1L First Week Assignments - Fall 2014

Fall 2014 1L First Week Assignments
CLASS
PROFESSOR
ASSIGNMENTS
Civil Procedure
Professor Kirst

The syllabus, book information and the assignments for the first week of class have been posted on Blackboard.

Civil Procedure
Professor Lenich

The syllabus and the assignments for the first week of class have been posted on Blackboard.

Contracts
Professor Denicola

Required Books:

Contracts: Cases and Materials, by Farnsworth, Sanger, Cohen, Brooks and Garvin (8th Edition, Foundation Press 2013); and

Contract Law: Selected Source Materials, 2014 Edition, by Burton and Eisenberg (West 2014).  (The 2013 edition of this book will also work.)

Optional Book:

Contracts, by Farnsworth (4th Edition, Aspen 2004), that is the best source for supplemental reading.

Assignment:

For the first class on Monday, Aug. 25, read pp. 31-42 in the Farnsworth, Sanger, Cohen, Brooks and Garvin casebook.

For Tuesday, Aug. 26, read pp. 42-48.

Contracts
Professor Works

The syllabus and the assignments for the first week of class have been posted on Blackboard.

Criminal Law
Professor Gardner

The assignment for the first day of class, August 25, 2014, is as follows: pp. 159-185, Casebook.

Criminal Law
Professor Schopp

The syllabus and the assignments for the first week of class have been posted on Blackboard.

Property
Professor Duncan

Please see Professor Duncan's Property blog for first week assignment.

Property
Professor Medill

CLASS READING ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE FIRST WEEK
Require texts: Nelson, Whitman, Medill & Saxer, Contemporary Property (West 4th ed. 2013); Colleen E. Medill, Developing Professional Skills: Property (West 2011); supplemental materials (posted by syllabus topic on Blackboard)

The pages below refer to your Contemporary Property textbook. 

Date                                        Subject                                                                       Pages

Aug. 27           CHAPTER ONE – CONCEPTS AND THEORIES

                       A.  What Is Property?                                                                             3-22

Aug. 28           B.  Limitations on Property Rights (Federal Law)                       22-34

Aug. 29           C.  State Law Limitations on Property Rights                              35-50

                             Economic Concepts in Property Law                                      50-52

Property
Professor Shoemaker

The syllabus and the assignments for the first week of class have been posted on Blackboard.

Torts
Professor Burkstrand-Reid

The syllabus and the assignments for the first week of class have been posted on Blackboard.

Torts
Professor Lawson

Required Reading Casebook:
Victor E. Schwartz, Kathryn Kelly, & David Partlett, Prosser, Wade and Schwartz’s Torts(Foundation Press, 12th ed. 2010).

Reading assignments for the first two weeks:
 

Once you have access to Blackboard, you can get the course syllabus for the entire semester on your Torts Blackboard pages. For the first two weeks of class, here are your reading assignments (there are no written assignments). 

Date       Day      Topic                                                                Casebook Reading

Week One

Aug. 27   W   Overview of the course;                                      syllabus,iv-v, 17-20                                                        Chapter II. Intentional torts; 1. intent                                                               

        28   Th   II. 1. cont’d2. Battery                                                      20-30

        29    F    II. 2cont’d3. Assault; 4. False Imprisonment                 30-45

Week Two

Sep. 03     W  II. 4. cont’d6. Trespass to land; 7. Trespass to chattels       45-51; 68-81

        04    Th  Chapter III. Privileges1. Consent                                         92-104

        05     F   III. 2., 3., 4. Defensive privileges; 5. Recovery of property     104-20