ProfessorCourse NameAssignments and Documents Date Posted
Professor Aviel Constitutional Law For our first class (Tue. Jan. 13), please read pp. xli-lvii and pp. 1-8 in the course textbook: Erwin Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law (Aspen Publishers 4th ed. 2013). 12/11/2014
Professor Aviel Family Law For our first class (Tuesday Jan. 13), please pick up a packet from the faculty support office in Suite 444 and read Buck v. Bell and DeShaney v. Winnebago County Department of Social Services. Please also read pp. 49-54 in the course textbook: Family Law Cases and Materials, by Judith Areen, Marc Spindelman, and Philomela Tsoukala (Foundation Press, 6th ed. 2012). 12/11/2014
Professor Bankruptcy Brown Please sign up for the course on TWEN Syllabus 01/09/2015
Professor Chao IP Capstone Read Copyright Basics online
o   http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/property/library/copyprimer.html
o   http://fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/faqs/copyright-basics/
-       Read Section 106
o   http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#106
-       Read Copyright Office Circular 1: Copyright Basics
o   http://copyright.gov/circs/circ01.pdf
-       Read Copyright Office Circular 9: Work Made for Hire
o   http://copyright.gov/circs/circ09.pdf
01/05/2015
Professor Chao Contracts The casebook is Cases and Materials on Contracts: Making and Doing Deals, Epstein, Markell and Ponoroff (4th Edition).
The assignment for the 1st day of class is pp. 1-18, 24-36 (we will not review the material on pp 24-36 in class, but it is useful) . Thursday please read pp. 41-62. There will be no class on Friday.
01/05/2015
Professor Cheever Public Land Law Advance Assignment 01/06/2015
Professor Corrada Contracts For class next week, 1/13-15, read pp. 1-7, 43-51 in the George & Korobkin Casebook. 01/08/2015
Professor Corrada Administrative Law For class next week, 1/13-15, read pp. 4-5, 12-17, 73-100 in the Schwartz, Brown, Corrada (SCB) Casebook. 01/08/2015
Professor Ehrenreich Race, Class & Reproductive Rights Assignment 01/07/2015
Professor Ehrenreich Criminal Law NOTE: BOOKSTORE IS SHORT ON TEXTBOOKS FOR THIS COURSE (THOUGH STILL SOME THERE AS OF FRI MORNING), AND WONT GET NEXT SHIPMENT IN UNTIL SOMETIME ON MONDAY. THOSE UNABLE TO GET BOOKS SHOULD TRY AMAZON OR CHECK THE BOOKSTORE ON MONDAY LATE MORNING. -- NE Assignment 01/07/2015
Professor Garcia Hernandez Immigration Law January 12

Introduction to immigration law

What does citizenship mean?
"        Peter J. Spiro, Beyond Citizenship 3-8 (2008) (available on TWEN)

Obtaining CitizenshipJus Soli
"        U.S. Const. amend. xiv, § 1
"        CB 50-62 (Wong Kim Ark)
"        CB 62-63 (Children of Unauthorized Migrants)
"        CB 63-75 (recommended: I will briefly refer to this material in class)
"        CB 76-79 (Epps, The Citizenship Clause; Notes)
"        Erika Lee, At Americas Gates 238-40 (2003) (available on TWEN)
"        Jeremy Duda, Arizonas Sen. Russell Pearce, Allies Will Ring in New Year with Birthright Citizenship Bill, Arizona Capitol Times, 2010 WLNR 24671452 (Dec. 7, 2010)
"        Paul Finkelman, James Anaya, & Gabriel J. Chin, Parents, Children, and Citizenship by Birth, Huffington Post (Aug. 19, 2010), http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-finkelman/parents-children-and-citi_b_687223.html
01/08/2015
Professor Hurley Commercial Law Survey The required texts for the class are:

1.        Commercial Transactions: A Systems Approach (5th edition)(Aspen Casebook Series)
2.        Selected Commercial Statutes (2013 or 2014 editions are fine)(Thomson-West Publishing)

**Although these books are available in the DU Bookstore, you may be able to find cheaper copies from an online supplier (e.g., Amazon), particularly with respect to the casebook as it is a few years old now.

