First Readings

First Readings

Fall 2015

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

LRAW, All Sections
Orientation Class Assignment
NOTE: This entry is for the Orientation session only. Other LRAW first readings can be found under individual faculty names.
Adams
Ethical Issues in Criminal Practice (LAWS 847) Section 001
Problems in Professional Responsibility (LAWS 554) Section 001
Alford and Leventis
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 005
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 006
Baker & Conroy
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 003
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 004
Bender
Commercial Speech Seminar (LAWS 837) Section 001
Boyd
Torts (LAWS 529) Section 002
Brown
Constitutional Issues in Public Education (LAWS 726) Section 001
Family Law (LAWS 759) Section 001
Burkhard
Business Associations (LAWS 609) Section 001
Chambliss
Problems in Professional Responsibility (LAWS 554) Section 002
Crocker
Criminal Procedure (LAWS 547) Section 001
Free Speech & Democracy (LAWS 564) Section 001
Dalzell and Drake
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 011
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 012
Davis
Income Tax (LAWS 633) Section 001
Partnership Tax & LLC (LAWS 637) Section 001
Eagle
Coastal Law (LAWS 568) Section 001
Water Law (LAWS 747) Section 001
Eichhorn
Advanced Civil Procedure (LAWS 558) Section 001
Advanced Legal Writing (LAWS 540) Section 001
Fox
Torts (LAWS 529) Section 001
Gupta-Kagan
Juvenile Justice Clinic (LAWS 772) Section 001
Hagins
Trial Advocacy (LAWS 679) Section 002
Handel
Income Tax (LAWS 633) Section 002
Jedziniak
Insurance (LAWS 695) Section 001
Kuo
Conflict of Laws (LAWS 763) Section 001
Criminal Law (LAWS 524) Section 003
Lacy
Contract Law (LAWS 504) Section 004
Secured Transactions (LAWS 615) Section 001
Leonardi and Melton
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 001
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 002
Lewis
Trial Advocacy (LAWS 679) Section 003
Lipscomb & Killough
Patent Law (LAWS 722) Section 001
McWilliams
Contract Law (LAWS 504) Section 003
Securities Regulation (LAWS 606) Section 001
Means
Business Associations (LAWS 609) Section 002
Contract Law (LAWS 504) Section 002
Medlin
Fiduciary Administration (LAWS 647) Section 001
Millender
Elder Law (LAWS 634) Section 001
Milligan and Parsons
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 007
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 008
Montgomery
Introduction to the Legal Profession (LAWS 500) Section 001
Morgan
Advanced Legal Writing (LAWS 540) Section 002
Nelson
Contract Law (LAWS 504) Section 001
Race, Class & Education (LAWS 845) Section 001
Patterson
Parents, Children & the Law (LAWS 631) Section 001
Poverty Law & Policy (LAWS 770) Section 001
Polavarapu
Comparative Law (LAWS 780) Section 001
Rule of Law Seminar (LAWS 815) Section 001
Pratt
American Legal History (LAWS 792) Section 001
The Warren Court (LAWS 833) Section 001
Raj
Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiation (LAWS 771) Section 001
Richardson
Administrative Law (LAWS 709) Section 001
Environmental Law & Policy (LAWS 731) Section 001
Samuels
Transnational Law (LAWS 784) Section 001
Seiner
Principles of Labor Law (LAWS 626) Section 001
Individual Employment Law (LAWS 630) Section 001
Shedd
Fourth Circuit Practice (LAWS 687) Section 001
Smith
Tort Law (LAWS 529) Section 003
Transportation Law (LAWS 760) Section 001
Snow
Copyright Law (LAWS 723) Section 001
Intellectual Property (LAWS 724) Section 001
Stoughton
Advanced Topics in Criminal Law (LAWS 559) Section 001
Criminal Law (LAWS 524) Section 002
Stravitz
Complex Civil Litigation (LAWS 710) Section 001
Federal Courts (LAWS 659) Section 001
Thomas
Estate Planning (LAWS 650) Section 002
Virzi and Maxwell
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 009
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 010
Willis & Brunson
Trial Advocacy (LAWS 679) Section 004
Zug
Family Law (LAWS 759) Section 002
Immigration & Family Law Skills Workshop (LAWS 628) Section 001


