Advance Assignments - Spring 2021

ProfessorCourse NameAssignments and Documents Date Posted
Professor Austin Lawyering Process II

Advance Assignment

01/04/2021
Professor Beall Trademark Law Our casebook for this class will be Prof. Barton Beebes open-source textbook: Barton Beebe, Trademark Law: An Open-Source Casebook (7th Version, 2020) - http://tmcasebook.org/ (Beebe). This casebook is available for free at Professor Beebes website. If you would prefer a hard-copy printed version, you may purchase it at cost through Amazon.com: Amazon.com: Trademark Law: An Open-Source Casebook - Version 7: Volume I (9798664234794): Beebe, Barton: Books. Our first class will cover the initial fifty pages of the book: Introduction & Chapter I.A.1.a  Inherent Distinctiveness (pp 11-51).

Our first writing exercise also will be due during our first class on 1/20. The assignment is a pass/fail exercise to compile a mark-spotting log. Here is the assignment:
Mark-spotting log. Due  Jan. 20, 2021 (in class). Pass/Fail  50 points
Select a three-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 three-hour window for this exercise, you would encounter the mark FACEBOOK. You should record the entry as:
"        FACEBOOK, 7:15 am, Sat., Jan. 2, 2021, while logging into personal account.
(Indeed, you likely would encounter other marks as well when you open your Facebook account.)

Please record an entry for each mark you encounter seriatim, in chronological order, as you encounter them. If you reach 100 marks before your three-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 speed or volume marks. That said, obscurity and inventiveness will certainly enliven our in-class discussion of these lists.

The purpose of this exercise is to sensitize you to the ubiquity of the marks around you in your everyday life, and to get you into the habit of noticing marks that frequently go unnoticed. Please come to class with a copy of your report on your observations. I will ask for you to email me your report at the end of the class.

01/04/2021
Professor Brantley Lawyering Process II (3A &3B) Please read Brown v. Board of Ed brief (posted on Canvas).

Advance Assignment

01/11/2021
Professor Carreno Environmental Appellate Advocacy Assignment (Broken down into parts) - Due Jan 10, 2020

1. (Re)familiarize yourself with the competition rules: https://law.pace.edu/sites/default/files/nelmcc/2020/2021/2021_Official_Rules_Sept_29.pdf (Links to an external site.)

2. Each team should divide and review the briefs from the submissions in the competition, which can be found in the "2021 Team Briefs" section of the NELMCC website here: https://law.pace.edu/nelmcc (Links to an external site.)

3. Each person should identify the best brief from each party in their review batch, i.e. you each should have three "best briefs" in total from your batch.

4. Each team should confer and pick the final best brief from Climate Health and Welfare Now, EPA, and COGA and narrow it down to three briefs per team total. Please email me (acarreno@eadefense.org) what your picks are by January 10 so that we all can be on the same page when we reference these at the beginning of class, i.e. I should be receiving 3 briefs from the team.

5. Each team should discuss how they would like to split up the arguments for each party. I'm attaching a team argument grid for you to fill out and return to me before the first day of class. (Argument Chart in Assignments)

6. Finally, per your argument division, please prepare a rough outline of your chosen argument segments and bring it to the first day of class. This can be extremely rough, we will go over the outlines on the first day of class.

I know that this is quite a bit of work to ask of you all while you're on holiday, but please do keep in mind that this course is essentially one month long and it's a 2 credit course. This work needs to be completed in advance in order to make the most out of getting your arguments together and perfected by the end of the course.

I am very much looking forward to working with all of you and giving you the best experiential learning opportunity possible. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

12/15/2020
Professor Chao Privacy Law

Advance Assignment

01/04/2021
Professor Charles Gender Identity and the Law Please read the following for the first class:
If the textbook is available: p. 1-18
2015 U.S. Trans Survey Executive Summary (attached)
GLAAD Media Reference Guide pp. 6-14 (attached)

Chase Strangio:
https://progressive.org/magazine/to-my-fellow-white-others-strangio/

