Assignments for First Day/Week of Classes
Spring 2018 Beginning Tuesday, January 16

If your course does not appear on this page, please check back-- first day assignments are still being submitted.

On this page:
» Advanced Intellectual Property Seminar - Judd
» Appellate Practice - Warner
» Civil Procedure I (A) - Glashausser
» Civil Procedure I (B) - Glashausser
» Civil Procedure II - Concannon
» Collaborative Law - Booth
» Constitutional Law I (A) - Jackson, J.D.
» Constitutional Law I (B) - Rich
» Contracts (A) - Boyack
» Criminal Procedure II - Ramirez
» Divorce Practice - Elrod
» Evidence - Concannon
» Family Law - Elrod
» Financial Issues in Divorce - Booth
» Fundamentals of United States International Taxation - Shim
» Graduate Legal Seminar - Judd
» International Business Transactions - Westbrook
» International Law of Indigenous Peoples - Kowalski
» Jurisprudence - Rich
» Kansas Legal Research - Sneed
» Labor Law - Mastrosimone
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (J) - Jackson, J.D.
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (A1) - Matthews
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (A2) - Grant
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (AB) - Kowalski
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (B1) - Matthews
» Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (B2) - Grant
» Race and the Law - Jackson, J.T.
» Real Estate Transactions - Boyack
» Remedies - Judd
» Transactional Drafting - Westbrook
» Trial Advocacy (and Intensive Trial Advocacy Program) - Ossmann
» Water Rights - Rolfs
» White Collar Crime - Ramirez
» Writing for Law Practice - Savely


Advanced Intellectual Property Seminar - Judd for Thursday, 1/18/2018
First Week Reading Assignment

  • Give some thought to what you want to accomplish, both substantively and procedurally, in this course. What skills do you hope to develop or improve? What knowledge do you hope to gain? Come to class prepared to discuss the answers to these questions.
  • Write a brief synopsis of the three substantive topics or themes you would like to explore as part of this course. Each synopsis should be one to five sentences, as required to describe the topic. Although the synopsis necessarily will be broad, be sure to keep the topic discrete, and identify specific aspects of theme that especially interest you. Your choices should be based on some degree of exploration and research prior to completion of the assignment. An example:
  • Patent Reform:I would like to explore how recent and ongoing attempts to amend the U.S. Patent Act may affect prosecution and litigation outcomes for inventors. Specifically, I am interested in the phenomenon of non-practicing entities (NPEs), and how legislation can best be tailored to minimize the negative impacts of NPEs while allowing them to perform any positive societal roles.
  • Please send your synopses to me by email no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.


Appellate Practice - Warner for Wednesday, 1/17/2018
Please read:

  • Kansas Appellate Practice Manual, 17-29 (Chapters 1 - 3)
  • Tenth Circuit Practitioner's Guide, 1 - 9 (Overview)
  • State v. Nelson, 475, 243 P.3d 343(2010)


Civil Procedure I (A) - Glashausser for Wednesday, 1/17/2018

  • Sign up for the TWEN sit and download the syllabus.
  • In the syllabus, you will see the first class assignment
  • (#1): Read pages 56 - 58 and 295-97 in the Yeazell & Schwartz text.
  • (#2): In the rule book, read Rule 1 and 28 U.S.C. section 2072, and skim 28 U.S.C. sections 41 and 133
  • (#3): Also read the Dickens chapter, which is on TWEN in "Course Materials," under the category of "readings" (you would be well advised to sort your course materials page by category if it doesn't happen automatically).
  • Please read the syllabus as well.
  • If you are new to TWEN, to sign up, go to TWEN Sign-up; select the "TWEN tab; click on the "drop-add a course" button; check the box in front of "Civil Procedure I (Spring 2018) - Glashausser"; and click on "submit."
  • In case you have trouble getting the books, I have put pdf files of the first few assignments on TWEN, at the bottom of the "readings" category within "course materials."
  • If you have any problems, please just let me know.


