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Fall 2009 Course Materials

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1L

Civil Procedure

Clarey

Below is a link to the syllabus.

  1. f09cpclsyl.pdf

Civil Procedure

Cox

Below are links to the first assignment, a supplement and TWEN.

  1. f09cpcxfa.pdf

  2. f09cpcxp.pdf

Civil Procedure

McGeveran

Here are links to the first assignment and TWEN.

  1. f09cpmcfa.pdf

Constitutional Law

Kitrosser

Below are links to the syllabus a supplement, and TWEN.

  1. f09clktsyl.pdf

  2. f09clksup.pdf

Constitutional Law

Stras

Our casebook is Gregory E. Maggs & Peter J. Smith, Constitutional Law: A Contemporary Approach. For the first day of class, please read pages 1391 - 1411 (the text of the Constitution) and pages 1 - 25 of the casebook.

Below are links to the syallabus and TWEN.

  1. f09clstsyl.pdf

Contracts

Bix

Below are links to the syllabus and first day assignment.

  1. f09cntbxfa.pdf

  2. f09cntbxsyl.pdf

Contracts

Matheson

Below is a link to the syllabus.

  1. f09cnmsyl.pdf

Contracts

Okediji

Here are links to the syllabus and TWEN.

  1. f09cosyl.pdf

Contracts

Schwarcz

Here are links to the syllabus and TWEN.

  1. f09cnshsyl.pdf

Torts A & D

Klass

Below is a link to the syllabus.

The syllabus and assignments are also posted on TWEN.

  1. f09tklsyl.pdf

Torts

Weissbrodt

Below are links to the syllabus and a memorandum.

  1. f09twm.pdf

  2. f09twsyl.pdf

2L/3L

Conflicts

Cooper

Below is a link to the first assignments.
  1. f09cfcpfa.pdf

Constitutional Law 2

Kitrosser

Below are links to the syllabus and TWEN.

  1. f09cl2ksyl.pdf

Copyright

Okediji

Here is a link to TWEN.

Criminal Procedure

Reitz

Below are links to the syllabus and supplement.

  1. f09crmsyl.pdf

  2. f09crmsup.pdf

Disability in the Workplace

Befort

Below are links to the first assignments and TWEN.

  1. f09dwbsyl.pdf

Employment Law

Befort

These are links to the first assignments and TWEN.

  1. f09elbsyl.pdf

Evidence

Cribari

Below is a link to the syllabus.

  1. f09evdsyl.pdf

Federal Jurisdiction

Stras

The text for this course is Arthur D. Hellman, Lauren K. Robel, and David R. Stras, Federal Courts: Cases and Materials on Judicial Federalism and the Lawyering Process (2009). Please also purchase the 2009 supplements when they are available.

For the first day, please read Articles I and III of the Constitution (reproduced in Appendix A of the casebook), as well as pages 3-24 of the casebook.

Here is a link to the TWEN site.

  1. f09fjstsyl.pdf

First Amendment Law

Carpenter

Here is a link to the syllabus.

  1. f09facsyl.pdf

Food & Drug Law

Hall

Here is a link to TWEN.

Great Cases

Stein

The syllabus and assignments are posted on TWEN.

Intellectual Property

Cotter

I have created a TWEN page for the Intellectual Property course. Under “Course Materials,” I have posted two documents, a course syllabus and (for a class that will take place in late September) a representative patent. The course syllabus provides an overview of what we will be covering, as well as the assignments for the first three weeks.  If you have any problems accessing these materials, let me know.

International Law

NiAolain / Wippman

Below is a link to the syllabus.

Reading for the first class is listed for week 1.

  1. f09ilnsyl.pdf

Interview, Counseling & Negotiating

Wilheim

Sept 9 Introduction to the course and themes. (Read or review Rules 1.1 through 1.16, Model Rules of Professional Conduct (you may substitute the Minnesota Rules if you prefer, but you should know that there are some differences).

Labor Law

Cooper

Below is a link to the first assignments.
  1. f09llcpfa.pdf

Patents

Cotter

The Patent Law syllabus (with first three weeks’ assignments) and the Course Supplement are now on TWEN, under “Course Materials.”  If you have any problem accessing them, let me know.

Poverty Law

Bogucki / McDonough

There is no reading assignment for the first class.  Students can find the syllabus and class schedule at www.povertylaw.homestead.com

Please have students contact us if they have any questions at monicabogucki@comcast.net

Professional Responsibility

Burns

Below is a link to the syllabus.

