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Course Fall 2013 Assignments   (as of August 22, 2013)
8501 A
Contracts I
Downs
First day assignment
Syllabus (PDF)
8501 B
Contracts I
Abdel-khalik
Required text
The course book we will be using is Problems in Contract Law (7th ed.) by Knapp, Crystal & Prince. I highly recommend avoiding earlier editions.
In addition, we will be using a statutory supplement, Contract Law: Selected Source Materials by Burton & Eisenberg. For the supplement, any edition in the past three or so years is fine, but earlier editions may not be as easy to use.
First day assignment
Welcome to Contracts. For the first day, please carefully read pages 31 – 43. In addition, please read pages 1 – 17, which we will start to discuss on the first day. If you are interested in reviewing it before class, we will also discuss at least Sections 1 and 21 of the Restatement (Second) of Contracts, which you can find in your statutory supplement. If you have any questions or difficulty finding the textbooks, please email me at abdelkhalikj@umkc.edu .
8501 C
Contracts I
Ferguson
First day assignment
Chapter 1
C. Knapp and N. Crystal, Problems in Contract Law, Cases and Materials (6th ed. 2007), An Introduction to the Study of Contract law
Pp. 1-20
8511
Section 1
(B/C)
Torts
Thomas
First day assignment
Please read pp. 1-23 in the Forms and Functions of Tort Law by Kenneth Abraham, and read and brief the case of Van Camp v. McAfoos. (PDF)
8511
Section 2
(A/C)
Torts
Levit
Required text
Dan B. Dobbs, Paul T. Hayden & Ellen M. Bublick, Torts and Compensation, Personal Accountability and Social Responsibility for Injury (West Publishing Co., 7th edition, 2013). (Please note that the former 6th edition will not work.) This new edition comes in a regular and a “concise” edition. We will be using the regular edition—the regular edition just does not have the words “concise edition” on the front cover.
The supplement is available for download from the internet at law2.umkc.edu/faculty/levitlinks.htm under Torts Fall 2013 Syllabus and Supplementary Materials (in either Word or .pdf format). The supplement contains a syllabus, several case links, and a variety of old exams, midterms, and answer keys. There are no dates attached to the readings in the syllabus. At the end of each class, I will tell you the reading assignment for the next class. I will also alert you if any of the readings are cases to download from the syllabus.
First day assignment
For our first class session on Tuesday, August 20, please read pages 3-4 (Section § 1. What Is Tort Law?) and pages 21-26 (Section § 2. Procedures at Trial) in the textbook as background, and read and brief the cases: Van Camp v. McAfoos , page 8-top of page 11, and those on pages 35-40 (Snyder v. Turk and Cohen v. Smith).
Please note that the use of computers will not be permitted during this class. See you soon!
8522A
Civil Procedure II
Cantu
Required text
1) Marcus, Redish, Sherman & Pfander, Civil Procedure: A Modern Approach (West 5th ed. 2009)
2) Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (version you used for Civil Procedure I)
First day assignment
Pennoyer v. Neff; notes 2, 4 & 5, on pp. 680-91
8522B
Civil Procedure II
Achtenberg
First day assignment
Before the first day of class, you should enroll in the LexisNexis Web Course for Civil Procedure II. You can do so by taking the following steps:
1) Log on to Lexis.
2) Go to Web Courses.
3) Go to Browse Course Catalogue.
4) Go to UMKC (Missouri, University of - Kansas City),
5) Scroll down to the Civil Procedure II,
6) Click "Enroll." Once you have done all this, you should then be enrolled in the webcourse. Spend a little time familiarizing yourself with the webcourse particularly the Laptop and Cellphone Policy (Click on Course Documents > Ground Rules) and the material on briefing cases (click on Course Documents > Briefing Cases). While you’re there you may want to download and print the Personal Jurisdiction Syllabus and the assigned handouts (Click Assignments > Personal Jurisdiction Syllabus.)

However, the first day of class is not just an introductory, get-to-know-you session. We will be covering important substantive material which is foundational for the rest of our study of personal jurisdiction. As a result, read and be prepared to discuss the following material:
Pennoyer (680-691) and
International Shoe (700-705)
8531
Lawyering Skills I
Sections 1-6
Wilson
House
Popper
Kort
Required text and materials
Richard K. Neumann, Jr. and Sheila Simon, Legal Writing (2d ed. 2011)

Wanda M. Temm & Julie M. Cheslik, Missouri Legal Research (2d ed. 2011)

Wanda M. Temm & Julie M. Cheslik, Missouri Legal Research Workbook (2d ed. 2012)

The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
(19th ed. 2010)

Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt; Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (Lexis Pub. 2013)

Ruth Ann McKinney & Katie R. Pryal, Core Grammar for Lawyers (Carolina Acad. Press 2011) (available at www.coregrammarforlawyers.com)

Supplement (http://www1.law.umkc.edu/academic/LWP/index.html)

Recommended text and materials

Richard C. Wydick, Plain English for Lawyers (5th ed. 2005)

Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing - Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for The Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013)

Bradley G. Clary & Pamela Lysaght, Successful Legal Analysis and Writing: The Fundamentals (3d ed. 2010)

First Day Assignment

Thursday, August 15, 2013
     • Richard K. Neumann, Jr. & Sheila Simon, Legal Writing (2d ed. 2011)
        — Read chapters 1 through 3 and 5 through 7.
     • Supplement—Read Part 1 (available after 8/1 at
       http://www1.law.umkc.edu/academic/LWP/index.html).
     • Wanda M. Temm & Julie M. Cheslik, Missouri Legal Research (2d ed. 2011)
        — Read pages 37-41.

     Follow the instructions for the exercise on page 29 of Neumann/Simon, but
     prepare the exercise on
     Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. v. New England Technology, Inc.
    
(PDF).

Friday, August 16, 2013
     Take pre-test in Ruth Ann McKinney & Katie R. Pryal, Core Grammar for
     Lawyers
(Carolina Acad.
     Press 2011) (available at www.coregrammarforlawyers.com)
     Class codes for Core Grammar:
             Prof. Wilson—Section I: 313-130-5146
             Prof. House—Section II: 313-130-2899
             Prof. Popper—Section III: 313-130-4242
             Prof. Popper—Section IV: 313-130-97
             Prof. House—Section V: 313-130-2981
             Prof. Kort—Section VI: 313-130-8206

Monday, August 19, 2013
     • Neumann & Simon, Ch. 8
     • Supplement—Part 2

Sign up on TWEN for Westlaw Training the week of August 19 to August 23.
8531F
Lawyering Skills I Part 2
Section 7 Wilson
Required text
Richard K. Neumann, Jr. and Sheila Simon, Legal Writing (2d ed. 2011)
Wanda M. Temm & Julie M. Cheslik, Missouri Legal Research (2d ed. 2011)
Wanda M. Temm & Julie M. Cheslik, Missouri Legal Research Workbook (2d ed. 2012)
The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010)
Tracy L. McGaugh & Christine Hurt; Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (Lexis Pub. 2013)
Ruth Ann McKinney & Katie R. Pryal, Core Grammar for Lawyers (Carolina Acad. Press 2011) (available at www.coregrammarforlawyers.com )
Supplement ( http://www1.law.umkc.edu/academic/LWP/index.html  )
Recommended books and materials include:
Richard C. Wydick, Plain English for Lawyers (5th ed. 2005)
Anne Enquist & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing - Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for The Legal Writer (4th ed. 2013)
Bradley G. Clary & Pamela Lysaght, Successful Legal Analysis and Writing: The Fundamentals (3d ed. 2010)
First day assignment
Richard K. Neumann, Jr. & Sheila Simon, Legal Writing (2d ed. 2011)— Read chapter 8.
Supplement—Read Part 2 (available after 8/1 at http://www1.law.umkc.edu/academic/LWP/index.html ), paying special attention to the Course Guidelines.
8531F
Lawyering Skills I Part 2
Section 8 Weddle
First day assignment
Neumann/Simon Ch. 8,
Review Supplement – Part 2 (pay special attention to Course Guidelines)
8531I
Intro to Law & Lawyering Process
Lehr-Lehnardt
Required text
Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing for International Graduate Students, 3rd Ed., by Nadia E. Nedzel (2012 Wolters Kluwer).
First day assignment
First-day assignment will be distributed during LLM Orientation classes.
8541 A
Property I
Long
First day assignment
Read pages 1-59 for the first week of classes. Consider the following discussion questions for the first class session:
• What is meant by the term “property” as it is used in the text?
• Why do we begin this course with an eighteenth century case about conquest and discovery?
• How is property law related to power, social policy, and regulation?
8541 B
Property I
Salinger
Required text
Property, 7th Edition by Jesse Dukeminier, James Krier, Gregory Alexander and Michael Schill, ISBN 978-0-7355-8899-8, Aspen Publishers, © 2010. Please make sure you have the 7th edition of the book, which is the most recent.

A Possessory Estates and Future Interests Primer, Third Edition by Peter T. Wendel, ISBN 978-0-314-18369-9, Thomson West, © 2007. Note that this book will not be necessary until early-to-mid October.

There will also be a syllabus available for downloading on the West TWEN site for this class. Make sure you register on the West TWEN site in advance to have access to the syllabus and other relevant class materials and notices that I will post from time to time during the semester. A paper copy of the syllabus and the course guidelines will be distributed on the first day of class.
First day assignment
For our first day of Property I on Tuesday, August 20th, please read and prepare pages 18 - 26 of your Property casebook by Dukeminier, Krier, et al. In addition to reading and briefing the case, write a 6-word case summary like the popular 6 word stories. (If you don't know what a 6 word story is, look it up on the internet.)
8541 C
Property I
Salinger
Required text
Property, 7th Edition by Jesse Dukeminier, James Krier, Gregory Alexander and Michael Schill, ISBN 978-0-7355-8899-8, Aspen Publishers, © 2010. Please make sure you have the 7th edition of the book, which is the most recent.
A Possessory Estates and Future Interests Primer, Third Edition by Peter T. Wendel, ISBN 978-0-314-18369-9, Thomson West, © 2007. Note that this book will not be necessary until early-to-mid October.
There will also be a syllabus available for downloading on the West TWEN site for this class. Make sure you register on the West TWEN site in advance to have access to the syllabus and other relevant class materials and notices that I will post from time to time during the semester. A paper copy of the syllabus and the course guidelines will be distributed on the first day of class.
First day assignment
For our first day of Property I on Tuesday, August 20th, please read and prepare pages 18 - 26 of your Property casebook by Dukeminier, Krier, et al. In addition to reading and briefing the case, write a 6-word case summary like the popular 6 word stories. (If you don't know what a 6 word story is, look it up on the internet.)
8552 (A)
Federal Taxation
Hoyt
Required text
11) 2014 West Federal Taxation, Comprehensive Vol (not 2013 or older)
2) Internal Revenue Code & Regs (Used copy is OK, but there's no need to purchase Code & Regs. Go to Prof Hoyt's web page for the statutes needed for this course.)
3) Compilation of cases – free from Prof. Hoyt's UMKC web page
First day assignment
                                 
