4el.pdf​.   Please let me know if you have any questions or any difficulty in obtaining materials. 

I look forward to working with you all this semester. 

Yours,

Prof. Horwitz

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Please see attacted reading assignment for August 14th and 16th.

 

Class 1: Monday, August 13

How to Read a Legal Opinion: A Guide for New Law Students, 11 The Green Bag 2d 51 (2007), available at http://www.greenbag.org/v11n1/v11n1_kerr.pdf

Introduction & Principles of Punishment:  Dressler: 1-14, 31-51

 

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Pease see attachment for first assignment.

 

Reading Assignment

First class  1-36 in the casebook
Second class 36-72 in the casebook

 

Welcome to Education Law! In preparation for our first class, please register for the course’s website on TWEN. The syllabus is available on TWEN. Please read pages 7 – 21 in advance of our first class on Monday, August 13, 2018.

Welcome back, and welcome to Major Race Trials.  You should have received an e-mail from Ms. Brandi Bosch regarding your first assignment.  If you did not receive the e-mail, please contact Ms. Bosch immediately to make sure that you are added to our e-mail list and to get the assignment for Wednesday.  Looking forward to seeing you soon! -- Professor Carodine

 

Welcome back, and welcome to Evidence.  Our textbook is George Fisher's Evidence (Third Edition).  We will also use George Fisher's statutory supplement (2018-2019 edition).  For our first class, please read pp. 1-19.  I will distribute the course syllabus on the first day.  See you soon.  -- Prof. Carodine  

Civil Procedure, Section 2, Prof. Elliott

The following are the assignments for next week:

Monday, August 13, Assignment One in the Course Pack.
Wednesday, August 15, Assignment Two in the Course Pack.
Thursday, August 16, Assignment Three in the Course Pack.

The Course Pack is available electronically on TWEN or on paper through the Supe Store on Bryant Ave.

Note that the cover page for each assignment directs you to read several Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Those Rules are in the Rules book available for purchase at the Supe Store, or they can be looked up online. Make sure you are using the 2018 version of the Rules.

Advanced Legal Research class is cancelled for Wednesday, October 17th.

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Please see attached Reading Assignment for Advanced Legal Research

Civil Rights Legislation

There will be no Civil Rights Legislation on Monday, August 13.  Our first class session will be Monday August 20.  In advance of our first class session, please read and be prepared to discuss pp. 1-31 in our assigned text, Text: Jeffries, Karlan, Low and Rutherglen, Civil Rights Actions: Enforcing the Constitution (Foundation Press, 3nd ed.)​. 

 

 

 

 

Legal Profession

The textbook is Lisa G. Lerman and Philip G. Schrag, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law (4th ed., Wolters Kluwer 2016).  The required supplement is Lisa G. Lerman, Philip G. Schrag, and Anjum Gupta, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law: Model Rules, State Variations, and Practice Questions (2017-18 ed., Wolters Kluwer).  For the first day, your assignment is to read pp. 42-63 and skim pages xxxiii-xxxvii & pp. 1-41 of the textbook; read the Introduction, Preamble, and Rules 1.0-1.1, 8.1 in the supplement; and complete practice questions 1(a)-(d) in the supplement.  Email me at sray@law.ua.edu if you have questions.

 

Secured Transactions

Read Lynn M. Lopucki & Elizabeth Warren, Secured Credit:  A Systems Approach (7th ed. 2012) pages  xxxi – xxxv, 3 – 14 and complete problems 1.1 and 1.2 on page 19.

 

Payment Systems

Read Ronald Mann, Payment Systems and other Financial Transactions: Cases, Materials, and Problems (6th ed., 2016) pages 1-10.


 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Sales! For our first class on Monday, August 13, please read Assignment 1 (Part D only- skip all cases) in Daniel Keating, Sales: A Systems Approach (6th ed. 2016).  The syllabus for this course, as well as the  assignments for the first two weeks of class, are available on Lexis Classroom (lexisnexis.com/lawschool), so please register for this course on Lexis as soon as possible.  Finally, please 1) either bring an iclicker (available through the SUPE store or at www.iclicker.com) or sign up for the REEF Polling system (https://www.iclicker.com/students/apps-and-remotes/apps) before class on Thursday and 2) register your iclicker using your CWID at www.iclicker.com

Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you all next week!

Will be covering Chapter 1 during the first week of classes.  A more detailed syllabus will be provided on othe first day of class.

