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2012 Spring


Administrative Law (Larson)   SL# 17805 LAW-600 001

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Adv Legal Research (Trotta)   SL# 14533 LAW-736 001

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Adv Research:Law, Science & Technology (Marchant)   SL# 27246 LAW-791 31

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Advanced Estate Planning (Becker)   SL# 14546 LAW-660 001

Thursday, January 12

Please read:
Chapter 1 - The Estate Planning Process
and
Chapter 2 - Basic Rules of Property Transfers Upon Death




Antitrust (Rose)   SL# 26383 LAW-601 001

ANTITRUST Professor Jonathan Rose Spring 2012 First assignment for Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Areeda , Kaplow & Edlin, Antitrust Analysis (6th ed.), Chapter 1, pp. 1-45. Prior to the first day of class, please get copy of the Course Syllabus and Antitrust Class Coverage from Blackboard




Applied Evidence in Trial Advocacy (Dallyn)   SL# 20698 LAW-791 016

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Arbitration (Meyerson)   SL# 26442 LAW-701 001

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Arizona Constitutional Law (Bender)   SL# 13103 LAW-658 001

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Arizona Media Law (Bodney)   SL# 13097 LAW-705 001

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Arizona Water Law (Feller;McGinnis)   SL# 26401 LAW-691 013

The reading assignment for the first two seminar meetings is posted on Blackboard and is reproduced below. The version on Blackboard is better-formatted and therefore easier to read.

Arizona Water Law Seminar Spring 2012 Professors Feller and McGinnis

Reading Assignment for First Two Classes: Tuesday, January 10, and Tuesday, January 17

Preliminary Reading

[As per our previous e-mail, we recommend that, before the first class, students without a previous course in water law read the following parts of Water Law in a Nutshell by David Getches:

Chapter One, Part II: Legal Systems for Water Allocations Chapter Three (Prior Appropriation), Part I: General Description Part IV: Elements of Appropriation Part V: Priority: Linchpin of the Appropriative Right

Since we will be focusing on Arizona, you may skip the paragraphs that discuss specifics of Colorado’s unique system of water law. Students with a previous course in water law may also find this material helpful as a review of basic principles. ]

Tuesday, January 10

[For those without a previous course in water law, we recommend that you read the following parts of Water Law in a Nutshell by David Getches: Chapter Three (Prior Appropriation), Part VII (Extent of the Appropriative Right): Section A (Measure of the Right: Beneficial Use) Section B (Beneficial Use as a Limit) Students with a previous course in water law may also find this material helpful.]

For the first seminar meeting, read the following two documents, which are posted on Blackboard:

1. Joseph Feller, A Very Brief Overview of Water Supply and Use in Arizona, December, 2011

Given the information in this overview, would you say that there is currently a water shortage or crisis in Arizona in the short term? In the long term? If so, what should be done to address the problem in the short term? In the long term?

2. Hurley v. Abbott (Ariz. Territorial Court, 3d. Dist., 1910) (“The Kent Decree”)

We will read and discuss the Kent Decree, which is named after the Territorial judge who wrote it, for three reasons:

i. It is a good introduction to the doctrine of prior appropriation as applied in Arizona.

ii. It is the legal basis for most existing surface water rights in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Many of these rights have been transferred to the cities of Phoenix and Tempe and are used by these cities to supply their municipal water systems.

iii. It raises several legal issues that are still relevant today.

The following are some notes and questions to think about as you read the Kent Decree:

• On pages 3- 4 of the decree, the court discusses an earlier lawsuit brought by M. Wormser in 1887 and resulting in a decision issued by Judge Kibbey in 1892. According to the court, the parties to that lawsuit had proceeded on a misunderstanding of the doctrine of prior appropriation. What was the nature of that misunderstanding?