West Tax Course;West Problems
Date     Topic                   Compilation (underlined)
8/19 
History/Tax Policy          Chap 1- 2 to 6; 1-27 to 31,
                                    skim rest of Ch. 1;
                                    skim Chap2:2-2 to 15; Ch 12-30&31

Exmptns/Filing Status     Chap3: 3-18 to 26
              Do problems: Chap 3: 21(b,e,f), 22, 39 [skim 46]

Qualifying Child -          3-10->18; 3-27->29; 3-34 & 35
Dependents            Prbs:Ch 3: 12,16,19,36,32 [skim 37,40]

8/21
Kiddie Tax                         Prbs:Ch 3: 11, 31, 49(a&b)

Who has Income? Who      4-15 to 18; 4-38 & 39
is the Taxpayer?                Chambers and Schuster
                                        Prbs:Ch4: 12, 40, 58(b-c)
8552 (B)
Federal Taxation
Wiseman
Required text
The required text is Fundamentals of Federal Income Taxation, 17th Edition. This is a new edition of the book and it was just published this week. If it is not in the bookstore by August 12, I will scan the first week’s reading and post in on Blackboard. It is important to have the correct edition, so be careful not to buy a used book of the previous edition. A complete syllabus will be posted on Blackboard by August 15.

The bookstore lists two other books. They are not required, but are recommended. The Bankman book is an “Explanations and Examples” book that many students have found helpful. The statutory compilation contains the statutes and regulations we will use in class. The statutes are also available online for free. I suggest you wait until after the first class to buy the statutory compilation. We will discuss all of these books during the first class.
First day assignment

For the first class on Monday, August 19, read chapter 1 (overview and sources of tax law). WE WILL START 15 MINUTES LATE FOR THE FIRST CLASS, AT 8:45 AM.

