2000 Spring


THIS INFORMATION WAS LAST UPDATED ON 10/03/00 AT 14.00.05

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Section ID   No.  Title                   Days       Course Times   Instructor
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LAW 097 W01 00189 LRW & A II - Writing                                           
LAW 097 W02 00190 LRW & A II - Writing                                           
LAW 097 W03 00191 LRW & A II - Writing                                           
LAW 097 W04 00192 LRW & A II - Writing                                           
LAW 097 001 00127 Lgl Rsch Writ & Anly II  F        1000AM 1150AM                
LAW 097 002 00128 Lgl Rsch Writ & Anly II  F        0200PM 0350PM                
LAW 097 003 00133 Lgl Rsch Writ & Anly II  F        0600PM 0750PM                
LAW 097 004 00134 Lgl Rsch Writ & Anly II  F        0800PM 0950PM                
LAW 099 W01 00174 Legal Drafting-Writing                                         
LAW 099 W02 00175 Legal Drafting-Writing                                         
LAW 099 W03 00176 Legal Drafting-Writing                                         
LAW 099 W04 00177 Legal Drafting-Writing                                         
LAW 099 W05 00178 Legal Drafting-Writing                                         
LAW 099 W06 00179 Legal Drafting-Writing                                         
LAW 099 W07 00180 Legal Drafting-Writing                                         
LAW 099 W08 00181 Legal Drafting-Writing                                         
LAW 099 W09 00182 Legal Drafting-Writing                                         
LAW 099 W10 00183 Legal Drafting-Writing                                         
LAW 099 W11 00184 Legal Drafting-Writing                                         
LAW 099 W12 00185 Legal Drafting-Writing                                         
LAW 099 W13 00186 Legal Drafting-Writing                                         
LAW 099 W14 00187 Legal Drafting-Writing                                         
LAW 099 001 00129 Legal Drafting           F        0800AM 0950AM COHEN, K       
LAW 099 002 00130 Legal Drafting           F        0800AM 0950AM DONOHUE, D     
LAW 099 003 00135 Legal Drafting           F        0800AM 0950AM REED, M        
LAW 099 004 00136 Legal Drafting           F        1200PM 0150PM BUNN, B        
LAW 099 005 00159 Legal Drafting           F        1200PM 0150PM FERNANDEZ,     
LAW 099 006 00160 Legal Drafting           F        1200PM 0150PM GIFFEN, J M    
LAW 099 007 00161 Legal Drafting           F        1200PM 0150PM ISENSTADT, E   
LAW 099 008 00162 Legal Drafting           F        0530PM 0720PM CASTLETON, T   
LAW 099 009 00163 Legal Drafting           F        0530PM 0720PM LANE, S        
LAW 099 010 00164 Legal Drafting           F        0530PM 0720PM SMITH, D       
LAW 099 011 00165 Legal Drafting           F        0530PM 0720PM SWENNES, R H   
LAW 099 012 00166 Legal Drafting           F        0800PM 0950PM GREGORY, R J   
LAW 099 013 00167 Legal Drafting           F        0800PM 0950PM SKELTON, M     
LAW 099 014 00168 Legal Drafting           F        0800PM 0950PM STONE, L A     
LAW 100 001 00138 Lgl & Econ Research II                                         
LAW 101 001 00240 LRW & A I-II Practicum                                         
LAW 101 002 00241 LRW & A I-II Practicum                                         
LAW 103 001 00011 Contracts II             TR       0200PM 0350PM GEORGE, T E    
LAW 103 002 00020 Contracts II             TR       0600PM 0750PM GEORGE, T E    
LAW 105 001 00016 Property II              MW       1000AM 1115AM EAGLE, S J     
LAW 105 002 00022 Property II              MW       0615PM 0730PM EAGLE, S J     
LAW 106 001 00012 Criminal Law             TR       1000AM 1115AM O'HARA, E A    
LAW 106 002 00013 Criminal Law             TR       0400PM 0515PM O'HARA, E A    
LAW 106 003 00033 Criminal Law             TR       0615PM 0730PM O'NEILL, M     
LAW 109 001 00015 Legal & Econ Concepts II W        0200PM 0350PM IPPOLITO, R    
LAW 109 002 00021 Legal & Econ Concepts II W        0800PM 0950PM IPPOLITO, R    
LAW 116 001 00010 Administrative Law       MW       0200PM 0315PM ANTHONY, R A   
LAW 116 002 00019 Administrative Law       MW       0615PM 0730PM ANTHONY, R A   
LAW 150 001 00077 Adv Lgl Res & Writing    F        0515PM 0715PM BLANTON, W J   
LAW 155 001 00027 Adv Const Law:First Amen W        0600PM 0750PM RANDOLPH, A R  
LAW 156 001 00058 Antitrust                TR       0200PM 0315PM LIEBELER, W J  
LAW 156 002 00029 Antitrust                TR       0800PM 0915PM LIEBELER, W J  
LAW 160 001 00030 Appellate Practice       M        0800PM 0950PM SMITH, S F     
LAW 161 001 00131 Banking/Elec Fin Ser Reg M        0800PM 0950PM                
LAW 167 001 00101 Bankruptcy               MW       0800PM 0915PM ZYWICKI, T J   
LAW 174 001 00031 Chemical Patent Practice W        0600PM 0750PM ZELANO, A J    
LAW 176 001 00059 Commercial Paper         WF       1000AM 1115AM BYRNE, J E     
LAW 176 002 00032 Commercial Paper         WF       0600PM 0715PM BYRNE, J E     
LAW 179 002 00232 Legal Clinic                                                   
LAW 179 001 00040 Legal Clinic                                    KLEIN, S P     
LAW 187 001 00079 Complex Litigation:      W        0400PM 0550PM BERNSTEIN, D E 
LAW 191 001 00102 Copyrights               MW       0615PM 0730PM ROBERTS,       
LAW 199 W01 00194 Lw/Order Cyber Space-Wrt                                       
LAW 199 001 00036 Lw & Order/Cyber Space   M        0600PM 0750PM ALLARD, N      
LAW 212 001 00025 Domestic Relations       TR       0800PM 0915PM HAVRILAK,      
LAW 213 001 00123 European Union Law       M        0600PM 0750PM TERRILL, D     
LAW 214 001 00080 Disability Discrim Law   T        0600PM 0750PM ACOSTA, A      
LAW 215 001 00082 Federal Election Law     R        0200PM 0350PM LUND, N R      
