Administrative Law - Anderson
Mashaw, Merrill book
8/28 pp. 1-23
skim Administrative Procedure Act, Appendix C
8/29 pp. 72-91
8/30 pp. 91-107
Full syllabus and course info on TWEN page
Business Associations - Dore
Professor Matthew Doré Business Associations—First Assignments Fall 2013
The Casebook for this course is: Epstein et al., Business Structures
(3d. ed. West 2010); the Statutory Supplement is: Klein, Ramseyer & Bainbridge, Business Associations 2013 Statutes and Rules
(hereafter “Statutory Supplement”). Both are in the SBA Bookstore.
I have created a Business Associations course TWEN page. Once you register for BA on TWEN you’ll be able to get a copy of the Course Syllabus by looking under the Course Materials heading on the TWEN page and opening the message that attaches a copy of the Syllabus. The Syllabus includes reading assignments for the entire semester. The first few reading assignments are listed below: For Tuesday August 27:
Read pp. 1-15 in the Casebook. The statutory references on pp. 10-12 should all be in the Statutory Supplement. We will focus on the statutory references to the Model Business Corporation Act (“MBCA”). For Wednesday August 28:
Read pp. 15-27 in the Casebook. This is accounting, but DON’T PANIC. We’ll keep it simple. For Thursday August 29:
We will finish the Accounting material from Wednesday. To the extent time permits we will begin our coverage of Agency. For this topic, read pp. 27-34; 41-54 in the Casebook. The Restatement (Second) of Agency references are in the Statutory Supplement.
Civil Procedure I - DoreRequired Texts:
(1) STEPHEN C. YEAZELL, CIVIL PROCEDURE (8th ed. 2012) [“CASEBOOK”];
(2) Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (2013) [“RULES BOOK”]; and
(3) TWEN SUPPLEMENT [“SUPPLEMENT”]. Assignment for Monday, August 26, 2013: A Survey of the Semester: Read
CASEBOOK: 1-12, 56-64; RULES BOOK: xi-xiii. Skim
U.S. Const. Art. III; 28 U.S.C. §§ 41, 133, 1331, 1332, 1333, 1337, 1391; FEDERAL
RULES 3 & 4. Syllabus:
The syllabus for this semester will be soon posted on my TWEN page.
Civil Procedure I - Gaughan
1.) STEPHEN C. YEAZELL, CIVIL PROCEDURE (8th ed. 2012) [hereinafter “CASEBOOK”]
2.) STEPHEN C. YEAZELL, editor, FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE (2013) [hereinafter “RULESBOOK”] Reading Assignment #1:
Monday, August 26, 2013
RULESBOOK: Note on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (pp. xiii-xv), Federal Rules 1 and 3 (p. 13), U.S. Constitution Art. III §§ 1-3 (pp. 278-279), United States Code Title 28, § 41, § 44, § 48, and § 133 (pp. 293, 294, 296, 298-300) Reading Assignment #2:
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
CASEBOOK: pp. 1-12, 56-64 (Hawkins v. Masters Farms) Reading Assignment #3:
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
CASEBOOK: pp. 65-76 (Pennoyer v. Neff)
RULESBOOK: U.S. Const. Art. IV, § 1 (p. 279) and U.S. Const. Amend. XIV, § 1 (p. 283)
Civil Rights - Lovell
We will read two books throughout the course: Brooks, Carrasco, and Selmi, THE LAW OF DISCRIMINATION: CASES AND PERSPECTIVES [Casebook]; Michelle Alexander, THE NEW JIM CROW: MASS INCARCERATION IN THE AGE OF COLORBLINDNESS. [The Law School Book Store does not have The New Jim Crow book, but you can buy it at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.] These readings will be supplemented by additional cases, articles, and other later-breaking developments on TWEN.
