Initial Assignments

Listed below are the initial assignments that need to be completed prior to your first class session. Please review your schedule and complete the assignments for your assigned classes.

Initial Assignments - Incoming Students

Initial Assignments - Spring 2018

INITIAL ASSIGNMENTS – Incoming Students

SPRING 2018

Course

Assignment

Civil Procedure I
§103.1 & 103.2

Professor Deo

Introduction: Freer 1-10, 15-18;  Federal Rule of Civil Procedure (FRCP)

 

Subject Matter Jurisdiction, Federal Question: Freer 177-180, 214-218, n.1, 222-230;                28 U.S.C. 1331, 1338; U.S. Constitution Art. III, Sec.2

Contracts I
§101.1 & 101.2

Professor Greene

 

Please answer the following questions in a short, written statement:

 

  1. What do you expect to be your biggest challenge in Contracts I?

 

  1. Do you want to be in law school and if so, why?

 

  1. If you could do or be anything in the legal profession, what it would it be?

 

  1. On a scale of 1-10, how motivated are you to do well in Contracts I?

 

Lawyering Skills

§451.1

Professor Harkins

 

Read Lindh v. Surman (available in Reading Like a Lawyer and posted on TWEN)

Sign up for Lawyering Skills on TWEN

Suggested Reading: Schwartz, Chapter 15 pp. 149-158; Christensen, Ch. 4, Herald,        Chapters 3-4

Legal Writing I
099.1

ProfessorDurst

 

Read: Dernbach pp. 3-16 and chap. 3; prepare Exercise 3A.

Torts I

 §111.1

Professor Bisom-Rapp

Casebook: Schwartz, Kelly and Partlett, PROSSER, WADE, SCHWARTZ, KELLY, AND PARTLETT’S TORTS, Thirteenth Edition, Foundation Press, 2015. (PR)

Treatise: Diamond, Levine and Bernstein, UNDERSTANDING TORTS, Fifth Edition,                 Lexis, 2013. (UT)

Hornbook: Glannon, THE LAW OF TORTS: EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS,

Fifth Edition, Wolters Kluwer, 2015. (GL)

Week       Topic                          PR                              GL                          UT               

   1           Introduction                1-4                                                                          

                                             (Do not read Hulle)

INTENTIONAL TORTS

Concept of Intent                      17-20                           3-5                           3-4

                                              notes 23-24                                                    (1.01A-C)

                                                  26-29                                                            5-6

                                                     25                                                            (1.01E-F)         

Spring 2018

 

INITIAL ASSIGNMENTS

SPRING 2018

Course

Assignments(s)

Adjudicatory Criminal Procedure

§261.1

Professor Steinberg

 

 

The Criminal Process – Chemerinsky, pp. 5-12

 

 

Incorporation of the Bill of Rights, Chemerinsky, pp.22-24. Duncan v. Louisanna, Chemerinsky, pp.24-27

 

 

Selective or Discriminatory Enforcement – Chemerinsky, pp.41-42; Wayte v United States, Chemerinsky pp/ 42-44; United

States v Armstrong, Chemerinsky, pp.44-49.

 

 

ADR Society

§425.1

Professor Rafner

 

NO INITIAL ASSIGNMENT REQUIRED

Advanced Legal Research

§297.1

Professor Templo

 

 

Add TWEN page for the class  (Advanced Legal Research – Templo). Check “Initial Assignment” folder in the Course Documents

 

 

Advanced Mediation

§419.1

Professor Waldman

 

 

Preparation for Small Claims ; Review of the mediation process; Watch Brene Brown Ted talk on vulnerability and courage, link at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCvmsMzlF7o

 

 

Readings – Small Claims Packet Available on Advanced Mediation TWEN Site

Emotional Intelligence Exam (Available on Twen Site). Conflict Style Matters  (Available on Twen site); Excerpts from BEYOND REASON (available on Twen Site) 

 

Mediation Text: Menkel-Meadow, Love, Mediation: Policy, Practice and Ethics:158-160

 

 

Advanced Trial Advocacy

§291.1

Professor Begovich

 

 

Please read pages 1-60 in Vending Operator, Inc. v NITA Dept. of Transportation and prepare an outline of questions for the direct examination and cross-examination of witness Tracey August.