 

Health Care Law – First Class

Please register as soon as possible for the course website on TWEN.  Be sure that the email address you provide to the site is accurate and that it is an address you check regularly.  The name of the text and the assignment for the first class appears on the website’s home page.

 

 

CONFLICTS– First class

 

Pick up Syllabus (available on-line on law school website and hard copies are in box door of Professor Andrews’ office)

Buy texts (listed in Syllabus)

Read first page of Syllabus and Introductory text in Andrews’ Handout Book (pp. 5-8)

 

ADVANCED CIVIL PROCEDURE – First class

 

Pick up Syllabus (available on-line on law school website and hard copies are in box door of Professor Andrews’ office)

Buy texts (listed in Syllabus)

Read first page of Syllabus, and the material for Course Introduction and Unit #1, listed on page 2 of Syllabus.

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Please see attachments.

First Class Assignment

Please read casebook pages 1-16 & 29-33

Read pp. 1 – 19 in your casebook.

The topic will be “Overview of course and overview of types of intellectual property” and the reading assignment comes from the Robert W. Gomulkiewicz, Xuan-Thao Nguyen, Danielle M. Conway, Licensing Intellectual Property – Law and Application (2018 4th Ed.) text, pages 3-21; 121-22; 255-26; 341-43; 405, and the following statutes that are available online: 15 U.S.C. §§ 1051-1052, 1115, 1125; 16 U.S.C. §§ 102, 106-107; 18 U.S.C. § 1839(3); 35 U.S.C. §§ 101-103, 154; Ala. Code §§ 8-27-1 – 8-27-6.

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Please see attached the first reading assignment for Workplace Law

 

International Business Transactions
Professor Rosen
Fall 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

 

 

The required text for this course is Ronald A. Brand, Fundamentals of International Business Transactions (2000).  For the first class, please read pp. 1-17 and 982-83 of the text and “International Law: An Overview” available at http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/international_law.

 

 

No Casebook Required: You do not need to purchase a casebook for Professor Dillbary’s Law & Economics class. Instead you will receive reading packets.

TWEN: In preparation for your first class please register for the course’s website on TWEN. The name of the course on TWEN is “Law & Economics (Fall 2018)” 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. Randolph.

Syllabus & Packet: Please make sure to pick up the syllabus and the first reading packet from Ms. Alicia Randolph, office number 343 (on the third floor) by Thursday, August 9 at 4pm.

First Class & Reading Assignment: The reading assignment for the first class is now posted on TWEN. Please read the assigned materials and come prepared to discuss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casebook and Packet: The casebook for Professor Dillbary’s Torts class is Franklin & Rabin, Tort Law and Alternatives: Cases and Materials (10th Ed. 2016). In addition, you will also need the Supplemental Packet—available at Ms. Randolph’s office free of charge (office number 343 on the third floor).

TWEN: During the semester, I will use The Westlaw Educational Network [TWEN] to post reading assignments and supplemental materials. You will receive the passwords for Westlaw and the course’s website (together with a tutorial) during Orientation. After you receive the Westlaw password, you should add “Torts (Fall 2017)” to your TWEN’s website. For more instructions please consult with the syllabus and the library.

Syllabus & Photo: In preparation for your first class please pick up a copy of the syllabus from Ms. Randolph, office number 343 (on the third floor). At that time, you will need to provide Ms. Randolph with your photo unless you already have an action card (to be used for the class’ seating chart). You may also email your photo directly to Ms. Randolph at arandolph@law.ua.edu (the preferred option).

First Class & Reading Assignment: The reading assignment for the first class is now posted on TWEN. Please read carefully the assigned materials and come prepared to discuss.

 

No Casebook Required: You do not need to purchase a casebook for Professor Dillbary’s antitrust class. Instead you will receive reading packets.

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 (Fall 2018)” 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. Alicia Randolph.

Syllabus & Packet: Please make sure to pick up the syllabus and the first reading packet from Ms. Alicia Randolph, office number 343 (on the third floor) by Thursday, August 9 at 4pm.

First Class & Reading Assignment: The reading assignment for the first class is now posted on TWEN. Please read the assigned materials and come prepared to discuss.

 

Before the first class, please read Chapter 1 in Products Liability and Safety (7th Ed.) by David G. Owen and Mary J. Davis.

 

Classes will not meet the first week of school.  First class will be Tuesday, August 21.

 

                                                                Professor Rosen

 

 

Fall 2018

 

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays – 9:45-10:35 a.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 2017.   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.