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.
Read Chapter 1.
For Monday, May 16, please read pages 75-96 in the casebook. The course syllabus is posted on Blackboard.
Legal Aid Clinic (Schnug)
Review Chapters 1, 3 and 4 of the Legal Aid Clinic Manual, which has been provided by email.
Property (Kronk Warner)
John G. Sprankling and Raymond R. Coletta, "Property: A Contemporary Approach," 1-25 (3rd ed. West Academic, 2015).
State Constitutional Law (McAllister)
For the first day of class (Tuesday May 17), 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 is on Blackboard.
Note: I have to be in Washington, D.C., on May 16, so our first day of class will be Tuesday, May 17. I will be flying home from D.C. that morning, so I might be a few minutes late to class on May 17, but I will be there. See you then.
Topics in Advanced Legal Research: Kansas (Steadham)
For Wednesday, May 18: Students should purchase the online, interactive textbook TeachingLaw.com (register at: https://teachinglaw.com/). If you have questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please read the following sections on TeachingLaw.com:
- Research Sources
- Overview of Secondary Sources
- Overview of Primary Law
- The American Legal System
May 24, 9:05 – 10:25 a.m., Room 203: Please read pages 1 - 22 of our casebook and be prepared to sign the seating chart.