 

 

Business Associations

§115.1

Professor Wenger

 

 

Smith & Williams pp. 1-27

Business Associations

§115.2

Professor Tiefenbrun

 

Register for Business Associations-Tiefenbrun on TWEN.

 

Read the following portions in Kleinberger 4th  edition: Pages 1-4, 7-16, and 17-52.

Or Kleinberger 3rd edition: Pages 1-4, 6-14, 16-45.

 

Consult Class 1 Worksheet first. Do Class 1 Worksheet which is available on TWEN. The link to the Restatement Third of Agency is below.  This Initial Assignment Sheet is on Twen.

 

The link to the Restatement Third of Agency https://a.next.westlaw.com/Browse/Home/SecondarySources/RestatementsPrinciplesoftheLaw/RestatementoftheLawAgency

 

Your Class 1 Handout is posted on TWEN. Gay Jenson Farms Co., et al., Respondents, v. Cargill, Incorporated, Appellant, Warren Grain & Seed Company, et al., Defendants

 

California Civil Procedure

§202.1

Professor McCoy

 

Litigation by the Numbers - Study section 1.1 :Vocabulary” (pages 1-3-1-5

 

Cases and Materials on California Civil Procedure – Read chapter one. If you have not had a chance to buy the book before the first day of class, you can find a copy of chapter 1 on the website of one of the authors

http://levine-california-civil-procedure.com/display.asp?displayID=sample1.pdf

 

California Evidence

§225.1 

Professor Crowley

 

Read Chapter 1 of the California Evidence, Second Edition, Author: Chris Chambers Goodman along with the California

 

Evidence Code (you will need a copy of the code). If you are having trouble understanding a particular section, try reading

 

the commentary to see if that helps. Additionally, fill out the following short questionnaire before class. Please bring the

 

completed questionnaire to class.

 

 

CALIFORNIA EVIDENCE

 

                It always helps me when teaching a class to know the expectations of the students for the class. To help me tailor the class and to get to know something about you, I would appreciate you filling out the following form prior to the first class.

 

Name: ________________________________

 

E-mail address: _________________________

 

Cell phone # (if not private): _________________________

 

Circle one: 2L 3L 4L               

 

Reason for taking class: ________________________________________________

 

Plans after graduation and bar (no need to say “to find a job” or “pay off my loans”):

 

__________________________________________________________________

 

Any particular area of evidence law about which you want to learn more.

 

 

_________________________________________________________________             

Civil Procedure I
§103.103.2,

Professor Deo

 

Introduction: Freer 1-10, 15-18;  Federal Rule of Civil Procedure (FRCP)

 

Subject Matter Jurisdiction, Federal Question: Freer 177-180, 214-218, n.1, 222-230; 28 U.S.C. 1331, 1338; U.S. Constitution Art. III, Sec.2

 

Civil Procedure II
§104.1,2,3,4

 

 

Class # 1  – Meeting the Client and Preparing Your Case

 

Required ReadingPatt v. Donner:  A Simulated Casefile for Learning Civil Procedure, 1-47.

 

Class Today:  Introduction and Discussion of the Client Interview; drafting client interview questions.

 

Civil Procedure II

§104.5 & 104.6

Professor Wright

 

Read pages 1-47 in the book Pratt v Donner: A Simulated Casefile for Learning Civil Procedure.