Administrative Law (LAWS 709) Section 001
Instructor Names: Richardson
Notes: First day's assignment: King v. Burwell (abridged).
Reading assignments, updated throughout the course.
Advanced Civil Procedure (LAWS 558) Section 001
Instructor Names: Eichhorn
See notes
Advanced Legal Writing (LAWS 540) Section 001
Instructor Names: Eichhorn
See notes
Advanced Legal Writing (LAWS 540) Section 002
Instructor Names: Morgan
Notes: No first class assignment.
American Legal History (LAWS 792) Section 001
Instructor Names: Pratt
Notes: Register with the course's TWEN site, being sure to use an email account that you will check regularly.
Advanced Topics in Criminal Law (LAWS 559) Section 001
Instructor Names: Stoughton
Tuesday: Course Pack pages 1-28.
Business Associations (LAWS 609) Section 001
Instructor Names: Burkhard
See notes
Business Associations (LAWS 609) Section 002
Instructor Names: Means
Textbooks: Klein, Ramseyer & Bainbridge, Business Associations, Cases and Materials on Agency, Partnership, and Corporations (Eighth Edition)
Thursday: There is no reading assignment for the first day of class.
Notes: Although there is a brand new, Ninth Edition, I'm staying with the previous version because the differences between the two are extremely minor — only one case has been excluded from the Ninth Edition, and I'll provide it via our class TWEN page. However, if you prefer to have a new casebook (or have trouble obtaining a copy of the Eighth Edition), either is perfectly fine. We'll just need to keep track of pagination changes.
Coastal Law (LAWS 568) Section 001
Instructor Names: Eagle
Notes: Pages 1–33 of the text.
Commercial Speech Seminar (LAWS 837) Section 001
Instructor Names: Bender
See notes
Comparative Law (LAWS 780) Section 001
Instructor Names: Polavarapu
Notes: There is no reading assignment for the first day of class. The syllabus and all readings for the semester will be posted to the course TWEN site, which will go live on or before Thursday, August 20.
Complex Civil Litigation (LAWS 710) Section 001
Instructor Names: Stravitz
Notes: Pages 1–2 & 83–94
Conflict of Laws (LAWS 763) Section 001
Instructor Names: Kuo
See notes
Constitutional Issues in Public Education (LAWS 726) Section 001
Instructor Names: Brown
See notes
Contract Law (LAWS 504) Section 001
Instructor Names: Nelson
Notes: No First Class Assignment
Contract Law (LAWS 504) Section 002
Instructor Names: Means
Textbooks: Knapp, Crystal, Prince, Problems in Contract Law (7th ed.)
Notes: Please read pages 1-17 .
Contract Law (LAWS 504) Section 003
Instructor Names: McWilliams
Notes: No first class assignment.
Contract Law (LAWS 504) Section 004
Instructor Names: Lacy
See notes
Copyright Law (LAWS 723) Section 001
Instructor Names: Snow
Textbooks: Copyright Law: Rules & Policy, by Ned Snow. Email Professor Snow for a link to purchase the book on amazon or createspace, or check TWEN for a copy of the first two weeks of assigned pages.
Notes: Reading: Day 1 — pages 1–10
Day 2 — pages 11–24
Criminal Law (LAWS 524) Section 002
Instructor Names: Stoughton
Notes: Casebook pages 1-5 & Supplement 1. PDFs will be sent out via email and available on TWEN.
Criminal Law (LAWS 524) Section 003
Instructor Names: Kuo
See notes
Criminal Procedure (LAWS 547) Section 001
Instructor Names: Crocker
Notes: For first class Criminal Procedure, please read the U.S. Constitution Amendments IV, V, VI and XIV.
Please also review/skim the casebook materials from pp. 2–26, and read the short excerpts on pp. 26–28, p. 30, and pp. 33–39.
Elder Law (LAWS 634) Section 001
Instructor Names: Millender
See notes
Environmental Law & Policy (LAWS 731) Section 001
Instructor Names: Richardson
See notes
Estate Planning (LAWS 650) Section 002
Instructor Names: Thomas
Tuesday: Please read the two documents on TWEN before class on Tuesday.
Ethical Issues in Criminal Practice (LAWS 847) Section 001
Instructor Names: Adams
See notes
Family Law (LAWS 759) Section 001
Instructor Names: Brown
See notes
Family Law (LAWS 759) Section 002
Instructor Names: Zug
See notes
Federal Courts (LAWS 659) Section 001
Instructor Names: Stravitz
See notes
Fiduciary Administration (LAWS 647) Section 001
Instructor Names: Medlin
See notes
Fourth Circuit Practice (LAWS 687) Section 001
Instructor Names: Shedd
Textbooks: Alan L. Dworsky, The Little Book on Oral Argument (1991)
Monday: August 24th: Read The Little Book on Oral Argument in its entirety prior to the first class. Be prepared to discuss the book. Bring a 2" black three ring binder with you to the first class.
Free Speech & Democracy (LAWS 564) Section 001
Instructor Names: Crocker
Notes: First Class: Please read two short cases — Schenck v. United States and Debs v. United States. These can both be found on the Course's Westlaw TWEN page under "course materials."
Immigration & Family Law Skills Workshop (LAWS 628) Section 001
Instructor Names: Zug
Notes: Course packet 1–49
Article: "Illegal Immigrant" (available on TWEN under weblinks)
Income Tax (LAWS 633) Section 001
Instructor Names: Davis
See notes
Income Tax (LAWS 633) Section 002
Instructor Names: Handel
See notes
Individual Employment Law (LAWS 630) Section 001
Instructor Names: Seiner
Notes: Textbook Reading: Introduction pp. 3–11
Insurance (LAWS 695) Section 001
Instructor Names: Jedziniak
Textbooks: A textbook is not required for this course.
