Course Assignments and Cancellations


Course Professor Posted

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Legislative Drafting class  assignment for August 23, 2017 - see attached

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Please see attached Trial ad I class assignment for August 21, 2017 (Spruell)

Please read chapter 1 of the Cunningham text for class on Tuesday.

Lawrence A. Cunningham, Introductory Accounting, Finance and Auditing for Lawyers, 6th Edition (2013 LEG, Inc. d/b/a West Academic Publishing) (“Book”).

The Syllabus containing course material can be accessed on the Law School course information website.

 

 

Welcome back, and welcome to Critical Race Feminism.  Ms. Brandi Bosch has sent you an e-mail with your first assignment.  If you haven't received it yet, please contact her.  See you in class.

 

Prof. Carodine

 

 

Welcome back, and welcome to Major Race Trials.  Ms. Brandi Bosch has sent you an e-mail with your first assignment.  If you haven't received it yet, please contact her.  See you Monday.  

Prof. Carodine

 

 Assignment for first class meeting on, Monday August 14th: Labor Arbitration

Read chapters 1 and 2

 

Equal Educational Opportunity

Everyone enrolled in this course must register for the course page on TWEN. If you need assistance doing so, please inquire at the Library Reference Desk. You are on constructive notice of postings on TWEN. On the TWEN site, you will find the syllabus and class materials. Please read the assignments listed under Lesson 1 prior to our first class session on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. 

 

 

Banking Law Assignment 1: Read pages 1-42 in Richard Scott Carnell, Jonathan R. Macey & Geoffrey P. Miller, The Law of Financial Institutions (6th ed. 2017).   

 

 

CONFLICTS– First class (8/14/17)

Pick up Syllabus (available on-line on law school website and hard copies are on the table outside Professor Andrews’ office)

Buy texts (listed in Syllabus)

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

 

For our first class on Thursday, read pages xix-xx and 57-66 in A Lawyer Writes. Please also skim Chapters 1 and 2 (pp. 3-31). You should also reply to the email I send later today by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9. I look forward to meeting you.

 

Torts, Section 2 (Lyons)

For our first class, Friday August 11, please prepare to discuss pp. 1-18 in the assigned text, Franklin & Rabin, Tort Law and Alternatives, 10th ed. Preparation will involve more than simply reading these materials; please read actively, paying special attention to the notes and materials following the case and thinking carefully about the questions included in the notes. You may find that re-reading is helpful.

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State v. Mann and State v. Will (available on TWEN) and Brophy, University, Court, and Slave, 182-94.

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Attached is the assignment for your first Legal Writing class with Professor Fogle

International Trade and Investment Law - First day reading assignment

Chapter 1 of Andrew Guzman & Joost Pauwelyn, international trade

 

Public International Law - First day reading assignment

Pgs. 1-31 of Dunoff, Ratner & Wippman, International Law: Norms, Actors, Process: A Problem-Oriented Approach (4th ed., 2015)

 

First Reading Assignment for Criminal Justice Reform Seminar:

Read: The President's role in criminal justice reform: https://harvardlawreview.org/2017/01/the-presidents-role-in-advancing-criminal-justice-reform/ 

Watch: Anne Milgram, former New Jersey Attorney General 2013 TedTalk: https://www.ted.com/talks/anne_milgram_why_smart_statistics_are_the_key_to_fighting_crime

Begin reading Stevenson, Bryan, Just Mercy : a Story of Justice and Redemption

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Attached please find an updated copy of the 1st assignment for Andreen’s Environmental Law I class

 

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

 

 

 

Sports Law Reading assignments for the first two weeks in the new 4th Edition of the book:

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34-72

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Attached is the materials and first day assignment for your Equity Class

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Dear Students,

Welcome back! 
Here is your assignment for the first week of Personal Income Tax class:

For Thursday 8/10 please read Casebook, pp. 1-26 and prepare the attached Effective Tax Rate v. Marginal Tax Rate Problems. 

Please register to our class homepage in TWEN in which I will post slides and send notifications from now on. 

See you next week!
Prof. Eyal-Cohen  

Dear Students, 

Welcome back! 
Here is your assignment for the first week of Tax Policy Seminar:

For Thursday 8/10 please read:

Eugene Volokh, Writing a Student Article, 48 J. Legal. Educ. 247 (1998).

Please register to our class homepage in TWEN in which I will post material and send notifications from now on. 

See you next week!

Prof. Eyal-Cohen

 

Welcome to Sales! For our first class on Thursday, August 10, 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 Blackboard (www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool), so please register for this course on Blackboard 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!

 

 

No Casebook Required: You do not need to purchase a casebook for Professor Dillbary’s Law & Economics class. Instead you will receive reading packets. A suggested but NOT required treatise is R. Posner, Economic Analysis of The Law (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 “Law & Economics (Fall 2017)” 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).

