Ipcc Law Class Assignments

Spring 2018

Advanced International Trade Law (Bhala)


  1. Review Dumping Reading: International Trade Law Textbook, Volume II: Chapters 51-57, 70
  2. New Dumping Reading: International Trade Law Textbook, Volume II: Chapter 58
  3. Review Advanced ITL Syllabus, which you can pick up on the tables near the student mailboxes by late December or early January.


  1. Modern GATT Law Treatise, Volume II, Chapters 65-69
  2. Modern GATT Law Treatise, Volume II, Chapters 70-73
  3. Begin thinking about a paper topic on which you would like to write.

The course counts for the Scholarly Writing Requirement. There is no final exam.

Advanced Litigation (Schnug)

For our first class (1/17) please review this brief piece:  http://www.persuasivelitigator.com/2012/06/talk-to-the-eyes.html. There is no text assigned for the course, but you will need to bring a copy of the Federal Rules of Evidence to every class period. The syllabus and additional resources will be posted to Blackboard. You do not need to wear courtroom attire for our first class, but you will for every court session (Wednesdays) after that. I look forward to working with you!

Business Planning Seminar (Hoy)

The class will not meet on 1/17. The first meeting will be on 1/24. 
Reading assignment-Chapters I and II & Problem I of Business Planning by Gevurtz.

​Consumer Law (Muller)

  • Part 1. Formation of Consumer Contracts
    • Chapter 1. Deception – The Response of the Common Law
    • Pages 1-20, (notes 2, 4, and 6); pages 27-39, 45-47 (notes 5-6); Rest. 2d of Torts §§ 525-526, 551; UCC § 2-313; Rest. 2d of Contracts §§ 164(1)
    • Chapter 2. Deception  - Legislative Solutions at the Federal Level
    • Pages 51-65 (note 3 pg. 62), 86-87, 102-03 (notes 5-6) FTC Act §§ 1, 4, 5, 19

Contracts II (Mulligan)

  1. Jan. 18: Text of UCC Art. 1 / begin next assignment
  2. Jan. 19: Assignment #1 in the Keating SALES book – problems 1.1-1.6

Register for the course page for Contracts II on TWEN.

Copyright Law and Digital Works (Smith)

Welcome to this class! As I will try to convince you throughout the semester, copyright law is the most interesting area of legal study there is, because we will be dealing everyday with the products of human imagination and culture in all their variety, humor and pathos.

Your first step in this class is to register for the course page on TWEN. The page is labeled “Copyright Law in a Digital Age” and is open for registration now. I will discuss the difference in the course name with you during class.

The syllabus is available on the course site, as are all course readings. There is no casebook or other materials to buy for this course! Everything you need is openly accessible and is loaded to the TWEN course page. The casebook is Intellectual Property: Law and Society by James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins, both of the Duke University School of Law. There is a full PDF of this work on the site, as well as a Supplement to the casebook, the complete text of Title 17 of the United States Code, and all the other articles and cases assigned on the syllabus.

Please note that there is a short assignment to be prepared for the first class (Jan. 16): a chart comparing forms of IP law from the Boyle and Jenkins casebook, a short newspaper column by author and advocate Cory Doctorow, and an equally short case involving the television show Seinfeld.

I also want to call your attention to the fact that the reading for our second class, on Jan. 17, is quite a bit heavier, so I urge you to get started on that reading as soon as possible.

I am looking forward to exploring with all of you how copyright law works, and where it fails, in a digital age.

Contract Drafting (Sears)

Text: "Translating the Business Deal into Contract Concepts." These chapters provide the framework for the course. You will learn the analytic skills that deal lawyers use when drafting and the basic contract concepts from a deal lawyer’s perspective.

Reading assignment:

  • Chapter 1 – A Few Words
  • Chapter 2 – The Building Blocks of Contracts.
  • Chapter 3 – Translating the Business Deal – Part 1.
  • Chapter 4 – Translating the Business Deal – Part 2. (Including the Appendices to Chapter 4.)
  • Chapter 5 – A Contract’s Parts.

