Professional Responsibility has been CANCELLED for this afternoon, January 18, 2016.
Announcement for my first year torts students
“Anyone wanting to review their torts exam must schedule an appointment to do so by Friday, February 3rd.”
Native American Natural Resources Law
For Tuesday, Jan. 10, please read pages xxv-xxvi and 3-9 of the casebook. We will focus the first day on the Dakota Access Pipeline. There are two documents on the TWEN Course Materials page with titles starting with “DAPL” and a Word document containing links to a variety of articles (which are also listed below). While there are several documents to read, each one is short and straightforward. Please take the time to read them.
Family Law – Prof. M. Blair – Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 to 4:20 p.m. (Room 204)
The casebook is Family Law by Ellman, Kurtz et al, Abridged 5th edition (2014). Used and new copies are available in the bookstore and online at Amazon and similar sites.
An electronic copy of the Statutory Supplement is posted on the course TWEN page and a paper copy will be available soon (probably Friday or Monday) in the Faculty Support Center.
The paper copy is 3 hole punched and ready to be inserted in any binder you choose. Also, please immediately sign up for the course TWEN page (with a valid e-mail address at which you can be
reached). All handouts for the course will be posted on the course TWEN page.
Assignment for Tuesday, January 10th
Course Information Sheet (TWEN handout) (Please read it before the first class)
Casebook pp. 69-79 (Prepare Problem 2-1)
In re Estate of Hall (TWEN)
Okla. Dep’t of Mental Health v. Pierce (TWEN)
Method of Marrying and Validity of Marriage Problems – Set One [TWEN]
Oklahoma Stat. tit. 43, § 1 (Statutory Supplement [hereinafter Supp.] p. 176)
Presumptions and Impediment Removal Devices (TWEN handout)
Supplemental Reading (not assigned):
Okla. Stat. tit. 43 §§ 4-36 (Supp. pp. 177-182)
Please pick-up your course materials for Monday’s class from the table outside the Faculty Support Center in the East Wing of the law school.
Civil Pro II- Prof. M. Blair
Tuesday-Thursday 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Room 204
Please register immediately for my TWEN page on Westlaw for Civil Pro II, Spring 2017. Handouts necessary to prepare for the first day of class are posted.
If you were in my Civ Pro I class last semester, you do not need to purchase any new books. We will be using the same statutes and rules supplement that you purchased last semester, so you do
not need to purchase a new supplement either.
Assignment for Tuesday, January 10, 2017:-BRING YOUR CLICKER TO CLASS
Note: Some problems may carry over to Thursday
Read : Course Information Sheet (TWEN)
U.S. Constitution, Art. I, § 8; Art. III, §§ 1 and 2; Art. IV,§ 1; Art. VI, ¶ 2; 11th Amendment
(Supp. pp. 1-2)
Skim: 28 U.S.C. §§ 1251, 1253, 1254, 1257, 1291 (Supp. pp. 92-93)
Read: 28 U.S.C. § 1332 (a)(c)(e) (Supp. pp. 96, 98-99)
Basic Principles of Subject Matter Jurisdiction handout (TWEN)
Casebook pp. 63-68, 205-208
Mas v. Perry (TWEN)
Casebook pp. 220-227 (note 9)
Note on J.P. Morgan v. Traffic Stream (TWEN)
Handout: Alienage Jurisdiction: When Does It Apply?
Prepare: Diversity Problems 1-5 (on TWEN)
Supplemental Reading (not assigned)
Note on Marshall v. Marshall (2006) (TWEN)
Congressional Report on Fed. Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011, pp. 6-8
Constitutional Law II – Spring 2017
Professor Johnny Parker
Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Erwin Chemerinsky, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (4th ED.);
Erwin Chemerinsky, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (4th ED.) 2014 supplement.
Tuesday, January 10: The application of the Bill of Rights to the States
Read: (1) U.S. Constitutional Amendments 1-10, 13-15, 19, 24, and 26.