• Along the same line, in 1935 the Arizona Supreme Court wrote in Tattersfield v. Putnam: “Every right to the use of water for irrigation must be appurtenant to a particular piece of land and the ownership of diversion works and ditches does not entitle such owner to a ‘floating’ water right, for the beneficial use is the basis, measure and limit to the use of water.” 45 Ariz. 156, 162 (1935)

• When the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation builds dams and canals to supply water to landowners, it typically obtains rights to that water in its own name. However, in the context of one of the Bureau’s first major undertakings, the Newlands Project on the Truckee and Carson Rivers in Nevada, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that “the Government's ‘ownership’ of the water rights was at most nominal; the beneficial interest in the rights confirmed to the Government resided in the owners of the land within the Project to which these water rights became appurtenant upon the application of Project water to the land.” Nevada v. United States, 463 U.S. 100, 126 (1983). The Court concluded that the government was not free to reallocate Project water from the landowners to other purposes. Nonetheless, where a landowner depends on a government project, rather than her own diversion ditch, to deliver water to which she has a right, the right may be useless without a contract with the government that obligates the government to deliver the water. Therefore, as a practical matter, such contracts may determine the terms and conditions under which landowners receive and use water. See, e.g., Klamath Water Users Protective Ass'n v. Patterson, 191 F.3d 1115 (9th Cir. 1999), Madera Irr. Dist. v. Hancock, 985 F.2d 1397 (9th Cir. 1993).

• As noted on page 5 of the opinion, in 1903 the Bureau of Reclamation began the construction of Roosevelt Dam, the largest element of the Salt River Project (SRP), on the Salt River about 75 miles east of Phoenix. The Bureau also built Granite Reef Diversion Dam about 50 miles downstream of Roosevelt Dam. The canals that serve the Salt River Valley, including Tempe and Phoenix, begin at Granite Reef. No water is diverted at Roosevelt Dam. What, then, is the purpose of Roosevelt Dam?

• As the Kent Decree determined, appropriative rights to hundreds of thousands of acre-feet of water from the Salt River had already been established before Roosevelt Dam was built. What constraint do these rights place on the operation of the dam? What water may be stored in Roosevelt Lake behind the dam?

• As also noted on page 5 of the opinion, after P.T. Hurley instituted the lawsuit in1905, the U.S. government intervened and impleaded all landowners in the Salt River Valley, 4,800 in all. Why did the government find it necessary to involve all landowners in the lawsuit? (For a similar reason, Congress declined to authorize construction of the Central Arizona Project to divert Colorado River to southern Arizona until after the competing claims of Arizona and California to the river’s water were resolved in Arizona v. California, 373 U.S. 546 (1963)).

• Must the dam’s operators always release enough water to satisfy all pre-dam water rights? If you look at SRP’s Daily Water Report, http://www.srpwater.com/dwr/ , you will see that, under the heading “Runoff,” SRP reports the amount of water flowing into its reservoirs each day. Why is it essential to constantly measure the amount of water flowing into the reservoirs?

• The court declares, on page 6 of the opinion, that “[t]he actual amount of water that may be appropriated for irrigation, therefore, is the amount that the landowner can and does actually use in the necessary and economical irrigation of his land for cultivation.” (Emphasis added.) However, in the rest of the opinion, the court does not rely on measurements of the amount of water that had actually been applied to each claimant’s land. How, instead, does the court determine the amount of each claimant’s appropriative right? Is this method an adequate substitute for actual measurements?

• In order to make its determinations, the court must employ an assumption regarding the “duty of water.” The duty of water means the amount of water that it takes to irrigate an acre of cropland. The court, somewhat arbitrarily, assumes a duty of water of 48 “miner’s inches” per quarter-section of land.

• Water rights are about quantity. We recommend that you become familiar with the quantities involved by running through an exercise in multiplication and division:

o A miner’s inch is an antiquated unit of water flow equal to the amount of water that will flow through a one-square-inch hole under a certain pressure. Near the end of the opinion, on page 15, the court states that a miner’s inch is equal to 1/40 of one cubic foot per second, or 0.025 cfs. How many cfs is 48 miner’s inches.

o A section of land is one square mile, or 640 acres. How many acres is a quarter-section?

o How many cfs per acre is 48 miner’s inches per quarter section?

o The duty of water is often expressed in acre-feet of water per acre of land per year. A flow of one cubic foot per second (cfs) is equal to about 720 acre-feet per year. How many acre-feet per acre is 48 miner’s inches per quarter section?

o “Acre-feet per acre,” though a common expression, is an odd unit of measurement in that “acre” appears both in the numerator and in the denominator: (acre x foot)/acre

By the rules of algebra, the acres in the numerator and in the denominator cancel out:

1 (acre x foot)/acre = 1 foot

What is the physical interpretation of a duty of water measured in feet?

o On average, Phoenix gets about 7 inches of rainfall per year. How many acre-feet per acre is that? How does the duty of water assumed by the court in the Kent decree compare with the natural rainfall?

o The court states, on page 7, that the total of all the water rights that it has adjudicated is approximately 58,000 miner’s inches. How many acre-feet per year is that? How does that compare with the average annual flow of the Salt River?

