Advance Assignments for Fall 2016

ProfessorCourse NameAssignments and Documents Date Posted
Professor Anderson Lawyering Process Advance Assignment 08/10/2016
Professor Arkin & Irvine Advanced Family Law Practicum A.R. Arkin, Judges' Corner, The Other Side of the Bench: Reflections on Ten Years in Family Court, VOL. 39, NO. 7, THE COLORADO LAWYER 93 (2010). (TWEN)
C.R.S. § 14-10-104.5 (Preamble to the UMDA)

JDF 1095        Flowchart for amicable dissolution resolution        
JDF 1096        Flowchart to Getting a Divorce or Legal Separation With Children of this Marriage

Professor Austin Lawyering Process Advance Assignment 08/04/2016
Professor Austin Advanced Legal Research Advance Assignment 08/04/2016
Professor Bartholomew Lawyering Process There is no assigned reading. Please bring a one-inch three ring binder to class. 08/08/2016
Professor Bartholomew Introduction to the American Legal System There is no assigned reading. Please bring a one-inch three ring binder to class. 08/08/2016
Professor Beall Trademark Law The text for this class is Ginsberg, et al., Trademark and Unfair Competition Law: Cases and Materials (5th ed.). For our first class, which will meet on Aug. 22 (with the Aug. 15 session to be made up at a later date), please read and be prepared to discuss Chapter 2, pp. 57-114 of the Ginsberg casebook. (You may wish to skim the materials in Chapter 1, but they are not required.) In addition, please come to class with a report on your first practical exercise for this class, as follows:

Select a four-hour window during which you can compile a log of every trademark that you encounter in your daily life. Please record the mark and when/where/how you saw or encountered it. For example, if you opened your Facebook account during the window for this exercise, you would record the entry as: facebook, 7:15 am, Mon., Aug. 15, 2016, while logging into personal account. Please log each mark you encounter seriatim, in chronological order, as you encounter them. If you reach 100 marks before your four-hour window finishes, you should stop. In other words, you do not need to record more than 100 marks. You are free to record any kind of mark, in whatever context you encounter the mark. This exercise is a pass/fail activity, and so, no extra points can be earned for obscure marks. The purpose of this exercise is to sensitize you to the marks around you in your everyday life, and to get you into the habit of noticing the marks that frequently go unnoticed. Please come to class with two printouts of your report on your observations, one to turn in, and one to discuss during the class.

Professor Beatie Water Transactions Seminar Please read the Executive Summary of the recently released Colorado Water Plan. You can find the document here: and should be able to download the assigned pages easily.   

As part of this reading, I would like for you to pay attention to how the information in the Executive Summary relates to why DU chose to create an entire course on water transactions, and more specifically, why water transactions have taken on an outsized importance compared to, say, 30 years ago.

Professor Best Evidence Tuesday, August 16. Casebook, pages 1-12.
Thursday, August 18. Casebook, pages 12-33.

Please also register for TWEN.

Professor Blakley International Dispute Resolution Class meets Tues & Thur at 10:30 am. Book is Stephen C. McCaffrey, Thomas O. Main, Transnational Litigation in Comparative Perspective: Theory and Application, Oxford Uni. Press 2010. ISBN # 978-0-19-530904-1.

Do not buy any supplements.

First class assignment is pages 1-12 and 21 - 28.

Sign up for TWEN as soon as possible and download syllabus in 2 parts.

Professor Brady Hazardous Waste Law This advanced assignment applies to the first two classes beginning Monday, August 15th:

"Read chapter one in THE REGULATION OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND HAZARDOUS WASTES, 2nd ed. (with Jan G. Laitos, Jeffery M. Gaba, and Noah M. Sachs). New York: Foundation Press, 2011 (2d Edition). ISBN-13: 978-1599412337 ISBN-10: 1599412330 Edition: 2nd..

Please pay particular attention to the precautionary principle: if an action or policy has a suspected risk of causing harm to the public or environment, in the absence of scientific consensus that the action or policy is not harmful, the burden of proof that it is not harmful falls on those taking the action, e.g., distributing the product, agent or engaging in the activity.

The principle is used by policymakers to justify discretionary decisions in situations where there is the possibility of harm from making a certain decision (e.g. taking the particular course of action) when extensive scientific knowledge on the matter is lacking. The principle implies that there is a social responsibility to protect the public from exposure to harm, when scientific investigation has found a plausible risk. These protections can be relaxed only if further scientific findings emerge that provide sound evidence that no harm will result.

The first endorsement of the principle was in 1982 when adopted by the U.N.   Its first international implementation was in 1987 through in the Montreal Protocol. The principle has since been integrated in international treaties such as the Rio Declaration and the Kyoto protocol."