This weekend is the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, a pivotal civil rights historical moment that demonstrated the power of the grass roots and led to enactment of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. I encourage you to “soak in” as much of the TV and press coverage as you can. This week’s Time
Magazine is a commemorative issue dedicated to the 1963 March on Washington. Copies of the Time
Magazine are on reserve at the law library. Week 1 8/26
Casebook, Ch. 1, Introduction to the American Race Problem, pp. 1-26 The New Jim Crow
, Foreword, Preface, Introduction, pp. 1-18
TWEN: Eric Holder, Black History Month lecture
The course TWEN site will be operational over the weekend. Please review the course syllabus and Civil Rights Field Experience Memo. Complete and hand in at Monday’s class your Personal Introduction Sheet.
You will have a deeper understanding of Charles Lawrence’s observations on unconscious racism, Casebook, pop. 17-21, if you visit the Project Implicit web site and take at least one of the Implicit Bias tests (you can keep your results confidential). https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/research/.
On reserve: Time
Magazine (August 26/Sept. 2, 2013), “I Have A Dream” anniversary issue, several article on “Founding Father” Martin Luther King, Jr., and the 1963 March on Washington. 8/27 New Jim Crow
; Ch. 1, The Rebirth of Caste, pp. 20-58
TWEN: ACLU Marijuana Arrest Report, pp. 1-21
TWEN: Economist article (August 26, 2013), An unlikely alliance of left and right
(on sentencing reforms)
Guest speaker: Fred Van Liew, Director, The Center for Restorative Justice Practices, and former Asst. Polk County Prosecutor
Constitutional Law II - Schor
Welcome back to law school.
For the first week, please reach CH 523-542, 548-552, and McDonald v. City of Chicago (supplement).
Contracts I (Section 300 and 301) - StrassbergPlease see complete class policies posted on TWEN.
Page references in all assignments are either to Knapp, Crystal, and Prince's Problems in Contract Law
, 7th Ed., referred to as Casebook or CB, or to the Rules of Contract Law
, referred to as the supplement or “Supp.” Please make sure you bring both the casebook and supplement to class every day, regardless of whether a specific supplement assignment is made. Wednesday, August 28 - Introduction
- Casebook (CB) p. 1-17 (Do not read Section E)
- Casebook, p. 31 – p. 42, stop at note 5 5.
- Partially brief Ray v. Eurice
as described in the TWEN Briefing Handout, just the Litigation Facts and Chronological Facts Thursday, August 29 - Objective Theory of Contract
- Reread and fully brief Ray v. Eurice
COMMON LAW OFFER AND ACCEPTANCE Friday, August 30 - Bilateral Offers
- p. 433 (starting at section 2) - 447, stop after note 1
- p. 32, note 5
- Supp. Restatement (Second) of Contracts §§24 & 26, page 141
Copyright Law - Yu
The first assignment and course information are available on the course web at http://www.peteryu.com/copyright/
Criminal Law - JursFor the first class session on August 29, 2013, please read the following pages: Nature, Sources, and Limits of the Criminal Law; Proof of Guilt at Trial
JD (Dressler Text) JD 1-18
Criminal Law - McCordFor the first class session on August 26, 2013, please read:
The Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law Chs. 1-5; and PowerPoints entitled: Criminal Law; The Common Law; Adversary System; Punishment Summary; Sentencing Overview. These can be found in two places: on the TWEN site for the course under the “PowerPoints” tab, and (in outline form) in the Supplement that Prof. McCord created for the course.
Criminal Procedure I - JursFor the first class session on August 26, 2013, please read the following pages: The Traditional Role of Police; the Move to Community Policing; Police as Community Caretakers
Miller & Wright text, pages 29-39, 1-10
Death Penalty - McCord
There is no reading assignment for the first Death Penalty class session.