2015 U.S. Trans Survey Executive Summary

GLAAD Media Reference Guide

01/04/2021
Professor Chen Federal Courts Read:
1. H&W, pp. 1-47
2. Handout #1, The 2020 Election Litigation  Some Mini-Case Studies
3. Handout #2, Excerpts from Pennsylvania Election Litigation Briefs
4. Josh Douglas, The scary part of the Supreme Court ruling on Pennsylvanias mail-in ballots, https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/20/opinions/supreme-court-pennsylvania-mail-in-ballots-douglas/index.html

Advance Assignment

01/06/2021
Professor Chen Constitutional Law

Advance Assignment

01/06/2021
Professor Cooper Lawyering Process II (1A &1B) Read A Lawyer Writes  Ch. 19  Transition from Objective to Persuasive Writing

Read An Advocate Persuades (AAP) Introduction, Ch. 1 & 2

Advance Assignment

01/04/2021
Professor Corrada Administrative Law First, watch Prof. Corrada welcome video on the Canvas site and then record your own introduction video, answering questions he has posed on the site.

Second, watch the three videos located at Module 1: 1) Administrative Law Mechanics & Grading, 2) Overview of Administrative Law, 3) Legislative Delegation video.

Third, prior to the first class,
- Read and be prepared to recite and answer questions about the American Trucking Assn cases (Administrative Law Casebook (SCBW) pp. 100-111), the Gundy case (Supplement (attached) , pp. 10-16), the Union Carbide case (pp. 123-134), and the Granfinanciera case (pp. 144-49).

Supplement

01/07/2021
Professor DuVivier Civil Procedure Please complete the attached assignment and submit it to the course's Canvas page (which will be available starting the evening of 1/7).

Advance Assignment Introduction

Advance Assignment - Buffalo Creek

Resume Assignement

01/07/2021
Professor Egan Bioethics and the Law Please read:
Furrow et al
Chapter 1, pages 1-28

Advance Assignment

01/05/2021
Professor Eid Federal Indian Law

Advance Assignment

01/14/2021
Professor Felter and Anduaga Administrative Law

Advance Assignment

01/04/2021
Professor Harris Environmental Law Please read: Ruhl, et. al., pages 1-48.

Advance Assignment

01/04/2021
Professor Harris Administrative Law Please read:
Koch, et al, pages 3-33.

Advance Assignment

01/04/2021
Professor Hart Constitutional Law Please read:
U.S. Const., Articles I, II, and III.

Advance Assignment

01/06/2021
Professor Hart Access to Justice There are no advance assignments for this class.

Canvas will be available before the first class session.

Advance Assignment

01/11/2021
Professor Hart Constitutional Law II 1) U.S. Const., Amendments I and XIV

2) optional reading, Hart, Our Conflicting Liberty Heritage from England and France, 54 CREIGHTON L. REV. 19 (attached)

Our Conflicting Liberty Heritage

01/06/2021
Professor Horwitz State and Local Taxation Please complete the reading assignment and review the syllabus.

Syllabus

Reading Assignment

01/04/2021
Professor Johns Legal Analysis Strategies The attached assignment is for both sections of this course.

Advance Assignment

01/11/2021
Professor Kamin Representing the Marijuana Client Congressional Research Service, State Marijuana "Legalization" and Federal Drug Law: A Brief Overview for Congress (attached)

The Controlled Substances Act 21 USC § 801, et seq.:
https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/21cfr/21usc/index.html (the statute is very long, obviously. Please familiarize yourself with the basics and keep the provisions somewhere you will be able to refer to throughout the semester.)

National Conference of State Legislatures, State Medical Marijuana Laws:
https://www.ncsl.org/research/health/state-medical-marijuana-laws.aspx (Again, this is a useful resource to keep close at hand throughout the semester.)

State "Legalization" and Federal Drug Law

01/04/2021
Professor Kamin Criminal Procedure Please Read Pages 1-32 of Kamin and Bascuas, Investigative Criminal Procedure, Third Edition. The third edition is a complete overhaul of the material and I think you will be frustrated without access to a copy of it.

Advance Assignment

01/04/2021
Professor Kraft Intermediate Legal Analysis To access the advance assignment for ILA, please see the Week 1 module in the Canvas Course. If you have questions, please email Professor Kraft (dkraft@law.du.edu).

