Course: Legal Writing I
Term: Spring 2014
Before our first class session on Monday, 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; and
2. Richard K. Neumann, Jr. & Sheila Simon, Legal Writing (2d ed. 2011):
Chapter 1; Chapter 16, pages 117-121.
Assistant Professor of Legal Writing
The University of Tulsa College of Law
3120 E. 4th Place, Tulsa, OK 74104
Professor Robert Butkin
Selling and Leasing of Goods
Assignments for January 13 and 15
Monday, January 13
Please make sure you have enrolled in the course on TWEN prior to the first day of class. Please read the Course Description and Policy and the Course Syllabus prior to the first day of class as well. You will find these documents on TWEN.
Native American Natural Resources Law
Text: Royster, Blumm, and Kronk, Native American Natural Resources Law: Cases and Materials (Carolina Academic Press, 3d edition 2013).
Assignment for Monday, January 13: Casebook, pages xxi-xxii and 1-19.
Please sign up on the course TWEN site, using an email address that you check regularly. The syllabus will be available on the TWEN page a few days before class starts.
Professor of Law
Co-Director, Native American Law Center
University of Tulsa College of Law
Please read pp. 1-27.
Class Syllabus Is Below:
Spring ♦ 2014
University of Tulsa
College of Law
Office Hours: Mon. & Wed. 4-5PM
Required Texts: (1) Laycock, Modern American Remedies: Cases and
Materials, (Concise 4th Ed.)(2012)
Assignments Key: CB=casebook
Unit I: Compensatory Damages
Unit II: Punitive Remedies
Unit III: Injunctions
Unit IV: Choosing Remedies
Unit V: Remedies and Separation of Powers
Unit VI: Declaratory Remedies
Unit VIII: Ancillary Remedies: Enforcing the Judgment
Unit IX: Attorneys’ Fees and Costs
Unit X: Remedial Defenses
The following is an estimated schedule for the course with each unit corresponding to a class period. From time to time we may move more slowly or more quickly. Also, from time to time I may give you more specific instructions than are provided here (for example, that certain portions of the reading need only be skimmed). Warning! These assignments may be subject to daily modification. Therefore, if you miss a class, please check with classmates to be sure that you have read the material we will be covering.
In what follows I will indicate the pages to read as well as the case we will focus on. I will expect everyone to have done the reading.
Introduction & Unit I Compensatory Damages
# 1 Introduction to the Course and the Rightful-Position Principle
CB: Read “The Goals of the Book,” “Some Notes on Pedagogy” and “A note to Students” in the Preface & pp.1-27
United States v. Hatahley
In Re September 11th Litigation
Trinity Church v. John Hancock Mutual Life Ins. Co.
CB: pp. 28-53
Neri v. Retail Marine
Chatlos Systems v. National Cash Register
Smith v. Bolles
Buck v. Morrow
Meinrath v. Singer Co.
Texaco v. Pennzoil
Please do the readings in Unit #1. Pp. 1-26 in the casebook and the first 4 chapters of On Being Certain.
Class Syllabus is below:
University of Tulsa
College of Law
Office Hours: By appointment
(1) Conley & Moriarty, Scientific and Expert Evidence (2nd ed.)
(2) Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward,
Report from the National Research Council
(3) Robert A. Burton, On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right
Even When You’re Not
Will also be using handouts and other materials from time to time
Financing Land Transactions
Prof. Rex Zedalis
Coursebook: Nelson, Whitman, Burkhart, Freyermuth, Real Estate Transfer, Finance, and Development, Cases and Materials (8th ed.).
We will be covering 20 pages per class session.
Read the following pages from the following Chapters in the following order.
Chapter 3: 272-87, 294-318, 325-330, 340-46, 348-58;
Chapter 4: 358-68, 392-396, 407-24, 424-34;
Chapter 8: 911-30, 951-78;
Chapter 5: 447-581;
Chapter 6: 586-618, 621-843;
Chapter 7: 843-889, 893-910.
International Business Transactions
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.
CLASS CANCELLED for this morning November 18, 2013
CLASS ASSIGNMENTS Fall 2013
CLASS # – Class Dates – Assignments: Text
1 – August 26
2 – August 28
3 – September 4
Venue/Appellate Jurisdiction/Jury Trial;
4 – September 9
5 – September 11
Lien Avoidance/Planning/Asset Protection;
6 – September 16
7 – September 18
Priority Claims/Administrative Claims/Discharge;
8 – September 23
Nondischargeable Debt/Protection of Discharge;
9 – September 25
Stays and Injunctions;
10 – September 30
11 – October 2
12 – October 7
13 – October 9
14 – October 14
15 – October 16
16 – October 21
pp. 396-418 (Pat Malloy)
17 – October 23
Insider Preferences/Lien Avoidance;
18 – October 28
Consumer Bankruptcy: Chapter 7;
19 – October 30
Consumer Bankruptcy: Chapter 7/13;
20 – November 4
Consumer Bankruptcy: Chapter 13;
pp. 524-548 (Lonnie Eck/Lisa Bryant)
21 – November 6
22 – November 11
Chapter 11: Intro/Management/Adequate Protection;
23 November 13
Chapter 11: Operating Business;
24 November 18
Chapter 11: Sales/Proposing the Plan;
25 – November 20
Chapter 11: Acceptance/Impairment/Classification;
26 – November 25
Chapter 11: Feasibility/Treatment of Claims;
27 – December 2
Chapter 11: Treatment of Claims;
28 – December 4
Chapter 11: New Value/Effect of Confirmation;
December 14 Final Exam; 9:00 a.m.