Initial Assignments

Fall 2015

First Year Courses:

First year students: Please remember, your Schedule number (e.g., Schedule 1 or Schedule 5B) has nothing to do with the Section number of the courses you are enrolled in.  Students with Schedule 1, for example, are enrolled in Section 3 of Contracts, Section 1 of Intro to Criminal Law, and Section 2 of Civil Procedure I).

Civil Procedure I, Section 1, Prof. Megan McDermott:  First Assignment

Civil Procedure I, Section 2, Prof. Ion Meyn:  First Assignment.

Civil Procedure I, Section 4, Prof. Brad Snyder:  Please read A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr for the first day of class.  It does not matter what edition.  In addition to finishing A Civil Action, please read the document sent to your email, and pp. 1-18 in Allen & Finch (2d ed.) (especially pp. 13-14), for the first day of class.

Civil Procedure I, Section 5, Prof. Cheryl Weston:  Read pages 2 - 10 in our casebook Civil Procedure Doctrine, Practice & Context; read the article "How to Read a Legal Opinion," which Prof. Weston has emailed the class; and then, read pages 24 (starting with Section C) through Note 8 on page 40 in the casebook.

Contracts, Section 1, Prof. Lisa Alexander:  First Assignment

Contracts, Section 2, Prof. Jason Yackee:  Syllabus and First Assignment

Contracts, Section 3, Prof. Kathryn Hendley:  We will be discussing the material on pp. 43-50 (starting at the bottom under the heading "Reading Statutes") during our first class session.  Work through the problems found on these pages, taking care to read the relevant sections of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), including the official comments to these sections.  You'll find the UCC in the document supplement.  Please let me know immediately if you encounter any problems in buying the casebook or the supplement.  You need both for the first day of class. 

In addition, please read pp. 1-47 as an introduction to the course.

Contracts, Section 4, Prof. Mitra Sharafi:  Read pages 46-48 (plus, as background reading:  pp. 1-46) of Macaulay et al., Contracts:  Law in Action (CLA), along with the parts of Scott and Kraus, Contract Law and Theory (statutory supplement) that are referred to in CLA 46-48.  

Contracts, Section 5, Prof. Mark Sidel: For the first week of class, beginning September 2, please read and be prepared to discuss the following:  Burton, Principles of Contract Law (4th ed., 2012) (the casebook for the course), pages 1-32 (Hawkins; Lucy; Embry; Oswald; Mesaros; Cheever). 

Introduction to Substantive Criminal Law, Section 2, Prof. Cecelia Klingele:  Initial Assignment

Legal Research and Writing, Section 1, Prof. Sarah HadjimarkosRead Edwards, Chapter 1 and pp. 31-36, and Sloan, Chapter 2. You will also need to purchase a one-year subscription to Core Grammar for Lawyers (coregrammarforlawyers.com).  When enrolling, please use Class Number 315-227-3948.  Further, use the Access Code WISC2015 to receive a discount.  (The code lowers the price from $38 to $30). 

Do not take the Pre-Test.  Instead, move directly into the exercises.  This semester, you will be completing Sections A, D and F.  You need to complete Section D by Tuesday, 9/8/15, Section A by 9/29/15, and Section F by 10/13/15.  You may complete all of the exercises ahead of time if you wish. 

Legal Research and Writing I, Section 2, Prof. Sarah Hadjimarkos:  Read Edwards, Chapter 1 and pp. 31-36, and Sloan, Chapter 2. You will also need to purchase a one-year subscription to Core Grammar for Lawyers (coregrammarforlawyers.com).  When enrolling, please use Class Number 315-227-8006.  Further, use the Access Code WISC2015 to receive a discount.  (The code lowers the price from $38 to $30). 

Do not take the Pre-Test.  Instead, move directly into the exercises.  This semester, you will be completing Sections A, D and F.  You need to complete Section D by Tuesday, 9/8/15, Section A by 9/29/15, and Section F by 10/13/15.  You may complete all of the exercises ahead of time if you wish. 

