Spring 2017 First Day of Assignment

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ACTUAL INNOCENCE CLINIC (PS)PALACIOS/LESSERThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet.  Please check back later.
 
ADMINISTRATIVE LAWCORTEZ

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ADMIRALTYWINSHIPFor the first day of class please read the following four short articles. They all come from a 2011 symposium on “Teaching Admiralty.”  I had difficulty choosing the symposium articles to assign.  If you have time and interest you might read one or more of the other articles.  They are all available on Westlaw, Lexis, and HeinOnLine.  If you go to the printed
 
Martin J. Davies, Teaching Admiralty Requires Dismissing Important Subjects, 55 St. Louis U. L.J. 483-490 (2011)
 
Frank L. Maraist, Teaching Maritime Law: Reflections of a Near Lifetime, 55 St. Louis U. L.J. 567-578 (2011)
 
Neal W. Settergren, Why Admiralty should be studied in Law School, 55 St. Louis U. L.J. 639-645 (2011)
 
John D. Kimball, Raise High the Silver Oar! Teaching Admiralty Law, 55 St. Louis U. L.J. 657-664 (2011)
 
ADVANCED CONTRACTS WORKSHOP (PS)WESTThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet.  Please check back later.
ADVANCED CORPORATE TAXHANNA

The textbook is Federal Income Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders (7th ed.) by Bittker and Eustice.  You will also need the Code and Regulations (the one volume version is fine).  Please pick up a copy of (1) the study problems, (2) the handout materials (cases and rulings), and (3) chapter 9 from the Bittker and Lokken treatise on the west side of the second floor of Storey Hall next to room 207 (will be available beginning Wednesday, January 11th).

 

The first class will meet on Tuesday, January 17th.  Read pages 59-60 in the study problems (Lesson 9).  Then go to Lesson 11A (Type A Reorganizations beginning on page 67), read the first five cases in the handout materials, and work problem 1 on page 68 (skip the alternatives in problem 1).  I will hand out a syllabus during the first class.

ADVANCED CRIMINAL LAW (GW)COLLINSPlease sign up for this course on TWEN and read the first assignment as indicated on the syllabus.
ADVANCED FAMILY LAW SEMINAR (EW)GROSSMAN

The only required text is Grossman & Friedman, Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America  (Princeton 2011).  This book is available at the SMU bookstore, but sometimes more cheaply through Amazon here.
 
The bulk of the reading for the course will be in coursepacks or handouts, which will be available in weekly installments.  The first week’s supplemental readings are available in PDF form as well as in hard copy outside my office door (Storey 225).
 
First Assignment
 
            For the first class on Tuesday, January 17th, please read the following materials:
 
Topic 1: The Law’s Treatment of Cohabitation
 

  1. Criminal and Civil Penalties for Cohabitation

 
Inside the Castle, pp. 110-112, 121-125
Thomas v. State, 22 So. 725 (Fla. 1897)
Hollenbaugh v. Carnegie Free Library 439 U.S. 1052 (1978)
Jarrett v. Jarrett, 400 N.E.2d 421 (Ill. 1979)
City of Ladue v. Horn, 720 S.W.2d 745 (Mo. 1986)

ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH (PS)WOLFF

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ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH (PS)IVY

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ADVANCED LEGAL WRITING (PS) (Only Meets 2/10 & 2/11)GARNERThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet. Please check back later.
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (PS)PRYOR

Introduction to the Course / History of “Alternative” Dispute Resolution

 

Review:  Texas Alternative Dispute Resolution Statute (TWEN)

 

Role-playing exercise

 

Please refer to the TWEN website for the Course Memo and Course Outline.

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (PS)STAHL

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ANIMAL LAWEISENSTEINThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet.  Please check back later.
BANKING LAW AND REGULATION: DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL (EW)NORTONThe assignment for this course has not yet been submitted by the professor. Please check back later.
BAR EXAM SURVEY AND PREPARATIONCASHENSign up on TWEN (online) before the first class and print the Syllabus.
Read the Syllabus carefully before the first class (on TWEN).
Buy the Convisor in the Pit before the first class (times posted on TWEN).
AND  To prepare for the first class:
Listen to TWO online lectures:
Listen to Cashen Bar Prep Orientation Lecture online (on TWEN)
Listen to Cashen MPT Tips lecture online (on TWEN)
Of course, listen as many times as you wish....
BRING your laptop to the first class if you plan to type the Texas Bar Exam essays. (“Bluebooks” will be available for those who do not plan to type the essays...bring a pen).
 
BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (BAR)STEINBERGWednesday January 18, 2017 -- Textbook -- Agency -- pages 9-49
BUSINESS ENTERPRISE FOR LLMS (Formerly Perspectives of American Business Law)CAMP

Casebook pages 1 – 33  Introduction to Class and Agency Law.  Please also read  Ames v. Great Southern Bank 672 S.W. 477 (Tex 1984) and be prepared to discuss the case.  Casebook:  Developments in Business Law and Policy;  Marc. I Steinberg    

CHAPTER 11 REORGANIZATION (PS) (Formerly Adv. Bankruptcy)ESSERMAN/PARSONS

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CIVIL PROCEDURE II (SEC 1)MARTINEZ

For the first several classes, please read the materials listed in the syllabus under Territorial Authority to Adjudicate.




 
CIVIL PROCEDURE II (SEC 2)MARTINEZFor the first few classes, please read the materials listed in the Syllabus under (A.)  Jurisdiction over Subject Matter (1.) Selecting a Proper Court:  General Division of Business Between State and Federal Court Systems (a-f).  The syllabus is available for pickup in the mailbox area of the second floor of Storey Hall.
 
CIVIL PROCEDURE II (SEC 3) THORNBURG

 

Welcome back!  This semester we will continue our study of the lawsuit process.  For more information, please go to TWEN. Read the Spring 2017 Syllabus, and check the Calendar to get your assignment for the first day of class. 

CIVIL RIGHTS LITIGATION (EW)ARMOURThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet. Please check back later.
CIVIL RIGHTS PRACTICUM: POLICE MISCONDUCT LITIGATION (PS)READ/TITTLEThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet.  Please check back later.
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SEMINAR COX/LOWERYThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet. Please check back later.
COMPARATIVE LAW I (EW)BRIDGEThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet.  Please check back later.
COMPARATIVE LAW II: CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (GW)TURNER
CONSTITUTIONAL CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: ADJUDICATIONRYAN

Dear Constitutional Criminal Procedure: Adjudication Students,

 

I hope that you are enjoying your winter break. For our first class next Thursday (01/12), please read Chapter 1 (pp. 1-30) in your textbook (Chemerinsky & Levenson, Criminal Procedure: Adjudication (2d ed.)), and please also review the provisions of the Constitution and Bill of Rights at the beginning of your textbook, paying particular attention to Amendments V, VI, and VIII.

 

I look forward to meeting you next week!

CONSTITUTIONAL CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: SURVEY (BAR)PALACIOS

Read pages 1-44 of Saltzburg and Capra, American Criminal Procedure, 10th ed. and pages 1-7 in the 2016 Supplement.  Also, visit the TWEN site to be available Friday.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW I (SEC 1)BLOOM

Read the Constitution, pp 3-6 in the Massey casebook & the Handout on Creation of the Constitution.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW I (SEC 2)CARPENTERThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet. Please check back later.
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW I (SEC 3)KAHN

The first assignment was e-mailed to the class.  If you did not receive it, please contact Kim Grace at kgrace@smu.edu.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW IIKAHNThe first assignment was e-mailed to the class.  If you did not receive it, please contact Kim Grace at kgrace@smu.edu.
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW IIBLOOM

Read Handout on Rconstruction.

CONSUMER AD CLINIC (PS)SPECTORThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet. Please check back later.
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CONTRACTS II (SEC 1)TAYLOR

Welcome back.  For our first class, (1) sign up for the new course website on The West Education Network ("TWEN"); (2) using TWEN, access and review the Syllabus and Reading Assignments documents; and (3) read pages 405-420 from E. Allan Farnsworth et al., Contracts – Cases and Materials (Found. Press, 8th ed. 2013).  See you on Wednesday, January 18.

CONTRACTS II (SEC 2)CRESPIThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet.  Please check back later.
CONTRACTS II (SEC 3) ROGERS

Welcome back!  We’ll start the second semester with Chapter 3, the Statute of Frauds.   For Friday read and be prepared to discuss pages 273-294.

 

Overall in Chapter 3, we’ll be covering the following pages:

273-300

309-315

322-329.

 

Thus, omit the other pages not listed above.

 

Then we’ll proceed to Chapter 4, beginning on page 339.  I’ll send you any pages to omit later on.