 

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.

 

First day assignments:

 

For the first day of class, please read the assigned readings posted on the course folder: www.goo.gl/4kLUJw  under “Class 1”.

 

 

 

 

Health Care Law – Brewbaker

 

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.

 

Syllabus and first week's assignments are posted on TWEN.

Syllabus and first week's assignments are posted on TWEN.

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Class 1.The Course of the Course; 50,000 Foot View: Where and How to Start a Lawsuit

 

Read CopyPak Assignment One (pp. 3-7); Rules 1-3, 4(c), 4(k)(1), 4(m), 8(a), 10(b), 18.

A lawsuit “is commenced by filing a complaint with the court.” FRCP 3. The complaint must also be served on the defendant or defendants within 90 days after the date of filing (FRCP 4(m)).

The plaintiff must think carefully about whom to sue and what claims to bring. The Rules provide for what is known as “liberal joinder,” meaning that it is pretty easy to bring together multiple plaintiffs and/or multiple defendants, and it is also pretty easy to join together multiple claims. Indeed, a plaintiff may be required to join together several claims or risk losing them under principles of claim preclusion (which we will discuss briefly in a few days and more extensively at the end of the semester).

The plaintiff must also be careful to sue in a court that can hear her lawsuit. The lawsuit can be filed only in a court that has personal jurisdiction over the defendant, subject-matter jurisdiction over the matter, and venue (which can be determined by the parties and/or the matter). According to the complaint, what is the basis for jurisdiction and venue in Williams v. Bridgeport Music? If there are multiple courts that have jurisdiction and venue, what practical factors might make the plaintiff choose one court over another?

Even though this case is filed in federal court, state boundaries are still relevant. Federal courts usually have personal jurisdiction over defendants based on state boundaries (you will often here this stated as “federal courts take the jurisdiction of the state in which they sit”). FRCP 4(k)(1)(a).

A plaintiff must also think carefully about what to say in her complaint. Notice that Rule 8(a) requires only a “short and plain statement” of the plaintiff’s claim. Reading the complaint in the Blurred Lines case, you can see that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke included more than just a short and plain statement. Why would they do that? Are they speaking to anyone other than the court and the other parties?

Notice also that Rule 10(b) requires the plaintiff to use separate numbered paragraphs and to limit each paragraph as narrowly as possible to “a single set of circumstances.” Why require this?

Robin Thicke and Pharrell filed a claim for “declaratory relief.” This means what they seek is a declaration from the court that their songs do not infringe on the copyrights of the defendants’ songs. When someone brings a claim for declaratory relief, she is making herself the plaintiff in the case in which she otherwise would be the defendant – such questions would often be asked and answered in a case by the copyright holders against Thicke and Pharrell for copyright infringement. Why go ahead and file the suit for declaratory relief, rather than waiting to be sued for copyright infringement? Could there be practical advantages to being the plaintiff rather than the defendant?

 

Welcome to Civil Rights Legislation! We will not have class on Monday, August 14.  In advance of our first class session on Monday August 21, please read and be prepared to discuss pp. 1-31 of our text, Jeffries, Karlan, Low and Rutherglen, Civil Rights Actions: Enforcing the Constitution (Foundation Press, 3nd ed.).

 

Required Books

Lisa G. Lerman and Philip G. Schrag, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law (4th ed., Wolters Kluwer 2016) (“Text”)

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) (“Supp.”)   

 

TWEN

In preparation for the first class, you should register for the class TWEN page.  It is called "Legal Profession (Fall 2017)."  

 

First day assignment

Before our first class, you should read:

Text: xxxiii-xxxvii; pp. 1-41

Supp: Introduction

 

There is no reading assignment for Vice Dean Durham's first Patent Law class.

 

No Casebook Required: You do not need to purchase a casebook 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 (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 (Fall 2017)” 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.

Reading Assignment: 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 Tuesday August 8 at 4pm. The reading assignment for the first class (Thursday, August 10) is now posted on TWEN. Please read the assigned materials and come prepared to discuss.

First day Assignment

Please read for the first day of class pages 1-15 and 26-34 in the casebook, Dukeminier & Sitkoff, Wills, Trusts, and Estates (9th ed. 2013). 

Be sure you are using the NINTH edition (not the recently released tenth).

 

 

Casebook and Packet: The casebook for Professor Dillbary’s Torts class is Franklin & Rabin, Tort Law and Alternatives: Cases and Materials (10th Ed. 2016) (available in the book store). 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.

 

International Business Transactions

 

Professor Rosen

 

Fall 2017

 

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.

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Criminal Law – Section 2 (Colquitt) - Initial Assignments (Fall 2017)

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First day reading assignment attached for International Environmental Law Seminar-Fall 2017