Here is the assignment for our first class session (January 12th)

Topic: Unsecured Creditors and their Remedies
            Casebook pages 811-829; 866-885
            Prepare Problems 42.1, 42.2, 42.3, 42.5, 45.1, 45.2, 45.3, 45.4

01/06/2015
Professor Hyatt Evidence Practicum (CRNs 1070 and 1071) Please sign up for this course on TWEN to find your advanced assignment. 01/05/2015
Professor IBT Olsen NO CLASS ON JANUARY 12!
Topic:

Course introduction: Course Objectives (an interactive discussion: come prepared to share your expectations).
International Trade: Why engage in international trade (understand rewards and risks)? Who are the players including the role of Counsel? What are the basic forms of International Trade?
Reading Assignment:
The Schuman Declaration, http://europa.eu/about-eu/basic-information/symbols/europe-day/schuman-declaration/index_en.htm
pp. 2- 25 of our textbook.
Optional: The Spaak Report (this is in French at http://aei.pitt.edu/996/1/Spaak_report_french.pdf). There is an English summary of key points at http://aei.pitt.edu/995/1/Spaak_report.pdf


I look forward to meeting you and working together over the coming term. SYLLABUS

01/08/2015
Professor Johns Legal Analysis Strategies - Both Sections Welcome to Legal Analysis Strategies!

I'm excited that you have chosen this class, and I look forward to the opportunity to work with you this semester!

As a preview, Legal Analysis Strategies is designed for graduating students in the last semester of law school as a class devoted to understanding and applying fundamental analytical skills for solving legal problems both on the bar exam and as a practitioner.

In preparation for our class together, I have some great news. As a foundation for our analytical work, we will be using substantive materials contained in outline materials that I will provide free to all enrolled students. Thus, there is only one required text (readily available at the bookstore or via on-line sources). In particular, we will be utilizing an excellent multiple-choice white and red workbook, by Steve Emanuel, called Strategies and Tactics for the MBE (5th Edition; Aspen Oct 2012).

Second, I will also periodically provide reading assignments and handouts from several other sources such as: (1) a wonderful book by the head public defender of San Francisco Jeff Adachi called The Bar Exam Survial Kit (2013 Edition) (which explores the logistics, strategies, and protocols for excelling on bar exam essay questions, performance tests, and multiple-choice questions); and, (2) a few short chapters from James A. Gardner, Legal Argument: Structure and Language of Effective Advocacy (Lexis-Nexus 2007). Please note: Do not buy these two texts because we will be using them only as supplements and we have copies of them on library reserve (and they are easy to "armchair" read too!). So, the great news is that there is only one required book for the course - Strategies and Tactics for the MBE.

Next, in preparation for our first class, here's the assignment:

1. First, please take the free learning preferences survey, available at: http://vark-learn.com/english/page.asp?p=questionnaire , with the goal of better understanding your preferred learning styles. In particular, please come prepared to discuss how you learn (and how people you work and study with also learn because lawyers are often teachers teaching judges, supervisors, colleagues, juries, the public, and clients about legal problem-solving).

2. Second, please search out the components and the format for the bar exam that you plan on taking.

3. Third, please take some time to look through the bar examiners' official website at www.ncbex.org.

Finally, please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you next week.

Sincerely,
Prof. Scott Johns

P.S. Here's the bookstore link for the text book information (Laws 4032): http://www.bkstr.com/denverstore/shop/textbooks-and-course-materials

01/09/2015
Professor Johns Topics in Constitutional Law: First Amendment Religious Issues Welcome to Topics in Constitutional Law: First Amendment Religious Issues!

I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with you this semester on exploring the relationship between religion and self-government in a constitutional framework!

In preparation for our first class, we just have a very brief assignment: Please take a look at the text of the First Amendment. In addition, you might explore on the internet, etc., any current controversies concerning religious freedoms and/or government establishment of religion. In our first class together, we will set out on some of our initial impressions about the text of the First Amendment and its relationship to self-government (to include some conflicts over its influence within the sphere in a democracy).

Bottom Line: Just come to our first class excited to brainstorm, reflect, and think about the First Amendment!

Finally, please let me know if you have any questions, and I look forward to seeing you this week!

01/09/2015
Professor Jones Oil and Gas Syllabus 01/05/2015
Professor Kamin Criminal Law 1)        Register on the TWEN page I have created for our course.
2)        Re-read Regina v. Dudley and Stephens (pages 82-89, which we discussed during orientation) and then read pages 89-111 (all references are to Kadish, et al., Criminal Law and Its Processes)
01/06/2015
Professor Kamin Representing the Marijuana Client For our first class, please do the following:
1)        Register on the TWEN page I made for our class, and
2)        Find the first assignment in the Course Materials tab on the TWEN page and read those documents in advance of our class on the 16th
01/07/2015
Professor Kitaev Introduction; Foundations of Privacy Law The course textbook is:
Information Privacy Law, Daniel J. Solove & Paul M. Schwartz
Edition: 4th Edition / 2011
Publisher: Aspen
ISBN: 9780735510401

Text, pp 1  40; and

A Taxonomy of Privacy, Daniel J. Solove, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 129, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 154, No. 3, p. 477, January 2006 (Available on SSRN)

01/08/2015
Professor Moffat Introduction to Intellectual Property Please register on the TWEN site and complete the assignment for the first class 01/05/2015
Professor Moran Lawyering Process Please register on the TWEN site for our spring course and complete the assignment for the first class, which is listed on the home page. 01/08/2015
Professor Romero Property Welcome to Property Law. In preparation for our first class, please sign-up for the course on TWEN (should be live no later than Friday, January 9th) and download the syllabus.