CORPORATE & TRANSACTIONAL LEGAL RESEARCH (PS)GALLINAThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet.  Please check back later.
COUNSELING THE SMALL BUSINESS OWNER (PS)BAUCUM/BLUM

Students should read and complete the assignment for “Class One: Who’s Your Client?”

 

The assignment can be found in the Syllabus section on the Westlaw TWEN site for Counseling the Small Business Owner, Spring Semester, 2017.

 

The reading materials for the first class can be found in the Course Materials section on TWEN.

CREDITORS' RIGHTS (BAR)HALEThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet.  Please check back later.
CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN CLINIC (PS)NANASI

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CRIMINAL CLINIC (PS)JENKSThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet. Please check back later.
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DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY (Formerly Information Privacy & Security)JOHNSON, JAY
ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE LAWCRESPIThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet. Please check back later.
EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION HAYDENFor the first day of class, please read pages 1-11 in the casebook.  The casebook is Zimmer, Sullivan, & White, Cases and Materials on Employment Discrimination (8th ed. 2013).  I’ll hand out the syllabus on the first day of class.
ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES LAWCOLEMAN

For the first class please read pp. 19-35 from the required textbook, L. Davies et al., Energy Law & Policy.

ENVIRONMENTAL LAWGABAThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet. Please check back later.
ESTATE PLANNING AND PRACTICEMARCHAND

The syllabus was e-mailed to the class.  If you are just now joining the class and did not receive it, please contact Kim Grace at kgrace@smu.edu.

ETHICS & COMPLIANCE FOR THE GLOBAL ENTERPRISEHINTON/NAHLEN

Introduction, The Ethics and Compliance Handbook, published by the Ethics & Compliance Officer’s Assn (ECOA), 2008

 

US Sentencing Guidelines, Chapter 8; “Sentencing of Organizations, Parts A and B,  found at  http://www.ussc.gov/guidelines-manual/guidelines-manual

 

“Former Chief Executive Officer of Oil Services Company Pleads Guilty to Foreign Bribery Charge” found at http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/former-chief-executive-officer-oil-services-company-pleads-guilty-foreign-bribery-charge

 

Watch  Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, available on Netflix

“Former Morgan Stanley Managing Director Pleads Guilty for Role in Evading Internal Controls Required by FCPA” found at: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/former-morgan-stanley-managing-director-pleads-guilty-role-evading-internal-controls-required



 

EVIDENCE (BAR)BRIDGEThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet. Please check back later.
EXPERT WITNESS IN CIVIL LITIGATION (PS)HUTCHINSON

The syllabus was e-mailed to the class. If you are just now joining the class and did not receive it, please contact Kim Grace at kgrace@smu.edu.

FAMILY LAW (BAR)GROSSMAN

Leslie Harris, June Carbone,  and Lee Teitelbaum, Family Law (5th ed. 2014) (available at the SMU bookstore and here)
 
Reading Assignment (Jan. 12)
 
Casebook, pp. 3 – 32
 

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FEDERAL COURTSMARTINEZ

For the first few classes, please read the materials listed in the syllabus under Congressional Control of the Jurisdiction of the Federal Courts.  The syllabus is available for pick up in the mailbox area on the second floor of Storey Hall.
 

FEDERAL JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIP (PS) (Students will also be registered for a 2 hour externship)FISH/DUREUSThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet. Please check back later.
FEDERAL TAXPAYERS CLINIC (PS)JONESThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet. Please check back later.
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IMMIGRATION LAWFLYNN, PA./MICALE

Class #1 – January 23: Overview of Immigration Law – Patricia Flynn /Patsy Yung Micale

Learning terminology – What is an “immigrant” and which Federal Government agencies are involved in the immigration process.  This class will provide an overview of the history of the immigration law, agencies and system; and an introduction to Removal Hearings.

 

Read Case Book: Overview of United States Immigration Law, 1-10; Chapter 1, The Immigration Debate: Goals, Strategies, and Impact, pp. 12-21 (first full paragraph); Chapter 6, Admission Procedure, pp. 521-524;  Chapter 7, Deportability Grounds, p. 532.

IMMIGRATION PRACTICE & ADVOCACY (PS)NUGENTThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet.  Please check back later.
INCOME TAXATION (BAR)MAZUR

Assignment: Please register for the course on Westlaw's TWEN site prior to the first class. For our first class, please prepare the assignment for Unit I (posted on TWEN).
 