Civil Procedure I (B) - Glashausser for Wednesday, 1/17/2018

  • Sign up for the TWEN sit and download the syllabus.
  • In the syllabus, you will see the first class assignment
  • (#1): Read pages 56 - 58 and 295-97 in the Yeazell & Schwartz text.
  • (#2): In the rule book, read Rule 1 and 28 U.S.C. section 2072, and skim 28 U.S.C. sections 41 and 133
  • (#3): Also read the Dickens chapter, which is on TWEN in "Course Materials," under the category of "readings" (you would be well advised to sort your course materials page by category if it doesn't happen automatically).
  • Please read the syllabus as well.
  • If you are new to TWEN, to sign up, go to TWEN Sign-up; select the "TWEN tab; click on the "drop-add a course" button; check the box in front of "Civil Procedure I (Spring 2018) - Glashausser"; and click on "submit."
  • In case you have trouble getting the books, I have put pdf files of the first few assignments on TWEN, at the bottom of the "readings" category within "course materials."
  • If you have any problems, please just let me know.


Civil Procedure II - Concannon for Tuesday, 1/16/2018
I. Orientation

  • Read: Yeazell-Schwartz textbook (9th Edition) pp. 64-68.
II. Chapter II
  • Jursidiction of the Person
  • Read: The Traditional Approach - Pennoyer v. Neff
  • Text 69-79
  • At the top of page 70, read Kansas Supp. 44
  • At page 78, read Kansas Supp. p. 45-46; scan examples of modern forms of an affidavit for service by publication, notice of suit by publication, and execution on a judgment in Ks. Supp. 39-43.


Collaborative Law - Booth for Tuesday, 1/9/2018
Please review the following link before class: Uniform Laws - Collaborative Law


Constitutional Law I (A) - Jackson, J.D. for Tuesday, 1/16/2018
Read: pp. 1-13 in Maggs & Smith, Constitutional Law


Constitutional Law I (B) - Rich for Tuesday, 1/16/2018
Read: Constitutional Law, A Contemporary Approach, by Maggs and Smith pp. 1-13.


Contracts (A) - Boyack for Wednesday, 1/17/2018

  • Read Casebook pp. 1 - 17 for background (no need to complete Problem 1-1)
  • Read Casebook pp. 17 - 27 and prepare to discuss 2 cases (Allen v. Bissinger and Feldman v. Google) (also, consider the review questions on p. 27)
  • Sign up for course on TWEN.
  • Carefully read the Syllabus


Criminal Procedure II - Ramirez for Tuesday, 1/16/2018
Topics: The Stages of Criminal Justice System; the Purpose of Procedural Rules; the Incorporation of the Bill of Rights; and Retroactivity.

  • Please read pages 1 - 30 in the Chemerinsky & Levenson text.


Divorce Practice - Elrod for Thursday, 1/18/2018
Images of Family Lawyers & Professionalism

  • The first class will discuss the public perception of lawyers and marketing.
  • Find four websites for family lawyers.
  • Find one good, one bad image.
  • What is the public's perception of lawyers generally?
Readings
  • TWEN Marsha Kline Pruett & Tamara D. Jackson, The Lawyer's Role During the Divorce Process: Perceptions of Parents, Their Young Children and Their Attorneys, 33 FAM.L.Q. 283 (1999)
  • Samuel V. Schoonmaker, III and Samuel V. Schoonmaker, IV, Two Generations of Practitioners Assess the Evolution of Family Law, 42 FAM.L.Q. 687 (2008).
  • Consider the Image of the family lawyer: The Client, War of the Roses, Kramer v. Kramer, Liar, Liar, Intolerable Cruelty. Television series: The Good Wife, Suits. Older Series: Perry Mason, L.A. Law.


