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First Day Assignments

Fall Term


Lauren Bartlett

Class 1 Readings

·Stephen Ellmann Et Al., Lawyers & Clients (2009), Chapter 2, “Connection Across Difference and Similarity” [Moodle]

·Victoria Healey-Etten & Shane Sharp, Teaching Undergraduates How to Do an In-Depth Interview: A Teaching Note with 12 Handy Tips, 38 Teaching Sociology 157 (Apr. 2010) [Moodle]

These are both available for download on Moodle for LAW 1407.


Joanne Brant

Aug 20 (M):  Casebook, pp. 1-13.
Judicial Review. Marbury v. Madison

Aug 22 (W):  Casebook, pp. 13-33.
The Second Amend.  D.C. v. Heller

 

 


Joanne Brant

Aug 21 (T):  Handouts:  Madison's Memorial and
Remonstrance; Jefferson's Bill for Religious
Liberty, U.S. v. Ballard

Aug 23 (Th):  Casebook:  pp. 18-43.  Defining
Religion

 

 

 

 


Karen Hall

Burnham:  1-19

Burnham Appendix:  A15-A23

Course Pack Section 1: pages 1-32 “Marbury vs. Madison”

Course Pack Section 2:  All three articles


Deidre Keller

The text for this class is Stephen Clowney, James Grimmelmann, Michael Grynberg, Jeremy Sheff, and Rebecca Tushnet, Open Source Property (2015). The version of the book that we will be using this Fall is available as a .pdf here.

Monday, August 20:  So What is Property?; Rights of Ownership     read 2-4; skim 4-19; read 19-26

Wednesday, August 22:  The Right to Exclude     read 27-45

Thursday, August 23:  Subject Matter of Property/Introduction     read 46-55


Melissa Kidder

Tuesday, 8/21

Topic:  Introduction to Legal Research & Writing and Finding Your Argument & Organizing Your Legal Authority

Required:  Read A Lawyer Writes chs. 4 & 5

Recommended:  Review A Lawyer Writes chs. 1 & 2 and Online Orientation Modules

 

 


Lauren Newell

1. Read conclusion of Beyond Reason

2. Read the following (on Moodle):

- Alice M. Isen, Some Ways in Which Positive Affect Influences Decision Making and Problem Solving, in HANDBOOK OF EMOTIONS 548 (Michael Lewis, Jeannette M. Haviland-Jones & Lisa Feldman Barrett eds., 2008).

- Keith Oatley, State of the Art: Emotion, 11 PSYCHOLOGIST 285 (1998).

- Robert C. Solomon, The Philosophy of Emotions, in HANDBOOK OF EMOTIONS 3 (Michael Lewis, Jeannette M. Haviland-Jones & Lisa Feldman Barrett eds., 2008).

3. Watch season 1, episode 1 of Breaking Bad. [Breaking Bad is available on Netflix and Amazon, among other places. Please let me know if you have trouble accessing the show for free.]
Make a list of all the emotions you see the characters experience. Try to identify the cause or source of those emotions. What advice would you give to the characters about how to manage any “negative” emotions you identify (in themselves or in others with whom they are interacting)?


Liam O'Melinn

Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, 548 U.S. 557 (2006): Majority opinion, Section I (566-72), Section IV (590-95), Sections VI and VII (613-35).


Liam O'Melinn

 

McCoy v. Louisiana, Commonwealth v. Stenhach (both to be provided to class via email). 
 


David Raack

Prof. David Raack   1st Assignments   Fall 2018

Contracts   Monday  8/20 : Text (Problems in Contract Law, 8th edition) pp. 1-17 and Supplement (Rules of Contract Law) pp. 1-5, 131-34

 


David Raack

Comparative Administrative Law

Monday  8/20

Topic:  What is Administrative Law? 

Reading Assignment:  Supplemental Materials Vol. 1, Using Administrative Law Tools and Concepts
to Strengthen USAID Programing
pages 1-22.

