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Professional Responsibility – Adjunct Professor Sharisse O’Carroll

2017 January 18
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by Cyndee Jones

Professional Responsibility has been CANCELLED for this afternoon, January 18, 2016.

Torts – Professor Parker (Fall 2016)

2017 January 17
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by Cyndee Jones

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 – Professor Judith Royster

2017 January 9
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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.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2016/09/why_the_s

sioux_battle_against_the_dakota_access_pipeline_is_such_a_big_deal.html

 

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/trump-team-says-backs-disputed-dakota-acces

s-oil-pipeline/

 

https://theconversation.com/victory-at-standing-rock-reflects-a-failure-of-us-e

nergy-and-climate-policy-69881

 

https://transformativespaces.org/2016/10/27/how-to-talk-about-nodapl-a-native-p

erspective/

 

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/energy/2016/11/11/dallas-kelcy-warren-says-d

akota-access-pipeline-protests-ignore-facts

 

http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/an-oil-pipeline-and-a-river-what-would-sittin

g-bull-do-20160829 

 

 

 

Family Law – Professor Marianne Blair

2017 January 5
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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)

 

Law & Literature – Professor Robert Spoo

2017 January 4
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by Cyndee Jones

Students:

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.

Thank You!

Civil Procedure II – Professor Marianne Blair

2017 January 4
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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

 

REVISED Constitutional Law – Professor Johnny Parker

2017 January 4
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Constitutional Law II – Spring 2017

Professor Johnny Parker

Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

1:00p.m.-2:15p.m.

 

Course Material

Erwin Chemerinsky, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (4th ED.);

Erwin Chemerinsky, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (4th ED.) 2014 supplement.

Reading Assignments

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

Read: 1142-1165

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

Read: 1708-1722

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 – Adjunct Professor Karissa Cottom

2017 January 4
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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.

 

Law & Literature – Professor Robert Spoo

2017 January 4
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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.

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 See you Monday!

 Best wishes,

 Robert Spoo

 

Professional Responsibility – Adjunct Prof. Sharisse O’Carroll

2017 January 4
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Professional Responsibility

Professor Sharisse O’Carroll

Spring 2017

Monday/Wednesday 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Room 204

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 sloc@cox.net