LAW 215 002 00124 Federal Election Law     R        0800PM 0950PM LUND, N R      
LAW 217 W01 00219 Lw of Elec Commerce-Writ                                       
LAW 217 001 00076 Law of Electronic Commer W        0800PM 0950PM BYRNE, J E     
LAW 220 001 00081 Estate Planning          MW       0430PM 0545PM WARD, R E      
LAW 228 001 00034 Federal Budget Law       R        0600PM 0750PM MURIS, T J     
LAW 235 001 00125 Immigration Law                                                
LAW 236 001 00014 Income Tax               TR       1000AM 1150AM NEWTON, L L    
LAW 238 W03 00243 Ind Study - Writing                                            
LAW 238 W05 00242 Ind Study - Writing                                            
LAW 238 W11 00239 Ind Study - Writing                                            
LAW 238 W12 00234 Ind Study - Writing                             LASH III, W H  
LAW 238 002 00147 Independent Study                               WITHERSPOON, J 
LAW 238 003 00148 Independent Study                               STAVIS, P      
LAW 238 004 00149 Independent Study                               RIBSTEIN, L E  
LAW 238 005 00150 Independent Study                               JOHNSEN, D B   
LAW 238 006 00157 Independent Study                               ZYWICKI, T J   
LAW 238 007 00169 Independent Study                               WOODRUFF, L    
LAW 238 008 00170 Independent Study                               O'NEILL, M     
LAW 238 009 00172 Independent Study                               STEARNS, M L   
LAW 238 010 00173 Independent Study                               ANTHONY, R A   
LAW 238 011 00231 Independent Study                               COSTELLO, J L  
LAW 238 012 00233 Independent Study                               LASH III, W H  
LAW 238 013 00235 Independent Study                               COSTELLO, J L  
LAW 238 014 00237 Independent Study                                              
LAW 238 001 00146 Ind Study-Moot Ct Comp                          WITHERSPOON, J 
LAW 246 001 00105 International Finance    W        0600PM 0750PM KLEINFELD, G D 
LAW 247 001 00035 Int'l Protect-Intel Prop T        0600PM 0750PM MOSSINGHOFF, G 
LAW 248 001 00085 International Law        T        0800PM 1030PM BRANCATO,      
LAW 253 001 00099 Intl Trade Law & Regulat MW       0400PM 0515PM CRAWFORD,      
LAW 253 002 00119 Intl Trade Law & Regulat MW       0800PM 0915PM LASH III, W H  
LAW 256 001 00060 Labor Law                MW       0400PM 0515PM FORMAN, S B    
LAW 257 001 00083 Int'l Dispute Resolution R        0400PM 0550PM KEARNEY, J K   
LAW 261 W01 00221 Lgl/Econ Theory-Writing                                        
LAW 261 001 00039 Lgl/Econ Theo-Intel Prop R        0600PM 0750PM KOBAYASHI, B H 
LAW 262 001 00158 Law Review                                                     
LAW 266 001 00088 Legislation              T        0400PM 0550PM PLAGER, S J    
LAW 266 002 00106 Legislation              T        0600PM 0750PM LUND, N R      
LAW 275 001 00087 Law of Investment Mgt    MW       1045AM 1200PM JOHNSEN, D B   
LAW 276 001 00038 Law,Science & Technology R        0800PM 0950PM NAKAYAMA, G Y  
LAW 277 W01 00203 Lgl Clin-Ment Ill-Wrt                                          
LAW 277 001 00143 Lgl Clin-Mental Illness  W        1000AM 1230PM DAVOLI, J I    
LAW 278 001 00171 Moot Court                                                     
LAW 281 W01 00236 Negotia w/Reg St-Writing                                       
LAW 281 001 00044 Negotia w/Regulat State  W        0800PM 0950PM MACRAE, J B    
LAW 282 W01 00208 Partnership Tax-Writing                                        
LAW 282 W02 00224 Partnership Tax-Writing                                        
LAW 282 001 00065 Ptnrship & Subchap S Tax MW       1030AM 1145AM CHORVAT, T R   
LAW 282 002 00108 Ptnrship & Subchap S Tax MW       0615PM 0730PM CHORVAT, T R   
LAW 283 W01 00204 Lgl Clin-Public Int-Wrt                                        
LAW 283 W02 00222 Lgl Clin-Public Int-Wrt                                        
LAW 283 001 00043 Legal Clinic-Public Int  TR       1030AM 1145AM KAMENAR, P     
LAW 283 002 00063 Legal Clinic-Public Int  TR       0600PM 0715PM KAMENAR,       
LAW 287 001 00110 Pat Litig/Dispute Resol  M        0600PM 0750PM ROMARY,        
LAW 291 001 00109 Patent Interf Law & Prac M        0800PM 0850PM OLEXY,         
LAW 292 001 00045 Patent Law II            F        0600PM 0750PM KAMINSKI,      
LAW 295 001 00050 Real Estate Finance      M        0600PM 0750PM CHRISTMAN, B L 
LAW 296 W01 00210 Products Liability-Wrt                                         
LAW 296 W02 00228 Products Liability-Wrt                                         
LAW 296 001 00091 Products Liability       R        0400PM 0550PM BERNSTEIN, D E 
LAW 296 002 00112 Products Liability       R        0800PM 0950PM BERNSTEIN, D E 
LAW 298 001 00092 Professional Responsibil W        1000AM 1150AM GREEN, M S     
LAW 298 002 00111 Professional Responsibil T        0800PM 0950PM GILLESPIE, N C 
LAW 299 001 00066 Proof                    T        1000AM 1150AM SCHUM, D A     
LAW 299 002 00049 Proof                    T        0600PM 0750PM SCHUM, D A     
LAW 301 001 00067 Quantitative Forensics   R        0130PM 0410PM KOBAYASHI, B H 
LAW 314 001 00051 Remedies                 MW       0800PM 0915PM SMITH, L A     
LAW 315 001 00113 Regulated Industries     R        0600PM 0750PM ABBOTT, A F    
LAW 317 001 00070 Securities Law & Regulat TR       0200PM 0315PM WEISS, D M     
LAW 317 002 00114 Securities Law & Regulat TR       0615PM 0730PM GILLESPIE, N C 
LAW 320 001 00017 Supervised Externship    R        1200PM 1250PM COSTELLO, J L  
LAW 320 002 00238 Supervised Externship                                          
LAW 321 001 00018 Supervised Externship    R        1200PM 1250PM COSTELLO, J L  
