Advance Assignments for Fall 2016

ProfessorCourse NameAssignments and Documents Date Posted
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 Thursday. Class will last 75 minutes, not 70 minutes. However, the tradeoff is we will cancel a couple of classes including the first Wednesday 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 Thursday 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 Lidstone Capital Formation Please read the following before the first day of class:

Lidstone, Capital Formation Simplified      

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