For Wednesday, August 22, read pages 39-49, 51-53 and 55-56.
8601A
Business Organizations
Downs
First day assignment
Syllabus (PDF)
8601B
Business Organizations
Luppino
Required texts
11th Edition of the Hamilton et al. book (ordered through the University Bookstore). You will not need to purchase any other materials for this course. Various other course materials will be posted on the course Blackboard site or accessible to you through other electronic means.
First day assignment
Syllabus; Case Study #1 (included at the end of the Syllabus); Categories List, Law Quotes List; TEXT—pp. 1-6; and Missouri Rules of Professional Conduct 4-1.6, 4-1.7 and Comment [28] thereto, 4-1.8 and 4-1.13 and all Comments thereto (the Rules of Professional Conduct are available at http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=707
Syllabus (PDF)
8601L
Transactional Lawyering Skills Lab
Luppino
First day assignment
Syllabus (PDF)
8605
Antitrust Law
Marciarille
First day assignment
Welcome to Antitrust. The course syllabus is posted on the course TWEN site, accessible through Westlaw. Please go to that site, register for the site, and access the syllabus there. Note that the 2013 CB Supplement has not yet been published. It will be published by mid-August, when the syllabus will be updated to reflect this information.
8609
Ethical Issues in Family Representation
Glesner Fines
First day assignment
Sign onto the course web page on TWEN. Look around on the site and familiarize yourself with its set-up. Carefully study the syllabus. Make sure you have your course materials Barbara Glesner Fines, Ethical Issues in Family Representation (ISBN-10: 1594605173 | ISBN-13: 978-1594605178) The text is available online from the bookstore and Carolina Academic Press  ( http://www.cap-press.com  ) or other online booksellers.
8611
Estates & Trusts
Hanna
First day assignment
Please read the first 48 pages of Wills, Trusts & Estates, Dukeminier, Johanson, Lindgren & Sitkoff (7th Edition), or through the estate planning problem (Section C in the 7th ed.) if you have a later edition of the book.
Note: We will be using an earlier edition of this book: Don't buy the 8th or 9th edition.
8611
Estates & Trusts
Hanna
First day assignment
Please read the first 48 pages of Wills, Trusts & Estates, Dukeminier, Johanson, Lindgren & Sitkoff (7th Edition), or through the estate planning problem (Section C in the 7th ed.) if you have a later edition of the book.
Note: We will be using an earlier edition of this book: Don't buy the 8th or 9th edition.
8614
Estate Planning & Drafting
Hanna
First day assignment
Please read pages 1-20, Chapter 1 in Price on Contemporary Estate Planning.
Note: It is not necessary to purchase the very expensive 2012 or 2013 edition of the Price text. Used editions from 2006 or later will be cheaper and satisfactory for our purposes.
8614R
Estate Planning & Retirement Benefits
Counts
Price
Required text
Life and Death Planning for Retirement Benefits by Natalie Choate (7th edition, 2011)
First day assignment
Please read chapter 1 of the textbook.
8615R
Estate Planning Charitable Giving
Hoyt
Required text
Main text: Warren, Gorham & Lamont publication: "Tax Economics of Charitable Giving" (WGL).
The relevant Code and Reg sections will be distributed to you in class. Go to Prof. Hoyt's UMKC web page for the cases and rulings needed for this course.
First day assignment
WEEK    SUBJECT                   ASSIGNMENT
8/20
Charitable Giving             Pho: Read pages 1-20 of the "First
Intro to income & estate           Day Assignment" at 
                                             Prof. Hoyt's UMKC web page ;
                                             Hoyt will print-out; and bring to class
8/27
Charitable Giving          C:170(a)&(c)&f(8);2055(a);2522(a);642(c)
Legal requirements:      WGL: Chaps 1-5; Parag. 9.01-.03[3];
Who? What? When?    26.02 & 26.09; skim Chaps 25 & 31
How much?                  Cas: Stjernholm; Davis; Marine
8621
Evidence
Foreman
First day assignment
Syllabus (PDF)
First week lesson plan (PDF)
Also, please enroll in the LexisNexis Web Course.
8633
First Amendment Law
Linder
First day assignment
Our first class, on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, will introduce Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment. Course materials, including the syllabus, notes, and cases are posted on “Exploring First Amendment Law,” a website created specifically for our course. The course site can be accessed using the Google search phrase “exploring first amendment law.”
In preparation for our class discussion, read the materials assigned for the first session, “Introduction to the Free Speech Clause:
Give some thought to what you think are the greatest benefits and the greatest costs that come from affording extensive constitutional protection for expressive activities.
8634A
Criminal Law
Eckhardt
Required text
Criminal Law and Its Processes: Cases and Materials, Ninth Edition by Sandford H. Kadish, Stephen J. Schulhofer, Carol Steiker and Rachel Barkow, ISBN 9781454817550, Aspen Publishers, © 2012.
Understanding Criminal Law, Sixth Edition by Joshua Dressler, ISBN 9780769848938, LexisNexis, © 2012.
First day assignment
Please read pages 1-19 in Chapter One of your textbook, Criminal Law and Its Processes: Cases and Materials, Ninth Edition.
Also read Chapter One, “Criminal Law: An Overview” in Understanding Criminal Law, Sixth Edition.
8634B
Criminal Law
Berger
Required text
Kadish, Schulhofer, Steiker and Barkow, Criminal Law and Its Processes (9th ed.)
First day assignment
Please read pp. 124-129; 91-93; 111-124; 93-97; Lawrence v. Texas on Professor Berger’s website, in the order listed.
8634C
Criminal Law
O'Brien
Required text
Kadesh, Schulhofer & Steiker, Criminal Law and its Processes, 9th Ed. (Walters Kluwer) Web site materials are posted on my faculty web page, http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/OBrienlinks.htm 
First day assignment
I. Crime and Punishment: What do we punish and why?
Web site materials:
My Life as a Slave, Frederick Douglass
Lawrence v. Texas
Casebook: pp. 75-88; Regina v. Dudley and Stevens;
pp. 124-139 United States v. Bernard L. Madoff; United States v. Gementera;
8635
Criminal Procedure I
Cantu
Required text
Kamisar, LaFave, Israel, King, Kerr, & Primus, Modern Criminal Procedure: Cases, Comments, & Questions (Thomson Reuters [West], 13th Ed. 2012) ) [This hard-bound edition is recommended for students planning to take both Criminal Procedure I & II. This is cheaper than buying both soft-cover volumes.]
OR
Kamisar, LaFave, Israel, King, Kerr, & Primus, Basic Criminal Procedure, Police Practices (Thomson Reuters [West], 13th Ed. 2012) (this soft-cover edition is recommended for students not planning to take Criminal Procedure II. The soft cover is identical to the hard cover, but published in two volumes. This volume covers all the materials in Criminal Procedure I; it is cheaper than the hard-cover edition.]
First day assignment
I. Introduction to the Course and Incorporation:
A. An Overview of the Criminal Justice Process, pp. 1-24; (skim this section for basic concepts)
B. The Sources of Criminal Procedure Law
    1. Fourteenth Amendment Due Process Clause: Incorporation, pp. 25-27; District of Columbia v. Heller; McDonald v. City of Chicago [Note the historical discussion of the Incorporation Doctrine]
    2. Selective Incorporation - Bodily Extractions, pp. 27-32 Rochin v. California; Schmerber v. California
8700
Trial Advocacy I
All sections
Foreman
First day assignment
Syllabus (PDF)
First week lesson plan (PDF)
Also, please enroll in the LexisNexis Web Course.
8702
Conflict of Laws
Rostron
Required Text
1. William M. Richman & William L. Reynolds, Understanding Conflict of Laws (revised 3d edition, LexisNexis, 2002). Copies should be available through the UMKC bookstore or you can purchase them through the publisher LexisNexis or other online sources. (The publisher recently changed the color of the cover of this book. It used to have a maroon and dull green color scheme, and now the cover is blue and gray. But the contents are the same. So just make sure you are getting the revised third edition, and you’ll have the right thing regardless of what color it is.)
2. Statutes & Rules booklet. This is a short booklet containing the text of relevant statutes and rules. It will be available from Sherry Schley, the assistant in the Hughes Suite. I will send a message to the class when it’s ready and available to be picked up. I expect to have it ready by some point during the week before the class begins.
3. Cases. I have assembled and edited a set of cases for you to read in this course. Again, you’ll be able to get this item from Sherry Schley in the Hughes Suite, and I’ll send a message to announce when it’s ready.
First day assignment
Please read:
1. Section 1 (pages 1-3) of the Richman & Reynolds book
2. Sections 3 through 8 (pages 5-12) of the Richman & Reynolds book
3. The Restatement provisions and Missouri statute on pages 1-3 of the “Statutes & Rules” booklet
44. The three cases (White v. Tennant, In re Jones’ Estate, and Munoz-Hoyos v. DeCortez) on pages 1-7 of the set of cases