Environmental Law - Anderson
8/29 pp. 1-16
8/30 pp. 22-39
Full syllabus and course info on TWEN page
Evidence - DoreCasebook:
The text for this course is Roger C. Park & Richard D. Friedman, EVIDENCE (12th
). Federal Rules of Evidence:
You must have a copy of the current Federal Rules of Evidence. Effective December 1, 2011, the Federal Rules of Evidence were restyled and re-written in their entirety. Appendix A to the 12th edition of your Casebook contains a copy of the restyled Federal Rules of Evidence. Appendix B to your Casebook contains the legislative history and advisory committee notes (the “Committee Notes”) to the Federal Rules. Your reading assignments include the relevant Rule(s) of Evidence, along with the applicable Committee Notes. You may find it more convenient to purchase a separate Rules book that contains both the restyled
Federal Rules of Evidence and the Committee Notes together in one place. First Reading Assignment:
Although we will not discuss it in class, Chapter I, “Making the Record; Trial Objections,” contains essential background information. You should read Chapter 1, pp. 1-77, by the end of the second week of the semester. The assignment for the first day of class, Monday, August 26, 2013 is “Relevance,” pp. 79-88.
The syllabus for the remainder of the semester will be posted soon on my TWEN page for this course. The syllabus contains basic information about the course, reading assignments for the semester, and a list of Evidence Resources that includes recommended study aids and CALI exercises.
Federal Courts and Jurisdiction - Gaughan
MICHAEL ALLEN et al, FEDERAL COURTS (1st ed. 2009) [hereinafter “CASEBOOK”]
LAURA LITTLE, FEDERAL COURTS: EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS (2nd ed. 2010) [hereinafter "E & E Book"] Reading Assignment #1:
Monday, August 26, 2013
CASEBOOK: 1-28 (Marbury v. Madison), 1011-1017 (Transcript of the Articles of Confederation), 1024-1025 (U.S. Const. Art. III, §§ 1-3) Reading Assignment #2:
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
CASEBOOK: 29-65 (Massachusetts v. EPA; Hein v. Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc.)
Federal Estate and Gift Tax - Begleiter
For the first class session on Monday, August 26, please read pages 1-22 in Willbanks, Federal Taxation of Wealth Transfers
Federal Indian Law - D. Miller
||-Johnson v. M’Intosh 21 U.S. (8 Wheat.) 543 (1823) |
-Cherokee Nation v. Georgia 30 US 1 (1831)
-Worchester v Georgia 31 US 515 (1832)
International Human Rights - Clark1st Assignment
For the first week of class (8/26 & 8/28), read and be prepared to discuss Hannum et al. (casebook), pp. 1-55 and the Documentary Supplement
pp. 3-13 (the U.N. Charter).
Intro to Health Law - Clamon
Welcome to Health Law. Hope you've had a good summer. Please register on the course's TWEN site, where you will find the course syllabus and details on the reading for the first class. I look forward to meeting you on Monday, August 26.
Intro to IP - JohnsonRequired Texts:
(1) Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss, Roberta Rosenthal Kwall INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: Cases and Materials on Trademark, Copyright and Patent Law (2d ed. 2004)
(2) NOLO’s Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference (12th ed. 2012) Reading:
Pages 1-8 in NOLO
Pages 379-381 in NOLO
25-32 in Dreyfuss & Kwall
On TWEN: Excerpt from Zatarian's, Inc. v. Oak Grove Smokehouse, Inc.
Legal Research - EdwardsWeek 1 –– Aug. 26-30, 2013
1) For Monday: Read chapters 1, 2, and 5 I-III in Iowa Legal Research and the week 1 introduction on TWEN. Complete the CALI Anatomy of the Case by Thursday, Aug. 29.
2) For Friday: Read chapter 3 II F-I in Iowa Legal Research and the week 2 materials on TWEN. Week 2 –– Sept. 2-6, 2013
Class does not meet on Monday, Sept. 2, Labor Day. Research Small Groups will meet on Tuesday.
Legal Writing, Groups 1 & 2 - SheltonFirst assignment for Shelton, Legal Writing, Groups 1 & 2:
Our first class meeting will be Thursday, August 29th at 2:30. For that class, please read: (1) Slocum, Chs. 1, 2, 3 and 6; and (2) “Comparing Two Judicial Opinions” handout (in Supplemental Packet post on our Legal Writing TWEN page).
