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 for Summer 2017

Initial Assignments

Summer 2017

 

 

 

Business Associations

§115.1

Professor Arizmendi

No initial Assignment required for this course.

CA Pre-Trial Preparation

§506.1

Professor Ramey

Register for the course on TWEN (registration is required).  Read the Syllabus prior to first lecture. Download and read "Introduction to the Adversarial Process" and be prepared to discuss on first day of lecture.  At 8:00 p.m. on June 6, 2017, join lecture by logging in to Westlaw, select "Live Discussion," and select "Lecture 6/6/17."

Client Interviewing & Counseling

§213.1/213.2

Professor Sanzo

Professor Arnold

 

 PROFESSORs JUDI SANZO and JENNIFER ARNOLD

CLIENT INTERVIEWING AND COUNSELING

Summer 2017 sections 213.1 and 213.2

COURSE MATERIALS:

BINDER, BERGMAN, PRICE AND WEINSTEIN, LAWYERS AS COUNSELORS: A CLIENT-CENTERED APPROACH (3RD ED. 2012)

INITIAL ASSIGNMENT:

READ: PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO INTERVIEWING AND COUNSELING, PP. 2-13.

PREPARE: A ONE-PAGE STATEMENT RESPONDING TO THE FOLLOWING HYPOTHETICAL SITUATION:

FACTS: YOUR RICH UNCLE DIES AND LEAVES A WILL NAMING YOU AS ONE OF HIS BENEFICIARIES: THE GIFT IS $25,000 CASH.

A WILL CONTEST HAS BEEN FILED BY OTHER RELATIVES NOT MENTIONED IN THE WILL, AND THE CASE IS SET FOR TRIAL IN 10 MONTHS. IF THE WILL CONTEST IS SUCCESSFUL, YOU WILL GET NOTHING BECAUSE THERE IS AN EARLIER WILL IN WHICH YOU ARE NOT MENTIONED.

YOU HAVE RECEIVED A SETTLEMENT OFFER WHICH PROVIDES YOU WITH A NET SETTLEMENT (AFTER ATTORNEYS’ FEES) OF $7,500. YOUR LAWYER HAS INDICATED THAT THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THE WILL CONTEST WILL BE DEFEATED AND THAT, AFTER TRIAL, YOU MAY RECEIVE NET PROCEEDS IN THE RANGE OF $12,500 TO $15,000 (AFTER ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND ESTIMATED LITIGATION COSTS). YOUR LAWYER ALSO TOLD YOU THAT SHE BELIEVES THIS CASE WILL PROCEED TO TRIAL IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THIS SETTLEMENT PROPOSAL.

DO YOU ACCEPT THE SETTLEMENT OR PROCEED TO TRIAL? LIST THE REASONS FOR YOUR

Community Property

§167.1

Professor Klueck

Assignment (Monday 6/5/17):

I  Introduction to Cal. CP (53-66)

Il Intro to Pre-Nupts & Transmutation

Dawley_________________

Noghery________________

Code & Notes (79-82)_____

Pendelton (83-85)________

Bonds (85-96)___________

Be prepared to answer the question:  What do the deliberations of the California Constitutional Convention (p.55-58) say about the role and legal status of women in mid-nineteenth century California/America?

Criminal Procedure

§106.1

Professor Muir

Reading assignment for first class on June 6th

Required texts:  Basic Criminal Procedure, 14th Edition, publisher: West

by Kamisar, LaFave, Israel, King, Kerr, & Primus; 2016 Supplement to 141Ed.

 (*Denotes case on reserve in library)

"Incorporation" of Bill of Rights, as applied to states via 14th Amend.  pp. 25-27

Early application re: forcible bodily extractions (Rochin, Schmerber) pp.27-31

(but see new case Missouri v. McNeely limiting Schmerber on all DUI's, which will be discussed later under "exigent circumstances" at page 4 of Course Outline to be provided at first class)

BEGIN RIGHT TO COUNSEL UNDER THE 6TH AMENDMENT

Right to appointed counsel (Powell*, Betts, Gideon, Argersinger, Scott, Nichols, Shelton)

pp. 62-66; 70-75

Right to counsel of one's choice (Gonzalez-Lopez) pp. 109-114

When right to counsel first "attaches" (Kirby) pp. 725-726; at first court appearance (Rothgery)

pp. 76-80

Right to self-representation (Faretta) pp. 96-98; can mentally ill represent themselves? (Edwards)  pp. 106-108

Right to "effective" assistance of counsel (Strickland, Rompilla, Cronic, Bell,) pp. 124-134; 156-159

161-162; as applied to plea-bargains (Cooper) pp. 139-143

Gov't seizure of money as impacting 6th Amend. right to counsel (Luis) Supp. pp. 10-11

Citation for case on reserve in library:

*Powell v. Alabama, 287 U.S. 45, 53 S.Ct. 55, 77 L.Ed. 158 (1932)

Entertainment Law

§237.1

Professor Novak

No initial assignment required for this course.

Evidence

§138.1

Professor Tafreshi

Merritt and Simmons (Learning Evidence) 3ed.

Chapters 1 through 5

Externship

All Sections

Professor Tropp

No initial assignment required for this course.