Evidence - Concannon for Wednesday, 1/17/2018
INTRODUCTION

  • Lempert Text pp. ix-xii
  • Kansas Supplement pp. ( ii - these pages are immediately after the Table of Contents and before page 1). Also read the material on pp. 537-538 of the Federal Rules Supplement. (NOTE: These references are to the 2017-2018 Supplement published by West Academic, edited by Dan Capra. If you use the 2016-2017 Federal Rules Supplement, the page references are pp. 535-536, and you will need to subtract 2 pages whenever the syllabus refers to the Capra article on pages 537-551 of the 2017-2018 Supplement.
FOR CLASS DISCUSSION
  • Lempert Text 1 15; 141-147 and Federal Rules Supplement 538 (Section 4) (p. 540 of the 2016-2017 Federal Supplement)
  • Federal Rules of Evidence 601, 602, 603, 701 and 704(a) (the Kansas counterparts of these rules are K.S.A. 60 407(a) and (c), 60 417, 60 419, and 60 456(a) and (d), found in the Kansas Supplement; most of these particular statutes do not vary materially from the Federal Rules but we will study others Kansas statutes that do.)
  • Kansas Supplement 125 126 (Section E); 128 (section b); 121 (section B 1); and 119 (section A 1 4) (For Friday, you also should read 70 72.)
  • Lempert Text Problems II 1 and II 2 (p. 147) and Problems II 14, II 15, and II 16 (p. 196)
  • Transcript in Lempert Text, pp. 15-36 (at p. 19 footnote 9, read Federal Supplement p. 548 (Section 7) (p. 550 of the 2016-2017 Supplement) and Kansas Supplement p. 69. If you have time, you profitably could read the entire transcript before classes start.


Family Law - Elrod for Tuesday, 1/16/2018


Financial Issues in Divorce - Booth for Thursday, 1/18/2018
There is no first day assignment in this class.


Fundamentals of United States International Taxation - Shim for Tuesday, 1/16/2018
Introduction and Residency Classification Rules

  • Please Read pp. 3-17; See p. 3 for Code and Reg Provisions
  • Do Problems 1-1 through 1-5


Graduate Legal Seminar - Judd for Wednesday, 1/17/2018
Please write a 400-500 word essay discussing three lessons, related to your legal studies, that you learned from your first semester at Washburn. These could include strategies for approaching learning that you think worked well, strategies that did not work well, thoughts about the nature of an American law school, or other broad issues you faced during your first semester at the law school here. Be sure to detail in your essay how these lessons will affect your approach to learning law during this spring semester. Also include your thoughts on how you hope this semester will be similar to, or different from, last semester for you, what are your greatest concerns going into the semester, and what you most hope to accomplish in law school this spring.

  • Please send this essay to Professor Judd by email no later than 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.


International Business Transactions - Westbrook for Wednesday, 1/17/2018
Meets: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:40 - 12:05, room 120 Required Textbook: International Business Transactions, A Context and Practice Casebook, by Amy Deen Westbrook (Carolina Academic Press, 2014) Reading Assignment for Class 1

  • Introduction
  • Reading Assignment: Chapter 1, pp. 3-18


International Law of Indigenous Peoples - Kowalski for Thursday, 1/18/2018

  • Please join our TWEN page.
  • Please read textbook pages 1 - 17.
  • If this is your first international law course, please also read the following two short sections as a very basic introduction, either in our TWEN page readings folder or on LexisAdvance: 1-1 Guide to International Legal Research Section 1.02 - 1.03 (2017).


Jurisprudence - Rich for Wednesday, 1/17/2018
Read: Jurisprudence Classical and Contemporary, by Hayman, Levity and Delgado, prologue pp. v - xii.


Kansas Legal Research - Sneed for Thursday, 1/18/2018

  1. Bring your laptop to class.
  2. Have an answer ready for the following questions:
    • What do you think of when you think of Kansas Legal Research?
    • What are your three hopeful takeaways from this class?
  3. We will be spending the first class discussing expectations and doing several in-class projects to set the groundwork for the class.


Labor Law - Mastrosimone for Wednesday, 1/17/2018

  • Register for the Class on TWEN
  • Review St. Antoine, Craver, and Crain 1-19
  • Read St. Antoine 20-38
  • Read National Labor Relations Act Sections 1, and 7-14
  • Complete Quiz #1 on TWEN prior to 9 a, on Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I (J) - Jackson, J.D. for Tuesday, 1/16/2018
Reac pp. 3-9, 17-23 of Edwards, Legal Writing and Analysis


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (A1) - Matthews for Tuesday, 1/16/2018
Please read Above the Law and Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers, p. 146-152. Then draft a cover letter for an application for a summer internship, clerkship, or other position.