• At the end of the top paragraph on page 8, the Court states that the presumed duty of water of 48 miner’s inches of water per quarter-section of land is “subject, however, to an increase or decrease of such standard upon application to the Court in this suit hereafter as conditions may require and develop after due trial of such amount as such standard.” Now, over one hundred years later, we know that modern farming techniques, as well as crops that require less water than alfalfa, allow farming with substantially less water. Should the water rights determined by the Kent Decree therefore be reduced? What about those rights that have long since been transferred to municipal use as farms were replaced by residential subdivisions?

• On pages 8 and 9 the court increases the amount of the water rights in order to account for losses by evaporation and seepage from the canals. In so doing, the court takes into consideration, among other things, “the wasteful ordinary open earth channel[s] now in use.” (Page 8.) The amount of the increase is substantial, amounting to 36% for lands served by the Arizona Canal. But earlier, on page 6, the court stated the actual amount of water that may be appropriated for irrigation “is the amount that the landowner can and does actually use in the necessary and economical irrigation of his land for cultivation.” (Emphasis added.) Given this principle, is it correct to include in the water rights amounts of water that are lost by seepage and evaporation from “wasteful” canals? Now that many canals in the valley are lined with concrete, should these allowances be reconsidered?

Tuesday, January 17

For the second seminar meeting, please read the following article, which is posted on Blackboard:

Joseph M. Feller, The Adjudication that Ate Arizona Water Law, 49 ARIZ. L. REV. 405 (2007)




Bankruptcy Litigation (1st 6 week session) (Salerno;Kroop)   SL# 26877 LAW-791 A02

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Bar Prep (Noreuil)   SL# 21084 LAW-791 022

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Bioethics & Law (Fuse Brown)   SL# 26441 LAW-652 001

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Biotechnology: Science, Law and Policy (Marchant)   SL# 17811 LAW-691 001

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Block ()   SL# LAW-000

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Business Organizations (Chodorow)   SL# 13107 LAW-654 001

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Business, Law & Society (Stafford)   SL# 26039 LAW-215 001

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Civil Justice Clinic (Dauber)   SL# 13114 LAW-773 001

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Civil Justice Clinic (Karin)   SL# 26423 LAW-773 002

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Civil Pretrial Practice (Cohen)   SL# 13079 LAW-691 002

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Civil Procedure II (Lynk)   SL# 20498 LAW-602 001

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Claims Against Governmental Entities (Gaughan;Henry)   SL# 26653 LAW-791 027

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Conflict of Laws (Higdon)   SL# 26433 LAW-603 001

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Constitutional Law I (Bender)   SL# 13098 LAW-522 001

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Constitutional Law I (Clinton)   SL# 13110 LAW-522 002

The assignments, including the assignment for the first day of class, are posted on the course Blackboard site in the Calendar. Please be sure to visit the Blackboard site and to read the course Syllabus located in the Course Documents section.




Constitutional Law I (Gartner)   SL# 13112 LAW-522 003

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Constitutional Law II (Weinstein)   SL# 13115 LAW-625 001

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Constitutional Liberty (Weinstein)   SL# 18002 LAW-691 016

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Construction Law (Holden)   SL# 17812 LAW-691 005

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Contemporary Issues in Tribal Economic Development (Morgan)   SL# 17810 LAW-691 D01

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Corporate and SEC Law (Forst)   SL# 19626 LAW-394 002

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Creative Writing for Lawyers (Feeney)   SL# 13087 LAW-791 009

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Criminal Law (Buel)   SL# 13063 LAW-516 001

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Criminal Law (Kader)   SL# 13078 LAW-516 002

For our first week of class (T/Th, 10th/12th) read as background information pages 1-13 from Chapter 1, and from Chapter 2 pages 30-48. We will, however, focus in our first week on pages 48-51 from Chapter 2 and related pages 572-579 from Chapter 9; as well as pages 51-69 from Chapter 2. A syllabus for the semester will be provided by our first class.




Criminal Law (Sigler)   SL# 13101 LAW-516 003

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Criminal Practice Clinic (Zettler)   SL# 13071 LAW-774 001

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Criminal Procedure (Kader)   SL# 13100 LAW-604 001

For our first week of class (M/W, 9th/11th): read as background information all of Chapter 1 and related 2011 Supplement pages 1-2. We will, however, focus in our first week on pages 24-47 from Chapter 2 and related 2011 Supplement pages 14-18. A syllabus for the semester will be provided by our first class.




Criminal Sentencing Seminar & Workshop (Popko)   SL# 13064 LAW-791 001

The text for this class is a two volume course pack available at the College's copy center. The first assignment is to read pages 1 through 81 (in vol. 1). We shall discuss that material and some housekeeping matters during our first class on 1/9/2012. See you all there.




DC Externship (Barnes)   SL# 13093 LAW-785 002

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Death Penalty (Baich)   SL# 13091 LAW-691 010

Class 1 - January 9,2012 - The debate over capital punishment.
Introduction, course requirements, and expectations.
Overview of the death penalty - leading up to Furman v. Georgia.
Reading: Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S. 238 (1972)




Decedent's Estates (Becker)   SL# 13081 LAW-618 001

Tuesday, January 10
Topics: Introduction; The Power to Transmit Property at Death
Please read: Pages 1-38

Thursday, January 12
Topics: Basic Probate; Basic Administration
Please read: Pages 38-49




E-Discovery and Digital Evidence (Holm)   SL# 20503 LAW-691 019

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Education & the Law (Herf)   SL# 17880 LAW-721 001

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Employment Law (Tiffen)   SL# 14529 LAW-629 001

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Entertainment Business Contracts (Mableson)   SL# 17876 LAW-691 014

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Environmental Law (Wolf)   SL# 15994 LAW-631 001

Tuesday, January 10 – INTRODUCTION
Please read Ruhl, pages 1-34




Ethics & Gov't Practice (Askland)   SL# 21304 LAW-791 024

Please read the first couple of chapters of the ethics text. Thanks.




Evidence (Plunkett)   SL# 13068 LAW-605 001

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Externship (Barnes)   SL# 13069 LAW-785 001

Our first class will be held on Thursday, January 5th from 1p to 5p in Room 105. Judge Donn Kessler, of the Arizona Court of Appeals Division One and Bill Richards, a long-time extern supervisor will be guest speakers. I will post the class assignment on Blackboard as soon as Blackboard is up. The second (and last) class will be on Friday, February 24th from 4p to 6p. If you have completed an externship in a previous semester, you are not required to attend the two scheduled class sessions this spring, but you are responsible for timely submitting four journals. You are certainly invited to attend either one or both classes if interested. Please check the spring syllabus on Blackboard for journal submission dates. Happy holidays! Get some well-deserved rest during your break! Jennifer




Family Law (Ellman)   SL# 13062 LAW-612 001

The Blackboard site for this class is up and running, and the course syllabus is available under the "course information" tab of the site. For the first class, please prepare pp 25 to 38 of the casebook (the "Introduction" unit on the syllabus) plus pp 121-136 (a portion of the second unit).




Federal Courts (Hessick)   SL# 26434 LAW-613 001

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Federal Criminal Practice & Procedure (Sands;Wilkinson)   SL# 13089 LAW-691 009

Fed Crim Practice & Procedure 691 Monday 3:30 to 5:30 Text: Subin, Berke, and Tirschwell, The Practice of Federal Criminal Law: Prosecution and Defense First assignment for January 9th: Chapters 1 & 2




Federal Income Taxation (Kornhauser)   SL# 13088 LAW-606 001

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Federal Indian Law II (Clinton)   SL# 20510 LAW-704 001

The assignments, including the assignment for the first day of class, are posted on the course Blackboard site in the Calendar. Please be sure to visit the Blackboard site and to read the course Syllabus located in the Course Documents section.