Class discussion: We will discuss Exercise 5-2 during class. Please review it.

Commercial Arbitration (Drahozal)

For the first day of class, read pages 1-19 and prepare to discuss Problems 1.1 and 1.2 in the Drahozal casebook.

Complex Litigation (Hines)

For Wednesday, January 17, please read pages 1-14 in "Mass Tort Litigation" by Professor Linda Mullenix.

Corporate Finance (Harper Ho)

Reading assignments for the first several weeks including required supplemental readings will be posted to the "Course Materials" section of Blackboard, which will be available to you the week before classes begin. The syllabus for the course will also be posted to Blackboard, and I will distribute hard copies in class. While you’re waiting on the coursepack, I’d encourage you to read the Optional SEC Guide to Financial Statements online.

Our casebook is Carney, William J., CORPORATE FINANCE: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE (Foundation Press, 3d. ed. 2014). 

The assignment for Tuesday, Jan. 16 is:

Powerpoint slides will generally be posted in advance of class, and I encourage you to view or print them in advance so you'll know where we're headed.

NOTE: All supplemental course materials will be posted both on the course Blackboard site and will also be available in the optional (but recommended) coursepack.  The coursepack should be available by the week before classes start at the KU Main Union - I'll confirm once I have more information. The cost of the coursepack includes not only copying costs, but also royalties to the copyright holders and so will be more expensive than printing the materials yourself.  However, because the exam for the course will be in closed mode (wordprocessing only), I encourage you to save time and buy the coursepack rather than attempt to print out all supplemental readings.  In either case, you will want to check Blackboard regularly in advance of class for additional materials, including weblinks, tools, and powerpoint slides.

Digital Privacy Rights in an Open Society (Kautsch)

Initial reading assignments are available on the TWEN website for the course. If you have any difficulty gaining access to the site, please notify Professor Kautsch by email at mkautsch@ku.edu.

Energy Law and Policy (Outka)

For the first day of class, please read the following:

  1. The Biggest Energy Rulings of 2017," Law360 (Dec. 13, 2017).

First-Day Assignments

The following assignments have been submitted by professors. Please check back if your assignments are not listed as faculty members are continuosly updating this list.


Spring 2018 Semester Courses and Assignments

6106 - Law 2 (Huefner)

For our first class on Friday Jan. 12, you should print (from the course TWEN site) and read a copy of the syllabus; read the Introduction and Chapters 1 and 14 of the Edwards book; and complete the four exercises included in Chapter 14. For exercise 4, bring a typed copy of your response to turn in at the beginning of class.

6106 - Law 2 (Kelly)

Enroll in the TWEN course: LAWII-Kelly (Spring 2018)

Download and read (1) the course syllabus and (2) In re Duram assignment. If you do not have access to a printer, hard copies are available on the table outside my office beginning Jan. 2nd.

Read chapters 17, 18 from Legal Writing for Legal Readers (skip the exercise in Ch 17).


I will post class powerpoints on TWEN before class.

6106 - Law 2 (Starker)

I look forward to a great semester! For the first class, please read Point Made, pages xxix to xxxii. We are ultimately going to read the whole book, so go further if you have the time and ambition! Also, I will create a TWEN page around the first of the year. Please join that and take a look at the syllabus before class. Thanks!

6106 - Law 2 (Starker)

I look forward to a great semester! For the first class, please read Point Made, pages xxix to xxxii. We are ultimately going to read the whole book, so go further if you have the time and ambition! Also, I will create a TWEN page around the first of the year. Please join that and take a look at the syllabus before class. Thanks!

6106 - Law 2 (Ralph)

Welcome to LAW II! 

To prepare for the first day of class, you should find the course website on Carmen, review the syllabus posted there (under "Pages"), and complete the reading assigned for the first day.