Please note that the use of computers will not be permitted during this class.
8706
Complex Litigation
Tourtillott
Required text
In Klonoff, Bilich, & Malveaux, Class Actions and Other Multi-Party Litigation: Cases and Materials (West 3d ed. 2012),
First day assignment
In Klonoff, Bilich, & Malveaux, Class Actions and Other Multi-Party Litigation: Cases and Materials (West 3d ed. 2012), read: Rule 23 (pages lix-lxii of textbook) Pages 1-15 (excluding Notes & Questions)
8707B
Advanced Legal Writing : Business Contract Drafting
Merrick
First day assignment
The students need to read the syllabus. Sign up for the class on TWEN and do the following assignment:
Translating the Business Deal into Contract Concepts. This unit provides the framework for the course. It teaches students the analytic skill that deal lawyers use when drafting and reviews the basic contract concepts from a deal lawyer’s perspective.
Reading Assignment
Chapter 1 – A Few Words.
Chapter 2 – The Building Blocks of Contracts.
Chapter 3 – Translating the Business Deal – Part 1.
Chapter 4 – Translating the Business Deal – Part 2.
Chapter 5 – A Contract’s Parts.
Syllabus (PDF)
8707C
Advanced Legal Writing : Litigation Drafting
Weddle
First day assignment
Ray and Cox, Ch. 1 and 11, pp. 248-67
8721
Commercial Transactions
Ferguson
Required text
The text for this course is Ronald J. Mann, Payment Systems and Other Financial Transactions: Cases, Materials and Problems (5th.ed.2011), Chromsky, Kunz et al, Selected Commercial Statutes for Payment Systems Courses (2013), and Nickels & Matthews, Payment Law (5th ed. 2005)
First day assignment
Unless otherwise announced, class presentation and discussion presume that class members are familiar with the assigned materials. Please read from the text Part One Payment Systems Assignment #1 The Basic Checking Relationship and the Right to Pay Checks pp. 3-25
8725E
Energy Law
Ragsdale
First day assignment
Please read Text (Bossleman, etal)
pp 1-26
pp 1138-1144
pp 956-959
8729C
Cultural Preservation Law
Ragsdale
First day assignment
Please read text (Brown & Byrne)
pp 1-56
8730I
Intro to American Law and Culture
Thomas
First day assignment
Please read pp. 1-42 from Introduction to the Law and Legal System of the United States and read and brief the case of United States v. Eidson. (PDF)
8731
Professional Responsibility
Glesner Fines
First day assignment
1. Sign on
Sign onto the course web page on TWEN. Look around on the site and familiarize yourself with its set-up. Read everything that is under the section Syllabus & Policies.
2. Introduce yourself
Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NR56N7N  and complete the short survey there. Please do so as soon as possible but no later than August 16.
3. Make sure you have your course materials Barbara Glesner Fines, Professional Responsibility (CAP 2012) ISBN-10: 1594606501 | ISBN-13: 978-1594606502. The text is available through the bookstore or online from Carolina Academic Press ( http://www.cap-press.com ) or other online booksellers.
In addition, you should have a copy of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. A free copy is available online through the ABA Center for Professional Conduct or any copy of a rules supplement.
4. Prepare for our first class
In our first class, we will discuss the scope and purposes of our class and organize ourselves. To prepare, read the Preamble and table of contents of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and Chapter One of the text.
8733
Children in the Law
Kisthardt
Required Text
Abrams and Ramsey, Children in the Law ( 4th ed.)
First day assignment
On the first day we will be discussing the current status of children in America. To prepare please review the Kids Count Report (www.aecf.org/MajorInitiatives/KIDSCOUNT.aspx) and The State of America's Children 2012 produced by the Children's Defense Fund (www.childrensdefense.org) and the 2013 state update (www.childrensdefense.org/child-research-data-publications/data/state-data-repository/children-in-the-states.html). Please review the most current national data as well as the data from Missouri. Be prepared to discuss the indicators that are used to assess the state of well-being of America’s children as well as how Missouri fares in relation to the country as a whole. Also, please read and be prepared to discuss pages 1-15 in the text. Finally, you should be thinking about a topic for the seminar paper which we will be discussing during the first few weeks of classes.
8735
Seminar in Famous Trials
Linder
First day assignment
For our first session on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, we will be discussing the Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial of 1865. All class materials are posted on my “Famous Trials” website. In preparation for class discussion, please read the introductory essay (“The Trial of the Lincoln Conspirators”), posted biographies of “Ten Conspirators,” selected trial excerpts (of your own choosing), the summation of John Bingham (link provided on the “Trial Transcript Excerpts” page), and whatever other of my posted pages attract your interest. Be prepared to discuss the “Questions for Study” linked to my account: pages attract your interest. Be prepared to discuss the “Questions for Study” linked to my account:
1. What advantages, from the standpoint of the Johnson Administration, did a trial by military commission have over a civilian trial?
2. Was the use of a military trial constitutional?
3. On a scale of 1 (kangaroo court) to 10 (model of due process), how fair was the trial? What seemed most unfair about the trial?
4. What were the prosecution's main goals? Were they accomplished?
5. How many conspiracies were there, under the prosecution's theory?
6. Did all of the defendants deserve to be convicted? If some did not, which should have been acquitted?
7. Was there a chance that Herold, Atzerodt, or Powell could have been spared?
8. Was it constitutional for President Johnson to enter an order denying any review of the decision to execute Mary Surratt?
9. Was Jefferson Davis aware of Booth's conspiracy? If so, did he approve the plot?
10. Should Jefferson Davis have been tried for war crimes?

The Famous Trials site can be accessed by using the Google search term “famous trials” (or just “trials”). Note that a tentative syllabus for the seminar is accessible from that page (look at the fine print under the trial images) as well as the information of the Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy trial. For those wanting to get a jump on things this summer, you might look and the page linked off the syllabus page labeled “Grading and Course Project” (www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/Lind2008grading.html)
8736
Debtor Creditor Rights
Stingley
First day assignment
Class on August 20, 2013
a. Read CB pp. 3-28.
b. In addition to the general discussion please be prepared to discuss Problem 1.1 and time permitting Problem 1.2. found on pages 28 and 29 of the Case Book.
c. At the end of this class period, as will occur at the end of every class period this semester, please submit to me in writing what point is not clear to you from the readings and lecture. These questions will be submitted anonymously. At the start of the next class period if there appears to be a point that the class generally did not understand I will go back to that point at the beginning of the next class period and attempt to make the point clearer. If I do not cover a point at the next class period please feel free to reach out to me individually.

Class on August 22, 2013
a. Read SS pp. 1371-1432.
b. In addition to the general discussion please be prepared to discuss Problem 1.3 found on Page 29 of the Case Book.
c. The sections of the Fair Credit Reporting Act which are now part of the Consumer Financial Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) which will be discussed from SS will be 1681a, 1681b, 1681c, 1681c-1, 1681c-2, 1681d, 1681g, 1681h, 1681i, 1681m, 1681n, 1681o, and 1681s-2.
d. In addition to the materials set out in the Syllabus to read I recommend reading the following cases. The cases will likely be discussed in this class period.
   i. Nelson vs. Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corp., 282 F.3d 1057 (9th Cir. 2002).
   ii. White vs. Trans Union LLC, 462 F. Supp. 2d 1079 (C.D. Cal. 2006).
   iii. Hickson vs. Home Federal of Atlanta, 805 F. Supp. 1567 (N.D. Ga. 1992).
   iv. Rivera vs. Bank One, 145 F.R.D. 614 (D.P.R. 1993)
8747
Appellate Advocacy II
Suni
First day assignment
For class Friday, please go to the Moot Court website: http://www1.law.umkc.edu/suni/appad/index.htm and review the Program Overview, the Calendar and the assignment for the first class (posted under Class and Competition Information). This is a short assignment.
8751
Family Law
Kisthardt
Required text
The text for the course is Harris, Teitelbaum & Carbone, Family Law (4th edition) published by Aspen. ISBN is 978-0-7355-7971-2.
First day assignment
Please work through the online CALI lesson on Active Listening found at http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/profiles/glesnerfines/cali/listen/
8753
International Law
Lynch
First day assignment
International Law Selected Documents, pp. 673-707 (Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, Helsinki Declaration on the Protection of the Ozone Layer, Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer)
8763
Labor Law
Wright
Price
Required text
Cox, Bok, Gorman and Finkin, Labor Law (15th ed)

First day assignment
Week No. & Date            Subject                             Pages in text
1   8/20 & 8/22                Overview, Procedure,          40-53; 66-77;
                                      Jurisdiction                       text of National Labor
                                                                             Relations Act; 53-65

The text of the National Labor Relations Act is available at: www.nlrb.gov/national-labor-relations-act
8764
Administrative Law
Eckhardt
Required text
Administrative Law: A Casebook, Seventh Edition by Bernard Schwartz, Roberto L. Corrada, and J. Robert Brown, Jr., ISBN 9780735587465, Wolters Kluwer, © 2010.
First day assignment
We will begin with Chapter I - “Administrative Agencies and Administrative Law” in the textbook Administrative Law: A Casebook, Seventh Edition.
A Syllabus with specific case assignments is on the table in the Cardozo Suite, 2-200.
8765
Federal Jurisdiction
Wolfe
Required text
Federal Courts: Cases, Comments and Questions Redish, Sherry and Pfander (Seventh Edition)
First day assignment
Before the first class, you must register for TWEN!!!!

Please Note that the TWEN site for this class is being modified. The syllabus will be uploaded once it is completed.
For the first class, please temporarily forget everything you know or believe about the role and responsibility of the federal courts. Then, read the following materials:

Article III of the Constitution
Federalist Papers 78, 80 and 82
The Federalist Papers are available on the TWEN page for this class. Article III of the Constitution may be found in the book and if you do not yet have a book, I am sure you can find it somewhere.