INCOME TAXATION (BAR)BEARD/FREEMAN

The syllabus was e-mailed to the class. If you are just now joining the class and did not receive the syllabus, please contact Kim Grace at kgrace@smu.edu.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS (EW)ROBINSON
  • pp. 15-35 in Transactional Intellectual Property: From Startups to Public Companies by Gruner, Ghosh, Kesan

  • pp. 10-38; (Finding What to Write About) Academic Legal Writing by Eugene Volokh (4th Edition)

  • Kimberley Gonzales, Killing Schumer’s Bill: Why his Patent Quality Improvement Act will Fail to Meet its Objectives (Available on the Course Twen Page)

  • Lance Wyatt, Keeping Up with the Game: The Use of the Nash Bargaining Solution in Patent Infringement Cases (Available on the Course Twen Page)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LICENSING LAW (PS)SHOWALTER

First class reading from Gomulkiewicz, Nguyen, Conway, LICENSING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: LAW AND APPLICATION (3d ed. 2014)

 

Licensing Transactions and Law

Preface and Ch. 1 (3-68)

INTERNATIONAL AND FOREIGN LEGAL RESEARCH (GW) (PS)KIMBROUGHThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet. Please check back later.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS (GW option for JDs w/instructor permission)NORTONThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet.  Please check back later.
INTERNATIONAL CRIMES (EW)TURNER
  • Text pp. 99-114

  • Problem p. 29 (be prepared to discuss in class)

  • Ann Tusa & John Tusa, The Nuremberg Trial 50-67 (2010) (ch. 4) (TWEN)

  • Michael J. Bazyler & Frank M. Tuerkheimer, Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust 1-7 (2014) (TWEN)

  • Watch documentary about two Nazi concentration camps (Dachau and Bergen-Belsen): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Evnx4oWle20

  • TWEN password: ICL

INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISING & DISTRIBUTION LAW (PS)VERNONThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet. Please check back later.
INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW/LAW OF ARMED CONFLICT (EW)JENKS

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INTERNATIONAL LAW REVIEWNORTONThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet. Please check back later.
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INTERNATIONAL PETROLEUM TRANSACTIONS COLEMAN

For the first class please read pp. 1-29 from the required textbook, E. Smith et al., International Petroleum Transactions (3d ed. 2010).

INTERNATIONAL TAX IIALBRIGHTThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet. Please check back later.
LAW & BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS (EW)DEPIANTO

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LAW & SCIENCE (EW)RYANWelcome to Law and Science! For our first class, please read the following:
 
Margaret A. Berger & Lawrence M. Solan, The Uneasy Relationship Between Science and Law: An Essay and Introduction, 73 Brooklyn L. Rev. 847 (2008).
 
Chapter VI: What is Science?, in Robin Feldman, The Role of Science in Law (2009) (available on TWEN).
 
Eugene Volokh, Writing a Student Article, 48 J. Legal Educ. 247 (1998).
 
The first and third pieces are available on Westlaw or Lexis. The second piece is available on TWEN, so please make sure to sign up for it. If you did not receive the course e-mail providing the TWEN password, please e-mail me for it.
 
I look forward to meeting all of you next Tuesday!
 
LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENTSHANKThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet. Please check back later.
LAW, LITERATURE, AND MEDICINE (3Ls ONLY)MAYO

Read the Course Memo I sent you in late December or early January; sign up for the TWEN course site; and read the first-day handouts (available on TWEN). Please be sure to bring your calendars to class so that we can nail down our make-up classes.

LEGAL PRACTICAL TRAINING NANA
LEGISLATIONCORTEZ

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LGBT RIGHTS & THE LAWCARPENTER

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LR&W FOR INT'L LLM STUDENTSCASHENSign up on TWEN.
Print the Syllabus (on TWEN).
Purchase the textbooks identified in the Syllabus.
Complete the Orientation assignments (see Orientation handouts for details).
Each student’s typed Case Briefs are due before 11:59pm, Sunday night before classes begin (send one email, with all three Case Briefs attached, to llw@smu.edu)
AND To prepare for the first class:
Read the Syllabus, Bluebook (“BB”) pages 1-3 & the back cover (a one-page Index), ICW Introduction pages ix-xi.
Optional: Read Chapters 1 & 2 of the Wydick book. 
Also bring (to every class) all handouts from the Orientation lectures and any new reading assignments posted on TWEN.
 
