Criminal Procedure: Adjudication #5003
Assignment for the first day of class, Monday, August 26, 2013
From your casebook, Criminal Procedure: Principles, Policies and Procedures 5th ed. (Thomson/West 2013), by Joshua Dressler and George C. Thomas III, please read pages 44-46, 34-42, 43 Note B, 57-63, 942-43, and 951-57.
Course: Legal Writing I
Term: Fall, 2013
Before our first class session on Monday, August 26, please read the following:
Professor Robert Butkin
Administrative Law, Fall 2012
MW, Room 201, 9-10.15am
Assignments for August 26 and 28
Required Texts: Gary Lawson, Federal Administrative Law (6th ed. 2013)
Lawson Casebook Update (“Update”) (Posted on TWEN)
Recommended Text: William F. Funk and Richard H. Seamon, Administrative Law:
Examples & Explanations (Aspen, 4th ed. 2012)
Please enroll in the course on TWEN, read the Course Description and Policy and the Syllabus prior to the first class. You are responsible for the information contained in the Course Description and Policy The assignments and handouts for Aug. 26 and 28 are available on the table outside the faculty support center and have also been posted on the course’s TWEN page.
Please read pages 1-29 of the casebook; Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C., § 551, particularly sections (4)-(9); and the edited version of CBS Corporation v. Federal Communication Commission that I have attached to this assignment sheet. You will find the APA in Appendix B of the casebook.
As you read through these materials, consider the following:
1. What is an agency? Why do we have agencies? What are agency actions? What experience have you had with administrative agencies?
2. Do not obsess too much about fine details of the Londoner and the Bi-Metallic Investment cases. Instead, using the materials from the cases, the casebook, and the APA, focus on the “big picture” issues, which are understanding what rulemaking and adjudication are and the differences between them? Can you summarize in a few sentences what led the Court in Londoner to conclude that the taxpayers were entitled to a hearing, and what led the Court to reach the opposite result in Bi-Metallic?
3. When you read through the CBS v. FCC case, do not worry about trying to master any particular doctrinal issue. Instead, ask yourself what led the FCC to initiate its investigation and file its complaint against the network? What did the court find suspect or infirm about the FCC’s decision making process? What sources of law did the court rely on in reaching the result it did?
Does the court’s remedy surprise you?
We will continue with our discussion of the materials assigned for August 26. In addition, please read the casebook, pp. 34-40 on theories of agency behavior, and pp. 41-48 and pp. 59-61. This will introduce us to the relationship between federal administrative law and the separation of powers concepts reflected in the Constitution.
Recommended Reading for First Week: Examples and Explanations, pp. 1-18
Main text: Lawson, Federal Administrative Law (6th ed. 2013).
First day assignment: pages 1-34
All course information, including the syllabus, is on the course TWEN site. Please register.
Professor of Law
Co-Director, Native American Law Center
University of Tulsa College of Law
For the first meeting of class on Tuesday, August 27, at 10:30 a.m. in Room 202, please read the following:
1. Rules 101-106 of the Federal Rules of Evidence and the Advisory Committee Notes at pages 7-12;
3. Okla. Stat. tit. 12, §§ 2101 to 2107 at pages 1-4 of the Course Materials; and
4. The Williamson v. State case at pages 67-74 of the Course Materials.
For the second meeting of class on Thursday, August 29, please read the following:
1. Fed. R. Evid. 103, 105
2. Pages 75-100 of the Course Materials; and
3. Problem 1-3 at page 4 of Problems in Evidence
Please note that the recommended books for this class in the bookstore are not required. Please do not buy any of them until after the first meeting of the class. Laptops may not be used during the class, and so, please do not bring one with you to the class this semester. You will need the TurningPoint ResponseCard (i.e., the “clicker”) for the class. Be sure to bring it to class on Tuesday, August 27.
Civil Procedure I
For the first meeting of class on Tuesday, August 26, at 2:30 p.m. in Room 202, please read pages 1-4 of the Course Materials and the paperback book, The Buffalo Creek Disaster by Gerald Stern, in its entirety.
