College of Law

Moscow

uilaw@uidaho.edu
Administration Office: 208-885-2255
Dean’s Office: 208-885-4977
fax: 208-885-5709
Menard 101
711 S. Rayburn Drive

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321

Boise

phone: 208-364-4074
fax: 208-334-2176
322 E. Front St., Suite 590
Boise, ID 83702

Class Assignments

Click on the class to view detailed information for the first week of classes.
(Updated: August 26, 2014)

  • Law 805, Section 1: Civil Procedure with Professor EagleWoman
    First Week Assignment (pdf) (Updated: August 18, 2014)
  • Law 805, Section 2: Civil Procedure with Professor Burnett

    Welcome to the Section 2 fall semester course on Civil Procedure (described in the catalog as “Course No. 805 -- Civil Procedure and Introduction to Law”).  With relatively few exceptions, our classes will be conducted in Room 105 at 12:30 – 1:20 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  One of those exceptions will occur this coming Monday (August 25), when there will be no class due to the Boise-linked video program featuring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.  I will be in Boise on that day.  I encourage you to attend the video program in our courtroom.   The following Monday (September 1) will be another exception:  Labor Day.

    A course syllabus will be distributed on or before our first class, on Wednesday, August 27.  Here are the reading assignments for the class on that day and the class on Friday, August 29:

    August 27: 

    • Friedenthal et al (West, 11th edition), Chapter 1, Sections A thru E (pages 1-27)
    • Rules of Civil Procedure (West Academic Publishing, 2014-15 edition), “Historical Introduction” (pages v thru ix), and Rule 1 (page 39)

    August 29:

  • Law 807, Section 1: Property with Professor Beard
    Syllabus (pdf) (Updated: August 25, 2014)
  • Law 807, Section 2: Property with Professor Cover
    First Week Assignment (pdf) (Updated: August 15, 2014)

    Syllabus (pdf) (Updated: August 21, 2014)
  • Law 807, Section 3: Property with Professor Couture
    Syllabus (pdf) (Updated: August 13, 2014)

    First Week Assignments (pdf) (Updated: August 13, 2014)
  • Law 809, Section 1: Torts with Professor Goble

    (Updated August 8, 2014)

  • Law 809, Section 2: Torts with Professor Lillard
  • Law 813, Section 2: Contracts with Professor Beard
    Syllabus (pdf) (Updated: August 25, 2014)
  • Law 815, Section 1: Legal Research and Writing with Professor McIntosh
    LRW Sections 1A and 1B Assignment for Tuesday, August 26:

    “Introduction” (pdf) (Updated: August 21, 2014)

    Chapter 4, Finding Your Argument from A Lawyer Writes
  • Law 815, Section 2: Legal Research and Writing with Professor Running

    First reading assignments

    For Tuesday, August 26:  Introduction and Chapter 1 in A Lawyer Writes.

    For Thursday, August 28:  Chapters 3 and 4 in A Lawyer Writes.

    First writing assignment

    Memorandum (Assignment #1) (pdf)
  • Law 815, Section 3: Legal Research and Writing with Professor Hardy
    First Week Assignment (pdf) (Updated: August 22, 2014)
  • Law 850, Section 1: Freedom of Speech and the Press with Professor Sanders
    First Week Assignment (pdf) (Updated: August 19, 2014)
  • Law 851, Section 1: Advanced Torts with Professor Lillard
  • Law 901, Section 12: Complex Litigation with Professor Metcalf, Professor Winmill and Professor Severson
    Syllabus (pdf) (Updated: August 14, 2014)

    First Reading Assignment (pdf) (Updated: August 14, 2014)

    NY Times Article (pdf) (Updated: August 14, 2014)

    Adams v US (pdf) (Updated: August 14, 2014)

    Consent vs Closure (pdf) (Updated: August 14, 2014)
  • Law 904, Sections 1 & 2: Federal Courts with Professor Ball
    First Week Assignment (pdf) (Updated August 13, 2014)