LAW 322 002 00052 Sec Fin & Insol I        TR       0800PM 0915PM O'DONNELL      
LAW 322 001 00069 Sec Fin & Insol I                                              
LAW 329 001 00120 Trial Advocacy           R        0600PM 0750PM SHERIDAN, P F  
LAW 329 004 00156 Trial Advocacy           R        0600PM 0750PM KORMAN, J W    
LAW 329 002 00054 Trial Advocacy           M        0600PM 0750PM WOOLDRIDGE, R  
LAW 329 003 00151 Trial Advocacy           W        0600PM 0750PM DAVOLI, J I    
LAW 331 001 00100 Trial Advocacy(Advanced) M        0600PM 0750PM KLEIN, S P     
LAW 333 001 00023 Virginia Remedies        TR       0400PM 0515PM COSTELLO, J L  
LAW 333 002 00056 Virginia Remedies        TR       0615PM 0730PM DAVIS, M L     
LAW 337 001 00071 White Collar Crime       MW       0900AM 1015AM HASNAS, J H    
LAW 339 W01 00229 Unincorporated Bus-Wrt                                         
LAW 339 001 00055 Unincorporated Business  M        0600PM 0750PM RIBSTEIN, L E  
LAW 342 W01 00213 Readings in Lgl Tht-Wrt                                        
LAW 342 001 00068 Readings in Legal Thght  R        0400PM 0550PM GINSBURG, D H  
LAW 344 W01 00209 Persp on Indv - Writing                                        
LAW 344 W02 00226 Persp on Indv - Writing                                        
LAW 344 001 00121 Persp on Indv/Fam/Soc    R        0200PM 0350PM COHEN, L R     
LAW 344 002 00122 Persp on Indv/Fam/Soc    R        0800PM 0950PM COHEN, L R     
LAW 347 001 00116 Trade Secrets Law        W        0800PM 0850PM HOSCHEIT, D H  
LAW 348 W01 00196 Alt Disp Resol - Writing                                       
LAW 348 001 00078 Alt Dispute Resolution   R        1000AM 1150AM ETTERS, R      
LAW 349 W01 00215 Theory of Org - Writing                                        
LAW 349 001 00097 Theory of Organizations  M        0200PM 0350PM COHEN, L R     
LAW 350 W01 00200 Jurisprudence - Writing                                        
LAW 350 001 00086 Jurisprudence            M        1000AM 1150AM GREEN, M S     
LAW 351 W01 00225 Pat Writing Theory-Wrt                                         
LAW 351 001 00046 Pat Writ Theory & Prac   F        0600PM 0750PM KESSLER, E J   
LAW 353 001 00115 Tax Procedure            T        0600PM 0750PM NEWTON, L L    
LAW 357 001 00142 Mental Illness Law       T        0600PM 0750PM STAVIS, P      
LAW 359 001 00096 State & Local Tax        T        0400PM 0550PM BRUNORI, D E   
LAW 362 001 00041 Lgl Clinic-Immigration                          GREER, A J     
LAW 364 001 00053 Statistics for Lawyers & W        0600PM 0750PM IPPOLITO, R    
LAW 365 001 00103 Employment Law           MW       0800PM 0915PM WEISS, D M     
LAW 366 001 00093 Public Choice & Pub Law  MW       0400PM 0515PM STEARNS, M L   
LAW 366 W01 00211 Public Choice/Pub Lw-Wrt                                       
LAW 367 001 00104 Intellectual Property    TR       0800PM 0915PM SKERPON,       
LAW 368 001 00047 Pretrial Practice        W        0800PM 0950PM INGRAM,        
LAW 370 001 00137 Venture Cap & the Law    T        0800PM 0950PM CONROY,        
LAW 371 W01 00195 Adv Bus Litigation-Wrt                                         
LAW 371 001 00141 Adv Business Litigation  T        0900AM 1050AM LASH III, W H  
LAW 372 W01 00198 Current Const Issues-Wrt                                       
LAW 372 001 00153 Current Const Iss Sem    T        0200PM 0350PM STARR, K       
LAW 403 W01 00197 Antitrust Policy Sem-Wrt                                       
LAW 403 001 00126 Antitrust Policy Seminar W        0200PM 0350PM BLUMENTHAL, W  
LAW 409 W01 00217 Adv Const Lw Sem-Writing                                       
LAW 409 001 00028 Adv Const Law Seminar    W        0800PM 0950PM MILLER, G W    
LAW 447 W01 00227 Problems-Corp Lw Sem-Wrt                                       
LAW 447 001 00048 Problems in Corp Law Sem R        0800PM 0950PM RIBSTEIN, L E  
LAW 455 W01 00230 Welfare Law Sem-Writing                                        
LAW 455 001 00057 Welfare Law & Policy Sem M        0800PM 0950PM CHASSMAN, D A  
LAW 457 W01 00205 Legal Hist Sem-Writing                                         
LAW 457 001 00075 Legal History Seminar    T        0400PM 0550PM LIGGIO,        
LAW 464 W01 00214 Small Bus Planning - Wrt                                       
LAW 464 001 00095 Small Bus Planning  Sem  M        0200PM 0350PM WARD, R E      
LAW 472 W01 00201 Lw & Soc Science Sem-Wrt                                       
LAW 472 001 00062 Law & Social Science Sem W        0200PM 0350PM GOULD,         
LAW 478 W01 00206 Lit Practice Sem-Writing                                       
LAW 478 W02 00223 Lit Practice Sem-Writing                                       
LAW 478 001 00090 Litigation Practice Sem  T        0400PM 0550PM PARKER, J S    
LAW 478 002 00107 Litigation Practice Sem  T        0800PM 0950PM PARKER, J S    
LAW 479 W01 00199 Impeachmnt/Sep-Pwr-Wrt                                         
LAW 479 001 00094 Impeachment & Sep of Pow T        1000AM 1150AM O'NEILL, M     
LAW 481 W01 00207 Majesty of the Law-Writ                                        
LAW 481 001 00064 Majesty of the Law Sem   T        0200PM 0350PM BERKOWITZ, P   
LAW 482 W01 00202 Law & Econ Sem-Writing                                         
LAW 482 001 00073 Law & Economics Seminar  TR       0930AM 1045AM TULLOCK, G     
LAW 483 W01 00220 Lgl Aspect-Bioethics-Wrt                                       
LAW 483 001 00074 Lgl Aspects-Bioethics    W        0800PM 0950PM HASNAS, J H    
LAW 485 W01 00218 Competition Pol Sem-Wrt                                        
LAW 485 001 00117 Competition Policy Sem   T        0800PM 0950PM JOHNSEN, D B   
LAW 486 W01 00216 Adv Civ Rights Sem-Wrt                                         
LAW 486 001 00118 Adv Civil Rights Sem     R        0600PM 0750PM ACOSTA, A      
LAW 500 001 00145 Dean's Scholars Seminar                                        

