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First Class Assignments

Fall 2017

First Assignments

(updated 8/11/17, 12:16 p.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

Read pages x1i-lvii; 1-13 (The Constitution; Judicial Review) of the casebook.

Legal Writing:  Moot Court

Introduction to Advanced Appellate Advocacy and Swygert timelines; Swygert problem materials assigned and beginning case law discussed.

Prof. Huss

Law 402  UCC:  Sales

August 15:  Review the syllabus and register your device for the classroom response system.

Read the text (not the comments) of UCC Article 1.  Note the General Definitions in § 1-201 contain definitions that we will not cover in this class—when you are reading the definitions consider which of them are likely going to be relevant to this course.

If you are using Keating course book: read pp.1-7; If you are using the Lopucki course book: pp. 3-8

Law 416 Non Profit Organizations

August 14  Skim pp. xxv-xxviii; Read pp. 3-20 of Elizabeth Schmidt, Nonprofit Law:  The Life Cycle of a Charitable Organization (Second Edition) (Wolters Kluwer 2017)

Law 504 Mergers & Acquisitions

Aug. 14 Read pp. 1-32 of Therese H. Maynard, Mergers and Acquisitions Cases, Materials, and Problems (Fourth Ed. 2017)

Prof. Keenan

From Law School to Law Practice

August 14.  Read Chapters 1 & 2 of Assigned Text
Determine Law Firm Location

  • Anywhere in Indiana except Valparaiso (have an alternate in
    mind – no duplicates!)

    • I know, I know…..You don’t intend to stay in Indiana. So,
      what? The principles are the same no matter where you
      practice……I am considering Hawai’i!
  • Things to keep in mind when selecting a location:
    • Type of Law You Want to Practice
    • Lifestyle – Big City/Rural Farm Belt
    • Current Attorney Population

Due: Bring in a printout of the table of contents for a
sample business plan – any business but law is best. You
do not have to WRITE your business plan, just look for
samples so that we can discuss the information needed to
put a business plan together so that you can begin
THINKING about your final product for the class.

Prof. Luna

Employment Law

For Tuesday, August 15:  Work & Law, 3-16

Prof. Straubel

Sports Law

For class on Tuesday, August 15, please read pages 945-965 of the text, Sports Law Cases and Material.  Katie Kopf and Brandon Niezgodski are asked to be specifically ready to discuss the readings.

Prof. Szto

Advanced Legal Analysis
Welcome back!
There is no assignment for the first day.  I will introduce the course.  Be prepared to introduce yourselves, too.  Please purchase your course packet from Ms. Karen Koelemeyer for $12.00.  She is in Room 217.  They are available beginning Monday, August 7, 2017.
Corporate Finance
Welcome back!
There is no assignment for the first day. I will introduce the course.  Be prepared to introduce yourselves, too. Our text is available in the bookstore.

Prof. Telman

Contracts I: 
Cases: Hurley v. EddingfieldRay v. Eurice & Bros., Inc.

Discussion of Telman Exercise 1
Blum: 
Chapter 1 and Chapter 1, Examples 1-6 

​The cases and Telman Exercise 1 are in the course packet to be purchased from Karen Koelemeyer in Office 217.  The cost of the course packet is $8.00.
The cases are also available on the Contracts Libguide​

 

​Telman Exercise 1 is also available on Blackboard​


​Public International Law: 
Reading 1: John Bellinger, The United States and International Law
Readings are in the course packet to be purchased from Karen Koelemeyer in Office 217.  The cost of the course packet is $30.00.
 
Originalism Seminar: 
Larry Solum, What Is Originalism? The Evolution of Contemporary Originalist Theory; Keith Whittingham, Originalism: A Critical Introduction
Readings are in the course packet to be purchased from Karen Koelemeyer in Office 217.  The cost of the course packet is $12.00.
 
Legal Writing 2: 
Williams, Lesson 1

Prof. Thomson

Foundations

CLASS #1: THE CONTEXT FOR LEGAL ANALYSIS   Tuesday, 8/15

Read: R&V, Ch. 1

Read: The Buffalo Creek Disaster, Gerald Stern

Write: A 2-page writing sample on the jurisdictional problem in BCD (see                Orientation website for assignment).  You will turn this in; it will serve as a base-line assessment of your analysis (and writing) skills.