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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONSCHUThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet. Please check back later.
MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION (PS)WALLSThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet. Please check back later.
MOOT COURT BOARDCROSS, R.The professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet. Please check back later.
MOOT COURT COMPETITION (PS)WALLSThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet. Please check back later.
NEGOTIATIONS (PS)NOLLANDThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet. Please check back later.
OIL & GAS TAXATIONSPELLINGS/HORTENSTINEChapters from the course book, along with assignments, have been e-mailed to the class.  If you did not receive them, please contact Kim Grace at kgrace@smu.edu.
OIL AND GAS (BAR)LOWE

Register on the course TWEN site, download the First Syllabus, read pp. 1-53.  Be prepared to discuss pp 53-119).  See also Stone v. Chesapeake and FPL Farming on TWEN, and attend class at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, January 18 in FL 207.

OIL AND GAS CONTRACTS (GW)LOWE

Register on the course TWEN site, download the First Syllabus, review the Energy Overview ppt on TWEN, and attend class at !:30 pm, Wednesday, January 18 in FL 106.

PARTNERSHIP TAXHANNA

The casebook is Fundamentals of Partnership Taxation (10th ed.) by Schwarz, Lathrope and Hellwig.  You will also need the Code and Regulations (the one volume version is fine).

 

The first class will meet on Wednesday, January 18th.  Please read Chapter 1 and pages 31-38 of Chapter 2.  Work the problem on pages 38-39.  We will go through the problem in class the first day.  I will hand out a syllabus during the first class.

PATENT CLINIC (PS)HUBBARD, M.The professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet.  Please check back later.
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PATENT LAW & INSTITUTIONAL CHOICETAYLOR

Professor Taylor has emailed each of you with your reading assignment prior to our trip to Washington D.C. on Monday, January 9.

PATENT LITIGATION (PS)PHILBIN/EVERT/SOSTEKThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet. Please check back later.
PATENT PROSECUTION (PS)BROWN-SANFORD

Please sign up for the Patent Prosecution 2017 course on TWEN and obtain the reading list for Week 1 (under the Weekly Reading Assignments section).  The documents for class are under the Course Documents section

PERSPECTIVES OF THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM (Int'l LLMs only)CASHENSign up on TWEN.
Listen to Several lectures on Common Law, How to Read a Case, and How to Brief a Case during Orientation. 
Students must also read and brief the three cases assigned during Orientation. 
After listening to all the Orientation lectures, read the three Cases assigned on TWEN.
Then, read the online CALI [Computer Assisted Legal Instruction] lesson on How to Brief a Case, which is also on TWEN. 
Each student’s typed Case Briefs are due before 11:59pm, Sunday night before classes begin (send one email, with all three Case Briefs attached, to llw@smu.edu)
AND To prepare for the first class:
Read the Syllabus, and read the U.S. Constitution (in the back of Black’s Law Dictionary).
Be prepared to discuss in class the cases assigned during Orientation.
 
PRE-TRIAL PRACTICE & ADVOCACY (PS)JOHNSON, K./JOHNSON, B.

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PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING & FINANCE FOR LAWYERS DAWKINS

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PRODUCTS LIABILITYPRESBYThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet.  Please check back later.
PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITYGREGORY

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PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITYGREGORY

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PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR INT'L LLMSWILSONThe professor has not submitted an assignment for this class yet. Please check back later.
PROPERTY II (SEC 1)TATE

For our first meeting of the Spring 2017 semester, on Friday, Jan. 13, please read pp. 614-616, 619-620, 623-629, and 645-650 in the casebook. Please note that our Property section will be meeting from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the spring. Have a great winter break.

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PROPERTY II (SEC 3) GABA

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PROPERTY II (SEC 4) (2E)CAMP

Read pages 287-324 in the Casebook.