Community Property

§167.1  

Professor Klueck

I.  Introduction to Cal. CP        (53-66)

Il. Intro to Tracing                                                       

                                                Codes              __                                              

            Clark                                                                                                        

                                                           

            Downer                                     __                                          

 

            Notes (81-83)                                                                  

 

Be prepared to answer the question:      What do the deliberations of the California Constitutional Convention (p. 56-59) say about the role and legal status of women in mid-nineteenth century California/America?

Comparative Crim. Pro. through Film

§647.1

Professor Bettwy

1/9/18 - Class No. 1 – Common Law Tradition / Foreign Law / Comparative Legal Analysis

 

Register in course on TWEN and review course goals, requirements and grading

Required textbook: Bettwy, Comparative Criminal Procedure through Film (Vandeplas Publishing 2015)

No purchase of films necessary (links provided on TWEN)

 

Read: Textbook: 1-14, 289-92, 315-17, 371, 376-81

 

Review Discussion Questions for Class No. 1 (link on TWEN)

 

View video clips (links on TWEN):

    Witness for the Prosecution (U.K.) (16:30) (first read summary at p. 315)

    The Paradine Case (U.K.) (19:06) (summary at p. 305)

    In the Name of the Father (U.K.) (18:25) (summary at p. 326) (see also “Videos on SWB Cloud” in left panel on TWEN)

    I Confess (Canada) (8:12) (summary at p. 377)

 

Read for familiarization (links provided on TWEN)

    Foreign law in U.S. courts

    Rule of Law Handbook, pp. 83-89 (scan 89-94)

    Proving foreign law:

        Calif. Evid. Code §§ 310, 311, 452, 454

        Fed. R. Civ. P. 44.1

        Fed. R. Crim. P. 26.1

 

Use of prior foreign convictions (Calif. Penal Code § 668)

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act "local law" defense (15 U.S.C. § 78dd-1(c) (1))

The doctrine of "dual criminality" in extradition cases (pp. 3-4

 

Constitutional Law I

§135.2

Professor Guzelian

 

NO INITIAL ASSIGNMENT REQUIRED

Constitutional Law II

§136.1

Professor Vandevelde

 

Read Barnette on page 1521, Wooley on page 1521, and Johnson on page 1511.

Constitutional Law II

§136.2

Professor Guzelian

 

NO INITIAL ASSIGNMENT REQUIRED

Contracts I
§101.1 & 101.2

Professor Greene

Please answer the following questions in a short, written statement:

 

  1. What do you expect to be your biggest challenge in Contracts I?

 

  1. Do you want to be in law school and if so, why?

 

  1. If you could do or be anything in the legal profession, what it would it be?

 

  1. On a scale of 1-10, how motivated are you to do well in Contracts I?

 

 

Contracts II
§102.3

Professor Lee

 

Read pages 140-153 of Daniel Barnhizer’s article, Inequality of Bargaining Power, 76 U. Colo. L. Rev. 139 (2005).

This article can be found on Westlaw or Lexis using this citation.

Contracts II

§102.1 & §102.2

Professor Templin

The initial assignment will involve a review of Contracts I.  Details on the specific assignment will be sent to students a week before the class starts.

Contracts Drafting

§465.1

Professor Casalins

Chapter 1 – A Few Words; Chapter 2 – The Building Blocks of Contracts;

 

Chapter 3 – Translating the Business Deal – Part 1; Chapter 4 - Translating the Business Deal – Part 2;

 

Chapter 5 – A Contract’s Parts §5.1-5.9

.

Criminal Law

§105.1

Professor Kaye

Reading and Exercises: Elemental Analysis in the Criminal Law (Handout available on TWEN).

Model Penal Code, §2,02, pp. 1274-75 (in our casebook)

Read the following background material in our casebook:Notes [regarding criminal justice actors],Notes 2,3,4,5,6, pp.10-13

Criminal Justice Procedures – Notes, pp.14-18

Note on Formal Trial Procedure, pp. 23-25.

