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First Day Assignments

Spring Term


Welcome to Advanced Legal Research!

If you are enrolled, please plan to attend our first class on Thursday, Feb. 1.

There are currently 4 people on the waitlist. If you are considering adding this class, please be sure you are on the waitlist and plan to attend the first class. The Feb. 1 class is an overview and should be useful to you even if you do not end up taking the course.

There is no assignment for the first class. There is no textbook for the course. The class list will be finalized on Feb. 1.

Please check your mailbox before the first class for additional information.

Lauren Bartlett

Reading assignment:  Chapters 1 - 4, pages 3 - 32.

Joanne Brant

Monday:  1/29
Casebook, pp. 600-30
Tuesday: 1/30
Casebook, pp. 711-19; 724-40
Thursday: 2/1
Casebook, pp. 740-58

Joanne Brant

Monday, 1/29
Casebook, pp. 19-43
Tuesday, 1/30
Casebook, pp. 44-68
Thursday, 2/1
Casebook, pp. 68-81 (plus handouts, which will be on Moodle shortly)

Darrel Davison

Jan. 29

Please be prepared to discuss pages 1-37 of O'Brien and Flannery, The Fundamentals of Elder Law (1st ed. 2015)


Amanda Hartman

First Assignment:  Prior to the first class, students are to complete a brief writing assignment (a MAXIMUM of 2-3 pages).  I want you to answer three important questions that will help me gauge how familiar students are with agriculture and the concept of agricultural law.  There is no right or wrong answer.  Everyone will receive full credit for completing the assignment and submitting it to me by the due date.  No research is required for this assignment.  This is an OPINION piece to be completed on your own.  Please do not discuss this assignment with any of your classmates until after it is due.

Your response should be typed, double spaced, 12 point font with 1” margins in a Word or PDF format and emailed by 6:00pm on Monday, January 29, 2018.  Please complete this assignment BEFORE doing the reading for the first class.

            Please answer the following three questions:

1.      Define agricultural law.  What do you believe agricultural law entails?

2.      Describe your interest in agricultural law. 

3.      Describe your familiarity with agriculture.  Did you grow up on a farm?  Do you have family that farms?  Were you involved in FFA or 4-H?  If your only familiarity with agriculture is living and going to school in Ada, that’s ok!  Just tell me.

Also, read pages 1-30 AFTER completing this short assignment.


David Raack

Contracts 2

Monday, January 29th:  Parol Evidence Rule.  Prepare text pp. 414-31.

David Raack

Environmental Law

Monday, January 29th:  Read text (Practice and Policy of Envtl. Law 4th ed.) pp. 1-17.