Initial Course Assignments & New Course Descriptions: Spring 2000

Please Note: Assignments and new course descriptions are provided by faculty on a voluntary basis for posting on the web. If your assignment is not listed, you are still responsible for checking the assignment bulletin boards in the Law School for your initial class assignment.

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ABBOTT, REGULATED INDUSTRIES

Course Syllabus


ACOSTA, ADVANCED CIVIL RIGHTS SEMINAR

Civil rights law has changed much during the last few years. This seminar explores these changes. We will begin by discussing current civil rights issues that relate to education. Should the state be permitted to finance single-sex or minority-only colleges or high schools? Should state universities and magnet high schools be permitted to grant an admissions preference based on race or sex? Should they be required to spend comparable funds on male and female sports? And what of bilingual education. Can and should the state segregate non-English speaking students into bilingual programs? We will then discuss issues that relate to employment. To what extent should the government require that employees be paid comparable salaries for comparable work? Do the new anti-discrimination regulations that apply to the mentally disabled impose too great a burden on employers and co-workers? The topics for discussion are flexible and will vary based on student interest and time available. There are no prerequisites, although familiarity with constitutional law and employment discrimination may be helpful.

Principle Text:

No text is required. Assigned cases may be downloaded from Westlaw or Lexis. Other material will be distributed as handouts.

Administrative Matters:

Grading will be based on class participation and an end-of-semester paper.
I can be reached at 202-842-2585 or by e-mail at AACOSTA@EPPC.ORG.
I am available for office hours for 1 hour after class or by appointment.
Please feel free to call me anytime.

FIRST ASSIGNMENT:

Please read:
Richmond v. Croson, 488 U.S. 469 (1989)
MetroBroadcasting v. FCC
, 497 U.S. 547 (1990)
Adarand v. Pena
, 515 U.S. 200 (1995).


ACOSTA, DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION LAW

Litigation concerning the law of disability discrimination is among the fastest growing areas of federal practice. Over 43 million Americans have one or more physical or mental disabilities. In 1990 Congress addressed their needs by enacting the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Act requires employers to make a reasonable accommodation to employ otherwise qualified disabled individuals. The Act also requires businesses to take reasonable steps to ensure that no disabled individual is excluded or denied the provision of goods or services. But who is disabled, what is a reasonable accommodation and what are reasonable steps? These and other related question are generating more and more litigation. This class will examine these questions, giving particular attention to the issues most commonly faced by litigators.

Principle Text:

Ruth Colker & Bonnie Tucker, The Law of Disability Discrimination (2d ed. Anderson Publishing 1998)
ADA Handbook (Anderson Publishing 1998).

Additional Materials:

We will supplement the casebook with handouts, which will also be available on Westlaw.

Administrative Matters:

Grading will be based on class participation and a take-home exam.
I can be reached at 202-842-2585 or by e-mail at AACOSTA@EPPC.ORG.
I am available for office hours for 1 hour after class or by appointment.
Please feel free to call me anytime.

FIRST ASSIGNMENT:

Please read:
Buck v. Bell
, 274 U.S. 200 (1927)
City of Cleburne v. Cleburne Living Center, 473 U.S. 432 (1985).

Before reading these cases, however, please consider the topic of disability-based discrimination generally. Who is disabled? When are disabled individuals the subject of discrimination? Is denying a construction job to a person in a wheelchair, for example, discrimination?

In no more than 1 page and before reading the cases, please draft a statute that (i) defines who is disabled and (ii) defines what constitutes illegal discrimination against the disabled. Define your terms precisely to provide employers with clear guidance as to what actions are legal.

The purpose of this assignment is to make clear the difficulty of defining these terms. We will re-examine this assignment at the end of the semester.


ALLARD, LAW & ORDER IN CYBERSPACE

Web Site: http://mason.gmu.edu/~nallard/cyberspace2000.html

There is no assigned reading for the first meeting of the class. The syllabus and reading assignments will be available on the Law and Order in Cyberspace website which will be available for viewing on Monday. The website address will be distributed on Monday evening before class. Note that the Syllabus and reading will be revised and edited from time to time. The chief required reading in the course will be excerpts from "Online Law", edited by Smedinghoff, and is available in the bookstore. Most of the reading for this course is either available online (the website will have links in many instances) or in the library on reserve.

