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.
Legislation (Professor Royster)
Required Text: Jellum & Hricik, Modern Statutory Interpretation: Problems, Theories, and Lawyering Strategies (Carolina Academic Press, 2d ed. 2009).
TWEN, provided by Westlaw, is accessed from <www.lawschool.westlaw.com/> with your Westlaw password. Please register for this course, using your preferred email address.
Assignment for Monday, Jan. 13: pages xxv-xxx and 3-18. Prepare problem 1-1 for class discussion.
Assignment for Wednesday, Jan. 15: Prepare the assignment on the TWEN Course Materials page called “Assignment for Class 2.” As the first graded assignment, draft the “Law Students Just Want to Have Fun” bill (no more than half a page) and bring to class to hand in.
M E M O R A N D U M
To: Advanced Torts Students (both Sections)
From: Ray Yasser
Date: January 8, 2014
There is no advance assignment for our Torts class but it is important for you to attend. We will discuss the overall course content, course requirements and the ground rules for the course. I will also provide you with a syllabus detailing the class assignments for the semester.
I look forward to seeing you.
Professor Robert Butkin
State Administrative Law
Assignment for January 14
Please enroll in the course’s TWEN page prior to our first meeting. Also, please review the Course Policy that has been posted to the course TWEN page. The Course Policy includes a list of the topics that we will cover in the course.
For January 14, please read Butkin, Cases and Materials on State Administrative Law (Cases and Materials), pp. 1-21, and prepare the discussion questions on pp. 20-21. These materials have been posted to the Handouts-Required Reading folder on TWEN. Copies are also available on the table outside the faculty support center in the East Wing of the law school.