Foreign Relations Law (Gartner)   SL# 20632 LAW-791 015

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Forensic Science and Erroneous Convictions (Saks)   SL# 13104 LAW-791 011

Go to the BlackBoard site for the seminar. You will find what you need (including the first assignment) under "Content." Hint: Read the readings under "Jan 11 - Introduction"




Gideon Fellowship (Hinshaw)   SL# 16045 LAW-791 013

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Health Care Fraud Investigations and Lit (1st 6 weeks) (Giancola)   SL# 26665 LAW-791 A01

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Immigration Law & Policy Clinic (Cruz)   SL# 14536 LAW-778 001

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Independent Study ()   SL# 13059 LAW-781 001

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Indian Legal Clinic (Ferguson-Bohnee)   SL# 14534 LAW-776 001

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Indian Legal Research (Difelice;Herrera)   SL# 20631 LAW-691 020

For our first class meeting on Monday, January 9, please review the following webpage: A Brief History of the U.S-American Indian Nations Relationship--http://www.americanbar.org/publications/human_rights_magazine_home/irr_hr_spring06_collins.html. I have also placed a PDF copy of this article under the "Content" section of the Blackboard site.




Innovation Adv. Legal Clinic (Client Component) (Coury)   SL# 17816 LAW-791 008

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Innovation Advancement Legal Clinic (Coury)   SL# 14535 LAW-777 001

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Intellectual Property (Sylvester)   SL# 20497 LAW-664 001

Please read pages 1-18 in the textbook.




Intellectual Property in Cyberspace (Karjala)   SL# 13106 LAW-691 015

The Syllabus is available here. It contains an assignment for the first day.




International Business Transactions (Fellmeth)   SL# 15987 LAW-768 001

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




International Contracts (Calleros)   SL# 20491 LAW-614 001

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International Law of Armed Conflict (Fellmeth)   SL# 21083 LAW-791 021

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Intro Corp Tax & Policy (Sage)   SL# 23587 LAW-394 001

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Intro to Int'l Comparative Law (Chamboredon)   SL# 21625 LAW-691 A01

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Introduction to English Legal History (Rose)   SL# 13085 LAW-691 008

Introduction to English Legal History Professor Jonathan Rose Spring 2012 First assignment for Monday, January 9, 2012 Course Materials: For the first day, you need to obtain the course materials, J.H. Baker, Introducton to English Legal History (4th ed. 2002) and pick up and purchase the Photocopied Materials from the College of Law Copy Center, Room 07A. Reading: For the first day, you should read Baker, pp. 1-11 & PB Materials, PB I. A, B & C. This is all explained more fully in the Course Syllabus, which is posted on Blackboard.




Introduction to Law and Economics (Depianto)   SL# 20513 LAW-739 001

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Judicial Remedies (Campbell)   SL# 13082 LAW-691 003

Adjunct Professor Colin Campbell Teaching Assistant Grace Campbell Contact: Work at Osborn Maledon: 602-640-9343 E-mail: ccampbell@omlaw.com Office hours: 6:00 p.m on Monday and Wednesdays, by appointment Textbooks Laycock, Modern American Remedies (4thd ed. 2010) Dobbs and Kavanagh, Problems in Remedies (2d ed. 1993) Supplemental Reading The leading hornbook is D. Dobbs, Law of Remedies (2d ed. 1993). R. Hasen, Remedies, Examples and Explanations (Aspen 2007), is also a good supplemental source, and is tied to the Laycock casebook. The Course The best statement about a remedies course is from Professor Dobbs in the introduction to the Teacher’s Manual to accompany his text for Problems in Remedies: “A remedies course is not about substantive law or rights, but about the judicial relief that may be provided to effectuate the rights of individuals and the substantive policy of the state. After we study rights and duties for most of our law school careers, remedies law comes to us strangely, like an afterthought or an ancillary matter. Yet the remedy is, to borrow Cardozo’s phrase from another context, “the end and aim” of the entire litigation. . . . Remedies is an important course. It is a course that can launch many big ideas about justice and public policy and about the way the law works or should work. For instance, from a corrective justice viewpoint, you can align the remedy on an axis with the right that it enforces so that it will reflect the right, no more and no less. Or, from an economic viewpoint, you can align the remedy, not with antecedent rights but with its effects on subsequent economic efficiencies. If you were so minded, you could align remedies with your distributional goals. These challenges, together with the conceptual puzzles of remedial law, provide plenty of value to advanced students. On a practical level, few materials could be so useful as those found in a good remedies course. For lawyers who are going to practice, and even for spectators who merely want to understand the legal system, the remedy is the end result that makes the game significant. The primary purpose of the remedy is to put the plaintiff in the best strategic position to negotiate or win. Plaintiffs win by getting the best remedy available. Defendants win by limiting the remedy to anything less than the best. In litigation and settlement, the ultimate remedy is what makes winners and losers.” Examinations and Grading There will be a midterm and a final. 20% of the final grade will be based on the mid-term examination; 80% on a comprehensive final examination. Your grade, except for an F, can be enhanced a ½ grade by active class participation demonstrating substantive knowledge. Alternatively, if you are not prepared, your grade may be decreased by a like amount. Learning Methodology The primary teaching methodology will be a mix of the case method and the problem method utilizing the Dobbs and Kavanagh Problem text. This requires students to be fully prepared for every class. Being prepared means reading and thinking about all the assigned problems for class; reading the background and assigned material; being ready to orally present, discuss and argue the problem and any other reading material assigned for the day. Assignments 1. Week One: January 9 and 11, 2012 (DAMAGES) Laycock, 1-56 Topics: Introduction; the Basic Principal (Restoration to Rightful Position); Value as a Measure; Reliance and Expectancy as a Measure Dobbs and Kavanagh, problem 3-2