Two guest speakers will be addressing the first session of Law and Order in Cyberspace on current legal issues relating to broadband networks. * Greg Simon, former Chief Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President and currently CEO of Simon.Inc will discuss a number of issues being raised by the development and dispersion of broadband technology. * Kristen von Hook, former senior aid to House Telecomm Committee senior Democrat Rep Ed Markey, now also of Simon.Inc will be addressing the ever growing digital divide and some of the issues raised by that problem.

READING FOR CLASS Monday, January 24,--read from "week One" in Syllabus--Online Law, Chapters 1 & 2, Digital Tornado, pages 1 to 25. Prof. Allard will cover introduction to the course and all housekeeping matters in Week 2, January 24 (No class January 17 for MLK observance)


ANTHONY, ADMINISTRATIVE LAW, Day and Evening

Casebook: Cass, Diver & Beermann, Administrative Law - Cases and Materials 3rd edition, 1998

For Monday, January 10: Casebook 1-19

For Wednesday, January 12: Casebook 19-37
Extract from American Trucking Ass'ns v. E.P.A., 175 F.3d 1027 (D.C. Cir. 1999) (get from Copy Center)

For Monday, January 17: Casebook 38-39, 76-88 (please study these note cases carefully)

For Wednesday, January 19: Casebook 88-114


B

BERKOWITZ & NESSON, THE MAJESTY OF THE LAW

This course explores contemporary critiques of traditional legal practice and legal education. We will begin with a few classic statements on the philosophy of law. Contemporary schools considered will include law and economics, critical legal studies, and feminist jurisprudence. The aim is to assess the power of the various critiques and determine implications for the reform of bar and bench.

First week's assignment: Please read, Abraham Lincoln, "Address to the Young Men's Lyceum of
Springfield, Illinois, January 27, 1838"; and Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from the Birmingham City Jail". 


BERNSTEIN, COMPLEX LITIGATION: MASS TORTS

This course will focus on mass torts as an example of complex litigation.

Week 1: Introduction to the Issues: Georgetown Videotape (no reading
assignment)

Week 2: Examples of Mass Tort Litigation: Agent Orange
Schuck, Agent Orange on Trial (available from bookstore)


BERNSTEIN, PRODUCTS LIABILITY

Page numbers refer to the casebook (Henderson and Twerski, Products Liability, 3rd edition, 1997). Readings in "Supp.", refer to the compilation of Supplementary Materials that you are required to purchase at the Copy Center. The Priest reading should be available by January 10.

* * * * * * * * * * *

Week 1: Traditional Torts issues and Products Liability

a) Introduction to the Subject: Priest article in Supp.
b) proof of negligence 3-40

Week 2: Liability for Manufacturing Defects: Intro

a) implied warranty 73-80
b) Restatements 2nd and 3rd 81-100

Week 3: Strict Liability II: Who is Strictly Liable for Mfg. defects

a) used products 100-118
b) sales-service hybrids 118-131
c) retailers, wholesalers 131-140


BLANTON/FERNANDEZ, LEGAL RESEARCH, WRITING, AND ANALYSIS II & IV

The TWEN sites for Legal Research, Writing & Analysis II and IV have been established. Please register for the correct site and begin to check it regularly. We will be posting additional information on these sites over the next few days.


BLUMENTHAL, ANTITRUST POLICY SEMINAR

Antitrust Seminar: Analysis of Networks and Joint Ventures, 2 Credit Hours

This seminar examines the analysis of joint ventures under the federal antitrust laws, with a particular focus on issues arising from electronic networks. Topics discussed in detail include the formation of the venture; collateral restraints governing pricing, allocation of inputs and outputs among co-venturers, and other operational matters; and access by third parties. Antitrust recommended but not required.


BRANCATO & HOLLIS, INTERNATIONAL LAW

Course Syllabus


BYRNE, COMMERCIAL PAPER

Initial Class Assignment & Information

1. Materials to be used for class are:

(a) Case Materials

The textbook is Negotiability by Professor J. Byrne (9th Ed. 2000) This edition contains changes from previous editions. The book (and appendix and Virginia statutory supplement) can be purchased from the bookstore.
Until it is available, the text will be posted on this website:

 Chapter 1: Introduction to Negotiability (PDF)

Chapter 2, Requisites of Negotiability: Is the Instrument Negotiable? (PDF)

Chapter 3, Enforcement (PDF)

Chapter 4, Reactions to Negotiability: Consumer Paper

(b) Statutes

The case book is accompanied by a Virginia Statutory Supplement. It will be necessary to have the Model UCC as well as a number of commercial statutes. These are available in either the West or Foundation Commercial Statutes. Any edition after 1991 is satisfactory.

2. The assignment for the first class is pp 1-14. You will be expected to have studied and be prepared to discuss the materials in the assigned pages which relate to the contract doctrine of assignment. The assignment for the second class will be the balance of the chapter.

3. It will be necessary to schedule a number of make up classes. I propose that this be accomplished by extending the necessary number of classes for thirty five minutes on Wednesdays so that the day session
will run until 12:00 noon and the evening session until 8:00 PM. Be prepared to discuss this proposal. If there are class conflicts, it will be necessary to find other times when make up classes can be scheduled. Please bring calendars to the first class for scheduling purposes.

4. A Syllabus and Course Policy Statement is also be posted on this website.


BYRNE, ELECTRONIC COMMERCE

INITIAL ASSIGNMENT 10 January 2000

1. Please read the description of the class on the web site below. As indicated, the focus of the class will be the UNCITRAL Working Group on Electronic Commerce meeting in February and the related seminar on 24 - 25 February in New York. While attendance at the workshop is not required, it will be difficult to benefit from the course without it.

