Reminder: Succeeding in Law School by Herbert N. Ramy is required reading for all entering first-year students and must be read prior to Orientation.
No reading is assigned for the first class meeting.
Welcome to Torts I section B. I look forward to meeting you all!
Read Syllabus (posted on Bridges under ‘Syllabus’)
Orin Kerr, How to Read a Legal Opinion: A Guide for New Law Students (posted on Bridges under ‘Resources’)
Casebook (Farnsworth & Grady, Torts: Cases and Questions (2nd ed. 2009)): Introduction: xxxv-xlviii, pp. 1-4 (through note 2)
Question: Why do the courts find Putney liable and Jewett not liable?
- Professor Argento
For the first class on Monday, August 19, read the first chapter, pages 19-35, in the Moskovitz book, entitled "Mistake." You should be prepared to use the material after the problem (cases, statutes and notes) to discuss the problem on pages 19-21. You also should read the introductions to the book and the chapter, pages 1-17, which should assist you in your task. During the second class on Wednesday, as indicated on the posted syllabus on Bridges, we will begin a discussion of the problem at the beginning of Chapter 7.
For our first class in Civil Procedure, please:
(1) Read the syllabus (online on Bridges).
(2) Read pages 1-12 of your Yeazell Civi Procedure case book (you should have the eighth edition).
(3) Find and read Rule 1, 2, 3, 4 and 12 in your Rules Supplement.
(4) Find and read Sections 1331 and 1332 of United States Code Title 28 in your Rules Supplement.
Please read carefully and come to class prepared to discuss the material. I look forward to meeting you!
On behalf of the Legal Methods professors, I welcome you to the Roger Williams University School of Law! Your first Legal Methods class will be on Friday, August 16, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. For that class, please read the following:
Robin Wellford Slocum, Legal Reasoning, Writing, and Other Lawyering Skills (3d ed.2011) (“Slocum”), Chapters 1, 2, & 3. Slocum is your course text for the upcoming year.
In The Legal Methods Handbook (“Handbook”) for fall 2013, read the Course Policies (Tab 2); Briefing Cases (Tab 3); State v. Haley (Tab 3); the American Court Systems & Hierarchy of Binding/Persuasive Primary Authority (Tab 4).*
*You will receive your Legal Methods Handbook at the beginning of your first Legal Methods class, on Friday, August 18th. The handouts indicated are attached above and will be available on Bridges.
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