Course Book: Jackson, Davey and Sykes, Legal Problems of International Economic Relations (6th ed.) + Documentary Supplement
We will begin the first class session by covering pp. 70-82 of the course book. Please come prepared to discuss.
Before our first class session on Tuesday, August 25th, 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 (3d ed. 2015):
Chapter 1; Chapter 17, pages 143-4; and
3. The advance assignment packet (available on the table near the faculty support center).
Copyright Law in the Digital Age
University of Tulsa College of Law
MW 2:30 – 3:45 pm, Room 2442
COPYRIGHT LAW IN THE DIGITAL AGE: Week 1 Assignment
Professor Robert Spoo
Texts: Ralph S. Brown & Robert C,. Denicola, Copyright: Unfair Competition, and Related Topics Bearing on the Protection of Works of Authorship (11th ed. Foundation Press, 2013) (“Casebook”); 2015 Statutory and Case Supplement to Copyright (Foundation Press, 2015) (“Supplement”). Additional case law and secondary materials will be distributed as needed.
Week 1 (Aug. 24, 26): Introduction: Copyright’s Scope and Its Relation to Other Types of Intellectual Property
Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. § 101 (definitions of “copies,” “created,” “derivative work,” “fixed,” “pictorial works,” §§ 102-103 (Supplement, pp. 2-4, 6-7); Federal Trademark Act § 1 (Supplement, pp. 281-83).
Casebook (pp. 45-75; Supplement, p. 307). 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)
The documents will also be available on the table outside the Faculty Support Center the week of August 17th.
Family Law in the World Community – Prof. M. Blair – M-W 2:30-3:45 p.m. Rm.205
Casebook assignments are in Blair, Weiner, Stark & Maldonado, Family Law in the World Community (3rd edition 2015) and Blair & Weiner, International Family Law: Conventions, Statutes, and Regulatory Materials (3d edition) (available on TWEN).
TWEN handouts will be up on a TWEN page on or before Friday, August 14th.
Assignment for Monday, August 24th
I. Introduction to International and Comparative Law
A. Overview of International Law
1. Sources of International Law
2. Explicit Agreements -Treaty Law
3. Customary International Law
4. General Principles of International Law
Assignment: Fill out Survey (on TWEN ) so you can turn it on August 24th
Read and study Casebook, p. 1 and pp. 36-54
Be prepared to answer in class Questions in Note 1 and questions (a) to (m) in Note 2 on pp. 53-54.
You will need to refer to certain articles of the International Covenant of Civil an Political Rights (ICCPR), which is in International Family Law: Conventions, Statutes, and Regulatory Materials [hereinafter “Supp.”] on pp. I-61 to I-84. The ICCPR is also accessible online from many public websites, including the UN (which you can access off of the TU law library website). You are NOT assigned to read the whole convention for Class One. Just use it as a reference to answer the questions and read only those parts necessary to find the answers.
Supplemental Reading: Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, Supp. pp. I-23 to I-52. [This is NOT assigned, but is available for reference. The casebook assigned reading describes various provisions of this convention, and you will be responsible for knowing the information in the casebook regarding this treaty.]
Warning: Unfortunately, the first day’s material is a crash course in international law and is intended to get those of you who have never taken international law up to speed, particularly since many of you are taking this course to fulfill your transnational requirement. That said, Day 1′s material is truthfully the least interesting reading of the entire semester. We get it out of the way, and I promise you it gets better from here!
Professional Responsibility assignment for 8/24:
Text: Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law – Read pp xxvii-xxx, 1-42
Supplement: Model Rules, State Variations, and Practice Questions – Read pp ix-x, 5-8!
Professor Robert Butkin – Secured Transactions, Fall 2015 – Monday and Wednesday (Room 201), 10.30-11.45
Assignments for First Week
August 24 and 26, 2015
Please enroll in the course’s TWEN page prior to the first day of class. Read the Course Description and Policy, and the Course Topics/ Learning Objectives, prior to the first day of class. You are responsible for the course information contained in the Course Description and Policy
Assignment for Monday, August 24
Read Casebook, Introduction, pp. xxxi-xxxv, and Assignment 1, pp. 3-21
Prepare Problems 1.1–1.5 for class discussion
Assignment for Wednesday, August 26
Casebook, Assignment 2, pp. 22-38
Prepare Problems 2.1—2.5 for class discussion
1) Lopucki and Warren, Secured Credit: A Systems Approach, 7th ed. (Walters Kluwer, 2012) (“Casebook”)
2) Chomsky, Kunz, Schiltz, Tabb, Selected Commercial Statutes for Secured Transactions Courses (West, 2015 edition) Note: The 2014 edition of this statutory supplement is acceptable if you have already purchased it. Other statutory supplements are not acceptable.
Please note: Our casebook editors have identified several errors, most of which consisted of incorrect citations to the Uniform Commercial Code, or transposed or incorrect numbers in problems. I’ve included on TWEN a folder labeled “Errata.” Prior to the beginning of class, please go through your issue of the casebook, and make the indicated changes. This should just take 5-10 minutes.
3) In addition to these published materials, I will be posting required supplemental materials or problems on TWEN. (“Butkin, Supplemental Materials”)
1) Brook, Secured Transactions, Examples and Explanations 6th ed. (Walters Kluwer, 2014)
2) In addition to the Brook book, students have access to a number of free materials via the Westlaw home page. To access these materials, go to Westlaw>Study Aids Subscription> Comm’l Law Secured Transactions. You might find the White and Summers Principles of Secured Transactions particularly helpful.