2. Please visit the UNCITRAL website and examine the recent work of the Working Group. In particular, be prepared to discuss the topics set for the upcoming meeting. The site address is www.uncitral.org. Select "English" unless you wish to read the papers in another language. Then select "preparatory documents" and then select the Working Group on Electronic Commerce. The site contains all documents from recent past meetings of the WG. In addition, please examine the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Commerce which may be reached under "Conventions and texts".

See:
Information on EC Program: The Developing Law of Electronic Commerce

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY

Professor Byrne has taught the Electronic Commerce course at GMUSL for more than eight years. Over this period, it has addressed various topics related to the rapidly developing field of electronic commerce. This Spring the course has a specific focus: it will concentrate on The Law of Electronic Commerce Seminar given in conjunction with the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law's Working Group on Electronic Commerce. The session will be sponsored by the Commercial Law Association, the International Financial Services Association, and the Tech Center at GMUSL as well as corporate sponsors. Its speakers will represent the leading figures in the formulation of the law of electronic commerce and will address initiatives by UNCITRAL, other law makers, and rule making efforts by the private sector.

Students will be required to attend the two day session on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 February to be held in NYC, act as reporter for one segment of the session, prepare a report of the session for publication, and develop a systematic and comprehensive overview of that topic as a paper. They will have an opportunity to interact with the speakers and attendees. In addition, arrangements can be made for students to attend sessions of the Working Group which will meet for the two weeks preceding the Seminar.

Students will be responsible for transportation to NYC, and accommodation while there. In past NYC trips, students have pooled transportation and hotel expenses to reduce costs significantly. Lunches on both days and dinner on Thursday will be provided. Limited financial assistance is also available from the CLA.

The time spent in attendance at the Seminar and in sessions with the instructor drafting and revising the Report will be counted toward the attendance requirements with the result that the course will be "front loaded" with the classes held in the weeks prior to the seminar, and the time after the seminar devoted to preparing the reports and papers and tutorial meetings with the instructor.


C

CHORVAT, PARTNERSHIP TAX (Day & Evening)

First Assignment: Chapter 1, and problems 1 and 2 (pp.14-15).


COHEN, THEORY OF ORGANIZATIONS

FIRST ASSIGNMENT:

Please read in the following order:

The excerpt from Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations;
The excerpt from Frank Knight's Risk Uncertainty and Profit;
The article by Ronald Coase The Nature of the Firm


COSTELLO, VIRGINIA REMEDIES

Virginia Remedies: Read Chap. 1


D

DAVOLI, LAW AND MENTAL ILLNESS CLINIC

Assignment for January 12, 2000:

Read and be prepared to discuss the following cases:

In Re Gault

Donaldson v. O'Connor 493 F.2d. 507 (5th Cir. 1974)

O'Connor v. Donaldson 422 U.S. 563 (1975)

Youngblood v. Romeo 457 U.S. 307 (1982)


E

EAGLE, PROPERTY II

Each student should have received on the 1D or 1E listserv information on the URL and password for Professor Eagle's web site with his course materials. If you have not received this material, please contact Carole Lyons in the Records Office (993-8015).


ETTERS, ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Class Summary

Course Assignments


F

FORMAN, LABOR LAW

General Information

Course Schedule


GEORGE, CONTRACTS II

Web Site

Required Course Materials:

  1. Edward Murphy, Richard Speidel, & Ian Ayres, Studies in Contract Law (5th ed. 1997) (the primary casebook for the course)
  2. Statutory supplement containing U.C.C. Article 2 and Restatement (2d) Contracts
  3. Occasional supplemental material provided by Professor (and also available on webpage)

Recommended Course Materials:

Marvin Chirelstein, Concepts and Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts (3d ed. 1998) (a very accessible primer on contract law)
Black's Law Dictionary

Farnsworth, Corbin, or Calamari & Perillo hornbooks


G

GILLESPIE , PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY (Evening)

Casebook: THE LAW AND ETHICS OF LAWYERING, 3d ed., edited by Hazard, Koniak and Cramton

In the Casebook: Read pages 1-20; review p. 156, (elements for the tort of legal malpractice); and come to class prepared to analyze Spaulding v. Zimmerman.


GILLESPIE, SECURITIES LAW AND REGULATION

Casebook: SECURITIES REGULATION, 2d ed., edited by Cox, Hillman and Langewoort

In the Casebook: Read pages 1-31.


GINSBERG, READINGS IN LEGAL THOUGHT

December 8, 1999

MEMORANDUM

TO: Students registering for Readings in Legal Thought
FROM: Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg
RE: Format, assignment for Thursday, January 20, 2000

This one-credit seminar meets at 4pm on 6 of the 8 Thursdays between January 20 and March 9. The reading assignment for the first meeting is Fiss, The Irony of Free Speech, which should be available in the bookstore.

No later than 4pm on Monday, Jan. 17, you should each send me by fax (540-675-1581) or email (dginsburg@cadc.uscourts.gov) three questions about or comments on the reading that you would like to see addressed in our discussion. Each comment or question must be typed, double-spaced, on a separate page; none may exceed one page. Email submissions should be in the form of an attachment in Wordperfect format; if you use Word, please convert the file before attaching it. Non-conforming submissions will not be accepted. Grades for the seminar will be based entirely upon the quality of the written submissions and oral contributions of the participants.

Please do not wait until the last minute to send in your papers, since you may find my fax line busy or the email system down. If the fax at the number above is not working, then you may fax your papers to my chambers (202-273-0678).

Attendance at every meeting of the seminar is important; submission of timely comments and questions is imperative, and is expected even of a student who will unavoidably miss a particular class.

The reading for the second session (February 3, comments due January 31) is Currie, The Constitution in Congress


GOULD, LAW & SOCIAL SCIENCE SEMINAR

The first day's assignment is to read pages 1-29 in Monahan and Walker, Social Science in Law.


