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ProfessorCourse NameAssignments and Documents Date Posted
Professor Austin Lawyering Process II Lawyering Process  Spring 2018
Professor Debra Austin, JD, PhD
Advance Assignments

1.        Add my TWEN Lawyering Process Course

2.        Save the January Syllabus

3.        Class on Monday, January 8: Please Note that both of my LP sections (the 9:00 and the 10:30 sections) will meet together on Monday, January 8 at 10:20 in Room 280 for a special presentation.

4.        Class on Wednesday, January 10: Complete the Career Vision Statement Assignment, submit to TWEN by 8:00 am, and bring it to class.

5.        Purchase Writing to Win: The Legal Writer by Steven D. Stark, (Three Rivers Press, paperback, Rev Ed 4-24-12), approximately $15.55 on Amazon. We will also use A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis, 2nd Ed. (2013) and the Bluebook, 20th Ed. this spring.

6.        Save the January Reading Assignments and the Assignment Sheet and Rubric for the Reading Presentations and Quizzes. You will randomly draw a Reading Assignment in class on January 10, on which you will give an oral presentation on either January 17, 22, or 24.

7.        I look forward to working with all of you this spring. Please note that I will be out of town from Jan 3-7 giving a presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools.

12/11/2017
Professor Austin Advanced Legal Writing Advanced Legal Writing  Spring 2018
Professor Debra Austin, JD, PhD
Advance Assignments
1.        Save the Advanced Legal Writing & Research website in your Favorites
       a. http://www.debraaustin.info/alrw.html

2.        Review the Assignments page in the website and complete the short readings and 2-paragraph Career Vision Statement for discussion in class on Jan 8.

3.        There is no textbook for this class. Bring your laptop to each class and be able to use the DU wireless network and the class website.

12/11/2017
Professor Aviel Legal Profession For our first class (Monday, January 8) please register on the course TWEN site and read pp. 42-61 in Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law (4th Ed. 2016), by Lisa G. Lerman and Philip G. Schrag. 01/02/2018
Professor Aviel Constitutional Law For our first class (Mon. January 8), please read pp. xli-lvii and pp. 1-8 in the course textbook: Erwin Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law (Aspen Publishers 5th ed. 2017). In addition, please register for the course TWEN site. 01/02/2018
Professor Beall Copyright Law Please read pages 1-84 in our casebook: Gorman, et al., Copyright Cases and Materials, 9th edition, Foundation Press. Please also complete the first practical exercise for this class, a copyright registration application. You should come to class on Jan. 8, 2018, with a copy of a completed application form which you have submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office, concerning a request for registration of a work of your own authorship. The work can be anything you wish, so long as you were the author of the work. A photograph, a poem, an essay, a musical composition, etc. Instructions for submitting a copyright application, as well as the portal for making your submission online, are located at the Copyright Offices website: https://www.copyright.gov/registration/. Please contact Prof. Chris Beall (cbeall@foxrothschild.com) if you have questions concerning this assignment. Syllabus 01/02/2018
Professor Brady & Nelson Mental Health & Criminal Law For our first class (January 11), please review the syllabus posted on TWEN, and watch the following two videos prior to class.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6CILJA110Y TED Talk by Elyn Saks on what it is like to live with schizophrenia (approx. 15 min)
http://bgr.com/2017/03/07/columbine-shooting-dylan-klebold-mother-ted-talk/ TED Talk by Dylan Klebolds mother (approx. 15 min)
See you on January 11 at 6:00 p.m.
12/04/2017
Professor Collis Religion & Law The Originalist Debate and Jeffersons Continuum.................... 26, 3637, 7892 01/05/2018
Professor Ehrenreich Criminal Law Criminal Law Assignment 01/04/2018
Professor Hart Constitutional Law II Introduction   Advance Assignment 12/22/2017
Professor Hart Constitutional Law II The textbook for the course is Constitutional Law, Foundation Press, 19th Edition, Sullivan and Feldman. 01/02/2018
Professor Hobbs Colorado Legal History Please register for the TWEN site and read the two documents posted under "Course Materials." 12/14/2017
Professor Joanna Flanagan, Susan Smith, & Naomi Starosta Practitioners Guide to Compliance: Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) 1.        Register for the TWEN course site.
2.        Read the two cases posted under "Course Materials" to prepare for our first class meeting on Thursday, January 11, at 6:00-7:40 PM:
a.        Cal. Bankers Assn v. Shultz, 414 U.S. 816 (1973): 1) Supreme Court Opinion; 2) Appellants Brief; and 3) Reply Brief.
b.        U.S. v. Goldberger & Dubin P.C., 935 F.2d 501 (2nd Cir. 1991). U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit: Court Opinion.
3.        Browse the following two reference documents:
a.        U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, International Narcotics Control Strategy Report: Money Laundering and Financial Crimes, vol. II (March 2017).
b.        Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Guidance. Politically Exposed Persons: Recommendations 12 and 22 (June 2013).
4.        Review and download the Syllabus.

