Civil Pro II- Prof. M. Blair
Tuesday-Thursday 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Room 201
Please register immediately for my TWEN page on Westlaw for Civil Pro II, Spring 2015. 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 13, 2015:-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. 110-112)
Read: 28 U.S.C. § 1332 (a)(c)(e) (Supp. pp. 114-15, 118)
Basic Principles of Subject Matter Jurisdiction handout (TWEN)
Casebook pp. 59-64, 191-194
Mas v. Perry (TWEN)
Casebook pp. 207-213
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
Family Law – Prof. M. Blair
Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 to 4:20 p.m. (Room 202)
The casebook is Family Law by Ellman, Kurtz et al, 5th edition (2010). We have used it for several years, so used copies should be available from former students, online, and in the bookstore. The book is also available in a looseleaf version for a significantly reduced price. Please pick up your hard copy of the Statutory Supplement in the Faculty Support Center. It is 3 hole punched and ready to be inserted in any binder you choose. Also, please immediately sign up for the court TWEN page (with a valid e-mail address at which you can be reached). All handouts for the course are posted on the course TWEN page.
Assignment for Tuesday, January 13th
Course Information Sheet (TWEN handout) (Please read it before the first class)
Casebook pp.121-150 (note 3) (Prepare Problem 2-1)
Method of Marrying and Validity of Marriage Problems [TWEN]
Oklahoma Stat. tit. 43, § 1 (Statutory Supplement [hereinafter Supp.] p. 185)
Presumptions and Impediment Removal Devices (TWEN handout)
Skim Okla. Stat. tit. 21 §§ 881-885, 1117 (Supp. pp. 155-156, 158)
Skim Okla. Stat. tit. 43 § 124 (Supp. p. 249)
Brief Overview of Equal Protection and Substantive Due Process (TWEN)
Supplemental Reading (not assigned):
Casebook pp. 44-55
Okla. Stat. tit. 43 §§ 4-36 (Supp. pp. 186-190)
Federal Income Taxation
Topic Tax Code Sections Cases, Rulings, etc. (TWEN)
Tax Practice 7491(a)(1)-(2)(B) Tax Procedure Regulations
and Procedure 6501(a), (b)(1),
Criminal Law & Administration, #5064
From your casebook, Criminal Law and its Processes: Cases and Materials by Sanford Kadish, Stephen Schulhofer, Carol Steiker, and Rachel Barkow (Aspen Publishers, 9th ed., 2012), please read pages 31-36, 142-48, 75-76, 89-96, and 106-10.
Land Use Controls Spring, 2015 Prof. Marla Mansfield
A new semester starts! Here is all the information you need for the first Wednesday.
Required Text: Sterk and Peñalver, Land Use Regulation
Class 1 January 15 Pgs. 1-31
PLEASE SIGN UP IN TWEN FOR THIS COURSE AND USE AN E-MAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU REGULARLY MONITOR. I will only communicate through TWEN in the future.
PROFESSOR MARLA E. MANSFIELD SPRING 2015
PLEASE REGISTER WITH TWEN USING AN E-MAIL YOU REGULARLY MONITOR. You are responsible for knowing the class procedures. They are available for download and are posted on TWEN in tabs labeled “Syllabus” and “Course Materials.”
A Concise Introduction to Property Law (1st Ed) (“Text”)
A Students Guide to Estates and Future Interests (3rd Ed)
References: T. = A Concise Introduction to Property Law (1st Ed)text
Sup. = The supplement in tab labeled “Course Materials” on TWEN
Guide = A Student’s Guide to Estates and Future Interests
Class #1 January 13
Text pp.1-2; 341-353; Sup. 1-2: Pierson;Ghen
Defining Property: Private Ownership of Natural Resources — Rule of Capture
Class #2 January 15
Text pp.353-73; Evans, Barnard, Yonadi, Plume
Impacts of Rule of Capture – Water, Oil & Gas; Rights to Land
NOTE: CLASSNOTES (Plus PowerPoints) ARE AVAILABLE ON TWEN. LAPTOPS ARE NOT NEEDED AND ARE BANNED. MANY OF MY STUDENTS HAVE FOUND THE AVAILABILITY OF NOTES ALLOWED THEM TO THINK AND HANDWRITE DURING CLASS, WHICH ENHANCED LEARNING
International Business Transactions – Spring 2015 – Tues. / Thurs.
Book: Jackson, Davey and Sykes, Legal Problems of International Economic Relations (6th ed.) +
We will begin the first class session by covering pp. 70-82 of the course book. Please come prepared