Jurimetrics Journal (Chodorow)   SL# 13083 LAW-771 001

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Jurisprudence (White)   SL# 26435 LAW-616 001

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Land Use Planning (Gammage;Artigue)   SL# 26438 LAW-636 001

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Law and Literature (Murphy)   SL# 13090 LAW-791 010

Read Ronald Dworkin's essay "How Law is Like Literature" (available on course blackboard). The reading for the next few days will be Melville's BILLY BUDD, SAILOR.




Law and Psychology (Demaine)   SL# 16137 LAW-791 004

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Law Journal (Hessick)   SL# 13070 LAW-770 001

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Law, Accounting, and Finance (Friedman)   SL# 13084 LAW-691 004

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Law, Justice & Democracy (Sigler)   SL# 13113 LAW-791 018

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Law, Litigation & Science (Saks)   SL# 17808 LAW-633 001

Go to the BlackBoard site for this course. You will find the syllabus and the first assignment under "Content"




Legal Advocacy (Stinson)   SL# 13066 LAW-524 001

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Legal Advocacy (Stinson)   SL# 13072 LAW-524 002

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Legal Advocacy (Herrera)   SL# 13075 LAW-524 003

For our first class meeting on Thursday, January 12, please read the following pages in Arizona Legal Research: 3-18; 46-61, and 83-102.




Legal Advocacy (Langenfeld)   SL# 13077 LAW-524 004

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Legal Advocacy (Noreuil)   SL# 13117 LAW-524 005

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Legal Advocacy (Holst)   SL# 13095 LAW-524 006

Read Chapters 15, 18, & 25 in Legal Method and Writing by Charles R. Calleros




Legal Advocacy (Sperling)   SL# 17798 LAW-524 007

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Legal Advocacy (Sperling)   SL# 26466 LAW-524 008

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Legal Advocacy (Chesler)   SL# 26467 LAW-524 009

Welcome to Legal Advocacy! For our first class on Friday, January 13th, please read pages 341 - 365 and 365 - 407 in Calleros' "Legal Method and Writing" text. I look forward to meeting you all next week. Professor Chesler




Legal Advocacy (Chesler)   SL# 26468 LAW-524 010

Welcome to Legal Advocacy! For our first class on Friday, January 13th, please read pages 341 - 365 and 365 - 407 in Calleros' "Legal Method and Writing" text. I look forward to meeting you all next week. Professor Chesler




Legal Analysis (Rosen)   SL# 13096 LAW-598 001

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Legal Issues in Employment Law (Schatzki)   SL# 19627 LAW-394 003

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Legislation (Karin)   SL# 17875 LAW-691 011

Welcome to Legislation. For our first session, please read The Story of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and How a Bill Becomes a Law: pages 1 - 38 of the Eskridge Textbook.




Legislative Externship (Bender)   SL# 13105 LAW-785 003

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic (Gross)   SL# 17814 LAW-791 005

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Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic (Patent Licensing) (Gross)   SL# 17815 LAW-791 006

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Local Government Law (Garnett)   SL# 26652 LAW-791 026

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Mediation Clinic (Hinshaw)   SL# 13109 LAW-775 001

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Nanotechnology (Marchant)   SL# 20490 LAW-607 001

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Neg/Draft Business Contracts (Zimmerman)   SL# 26475 LAW-494 002

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Negotiation (Schrage)   SL# 13092 LAW-733 001

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Patent Litigation (Burns)   SL# 13086 LAW-691 006

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Patent Preparation & Prosecution (Noblitt)   SL# 17873 LAW-691 007

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Post-Conviction Clinic (Popko)   SL# 13073 LAW-791 007

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Privacy, Gov't & Emerging Technologies (Askland)   SL# 21105 LAW-791 023

Please read the first chapter of the Solove textbook. Thanks.




