First Readings

First Readings

Spring 2016

This may not be an exclusive listing of all faculty members' first assignment and class meeting notices; some may post these notices directly on the bulletin board outside of Room 137 only. If you do not see a class that you are interested in listed below, it may be necessary to check the bulletin board for initial class assignments and meeting notices.

Index by Instructor

Adams
Problems in Professional Responsibility (LAWS 554) Section 001
Technology & the Practice of Law (LAWS 693) Section 001
Alford / Leventis
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 005
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 006
Anderson
Federal Courts (LAWS 659) Section 001
Baker / Conroy
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 003
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 004
Black
Education Law & Policy (LAWS 766) Section 001
Constitutional Law (LAWS 523) Section 003
Bobertz/Isgett/Lybrand
Civil Litigation Capstone (LAWS 809) Section 001
Bockman
Appellate Advocacy (LAWS 683) Section 001
Legal Writing for the Courts (LAWS 682) Section 001
Boyd
Administrative Law (LAWS 709) Section 001
Food & Drug Law (LAWS 655) Section 001
Boyle
Estate and Gift Tax (LAWS 649) Section 001
Wills, Trusts and Estates (LAWS 641) Section 001
Brown
Constitutional Law (LAWS 523) Section 002
Religion & the Constitution (LAWS 823) Section 001
Burkhard
Agency, Partnership & LLC (LAWS 611) Section 001
Property (LAWS 509) Section 003
Clark
Small Business Organization Capstone (LAWS 561) Section 001
Crocker
Constitutional Law (LAWS 523) Section 001
The Constitution and National Security (LAWS 601) Section 001
Dalzell / Glenn
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 011
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 012
Davis
Corporate Tax (LAWS 636) Section 001
Income Tax (LAWS 633) Section 001
Duncan
Bankruptcy (LAWS 644) Section 001
Eichhorn
Advanced Legal Analysis (LAWS 542) Section 001
Civil Procedure I (LAWS 544) Section 003
Gupta-Kagan
Juvenile Justice (LAWS 797) Section 001
Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiation (LAWS 771) Section 001
Hagins
Trial Advocacy (LAWS 679) Section 004
Handel
State & Local Tax (LAWS 640) Section 001
Hubbard
Land Use Planning (LAWS 651) Section 001
Law, Society & Justice (LAWS 768B) Section 001
Jedziniak
Topics in Insurance Law (LAWS 688) Section 001
Kuo
Criminal Procedure (LAWS 547) Section 001
Law & Social Justice Seminar (LAWS 841) Section 001
Lacy, P
Commercial Law (LAWS 654) Section 001
Secured Transactions (LAWS 615) Section 001
Leonardi / Melton
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 001
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 002
Linnan
International Business Transactions (LAWS 614) Section 001
International Trade Law (LAWS 665) Section 001
Lively
Children and the Courts (LAWS 831) Section 001
Manning
Business Torts (LAWS 807) Section 001
McWilliams
Legal & Equitable Remedies (LAWS 663) Section 001
Mergers & Acquisitions (LAWS 774) Section 001
Means
Family Business Law (LAWS 603) Section 001
Medlin
Wills, Trusts and Estates (LAWS 641) Section 002
Milligan / Parsons
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 007
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 008
Montgomery
Foundations of Law Practice & Professionalism (LAWS 560) Section 001
Patterson
Legislation (LAWS 729A) Section 001
Voting Rights and Representation Seminar (LAWS 740) Section 001
Polavarapu
Transnational Law (LAWS 784) Section 001
Said
Counterterrorism (LAWS 858) Section 001
Criminal Procedure (LAWS 547) Section 002
Samuels
Civil Procedure I (LAWS 544) Section 002
Seiner, J.
ADR in Employment Law (LAWS 811) Section 001
Employment Discrimination (LAWS 624) Section 001
Shedd
Fourth Circuit Practice (LAWS 687) Section 001
Smith
Products Liability (LAWS 690) Section 001
Technology Law: Law of the Newly Possible (LAWS 680) Section 001
Snow
Property (LAWS 509) Section 001
Trademark Law (LAWS 713) Section 001
Stoughton
Criminal Procedure (LAWS 547) Section 003
Criminal Regulation of Vice (LAWS 756) Section 001
Stravitz
Civil Procedure I (LAWS 544) Section 001
Religious Legal Systems: Jewish Law (LAWS 820) Section 001
Virzi / Maxwell
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 009
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 010
Wheeler
Law & Economics (LAWS 608) Section 001
Williams
Family Law (LAWS 759) Section 001
Yablon
Business Associations (LAWS 609) Section 001
Corporate Finance (LAWS 605) Section 001
Zug
Advanced Family Law (LAWS 701) Section 001
Federal Indian Law (LAWS 838) Section 001