    Case Book Supplement (pdf) (Updated August 13, 2014)
  • Law 905, Section 1: Constitutional Law II with Professor McLeod

    Syllabus

    Week One: August 26 & 28

    • Introduction to the course, Incorporation of the Bill of Rights
    • Casebook: pp.517-548
  • Law 907, Section 1: Administrative Law with Professor Seamon
  • Law 907, Section 2: Administrative Law with Professor Miller
    First Week Assignments: 

    Casebook: Richard Henry Seamon, Administrative Law: A Context and Practice Casebook (2013); 986 pages; ISBN: 978-1-59460-676-2; LCCN 2012948785.

    August 26:
    Sign up for class on TWEN. Bring laptops. We will be using TWEN’s student polling features and will practice in class.

    Casebook: Review condensed and extended Tables of Contents vii – xxxii, 5-42

    August 28:
    Statutory Research and Analysis in Administrative Law.
    Casebook: 43-60

    Administrative Procedure Acts.
    Casebook: 61-81 (end prior to Section D)
  • Law 908, Section 2: Workplace Law with Professor Rumel
    Work Law Supplement 2014 (pdf) (Updated: August 18, 2014)

    Syllabus (pdf) (Updated: August 21, 2014)

    Initial Reading Assignment (pdf) (Updated: August 21, 2014)

    First Major Reading Assignment (pdf) (Updated: August 21, 2014)
  • Law 919, Section 2: Business Associations with Professor Haan
    Syllabus (pdf) (Updated: August 18, 2014)
  • Law 925, Section 1: Property Security with Professor Couture
    Syllabus (pdf) (Updated: August 13, 2014)

    First Week Assignments (pdf) (Updated: August 13, 2014)
  • Law 930, Section 2: Taxation with Professor Lock
    First week assignments:
    1. Register for the course’s TWEN page.
    2. For 8.25: Read chapter 1, Introduction.
    3. For 8.27: Chapter 2, Gross Income: complete the assignment on p.17
    4. For 8.29: Chapter 3, Gains and Losses from Dealings in Property: complete assignment on p. 33.

    Syllabus (pdf) (Updated August 13, 2014)
  • Law 941, Section 1: Wills and Trusts with Professor Brandt
  • Law 949, Section 1 & AIST 420: Native American Law with Professor EagleWoman
    First Week Assignment (pdf) (Updated: August 18, 2014)
  • Law 950, Section 2: Evidence with Professor Rumel
    Syllabus (pdf) (Updated: August 18, 2014)

    First Week Assignment (pdf) (Updated: August 18, 2014)

    First Reading Assignment (pdf) (Updated: August 18, 2014)
  • Law 952, Section 1: Remedies with Professor Cover
    First Week Assignment (pdf) (Updated: August 15, 2014)

    Syllabus (pdf) (Updated: August 21, 2014)
  • Law 953, Section 1: Criminal Procedure with Professor Cover
    First Week Assignment (pdf) (Updated: August 15, 2014)

    Syllabus (pdf) (Updated: August 20, 2014)
  • Law 953, Section 2: Criminal Procedure with Professor Sanders
    First Week Assignment (pdf) (Updated: August 19, 2014)
  • Law 959, Sections 1 & 2: Critical Legal Studies with Professor Dodge
    Syllabus (pdf) (Updated: August 21, 2014)
  • Law 960, Section1: Conflict of Laws with Professor Seamon
  • Law 962, Section 1: Professional Responsibility with Professor Burnett

    Welcome to the fall semester course in Professional Responsibility (Course No. 962).  With relatively few exceptions, our classes will be conducted in Room 103 at 9:30 – 10:20 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  One of those exceptions will occur this coming Monday (August 25), when I will be in Boise for events related to the Snake River Basin Adjudication and the visit by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.  As the Dean’s Office has informed you, Justice Scalia will hold a conversation with Idaho law students in which Moscow students may participate by video connection from our courtroom.  I encourage you to do so.  The following Monday (September 1) will be another exception:  Labor Day.