Legal Research and Writing I, Sections 3 and 8, Prof. Margaret Baumgartner:  Read Edwards, Legal Writing and Analysis, ch. 1 pp. 3-9 and ch. 2.  Read Sloan, Researching the Law, ch. 2. 

Legal Research and Writing I, Section 4, Prof. Ursula Weigold:  Read in the Edwards text, ch. 1; ch. 3, pp. 31-36.  There will be a makeup class for the Labor Day holiday on Friday, September 11, so please mark your calendars.

Legal Research and Writing I, Sections 5 and 7, Prof. Andrew Turner:  Please read Edwards pages 3-9 and 13-28.  Prepare answers for Problems 2-1, 2-3, 2-4 and 2-5. 

 

2L and 3L Courses

Antitrust, Prof. Peter Carstensen:  First Assignment

Business Organizations II, Prof. Kenneth Davis:  Syllabus and Supplementary Materials

Civil Procedure II, Section 1, Prof. Linda Greene:  First Assignment

Constitutional Law II, Section 2, Prof. David Schwartz:  First Assignment

Evidence, Section 1, Prof. David Schwartz:  First Assignment; Appendix A; Appendix B; Syllabus

Insurance Law, Prof. Peter Carstensen:  First Assignment

Introduction to Criminal Procedure, Prof. Michele LaVigne:  Please do a quick read-through of Chapters 1-3 of the text Learning Criminal Procedure. 

Intro to Intellectual Property, Prof. Shubha GhoshPlease note that the first class meeting will be on Wednesday, Sept. 9.  Please obtain a copy of the casebook and read pages 7-10; Learning Curve, p. 11; Mangren, p. 19.  Please go to the Moodle page to download syllabus and other materials.  The course should appear on your Moodle page once you have registered.  Any questions?  Please contact me at ghosh7@wisc.edu.  I am looking forward to the new semester!

Labor Relations I, Prof. Gwendolyn Leachman:  Read pages 3-32 of the textbook (Marion G. Crain, Pauline T. Kim, and Michael L. Selmi, Work Law:  Cases and Materials (3d ed. 2015)).

Nonprofit and Philanthropic Organizations, Prof. Mark Sidel:  First Assignment

Public Law and Private Power, Prof. Joel Rogers:  First Assignment

Professional Responsibilities, Section 1, Prof. Tim Pierce:  Read pages 1-26 of the textbook; in the Model Rules, read the Preamble and Scope, and Model Rule 1.0 and Comment.  Syllabus for course. 

Real Estate Transactions I, Prof. Gretchen Viney:  First Assignment

Secured Transactions, Prof. Adrian Cohen:  First Assignment

Sports Law, Prof. Brad Snyder:  For the first day of class, please read pp. 1-32 in Weiler, Roberts (5th ed.) and the first few pages of Roger Goodell's decision in the Tom Brady case (sent to your email) so that you are familiar with the basic facts.

Trademarks, Prof. Shubha Ghosh: Please note the first meeting is on Wednesday, September 9.  For the first meeting, download the case book from https://gumroad.com/l/vnCkL.  Please read pages 45-79.  You should also go to your Moodle page to download the syllabus and other materials from the Law 749 page.  The course should appear on your Moodle once you have registered.  Any questions?  Please contact me at ghosh7@wisc.edu.  I am looking forward to the new semester.

Trial Advocacy, Section 1, Prof. Philip Koss:  Please read chapters 1 - 4 of the text (Modern Trial Advocacy:  Analysis & Practice) before the first week of class. 

Trial Advocacy, Section 2, Prof. Craig Christensen:  Syllabus and Initial Assignment

Trusts and Estates I, Sections 1 and 2, Prof. Howard Erlanger:  Prof. Erlanger will send information about assignments for TNE by email around August 20th.  If you are interested in getting started earlier than that, please contact him at howard.erlanger@wisc.edu.  There is a lot of background reading for the first day, so if you have time to do it during the summer, you'll likely be glad you did.


 

 

 

 

 

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