In re Winship and Notes, pp. 38-43

The Burden of Production

Criminal Law
§105.2 & §105.3

Professor Kreit

 

The Purposes of Punishment (reading is available on the course TWEN page)

Criminal Procedure

§106.1

Professor Kaye

1. [Overview of the criminal process], pp.5-17 (Starting with “Step 1”). Note: we will not discuss this background reading in depth on the first day of class, but we will occasionally touch on this material throughout the semester and you will be expected to be familiar with this material during our class discussions and on our tests.

2. Handout: “Two Terrible Cases” (available on this TWEN site). Our primary focus during our first class session will be on the Handout.

Criminal Procedure

§106.2

Professor Steinberg

The Reasonable Expectation of Privacy Introductory Note (Tomkoviez pp. 3-5); Katz v United States (Tomkoviez, pp. 5-10); United States v White (Tomkoviez, pp. 11-17) (top);

 

The Open Fields Doctrine – Oliver v United States (Supplementary Materials)

Entertainment Law Transactions

§336.1 - online

Professor Novak

 

There is no Initial Assignment for this class

Evidence

§138.1

Professor Day

 

 

NOT YET RECEIVED FROM PROFESSOR

Evidence

§138.2

Professor Christensen

 

Learning Evidence: From the Federal Rules to the Classroom. Read Chapters 1-3.

Externships

§697.1, §698.1, & §699.1

Judicial Seminar

§702.1 & 702.2

Professor Tropp

 

 

NO INITIAL ASSIGNMENT REQUIRED

Family Law

§245.1

Professor Berenson

 

Read Chapters 1 and 2 in the textbook.

Federal Income Tax

§204.1

Professor Fiske

 

Text pages 3-6, 12-24, 32-38 (omit Mayo Case). 45-47 (stop at Charley case) IRC Sections 1 (c), 63 (a) Treas Reg Sections 1.61-2 (a) (1) and (d) (1); 1.61-14 (a)

 

Also Skim: Overview Of The Federal Tax System and Policy Considerations Related to Tax Reform found at this link:

https://www.jct.gov/publications.html?func=select&id=76

 

Health Care Liability

§389.1

Professor Smith

 

NO INITIAL ASSIGNMENT REQUIRED

Immigration Law

§241.1

Professor Durst

 

Legomsky Text 1-24.

 

International Investment Law & Arbitration

§472.1

Professor Vandevelde

 

Read pages 1-11 of the textbook

International Law & the Humanities

§494.1

Professor Tiefenbrun

Read the Introduction to pp.3-19 to the basic course book, Decoding International Law: Semiotics and the Humanities, (Tiefenbrun). Make sure you have acquired all the literary texts and movies (DVDs) for the course before you come to class on the first day of class. They are all available in our library, and many of these books are online as e-books and films on Amazon or Netflix.

Intro to Criminal Trial Practice (Weekend)

3/24 & 3/25    §571.1 Various Professors

 

 

NOT YET RECEIVED FROM PROFESSOR

Intro to Intellectual Property (Saturday)

2/3 & 2/10    §503.1

Various Professors

 

 

NOT YET RECEIVED FROM PROFESSOR

Introduction IP Practice

§517.1

Prof. Cowart

 

NO INITIAL ASSIGNMENT REQUIRED

Intra-School Moot Court Competition

§548.1

Various

 

NO INITIAL ASSIGNMENT REQUIRED

Introduction to Mediation (3 weekends)

1/6,1/7,1/13,1/14, 1/20  §423.1

Professor Stewart-Brown

 

All assignments are to be electronically submitted to mbrown@tjsl.edu.

 

Assignment 1 is due prior to class one.

 

Assignment 2 - Journal (see course syllabus) is due on January 21, 2018.

