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First-Day Assignments

Before the start of each semester, this page will include information about assignments your professors would like you to complete before the first class. Please check back in the weeks leading up to the fall, spring and summer sessions.

Fall 2015

Antitrust (Landsberg)
Read pages 1-10.

International Trade Law (Bhala)
International Trade Law (4th edition, 2015), Volume I: Preface, Introduction, and Chapters 1-2. Also start reading Chapters 3-7 and watch YouTube video.

Please note this and all assignments are in the NEW, 4th edition, of the International Trade Law textbook.

Islamic Law (Bhala)

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

Watch YouTube video


Elizabeth Kronk Warner
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Law

Vicki Palmer

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