Advance Assignments

Advance Assignments - Fall 2019

ProfessorCourse NameAssignments and Documents Date Posted
Professor Anderson, Robert Lawyering Process I (1C and 1D)

Advance Assignment

Professor Arguello, Damian Insurance Law Review an insurance policy you have. It can be a personal auto policy, health insurance, life insurance, renters insurance, whatever. If you can't find one, ask a friend or family member if you can review theirs.
After introductions, we'll go around the room and have each of you answer the following questions about the policy:
1.        What kind of policy is it?
2.        Generally speaking, what risks does it cover?
3.        Tell us something surprising about the policy, such as an exclusion, condition, or other provision that you found interesting, worrisome, or unusual.
Professor Aro, Ed Mental Health and the Law Please read and review the following attachments:

Mental Health and the Law Course Description

Mental Health and the Law Syllabus

Mental Health and the Law Reading 1

Mental Health and the Law Reading 2

Mental Health and the Law Reading 3

Professor Austin, Debra Lawyering Process Advance Assignments
1.        Bio Sketch - Building a Community of Practice
Please email Sr. Teaching Assistant Cole Pokard at [email protected], no later than Thursday Aug 15 at 11:59pm, with the following information (using the Prompt provided below) and the TA Team will add your photo and information to the Class List. Review and use the Professor and TA examples on following pages for ideas. We will distribute this Class List to the entire Community of Practice when it is completed.
1.        Attach your photo
2.        Provide the name you liked to be called, and include first and last names
3.        Pronouns: Tell us your preferred pronouns
4.        Grew Up: Tell us where you grew up
5.        Live: Tell us where you live
6.        Undergrad: Where & What you studied
7.        For Work: I have been spending my work or school time recently
8.        For Fun: I have been spending my fee time recently
9.        Love: I unreasonably and irrationally love
10.        DU Email Address
Prompt: Copy and Paste the Prompt below and email the completed information to Cole:
Grew Up:
For Work:
For Fun:

2.        Citation Lessons 1 and 2
Citation Lessons 1 and 2 are on Canvas in the Citation Lessons Module for the Lawyering Process course. They are due no later than Saturday, August 17 at 11:59pm. For each Citation Lesson, you will watch a short Powerpoint. For Citation Lesson 1, there is an activity to complete and for Citation Lesson 2, there is a short online quiz to complete.

Professor Aviel Legal Profession See course in Canvas for advance assignment starting 8/10/19. 08/07/2019
Professor Best Evidence Please register for the course TWEN site.

For our first class, please read pages 1-16 in our casebook (Arthur Best, Evidence Practice, Problems, and Rules (Second Edition, Wolters Kluwer, 2017))

Professor Brantley, Maikieta Lawyering Process I (3D) Please read the Introduction and Chapter 1 of both A Lawyer Writes and Just Writing books.

Please sign up for my LP TWEN course.

Professor Chao, Bernard Patent Law Class,
Please register for my patent class on Canvas. The text for the course is Nard, The Law of Patents (4th ed). There is a copy on reserve in the library. The initial reading assignment for August 20 (Tues) is Nard pp. 1-40 (dont concern yourself with the footnotes in this chapter) and the Pizza Box Patent posted on Canvas. Try to get a general sense of the patent, but dont kill yourself with the details. For August 22 (Thurs), Nard pp. 40-52, 61-78. Phillips v. AWH Corp. Read the relevant portions of U.S. Patent No. 4,677,798 posted on CANVAS. Also please review the Video I posted in Lecture 2.
Professor Chen, Alan Constitutional Law BACKGROUND READING:
Please read:
The United States Constitution, pp. xli-lvii
Handout #1  Summary of October 2018 Supreme Court Term
Handout #2  Article on Chief Justice Roberts
Handout #3 - Federalist Paper No. 10 (edited)
Handout #4  Federalist Paper No. 78 (edited)
Handout #5  Excerpt from Planned Parenthood v. Casey

Please re-read:   U.S. Constitution, Art. III, p. xlvii
Please read:
(1) Chapter I, The Federal Judicial Power, pp. 1-11
Please read: pp. 11-32
Please read: pp. 40-45; 81-91; 45-52; 59-65; first full paragraph on p. 94

Professor Condra, Karina Introduction to the American Legal System

Advanced Assignment- Reading 1

Advanced Assignment- Reading 2

Advanced Assignment- Reading 3

Professor Cooper, Jennifer Lawyering Process I (2A and 2B)

Lawyering Process I Advance Assignement

Professor Corrada, Roberto Contract Law For the first week of classes, 8/20-23:

Contracts Custom Edition Casebook: Preface Introduction, pp. ix-xv, pp. 1-10 (Embry & Lucy cases).
2019 Supplement: pp. 1-7.
An Introduction to Contract Drafting: pp. 1-12.