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (A2) - Grant for Tuesday, 1/16/2018
Read the following:

  • Skim Supplement #1 - 2016 Bar Exam Statistics (on TWEN)
  • Supplement #2 - Togstad v. Versely, Otto, Miller & Keefe (on TWEN)
  • Assignment Due: Info Sheet and Reflection Questions (on TWEN)


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (AB) - Kowalski for Tuesday, 1/16/2018

  • Please read A Lawyer Writes Chapter 19, which covers strategies for transitioning to persuasive TREPAC analysis.
  • Please complete Core Grammar for Lawyers B1 through B4.


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (B1) - Matthews for Tuesday, 1/16/2018
Please read Above the Law and Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers, p. 146-152. Then draft a cover letter for an application for a summer internship, clerkship, or other position.


Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II (B2) - Grant for Tuesday, 1/16/2018
Read the following:

  • Skim Supplement #1 - 2016 Bar Exam Statistics (on TWEN)
  • Supplement #2 - Togstad v. Versely, Otto, Miller & Keefe (on TWEN)
  • Assignment Due: Info Sheet and Reflection Questions (on TWEN)


Race and the Law - Jackson, J.T. for Wednesday, 1/17/2018
Please read: in the Text: Race and Races, Perea, Delgado, et.al., 3rd edition, West American Casebook series.

  • Introduction and Chapter 1: Defining Racism & Race, pp. 1 - 19.


Real Estate Transactions - Boyack for Tuesday, 1/16/2018
Please do the following before the first day of class:

  • Sign up for course on TWEN
  • Read Syllabus (Posted on TWEN)
  • Read chapter 1 (pp. 3 - 21)
  • Review Sample PSA on pp. 22-32
  • Ch. 1 case Walker v. Breton, posted on TWEN.


Remedies - Judd for Wednesday, 1/17/2018
Reading Assignment:
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

  • Introduction to the Course and the Rightful Position Principle
  • Laycock pp. 1-18
Friday, January 19, 2018
  • Value as the Measure of the Rightful Position
  • Laycock pp. 18-35


Transactional Drafting - Westbrook for Wednesday, 1/17/2018
Class Meets: Monday and Wednesdays, 9:05 - 10:30 in Room 125 (basement of the library)
Required Textbook: Drafting Contracts: How and Why Lawyers Do What They Do, 2nd ed., Tina L. Stark (Aspen Coursebook Series - Wolters Kluwer 2014)
Assignment for Class 1

  • Introduction to the Class: We will discuss what students can expect from this class, and what will be expected from them.
  • Ethical Issues in Transactional Drafting: In this class, we will look at several exercises that raise ethical issues that can arise when negotiating and drafting contracts.
Reading Assignment
  • Chapter 1 - A Few Words
  • Chapter 2 - The Building Blocks of Contracts
  • Chapter 30 - Ethical Issues in Drafting
Drafting Assignment
  • None


Trial Advocacy (and Intensive Trial Advocacy Program) - Ossmann for Wednesday, 1/17/2018
Read the following: Modern Trial Advocacy: Law School Edition (4th Edition)
Chapter One, Trial Basics

  • 1.1 Trials and Justice
  • 1.2 Getting Started
  • 1.3 Trial Procedures
  • 1.4 Demeanor
  • 1.5 Trial Ethics
Chapter Two. Case Analysis and Storytelling
  • 2.1 The Idea of a Persuasive Story
  • 2.2 The Ethics of Persuasive Storytelling
  • 2.3 Preparing a Persuasive Trial Story
  • 2.4 Persuasion Theory
  • 2.5 Conclusion


Water Rights - Rolfs for Tuesday, 1/16/2018
Read Text pp. 1-15
Bring a hard copy of one article regarding a legal water supply issue in your state and one paragraph describing the legal issue(s).


White Collar Crime - Ramirez for Wednesday, 1/17/2018
Topics: Federal Criminal Law Principles: Introduction to WCC; Appropriate Targets; Corporate Responsibility

  • Please read pages 1 - 21 and 51 - 67 in the Israel, et al. text
  • Consider this question: Who is a white collar criminal?


Writing for Law Practice - Savely for Tuesday, 1/16/2018

  • Introductions: Syllabus; Course Schedule
  • Please Read the Syllabus


Please forward assignment additions/updates to Donna McMurry in the Dean's Office.