At the first class on Wednesday, January 14, at 2:30 p.m. in Room 205, we will select the topics to cover during the rest of the semester. I would like to try to tailor the course to your interests and background to the extent that I am able to do so. Please review the Summary of Contents and Table of Contents of the Casebook (Merges et al, Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age) and make a list of the topics you would like to learn more about. Also, please bring a copy of your resume to class so that I can get an idea of your background.
In addition, please read Chapter One at pages 1-31 in the Casebook and work through Problems 1-1 and 1-3 (at pages 5-6 and 31), and also read pages 715-758 in the 2014 Case and Statutory Supplement.
Civil Procedure 2
Please read the following assignment for the first class on Tuesday, January 13, at 10:30 a.m. in Room 202:
U.S. Const., amend. XIV, § 1 (p. 530, Federal Rules book)
Course Materials pp. 1-15
Professor Robert Spoo - University of Tulsa College of Law
Tuesday and Thursday, 2:30-3:45 pm – JRH Room 201
firstname.lastname@example.org – Office: 918-631-2447
DECEDENTS’ ESTATES AND TRUSTS
WEEK 1 ASSIGNMENT
Required Texts and Materials
The required texts for this course are:
1) Dukeminier & Sitkoff, Wills, Trusts, and Estates (9th ed. Aspen, 2013)
2) Gallanis, Uniform Trust and Estate Statutes 2014-2015 (Foundation Press)
The first text is a casebook. The second contains various uniform Codes and related Comments covering our subject matter. Although the casebook reproduces many of the relevant Code provisions, the full compilation is necessary for the greater and more comprehensive detail it provides. These course materials may be supplemented by occasional handouts.
[WEEK 1: Jan. 13, 15]: Introduction: The Power to Transmit Property at Death; The Mechanics of Succession
Casebook, pp. 1-51.
Course: Legal Writing I (9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.)
Term: Spring 2015
Before our first class session on Tuesday, January 13th, please read and be prepared to discuss the following:
1. David S. Romantz & Kathleen Elliott Vinson, Legal Analysis (2d ed. 2009):
Chapter 7, pages 119-127;
2. Richard K. Neumann, Jr. & Sheila Simon, Legal Writing (2d ed. 2011):
Chapter 1; Chapter 16, pages 117-121.
3. The advance assignment packet (provided during the FLS “stare decisis” presentation); and
4. Complete Exercises 1-C(1) and 1-C(2) in the advance assignment packet.
Course: Legal Writing II (9 a.m.- 10:15 a.m.)
Term: Spring 2015
Before our first class session on Monday, January 12th, please read and be prepared to discuss the following:
1. From Amy Sloan’s Basic Legal Research: Tools and Strategies:
Chapter 1 (p. 9-17).