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Orientation

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.

Legal Method I - Faculty assigned at Orientation

Greetings!
 
For your mandatory Legal Methods class on Tuesday, August 14, at 10:30 a.m., please read Chapters 1, 2, and 20 in Legal Reasoning, Writing, and Other Lawyering Skills (3d ed. 2011) by Robin Wellford Slocum, as well as the very short materials under tab 4 of your Legal Methods Handbook.  Lisa Quinn will be distributing the Legal Methods Handbooks on Monday, August 13, from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. in the lobby on the second floor and later from the faculty secretaries’ office on that floor.
 
Many thanks, and see you soon –
 
The Legal Methods Department

Civil Procedure I - Kuckes

Welcome to Civil Procedure!

For our first class on Wednesday, August 15, please: 

(1)  Read the syllabus (on Bridges)
(2)  Read your Yeazell casebook, pp. 1-12
(3)  Find and read Rules 1, 2, 3, 4, and 12
 (in your Rules supplement)
(4)  Find and read 28 U.S.C. Sections 1331 and
 Section 1332(a) and (c) (also in your Rules supplement)

Contracts IHeyman

I.  Required Texts:
    A.  Dawson, Harvey, Henderson & Baird, Contracts (9th edition) (Foundation Press); and
    B.  Burton & Eisenberg, Contract Law: Selected Source Materials (2010 edition) (West). 

II.  Recommended Texts:
    A. Marvin A. Chirelstein, Concepts and Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts; and
    B. Lawrence A. Cunningham, Contracts in the Real World:  Stories of Popular Contracts and Why They Matter.

III.  Reading Assignment from the Dawson Casebook:
    Hawkins v. McGee (Pages 1-9).

IV. Additional Information: 
    For additional class information, see the Syllabus posted on the Bridges website.

Criminal Law - Ritchie

For the first assignment, please read Chapter One in the Moskovitz casebook and be prepared to discuss the problem at the beginning of the chapter.

Torts I - Argento

Read Syllabus (posted on Bridges under ‘Resources’)

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?

 

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