Administrative Law (LAWS 709) Section 001
Instructor Names: Boyd
Wednesday: For January 6–7: Please read and come to class prepared to discuss pages 1–17 & 755–56 (APA § 551) in John M. Rogers, Michael P. Healy, & Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr., Administrative Law (3d ed. 2012).
ADR in Employment Law (LAWS 811) Section 001
Instructor Names: Seiner, J.
Notes: ADR in the Workplace, Cooper, Nolan & Bales (3d ed.), Course Introduction; Reading: pp. 19–32, 921–922.
Advanced Family Law (LAWS 701) Section 001
Instructor Names: Zug
See notes
Advanced Legal Analysis (LAWS 542) Section 001
Instructor Names: Eichhorn
See notes
Agency, Partnership & LLC (LAWS 611) Section 001
Instructor Names: Burkhard
Notes: Please read the following pages in Chapter #1 (essentially we are "skipping" most of the notes).
  • 1–9
  • 13–19
  • 23–first part of 24
  • 27–40
Appellate Advocacy (LAWS 683) Section 001
Instructor Names: Bockman
Notes: No first class assignment.
Bankruptcy (LAWS 644) Section 001
Instructor Names: Duncan
See notes
Business Associations (LAWS 609) Section 001
Instructor Names: Yablon
See notes
Business Torts (LAWS 807) Section 001
Instructor Names: Manning
See notes
Children and the Courts (LAWS 831) Section 001
Instructor Names: Lively
See notes
Civil Litigation Capstone (LAWS 809) Section 001
Instructor Names: Bobertz/Isgett/Lybrand
See notes
Civil Procedure I (LAWS 544) Section 001
Instructor Names: Stravitz
See notes
Civil Procedure I (LAWS 544) Section 002
Instructor Names: Samuels
See notes
Civil Procedure I (LAWS 544) Section 003
Instructor Names: Eichhorn
See notes
Commercial Law (LAWS 654) Section 001
Instructor Names: Lacy, P
See notes
The Constitution and National Security (LAWS 601) Section 001
Instructor Names: Crocker
Tuesday: Please read the Casebook, pp. 3–43.
Constitutional Law (LAWS 523) Section 001
Instructor Names: Crocker
Wednesday: U.S. Constitution, CB pp. 1–15; Background pp. 17–29.
Constitutional Law (LAWS 523) Section 002
Instructor Names: Brown
See notes
Constitutional Law (LAWS 523) Section 003
Instructor Names: Black
See notes
Corporate Finance (LAWS 605) Section 001
Instructor Names: Yablon
See notes
Corporate Tax (LAWS 636) Section 001
Instructor Names: Davis
See notes
Counterterrorism (LAWS 858) Section 001
Instructor Names: Said
See notes
Criminal Procedure (LAWS 547) Section 001
Instructor Names: Kuo
See notes
Criminal Procedure (LAWS 547) Section 002
Instructor Names: Said
Textbooks: Allen, Hoffman, Livingston, Stuntz, and Leipold, Comprehensive Criminal Procedure (3rd ed. 2011).
Notes: Pages 1–26 of the textbook.
See notes
Criminal Procedure (LAWS 547) Section 003
Instructor Names: Stoughton
See notes
Criminal Regulation of Vice (LAWS 756) Section 001
Instructor Names: Stoughton
See notes
Education Law & Policy (LAWS 766) Section 001
Instructor Names: Black
See notes
Employment Discrimination (LAWS 624) Section 001
Instructor Names: Seiner, J.
Notes: Employment Discrimination Law: Procedure, Principles and Practice (1st ed. Aspen), by Joseph A. Seiner, "The Problem of Employment Discrimination and Statutory Overview" pp. 1–12.
Estate and Gift Tax (LAWS 649) Section 001
Instructor Names: Boyle
Notes:
  • Sign up for TWEN
  • Download the Handouts
  • Read and Re-read the "Things You Need to Know" Memo
Family Business Law (LAWS 603) Section 001
Instructor Names: Means
Monday:
Family Law (LAWS 759) Section 001
Instructor Names: Williams
See notes
Federal Courts (LAWS 659) Section 001
Instructor Names: Anderson
See notes
Federal Indian Law (LAWS 838) Section 001
Instructor Names: Zug
See notes
Food & Drug Law (LAWS 655) Section 001
Instructor Names: Boyd
Notes: For January 6, please read pages 1–27 in Peter Barton Hutt, Richard A. Merrill, & Lewis A. Grossman, Food and Drug Law (4th ed. 2014).
Foundations of Law Practice & Professionalism (LAWS 560) Section 001
Instructor Names: Montgomery
See notes
Fourth Circuit Practice (LAWS 687) Section 001
Instructor Names: Shedd
See notes
Income Tax (LAWS 633) Section 001
Instructor Names: Davis
See notes
International Business Transactions (LAWS 614) Section 001
Instructor Names: Linnan
Notes: Read in Vagts, Dodge, Koh & Buxbaum pp. 1–19.
International Trade Law (LAWS 665) Section 001
Instructor Names: Linnan
See notes
Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiation (LAWS 771) Section 001
Instructor Names: Gupta-Kagan
See notes
Juvenile Justice (LAWS 797) Section 001
Instructor Names: Gupta-Kagan
See notes
Land Use Planning (LAWS 651) Section 001
Instructor Names: Hubbard
See notes
Law & Economics (LAWS 608) Section 001
Instructor Names: Wheeler
See notes
Law & Social Justice Seminar (LAWS 841) Section 001