 

1. First Assignment Questions (Due before Class 1)

 

a. Choose One Written Assignment from below:

 

• Essay on Movie of choice from any of those listed below, pull out the essential message of the movie for you and why you think the story is useful for students of mediation. (Options: 12 Angry Men, Gran Torino, or My Sister’s Keeper (Minimum 4 pages- Maximum 5 pages);

OR

• Choose One Story from the Book, Stories Mediators Tell or Stories Mediators Tell: World Edition and write a short essay pulling out the essential message of the story for you and why you think the story is useful for students of mediation. (Minimum 4 pages- Maximum 5 pages).

 

2. Initial Reading Assignment (read prior to Class 1)

The Mediator’s Handbook, read pages 3-38 (Overview, Preparation, Stage 1 & 2); pages 81-92 (Disputes &

Conflicts); and pages 95-100 (Supporting the People).

 

Judicial Externship-Seminar

§702.1 & 703.1

Professor Tropp

 

NO INITIAL ASSIGNMENT REQUIRED

Law & Technology in the Information Age

§567.1

Professor Hauswirth

 

 

 

SEE TWEEN PAGE

Law Practice Management

§216.1

Professor Sanzo

Read: Chapter One, “Is The Practice Of Law A Business?”, Sections 1.01-1.02, pp. 3-19.

 

Assignment: Prepare to discuss Questions 1-4, pp.19-21.

 

Bring your current resume to class.

Law of Amateur Sports

§511.1

Professor McCurdy

1st Tuesday:

Intro to Amateurism and Administration of Amateur Athletics, Casebook: pp. 4-5. Rights Arising from the Athletic Scholarship, Casebook: pp.4-14. Provide written answers to: Problem, casebook, pp 4-5. Capstone Problem, casebook,

p 14. Submit to Prof. McCurdy by 7:00 a.m. on day of class

 

1st Thursday:

The Athlete as Employee – Worker’s Compensation, Casebook: pp.15-24. The Athlete as Employee – Rights Under Labor Laws, pp.25-31. Provide written answers to: Problem, casebook, p. 16. Note: Fair Labor Standards Act, casebook p.31

 

Lawyering Skills I

§451.1

Professor Harkins

Read Lindh v. Surman (available in Reading Like a Lawyer and posted on TWEN)

Sign up for Lawyering Skills on TWEN

Suggested Reading: Schwartz, Chapter 15 pp. 149-158; Christensen, Ch. 4, Herald, Chapters 3-4

Lawyering Skills II

All Sections

All Professors

 

First Assignments will be e-mailed to students

Legal Foundations

§533.1

Professor Bolus

§533.2

Professor Malik

 

There is no initial assignment. However, students will take a one-hour thirty (30) question, mixed- subject “Baseline” Exam during the second class meeting.

The Baseline Exam is comprised of Torts, Contracts, and Civil Procedure multiple choice questions and will be scored anonymously. The Baseline Exam is NOT graded, but students will receive credit for taking the Baseline Exam.

Students who do not take the Baseline Exam will not receive credit for this assignment.

The instructor does NOT have the authority to excuse any student from the Baseline Exam or to reschedule the Baseline Exam for any student. All such requests must be directed to Academics. Accommodated students wishing to use their accommodation should also contact Academics

Legal Principles

§633.1

TBA

Read: Open Book (1st Ed.), Ch. 1-3; (2d Ed.) Ch. 1, 7-8

           Mastering, pp. 106-114

 

Prepare: Complete the Class 1 Reading Sheet (available on TWEN in the “Class One” folder) after you complete

            the reading.  Submit it before class via the TWEN Drop Box. 

 

Prepare: Review your Civ. Pro. notes and outline and bring the information with you to class.

 

Legal Writing I
§099.1

Professor Durst

 

Read: Dernbach pp. 3-16 and chap. 3; prepare Exercise 3A.

Legal Writing II

All Sections

All Professors

 

Read: Dernbach pp. 3-16 and chap. 3; prepare Exercise 3A.

