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Fall 2019


Contract Drafting (Sears)

August 29, 2019

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.



Contracts (Drahozal)

For the first day of class, read and prepare to discuss pages 1-8 in the Burton & Drahozal casebook. In addition, find, read, and bring with you to class a contract of your choice.


Contracts (Mulligan)

1) Register for Mulligan’s Contract course on TWEN and download the syllabus.

2) Sept. 3 (first period) pp. 3-22

3) Sept. 3 (second period) the Cook case on TWEN and UCC 2-101 to 2-107

4) Sept. 4 pp. 33-43


Elections and Campaign Finance (Johnson)

First Day-Thursday, August 29 

Lowenstein casebook:  pages 29-31, 47-48 n. 5, 52-77, 117-124 n. 5 

on Blackboard:  U.S. Constitution, Art. I, Sec. 4 and 5​; Amendments 15,17, 24, and 26 



Evidence (Velte)

Casebook Foreword, Study Guide, Chapters 1, 2 and complete the Introduction Assignment (posted on Blackboard).


Intellectual Property Law (Holman)

Please read chapter 1 of the assigned textbook, which is:

Intellectual Property Law: Cases and Materials, Sixth Edition, by Lydia Pallas Loren and Joseph Scott Miller (Semaphore Press 2018).


International Law and Literature (Bhala)

LAW “AS” LITERATURE

(1 PROFESSIONAL WRITING ASSIGNMENT – TREATY DRAFTING)

Week 1: Monday and Tuesday, 2-3 September

Please Note: No Class Labor Day, Monday, 2 September

Treaty Interpretation, Conventional Vienna Convention Interpretative Methodology, and “Morality” in International Law

Lecture and Class Discussion Topics:

(1) Studying Law “As” Literature

(International Legal Texts “As” Literature)

(2) Treaty Interpretation Methods

(Conventional Vienna Convention Approach to Treaty Interpretation)

(3) Examples of “Bad” versus “Good” Treaty Drafting

(The difference can mean war versus peace!)

(4) “Morality” Provisions in International Law

(GATT Article XX(a))

(5) Satire and a Great Irish Writer:

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

Reading Assignments:

(1) Posner, Preface, pages xi-xvi; and Critical Introduction; pages 1-17

(2) 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, Articles 31-32 (4 pages)

(3) Clark, Katharine & Matthew Connolly, A Guide to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying Statutes, The Writing Center, Georgetown University Law Center (April 2006) (21 pages)

(4) GATT Article XX(a) (1 page)

Optional Reading Assignments:

(1) Cross, Chapter 1 (Historical), pages 9-19; Chapter 2 (Jurisprudential), pages 20-45; Chapter 3 (The Basic Rules States), pages 46-67; Chapter 4 (The Basic Rules Illustrated), pages 68-111


International Trade and Finance (Bhala)

The syllabus is available as a hard copy on the syllabus table outside room 203.

The first day assignment, which is listed in the syllabus, is the same for all of (i.e., carries through to) the classes through Tuesday, 10 September, is:

Required:

International Trade Law, 5th edition (2019), Volume 1:

Preface, Introduction, and Chapters 1-3, and Chapters 4-12

Plus:

Watch YouTube Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY2XVBlZ_nE&feature=youtu.be

Optional:

Modern GATT Law: Preface and Introduction, Volume II: Chapters 56-57

The required first day assignment is to be spaced out over the first few classes, through 10 September. 



Islamic Law (Bhala) Ft. Leavenworth

Pick up syllabus from the syllabus table outside room 203.

Thursday, 8 August (Unofficial First Class) INTRODUCTION: TEN THRESHOLD ISSUES

PART ONE: ORIGINS

● Life and Times of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) (PBUH) 570/571-632 A.D.

● Revelation, Themes, and Compilation of the Holy Qur’ān 610-650 A.D.

Required Readings

Understanding Islamic Law (Sharī‘a): Preface, Notes on Manuscript Preparation, Introduction: Ten Threshold Issues, and Chapters 1-3

Diana Wichtel, The Words of the Prophet – Islam v Terror: Islamic Law Expert on Understanding Sharia in the Modern World, The Listener (New Zealand), 17-23 June 2017, at 28-31,

www.noted.co.nz/currently/social-issues/islam-vs-terror-islamic-law-expert-on-understanding-sharia-in-the-modern-world/

Watch YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy91hIavLRU&feature=youtu.be

Optional: 

Speech by President Barack H. Obama, On a New Beginning, Cairo University, Cairo Egypt, 4 June 2009 (Attached to Syllabus)

Qur’ān:  Introduction at pp. xiv-xxxvi; Qur’ān, Surah 2 (The Cow) at 2-33 (skim only); Surah 19 (Mary) at 191-95; Surah 20 (Ta Ha) at 196-202; Surah 26 (The Poets) at 232-38; Surah 30 (The Byzantines) at pp. 257-60; Surah 36 (Ya Sin) at pp. 281-84; Surah 37 (Ranged in Rows) at 285-89; Surah 49 (The Private Quarters) at 338-39; Surah 55 (The Lord of Mercy) at 353-55; Surah 56 (That Which is Coming) at 356-58; Surah 69 (The Inevitable Hour) at 387-88; Surah 77 (Winds Set Forth) at 403-04; Surah 105 (The Elephant) at 437; Surah 106 (Quraysh) at 438