In addition, identify the best (I leave it up to you how to define “best”) piece of journalism you have encountered in the last month or so. This could be a podcast, TV news story, radio news story, or long-form journalism in a magazine, in a newspaper, or on the internet. If you can’t recall any pieces that made an impression on you, then you might take a look at the websites for the Atlantic, NPR, the New York Times, the New Yorker, or the Washington Post; you could also check out longform.org and longreads.com. In class, I will ask you to explain a bit about the piece and why you found it so good/interesting, so you should be prepared on those topics.


See you in class on Monday, January 8!

6106 - Law 2 (Settineri)

Please read Chapters 1 and 2 in "An Advocate Persuades." Please skim Chapter 3. A copy of this material is available under the "Course Materials" link on the TWEN page for our course. The password for the Monday course is "DE NOVO." The password for the Friday course is "SCOTUS."

6106 - Law 2 (Sherowski)

Welcome to LAW II! Here's what you need to do before class on Jan 12: 1. Register for the class TWEN site. 2. Read the syllabus (on TWEN). There might be a quiz. Or not. But why take the chance? 3. Read "Statement of Alabama Clergy" and "Letter from Birmingham Jail" (available in the WebLinks section of TWEN). Bring a hard or electronic copy of "Letter from Birmingham Jail" to class. 4. Listen to the Prologue and Act I of This American Life: Poultry Slam (available in the WebLinks section of TWEN) and be prepared to discuss. 5. Enjoy the rest of your break!

6106 - Law 2 (Lee)

Welcome to LAW 2! As you already know, the TWEN site for this course is "live." Please register for the TWEN course site (password: audience2018). A Questionnaire in Word format is posted on the TWEN course site in the Assignment Drop Box (as well as under Course Materials). Please fill out the Questionnaire and submit the completed Questionnaire via the TWEN Assignment Drop Box by 8 p.m. on Friday, January 5. Thank you very much, and I look forward to our first day of class on January 8!

6106 - Law 2 (Berman)

In preparation for our first class -- which is meeting at the special time of Wednesday, January 10 at 3pm -- you should:

  1. Pick up a copy of the course description and the (tentative) schedule/syllabus (available from outside my office, Room 313).
  2. Reflect on whether and when you think a person's family obligations should impact how he is sentenced for a nonviolent economic crime.
  3. Consider what you think a defense attorney should charge a client to help him seek a reduced sentence for a nonviolent economic crime.

6112 - Property (Cohen)

Welcome to Property!  The course book is: Singer, Berger, Davidson, and Peñalver, Property Law: Rules, Policies, and Practices, 7th Edition, 2017, Aspen, ISBN: 9781454881797. The assignment for Monday, January 8 is the following: xlix-lv; optional: xxxiii – xlviii (you needn’t read these pages for today but you will find them useful over the course of the semester); 135 (bottom of page) - 146. On Canvas you can find a copy of the syllabus and reading assignments for the first part of the course. 

6112 - Property (Cohen)

Welcome to Property!  The course book is: Singer, Berger, Davidson, and Peñalver, Property Law: Rules, Policies, and Practices, 7th Edition, 2017, Aspen, ISBN: 9781454881797. The assignment for Monday, January 8 is the following: xlix-lv; optional: xxxiii – xlviii (you needn’t read these pages for today but you will find them useful over the course of the semester); 135 (bottom of page) - 146. On Canvas you can find a copy of the syllabus and reading assignments for the first part of the course. 

6112 - Property (Parasidis)

 Jan 9: Skim xxxi-xlvi. Read 3-20 (stop before problems on page 20).

Jan 10: Read 21-38 (skip problems on pages 29-30).

Jan 11: Read 40-61 (be prepared to discuss all problems). 

6121 - Contracts 1 (Garvin)

Welcome back! For our first class, please prepare pages 1-9 of our casebook, along with the pertinent sections of the Restatement (Second) of Contracts and the Uniform Commercial Code. I will make more information available Monday afternoon.