Intro to Mediation

§423.1

Professor Stewart-Brown

 

 

Intro to Mediation cont’d

Written Assignments:

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 June 25, 2017.

 

1. First Assignment Questions (Due 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: Crash, Don’t Mess with the Zohan, Shrek the 3rd, The Heffalump Movie

(Winnie the Pooh), Bridge Over the River Kwai, 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 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), pages 95-100 (Supporting the People

Judicial Seminar

All Sections

Professor Tropp

No initial assignment required for this course.

Legal Principles

All Sections

All Professors

Mastering, pp. 106-114

Open Book:

If students have first edition, Ch. 1-3.

If students have 2nd ed. Ch. 1, 7, and 8.

 

Mediation Immersion

§510.1

Professor Morris

Prior to class:  View either “Crash” or “Up in the Air” (if you have seen one film for a previous class, watch the other!)…be prepared to discuss the films’ relevant to mediation.  Review the first mediation session in Small Claims Court and pp. 1-49 in the text, especially.Ch. 3. 

Professional Responsibility

§140.1

Professor Christensen

Textbook:  Christensen, Learning Professional Responsibility:  pp. 1-8;18-29; 261-273.

 

 

Rule Supplement:  **Where Model Rules are assigned, this includes the Comments as well which provide important and authoritative explanations of the Rules.BA Model Rules of Professional Conduct

(“Model Rules”): Preamble,

Scope and Rules 1.0 (Terminology), 1.1, 1.4,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remedies

§166.1

Professor Wezelman

 

 

 

THOMAS JEFFERSON SCHOOL OF LAW

REMEDIES

Summer 2017

PROFESSOR WEZELMAN

 

All assigned handouts will be available online on The Docket.

Casebook: Remedies Cases and Materials, 8th Ed., by Rendleman and Roberts.

Recommended treatise (on reserve in Library): Dobbs on Remedies (one volume treatise).

Midterm examination: One essay question valued at 20% of the course grade.

Final examination: Three hours duration.  One, 90 minute essay question valued at 40% of the course grade, and forty-five (45) multiple choice questions valued at 40% of the course grade; the essay question will be administered and timed separately from the multiple choice part of the exam.

Prof. Wezelman’s contact information:   e-mail sjwlaw@sbcglobal.net. Note:  THIS IS THE E-MAIL ADDRESS YOU SHALL USE, NOT ANY OTHER.

 

Note:  It is extremely important that each student has read the casebook, and Docket readings (if any), l assigned for each class.  The instructor will proceed in each session under the assumption that the required reading has been done by all of the students.

 

WEEK 1        Remedial Goals (Tort, Contract, Unjust Enrichment)

                       Historical Background of Modern Remedies

                       Modern Law of Damages (begin)

                           -Nature of Damages

                               -Proving Existence

           Modern Law of Damages (cont.)

                           -Proving Amount

                           -Limitations on Recovery (begin)

 

   Session #1, Week #1:  

 

ASSIGNMENT

            Handout on Remedial Goals pp. 1 – 2 [“Handouts” are available on the Docket under Professor Wezelman's Remedies class.]

            Casebook pp. 1 – 41; 49 – 52 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sports Law and Labor

§612.1

Professor McCurdy

 

 

 

 

 

Professor James R. McCurdy

Adjunct Professor, TJSL

Professor Emeritus, Gonzaga Univ. School of Law

                          9:00-10:50 am, Tue and Thu

 

INITIAL ASSIGNMENTS

 

Tuesday, June 6

            Intro to Class

            Setting the Paradigm:  League Operations

                        Part II:  Professional Sports Issues—255-56

                        League Decision Making Intro—257

                        Sports League Operations:  Fundamentals  Characteristics

                        Fundamental Market Opportunity—257-258

                        Tragedy of the Commons—258-260

                        Uncertainty of Outcome/Competitive Balance—

                     260-263

Sports League Operations:  General Structure—263-265

Sports League Operations:  Application of Antitrust—265-273

Notes and Comments—276-278

 

Thursday, June 8

Sports League Operations:  Exemptions from Antitrust

                        Non-statutory Labor Exemption—278; 438-445

                        Baseball Antitrust Exemption—278-291

                        Curt Flood Act of 1998—294-297

                        Notes and Comments—297-302

 

Tuesday, June 13

            Setting the Paradigm:  Labor Relations in Professional

           Sports

                        Intro—431-434

                        Collective Bargaining:  Generally—434-436

                        Non-statutory Labor Exemption—436-437

                        Problem—437-438

                        Case File—445-464

 

Thursday, June 15 

            Setting the Paradigm:  Labor Relations in Professional

           Sports

                        Problem—437-438 [Revisited]

                        Notes and Comments—464-475

                        Capstone Problem—475   

 

 

Transportation Law

§454.1

Professor Zanville

Initial Assignment is a series of 6 readings that are posted on the Docket.

Trial Practice

§170.1

Professor Cumba

Class # 1

Date:  June 6, 2017

Reading Assignment in Trial Techniques & Trials:  Chapter 1.1 to 1.18

 

Veteran's Legal Assistance Clinic

§429.1

Professor Heffel

Not yet received from professor. Please check back for updates.