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS (BAR)CIPIONE/TABB

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REGULATION OF SECURITIES & COMMODITIES MARKETSRUDLEY[All cases and other readings other than the Steinberg text are posted on the course site on TWEN; Statutes and regulatons are found in the 2017 Securities Regulation statutory supplement]
 
 
  1. Overview of the Regulatory Framework
 
Steinberg, Understanding Securities Law, Sections 1.02, 4.01, 13.01
 
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“1934 Act”) Section 10(b) [not Section10B, which is much longer]; Exchange Act Rule 10b-5; Steinberg, Section 8.01
 
1934 Act Sections 5, 6(a) and (b)(1) through (8), 15A(a) and (b)(6) through (8), and 19(a)(1)
 
Regional Properties, Inc. v. Financial and Real Estate Consulting Company,
678 F.2nd 552 (5th Cir. 1982)
 
 
  1. Regulation of Broker-Dealer Conduct, overview
 
Steinberg, Section 13.03
 
 
Note:  The first week’s reading is somewhat disjointed as we introduce several concepts to provide an overview [unfortunately, there is no suitable casebook].  My goal in the first class will be to provide you the framework to understand these various concepts. 
 
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SECURED TRANSACTIONS (BAR)WINSHIP

Please read pages 656-663 and 1-20 Harris & Mooney casebook (6th edition).  Class discussion will focus on pages 656-663.  Bring the text of the Uniform Commercial Code with you to class.
 

SECURITIES LITIGATION & ENFORCEMENT (GW)STEINBERG

Tuesday January 17, 2017 -- Textbook -- Definition of Security --
      pages 27-60

 

SECURITIES REGULATIONGLASGOW

 

Pages 1-17 and Pages 33-46 (not including the problem set on pages 35-37) of the Securities Regulation (Marc Steinberg; 6th Ed.) textbook.

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SOCIAL MEDIA LAWBROWNING

The syllabus was e-mailed to the class.  If you are just now joining the class and did not receive it, contact Kim Grace at kgrace@smu.edu.

STATE & LOCAL TAXNOEL

The textbook for State and Local Tax will be the following treatise: Jerome R. Hellerstein and Walter Hellerstein, State Taxation (3d. ed. 2000),available electronically and updated on Westlaw at here.


The first class assignment for State and Local Tax is to read in the Hellerstein treatise the following (fairly short) paragraphs of Chapters 1-6:  ¶¶ 1.02, 2.01-2.01[2], 3.01-3.02, 4.01-4.02, 4.06[1][a], and 6.02.

If you have any questions, please contact me at cfnoel@jonesday.com.

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TAXATION OF PROPERTY DISPOSITIONSMAZURAssignment: Please register for the course on Westlaw's TWEN site prior to the first class. For our first class, please prepare the assignment posted on TWEN.
 
TEXAS MATRIMONIAL PROPERTY (BAR)WEBB

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TEXAS PRE-TRIAL PROCEDURE (BAR)CROSS, R.

For this course, we will be using Texas Civil Procedure: Pretrial Litigation 2016-2017 by Dorsaneo, et al and the most recent version of the Texas Rules of Court. We will be starting with Chapter 3, so for the first class please read pp. 87-107, together with any applicable Rules.

TEXAS TRIAL & APPELLATE PROCEDURE (BAR)CROSS, R.

Please read pages 1-30 in Dorsaneo’s Texas Civil Procedure: Trial and Appellate Practice (2016-17) along with the Rules of Civil Procedure referenced in the reading. Also, please bring to class a copy of the Dallas County Local Rules or make sure they are readily accessible on your laptop.

 

Note that in addition to Dorsaneo’s book, you will need to get the newest version of the Texas Rules of Court.

TORTS II (SEC 1)MAYO

For 12 Jan 2017: Casebook pp. 435-52

TORTS II (SEC 2)MAYO

For 12 Jan 2017: Casebook pp. 435-52

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TRUSTS AND ESTATES (BAR)TATEWelcome to Trusts & Estates. For our first class meeting on Thursday, Jan. 12, please carefully read pages 1-15 in Dukeminier & Sitkoff, Wills, Trusts, and Estates (9th ed. 2013). For our second meeting on Friday, Jan. 13, please read pp. 15-28, 35-41, and 51-62 in the casebook; Uniform Probate Code (UPC) §§ 1-201(18) and 2-806 in Uniform Trust and Estate Statutes (TES); and pp. 13-24 in the Texas Companion (TC).
 
Before our first class, please review the syllabus, which is posted on the course TWEN site. Please take note of the course policies, particularly those regarding attendance and preparation.  Enrollment in this course will be interpreted as an agreement to abide by those policies. Be sure to bring all the assigned materials with you to class.
 
WHITE COLLAR CRIMEUHL

Please read Chapter 1 (Corporate Criminal Liability) and Chapter 2 (Personal Liability/Corporate Setting) and all notes and problems and be prepared to fully discuss in class.