6124 - Legislation (Rudesill)

Welcome to Legislation & Regulation!  Our book is Eskridge, Gluck & Nourse, Statutes, Regulation, and Interpretation (2014).  (Do not buy the Supplement).  We will meet at 1:30 on Tuesday in Room 352, not 250 as previously posted.  Please check the Carmen page for the syllabus and announcements this weekend.  Before class, read W. Jefferson v. Cammelleri, 2015-Ohio-2463,

http://cases.justia.com/ohio/twelfth-district-court-of-appeals/2015-ca2014-04-012.pdf?ts=1434986157 (paste the link into a new browser window if it does not launch). Determine the key facts, reasoning, and holding of the case, and then (1) construct arguments for the prosecution and defense about the meaning of the statute, (2) consider how you would want to see the matter resolved if you were the judge, the village administrative agency (the government), or a legislator on the city council, and (3) ask yourself how much the agency’s interpretation of the statute should matter to the court, and why.

(A) Spend a few minutes of self-directed research on the website of the U.S. Congress (www.congress.gov). Identify the U.S. Senators and Member of Congress who represent the area you call home. Learn about the committees on which they serve, their backgrounds, and what they seem to be trying to accomplish as legislators.

(B) Spend a few minutes of self-directed research on the website of your state's legislature. Identify the Senate and House Members who represent you, and similarly learn what you can about them. 

I hope you have a restful holiday break and I look forward to seeing you in January.

6124 - Legislation (Shane)

Before the first day of class, be sure to register as a participant on TWEN and download copies of the course syllabus (which includes the schedule of readings), and -- from the section called, "Course Materials" -- a set of five questions to think about using the text of Articles I, II, and III of the U.S. Constitution. I have also provided a copy of those Articles in case you need to download it as well -- please do NOT rely on the very brief excerpt on pages 6-7 of the casebook.

Your first-day required readings are just the syllabus and Articles I-III, plus the questions.

6124 - Legislation (Tokaji)

Please read pp. 29-58 in your casebook ("CB"), Eskridge, Gluck & Nourse, Statutes, Regulation, and Interpretation: Legislation and the Administration of the Republic of Statutes (2014).   

7009 - Business and Tax Legal Rsch (Cooper/Azyndar)

The syllabus and first day assignment will be available on TWEN no later than January 5.

7009 - Advanced Legal Research: Litigation and ADR (Gatz)

Please log into Carmen (https://carmen.osu.edu/) in order to access our course page. The course page contains instructions on readings and pre-work for our first class meeting.

7106 - Legal Negotiations and Settlements (Lee)

 Welcome to Legal Negotiations and Settlements! 

1. By the first day of class, if you have not already, please read Getting to Yes by Fisher, Ury & Patton. If you have already read it, please be sure to re-review the book to refresh yourself. 

2. The TWEN site for this course is "live." Please register for the TWEN course site by January 5 (password: listen2018).

3. Information and instructions for our first simulation of the semester will be posted on TWEN by January 7. Please check the site for instructions and come to class prepared to participate in our first simulation.

I look forward to our first day of class and an exciting semester together! Thank you everyone!

7109 - Intl Business Arbitration (Deason)

 Welcome to International Commercial Arbitration!  For the first class, we will look at aspects of transnational litigation with a focus on how it can create a motivation to use arbitration instead. The reading for this class is pages 1-25 in the course packet of supplemental materials, which will be available for sale at the Registrar's Office. But because you may not be in the law school prior to the start of classes, I have also posted this reading material on the course website on TWEN. 

7112 - Dispute Resolution Processes: Theory & Practice (Deason)

Welcome to DR Processes! During the first week of class we'll start with a look at the litigation process, including some perspectives that may be new to you. The assignment for the first day of class is to read pages 1-23 in the supplementary readings. Since you may not be at school to purchase these readings (at the registrar's office) before the start of classes, I'll also be posting the reading on TWEN under "course materials." Happy New Year!

7200 - Business Associations (Verdun)

Business Organizations: Cases, Problems, and Case Studies by Smith and Williams, 3rd Edition: -Chapter 1: The Law of Agency

7212 - Banking Law (Anstaett)

Please read for the first class the materials on the History of Banking Regulation on pages 37 (starting with The Rise of National Banks) to 63 (stopping at Contending Visions of the Financial Crisis)in Financial Regulation Law and Policy

7215 - Securities Regulation (Rose)

 Please read Chapter 1.  The syllabus is available on Carmen.