This assignment will also be posted in Canvas.

Professor Chao Patent Law The text for the course is Nard, The Law of Patents (4th ed). The reading assignment for the 1st week is:
Aug. 15 (Mon) pp. 1-40 (dont concern yourself with the footnotes in this chapter) and Pizza Box Patent.
Aug 17 (Wed) pp. 40-52, 61-78. Phillips v. AWH Corp. Read the relevant portions of U.S. Patent No. 4,677,798 posted on TWEN. Also please review the video at this link:
Professor Chao Contracts The casebook for this course is Cases and Materials on Contracts: Making and Doing Deals, Epstein, Markell and Ponoroff (4th Edition). During orientation you will also get a Westlaw password that will help you register on TWEN. Please register for my contracts class on TWEN when you get the chance. I will post additional materials there.

During the first week of class, we will only have two classes on Monday and Wednesday. Class will last 75 minutes, not 70 minutes. However, the tradeoff is we will cancel a couple of classes including the first Thursday class.

For Monday, please read pp. 1-18, 24-36 (we will not review the material on pp 24-36 in class, but it is useful)

For Wednesday please read pp. 41-62.

In addition either before classes begin or during the 1st week of class, I will ask you to record a short video that introduces yourself. You will also select certain studies habits and commit to them. I will post my own video and further instructions soon.

Professor Cheever Property Advance Assignment 08/08/2016
Professor Crowder Community Economic Development Clinic The first assignment was sent via email. 08/08/2016
Professor Eldredge Medical Malpractice The textbook for this course is Medical Liability and Treatment Relationships, Hall, Bobinski, and Orentlicher (3rd ed).
ISBN: 978-1-4548-0533-5

The first reading assignment for Tuesday, August 16, 2016, is pgs. 26-30. Additionally, please read the New Yorker article, Big Med, which can be found at the following link:

Professor Enrenreich Torts Advance Assignment 08/08/2016
Professor Felter Administrative Law Before the first class on Tuesday, August 19, please read pages 1-41 of your Course Book (hereinafter CB) [ADMINISTRATIVE LAW DESK REFERENCE FOR LAWYERS, John H. Reese] to familiarize yourselves with the role of administrative agencies in government. Also, please read the Michael Asimow article entitled: The Administrative Law Judiciary: ALJs in Historical Perspective, 20 J. NAALJ 157 (2000) [Reading List (RL), Article #1]

Also, for each class, you and/or your partner are asked to comb the news and/or the Internet to find something relevant to the specific subject matter of the class and report to the class. The class will vote and assign points to the reporter. The individual or team with the most points will win a prize.

I look forward to a productive class, designed to prepare you to be competent practitioners of administrative law out of the chute.

                Ed Felter (8-18-14)

Professor Friedlob Lobbying Law Advance Assignment-Syllabus 08/08/2016
Professor Jones Oil & Gas Please see the syllabus in the following link. Syllabus 08/04/2016
Professor Juarez Employment Discrimination Law There is one casebook for this class:


The first reading assignment is pages 1 to 40 of the Seiner casebook. I will not expect you to have completed this reading assignment for the first class. There are no cases in this first reading assignment, but we will discuss the Interactive Problem on page 13 in the first class.

Professor Juarez Civil Procedure Advance Assignment 08/08/2016
Professor Juárez Civil Prodecure - Section 101 The Bookstore has informed me that it has the correct edition of the Glannon casebook  the second edition, published in 2014. If you have purchased the first edition of the casebook, published in 2011, please do not mark that casebook. You should return it and obtain the 2014 edition.

See you on Tuesday!

Professor Kamin Criminal Procedure Looking forward to meeting you all next week. Can you please do the following before our first meeting next week:
1) Register on the TWEN page for this course;

2) Read pages 1-32 of Kamin and Bascuas, Investigative Criminal Procedure: A Contemporary Approach

Professor Kamin Marijuana Law and Policy Looking forward to meeting you all next week. In advance of our first class, please do the following:

1) Register for the TWEN site for our course.
2) Read the following on our first topic: What is marijuana and who uses it?
   i. NIDA Report on Marijuana (click through all of the tabs:
   ii. Beau Kilmer, et al., Before the Grand Opening: Measuring Washington States Marijuana Market in the Last Year Before Legalized Commercial Sales (Read Chapters 1, 2, 4, & 5:
   iii. Andrew Sullivan, The Dish, Cannabis Closet (While writing his blog, commentator Andrew Sullivan encouraged his readers to write to him with their tales of everyday marijuana use. He posted many of those letters, collected here. Feel free to peruse or, if youre really interested, to read the book these letters became. OR