Professor Cushing, Matthew Appellate Advocacy

Appellate Advocacy Advance Assignment

Professor Edwards, Daniel Trial Practice II - Voir Dire

Trial Practice II Syllabus

Professor Edwards, Michael Navigating the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

Navigating NEPA Syllabus and Advance Assignment

Professor Ehrenreich Race, Class, & Reproductive Justice Please download the below attachments to see your Advance Assignment and the Syllabus for this course.

Advance Assignment - Race, Class, & Reproductive Justice

Syllabus - Race, Class, & Reproductive Justice

Professor Fordyce, Betsy Child Advocacy Practicum

Child Advocacy Practicum

Professor Freeman, Alexi Social Change Lawyering Please read Chapter 1, Defining Public Interest Lawyering, from ALAN K. CHEN & SCOTT L. CUMMINGS, PUBLIC INTEREST LAWYERING: A CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVE (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 2013). 08/01/2019
Professor Hardaway Civil Procedure The advanced assignment for Professor Hardaways Civil Procedure class is to read Chapter one (pages 1-45) of Hazard et all, PLEADING AND PROCEDURE (11TH Edition). 08/06/2019
Professor Hart, James Constitutional Law II Feldman & Sullivan, Constitutional Law (20th Edition) p. 443-455; United States Constitution, Amendments I and XIV.

Sign up for the course on TWEN.

Constitutional Law II Syllabus

Professor Juarez, Beto Employment Discrimination Law Please be prepared to discuss pages 1 to 40 of the casebook (JOSEPH A. SEINER, EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION: PROCEDURE, PRINCIPLES, AND PRACTICE (Wolters Kluwer 2d ed. 2019). The first half of this assignment is background information for the course. There are three short cases in the second half of the assignment. 08/14/2019
Professor Juarez, Beto Civil Procedure Please skim pages 1 to 38 of the Glannon casebook, and read pages 39 to 52. You have already read the only case in this assignment, Gordon v. Steele (p.44). For Wedmesdays class, I expect that we will discuss pages 52 to 75. 08/14/2019
Professor Kamin, Sam Death Penalty Jurisprudence 1)        Please register for the TWEN page for this class.
2)        Please review the syllabus which is located in the Course Materials Tab
3)        Please complete the first assignment and be ready to discuss it at our first class on August 19th.
Professor Karpel/Oraker Securities Law Read:
- 49 Ohio St. LJ 329 (1988) "A Historical Introduction to the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934"
- About the Division of Enforcement, (
- The Laws that Govern the Securities Industry, (

- What We Do, (
- SEC Commissioners, (
- SEC v. Howey, 328 U.S. 293 (1946)
- Reves v. Ernst & Young, 494 U.S. 56 (1990)
- 2(1) Securities Act (15 U.S.C.A. 77b(a)(1))
- 3(10) Exchange Act (15 U.S.C.A. 78c(a)(10))
- 5(a)-(c) Securities Act (15 U.S.C.A. 77c)
- 17(a) Securities Act (15 U.S.C.A. 77q(a))
- 10(b) and Rule 10b-5 Exchange Act (15 U.S.C.A. 78j(b), 17 C.F.R 240.10b-5)


Professor Kopel, David Topics in Constitutional Law

Topics in Constitutional Law Advance Assignment

Professor Kraft, Diane Intermediate Legal Analysis

Assignment for First Class

Case Book TOC

How to Read Like a Law Expert

Leonard v. Pepsico, Inc.

Professor Leong, Nancy Criminal Procedure Read Unit 01- Exclusion and Unit 02- Searches

Unit 01- Exclusion

Unit 02- Searches

Professor Marceau Criminal Law First Assignment
Our first in-class meeting will be August 24th (Saturday) at 8:30a.m. During the week August 19 please be sure to complete all of the pre-face-to-face assignments in preparation for class on August 24.