7224 - Mergers & Acquisitions (Oesterle)

Sign up for class on TWEN.

7306 - Sales (Whaley)

First few classes: January 9: Scope of Article 2, pages 1-30 of textbook January 11: Scope of Article 2, pages 7-39 January 16: Merchants and the treaty, pages 39-47

7312 - Debtor & Creditor (Johnson)

Our first day of class is at 8:45am on Tuesday, Jan. 9th. For the 1st week, please read Chapter 1 and do Problems 1.1 – 1.12. Note, the assignment includes problems that are NOT in your textbook. Skip the Grupo decision. Please prepare answers to the slides you were emailed on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Thanks, Prof. Johnson

7403 - White Collar Crime (Kim)

For the first class, please read White Collar Crime: Law & Practice Chapter 1 (pp. 1-12) and Chapter 2 (pp. 13-28). Please also read United States Attorney's Manual 9-1.000 et seq. I look forward to meeting you soon.

7406 - Criminal Procedure: Investigation (Squires)

The required reading this semester is from: Joshua Dressler & George C. Thomas, CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: INVESTIGATING CRIME (West Academic) (6th edition: 2016) ISBN: 978-1-63460-327-0. For the first class, please read pages 38-46, 49-51 and 71-92. You do not have to read the “Notes and Questions” sections. I look forward to meeting you soon!

7504 - 14th Amendment (Tokaji)

For our first class on Thursday, January 11, please read:  

  • U.S. Const., Amdts XIII, XIV, & XV, in our primary text, Erwin Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law: Principles & Policies (5th ed. 2015)("CL"), App. 1350-51;
  • CL §9.3, 719-40; and 
  • Brown v. Board of Education,347 U.S. 483 (1954) (Brown I)

What is the principle underlying Brown I?   Is it consistent with the original meaning or intent of the Fourteenth Amendment?


7509 - Spec Ed Advocacy (Colker)

 For the first class, you should read pages 1-32 from the Nutshell and Board of Education v. Rowley. I will also be handing out your role for the Maria Martinez counseling session.  The syllabus is available on Carmen (and in the copy center materials).  As stated in the syllabus, you will also have a short written assignment due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9th.  The readings are heavy for the first half of the course and then taper off.

7600 - Children & the Law (Federle)

JANUARY 8: Casebook, pp. 1-34 JANUARY 10: Casebook, pp. 35-63

7606 - Adoption Law (Federle)

JANUARY 8: Casebook, pp. 1-18; pp. 29 n.2 - end of n.4; 56-66 JANUARY 10: Casebook, pp. 113-148

7610 - Sex, Sexuality, & the Law (Colker)

 The syllabus and supplemental materials are available on Carmen.  They will also be available for purchase from the Copy Center.  For the first class, read pages 1-4 from the Nutshell.  

7700 - Human Rights (Quigley)

Alston and Goodman, International Human Rights: The Successor to International Human Rights in Context (2013), pp. 90 to 99. Also consider two current situations by finding out what you can about them so that we can discuss them as well in class Wednesday, January 10, our first meeting.


7806 - Privacy (Hirsch)

Read and be prepared to discuss pp. 1-40 In the Solove & Schwartz casebook.

8000 - Trial Practice (Marbley)

Intro to Course A. Methodology B. Necessity for Preparation and Participation C. Discussion: Theory of the Case and Its Importance D. Techniques of Direct Examination E. Techniques of Cross-Examination F. Assignments for Class 2

8100 - Employment Law (Hébert)

Syllabus and Update to Casebook available on TWEN. Jan. 8 Casebook xxv-xxxviii, 3-16; Update 2 Jan. 9 CB 16-49; Update 2-7 Jan. 10 CB 49-65; Update 7 Jan. 11 CB 69-83; Update 7

8109 - Employment Discrimination Law (Hébert)