 

 

Mandarin Chinese for Lawyers

§453.1

Professor Gee

 

 

NOT YET RECEIVED FROM PROFESSOR

Mastering the Performance Test

All Sections

 

Mock Trial Team

§363.1

Professor McCoy

 

NO INITIAL ASSIGNMENT REQUIRED

Moot Court Society

§355.1

Professor Atkins

 

NO INITIAL ASSIGNMENT REQUIRED

Negotiation Theory & Skills

§292.1

Professor Rafner

 

NOT YET RECEIVED FROM PROFESSOR

Nonprofit+Business Law Clinic Seminar

§523.1

Professor Neiman

Read the Small Business Law Center’s Policies and Procedures Handbook

 

Locate and read California Rules of Professional Conduct §§ 1-200, 1-300, 1-400, 3-100, 3-110 & 3-500

 

Read Alicia Alvarez, et al, Introduction to Transactional Lawyering Practice, Chapter 10 (Introduction to Community Economic Development) pp. 295-328.

Patent Clinic Seminar

§572.1

Professor Cowart

 

NO INITIAL ASSIGNMENT REQUIRED

Patent Clinic Fieldwork

§573.1

Professor Cowart

 

NO INITIAL ASSIGNMENT REQUIRED

Patent Law

§414.1

Professor Simon

Read: Patent Law Syllabus/Policies (to be posted on TWEN)

Read pp. 1-7 (through note 2), p. 16 (starts at §1.3[b][5]) – p.21, p.30 (start at §1.4 [b]) - 32 in the Adelman casebook.

Briefly skim iPod patent for 5 minutes (to be posted on TWEN)

Pre Bar Fundamentals

§646.1 & §646.2

TBA

 

 

Professional Responsibility

§140.1

Professor Schwabach

 

Read Lerman & Schrag pp. 1-14, 21-78

 

Professional Responsibility

§140.2

Professor Carr

 

NOT YET RECEIVED FROM PROFESSOR

Professional Sports Law

§530.1

Professor Grossman

 

1/17 - Sports Law & Regulation Read Chapter 5-Coaches’ Contracts…up to, but not including pp.331-375

1/24 - Sports Law & Regulation Read Chapter 6-Professional Sports…pp 337-403 (D. Antitrust Limits…)

Property I

§141.1

Professor Schwabach

 

Read Dukeminier pp. 18-26, 110-113, 126-129

 

Property I

§141.2

Professor Semeraro

 

Defining Property and the Uncertain Right to Exclude pp. 1-7 of the Case Book

Property II

§142.1

Professor Semeraro

 

Land Contracts – Statute of Frauds & Marketable Title; Duty to Disclose & Questions, pp. 225-242

 

Property II

§142.2

Professor Simon

 

Register for TWEN and read the Syllabus (to be posted on TWEN

)

Read pages 541-544 and 570-93 in the Dukeminier casebook

 

Attempt Supplemental Problems 1-2 and Dukeminier book problem number 2 on page 575.

 

Public Interest Lawyering

§383.1

Professor Neiman

 

Public Interest Lawyering a Contemporary Perspective, (Alan Chen & Scott Cummings) 2013, Wolters Kluwer.

Read pp. 3-40

 

http://www.clasp.org/resources-and-publications/files/0158.pdf

 

 

Remedies

§ 166.1 & 166.2 

Professor Wezelman

 

Scholarly Legal Writing

§418.2

Professor Lee

 

Read pages 1-9 and 12-26 in the Fajans & Falk text (4th ed. 2011) Please be prepared to discuss your potential paper topic.

Solo Practice Concentration

§600.1

Professor McCoy

 

Read pages 32-40 (From the chapter entitled “What You’ll Learn in This Book” to the chapter entitled “The Iron Law of the Market”) in The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business.

