Civil Pro II- Prof. M. Blair – Section 2
Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Room 202
Please register immediately for my TWEN page on Westlaw for Civil Pro II, Spring 2014.
Handouts necessary to prepare for the first day of class should be posted by early Friday morning, if not before.
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 13, 2014 -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. 106-107)
Read: 28 U.S.C. § 1332 (a)(c)(e) (Supp. pp. 110-11, 114)
Basic Principles of Subject Matter Jurisdiction handout (TWEN)
Casebook pp.59-64, 191-194
Mas v. Perry (TWEN)
Note on J.P. Morgan v. Traffic Stream (TWEN)
Handout: Alienage Jurisdiction: When Does It Apply?
Handout: Citizenship of Corporations and Unincorporated Associations for Purposes of Diversity
Prepare: Diversity Problems 1-9 (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
DECEDENTS’ ESTATES & TRUSTS, Professor Robert Spoo,
MW 10:30 – 11:45 am, Room 202
WEEK 1 Assignment
Please read and be prepared to discuss pages 1-51 in Dukeminier & Sitkoff, WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES, 9th ed. (Wolters Kluwer, 2013).
Copyright Law in the Digital Age, Professor Robert Spoo,
MW 4:00 to 5:15 pm, Room 2442
WEEK 1 Assignment
Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. § 101 (definitions of “copies,” “created,” “derivative work,” “fixed,” “pictorial works,” §§ 102-103 (Brown & Denicola, 2013 Statutory Supplement, pp. 2-5, 9-10); Federal Trademark Act § 1 (Supplement, pp. 409-412).
Brown & Denicola, Copyright casebook, 11th ed. (Foundation Press, 2013) (pp. 45-75). Read all material, including:
Burrow-Giles Lithographic Co. v. Sarony, 111 U.S. 53 (1884)
Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Co., 188 U.S. 239 (1903)
Alfred Bell & Co. v. Catalda Fine Arts, Inc., 191 F.2d 99 (2d Cir. 1951)
Professor Tom Arnold
Agency & Partnership
MW, 1:00-2:15 p.m.
INITIAL ASSIGNMENTS- Spring 2014
During the first week of class we will explore the core topic of the nature of the agency relationship. Important questions included within this topic are: 1) What is an agent? 2) What is a principal? 3) How do we distinguish an agency relationship from other non-agency relationships? 4) How do we determine who the principal(s) is (are)? Please keep these questions in mind as you prepare for our class discussions.
Assignment #1: Monday, Jan. 13, 2014
Read the Preface and pp. 1-24 in Hynes & Loewenstein, Agency, Partnership and the LLC (Abridged 8th Ed., 2011).
Assignment #2: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014
Read pp. 22-41 in the Hynes casebook.