Syllabus and Professor's Update to Casebook available on TWEN. Jan. 8 Casebook xxv-xxviii; Appendix D 239-258 (Available on TWEN) Jan. 9 Appendix D 258-276 (available on TWEN) Jan. 10 CB 1-14 Jan. 11 CB 14-35

8189.01 - Criminal Defense Clinic (Merritt)

Welcome to the Criminal Defense Clinic! We have posted a copy of the syllabus on this course's Carmen page. You will find copies of most course materials (including those assigned for the first day of class) on the Carmen site as well. Our office manager, Michelle Brown, has created a mailbox for each of you in the clinic suite. If you stop by the suite after January 2, you should find hard copies of the syllabus and Clinic Handbook in your mailbox. We look forward to seeing you soon, Debby & Olwyn

8189.05 - Legislation Clinic (Enns/Rudesill)

Welcome to the Legislation Clinic. We look forward to meeting each of you. For the first class on Monday, Jan. 8 at 3:55 pm in Room 455, please read the materials in Sec. 1 of the Procedures Manual, available from the Registrar.

8200 - Evidence (Merritt)

I have posted a full syllabus for the course on Carmen. For the first day, please read the Study Guide, Chapter 1, and Chapter 2. (These are short chapters!)

Please note that I will use the Top Hat polling system in class. You will not be graded on your classroom answers, but they will help you learn the material. If you have not used Top Hat before, please go to tophat.com and sign up for an account. Accounts are free for OSU students. Then read the student "Quick Start Guide" and join my Evidence course. The "join code" for my course is 449731.

I look forward to seeing you in class, Debby

8203 - Civil Procedure 2 (Greenbaum)

A. GREENBAUM - CIV PRO II - FIRST WEEK ASSIGNMENTS CLASS 1 - Introduction to Pleading Casebook [CB] 10-13 (#3 & 4) Federal Rule [FR] 1, 2, 3, 7, 8(a), 8(d), 8(e), 10, 11; Forms 7, 11, 12 & 30 Supplementary Material [SM] 1 1-2 - Notice Pleading: Claim for Relief CB 562 (Conley) - 565 n.4 FR 8(a), Form 11 SM 2, 3 1-2 - Beyond Notice Pleading: Additional Common Law & Rule 9 Requirements CB 565 - 568 FR 9(b) SM 4 2-3 - Notice Pleading Revisited SM 5 3-4 - Prayer for Relief CB 610 nn. 1 & 2, 606(#7)-609 n.2 FR 8(a)(3), 9(g), 54(c), Form 11 Before the first class you will need to sign up for TWEN and TopHat courses that will be used for this class. They will be up in early January.

8203 - Civil Procedure 2 (Wilson)

Assignment for Monday, Jan. 8, 2018: Yeazell Casebook: Pages 367-386. You are also responsible for studying all rules and federal statutes cited in the Yeazell casebook that are in the Rules Supplement. In addition, please register for this course on TWEN. The Tentative Syllabus will be posted on TWEN. Please email me at Wilson.49@osu.edu if you have any questions or concerns about this course. I am really looking forward to teaching Civ Pro II, and doing all that I can to help you become a great lawyer!

8209 - Federal Courts (Walker)

 Please sign up for the course on TWEN, where you can find the syllabus and first-day reading.

8211 - Sentencing Law & Policy (Berman)

In preparation for our first week of classes starting Monday, January 8, 2018 you should:

  1. Get a copy of the THIRD edition of the casebook for the course, along with the course description/syllabus and pre-class questionnaire.  In addition to being posted on the class website, the questionnaire and course description/syllabus are available in hard-copy in front of my office, Room 313.)
  2. Fill out the pre-class questionnaire before our first class.
  3. Find/research on your own a real sentencing issue, case or story that is of significant interest to you, and come to our first week of classes prepared to explain this issue, case or story and why it is of significant interest to you.

8212 - Pretrial Litigation (Ralph)

Welcome to Pretrial Litigation! To prepare for the first day of class, you should find the course website on Carmen, review the syllabus posted there (under "Pages"), and complete the reading assignment for the first day. See you in class!