Professor Keen & Dulski U.S. and E.U. Investment Management Regulation and Compliance Students should register on TWEN and do the readings under the first heading in the Syllabus. They will find all the material on TWEN under either Course Material or Web Links. 08/08/2016
Professor Lidstone Capital Formation Please read the following before the first day of class:

Lidstone, Capital Formation Simplified      

Professor Nanda International Human Rights Advance Assignment   Supplement I   Supplement II   Supplement III 08/10/2016
Professor Nanda Multinational Corporations: Corporate Social Responsibility and International Law 2016 Multinational Corps CSR Advance Assignment readings 08/12/2016
Professor Osborn Contracts There are two books for this course:

- Contracts: Cases & Materials, by Farnsworth, Sanger, Cohen etc. (Foundation Press, 8th edition)

- Restatement 2d Contracts, by Professor James Byrne, editor. 4th Edition.

During orientation you will get a Westlaw password that will help you register on TWEN. Please register for my contracts class on TWEN well before classes start. There you will find my expectations and introduction, which you need to read before the first class.

Please see link for assignments. Assignments

Professor Pepper Torts See following link titled "Advance Assignment"

Hard copies of this advance assignment will also be available with the photocopied Supplementary Readings in room 444. Advance Assignment

Professor Ragonetti Land Use Planning Assignment for Monday, August 15th is to please read the materials lightly (skim). (PART ONE) APA - Rise of the Magapolitans   Historical Development of American City Planning 08/11/2016
Professor Ragonetti Land Use Planning Assignment for Monday, August 15th is to please read the materials lightly (skim). (PART TWO) Revisiting the White City   JAPA - Leadership in a New Era 08/11/2016
Professor Ragonetti Land Use Planning Assignment for Wednesday, August 17th is to please read the material. CFR - Pages 1-37 08/11/2016
Professor Robinson Lawyering Process Please read the introduction and chapter 1 of both A Lawyer Writes and Just Writing textbooks. Please sign up for for Lawyering Process 1C on TWEN. You can find the syllabus and course policies on the TWEN page. 08/09/2016
Professor Romero Water Law Welcome to Water Law. Please sign up for TWEN. Syllabus will be posted by the first day of class. In preparation for our first week, please read the following:


- Tarlock, et al. Water Resource management: A Casebook on Law and Policy 7th Edition (2014)(hereafter Casebook), pages 1-23
- Holy Crop: How Federal Dollars Are Financing the Water Crisis in the West,

- TWEN (under Additional Readings Tab
   - Colorado Water Law, (4th Edition, 2016)) Colorado Foundation for Water Education (with permission, please do not distribute).
   - TWEN: Hobbs Poetry

Professor Ruan Lawyering Process II 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. 08/08/2016
Professor Ruan Labor & Employment Law Writing Seminar Please read the forward and introduction to the Academic Legal Writing book. Please sign up for my TWEN course. 08/08/2016
Professor Ruan Lawyering Process I Please read the introduction and chapter 1 of both A Lawyer Writes and Just Writing textbooks. Please sign up for my LP 2016-17 TWEN course. 08/08/2016
Professor Russell Advanced Torts Be certain that you are subscribed to the course listserve.


Professor Smith Torts The textbook is Franklin and Rabin, Tort Law and Alternatives (10th ed. 2016). The first two assignments are pages. 1-9 and 44-52. I will see you next week at orientation. 08/08/2016
Professor Sousa Commercial Law Survey Advance Assignment 08/08/2016
Professor Sterling Legal Profession Read in Lerman and Schrag, ETHICAL PROBLEMS IN THE PRACTICE OF LAW, Fourth Edition, the Introduction, pp. 1-17; and Chapter 1: pp. 19-42. 08/09/2016
Professor Taylor Contracts For our first class on Tuesday August 16th please read Knapp & Crystal pages 1-17 and 29-41. We probably will not reach the case on the first day but it never hurts to read things many times. Syllabus 08/09/2016
Professor Taylor Corporations Read the Syllabus Syllabus 08/09/2016
Professor Thomas Non-profit Organizations Please sign up for Non-Profit Organizations on TWEN. The full syllabus will be posted there shortly. For the first class, the reading assignment is pages 3-4, 12(B)-15, 18-19 (note on International Charities), and 25-39. Also, please be prepared to answer the following questions in class:

- Why are you interested in taking this class?
- What are your expectations for the class?
- What experience, if any, do you have with non-profit work?
- What do you want to do in the future with non-profits?

Professor Thomson Lawyering Process Thomson, Lawyering Process: Introduction & Chapter 1

Oates & Enquist, Just Writing, pp. 1-9

Professor Wellington Marijuana Regulatory Drafting & Policy Read Colorado's Amendment 20 and 64, as well as skim California's Adult Use of Marijuana Act before class this week. 08/15/2016