Initial Class Assignments - Fall 1998
(Advanced Courses)

Advanced Evidence Seminar - Prof. W. Wolfson

1. Please read and consider pages 1 through 25 in "Trial Evidence", Mauet and Wolfson;
2. Please read and consider pages 1 through 15 (b) in the photostatic materials packet.
There is no need to do any reading or research beyond the assignments set out above.

Appellate Advocacy - Prof. S. Greenberg

This course is required for all new members of the Moot Court Honor Society (including those who deferred membership in 1997-98 but wish to be in the Society in 1998-99). Students who qualified for the Society on the basis of the Spring 1998 Charles Evans Hughes Competition should have received from Professor Greenberg a formal invitation to join the Society. If you have not already done so, please let him know whether you are accepting, declining, or deferring membership. Participants in the Summer Candidacy Competition will be notified of the results no later than Monday, August 24.

All new members must attend the first class on Tuesday, August 25, at 4 p.m. In addition, because members of the Moot Court Honor Society are exempted from Advanced Research, you must attend two research-training sessions, tentatively scheduled from 10:00 to 12:30 on Saturday, September 12, and Saturday, September 19. (Students who attended these sessions in 1997 as Law Review members are not required to attend the two sessions again.)

There is no formal assignment for the first class, but you are encouraged to begin the reading assignment for week two: Carole Barry, Effective Appellate Advocacy: Brief Writing and Oral Argument, chapters 1 & 2 plus pages 58-59.

Appellate Courts - Prof. J. Steinman

For the first day of class, please read Meador, Rosenberg & Carrington, Appellate Courts, Preface, Prologue and Chapter 1, but omitting pp. 29-31 (Shapiro) and 39-40 (Meador); and read Marcus, Redish, Sherman, Civil Procedure, Chapter XII A. "The Value of Appellate Review."

Bankruptcy - Prof. S. Harris

Introduction to the course and to the non-bankruptcy rights of creditors. Casebook pp. 1-9.

Business Organizations - Profs. J. Levi / P. Hablutzel

[Note: Prof. Jennifer Levi left Chicago-Kent in May, having accepted a position at Hofstra Law School. Prof. Philip Hablutzel has agreed to teach her section of Business Organizations for Fall 1998.] Continued---

The casebook is: Corporations, Cases and Materials, by Cary & Eisenberg, Concise Edition, 7th Ed., 1995. For the first class (Monday, Aug. 24) read Chapter One and the corresponding materials in the Supplement. Also, read the Introduction and start the first item, "Overview of Business Entities", in the BASIC TOOL KIT, available in the Bookstore.

Civil Procedure - Prof. M. Stewart

Marcus, Redish & Sherman, Civil Procedure: A Modern Approach (2nd Edition), pp. 666-686.

Commercial Law: Secured Transactions (Day section) - Prof. S. Harris

Introduction to the course and the UCC; rights of unsecured creditors. Casebook (CB) pp. 1-11 (background); UCC 1-102, 1-103, 1-203; CB 12-15.

Commercial Law: Secured Transactions (Evening section) - Prof. J. Corre

The casebook is Honnold, Harris & Mooney, Security Interests in Personal Property (2nd Ed. 1992). You will also need the statutory supplement Baird, Eisenberg & Jackson, Commercial and Debtor-Creditor Law: Selected Statutes (1998 Ed.). For the first class please read pp. 1-22 in the casebook. Please review and be prepared to discuss problems 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7 at pp. 16-22 of the casebook. (There are six problems to do, but they are short and straightforward. The problems in this casebook are designed primarily to teach basic rules, not to focus on obscure issues.) The problems point you to the relevant statutory provisions and you should review those carefully as well.

Complex Litigation - Prof. J. Steinman

For the first class, please read Marcus & Sherman, Complex Litigation, 3rd Ed. (West). Chapter I, The Nature of Complex Litigation, pp. 1-23, Chapter II, Joinder and Structure of Suit in a Unitary Federal Forum, pp. 24-35.

Constitutional Law - Prof. H. Eglit

Pages 1-10, 15 to top of 17, 21-22 (Jefferson's letter), 25 (starting with note 6) - 45 (note c), 47 (note 1) - 61 (through note 2), in the casebook, which is Gunther, Constitutional Law.

Constitutional Law - Prof. S. Nahmod

For our first meeting in Constitutional Law, first read the Constitution to get an idea of its structure and content; then carefully study pages 1-37 of the Stone Seidman casebook, with particular emphasis on federalism and Marbury v. Madison.

I am very much looking forward to studying this fascinating and important area of the law with you.

Constitutional Law - Prof. M. Stewart

Stone, Seidman, Sunstein & Tushnet, Constitutional Law (3rd Edition), pages 23-57.

Copyright Law - Prof. T. Blackwell

The text for the class is Craig Joyce, William Patry, Marshall Leaffer, Peter Jaszi, Copyright Law (Matthew Bender & Co., 4th Ed. 1998). Be sure to buy the new (4th) edition of the text. For the first two classes, you need to read pp. 1-62. In addition, there will be a class website on the law school network; additional assignments and information may be posted there before the first class, so you should be sure to check that site.

Corporate Health Care Law - Prof. S. Becker

The assignment for the first class is to read pp. 275-296 in Health Care Organizations and Finance.

Criminal Procedure: The Investigatory Process (Day section) - Prof. D. Rudstein

Casebook: Rudstein, Criminal Procedure: The Investigatory Process - An Electronic Casebook.
(photocopied materials) (1998 edition) (The casebook is available in electronic form)

Assignment: Monday, August 24: read pp. 1-25 of the casebook. Wednesday, August 26: read pp. 25-59 of the casebook, and be prepared to discuss the problems that will be distributed in class on 8/24. Friday, August 28: no new reading assignment.

Criminal Procedure: Investigative Process (Evening section) - Prof. D. Thomas

The text is Kamisar,, Modern Criminal Procedure, 8th Ed. And Supp. The initial assignment is Steps in the Process, pp. 14-35, and Selective Incorporation, pp. 36-42.

Employment Relationships (Day section) - Prof. P. Smith

The initial assignment for students in Employment Relationships is as follows: Chapter 1 of Rothstein & Leibman, Employment Relationships, and the handout that will be available outside of room 851.

Employment Relationships (Evening section) - Prof. M. Malin

Finkin, Goldman & Summers, Legal Protection for the Individual Employee (West 2nd edition), read pp. 1-17, 24-40.

Energy Law - Prof. F. Bosselman

Please read Chapter One of the course materials.

Environmental Law and Policy I (Day section) - Prof. D. Tarlock

The casebook is Daniel R. Mandelker, A. Dan Tarlock and Robert Glicksman, Environmental Protection: Law and Policy, 3rd Edition, Aspen Publishers (formerly Little, Brown). The class will use the mimeograph prepublication draft because the manuscript will be in the publication process this Fall. The first semester will cover Chapters 1-5. At a minimum Chapters 1-4 will be ready before the first week of class, and Chapter 5-water pollution-will be ready well before the end of the semester. N.B. There will be no class on Monday, August 24. The first class will be August 25. Please read Chapter 1, pp. 1-25. The first installment of the syllabus will be distributed at the first class.

Environmental Law and Policy I (Evening section) - Prof. S. Deutsch

We will be using reproduced materials from the new edition of the Anderson, Mandelker, Tarlock, and Glicksman casebook (because the printer won't have the bound copies ready until midway through the semester) and some additional materials I will supply. For the first day, pick up a set of newspaper, magazine and other articles from outside Professor Deutsch's office (room 839; the articles will be available starting August 17) and read them. In addition, read pages 1-20 of Chapter I from the casebook materials. Please be prepared to discuss the environmental issues and themes raised in the readings.

Estate Planning - Prof. N. Livingston

Our text for the semester will be Estate Planning and Drafting, Second Edition, by Regis W. Campfield (CCH, 1995). For our first class, we will be discussing what is estate planning, interviewing and counseling the client, and professional responsibility. In this regard, please read Chapter 2 of the text but omit paragraphs 2404 and 2411.

Estates & Trusts - Prof. J. Sherman

For the first class:
(1) Read pp. 36-41; 80 (starting with "Shares of Descendants") to 84 (up to but not including "Negative Disinheritance"); and 85-90 in the casebook, Dukeminier & Johanson, Wills, Trusts, and Estates (5th ed. 1995). Continued---

(2) Study § 2-1 of the Illinois Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/2-1), found on page 5 of West's Illinois Probate Act and Related Laws (1998 Ed.)

Evidence (Day section) - Prof. D. Nance

First Class Assignment: For our first class, please prepare the first assignment listed on the syllabus, which appears at the beginning of the supplementary photocopied materials that will be made available through the bookstore. (The beginning of each assignment is marked by a number in parenthesis at the left margin; you are to read up to the beginning of the next assignment.) The first assignment includes readings only from the supplement. You should also obtain the rules booklet, Goode & Wellborn, Courtroom Evidence Handbook (2d Ed.; student Ed.1997).

Evidence (Evening section) - Prof. R. Kling

Read pp. 1-69 in Evidence: Teaching Materials for an Age of Science and Statutes.

Family Law - Prof. K. Baker

Please read the Supplementary Materials, Wildey v. Springs, pp. 1-13, and The Modern Tort of Sexual Fraud, Supplementary Materials, p. 14.

Forensic Sciences - Prof. R. Kling

Read pp. 1-103 in Scientific Evidence in Civil and Criminal Cases.

Introduction to the American Legal System - Prof. M. Lien

Welcome to the United States and to the Introduction to the American Legal System course! The course will be designed to give you an overview of the sources of American law, the structure of the legal system, the methodology used in studying American law, and the fundamentals of constitutional law and civil procedure. We will also touch briefly on other areas of interest to foreign lawyers, including civil rights, contract law, and business law. Our text for the course will be William Burnham, Introduction to the Law and Legal System of the United States. For the first class, please read Chapter 1, pp. 1-36. I look forward to meeting and working with all of you.

Labor Law (Day section) - Prof. M. Malin

Cox, Bok, Gorman & Finkin, Labor Law: Cases and Materials (Foundation Press, 12th Edition)
Read pp. 1-13, 26-68.

Consider problem 1 on page 67. Also consider the following problem:

Your client is a trucking company which transports new cars from factories in and around Detroit, Michigan to new car dealers across the country. Your client has been party to a contract with other new car transport companies and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 299. The contract has a provision prohibiting strikes during its terms.

The contract was about to expire. Negotiations were progressing but a new agreement had not been reached. Your client and the other trucking companies agreed with the union to extend the old contract, including its no strike clause, and to make any increases in wages and benefits that might ultimately be agreed to in a new contract retroactive to the date the old contract was scheduled to expire. Eventually, the parties agreed on a new contract. However, the Local 299 membership rejected it in a ratification vote.

Your client and the union leadership returned to the bargaining table. They again agreed to extend the old contract and to make increases in wages and benefits that might ultimately be agreed to in a new contract retroactive. When this agreement was announced, the members of Local 299, against the directives of the local's leadership, struck your client and the other trucking companies. Their picket signs complain of sweetheart deals between the local officials and the employers, corrupt local officials, failure to prosecute grievances vigorously, and a general lack of leadership. Your client's entire operation has been shut down, as have the operations of the other new car transport companies. The auto manufacturers' inventory is piling up and they have threatened to move as much of the work as possible to the railroads. What advice can you give your client regarding its legal options?

Labor Law (Evening section) - Prof. R. Gely

Book: Harper and Estreicher, Labor Law: Cases, Materials and Problems.
Please read: Chapter 1 (pp.1-33).

Law and Bioethics - Prof. R. Gatter

First assignment: Curran, et al., Health Care Law and Ethics (5th Ed.) 9-21, 28-32, 36-43,53-61, 71-74, 83-90, 104-106.

Legal Drafting: Business Regulation - Prof. E. Lewis

Please read Chapter 1 (Introduction) and pp. 23-34 of Chapter 2 (Process of Legal Drafting), in Legal Drafting, Brody; and design a piece of personal letterhead stationary (on regular paper) that you will use throughout the semester for assignments. The first class meets on Tuesday, August 25, 1998 at 4:00 p.m.