8218 - Products Liability (Northern)

The first class will be provide an introduction to Products Liability Law and some review of basis Torts. Please read pp. 3 - 13 in Products Liability: Problems and Process. In addition, please bring a product of some kind to class. If the instructions are available, please bring those as well.

8315 - Education Law (Wilson)

Assignment for Monday, Jan. 8, 2018: Derek Black, Education Law Casebook (2nd ed. 2016): Pages 1-16. In addition, please register for this course on TWEN. The Tentative Syllabus will be posted on TWEN. Please email me at Wilson.49@osu.edu if you have any questions or concerns about this course.

8318 - Law and the Presidency (Shane)

For the first day, please peruse pp. 1-32 of the SBK text (in Supplement Volume 1) and read closely both pp. 35-40 and Articles I-III of the U.S. Constitution. Also, please be sure to sign up for the class TWEN site.

8406 - Professional Responsibility (Coughlan/Caligiuri)


8406 - Professional Responsibility (Ball)

 Welcome to Professional Responsibility Spring 2018.  Please register for the TWEN page, which I will use to post powerpoints in advance of each class session and the syllabus.  

Also, in the casebook, read:

Chapter I. The Legal Profession: Background and Fundamental Issues (pp. 1-19)

8603 - Real Estate Development (Kayne/Geiger)

Assignment prior to first class: What is Real Estate Development Law -- Chapter 1 of text The Ten Stages of a Real Estate Development Project --Chapter 2 of text; and The Heathrow International Business Center: A Case Study -- Chapter 4 of text.

8700 - Federal Income Tax (Grauer)

Starting with our first class on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, we will be covering in the following pages in the following order in the casebook, Bankman, Shaviro, Stark, and Kleinbard, Federal Income Taxation (Wolters, Kluwer, 17th ed. 2017) (ISBN#: 978-1-4548-7102-6): pages 1-16, 47-55, and 20-46. Please pay particularly close attention to pages 20-46. This assignment will take us through the first several class periods, but I would like you to read as much as you can (if not all) prior to our first class and then review it as we cover it in class. I should also note that with respect to the materials in pages 20-46, I will not go over all of them in the same order as they appear in the those pages, so you should read those pages as a block. [The Code book for this class is: Martin B. Dickinson (Editor), Federal Income Tax Code and Regulations: Selected Sections (CCH/Wolters, Kluwer Publisher, 2017-2018 Edition) (ISBN #: 978-0-8080-4636-3).] Both books must be brought to each class. When you get to p. 35, Chapter 1, Section D, 7, please skip the three paragraphs contained in that section. For some reason this latest edition of the casebook fails to include the most important and meaningful paragraphs of this section that appeared in earlier editions of the casebook. I will be distributing the full section as it appeared in an earlier edition of the casebook during our first class session and will be going over these distributed paragraphs in class. However, I will not get to those paragraphs in our first class session, so don’t worry about not having read those few pages prior to the first class. Pages 20-46 in the casebook (along with the above handout) introduce many of the concepts and issues with which we will be dealing throughout the course of the semester. I will discuss some of the items in these pages in our first several class sessions but, because of time constraints, will not be able to discuss all of them in detail now. We will, however, be covering many of these concepts in detail during the course of the semester, and these pages are therefore useful for giving you a framework that will be filled in later. You may also wish to refer back to these pages as the semester progresses. Please Do Not read ahead at this time. For reasons which I shall explain during the first class we will in many situations not be following the order of the casebook, and there will be a hand-out assignment distributed to begin after page 58. Anyway, reading ahead at this point may very well be counterproductive. IN PURCHASING BOOKS FOR THIS CLASS, I STRONGLY URGE YOU TO BUY ONLY THE REQUIRED BOOKS (THE CASEBOOK AND CODE AND REGULATIONS BOOKS) PRIOR TO OUR FIRST CLASS. I WILL DISCUSS THE MERITS OF THE RECOMMENDED OR OPTIONAL BOOKS IN OUR FIRST CLASS AND IF YOU PURCHASE ANY OF THEM BEFORE I DISCUSS THEM, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN PERIL.

