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Commencement 2015

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Section B

First Assignments will be posted as they become available.

Civil Procedure- Professor Kuckes

For our first Civil Procedure I class on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, please prepare as follows:

(1)  Find definitions for the following terms (you may search online for a reputable source that defines the terms):

-      Subject matter jurisdiction

-      Personal jurisdiction

-      Venue

(2)  Type up the definitions you have found, along with the source you are using for each definition.  Bring this sheet to class to turn in, with your name on it.  (This is required but not graded).

(3)  Carefully read pages 1-12 of the Yeazell casebook, Civil Procedure.  Be sure to look up any terms or references you do not understand.

I look forward to meeting you very soon!

Contracts- Professor Chung

The required book for the course is Problems in Contract Law (8th ed.) by Knapp, Crystal, Prince.

This assignment is for the first two days of class.  However, you should read all of the assigned pages before the first class.

Please read pages 1 through 26.  However please skip Problem 1-1, the section on International Commercial Law (which begins on page 11), and note 5 on page 26.

Criminal Law- Professor Sack

Our first class will be Monday, August 15, from 9 am – 10:15 am in Room 285. 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 8. Please print out the syllabus and bring it with you to our first class, as I will be reviewing it then.