GREEN, JURISPRUDENCE

The materials for this class are the following:
Murphy & Coleman, Philosophy of Law (revised ed. 1990) [Murphy & Coleman]
Hart, The Concept of Law (2d ed. 1994) [Hart]
Dworkin, Taking Rights Seriously (1978) [Dworkin]
Posner, The Economics of Justice (1982) [Posner]
A Reader available at Print Services on Monday, January 10 [Reader]
A number of articles available off of WESTLAW and linked on the course's TWEN site

First Week's Reading:
Murphy & Coleman 1-19
Lon L. Fuller, The Case of the Speluncean Explorers, 112 Harv. L. Rev. 1851
(1999) (originally published 1949) [available on WESTLAW].

As soon as possible please sign up for the web site for this course on The West Education Network (TWEN) at http://lawschool.westlaw.com/


GREEN, PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

The materials required for this course are:

Hazard, Koniak & Cramton, The Law and Ethics of Lawyering (3d ed. 1999) [Hazard]
Selected Standards on Professional Responsibility (2000) [Supp.]

First Week's Reading: Hazard 1-39.

As soon as possible please sign up for the web site for this course on The West Education Network (TWEN) at http://lawschool.westlaw.com/


H

HASNAS, LEGAL ASPECTS OF BIOETHICS

Examines the legal, ethical and policy aspects of current controversies in bioethics including privacy and confidentiality, terminal care decisions, patients' right to refuse treatment, organ donation and transplantation, and human subjects experimentation. 2 Credits.

Reading assignment for class on January 12: Casebook pp. 49-59.
Packet of Supplementary readings - *Ethical Relativism* by W.T. Stace.

Syllabus for Bioethics to be posted on the Twen page's Course Materials forum.


HASNAS, WHITE COLLAR CRIME

Reading Assignment for the week of January 10: Casebook pp. 1-42, Supplement pp. 1-8.

Syllabus for White Collar Crime to be posted on the Twen page's Course Materials forum.


HAVRILAK, DOMESTIC RELATIONS

Complete Syllabus


I

IPPOLITO, LEGAL AND ECONOMIC CONCEPTS II

Course Syllabus


IPPOLITO, STATISTICS FOR LAWYERS AND POLICY ANALYSTS

Course Syllabus


J

JOHNSEN, COMPETITION POLICY, INFORMATION, AND TECHNOLOGY

This seminar will examine the influence of domestic competition policy on information systems, high-tech development, and the market for innovation. Relevant bodies of law include the law of unfair competition, the law of misappropriation, trade secrecy law, copyright and trademark law, antitrust law, and various sources of regulatory rulemaking such as the Securities & Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Communications Commission. Emphasis will be placed on the economics of the race to first possession, network effects, path dependency, and the economics of information. The seminar will consist of a combination of class lecture, discussion of readings, and student presentations.


JOHNSEN, LAW OF INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

Read pages 3-19 of the text for Monday, January 10 & pages 19-49 for Wednesday, January 12: The textbook for this course is Frankel & Kirsch, INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT REGULATION.

 


K

KEARNEY, INTERNATIONAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Reading Assignment for First Class:

Pages 1-24 of the course textbook, International Civil Litigation in United States Courts (Born).


KLEIN, ADVANCED TRIAL ADVOCACY

First Class: January 10, 2000 in room 123.

Assignment: Please read/review pages. 1-83 in the assigned Modern Trial Advocacy text.


KOBAYASHI, QUANTITATIVE FORENSICS

For Law 301 - Quantitative Forensics, Professor Kobayashi: http://mason.gmu.edu/~bkobayas/qfsyl.htm


KOBAYASHI & NEWMAN, LEGAL AND ECONOMIC THEORY OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

For Law 261 - The Legal and Economic Theory of Intellectual Property Professor Kobayashi and Judge Newman: http://mason.gmu.edu/~bkobayas/ipsyl.htm


L

LUND, FEDERAL ELECTION LAW

The assignment for the first class (January 13) is: Daniel Hays Lowenstein, Election Law: Cases and Materials (Carolina Academic Press, 1995), Chapters 1-2 (pp. 1-61).


LUND, LEGISLATION

The assignment for the first class (January 11) is:

Eskridge & Frickey, Cases and Materials on Legislation: Statutes and the Creation of Public Policy (West 2d ed. 1995), pp. 1-71

Griggs v. Duke Power Co., 401 U.S. 424 (1971)


N

NAKAYAMA & CLARK, LAW, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Course Syllabus

Student Submissions: Students will have a choice of either taking a final exam or submitting a research paper on a topic approved in advance by the instructors.

Text: None, materials to be supplied by the instructors

Subject Matter: This course deals with the interaction between law, science, and technology. The course addresses this interface through a series of weekly case studies that review specific areas of science and technology. Issues discussed include the proper role of the legal system in addressing scientific issues, the strengths and weaknesses of various legal institutions in addressing emergent scientific issues, and possible improvements in the manner in which the legal system addresses scientific controversy.


O

O'HARA, CRIMINAL LAW

Day sections (Law 106-001 and 106-002)

First Assignment: Please skim pages 1-96 of the assigned textbook, Kadish & Schulhofer, Criminal Law And Its Processes: Cases And Materials. This first chapter contains basic background information relevant to the study of the substantive criminal law. Most of this information is familiar to you, if only from watching prime-time television. I have assigned it anyway to make sure that we all start with this background information. The reading should not take you more than 3 or so hours to complete.


OLEXY, PATENT INTERFERENCE LAW & PRACTICE

Please note: the text for this course will be handed out on Monday. Thank you.


O'NEILL, IMPEACHMENT & SEPARATION OF POWERS SEMINAR

Vile: 1-22, 53-85 in the copy center.