Wednesday  8/22

Supplemental Materials Vol. 1, Using Administrative Law Tools and Concepts to Strengthen
USAID Programing, 
pages 22-31.

 

 


Rebecca Rosenberg

Taxation:  Federal Income Tax
            Fall 2018
            3 Credits

Instructor: Professor Rebecca Rosenberg
r-rosenberg@onu.edu
(419) 772–2216

Class Hours: Tuesday, Wed., & Thursday: 8:30am-9:30am

Textbook:

Bankman, Shaviro, Stark, and Kleinbard, Federal Income Taxation, 17th Edition (or 18th, if published in time for fall), Wolters Kluwer, ISBN 978-1-4548-7102-6

Optional:

CCH's Federal Income Tax: Code and Regulations--Selected Sections

Note:  The assigned reading includes portions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the “Code”) and the accompanying Treasury Regulations (“Treas. Reg.”).  You can use the hard copy volume of Code and Treas. Reg. sections listed above under “optional,” or you can use another printed version of the Code and Treas. Reg.’s, or you can obtain the Code and Treas. Reg. sections online for free – just do an online search for the section number and either “Internal Revenue Code”  or “Treasury Regulation.”

In other words, the assigned reading of the Code and Treas. Reg. sections is mandatory.  But you can choose where to get those sections, e.g. by using the hard copy or by getting them online or elsewhere.

Assignment for the first class:

(Code = Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C., and Treas. Reg.  = Treasury Regulations)

Reading Assignment:

Code section 61

Treas. Reg. 1.61-1(a) (general rule)

U.S. Constitution:  Art. 1, section 8 (up to the first semicolon) and section 9 (fourth sentence). 

National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, 567 U.S. 519 (2012) (just the parts about taxing authority and “direct” tax)


Rebecca Rosenberg

Taxation:  Corporations and Shareholders
                       
LAW 1444 01
                           Fall 2018
                           3 Credits

Instructor: Professor Rebecca Rosenberg
r-rosenberg@onu.edu
(419) 772 – 2216

Required:

Stephen Schwarz and Daniel Lathrope, Fundamentals of Corporate Taxation (Foundation Press) (“textbook”)

Optional:

CCH's Federal Income Tax: Code and Regulations--Selected Sections

Note:  The assigned reading includes portions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the “Code”) and the accompanying Treasury Regulations (“Treas. Reg.”).  You can use the hard copy volume of Code and Treas. Reg. sections listed above under “optional,” or you can use another printed version of the Code and Treas. Reg.’s, or you can obtain the Code and Treas. Reg. sections online for free – just do an online search for the section number and either “Internal Revenue Code”  or “Treasury Regulation.”

In other words, the assigned reading of the Code and Treas. Reg. sections is mandatory.  But you can choose where to get those sections, e.g. by using the hard copy or by getting them online or elsewhere.

Reading assignment for first class:

Tues., August 21         Overview of the Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders

Internal Revenue Code section 1(a)-(c), section 1(h)(11)(A), (B), section 11, section 243(a), section 7701(a)(3)

Textbook: Chapter 1 Part A, Part B1 (skip the discussion of the Domestic Production Activities deduction, p 21-22), and skim problem on page 31 (we’ll use it in class to illustrate some concepts – no need to solve it ahead of time.)


Steve Veltri

Robert Sitkoff & Jesse Dukeminier, Wills, Trusts and Estates (10th ed. 2017), pages 1 to 16. 


Steve Veltri

Douglas J. Whaley & Stephen M. McJohn, Commercial Law (11th ed. 2016), pages xxvii to xxviii and 1 through 6.  United States v. Barnard from the course web site.


Bryan Ward

Read pages 17 - 31


Bryan Ward

Defining Terrorism in International Law (Saul)

Read Chapter 1


Bryan Ward

Hess - Read Chapter 1

Schwartz - Read Chapter 1