First Week Assignments
Spring Semester 2020
Business Associations II (Law 213)
Class One: Read pages 469-510 of the text and Section 8.30 of the MBCA (Model Business Corporations Act), Subchapter C. Directors.
Class Two: Read pages 510-532 of the text and Section 141(e) and Section 102(b)(7) of the DGCL (Delaware General Corporation Laws).
Civil Pretrial Practice - first assignment
Constitutional Law - first assignment
Employment Discrimination Law
Assignment for first class on Monday, January 13, 2020:
• Sign in as a participant on the course TWEN page. Be sure to use your official UND School of Law email account.
• Read Casebook, pp. 3-9, 11-18 (Grover, Sperino & Gonzalez: Employment Discrimination: A Context and Practice Casebook, 3rd ed. (Carolina Academic Press 2019)).
• Be prepared to discuss Exercise 1.1 in class.
Health Law (Law 303)
Class One: Read pages 1-32 of the text and be prepared to submit and discuss short answer written responses to the fact pattern “Where Is The Cost?” Found on pages 16 and 17 of the text.
Class Two: Read pages 33 through 73 of the text. Skip pages 73 through 76.
Income Tax - Professor Myers
The assignment for the first week of class is to read Chapters 1 & 2 in Donaldson & Tobin’s Federal Income Tax, 3rd Edition. Plan on discussing problems 1-1 and 2-1. (As with all assignments this term, make sure to thoroughly study all Internal Revenue Code and Regulation sections cited in the text).
Indian Country Environmental Law
James M. Grijalva, Closing the Circle: Environmental Justice in Indian Country, original court cases and online materials
Tuesday, January 14 Introduction
Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association, 485 U.S. 439 (1988); Bear Lodge Multiple Use Ass'n v. Babbitt, 2 F.Supp.2d 1448 (D. Wyo. 1998)
(use Case pdfs posted on Blackboard, Content Tab)
In class, we will watch the movie: In the Light of Reverence
Thursday, January 16 Indian Country Environmental Justice
Closing the Circle Chapter 1—3-12; Review these online materials:
EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ) homepage,
OEJ’s Learn About Environmental Justice page,
EPA’s Policy on Environmental Justice for Working with Federally Recognized Tribes and Indigenous Peoples
Introduction to Legal Technology - Professor Tammy Pettinato Oltz
This class utilizes Blackboard. Students who have registered should be automatically enrolled in the Blackboard page (Law 317 - Introduction to Legal Technology); contact the instructor if you are unable to access the course. Prior to the first day of class, please read the Syllabus (available under "Syllabus & Textbooks" in the Bb page sidebar), then complete the "Class Survey" (available in the "Week One" folder under "Lessons" in the Bb page sidebar).
Natural Resources Law
Klein, Cheever, Birdsong, Klass & Biber, Natural Resources Law: A Place-Based Book of Problems and Cases (Wolters Kluwer, 4th Ed. 2018)
Mon. Jan. 13 1-33 Introduction to Natural Resources Law
Wed. Jan. 15 37-57, 63-70 Federal Lands
Trial advocacy - section 2
Performance Exercise: Autobiography – tell the class all about you (7 minutes). Ideas include: career goals, favorite law school class, what led you to law school, reason for taking Trial Ad, clerking experience, etc.
Lecture Topic: Introduction to Trial Advocacy; Themes & Theories; Opening Statements
Readings: Syllabus (on TWEN); TAB: Chapter 2: Getting Ready for Trial (pp. 15 – 25 only); Chapter 5: Opening Statements. TAB textbook can be found on TWEN under Course Materials.
Trusts & Estates - Professor Myers
For our first week of class, please read pages 1-62 of the Sitkoff & Dukeminier’s Wills, Trusts & Estates, 10th Edition. We will generally be going straight through the book this year so feel free to read ahead (although we will do Chapter 15 after Chapter 2). There will be video “chunks” for the Shaw case on page 33, the “mechanics of succession” on page 40, and the Simpson case on page 52. We will talk more about the “chunks” on the first day, but you should watch those before class.