    A course syllabus will be distributed on or before our first class, on Wednesday, August 27.  Here are the reading assignments for the class on that day and the class on Friday, August 29:

    August 27:

    • Article on Professionalism
    • Idaho “Standards for Civility in Professional Conduct” (pdf)
    • Dzienkowski, Professional Responsibility Standards, Rules & Statutes (2014-15 edition) – “2014 American Bar Association Model Rules of Professional Conduct” -- Preamble and Scope (pages 4-7), Model Rule 8.1 (page 92), and Model Rule 8.4 (pages 93-94)
    • Lerman & Schrag, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law (3rd edition) – “Preface” (pages xxxiii – xxxvii) and “Introduction” (pages 1-20)

    August 29:

    • Lehrman & Schrag, Chapter 1 (pages 23-78)
    • Dzienkowski, “Restatement (Third) of Law Governing Lawyers” – sections 1 and 2 (pages 590-593)
  • Law 962, Section 2: Professional Responsibility with Professor Haan
  • Law 963, Section 1: Family Law with Professor Brandt
  • Law 971, Section 1: Lawyering Process Seminar with Professor Jessica Long

    First assignment:

    Read: Course syllabus, Preamble to the Idaho Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 8.4 of the Idaho Rules of Professional Conduct, Textbook pp. 3-12, 18-47, 51-63. Come to class prepared to discuss 3 things that you hope a client, a lawyer and a loved one will say about you at your retirement party after your long career in the law.

  • Law 978, Section 1: Small Business Legal Clinic with Professor Dillion
    Syllabus (pdf) (Updated: August 7, 2014)
  • Law 985, Sections 1 & 2: Immigration Law and Policy with Professor Pollard

    Class 1 – Monday, August 25, 2014.

    Introduction to Immigration Law.
    History of Immigration to the United States.

    Reading assignment:

    • Casebook (Aleinikoff, Martin, Motomura & Fullerton, 7th ed.) pages 1-36

    Class 2 – Wednesday, August 27, 2014.

    Citizenship by Birth: Jus Sanguinis.

    Reading assignment (for class discussion):

    • Read pages 37-50 in the casebook. 
    • Review INA sections INA §§ 301-309 in the Aleinikoff supplement (Supp).
    • Work through Problems 1 and 2 on pages 41-42 of the casebook.
    • Cases:   Nguyen / Flores-Villar
    • Questions to consider:
      • How would you draft a gender-neutral statute for nonmarital children? See the Exercise on pages 49-50, and consider the constitutional reasoning set out in the excerpts from Nguyen on pages 44-49.  You need not draft exact language, but please be prepared to discuss options.

    Class 3 – Friday, August 29, 2014.

    Citizenship by Birth: Jus Soli.

    Reading assignment (for class discussion):

    • Read pages 50-80 in the casebook. 
    • Review INA sections INA §§ 301-309 (Supp).
    • Cases:  U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark
    • Questions to consider:
      • Does Wong Kim Ark persuasively distinguish the treatment of Native Americans in Elk v. Wilkins? Why or why not?
      • Explain the logic, or lack thereof, in Chief Justice Fuller’s Wong Kim Ark dissent in which he asserts that birthright citizenship rules cannot confer citizenship on children who are not eligible to naturalize?
      • If jus soli were eliminated for a child of undocumented parents, what would be the practical consequences? What would such a change say about what it means to be a U.S. citizen?
      • How do the arguments regarding jus soli citizenship for a child of undocumented parents compare to those as for a child of lawfully present tourists? Should birth on U.S. soil confer citizenship regardless of the parents’ immigration status?

    (Updated August 11, 2014)

  • Law 994, Section 1: Economic Development Clinic with Professor Miller
    First Week Assignments:

    No casebook. Readings for August 26 will be provided to students by e-mail early next week.

    Let me know if you have questions. Thanks!