The World of Sports Law (2/3 & 2/10)

§582.1

TBA

 

NOT YET RECEIVED FROM PROFESSOR

Torts I
§111.1

Professor Bisom-Rapp

 

Casebook:              Schwartz, Kelly and Partlett, PROSSER, WADE, SCHWARTZ, KELLY, AND

PARTLETT’S TORTS, Thirteenth Edition, Foundation Press, 2015. (PR)

 

Treatise:                  Diamond, Levine and Bernstein, UNDERSTANDING TORTS, Fifth Edition, Lexis, 2013. (UT)

 

Hornbook:               Glannon, THE LAW OF TORTS: EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS,

                                Fifth Edition, Wolters Kluwer, 2015. (GL)

 

 

Week       Topic                                                      PR                              GL                                                        UT          

   1           Introduction                                            1-4                                                                          

                                                                                (Do not read Hulle)

INTENTIONAL TORTS

Concept of Intent                                    17-20                          3-5                                                        3-4

                                                                                notes 23-24                                                                   (1.01A-C)

                                                                                26-29                                                                                       5-6

                                                                                25                                                                                  (1.01E-F

Casebook:              Schwartz, Kelly and Partlett, PROSSER, WADE, SCHWARTZ, KELLY, AND

PARTLETT’S TORTS, Thirteenth Edition, Foundation Press, 2015. (PR)

 

Treatise:                  Diamond, Levine and Bernstein, UNDERSTANDING TORTS, Fifth Edition, Lexis, 2013. (UT)

 

Hornbook:               Glannon, THE LAW OF TORTS: EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS,

                                Fifth Edition, Wolters Kluwer, 2015. (GL)

 

 

Week       Topic                                                      PR                              GL                                          UT          

   1           Introduction                                            1-4                                                                          

                                                                                (Do not read Hulle)

INTENTIONAL TORTS

Concept of Intent                                                   17-20                             3-5                                       3-4

                                                                                notes 23-24                                                           (1.01A-C)

                                                                                26-29                                                                       5-6

                                                                                25                                                                          (1.01E-F

 

Torts II
§112.1 & 112.2

Professor Dyson

 

NO INITIAL ASSIGNMENT REQUIRED

Torts II

§112.3

Professor Bisom-Rapp

 

NOTE: The reading assignments below cover the first two class sessions: Monday, January 8 and Wednesday, January 10, 2018

 

Schwartz, Kelly and Partlett, PROSSER, WADE, SCHWARTZ, KELLY, AND PARTLETT’S TORTS, 13th Edition, Foundation Press (2015) (CB)

 

Handbook: Glannon, THE LAW OF TORTS: EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS, Fifth Edition, Wolters Kluwer (2015) (GL)

 

Diamond, Levine and Bernstein, UNDERSTANDING TORTS, Fifth  Edition, LexisNexis (2013) (UT)

 

WEEK                     TOPIC                                                     CB                             GL                           UT

               

1                              Strict Liability                                                       

                                Animals                                                  733-740                  323-343                249-265

                                Rylands v Fletcher                                  740-746

                                Indiana Harbor                                         750-758

                                Foster v Preston Mill                                758-760

Golden v Amory                                      760-761

Sandy v Bushey                                      761-765

 

Torts II

§112.4

Professor Waldman

 

WEEK                    TOPIC                                                                      CB                          GL                          UT       

1                              Strict Liability                                                   

                                Animals                                                           733-740                  323-343              249-265

                                Rylands v Fletcher                                     740-746

                                Indiana Harbor                                            750-758

                                Foster v Preston Mill                                  758-760

Golden v Amory                                          760-761

Sandy v Bushey                                           761-765

Trademark & Unfair Competition

§320.1

 

Class #1 B Introduction, Background, and Overview

$ Casebook, pp. 3-41

$ Lanham Act '' 32, 43(a) (15 U.S.C. '' 1114(1), 1125(a))

 

Trademark Law Clinic Seminar

§574.1

Professor Cervantes

 

NO INITIAL ASSIGNMENT REQUIRED

Trademark Law Clinic Fieldwork

§576.1

Professor Cervantes

 

NO INITIAL ASSIGNMENT REQUIRED

Trial Practice

§170.2

Professor Grossman

 