Jurisdiction (Mulligan)

1) Register for the Course on TWEN and download the syllabus

2) For Aug. 29, read the following cases from the TWEN page:  Pennoyer and International Shoe

3) For Aug. 30, read the following cases from the TWEN page: Perkins and Helicopters


Juvenile Law (Sheldon)

Required Texts

Children in the Legal System (5th Edition) (2014) and Casebook Supplemental Materials (2017)

by Davis, Scott, Wadlington, and Weithorn.[1]           

Revised Kansas Code for Care of Children    Kansas Statutes Annotated 38-2201 et seq.[2]

Revised Kansas Juvenile Justice Code           Kansas Statutes Annotated 38-2301 et seq.[3]

Juvenile Justice Authority                              Kansas Statutes Annotated 75-7001 et seq.[4]

September 9                                                               Introduction to the Legal and Philosophical Basis to the Juvenile Justice System

                                                                                    Read:   Casebook:  Chapter 1 (pp.1-2)

                                                                          Chapter 9 (pp. 913-918)

                                                                                                Kansas Code for Care of Children

                                                                                                            Section 38-2201

                                                                                                            Section 38-2209

                                                                                                            Section 38-2210

                                                                                                            Section 38-2211

                                                                                                            Section 38-2212

                                                                                                            Section 38-2212a

                                                                                                            Section 38-2213

                                                                                                            Section 38-2247

                                                                                                Kansas Juvenile Justice Code

                                                                                                            Section 38-2301

                                                                                                            Section 38-2309

                                                                                                            Section 38-2310

                                                                                                            Section 38-2311

                                                                                                            Section 38-2312

                                                                                                            Section 38-2325

                                                                                                            Section 38-2326

                                                                                                            Section 38-2353                

 

[1] The Supplemental Materials for the casebook may be found on Blackboard.

[2] The Revised Kansas Code for Care of Children may be found on Westlaw under Kansas state materials.  In Westlaw, choose “State materials (Kansas)” and then select Kansas Statutes.  The Revised Kansas Code for Care of Children is Chapter 38, Article 22.

[3] The Revised Kansas Juvenile Justice Code may be found on Westlaw under Kansas state materials.  In Westlaw, choose “State materials (Kansas)” and then select Kansas Statutes.  The Revised Kansas Juvenile Justice Code is Chapter 38, Article 23.

[4] The Juvenile Justice Authority (Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 1996) may be found on Westlaw under Kansas state materials. In Westlaw, choose “State materials (Kansas)” and then select Kansas Statutes. The Juvenile Justice Authority (Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 1996) is Chapter 75, Article 70. Please note that on July 1, 2013, the Juvenile Justice Authority was abolished by Executive Reorganization Order No. 42. All the facilities and programs administered by the Juvenile Justice Authority were transferred to the Department of Corrections. Please feel free to read this Act; the only section that I am assigning to read, however, is K.S.A. 75-7023.


Professional Responsibility (Hoeflich)

Topics and Cases Covered: In re Glass, 58 Cal. 4th 500 (Cal. 2014); In re Mustafa, 631 A.2d 45 (D.C. 1993); In re Prager, 422 Mass. 86 (Mass. 1996); In re Zbigien, 433 N.W.2d 871 (Minn. 1988); In re Taylor, 1996 Cal. LEXIS 4452; In re Griffiths, 413 U.S. 717 (U.S. 1973); Supreme Court of New Hampshire v. Piper, 470 U.S. 274 (U.S. 1985); In re Garcia, 58 Cal. 4th 440 (Cal. 2014)

  • Bar Application Process/Academic Misconduct
    • In re Glass, 58 Cal. 4th 500 (Cal. 2014)
    • In re Mustafa, 631 A.2d 45 (D.C. 1993)
    • In re Prager, 422 Mass. 86 (Mass. 1996)
    • In re Zbigien, 433 N.W.2d 871 (Minn. 1988)
    • In re Taylor, 1996 Cal. LEXIS 4452
  • Disability Accommodations
  • Citizenship
    • In re Griffiths, 413 U.S. 717 (U.S. 1973)
  • Residency
    • Supreme Court of New Hampshire v. Piper, 470 U.S. 274 (U.S. 1985)
    • In re Garcia, 58 Cal. 4th 440 (Cal. 2014)

Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations (Hopkins)

Reading Assignment:

  • Textbook, Chapters 1-3
  • Sample articles of incorporation

Internal Revenue Code sections 501(a), (b), (c); 170



Special Topics: Cybercrimes (Wolesky)

Read and be prepared to discuss Riley v. California, 134 S.Ct. 2473 (2014).


The Law of War (Hoeflich)

Read pages 1-72- Gary D. Solis, The Law of Armed Conflict ( 2nd. ed., Cambridge: Cambridge University Pr., 2017). 


Torts (Simon)

1) Read Introduction to Torts pages 1-16 

2) Read Intentional Torts Battery pages 17-32


Torts (Velte)

Torts: Casebook read pp. 1-30 and skim​ pp. 31-46 and complete the Introduction Assignment (posted on Blackboard).

 


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