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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.

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); pgs 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
    • Pgs. 51-65 (note 3 pg. 62), 86-87, 102-03 (notes 5-6) FTC Act §§ 1, 4, 5, 19

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.

Estate Planning Practice (Ramsdell)

In the first class, I plan to cover the Introduction, Practice Matters, and a substantial portion of The Planning Process (assignments 1.1 through 3.5). Realistically, we may reach, but not complete, Problem 3.5 – The Ralston Family.

Higher Education and the Law (Landsberg)

Areen and Lake, "Higher Education and the Law," 2nd ed., pages 6-8, 78-81, 1067-73, 1023-28, 1055-66, 1145-52.

Oil and Gas (Schremmer)

In Lowe, Anderson, Smith, Pierce & Kulander, Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law (West, 6th ed. 2013), please read:

  • Historical background, 1–4
  • Introduction to land descriptions, 49–53
  • Ownership & rule of capture, 53–61
  • Common law limitations on rule of capture, 97–115
  • Rule of capture & waste/intro to regulation, 609–14
  • Introduction to regulation, 614–17
  • Common patterns of oil & gas ownership, 115–19
  • Loss of mineral ownership, 153–75

Remedies (Hines)

For Wednesday, January 17, please read pages 1-15 in the Remedies casebook by Douglas Laycock.

Trusts and Estates (Drahozal)

For the first day of class, read and prepare to discuss pages 1-10, 22-27 in the Gallanis casebook.






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