Professional Legal Writing (MLS) (Walker)   SL# 20508 LAW-596 001

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Professional Responsibility (Stuart)   SL# 13080 LAW-638 001

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Professional Responsibility (Lynk)   SL# 13108 LAW-638 002

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Professional Responsibility (Shely)   SL# 15995 LAW-638 003

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Property (Feller)   SL# 13061 LAW-523 001

First Reading Assignment

CORRECTED TO 7th EDITION OF THE CASEBOOK

The casebook is Dukeminier & Krier, PROPERTY (7th ed. 2010).

Wednesday, January 11

(Note: We will read and discuss Johnson v. McIntosh (p.3) in a couple of weeks.)

Casebook, pp. 18 - 28

Students should be prepared to argue in class the cases of Pierson v. Post (p. 18) and Ghen v. Rich (p. 26).

In Pierson v. Post, students with last names beginning with the letters A through K will represent Pierson. Students with last names beginning with the letters L through Z will represent Post. Students should be prepared to make arguments concerning, among other things, which rule of decision is most fair, which rule is most likely to promote the public interest, which rule will minimize litigation, and which rule will be most feasible to administer.

In Ghen v. Rich, A through K will represent the libellant, who shot the whale. L through Z will represent the respondent, who bought the whale from Ellis. Each side should argue, among other things, that this case is similar to (L – Z), or distinguishable from (A – K), Pierson v. Post.

Casebook, p. 33, Problem 1

Casebook, pp. 36 - 39

Casebook, pp. 56 - 65

We will argue in class the case of International News Service v. Associated Press (p.51). Students with last names beginning with the letters A through K will represent the International News Service. Students with last names beginning with the letters L through Z will represent the Associated Press.




Property (Herrera)   SL# 13076 LAW-523 002

For our first class meeting on Wednesday, January 11, please read pages 3-29 in the Dukeminier text, Property (7th edition). Please note I require the 7th edition of this text; our class problem sets will track this edition.




Property (Kramer)   SL# 17797 LAW-523 003

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Prosecutorial Decision Making (Charlton)   SL# 18060 LAW-691 018

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Public Defender Clinic (Lowrance)   SL# 13111 LAW-772 001

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Public Health Law and Ethics (Hodge Jr.)   SL# 17809 LAW-651 001

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Ruth V. McGregor Family Protection Clinic (Dahlstedt)   SL# 20710 LAW-791 019

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Scientific Evidence (Plunkett)   SL# 15984 LAW-649 001

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Securities Regulation I (Gubler)   SL# 26440 LAW-640 001

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Sports Law (Jay)   SL# 17896 LAW-715 001

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Structure/Methodology US Legal System (Holsman Tetreault)   SL# 23581 LAW-105 001

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Sustainability: Int'l Law and Governance (Abbott;Bodansky)   SL# 21018 LAW-791 020

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Tax Policy (Kornhauser)   SL# 20699 LAW-791 017

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Teaching Assistant ()   SL# 20627 LAW-735 002

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




The Litigation Experience (Verdier;Beauchamp)   SL# 21952 LAW-780 002

Please see “Course Information” under The Litigation Experience on Blackboard for an important announcement titled “January 4, 2012 Oveview,” which outlines what students need to know regarding the first two weeks of The Litigation Experience. Also, please see “Content” for the first week’s reading assignment.




The Litigation Experience (Zweig;Harrison)   SL# 21952 LAW-780 003

Please see “Course Information” under The Litigation Experience on Blackboard for an important announcement titled “January 4, 2012 Oveview,” which outlines what students need to know regarding the first two weeks of The Litigation Experience. Also, please see “Content” for the first week’s reading assignment.




The Litigation Experience (Schulman)   SL# 21952 LAW-780 004

Please see “Course Information” under The Litigation Experience on Blackboard for an important announcement titled “January 4, 2012 Oveview,” which outlines what students need to know regarding the first two weeks of The Litigation Experience. Also, please see “Content” for the first week’s reading assignment.