As you read these materials, consider and be prepared to answer the following question: If you were solely responsible for deciding the functions and powers of the judicial branch for the United States at the time the Constitution was being debated, how would you alter Article III?
8770
State & Local Government Law
Moore
First day assignment
No first day assignment.
8773
Environmental Law
Kloeckner
First day assignment
No first day assignment.
8793A
Health Law I
Marciarille
First day assignment
Welcome to Health Law I. The 1st day assignment for HLI is posted on the course TWEN page, accessible through Westlaw, under "course materials." Please note that the 7th edition of the Furrow, et al casebook (2013, 7th edition) is the correct edition for this course. I cannot recommend attempting to use 6th edition (or earlier editions) for this course. Far too much has changed.
A full syllabus will be posted on this same TWEN site by August 15th.
8798
Business Torts
Abdel-khalik
Required text
The coursebook we will be using is Trademarks, Unfair Competition & Business Torts by Beebe, Cotter, Lemley, Menell, and Merges. There is, I believe, only one edition released. In addition, there are two supplemental packets that you will be able to pick up from Sherry Schley, the Hughes Suite Administrative Assistant.
First day assignment
Welcome to Business Torts. The focus of this class is tort actions that competitors can raise against other competitors generally to prevent unfair competition. For the first day, please read pages 1-17 in the Casebook and pages 1-16 in the Supplemental Reading Packet. If you have any questions or difficulty finding the textbooks, please email me at abdelkhalikj@umkc.edu .
8808
Intellectual Property Law
Holman
First day assignment
Please read Chapter 1 of Intellectual Property in New Technological Age (6th Ed.) and be prepared to discuss your response to problem 1-1.
8813
Employment Discrimination
Levit
Required text
Michael J. Zimmer, Charles A. Sullivan, and Rebecca Hanner White, Cases and Materials on Employment Discrimination (Aspen Publishers, 8th ed., 2013). (This is a new edition,  Please note the 7th edition will not work).
You do not need to purchase a statutory supplement.
First day assignment
For our first class on Tuesday, August 20, please read The Policy Bases for Antidiscrimination Laws in the Supplement on the web (pages 239-61). A syllabus for the course and notes about class participation can be downloaded from the internet at law2.umkc.edu/faculty/levitlinks.htm under Employment Discrimination Syllabus Fall 2013. There are no dates attached to the readings in the syllabus. At the end of each class, I will tell you the reading assignment for the next class. I will also alert you if any of the readings are cases to download from the links in the syllabus. On that same web page, you will also find a link to a variety of prior exams and answer keys. See you soon!
8815
Products Liability
Rostron
Required text
We will not be using a conventional textbook in this course. The reading assignments will be a set of materials that I have put together, including cases and a statutory supplement. The materials will be available from Sherry Schley, the assistant in the Hughes Suite. I will send a message to the class when they are ready and available to be picked up. I expect to have them ready by some point during the week before the class begins.
First day assignment
Please read “Assignment A” (in other words, the pages numbered A-1 through A-10).
Please note that the use of computers will not be permitted during this class.
8820
Criminal Trial Techniques
Hobbs
Wrysch
Required text
Missouri Criminal Trial Practice by James R. Wyrsch, Susan Hunt, and Judge Anthony Nugent, published by Harrison Law Books. This book is available in the UMKC Law Library.
First day assignment
Chapters 2, 6, 7 & 12.
8822
Post Conviction Remedies
O'Brien
Required text
There is no required text for this course. Professor O’Brien will excerpt cases and other materials for each class and post them to the class link on his faculty web page, http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/OBrienlinks.htm 
First day assignment
This class will explore the role that the Writ of Habeas Corpus plays in the enforcement of constitutional rights, and the tensions arising from resort to the Great Writ in the Jim Crow era.
Reading:
Frank v. Mangum
Doug Linder’s Famous Trials Web site –The Leo Frank case: http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/frank/frankmain.html 
Moore v. Dempsey

Class 2: Federalism and the Habeas Remedy, Part 2.
Giving state prisoners a solid foothold for bringing their constitutional claims to federal courts via habeas corpus had a profound impact on the structure of post-conviction litigation in state and federal court.
Reading:
Brown v. Allen
Case v. Nebraska
Kaiser v. Williams

Readings available at http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/OBrienlinks.htm
8831R
International Human Rights Law
Lehr-Lehnardt
Required text
International Human Rights: Problems of Law, Policy, and Practice, by Richard B. Lillich, et al (5th ed., Aspen, 2011).
First day assignment
Read from the textbook, pages 2-11 and pages 23-31. In addition, read an extract from Louis Henkin, The Age of Rights (PDF), 1-10 (Columbia: 1990). (PDF) The attached file is also available in paper form in the Marshall Suite.
8832
Law of International Trade & Finance
Lynch
First day assignment
Please read casebook, pp. 1-6
8834
Tax Procedure
Boman
Schuler
First day assignment
Please read Federal Taxation Practice and Procedure – Chapter 1, 2, and 3
8838
Tax Practicum
Wiseman
First day assignment
We will meet at various times the first and second week of class. I sent out an email to all students enrolled in the course. If you did not receive the email, please contact me at wisemanj@umkc.edu .
8850
Applied Evidence
Berman
First day assignment
Before the first day of class, you should enroll in the LexisNexis Web Course for Applied Evidence. You can do so by taking the following steps:
1) Log on to Lexis.
2) Go to Web Courses.
3) Go to Browse Course Catalogue.
4) Go to UMKC (Missouri, University of - Kansas City),
5) Scroll down to Applied evidence,
6) Click "Enroll." Once you have done all this, you should then be enrolled in the webcourse.

Be sure to read the information contained in Announcements and Syllabus and review the table in Syllabus showing the progression of course coverage. For the first session review FRE 103, 104, 611 and 612. We will talk about the adversary system and your understanding of your obligation as a trial lawyer in regard to the admission and exclusion of evidence.
8853
Seminar, Law, Science and Technology
Berman
First day assignment
No first day assignment.
8874
Tax Exempt Organizations
Hoyt
Required text
1. Hill and Mancino, Tax Exempt Organizations (older editions are OK)
2. Internal Revenue Code & Regs– will be distributed in class
3. Cases & rulings at Prof. Hoyt's UMKC web page; download:
First day assignment
Week    Subject                             Assignment
8/19
Intro to Tax Exempt Orgs       C: 501(a)-(c); 501(i); 527; 528
History; Policy               Reg: 1.501(c)-(4) through 1.501(c)-(7)
Survey of Exempt Orgs   H: 1-2 to 5; 13-2 to 8; 14-3 to 18;
                                        15-9 to 13; 16-2 to 10 and 16-19>22
                                    Cas: Spanish-Am Assn RevRul: 83-164
8/26
State Law Issues          H: 2-17 to 21; 10-29 to 33
                            Mo Stat: 355.025-26,36,76,96->236,316->501
                                  Cas: RS Mo 537.117; PLR 200134025
                                  Pr: State law 1->5
8875
Real Estate Transactions
O'Flaherty
Required text
Real Estate Transfer, Finance and Development Cases and Materials, Eight Edition by Grant S. Nelson, Dale A. Whitman, Ann M. Burkhart, and R. Wilson Freyermuth, West American Casebook Series, published by West/Thomson Reuters, ISBN 9780314194466, © 2009.
*Please note that this textbook is the newest edition, released in 2009, and is required for all students enrolled in the class.
First day assignment
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
1. Please read pages 21 - 42 in the textbook*.
2. Review Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Contract (pick up in Cardozo Suite)
8883
National Security Law Seminar
Green
Required text
National Security Law (Fifth Edition) by Stephen Dycus, Arthur L. Berney, William C. Banks, and Peter Raven-Hansen, ISBN 978073559753, Wolters-Kluwer, © 2011.
First day assignment
Please read: Course Text Chapters 1 & 2 pp. 1 - 23
Skim: Text “Contents” pp. xiii - xxxiii
Bring to class: One or more clipping(s) from a National Newspaper or magazine (print or electronic media) concerning current national security issues w/significant legal component. Appropriate sources are NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Time, Newsweek, US News & World Report, The Economist, Weekly Standard. (KC Star and USA Today are not preferred sources.)
8886
Corporate Tax I
Wiseman
Required text
The required text is Fundamentals of Corporate Taxation, 8th Edition. It is important to have the correct edition, so be careful when you are buying a used book. A complete syllabus will be posted on Blackboard by August 15. First day assignment
For the first week of class, read chapter 1 and be prepared to discuss the problems on page 26.

The statutory compilation contains the statutes and regulations we will use in class. The statutes are also available online for free. I suggest you wait until after the first class to buy the statutory compilation.
8888R
Partnership Taxation
Luppino
Required text
You are not required to purchase a textbook for this course. I will provide several outlines and other study aids I have prepared. Reading assignments will include some sections of the treatise McKee, Nelson & Whitmire, Federal Taxation of Partnerships and Partners (Warren, Gorham & Lamont), available to enrolled students through their student Westlaw access (at database WGL-PARTNER).

For classes you do need to have a compilation of Internal Revenue Code and Treasury Regulations provisions. Lathrope (Ed.), Selected Federal Taxation Statutes and Regulations (most current edition) is suitable; or comparable compilation approved by me or electronic access to Internal Revenue Code and Treasury Regulations (whichever, “Statutes/Regs”). However, you will not be able to access your Statutes/Regs electronically at the final exam, so you should consider having a paper copy for the exam even if you want to use electronic access for class session preparation and in class.

Many students have spoken favorably of a book entitled The Logic of Subchapter K by Laura Cunningham and Noel Cunningham. You might find it to be a useful study aid for this course; so consider that book “recommended.”
First day assignment
Read Course Syllabus and Memorandum Re: Overview of Partnership Taxation (both should be available in paper form in the Whittaker Suite and electronically on the course Blackboard site by August 12).
Syllabus (PDF)
8890A
Sports Law Amateur
Black
First day assignment
Read chapter one of Sports Law and Regulation; and watch the NFHS concussion video, which can be accessed here (PDF).
8892R
Taxation of Estates, Gifts and Trusts
Wiseman
Required text
Materials for this class will be posted on Blackboard.
First day assignment
Wednesday, August 21 , 2013
Topic: Orientation
Text: Chapter 1: pp. 1-28 (Taxation of Estates, Gifts and Trusts, Campfield, Dickinson, Turnier (24rd Ed.))

Topic: Introduction to Gift Tax
Text: Chapter 2: pp. 29-36
Code & Regulations: §§ 2001 (c), 2010, 2501, 2502 (skim), 2503(a), 2505
Problems: p. 36: ¶2013. We will discuss this in class, so at least be familiar with the problem even if you do not understand how to analyze it.

Topic: What Constitutes a Gift
Text: Chapter 3: pp. 39-42; 54-62; 63-64; [omit ¶¶3,019-3,043; 3,087; 3091; 3095]
Problems: p. 59: ¶3081
8893R
Taxation of Property Transactions
Schedler
First day assignment
Syllabus (PDF)
Class 1 problems (PDF)
8897
Seminar in Analytical Strategies
Weddle
Required text
Paula Lustbader, Construction Sites, Building Types, and Bridging Gaps: A Cognitive Theory of the Learning Progression of Law Students, 33 Willamette L. Rev. 315 (1997). 
First day assignment
Be prepared to discuss how to apply Prof. Lustbader’s theory to students in their first weeks of law school.
8903
Legal Investigations
O'Brien
Required text
BRANT HOUSTON, THE INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER’S HANDBOOK: A GUIDE TO DOCUMENTS, DATABASES AND TECHNIQUES (5th Ed. 2009) ISBN-10: 0312589972. 

Other materials will be provided via web site

First day assignment
For our first class on August 20, 2013, please read pp. 1-9, and 16-32. We look forward to seeing you!

 

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