Legal Writing, Groups 3 & 4 - WereshFirst Class (Aug. 27)
- Reading due: Slocum, Chs. 1, 2, 6 Weresh, Ch. 1 Course Syllabus (in Weresh Supplemental Packet – available by Aug. 25 on my TWEN site) Course Policies (in Weresh Supplemental Packet – available by Aug. 25 on my TWEN site) NOTE:
As noted on the syllabus, there will be a quiz on the reading on the first day of class. The quiz covers all of the reading materials, including the syllabus and course policies.
Legal Writing, Groups 5 & 6 - Reel SchmidtFirst assignment for Reel Schmidt, Legal Writing, Groups 5 & 6:
Our first class meeting will be Tuesday, August 27 at 10:35 a.m. For that class, please read: (1) Slocum, Chs. 1, 2 and 6. Be prepared to take a quiz over the materials you have read.
Psychiatry & the Law - Yee1st day assignment
Christopher Slobogin, Arti Rai, Ralph Reisner, Law and the Mental Health System - Civil and Criminal Aspects
, West Publishing: 5th EditionWednesday, August 28, 9:00 - 10:50:
Read pages 1-59 and browse Appendix A at page 1339. Be prepared to discuss Note 7 on page 15.
Public International Law - Clark1st Assignment
For the first week of class (8/26 - 8/28), read and be prepared to discuss Carter et al. (casebook) pp. 1-59.
Real Estate Transactions - RosenbloomRequired Texts
: There are two required texts for this course: (1) Robin Malloy, James Smith, Real Estate Transactions: Problems, Cases, and Materials
(3rd ed. Aspen Pub. 2007), and (2) a Supplement with required reading assignments. The Supplement is posted on our TWEN page. The assignment for the first day of class is to read:
- Pages 1-4, 25-27, 61-65 of our casebook
- Seller Agency Agreement (Basic), Real Estate Brokerage Agreement to Represent Seller (Agreement), Samann v. Victory
, 784 N.W.2d 201 (Iowa App. 2010), not required but with the increase of on-line property listings you may also be interested in viewing: Agreement to Share Commission With Un-Represented Buyer. All of these documents are on TWEN.
- Problem: Assume you represent Mark and Amy Seller (see Broker Agreements in Supplement), advise Mark and Amy on which of the two broker agreements in the supplement is more beneficial to them. Critical to this exercise, explain to the Sellers how the agreements are different. You should download and review the syllabus on TWEN.
Remedies - Lovell
Welcome back! Hope you’ve had a productive summer and your battery is recharged! I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, August 28.
Levine, Jung, and Thomas, REMEDIES: PUBLIC AND PRIVATE (West 5th Ed.) is the required Casebook. The course will have a TWEN site, which will be operational this weekend. Please register on the TWEN site prior to the first class and read the Course Syllabus and Daily Readings that have been posted, AND complete the Student Introduction Sheet and bring it to Wednesday’s class. Week 1 8/28 Prefaces
, pp. v-ix; Chapter 1, Introduction to the Law of Remedies
. A. The Choice of a Remedy
, pp. 1- 10. B. Where There’s a Right, There’s a Remedy
. Come prepared to brainstorm the two problems on pages 4-5.
Casebook, pp. 10-20 (Bivens).
**Complete and hand in your Personal Introduction Sheet
Finish Bivens, Casebook, pp. 10-19. TWEN
: (1) Justice Burger’s Bivins Dissent that discusses alternative remedy, 403 U.S. at 421-424.
Chilicky, Casebook, pp. 20-33; Q.4 (p.20).
Research reference on State Constitution remedies: Katzberg v. Regents of University of California, 58 P.3d 339 (2002)
Secured Transactions - Dore
Professor Matthew Doré Secured Transactions—First Assignments The reading assignments appear in two books: Rusch & Sepinuck, Problems and Materials on Secured Transactions
(2d ed. West 2010) (hereafter "Text") and LoPucki & Warren, Bankruptcy and Article 9 Statutory Supplement
(2012-2013 Visi-law Marked Version) (hereafter, "Statutory Supplement"). Note: We have used the same Secured Transactions casebook for several years now at Drake, so there may be used copies available. Also, if you took a class last year for which you purchased a recent commercial law supplement (e.g., Sales, Payment Systems, Debtor-Creditor), you may be able to use that supplement instead of the one listed above. See me with any questions. If any additional reading materials are required, I will provide them to you in class.