Additional Course Information

Professor Moffat, Viva Contracts Welcome! Information about the casebook and the advance assignment is posted on the home page of the Canvas site for the course. Please let me know if you have any trouble accessing the Canvas site. 08/06/2019
Professor Moffat, Viva Introduction to Intellectual Property Be sure that you can access the Canvas site for the course. Information about the casebook and the advance assignment are on the home page. Course information and the syllabus are posted in the Modules section. 08/06/2019
Professor Moore, J.P. Legal Profession Assignment for August 20, 2019:

Greetings class. In advance of class on August 20, 2019, please do the following:

1)        Please make sure you are able to access the class on Canvas;
2)        Please read pages 1-18 in the American Bar Association, Center for Professional Responsibility. (2019) Annotated Model Rules of Professional Conduct  9th Edition. (AMPC);
3)        Please read the Preamble to Chapters 18 to 20  Rules Governing the Practice of Law (in Colorado).

Legal Profession Syllabus

Professor Moran Lawyering Process I Welcome to Lawyering Process! Here's what you need to do to get ready for day one.

First, as soon as you are able, please log on to our Canvas site and go to the syllabus section on the left navigation bar, where you will find the syllabus, course guidelines, and other essential course information. Please read all the materials posted on that page.

Second, in the list of our required texts on that page you will find a link to Core Grammar for Lawyers, which is an online program we are using for technical writing skills. Please purchase Core Grammar and sign up for our class using the class code posted on the syllabus page.

Third, please do the assigned readings for day one, which you will find on the downloadable word version of the syllabus in the before class column for Class 1.

Finally, we will use TWEN for limited purposes, so please sign up for Moran Lawyering Process Current Year over there. I look forward to seeing you all Monday and having a great year with you.

- Professor Moran

Professor Nanda, Ved International Human Rights Law

International Human Rights Law Syllabus

Professor Nanda, Ved International Human Rights law

Fall 2019 Syllabus - International Human Rights law

Professor Nanda, Ved International Law

International Law Syllabus and Advance Assignment

Professor Parks, Wesley Negotiation and Mediation

Negotiation and Mediation Advance Assignment

Negotiation and Mediation Syllabus

Professor Ragonetti, Tom Land Use Planning Please register for TWEN and read lightly/skim the material for our first class. I look forward to meeting you.

APA - Rise of Megapolitans

Historical Development of American City Planning

JAPA - Leadership in a New Era

Revisiting the White City

Professor Roche Basic Tax

Roche Advance Assignment

Professor Roepke, Amy Client Counseling Welcome! Please log into the course on Canvas to access the syllabus and the advance assignment. Before our first class, please read the syllabus and prepare the materials listed on the "Advance Assignment" page. Please email me if you have any trouble accessing the Canvas site: 08/07/2019
Professor Ruan, Nantiya Labor and Employment Writing Seminar Please sign up for my TWEN course for the class and pick up a copy of Academic Legal Writing by Eugene Volokh, any edition. 08/05/2019
Professor Ruan, Nantiya Lawyering Process I (3C) Please read the introduction and chapter 1 of both A Lawyer Writes and Just Writing books. Please sign up for my LP 2019 TWEN course. 08/14/2019
Professor Russell, Thomas Torts Students should be certain to check the Torts22-Russel listserv for assignments. See:!forum/torts22-russell

Ask a classmate if you have difficulty.

Professor Shinbein-Howitt Privacy Law Read p. 3-43 in the Privacy and Data Protection Law casebook. 08/06/2019
Professor Smith, Bruce Property We will meet face-to-face for our first class on Sunday, August 25, from 9 am  1 pm. The first assignment is as follows:

Module 1
First Possession

Unit 1.1: Acquisition by Capture
Unit 1.1 Reading Assignment
Casebook, pp. 13-34 [Pierson; Keeble; Popov]
Ghen v. Rich, 8 F. 159 (D. Mass. 1881), available at

Unit 1.2: Property in Ones Person            
Unit 1.2 Reading Assignment
Casebook, pp. 75-89 (begin at note c (Property in Ones Person: Body Parts) on p. 75) [Moore]

Unit 1.3: Acquisition by Creation
Unit 1.3 Reading Assignment
Casebook, pp. 61-75 & 95-102 (begin at note b (Copyright) on p. 95) [INS; White; Feist]

Professor Smith, Catherine Torts See course in Canvas for advance assignment starting 8/10/19. 08/07/2019
Professor Taylor, Celia Please read the Syllabus, attached.


Professor Thomson, David Lawyering Process (Sections 1A and 1B) Thomson, Skills & Values: Lawyering Process - Introduction & Chapter 1

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

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