Please note: There is no textbook required to purchase for our course. All materials will be available via TWEN during the course. We look forward to meeting you on January 11!

12/21/2017
Professor Johns Legal Analysis Strategies - Evening Section Hello LAS Students!

Please sign-up for the Legal Analysis NIGHT Section  Spring 2018 TWEN page.

As a reminder, heres the preparation activities for our first class on Tuesday:

First Class Preparation:

" Research your state bar exam content, dates, location, testing format, and grading system
" Search through the bar examiners website at www.ncbex.org to find the MEE, MPT, and MBE free subject matter outlines and free question examples
" Take the VARK Test on Learning Preferences as an aid to ascertain your preferred learning preferences (available free at http://vark-learn.com/the-vark-questionnaire/)
" Articulate what activities that I can engage in as your teacher to help you achieve success as a learner & what activities you can engage in as a student to help you achieve success as a learner (and why those activities support meaningful learner based on a recent survey of empirical research available at: https://www.aft.org/sites/default/files/periodicals/dunlosky.pdf)
" Get the scoop from Jeff Adachi about creating study tools and successful memorization for the bar exam (see attached Memorization Handout)
" Circulate the attached handout to friends, family, co-workers, and supervisors so that your fan base understands what it takes to be a successful bar learner (see attached Friends and Family Handout)

Please let me know if you have any questions, and I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday. Welcome again to LAS!

Sincerely,

Prof. Scott Johns Memorization Tactics Handout   Pass the Bar Handout

01/09/2018
Professor Johns Legal Analysis Strategies - Day Section Hello LAS Students!

Please sign-up for the Legal Analysis Day Section  Spring 2018 TWEN page.

As a reminder, heres the preparation activities for our first class on Tuesday:

First Class Preparation:

" Research your state bar exam content, dates, location, testing format, and grading system
" Search through the bar examiners website at www.ncbex.org to find the MEE, MPT, and MBE free subject matter outlines and free question examples
" Take the VARK Test on Learning Preferences as an aid to ascertain your preferred learning preferences (available free at http://vark-learn.com/the-vark-questionnaire/)
" Articulate what activities that I can engage in as your teacher to help you achieve success as a learner & what activities you can engage in as a student to help you achieve success as a learner (and why those activities support meaningful learner based on a recent survey of empirical research available at: https://www.aft.org/sites/default/files/periodicals/dunlosky.pdf)
" Get the scoop from Jeff Adachi about creating study tools and successful memorization for the bar exam (see attached Memorization Handout)
" Circulate the attached handout to friends, family, co-workers, and supervisors so that your fan base understands what it takes to be a successful bar learner (see attached Friends and Family Handout)

Please let me know if you have any questions, and I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday. Welcome again to LAS!

Sincerely,

Prof. Scott Johns Memorization Tactics Handout   Pass the Bar Handout

01/09/2018
Professor Juarez Remedies Remedies will not meet during the first week of the semester (January 8 and January 10.) We will not meet on Monday, January 15, because of the Martin Luther King holiday. Our first class meeting will be on Wednesday, January 17. On January 17, please be prepared to discuss the cases in the first and second assignments: pages 2 to 8, 11 (the Problem of the Lottery Winner), 15 to 20, 20 to 21 (the Problem of the Fired Nurse), and 26 to 39. The casebook is ELAINE W. SHOBEN, WILLIAM MURRAY TABB, & RACHEL M. JANUTIS, REMEDIES: CASES AND PROBLEMS (Foundation Press 6th ed. 2016).


Please register for the course website on TWEN. I look forward to seeing you on January 17!

12/11/2017
Professor Juarez Employment Discrimination Law Employment Discrimination Law will not meet during the first week of the semester (January 8 and January 10.) We will not meet on Monday, January 15, because of the Martin Luther King holiday. Our first class meeting will be on Wednesday, January 17. On January 17, please be prepared to discuss the cases in the first assignment, pages 1 to 40 of the casebook (JOSEPH A. SEINER, EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION: PROCEDURE, PRINCIPLES, AND PRACTICE (Wolters Kluwer 2015)).

Please register for the course website on TWEN. I look forward to seeing you on January 17!

12/11/2017
Professor Kamin Criminal Procedure For our first class on January 9, 2018, please do the following:
1.        Read pages 1-32 of Kamin and Bascuas, Investigative Criminal Procedure: A Contemporary Approach
2.        Register for the TWEN page for this course.
01/02/2018
Professor King and Oki Negotiating Natural Resources Agreements Please review syllabus Syllabus 01/03/2018
Professor Marceau Criminal Law Please register for the TWEN site and read the famous story of the "Speluncean Explorers." For the first two classes please also read pages 81-131 of the textbook assigned for the course. A syllabus will be posted for all remaining classes during the first week of class. 12/15/2017
Professor Moran Lawyering Process II Brilliant Students,

Welcome back!

Please head over to TWEN and sign up for our spring course.

Your advance assignment is to read A Letter From a Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King, which you can find here: http://abacus.bates.edu/admin/offices/dos/mlk/letter.html. Please also read Chapters 1 and 2 in our spring textbook, An Advocate Persuades.