Legal Rights of Children Seminar - Prof. N. Hablutzel

Photocopied materials will be available in the Bookstore by August 14th. Please obtain them, read them and be prepared to discuss them at the first class meeting.

Mediation - Prof. P. Kentra

Please read Chapter 1 of the Kovach, Mediation: Principles and Practice text.

Negotiations (Day section) - Prof. C. Davis

Please read Chapters 1 and 12 of the Gifford text.

Negotiations (Evening section) - Prof. R. Schoenfield

The first assignment is Chapters 1, 2, and 12 of Schoenfield & Schoenfield, Legal Negotiations.

Patent Law (Day section) - Prof. K. Pace

The required text for the course is Martin Adelman, et. al, Patent Law (West 1998). The required statutory supplement is Robert Patrick Merges, Patent Law and Policy Selected Statutes, Rules and Treaties (Michie). For the first class: Course Overview; origins of the patent system; the nature and function of the patent system; costs and benefits of the patent system.

Read: Adelman: 4-9 (§1.2), 17-19 (Bergy), 48-50 (§1.6(a), (b)), 639 (Notes)-646.
Statute: §154 - The Contents and Term of a Patent
Skim: Adelman: 28-45 (Skip footnotes).

Patent Law (Evening section) - Prof. B. Hulbert

Text: Robert Merges, Patent Law & Policy (Michie 1977).
Initial class: August 24, 1998, 6:00 p.m.
Please think about whether granting exclusive rights to an invention is always in a society's best interests and read: Merges, pages 1-13, 35-49; and Title 35, sections 101-103, 112.

Personal Income Tax (Day section) - Prof. E. Brody

Obtain the following three required items, all to be available in the Bookstore:
(1) A set of photocopied materials, which include a Syllabus (with assignments for the whole semester), cases and other materials, and a problem set.
(2) A current student edition of the Internal Revenue Code and Treasury regulations.
(3) TaxProf 4.01, a computerized tutorial. NOTE: This is an updated and expanded version of last year's TaxProf, so do not rely on an old version. If you do not have a CD-ROM reader, you can purchase a license to use the program at school.
For the first class, read the material, and do the TaxProf exercises, listed in the Syllabus for assignment 1.

Personal Income Tax (Day & Evening sections) - Prof. H. Chapman

The following materials will be available in the bookstore: Burke & Friel, Taxation of Individual Income (5th Ed. 1998), Selected Federal Taxation Statutes and Regulations (1999 Edition), and handout materials. The assignment for the first week is in the syllabus with the handout materials. The casebook and selected statutes were just published; do not purchase used copies of them.

Pre-Trial Litigation - Prof. R. Gonzalez

Please read Chapter One of the Heydock text and review Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, 3-10.

Pre-Trial Litigation - Prof. T. Norton

Please read Chapter One of the Heydock text and review Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, 3-10.

Professional Responsibility (Day & Evening sections) - Prof. V. Gross

Course Materials:
1. Morgan and Rotunda, Professional Responsibility Problems and Methods
(Sixth Edition, Foundation Press, 1995)
2. Morgan and Rotunda, Selected Standards on Professional Responsibility
(Foundation Press, 1997 Edition)
Assignment for First Class:
A. Chapter 1, The Legal Profession: Background and Fundamental Issues pp. 1-26
    Problem 1
B. ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct
1. Preamble
2. Scope of Terminology
C. ABA Model Code of Professional Responsibility
1. Preamble and Preliminary Statement
2. Canon I, ECs and DRs

Property Law (Evening section) - Prof. K. Baker

Please read Pierson v. Post, pp. 51-55.

Remedies - Prof. H. Eglit

Read pp. 1-37 in the casebook, which is Laycock, Modern American Remedies.

Reproductive Technology Law - Prof. L. Andrews

The text for the class is John Robertson, Children of Choice: Freedom and the New Reproductive Technologies (Princeton University Press, 1994), available in the bookstore. I will also distribute extensive supplemental materials in claas. The reading for the first class is Robertson, pp. 45-60, and the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992), which you can get from Lexis or Westlaw.