  1. f09prbsyl.pdf

Reproductive Rights

Younger

Below are links to the syllabus and advance assignments. Here is a link to TWEN.

  1. f09rryaa.pdf

  2. f09rrysyl.pdf

Statstics for Lawyers

Kritzer

Below is a link to the syllabus.

  1. f09sflksyl.pdf

Tax 1

Hickman

Below is a link to the first assignment.

  1. f09txhsyl.pdf

Tax 1

Shnider

Below is a link to the syllabus. The syllabus and assignments are also posted on TWEN.

  1. f09txssyl.pdf

Trial Practice - Tuesday

Judge Reilly

Read the first two chapters of Mauet, Trial Techniques. Below is a link to the syllabus.

  1. f09tprsyl.pdf

Trial Practice - Thursday

Judge Peterson & Prof Johnson

Here is the first assignment.

Readings:   Mauet, Chap. I (Trial Process, pp 1-11); Chap. III (Jury Selection, pp. 31-60)

Class:        Course Introduction and themes.

Exercises:   Introduction to Voir Dire


Below is a link to the syllabus.

 

  1. f09tppsyl.pdf

Wills & Trusts

Younger

Here are links to the syllabus and TWEN.

  1. f09wtysyl.pdf

Wrongful Convictions

Jonas

Below is a link to the syllabus.
  1. f09wcjsyl.pdf

Clinics

Innocence Project

Jonas

These are links to the syllabus and TWEN.

  1. f09icjsyl.pdf

Misdemeanor Defense / Prosecution

Simon

Misdemeanor Defence Clinic TWEN link.

Misdemeanor Prosecution Clinic TWEN link.

Special Education

Stewart

Reading Due 9/8:

1. Minnesota Special Education Law Step by Step, Pages 1-21 in attached document

2. Bd. of Educ. v. Rowley, 458 U. S. 176 (1982) (accessible at http://www.wrightslaw.com/law/caselaw/ussupct.rowley.htm or Westlaw)

3. Skim (really skim) IDEA regulations at http://idea.ed.gov/download/finalregulations.pdf

The linkto the attached document is below.

  1. f09sestss.pdf

Tax Procedure

Sedo

Below are links to the syllabus and course information.

  1. f09tpssyl.pdf

  2. f09tpsci.pdf

Workers' Rights

Stratton

Here is a link to TWEN.

 

Seminars

Complex Litigation

Abrams

Below are links to the syllabus and an assignment.

  1. f09clach.pdf

  2. f09clasyl.pdf

Contract Drafting

Reeslund

Below is a link to the syllabus.

  1. f09cdrsyl.pdf

Contract Drafting

Willardson

Below is a link to the syllabus.

  1. f09cdwsyl.pdf

Criminal Punishment

Reitz

Below is a link to the syllabus.

  1. f09cprsyl.pdf

Death Penalty

McLaughlin / Wells

Below is a link to the syllabus.

  1. f09dpsyl.pdf

European Human Rights

Helmius

Below is a link to the syllabus.

  1. f09ehrhsyl.pdf

Foreign Relations

Simon

Below is a link to the reading assignment for the first day of class.

 

  1. f09frsfa.pdf

Habeas

Keyes

Here are links to the syllabus and TWEN.

  1. f09hksyl.pdf

Islamic Law

Sheikhosman

Hi Class,

Welcome to the Islamic law! Attached herewith please find a copy of the syllabus and the required readings for the firs class (Sep 10).I will post the readings for the rest of the classes at least one week ahead of each class. I look forward to meeting with all of you on Thursday, Sep the 10th. Feel free to e-mail me with any questions.Thanks.

Sincerely,

Abdi Sheikhosman

Below are links to the syllabus and a supplement.

  1. f09ilsyl.pdf

  2. f09ilwp.pdf

Joint Degree Program Proseminar

Wolf

Law, Health & the Life Sciences

The syllabus and assignments are posted on TWEN.

Mass Tort

Zimmerman

Here is a link to the syllabus.

  1. f09mtzsyl.pdf

Product Liabality

Ross

Below is a link to the syllabus.

  1. f09plrsyl.pdf

RICO

Grell

Below are class documents.

  1. f09rico2.pdf

  2. f09rico1.pdf

Race in Litigation

Warren / Moriearty

Below is a link to the first assignment.

  1. f09rlwfa.pdf

Rule Of Law

Stein

The syllabus and assignments are posted on TWEN.