(2) Casebook, pp. 517-548
Thursday, January 12: Requirement of State Action
Read: Casebook, pp. 548-575;
Tuesday, January 17: Requirements of State Action
Read: Casebook, pp. 548-575
Thursday, January 19: Requirement of State Action; exceptions
Read: Casebook, pp. 575-600 future syllabus delete pages 585 – 593
Tuesday, January 24: Requirement of State Action; exceptions
Read: Casebook, pp. 575-600
Thursday, January 26: Economic Liberties and Rise of Lochnerism
Read: Casebook, pp. 601-623
Tuesday, January 31: Fall of Lochnerism post-1937
Read: Casebook, pp.624-646
Thursday, February 2: Privacy: Family Autonomy
Read: Casebook, pp. 933-967
Tuesday, February 7: Privacy: Reproductive Autonomy
Read: Casebook, pp. 967-988
Thursday, February 9: Privacy: Reproductive Autonomy
Read: Casebook, pp. 988-1016
Tuesday, February 14: Privacy: Reproductive Autonomy
Read: Casebook, pp. 1016-1030
Thursday, February 16: Privacy: Medical Decisions & Sexual Orientation
Read: Casebook, pp. 1030-1046
Tuesday, February 21: Privacy:
Read: Casebook, pp. 1046-1058
Thursday, February 23: The Right to travel & Voting Rights
Read: Casebook, pp. 1062-1089
Tuesday, February 28 : Voting Rights
Read: Casebook, pp. 1089-1096
Thursday, March 2 : Access to courts and education
Read: Casebook, pp. 1119-1142
Tuesday, March 7 : When is due process required
Thursday, March 9 : What process is due
Read: Casebook, pp. 1165-1196
Tuesday, March 21 : Equal Protection Methodology
Read: Casebook, pp. 711-740
Thursday, March 23 : Racial Classification
Read: Casebook, pp. 740-761
Tuesday, March 28 :Racial Classification
Read: Casebook, pp. 761-793
Thursday, March 30 : Racial Classification
Read: Casebook, pp. 805-824
Tuesday, April 4 : Racial Classification
Read: Casebook, pp. 824-861
Thursday, April 6 : Gender Classification Multilple choice questions due at beginning of class.
Read: Casebook, pp. 866-883
Tuesday, April 11 : Gender Classification
Read: Casebook, pp. 884-905
Thursday, April 13 : Alienage, Non-Marital Children & other types of discrimination: Rational basis
Read: Casebook, pp. 905-931
Tuesday, April 18 : First Amendment – Introduction & Free Exercise Clause
Read: Casebook, pp. 1673-1708
Thursday, April 20 : First Amendment – Establishment Clause
FINAL EXAMINATION: The final examination will be three (3) hours. The examination is partial open book, which means you may refer to: (1) the Chemerinsky casebook; 5th edition; (2) class notes; and, (3) any outline you prepared individually or with a group. No commercial outlines or other materials will be allowed.
Texas Civil Procedure:
The topic for our first class on Monday, January 9 is the Attorney’s Role in Texas Civil Courts. Please read and be ready to discuss pages 63-84 in O’Connor’s Texas Rules, Civil Trials 2016 and Tex. R. Civ. P. 3a, 11.
Dear Law & Literature Students:
I’m looking forward to our first class this coming Monday, January 9, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm in Room 203 of the TU Law College.
Attached is a short selection of materials I would like you to read in advance and come prepared to discuss on Monday. These materials include a terrific Sherlock Holmes story. Please bring the materials with you to class. An identical set of materials is being placed physically on the large table outside the Faculty Support Center in the Law College, if you prefer not to have to print the materials out yourselves.
See you Monday!
Professor Sharisse O’Carroll
Monday/Wednesday 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
If you are enrolled in this course, you should have already received an email from Professor O’Carroll containing course materials, assignments and additional information. If you are enrolled in this course and have not received this email from Professor O’Carroll, please notify Professor O’Carroll directly at email@example.com