For class on January 13th, please read and come prepared to discuss the following:

1. Callies, et al, Concise Introduction to Property Law (hereafter "Casebook"): Pages 3-5 (case only), 342-345 (case only), and 349-351 (case only).
2. TWEN: Johnson's & Graham's Lessee v. M'Intosh, 21 U.S. (8 Wheat.) 543 (1823)(edited).
3. The syllabus.

For class on January 15th, there will be a short writing assignment due as soon as class begins that will ask you to write a two page response to the following question: What do these cases tell us about how something becomes property?

For class on January 15th and 16th, please read and come prepared to discuss the following:

1. TWEN:
" Carol M. Rose, Possession as the Origin of Property, 52 U. CHI. L. REV. 73 (1985).
" Robert Neuwirth, Shadow Cities, Preface, Prologue, and Chapter 9.
2. Casebook: Pages 1-2, notes to above cases, and 366-373.

I look forward to meeting everyone next week!

01/08/2015
Professor Ruan Lawyering Process For class on Jan 12, please read the Brown v. Board of Ed brief in the Course Materials/Class Readings TWEN folder, as well as the prefaces of The Winning Brief and Your Client's Story textbooks. 01/05/2015
Professor Sanders Survey of Employment Law Please sign up on TWEN 01/06/2015
Professor Siebecker Agency Dear Class,

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday season. Please find attached the assignment for the first day of class.

Take care and I look forward to seeing you next week.

All the best,
MS Week 1 Assignment

01/09/2015
Professor Siebecker Corporations Dear Class,

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. Please find attached the assignment for the first day of class.

All the best,
MS Week 1 Assignment

01/08/2015
Professor Sommers Real Estate Syllabus   ABA Article 01/09/2015
Professor Sousa Commercial Law Survey The required texts for the class are:

1.        Commercial Transactions: A Systems Approach (5th edition)(Aspen Casebook Series)
2.        Selected Commercial Statutes (2013 or 2014 editions are fine)(Thomson-West Publishing)

**Although these books are available in the DU Bookstore, you may be able to find cheaper copies from an online supplier (e.g., Amazon), particularly with respect to the casebook as it is a few years old now.

Here is the assignment for our first class session (January 12th)

Topic: Unsecured Creditors and their Remedies
            Casebook pages 811-829; 866-885
            Prepare Problems 42.1, 42.2, 42.3, 42.5, 45.1, 45.2, 45.3, 45.4

01/06/2015
Professor Sterling Legal Profession Lerman and Schrag, ETHICAL PROBLEMS IN THE PRACTICE OF LAW. Third Edition
Introduction, pp. 1-20; Chapter 1: pp. 24-45.
01/09/2015
Professor Stone Alternative Dispute Resolution Advance Assignment 01/12/2015
Professor Wald Corporations First class will meet on 1/15! Syllabus 01/06/2015
Professor Wiersema International Environmental Law Welcome to International Environmental Law. You will need one book for this class: Edith Brown Weiss, Stephen C. McCaffrey, Daniel Barstow Magraw, and A. Dan Tarlock, International Environmental Law and Policy, 2d ed. 2007, Aspen, ISBN: 9780735526389. For the first class on Tuesday Jan 13, please register for the course on TWEN and read pages 1-26 of the casebook. For Thursday Jan 15, please read pages 26-51 of the casebook. The syllabus will be provided in the first class. 01/05/2015
Professor Wiersema Property Welcome to Property. You will need two books for this class: (1) Singer, Berger, Davidson, and Peñalver, Property Law: Rules, Policies, and Practices, 6th Edition, 2014, Aspen, ISBN: 9781454837619; and (2) Linda H. Edwards, Estates in Land and Future Interests: A Step by Step Guide, 4th Edition, 2013, Aspen, ISBN: 9781454825104. For the first class on Tuesday Jan 13, please register for the course on TWEN and read pages xxxi-xlvi and 3-9 of the casebook. For Thursday Jan 15, please read pages 9-30 of the casebook. For Friday Jan 16, please read pages 30-40 of the casebook. The syllabus will be provided in the first class. 01/05/2015
Professor Yoost Private Equity Seminar For our first class (Tuesday, Jan. 13), please read pages 1-12 in the course textbook: Josh Lerner, et al., Venture Capital and Private Equity: A Casebook (Wiley 5th ed. 2012). 01/06/2015