Please note that the recommended books for this class in the bookstore are not required. Please do not buy any of them until after the first meeting of the class. Laptops may not be used during the class, and so, please do not bring one with you to the class this semester. You will need the Turning Point Response Card (i.e., the “clicker”) for the class. Be sure to bring it to class on Tuesday, August 26.
Family Law in the World Community – Prof. M. Blair – T-Th 9:00-10:15 p.m. Rm. 2442
Casebook assignments are in Blair, Weiner, Stark & Maldonado, Family Law in the World Community (2nd edition 2009) and Blair & Weiner, International Family Law: Conventions, Statutes, and Regulatory Materials (2nd edition 2010). Used copies of both texts are available in the bookstore and online, and used copies are probably your least expensive alternative.
TWEN handouts will be up on a TWEN page by Tuesday, August 13th.
Assignment for Tuesday, August 27th
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 27th
Read and study Casebook, p. 1 and pp. 30-48
Be prepared to answer in class Questions in Note 1 and questions (a) to (m) in Note 2 on pp. 47-48.
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. 45-62. 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. 18-38 [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!
Professor Robert Butkin
University of Tulsa College of Law
Room 233 Phone: o) 918.631.2443
Contracts Assignments for August 26 and 28
The handouts for August 26 and 28 are attached to the assignment sheet and can be found on the table outside the Faculty Support Center in the East Wing of the College of Law. The syllabus, course description, assignments for August 26 and 28, and the handouts have also been posted on the course’s TWEN page. Please sign up for the course on TWEN prior to the first day of class. Please carefully read the course description and policy, and review the syllabus prior to the first day of class. You are responsible for the information contained in the course description and policy. Call or email if there is any question about the assignment.
KCP = Knapp, Crystal & Prince, Problems in Contract Law: Cases and Materials (7th ed. 2012)
R2d = Restatement (Second) of Contracts, reprinted in Knapp, Crystal & Prince, Rules of Contract Law (2012-2013)
UCC = Uniform Commercial Code, reprinted in Knapp, Crystal & Prince, Rules of Contract Law (2012-2013)
CISG = Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, reprinted in Knapp,
Crystal & Prince, Rules of Contract Law (2012-2013)
TWEN= Course page on Westlaw TWEN page
Assignment for August 26
KCP pp. 1-17 (Omit Problem 1-1)
Leonard v. PepsiCo, Inc. (handout)
R2d §§ 1, 17, 22, 24, 26, 33
Rules of Contract Law, Editors’ Note, pp. 1-9
UCC §§ 1-103, 2-102, 2-105(1)
CISG Articles 1, 2, and 10
Assignment for August 28
Classical Basis of Contractual Obligation
Objective Theory of Contract
Raffles v. Wichelhaus (handout)
Raffles v. Wichelhaus reading hints (handout)
KCP, pp. 31-43, 595-598, 599 n. 2
Ray v. William G. Eurice & Bros, Inc.
Park 100 Investors, Inc. v. Kartes
Students: Prior to your first class, please sign-up on TWEN and read the material listed below:
(1) Tushnet & Goldman, Advertising Law and Marketing Law, pp. 1-11 (Chapt. 1)
(2) Valentine v. Chrestensen (1942) (TWEN)
(3) Virginia Pharmacy (1976) (TWEN)
(4) Tushnet & Goldman pp. 32-41 excerpt of Central Hudson (1980) and accompanying notes. (For reference the full opinion is available on TWEN)
M E M O R A N D U M
To: Sports Law Students
From: Ray Yasser
Re: Our First Meeting
Date: August 2, 2013
For our first class meeting on Wednesday, August 28, please read and be prepared to discuss the materials on pages 1-28 in the casebook. Be sure you have the latest edition of the casebook, which is the 7th edition.
At our first meeting, we will discuss the overall course content, course requirements, and the ground rules for the course. I will provide you with a syllabus detailing the class assignments for the semester.
I look forward to seeing you.