Advance Assignment

01/06/2021
Professor Kuglin Accounting for Lawyers Read and be prepared to discuss Chapters 1 and 2 of your textbook Accounting and Corporate Finance for Lawyers Stacey L. Bowers. Attendance and live camera interaction are required for the class.

Advance Assignment

01/04/2021
Professor Lechner and Pietragallo Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, and Incident Response Practicum

Advance Assignment

01/19/2021
Professor Leong Constitutional Law Please read Unit 1 in the coursepack for the first class on 1/15.

Advance Assignment

01/07/2021
Professor Lunn and Plastino Asylum Law and Advocacy Practicum

Advance Assignment

01/04/2021
Professor Lupica Law and Innovation Lab

Advance Assignment

01/04/2021
Professor Moffat Remedies

Advance Assignment

01/08/2021
Professor Moffat Contracts

Advance Assignment

01/08/2021
Professor Newman Legal Analysis Strategies Log-in to Canvas and complete the items in the Module: Getting Started.

The Canvas course will open by Monday, January 11.

Advance Assignment

01/06/2021
Professor Newman Developing the Lawyer Log-in to Canvas and complete the items in the Module: Getting Started.

The Canvas course will open by Monday, January 11.

Advance Assignment

01/06/2021
Professor Newman Fundamental Lawyering Skills Log-in to Canvas and complete the items in the Module: Getting Started.

The Canvas course will open by Monday, January 11.

Advance Assignment

01/06/2021
Professor Parks Alternative Dispute Resolution

First Assignments

Kraybill Conflict Style Inventory

Dispute Resolution reading

01/06/2021
Professor Parks ABA Representation in Mediation

First Assignments

Mediation Competition Rules

Mediation Scoring Criteria

01/07/2021
Professor Ruan Homeless Advocacy Policy Seminar

Advance Assignment

01/04/2021
Professor Ruan Lawyering Process II (2A)

Advance Assignment

01/04/2021
Professor Russell American Legal History

Advance Assignment

01/13/2021
Professor Schindler Land use Planning Please read:

Text: Ellickson & Been, Land Use Controls: Cases and Materials (4th ed. 2013)
Pages: 1-30

Advance Assignment

01/04/2021
Professor Seelman and Wood Antitrust and Unfair Competition

Advance Assignment

01/08/2021
Professor Sousa Bankruptcy

Advance Assignment

01/04/2021
Professor Steuer Indian Water Rights Please read:

Hobbs, Colorado Water Law: An Historical Overview, 1 U. Denv. Water L. Rev. 1 (1997)

California v. United States, 438 U.S. 645 (1978)

Colorado Water Law: An Historical Overview

California v. United States

01/12/2021
Professor Thomson Discovery Practicum Thomson, Skills & Values: Discovery Practice (Carolina, 3rd Ed. 2017) - Introduction and Chapter 1

Advance Assignment

01/04/2021
Professor Wald Legal Profession Please read:
pages 3-16 in the casebook, Kaufman et al, Problems in Professional Responsibility for a Changing Profession (6th ed., 2017) and review the syllabus in Canvas.

Advance Assignment

01/06/2021
Professor Webb Evidence Before the first class, please read pages 1-16, 22-48, 54-56, 82-94, and 145-161 in the Fisher textbook.

In the readings, when you come across a Focus On logo, read the cited Rule as well as the related Advisory Committee Notes.

The Federal Rules of Evidence and Advisory Notes can be found online at https://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/fre
Prof. Webb will also post two videos on Canvas for you to watch before class.

Advance Assignment

01/06/2021
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, 7th Edition, 2017, Aspen, ISBN: 9781454881797 (casebook); and
(2) Linda H. Edwards, Estates in Land and Future Interests: A Step by Step Guide, 5th Edition, 2017, Aspen, ISBN: 9781454886389 (Edwards).

For the first classes, please prepare as follows: for Friday January 15, please read pages xxxiii-lv of the casebook (the introductory pages); for Wednesday January 20, please read pages 3-9 of the casebook; for Friday January 22, please read pages 9-24 of the casebook. I will email you once Ive published the Canvas course and posted the syllabus. Note: If you want to buy used copies of the books or rent them, thats fine  you wont be needing the access codes.

Advance Assignment

01/04/2021