Notes: Each student should bring to class the declarations page, a copy of both sides of the proof of insurance card, and the insurance policy covering that student's car.
Intellectual Property (LAWS 724) Section 001
Instructor Names: Snow
Textbooks: Intellectual Property: Rules & Policy, by Ned Snow. Email Professor Snow for a link to purchase the book on amazon or createspace, or check TWEN for a copy of the first two weeks of assigned pages.
Notes: Reading: Day 1 — pages 1–2, 209–210, 477–479
Day 2 — pages 3–21
Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiation (LAWS 771) Section 001
Instructor Names: Raj
Textbooks: Professionalism in Stefan F. Krieger & Richard K. Neumann, Jr., Essential Lawyering Skills: Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation, and Persuasive Fact Analysis, (4th ed., Aspen 2011)
Friday: Read Chapter 2.
Introduction to the Legal Profession (LAWS 500) Section 001
Instructor Names: Montgomery
Tuesday: Essential Qualities of the Professional Lawyer, pgs 1–33, 59–73, 161–74. Class meets on Tues , Aug 25.
Notes: Complete electronic survey that Vanessa Byars will send to all 1Ls by start of that class.
Juvenile Justice Clinic (LAWS 772) Section 001
Instructor Names: Gupta-Kagan
Notes: Please review and complete the assignment, posted on TWEN, entitled "8 20 15 Theory of the case assignment and reading." Please also review the syllabus and other documents in the "syllabus & other core course documents" and "'how to' documents" tabs of TWEN.
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 001
Instructor Names: Leonardi and Melton
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 002
Instructor Names: Leonardi and Melton
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 003
Instructor Names: Baker & Conroy
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 004
Instructor Names: Baker & Conroy
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 005
Instructor Names: Alford and Leventis
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 006
Instructor Names: Alford and Leventis
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 007
Instructor Names: Milligan and Parsons
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 008
Instructor Names: Milligan and Parsons
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 009
Instructor Names: Virzi and Maxwell
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 010
Instructor Names: Virzi and Maxwell
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 011
Instructor Names: Dalzell and Drake
See notes
Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I (LAWS 533) Section 012
Instructor Names: Dalzell and Drake
See notes
Parents, Children & the Law (LAWS 631) Section 001
Instructor Names: Patterson
Notes: Abrams & Ramsey text pp 211–217, Supplement pp 1–2.
Partnership Tax & LLC (LAWS 637) Section 001
Instructor Names: Davis
See notes
Patent Law (LAWS 722) Section 001
Instructor Names: Lipscomb & Killough
See notes
Poverty Law & Policy (LAWS 770) Section 001
Instructor Names: Patterson
Notes: Patterson materials pp 1–16.
Principles of Labor Law (LAWS 626) Section 001
Instructor Names: Seiner
Textbooks: Introduction to the NLRA
Notes: Textbook Reading: pp. 101–117, 190–193.
Problems in Professional Responsibility (LAWS 554) Section 001
Instructor Names: Adams
See notes
Problems in Professional Responsibility (LAWS 554) Section 002
Instructor Names: Chambliss
See notes
Race, Class & Education (LAWS 845) Section 001
Instructor Names: Nelson
Tuesday: Week 1 Assignment in Course Packet
Rule of Law Seminar (LAWS 815) Section 001
Instructor Names: Polavarapu
Notes: Please sign up for the course TWEN site, which will go live on Wednesday, August 19 (7 days before our first class session), to access readings for our first class session. The syllabus and all readings for the semester will be posted to the TWEN site.
Secured Transactions (LAWS 615) Section 001
Instructor Names: Lacy
See notes
Securities Regulation (LAWS 606) Section 001
Instructor Names: McWilliams
Notes: No first class assignment.
The Warren Court (LAWS 833) Section 001
Instructor Names: Pratt
Monday: Register with the course's TWEN site, being sure to use an email account that you will check regularly.
Torts (LAWS 529) Section 001
Instructor Names: Fox
Thursday: For Thursday, read pages 1–15 in the casebook. If you do not yet have the casebook, join the class Twen site. The first assignment is posted there as a pdf.
Torts (LAWS 529) Section 002
Instructor Names: Boyd
Textbooks: Victor E. Schwartz, Kathryn Kelly & David F. Partlett, Prosser, Wade and Schwartz's Torts: Cases and Materials (13th ed. 2015).
Thursday: Thurs., Aug. 20: Read pages 1–16.
Tort Law (LAWS 529) Section 003
Instructor Names: Smith
See notes
Transnational Law (LAWS 784) Section 001
Instructor Names: Samuels
See notes
Transportation Law (LAWS 760) Section 001
Instructor Names: Smith
See notes
Trial Advocacy (LAWS 679) Section 002
Instructor Names: Hagins
Notes: Class assignment is to read Chap 1–2 of Mauet and be prepared to discuss in class.
Also to sign up for class on class Twen site after August 20.
Trial Advocacy (LAWS 679) Section 003
Instructor Names: Lewis
See Notes
Trial Advocacy (LAWS 679) Section 004
Instructor Names: Willis & Brunson
See notes
Water Law (LAWS 747) Section 001
Instructor Names: Eagle
Notes: Pages 1–27 of the text.