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Civil Procedure I (Kuckes):

For our first Civil Procedure I class on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, please prepare as follows:

(1)  Carefully read pages 1-12 of the Yeazell casebook, Civil Procedure.

(2)  Find and carefully read 28 U.S.C. Section 1331 and 1332(a) and (c)(2) (hint:  these are in the part of our Federal Rules supplement that contains statutory provisions). 

(3)  Find and carefully read the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules 12(b) and 4 (hint:  these are in the part of our Federal Rules supplement that contains the current federal rules). 

(4)  Last but not least, sign on to our Bridges website and upload a photo of yourself in which your face is clearly visible!  A selfie is fine, as long as you are clearly recognizable.  To do so, start on the page that is labelled “My Workspace” (which is what shows on the screen when you first sign on), then click on the tab on the left for “Profile” and add a photo of your face.  Thank you.

I look forward to meeting you very soon!


Contracts I (Monestier):

Welcome to Contracts!  First, and most importantly, there will be no readings for the first day of class (Tuesday August 18).  However, please ensure that you have purchased the required books for the course:

Text: Knapp, Crystal & Prince, Problems in Contract Law, Aspen Publishers: 7th Ed. (2012)

Statutory Supplement: Burton & Eisenberg, Contract Law: Selected Source Materials 2015 (Important: you are free to use an older version of this, or any other, statutory supplement – so long as it includes the Restatement and Article 2).

In addition, please be sure that you have a Westlaw password and that you have activated your account.  All assigned readings will be posted on Westlaw’s TWEN website.  Directions on setting up your account and accessing TWEN are included from the library in your Orientation packet.

Looking forward to meeting you all soon!

Prof. Monestier


Criminal Law (Sack):

Our first class will be Monday, August 17, from 9 am – 10:15 am in Room 286. The required text for the class is Kadish, Schulhofer, Steiker & Barkow, Criminal Law and its Processes (9th edition, 2012), which is available in the bookstore. It is important that you have this edition (the most recent edition) of the book, because there are substantial changes from earlier versions. For our first class meeting, please read and be prepared to discuss:

  • [Background: pp. 1 – 12 (through Note 6) and flow chart on p. 13; pp. 31 – 36 (through (d)); pp. 75 – 82]* 
  • pp. 82 – 96 (up until the Note on Criticisms . . . )

*Background readings are still required reading for which you are responsible, but we will not be discussing them in detail in class.

The full syllabus will be available on Bridges by early in the week of August 10. Please print out the syllabus and bring it with you to our first class, as I will be reviewing it then.


Legal Practice (All Sections, All Professors):

Welcome to Legal Practice I!  The Legal Practice Binder that will be one of your assigned texts is not yet available in print; accordingly, we have arranged with the publisher to make available to you electronically your assigned reading for LP I, until the Binder is actually available for purchase in the Bookstore .  This attachment includes Chapters 1 through 3 of the Binder, which reading you should complete prior to this Friday's Orientation class.    The publisher will make available later this week the assigned reading for next week's LP I class:  Your LP I professor will provide you with all of the essential information regarding the Binder and other assigned texts, during Friday's class.

We all looking forward to meeting you on Friday!

On behalf of your LP Professor,

Professor Elizabeth Colt

Legal Practice Professor and

Coordinator of Legal Practice


Torts I (Bogus):

 Read and be prepared to discuss pages 17-29 in the casebook (Prosser, Wade and Schwartz's TORTS: CASES AND MATERIALS, 13th edition).