I have created a Secured Transactions course TWEN page. Once you register for Secured Transactions on TWEN you can get a copy of the Course Syllabus by looking under the “Course Materials” heading on the TWEN page and opening the message titled “Copy of Syllabus.” The Syllabus includes reading assignments for the entire semester.
The first two reading assignments are listed below: For Wednesday, August 28:
Please read pp. 1 – 22 in the Casebook. This is the first of a two-part introduction to the general topic of “debt collection.” There is a lot of information in this introduction, but do not be alarmed. We are not reading this material with the goal of learning all of the details provided, but instead to get a general background that will be helpful to understand the dynamics of a secured lending transaction. We will cover Problem 1-1 (p. 8 of Casebook) briefly in class, but we will not spend a lot of time on it. Problem 1-1 references the federal Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA), which is not in the Statutory Supplement. I have posted a copy of the FDCPA under the Course Materials heading of the course TWEN page. For Thursday, August 29:
Please read pp. 22 - 42 in the Casebook. For Problem 1-2 (p. 25 of Casebook) consider the Michigan statute only and omit Part C.
State and Local Government - RosenbloomRequired Texts:
There are two required texts for this course: (1) Richard Briffault, Laurie Reynolds, Cases and Materials on State and Local Government Law,
, and (2) a Supplement with required reading assignments. The Supplement is posted on our TWEN page. The assignment for the first day of class is to read:
- Pages 7-25, 51-59 (Gangemi) of our casebook.
- Iowa State Constitution. We will refer to it throughout the semester, and we will conduct an exercise with it in the first class.
- Honorable Mark S. Cady, A pioneer's Constitution: How Iowa's Constitutional History Uniquely Shapes Our Pioneering Tradition in Recognizing Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
, 60 Drake L. Rev. 1133 (2012). You should download and review the syllabus on TWEN.
Torts - AlbertFor the first day of class please read:
Prosser Casebook (12th Ed) pages 17-43.
Torts - Miller
For Tuesday August 27, read pages 1-16. Also, on Westlaw there is a TWEN page for the course. See Torts, Miller, Fall 2013. On the TWEN page you will find a Syllabus, Class Meeting Calendar, and a document titled “Administrative Details.” Please review all these documents, and read especially carefully the “Administrative Details” document. We will discuss all of these matters at the first class.
Torts - Advanced Problems - AlbertFirst Day Class Assignment:
Read and Brief: Vantine Studios
, 373 N.W. 2d 512 (1985) Nesler
, 452 N.W. 2d 191 (1990) Hunter
, 481 N.W. 2d 510 (1992) Revere
, 595 N.W. 2d 751 (1999).
Trademark Law - JohnsonRequired Texts:
Ginsburg, et al., Trademark and Unfair Competition Law, 4th Ed Reading:
Pages 13-29; 34-37
Trial Advocacy - All Sections - Yee1st day assignment
Steven Lubet, Modern Trial Advocacy
, Law School Third Edition Monday, August 26, 4:30 -5:20:
Read pages 1-36 (Trial Basics & Case Analysis)
All sections (Noble and Foritano) will meet for this first class only at the Clinic Courtroom for required courtroom equipment training. All other Monday classes will be in Room 206.
Wills and Trusts - Begleiter
For the first class session on Monday, August 26, please read the prefaces to the first and seventh edition and pages 1-26 of Scoles, Halbach, Roberts and Begleiter, Problems and Materials on Decedents' Estates and Trusts
Workers' Compensation - Miller
For the first class on Tuesday, August 27, read pages 1-20, and 43-54.
For Wednesday’s class, read pages 55-76.