Dynamics of Trial Practice: Problems and Materials… Read chapters 1-3, pp.1-61. Exercise-Case Memorandum

 

Trial Practice

§170.3

Professor Cumba

Introduction/Course Overview – Trial Techniques & Trials – Section 1.1 to 1.18

The Trial and Its Parts

Introduction to Direct & Cross Examination

 

Suggested reading list relating to Trial Advocacy:

Fundamental Trial Advocacy, 3rd. Ed. Charles H Rose III

Mastering Trial Advocacy, Charles H Rose III

Trial Advocacy Before Judges, Jurors, and Arbitrators, 5th Ed. Roger Haydock, John Sonsteng

Trial Advocacy in A Nutshell, 6th Ed. Paul B. Bergman

Trial Practice

§170.1

Professor Siegel

08 Jan 18                               Administration, Case Analysis and Brainstorming case theme and theory

 

READ:                     Read Dixon v. Providential Life Insurance

Bergman  Chapters 4 and 7; be sure and read the pages on STIPULATIONS

Problem 3.9, Policeman on Surveillance – ATTACHED TO SYLLABUS AS APPENDIX “C”

All prepare case analysis for both prosecution and defense in the attached problem 3.9.  Develop suggested themes and theories for each side.

 

There will be a lecture on Opening Statements

 

1.             08 Jan 18                Administration, Case Analysis and Brainstorming case                                                                                          theme and theory

Read:                      Read  Dixon v. Providential Life case file

Bergman Chapter 7and 4; NOTE: be sure and read "Stipulations carefully

Problem 3.9, Policeman on Surveillance WHICH IS ATTACHED TO YOUR SYLLABUS AS APPENDIX C.

 

All prepare case analysis in Problem 3.9 attached to the syllabus as Appendix C for both prosecution and defense.  Develop suggested themes and theories on each side.

 

Students will hand in any notes or outlines that you have prepared to assist with your presentation EVERY WEEK.  These will not be returned.  When giving your opening you may glance at your notes but you should NEVER read your opening.  You must use AT LEAST ONE EXHIBIT OR CHART IN YOUR OPENING.

 

Remember: For all future problems [and starting next week] the student calling a witness is always responsible for preparing the witness FOR EACH PROBLEM in advance of class.

 

 

Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic

§429.1

Professor Berenson

 

 

NO INITIAL ASSIGNMENT REQUIRED

Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic

§529.1 Fiedlwork

Professor Berenson

 

 

NO INITIAL ASSIGNMENT REQUIRED

Wills & Trusts

§171.1

Professor Wenger

 

 

Dukeminier pp. 1-34

Wills & Trusts

§171.2

Professor Martindill

1.Introduction and Class 1 of Wills and Trusts Course Outline (To be posted on class Docket

 

2.California Probate Code: Read Sections 6400 and 6401 (a)(b). Purchase of a hard copy of the California Probate Code is not required. Students must, however, have access to the Probate Code and read the assigned Sections prior to class.

 

3.Introducatory Definitions:

a. Will or Testament – a written document that is a lawful, voluntary disposition of assets upon death.

b. Codicil. A written supplement or amendment to a Will

c. Testator/trix (Transferor) one who makes a Will

d. Devise-gift of real property

e. Bequest-gift of personal property

f. Legacy-gift of money

g. Heir/Heir-at-law. Those persons designated by statute as being next in line to inherit.

h. Beneficiary (Transferee). Those persons named in the Will to inherit

i. Issue. Lineal descendants of the decedent to all generations.

j. Probate, Surrogate, Orphan’s Court. Court having jurisdiction to hear matters arising fromdecedent’s estates or trusts.

k. Testate. Decedent dies leaving a valid Will which directs disposition of the estate.

l. Intestate. Decedent dies without a Will and estate is distributed according to state law.

m. Decedent. Person who died and whose estate distribution is in question.