M E M O R A N D U M
To: Torts 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.
Assignment for Civil Procedure I – Section 2 – Prof. M. Blair
For Tuesday, August 27th, please read:
The Buffalo Creek Disaster, pp. 1-280
Yeazell Casebook pp. 1-2 (section A.1.)
federal Rule of Civil Procedure (FRCP) 1
Adversary System Excerpts [on TWEN* before classes start]
Prepare Answers to Discussion Questions 1-4 [TWEN]
Civil Procedure I – Introductory Information Handout [on TWEN]
*During your Foundations of Legal Studies (first) week of school, you will be given computer access codes that will permit you to register online at lawschool.westlaw.com for the TWEN pages for each of your courses. I post my syllabus, introductory materials, and all additional handouts on my TWEN page for Civil Procedure I, and you can download them as you need them throughout the semester. for the first day only, I will also put paper copies of these handouts on the table outside of the Faculty Support Center, so that they are readily accessible to you even before you are able to access TWEN.
Summer 2013 – Second Session
Professor Lyn Entzeroth
Course Materials and Reading Assignments
Erwin Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law (3RD ed.)
Erwin Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law – 2012 Supplement
Recent Supreme Court Decisions from 2012-13 Supreme Court Term (to be supplemented by professor)
Week 1: Constitutional Protection of Civil Rights and Liberties and Protection of Economic Liberty Chapters 5 and 6
Class 1 – Monday, July 8: The Application of the Bill of Rights to the States and Requirement of State Action
Read: (1) U.S. Constitution Amendments 1-10, 13-15, 19, 24, and 26.
(2) Casebook, pp. 523-552; Supp. pp. 113-130
Class 2 - Tuesday, July 9: Requirement of State Action; State Action Exceptions
Read: Casebook pp. 552-599
Class 3 – Wednesday, July 10: Finish State Action and Begin Economic Liberties and the Rise Lochnerism
Read: Casebook pp. 601-622
For class, you will need the following books:
Essential Lawyering Skills, by Krieger and Newmann; and
Getting to Yes, by Fisher, Ury and Patton.
For our first class on Tuesday, July 9th, please read Chapters 1,3, and 5 in the Krieger book.
See you then,