01/02/2018
Professor Ratner Intellectual Property Capstone: Copyright Students should register for TWEN to obtain schedule and reading material. 01/05/2018
Professor Romero Property Please sign up for this course on TWEN. After signing up for the course on TWEN, please download and read the syllabus. Complete the reading assignments for the first day under the "Class Schedule" in the syllabus. Finally, please prepare a brief, one-page discussion question or position statement on some aspect of the reading as it relates to the following question: "This class is important because...?" 01/02/2018
Professor Romero Critical Readings in Race and Water and Natural Resources Law Please sign up for this course on TWEN. After signing up for the course on TWEN, please download and read the syllabus. Complete the reading assignments for the first day under the "Class Schedule" in the syllabus. Finally, please prepare a brief, one-page discussion question or position statement on some aspect of the reading as it relates to the following question: "This class is important because...?" 01/02/2018
Professor Roxborough Intellectual Property Capstone: False Advertising Students should register for TWEN to obtain schedule and reading material. 01/05/2018
Professor Ruan Homeless Advocacy Policy Seminar Please sign up for my TWEN course and read the Too High A Price policy report and City Spotlights policy reports for Denver, Boulder, and Colorado Springs, found at http://www.law.du.edu/homeless-advocacy-policy-project/too-high-price. 01/03/2018
Professor Smith, Bruce P. Property Spring 2018 For our first class on Tuesday, January 9, from 9:00-10:10am in Room 255, please read the following cases and supporting notes: Pierson v. Post (pp. 14-22) and Popov v. Hayashi (pp. 27-34).


Additionally, please make sure that you register for my class on TWEN. I will communicate through TWEN for the semester.

I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!
Dean Smith

01/05/2018
Professor Sousa Commercial Law Survey Materials:
1.        Commercial Transactions: A Systems Approach (5th edition 2012)(Wolters Kluwer)(Authors: LoPucki, Warren, Keating and Mann)
2.        Commercial Law: Selected Statutes (Foundation Press) (but any law school version of the UCC after 2014 should be fine for our purposes)(but make sure the version contains the comments to each UCC section as well as the Bankruptcy Code).


1/9
Topic: Unsecured Creditors and their Remedies
Read Casebook pgs. 811-829; 866-885

1/11
Topic: Scope of Article 9
Cases: (use Westlaw, cases not in casebook)
Gibraltar Financial Corp. v. Prestige Equipment Corp., 949 N.E.2d 314 (Ind. 2011)
Excel Bank v. National Bank of Kansas City, 290 S.W.3d 801 (2009)         
UCC Sections: 9-102(a)(28); 9-102(a)(72); 9-102(a)(73); 1-201(b)(35); 9-102(a)(12); 9-109(a)(1), (a)(3), (a)(4), (a)(5); 9-109(c)(2); 9-109(d)(1), (2), (5), (11); 1-203; 9-102(a)(20); 9-319; 9-103(d); 9-318

01/02/2018
Professor Sousa Bankruptcy Course Materials
Casebook: Bankruptcy Law, Principles, Policies, and Practice (4th edition)(LexisNexis)(Tabb & Brubaker)
Statutory Supplement: Any Student Edition of the Bankruptcy Code (2015 or later)

These materials have been ordered and are available at the DU Bookstore

January 9
Out-of-Court Creditor Remedies
Casebook, pages 1-49 (carefully read the explanatory material; you can skip the cases)

January 11
Introduction to Bankruptcy Law; Commence of a Bankruptcy Case
Casebook, pages 49-82
Bankruptcy Code Sections: 301, 302, 109(a), (b), (d) & (e), 541(a), 362(a)

01/02/2018
Professor Tutchton Wildlife Law Please read the attached Syllabus 12/19/2017
Professor Vigil Legal Profession First class preparation 12/07/2017
Professor Wiersema International Law Welcome to International Law. You will need one book for this class: Dunoff, Ratner, and Wippman, International Law: Norms, Actors, Process: A Problem-Oriented Approach, 4th Edition, 2015, Aspen, ISBN: 978-1-4548-4951-3. For the first week, please read as follows: Monday January 8, register on TWEN and read pages 3-16 of the casebook; Wednesday January 10, read pages 16-31 of the casebook. The syllabus will be distributed in the first class. 12/20/2017
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; and (2) Linda H. Edwards, Estates in Land and Future Interests: A Step by Step Guide, 5th Edition, 2017, Aspen, ISBN: 9781454886389. For the first week, please read as follows: Monday January 8, register on TWEN and read pages xxxiii-lv of the casebook (the introductory pages); Tuesday January 9, read pages 3-24 of the casebook; Wednesday January 10, read pages 34-43 of the casebook. The syllabus will be distributed in the first class. 12/20/2017
Professor Williams Administrative Law 1. Read and prepare to discuss pages 1 to 42 in the assigned text, Gary Lawson, Federal Administrative Law (7th ed. 2016).

2. Sign up for the course on TWEN.

3. Review the Syllabus on TWEN.

12/13/2017