The Litigation Experience (Booker;McKee)   SL# 21952 LAW-780 005

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Trial Advocacy (Sands)   SL# 13067 LAW-738 001

Monday, January 9th 5:30 to 8:30 Chapters 1-3 in Carlson & Imwinkelried, Dynamics of Trial Practice (4th ed.).




Trial Advocacy (Cabot)   SL# 13118 LAW-738 002

Read Chapters 1-3 of Dynamics of Trial Practice ("Text"). Assume that you are a young trial attorney assigned to second chair the trial of the Pappas v.Wheelock case on behalf of the plaintiff. [Case file A-6 of the Text] Draft a case evaluation memorandum for the lead trial attorney not to exceed 5 pages. The memorandum should address, among other items, your proposed theory of the case and reasons why, as well as your proposed case theme and reasons why.

In addition, be prepared to discuss in class the ethical considerations raised in Section 3.5 of the Text.




Tribal Law & Gov't (Giff)   SL# 14531 LAW-713 001

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Truman Young Fellowship (Hinshaw)   SL# 15998 LAW-791 012

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




U.S. Asylum Law (Cruz)   SL# 13099 LAW-691 012

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Undergraduate Course (Ellman)   SL# 24584 LAW-394 012

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




US Law and Legal Analysis (MLS) (Holsman Tetreault)   SL# 20507 LAW-581 001

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Utilities, Sustainability and the Law (Mayes)   SL# 13065 LAW-791 002

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Victims in Criminal Procedure (Twist)   SL# 20505 LAW-791 014

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Watergate's Legal Legacy (Liburdi)   SL# 13060 LAW-791 003

First Class Assignment for Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Break-In

Five men, one of whom said he is a former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency, were arrested at 2:30 a.m. yesterday in what authorities described as an elaborate plot to bug the offices of the Democratic National Committee here.”1

This was the first sentence written in the Washington Post to report the bungled break-in at the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters in the early morning hours of June 17, 1972. To say that what followed was the disgrace of a president is now cliché. On August 9, 1974, Richard Nixon resigned the presidency after battling with Congress, the Supreme Court, and the press over such things as audio tapes surreptitiously recorded in the White House, the independence of a special prosecutor, and, ultimately, whether the Constitution allows the president and executive branch officers to avoid legal prosecution in the name of national security.2

The effects of the Watergate scandal transcend Richard Nixon, the 93rd Congress, the Burger Court, and now-famous newspaper reporters. They live on in major legislation enacted by subsequent congresses and presidents, the states, other policies, and peoples’ attitudes toward government. The purpose of this course is to examine these enactments in detail to determine whether they have made government officials more accountable to voters and constitutional ideals.

The first class will set the stage for the course, reviewing the history of President Nixon’s 1972 reelection campaign, his campaign committee’s fundraising strategy, and the Watergate office complex break-in.

Assignment

A. As an introduction to the main characters and the path to President Nixon’s resignation, it is strongly encouraged that you view the 1976 film, “All the President’s Men.” The movie is available on iTunes.

B. Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein, THE FINAL DAYS, pp. 15-18, 367-61.

C. Charles L. Black, Jr., IMPEACHMENT: A HANDBOOK, pp. 1-24.

D. The following materials will be available in the copy center as part of a larger set of course material:

• THE FEDERALIST No. 65
• Barry M. Goldwater, GOLDWATER, Chapter 9: “Nixon and Watergate”

E. Although not necessarily required to prepare for the first class, you may find that the following websites provide helpful background material for the course:

• The Washington Post Watergate webpage: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/watergate/.
www.watergateinfo.com.

1 Alfred E. Lewis, 5 Held in Plot to Bug Democrats’ Office Here, WASHINGTON POST (June 18, 1972).
2 “When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejvyDn1TPr8&feature=related.




White Collar Crime (Belanger)   SL# 20494 LAW-642 001

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Writing for Law Practice (Holst)   SL# 26436 LAW-626 001

Read Introduction and Chapter 1 in Preparing Legal Documents Nonlawyers Can Read and Understand by Wayne Schiess




Writing for Law Practice (Langenfeld)   SL# 26437 LAW-626 002

No first class assignment posted at this time. Please check the site again at a later date.




Writing TA (Herrera)   SL# 14532 LAW-735 001

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