University of Wisconsin–Madison

Initial Assignments - Spring 2019

First Year Courses

  • Civil Procedure II, Prof. Linda Greene (1L elective)
    Initial Assignment

  • International Law, Prof. Huneeus (1L elective)
    Review the Syllabus.
    Read in Dunoff Rattner Wippman textbook pp. 1-16 (top) and pp. 22 (start with Section A) to 31.
    Seek examples of international law in current events or in your daily life and come prepared to share one example.

  • Intro to Criminal Procedure, Prof. Findley (1L elective)
    Read pages 1-51 in the Course Materials, available on the course Canvas page
  • Legal Research and Writing II, First Assignment for All Sections
    Sections 1 through 6, and Section 8:  Classes meeting on Monday, January 14
    Sections 7, and 9 through 12:  Classes meeting on Tuesday, January 15
    Joan M. Rocklin, et al., An Advocate Persuades (2016), chapters 1 and 2.

  • Legislation and Regulation, Prof. Desai
    Initial Assignment

  • Property, Section 101, Prof. Klug
    Read pp. xxxiii through xlviii of the Casebook, and Passing (also available on the course Canvas site)
  • Property, Section 102, Prof. Miriam Seifter
    Our casebook ("CB") is Singer et al., Property Law, 7th ed. 2017.  For the first class on Monday, January 14, please read and be prepared to discuss CB pp. 3-21 (through note 8), and pp. 25-29 (through note 2).
  • Property, Section 103, Prof. Ard
    The texbook is Singer et al., Property Law:  Rules, Policies and Practices (7th ed. 2017).   For Monday, January 14, please read and be prepared to discuss pp. 3-22, through note 9. 
     
  • Torts, Section 101, Prof. Alta Charo
    Reading Assignments and Information Sheet

  • Torts Section 102, Prof. Alta Charo
    Reading Assignments and Information Sheet

  • Torts, Section 104, Prof. Pilar Ossorio
    Textbook:  Franklin, Rabin, Green, Geistfeld, Tort Law and Alternatives:  Cases and Materials, 10th Ed. (Foundation Press, 2016).
    Assignment for Monday January 14:  Read Pages 1-18; pp. 35-39; and pages 44-52 in the text.
    For Wednesday January 16, read pp. 53-62 (stop at C.); and pp. 72-87 (stop at D.) in the text.

  • Torts, Section 105, Prof. Barkan
    Attached is a copy of the course syllabus
    The Casebook is:Torts: Cases and Questions, by Farnsworth and Grady (2d ed. 2009) Assignment for Monday, January 14: 
    Casebook, Introduction, pp. xxxv-xlviii  (background reading--will not discuss in class)
    Boyle, “First Year Mystification and Legal Argument”  (background reading--will not discuss in class)
    Hammontree v. Jenner  (will discuss in class)
    Casebook, pp. 1-4 (will discuss in class)
    Garratt v. Dailey 1 and 2  (will discuss in class)

  • Torts, Sections 106 and 107, Prof. Megan McDermott
    Read Cattau v. National Insurance Services of Wisconsin, Inc., 2016AP493 (petition for review granted Oct. 9, 2018). Available at https://www.wicourts.gov/ca/opinion/DisplayDocument.pdf?content=pdf&seqNo=214156. Come to the first class prepared to discuss the following questions:  

    • What is the harm that plaintiffs are seeking a remedy for?

    • Why are plaintiffs seeking to hold MidAmerica and NIS liable?

    • What are the elements of a negligence claim, and where in the majority opinion are they discussed?

    • Why does the Court of Appeals affirm the dismissal of the plaintiffs' negligence claim?

    • Do you agree or disagree with the Court of Appeals' majority?

Readings from our casebook (Robertson, Powers, Anderson, and Wilborn, Cases and Materials on Torts, 5th ed.) will begin on Thursday, January 17.

2L and 3L Courses

  • Civil Procedure II, Prof. Linda Greene
    Initial Assignment

  • Intro to Criminal Procedure, Prof. Findley (1L elective)
    Read pages 1-51 in the Course Materials, available on the course Canvas page
  • International Law, Prof. Huneeus (1L elective)
    Review the Syllabus.
    Read in Dunoff Rattner Wippman textbook pp. 1-16 (top) and pp. 22 (start with Section A) to 31.
    Seek examples of international law in current events or in your daily life and come prepared to share one example.

  • Professional Responsibilities, Section 001, Prof. Timothy Pierce:  
    For the first class on Monday, January 14, please do the following:  Read the Syllabus, which contains important information about class policies.  Read Chapter One of the course textbook, Professional Responsibility:  A Contemporary Approach, Pearce Knake et al (3rd edition).   Sign up for the class TWEN site -- this is the ONLY place where future assignments will be posted, and I will communicate with the class through TWEN. 

  • Professional Responsibilities, Section 002, Prof. Timothy Pierce
    For the first class on Tuesday, January 15, please do the following:  Read the Syllabus, which contains important information about class policies.  Read Chapter One of the course textbook, Professional Responsibility:  A Contemporary Approach, Pearce Knake et al (3rd edition).   Sign up for the class TWEN site -- this is the ONLY place where future assignments will be posted, and I will communicate with the class through TWEN.  

  • Professional Responsibilities, Section 003, Prof. Noah Fiedler:
    For the first class on Wednesday, January 16, read the assignment for that day on the Reading List.

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