8707 - State & Local Government (Walker)


8709 - Wills Trusts & Estates (Johnson)

The reading assignments for the first 2 weeks can be found on TWEN. I look forward to seeing you in January.

8803 - Law and Religion (Huefner)

For our first class on Tuesday January 9, read the Preface and pp. 1-11 of the casebook, and bring in a recent news article from a major newspaper, dated after January 1, 2018, about an issue involving the relationship between religion and government. Please also come ready to share your thoughts about what most interests you about the subject of law and religion.

For the rest of the first week, our assignments will be:

Wednesday January 10: casebook pp. 13-24

Thursday January 11: casebook pp. 24-39

8806 - Advanced Constitutional Law (Foley)

 Please sign up for this course on TWEN, download the syllabus from the Assignment page, and complete the first assignment. 

I look forward to our first session and to the entire semester.

8810 - Public Health Law (Berman)

The course packet can be purchased at the law school registrar’s office.  Is is also available through the course's Carmen page (under "files").  

The course packet consists of the draft text of The New Public Health Law: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Practice and Advocacyby Scott Burris, Micah Berman, Matthew Penn & Tara Ramanathan.  


For the first class (Jan. 10), please read Chapter 1 (pp. 1-17).  For the second class (Jan. 12), please read Chapter 2 (pp. 18-41).  

8828 - Oil and Gas Law (Russell)

Hello! Please skim pages 1-16 of the text and read pages 17-27 and 39-67.

8889 - International Environmental Law (Carlarne)

 Please read chapters 1 & 2 (1-23)of the text for Monday and Tuesday.

8896.27 - Sem: Middle East Conflict (Quigley)

In the duplicated materials titled Middle East Conflict, read pages 1 to 42.

8896.43 - Sem: Jurisprudence (Huefner)

For our first class, read: 

(1) Lon Fuller's "The Case of the Speluncean Explorers," available under the "course materials" link of the course TWEN site (or at 112 Harv. L. Rev. 1851); and 

(2) Our coursebook, Christie & Martin, pp. 1-38 & 255-280.

I look forward to seeing you on Thursday January 11.

8896.44 - Sem: Education Law (Wilson)

Please sign up for Education Policy Seminar on TWEN. For the first class on January 8, please read and be prepared to discuss the article that is posted on TWEN. (I have also emailed the article to everyone enrolled in the Seminar.) Also, be prepared to discuss the following 4 questions: 1. What is the fundamental purpose of education? 2. What should our educational goals be? 3. What are the key attributes of a good school? 4. Does American education policy encourage the creation of good schools? If you have any questions or concerns about Education Policy Seminar, please email me at Wilson.49@osu.edu. Please note that this Seminar will focus primarily on educational policy, not education law. Consequently, there will be very minimal overlap with the Education Law course.

8896.45 - Sem: The Business of Law (Lee)

Welcome to the Business of Law Seminar! During the first several weeks of class, we will work towards "Pitch Day" in late February. Before our first day of class, please do the following:

1.  Register for the TWEN site at your convenience by January 5 (password: changeagent2018). 2. Do the first-day assignment. The assignment will be posted on the TWEN site by January 7. 

The course syllabus and class calendar of guest appearances will be distributed on the first day of class. Thank you! I look forward to our first day of class! 

8896.50 - Sem: Gender and the Law (Chamallas)

For our first class on Tuesday, January 9, we will discuss liberal and dominance feminism and how it applies to campus sexual assault. From my treatise, Introduction to Feminist Legal Theory, read pp. 33-49 and pp.56-65. Also, please read and be prepared to discuss Deborah L. Brake, Back to Basics: Excavating the Sex Discrimination Roots of Campus Sexual Assault, which has been posted on the TWEN site for the class. The Brake article is also available on ssrn. I look forward to our first meeting!

8990 - American Legal History (Stebenne)


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