Securities Regulation (Day section) - Prof. P. Hablutzel

During the first week (3 classes) we will be dealing with the materials in Chapters One and Two of the casebook by Jennings, Marsh, Coffee, & Seligman, the new, 8th Ed., 1998. However, do not read the case, Chicago Mercantile Exchange v. SEC, if it is in the new edition. For the first day (Tues., Aug. 25) read at least Sec. 1 of Chapter One.

For the second day (Thurs., Aug. 27) read §5 of the Securities Act of 1933 (in the "Statutes booklet" at about pg. 9. A copy of §5 will also be handed out in class.) This second class is the most important class of the entire course: do not miss it.

By the third day (Fri., Aug. 28), we should be covering the first part of Chapter Two, at least Sections One and Two.

Securities Regulation (Evening section) - Prof. J. Moylan

Text Book: Jennings, Marsh and Coffee, Securities Regulation (8th Ed., 1998).
Supplements: 1998 - Cases and Releases Supplement; 1998 - Selected Statutes, Rules and Forms Supplement.

First Assignment: Part 1, The Capital Markets: An Overview.
Second Assignment: Chapter 4 - Definitions of "Security" and "Exempted Securities".

First Class: Tuesday, August 25, 1998, 6:00-7:25 p.m. - Room T/B/A.

Tax Procedure - Prof. N. Livingston

Our text for the semester will be IRS Practice and Procedure (Student Edition), Second Edition, with Cumulative Supplement by Michael I. Saltzman. For the first class, please read paragraphs 1.04, 1.05[1] and [2], 1.08 and 1.09 from Chapter 1 in the text. In addition, we will begin discussing Returns so please read Chapter 4 but omit paragraphs 4.05 and 4.06.

Trademark Law - Prof. R. Renner

Casebook: Ginsburg, Litman, Goldberg, and Greenbaum, Trademark and Unfair Competition Law: Cases and Materials (Michie, 2d Ed. 1996) with Statutory Appendix and Supplement.

Class 1 Aug. 24, 6 - 7:25. What is a Trademark? Concepts and Policy. Reading Assignment, Casebook pp. 44-79; in Statutory Appendix see Restatement Sec. 1 and the definitions of "trademark" and "service mark" in the Lanham Act Sec. 45 (15 U.S.C. 1127).

Class 2 Aug. 26, 6 - 7:25. What is a Trademark? Subject Matter. Reading Assignment, Casebook pp. 81-109; in Statutory Appendix see Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure 1301.02(c) "Three-Dimensional Marks" and 1301.02(d) "Sound Marks".

Trial Advocacy I - Prof. Lauretta Wolfson

1. Please prepare for our first class session as follows:
a. Obtain a copy of the latest edition of "Fundamentals of Trial Techniques", by Thomas Mauet.
b. Obtain a copy of the latest edition of "Materials in Trial Advocacy", Mauet & Wolfson.
c. Read and be ready to execute the following problems in "Materials in Trial Advocacy", 3.1, 4.1 and 4.8.
d. Read and be ready to apply these cases:
People v. Adkins, 16 Ill. App. 3d 394 (1st Dist. 1974),
People v. Canamore, 88 Ill. App. 3d 639 (1st Dist. 1980).
e. Read Rule 3.3(a)(10), Illinois Supreme Court Rules of Professional Responsibility.
2. We will be using the Federal Rules of Evidence. I recommend, but do not require, "Evidentiary Foundations" by Edward Imwinkelried and "Trial Evidence" by Mauet & Wolfson.
3. Our class will meet promptly at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays in Courtroom 1503, Daley Center.
Attendance is required each week. Matters covered in class cannot be repeated.
4. Your final grade for this course will be determined by three factors of equal weight; class participation (including attendance), mid-term trial and final trial.
5. If you need to contact me, my home telephone number is (312)938-0166. I am available until 8:00 p.m.

Workers' Compensation Law - Prof. L. Cohn

The assignment for the first week of class is: pp. 1-27 in Larson's Workers' Compensation Law, 2nd Edition.
posted 8/21/98