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First-Day Assignments

Summer 2017

Evidence (Hayden)

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Professional Responsibility (Hoeflich)

Week One (May 15-19)

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)

Topics and Cases Covered:

KRPC 1.1, 1.18, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, and 8.4; NY Comm. Prof. Ethics Op. 854; DC Ethics Opinion 316;); In re Robinson, 74 A.3d 688 (D.C. 2013); State ex rel. Okla. Bar Ass'n, 1989 OK 75 (Okla. 1989); In re Diaz, 295 Kan. 1071 (Kan. 2012); In re Boudreaux, 596 So. 2d 194 (La. 1992); Attorney Grievance Comm'n v. Hollis, 347 Md. 547, 702 A.2d 223 (1997); Atty. Griev. Comm'n v. Sheinbein, 372 Md. 224 (Md. 2002); In re Himmel, 533 N.E.2d 790 (Ill. 1988)

  • Disciplinary Process
    • In re Robinson, 74 A.3d 688 (D.C. 2013)
    • State ex rel. Okla. Bar Ass'n, 1989 OK 75 (Okla. 1989)
    • In re Diaz, 295 Kan. 1071 (Kan. 2012)
    • In re Boudreaux, 596 So. 2d 194 (La. 1992)
    • Attorney Grievance Comm'n v. Hollis, 347 Md. 547, 702 A.2d 223 (1997
    • Atty. Griev. Comm'n v. Sheinbein, 372 Md. 224 (Md. 2002)
  • Substance Abuse and Depression
    • In re Himmel, 533 N.E.2d 790 (Ill. 1988)
    • NY Comm. Prof. Ethics Op. 854 (Associate reporting Partner)
  • Undertaking to Represent a Client
    • When a client-attorney relationship is formed
    • Engagement letter
    • Duties to prospective client (Rule 1.18)
    • Declination Letter
    • Online Interactions
      • DC Ethics Opinion 316
  • Obligation to Clients
    • Competence (Rule 1.1)

Topics and Cases Covered:

KRPC 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.18; D.C. Ethics Opinion 316

  • Lawyer Client Relationship
    • When the lawyer-client relationship is present
    • Engagement letter
  • Dangers of Being an Online Lawyer
    • D.C. Ethics Opinion 316
  • Lawyer Obligations
    • Rule 1.1
    • Rule 1.2
    • Rule 1.3
    • Rule 1.4
    • Rule 1.18
      Topics and Cases Covered:

KRPC 1.2, 1.4, 1.14; ABA Form. Op. 96-403

  • Rule 1.2
    • 1.2 (a) Means and Ends Provision
    • 1.2 (b) Protecting lawyers representing unpopular defendants
    • 1.2 (c) Unbundling Provision
    • 1.2 (d) Tax Lawyer Dilemma, Cannot Assist Criminal/Fraudulent Activity
      • Links to 1.16(a) mandatory withdrawal
    • 1.2 (e) “No, I can’t do ___ and this is why: ___”
    • ABA Form. Op. 96-403
  • Rule 1.4: Communication
    • Promptness
    • Extent necessary for client to make informed decision
    • Must communicate what client requests if client has the right to know
  • Rule1.14
    • Must attempt to maintain normal client-lawyer relationship with client under diminished capacity

State Constitutional Law (McAllister)

For the first day of class (Monday, May 15), please read the Introduction Chapter (Chapter I) and skim/review pages 7 - 94 of Chapter II, which addresses the relationship between federal and state powers under the U.S. Constitution and the state constitutions, and almost all of which should already be familiar from your 1L con law class.

  • I will not call on students to discuss any cases until we reach page 94 of the casebook.
  • Be prepared to sign the seating chart.
  • The course syllabus and other items are and will be posted on Blackboard. 

Note from Professor McAllister: I have to be in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, May 16, so we will not have class that day. We will figure out a makeup session later.


Torts (McAllister)

For May 23rd, 9:05 – 10:25 a.m., Room 203: Please read pages 1 - 22 of our casebook and be prepared to sign the seating chart.


Water Law (Peck)

  1. Purchase the water law casebook Water Law (9th ed.) by Weber, et. al., and  the water law course supplement.
  2. In the Syllabus, under Section 7. Class Reading Material, please read the materials in the casebook and supplement through Cpt. 1 Introduction (1. In General & 2.  Hydrology).

 

 

 

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