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College of Law

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Law

Physical Address:
Menard 101
711 S. Rayburn Drive

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

Phone: (208) 885-2255

Fax: (208) 885-5709

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Physical Address:
514 W Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0015

Phone: (208) 364-4074

Fax: (208) 334-2176

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Class Assignments

Fall 2015

Text: Dukeminier, et al., Property, Concise Edition

Week Date Fundamentals
1 Aug. 25 1-13 Acquisition by Discovery
Aug. 26 13-22 Acquisition by Capture
Aug. 27 22-37
2 Sept. 1 Ruggero J. Aldisert et. al., Logic for Law Students: How to Think Like A Lawyer, 69 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 1 (2007)
To be provided
What is the "analysis" in Legal Analysis?
Sept. 2 Exercises in Class
Sept. 3 37-44 Right to Include/Exclude

Syllabus (PDF)

Assignment for Tuesday, August 25.

  1. Read the client situation and the case, Boots v. Winters, attached.
  2. Identify the cause of action in Boots v. Winters upon which the plaintiff sued.
  3. Identify the elements for the cause of action you identified for item 2.
  4. Identify the element at issue in Boots v. Winters.
  5. Find the rule(s) for the element at issue. This will be a bit tricky because the court set forth two rules (ways) to meet the element.
  6. Then outline items 2 through 5. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to do this perfectly—we will go over it in class.
  7. Be prepared to discuss how we would advise Ms. Hopkins.
  8. Finally, take a few moments to review the course objectives and policies, also attached.

Syllabus (PDF)
First Day Reading (PDF)

Property Security Course Overview (PDF)

Assignment for Monday, August 24:

All groups are “on call” for the following material:

  • Register for this course on Blackboard Learn.
  • Read the Course Overview (posted on Blackboard Learn).
  • Register your clicker on Blackboard Learn (under the Clicker Registration tab).
  • Read and be prepared to discuss pages xxxi-xxxv and 3-19 of the casebook.

Assignment for Wednesday, August 26:

Group A[1] is “on call” for the following material:

  • Prepare problems 1.1-1.6 on pages 19-21.

Assignment for Friday, August 28:

Group B[1] is “on call” for the following material:

  • Read and be prepared to discuss pages 22-29 and problem 2.1 on pages 36-37.
  • Also read in the supplement all provisions referenced in the above reading assignment.

[1] See the On-Call Groups, posted on Blackboard Learn.

Please contact Professor Couture at wgcouture@uidaho.edu if you have any questions.

  1. Class Introduction letter (PDF)
  2. Class Syllabus (PDF)
  3. ABI Registration Form (PDF).  This form should be filled out and delivered with the $55.00 fee at the first class.
  4. The First two chapters of BIP (Bankruptcy in Practice (PDF) and Sources (PDF))-part of the assigned reading for the 8/24/2015 class.
  5. Chapter 5 of BIP (PDF)-part of the assigned reading for 8/26/2015 class.
  6. A Case called In Re Leypoldt (PDF) –part of the assigned reading for the 8/29/2015 class . 

Text: Coggins, Wilkinson, Leshy, Fischman, Federal Public Land and Resource Law, Seventh Edition.
Aug. 25: Pages 1-24
Aug. 27: Pages 24-44

White Collar Crime Course Overview (PDF)

Assignment for Monday, August 24

  • Enroll in this course on Blackboard Learn
  • Carefully read the Course Overview, posted on Blackboard Learn.
  • Perform independent research and bring to class at least one definition of "white collar crime." For example, the following are potential sources: the Department of Justice, legal dictionaries, sociology literature, and legal scholars. This list is not exhaustive – be creative!

Assignment for Wednesday, August 26

  • Read and be prepared to apply in class the following material:
    • M. Douglass Bellis, Statutory Structure and Legislative Drafting Conventions: A Primer for Judges. (posted on Blackboard)

Assignment for Friday, August 28

  • Read and be prepared to apply in class the following material:
    • Yule Kim, Statutory Interpretation: General Principles and Recent Trends. (posted on Blackboard)

College of Law

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Law

Physical Address:
Menard 101
711 S. Rayburn Drive

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

Phone: (208) 885-2255

Fax: (208) 885-5709

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Physical Address:
514 W Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0015

Phone: (208) 364-4074

Fax: (208) 334-2176

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu