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First Class Assignments

Spring 2019

First Class Assignments

(updated 1/7/19, 9:50 a.m.)

This webpage will be updated as necessary.  Please check back often.  If there is nothing listed for your course, nothing has been received.

 

 

Prof. Blomquist

Constitutional Law I

Required Text:

Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law (5th ed., Wolters Kluwer 2017) (“CB”)

Optional Text:

Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law:  Principles and Politics (5th ed., Wolters Kluwer 2015).

Read CB as follows:

Jan. 7          x1i-lvii; 1-13               (The Constitution; Judicial Review)

Jan. 9         13-33                           (Judicial Review)

Prof. Bushemi

Law 475 Legislation and Regulation

Required Coursebook:  Bressman Rubin and Stack The Regulatory State Cases and Materials Second Edition Wolters Kluwer (ISBN 9781454822681)
First Class, Tuesday, January 8 – Please Read pages 1-24

Prof. Camden

Labor Arbitration

Class 1 January 9

Introduction to Collective Bargaining, The Grievance Procedure and Labor Arbitration

Current Union Membership Statistics

ABRAMS CHAPTER 1

Collective Bargaining & Negotiated Contracts Manual, LAWS IN BRIEF: NLRA

BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS 2014 REPORT (OPTIONAL)

Please note that we will adjust the dates on the first night of class, but first assignments need to be completed.

Labor Law

Week No. Date Subject Assignment
1 1/9 History/Evolution of Labor Laws

  • Wagner Act, Taft-Hartley Act, Landrum-Griffin Act
  • NLRB Jurisdiction, organization and procedure
 pg. 40-77
supp. Norris-LaGuardia (“N- LG”) Sec. 1 and 2; NLRA
Secs. 1-6; LMRA Sec. 1;
LMRDA Sec. 2

Please note that we will adjust the dates on the first night of class, but first assignments need to be completed.

Prof. Childers

Payment Systems

(1) Read pp. 3-9 and 11-32 in course book

(2) Read: Brendan Harkness, “Chip Credit Cards: EMV, Chip-and-PIN, and Chip-and-Signature,” Credit Card Insider, Aug. 8, 2018 (available at  https://www.creditcardinsider.com/learn/chip-and-signature-chip-and-pin-emv-cards/) [last visited 12/1/2018]

(3) Do Problem 1 in course book

 

Prof. Cichowski

Conflict of Laws

For the first day of class, read, brief, and inwardly digest the material on pp. XXV-XXXIV.

Trusts and Estates

For the first day of class, read, brief, and inwardly digest the material on pp. 1-16.

Prof. Dorris

Corporate Finance

Rhee, ‘Corporate Finance’, Chapter One, pp. 1-40.

Prof. Huss

Business Associations

 

Required Texts

Klein, Ramseyer & Bainbridge, Business Associations (10th ed.)

Klein, Ramseyer & Bainbridge, Business Associations 2018 Statutes and Rules

Please read the designated pages in the course book and skim pages 1-28 of the statutory supplement (Restatements of Agency).

Jan. 7 pp. 6-32

Agency

Agency Relationship

Liability of Principal to Third Parties in Contract

Jan. 9 pp. 35-48, 76-82

Agency

Liability of Principal to Third Parties in Tort

Fiduciary Duties of Agents and Principals

Prof. Keenan

Legal Profession

For our first class on Monday, January 7, 2019, please read:

M&R Pages 1-49

SS Preamble and Scope

Also, please review the MPRE registration and testing information available at the the National Conference of Bar Examiners website and the state board of law examiners in your likely jurisdiction to find out if there are any restrictions on when you take the MPRE as well as the minimum scaled score.

Lastly, the Kaplan Review contact for the law school has provided our class with a link to sign up for a *FREE* MPRE preparation course online.  In my experience, practice practice practice makes all the difference for bar exam success and, hey, it’s free!

https://kaplan-egzep.formstack.com/forms/ktp_bar_freemium

Prof. Sunkel

Income Taxation of Corporations and Partnerships

Initial reading assignment as it relates to Subchapter ‘C’ Corporations.  There will be assignments given also as to Subchapter ‘S’ Corporations and as to Partnerships (LLCs).

ASSIGNMENTS ON CORPORATE AND PARTNERSHIP TAX

CODE PAGE TOPIC REGULATION
351   77 Transfer to corporation controlled by Transferor

1.351-1

(a) and (b)

357   93 Assumption of debt 1.357-1 and 2
358   95 Basis to Distribute 1.358- 2(b) and 2(c)
  (a)&(b)(1)
  (d)&(h)
1032 179 Exchange of Stock for property 1.1032
1036 179 Stock for stock 1.1036
362   98 Basis to corporation 1.362
482 126 Allocation of income
1244 197 Losses on Small Business Stock
541-543 131 Personal Holding Company
531-532 Accumulated Earnings Tax 1.532 and 1.527-1
267(c)   40 Personal Service Corporation
448 Professional Corps taxed at highest rate 35%

 

DISTRIBUTION BY CORPORATION

CODE PAGE TOPIC REGULATION
301 46 Distribution of property 1.301(a)and(b)
302 47 Distribution in redemption of stock

1.302-1,2,3 and 4

Not Letters

318 65 Constructive ownership  

 

CORPORATE LIQUIDATION

CODE PAGE TOPIC
331 67 Gain or loss for shareholder in liquidation
332 67 Complete liquidation of subs
334 69 Basis of property
336 69 Gain or loss on complete liquidation
337 71 Non-recognition for complete distribution
338

 

Prof. Telman

Remedies

Laycock, Concise 5th ed., Read pages 1- 27.