Instructor Names: Kuo
See notes
Law, Society & Justice (LAWS 768B) Section 001
Instructor Names: Hubbard
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 001
Instructor Names: Leonardi / Melton
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 002
Instructor Names: Leonardi / Melton
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 003
Instructor Names: Baker / Conroy
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 004
Instructor Names: Baker / Conroy
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 005
Instructor Names: Alford / Leventis
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 006
Instructor Names: Alford / Leventis
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 007
Instructor Names: Milligan / Parsons
Wednesday: Read Chapter 18 (Professional Emails) in A Lawyer Writes and the material on Demand Letters posted under Course Materials on TWEN.
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 008
Instructor Names: Milligan / Parsons
Wednesday: Read Chapter 18 (Professional Emails) in A Lawyer Writes and the material on Demand Letters posted under Course Materials on TWEN.
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 009
Instructor Names: Virzi / Maxwell
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 010
Instructor Names: Virzi / Maxwell
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 011
Instructor Names: Dalzell / Glenn
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing II (LAWS 534) Section 012
Instructor Names: Dalzess / Glenn
See notes
Legal & Equitable Remedies (LAWS 663) Section 001
Instructor Names: McWilliams
Notes: No first class assignment.
Legal Writing for the Courts (LAWS 682) Section 001
Instructor Names: Bockman
Notes: First Class Assignment: Please prepare an essay of two pages or less to answer the following question: "What is 'legal writing,' Anyway?"
Legislation (LAWS 729A) Section 001
Instructor Names: Patterson
Thursday: Assignment for Thursday, January 7 and Monday, January 11: The Federal Legislative Process — Eskridge et al text pp. 1–34, 53–55.
Mergers & Acquisitions (LAWS 774) Section 001
Instructor Names: McWilliams
Notes: No first class assignment.
Problems in Professional Responsibility (LAWS 554) Section 001
Instructor Names: Adams
See notes
Products Liability (LAWS 690) Section 001
Instructor Names: Smith
See notes
Property (LAWS 509) Section 001
Instructor Names: Snow
Textbooks: Property Law by Ned Snow, 2015.
Notes: Read pages 1–10 of the casebook. Email Professor Snow (snow@sc.edu) if you need information regarding where to purchase the casebook.
Property (LAWS 509) Section 003
Instructor Names: Burkhard
See notes
Religion & the Constitution (LAWS 823) Section 001
Instructor Names: Brown
See notes
Religious Legal Systems: Jewish Law (LAWS 820) Section 001
Instructor Names: Stravitz
See notes
Secured Transactions (LAWS 615) Section 001
Instructor Names: Lacy, P
See notes
Small Business Organization Capstone (LAWS 561) Section 001
Instructor Names: Clark
Thursday: The assignment for this Thursday's first meeting is to read pages 1–23 of the Maynard and Warren textbook.
State & Local Tax (LAWS 640) Section 001
Instructor Names: Handel
See notes
Technology & the Practice of Law (LAWS 693) Section 001
Instructor Names: Adams
See notes
Technology Law: Law of the Newly Possible (LAWS 680) Section 001
Instructor Names: Smith
See notes
Topics in Insurance Law (LAWS 688) Section 001
Instructor Names: Jedziniak
Textbooks: There is no assigned textbook.
Notes: Class-by-class assignments will be posted on TWEN. For Class #1, read Paul v. Virginia, 75 U.S. 168 (1869).
Trademark Law (LAWS 713) Section 001
Instructor Names: Snow
Textbooks: Trademark: Rules & Policy by Ned Snow, 2015.
Notes: Read pages 1–4 of the casebook. Email Professor Snow (snow@sc.edu) if you need information regarding where to purchase the casebook.
Transnational Law (LAWS 784) Section 001
Instructor Names: Polavarapu
Notes: First day's assignment: read pages 1–25 of the assigned casebook.
Trial Advocacy (LAWS 679) Section 004
Instructor Names: Hagins
Notes: Read Chapters 1–2 of Mauet and be prepared to discuss.
Voting Rights and Representation Seminar (LAWS 740) Section 001
Instructor Names: Patterson
Thursday: Assignment for Thursday, January 7: Basic Characteristics of American Democracy — Gardner & Charles text pp. 47–51, 30–36, 105–06.
Wills, Trusts and Estates (LAWS 641) Section 001
Instructor Names: Boyle
Notes:
  • Sign up for TWEN
  • Download the Handouts
  • Read and Re-read the "Things You Need to Know" Memo
Wills, Trusts and Estates (LAWS 641) Section 002
Instructor Names: Medlin
See notes