 


P

PLAGER, LEGISLATION

Course Syllabus


Q

QUILLIN & KAMINSKY, PATENT LAW II

Assignments for January 14th & 21st:

I. Statutory Subject Matter and the Utility Requirement; Patentable Subject Matter (35 U.S.C. § 101)

Reading Assignments
January 14: Introduction
Chisum, pages 729 - 742, 745-746; 752-754; and 772-782

January 21: Chisum, pages 864-880
State Street Bank & Trust Co. v. Signature Financial Group, Inc., 149 F.3d 1368 (Fed. Cir. 1999) (Class Handout on January 14th)


R

RANDOLPH, ADVANCED CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: FIRST AMENDMENT

READING ASSIGNMENTS

CLASS OF JANUARY 12, 2000 -- SHIFFRIN, CHOPER, PP. 2-23*

CLASS OF JANUARY 19, 2000 -- SHIFFRIN, CHOPER, PP. 23-52

CLASS OF JANUARY 26, 2000 -- SHIFFRIN, CHOPER, PP. 53- 78

CLASS OF FEBRUARY 2, 2000 B SHIFFRIN, CHOPER 79-103 & SUPPL. 2-4

*CASEBOOK: Shiffrin & Choper, The First Amendment (2d ed. 1996) and the 1999 Supplement -- both softcover


RIBSTEIN, PROBLEMS OF CORPORATE LAW

12/16/1999
From Prof. Ribstein:

 A syllabus for this course and related materials are now available through my website (http://mason.gmu.edu/~lribstei/index.htm). Also, all students should register for the course on TWEN.

Course Description

This course provides an opportunity to write a paper that explores policy considerations and topics covered more lightly in other business courses. It is the successor to the Corporate Track Thesis course. It is open both to Track and non-track students in the second, third or fourth year. The only prerequisite is Business Associations. Although there will be only one introductory class meeting, students will get guidance from meeting with me throughout the semester and from readings and structure provided by a detailed syllabus which will be posted on my web page (http://mason.gmu.edu/~lribstei/index.htm) by early January.

Students are expected to read assignments from Ribstein & Letsou, Business Associations (3d ed. ©1996 Matthew Bender) and other sources. Most materials, including the assignments from the casebook for those who do not already own it, will be made available through the Web, although some may be available in photocopy form. Detailed bibliographies will be provided in the syllabus and the casebook.

--Topic: The paper must be a policy analysis of a topic related to the law of business associations and approved by me. You can choose a topic from among the broad topic areas and specific topics suggested on the syllabus, or you can design one in consultation with me. Suggested topic areas are expected to include the following, among others: The boundaries of the firm; limited liability; state competition; corporate governance; the corporation and society; managerial incentives and fiduciary duties; securities disclosure regulation; securities fraud liability; insider trading; takeovers and takeover defenses; comparative corporate law.

--Grading: You will be graded on your understanding and clear expression of the law relating to the topic, the policy considerations discussed in the assignments and in the readings recommended for the specific topic.

--Length: Approximately thirty pages, formatted, double-spaced, 12-point type.

--Due date: Final Paper is due by noon on the last day of exams. Late submissions will receive a half grade penalty per day.

--Form: You must hand your paper in digital form on disk or by email at my email address above.


RIBSTEIN, UNINCORPORATED BUSINESSES

12/16/1999
From Professor Ribstein:

A syllabus for this course and the Spring 2000 supplement are now available through my website (http://mason.gmu.edu/~lribstei/index.htm). Also, all students should register for the course on TWEN.

This course will cover agency, partnership and other unincorporated firms, including limited liability companies. It is intended to be a planning-oriented course. It will have a writing assignment that calls for description and some drafting of provisions in an operating agreement and analysis of choice-of-form issues. The assigned reading in this course is Ribstein, Unincorporated Business Entities (Anderson Publishing, 1996) and the supplement. A current version of the supplement, as updated periodically, is posted on my web site (http://mason.gmu.edu/~lribstei/index.htm), which also includes other updates and

notices relating to this class. Specific reading assignments and a detailed description of the writing assignment will be posted on my website by early January.

The assignment for the first class is Casebook, pp. 1-23.

In order to ensure that you can access the first assignment (i.e., in case of a delayed arrival of the casebook), I have posted an electronic version of the first assignment on my web page.


S

SKERPON, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

Three Semester Hours

This course focuses on the protection of proprietary rights in inventions, writings, creative expression, software, trade secrets, trade designations, and other intangible intellectual products by federal patent, copyright, trademark and unfair competition law, and by state trade secrecy and unfair competition law. Consideration will be given to the challenges posed for traditional intellectual property paradigms by new technologies and the shift to an information-based economy. This course is designed for the non-specialist, but also serves as a foundation for the specialist. It is open to any GMUSL student.

 


STARR, CURRENT CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES

This one-hour seminar course will focus on four cases pending before the United States Supreme Court. Classes will meet for seven sessions of two hours each. The cases we will explore raise a variety of important issues, including federalism, the Establishment Clause, and campaign finance regulation. The seminar will analyze these cases from the perspectives of both advocates and Justices. A paper will be required.

Session 1--Federalism: United States v. Morrison

  1. Petitioner's Brief
  2. Respondent's Brief
  3. United States v. Lopez, 514 US 549 (1995)
  4. City of Boerne v. Flores, 521 US 507 (1997)

*All four documents are posted on the course homepage in TWEN (www.lawschool.westlaw.com) under Syllabus/Initial Assignment.

**These materials will serve as the basis for discussion for the following week's session as well.


STEARNS & ZYWICKI, PUBLIC CHOICE THEORY

PICK UP COURSE MATERIALS AND ARTICLE FOR FIRST CLASS IN ROOM 308 (FACULTY SERVICES)


W

WEISS, EMPLOYMENT LAW

Assignment for First Class: Photocopied Handout #1: Restatement of Agency, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. v. Darden

This course will survey the law governing the employment relationship in the absence of a collective bargaining agreement.

The first section of the course will cover the agency law foundations of the employment relationship including the meaning of "employee" and the duties of loyalty and obedience. The course will then examine the special contract doctrines applicable to employment contracts, including employment at will and the public policy exception. Next, the course will cover tort law issues that arise in employment, including vicarious liability, worker's compensation, and tortious interference with contractual relations.

The course will then examine some basic principles of discrimination law under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. We will conclude with a brief survey of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

Note: This course is not a substitute for Employment Discrimination or Employee Benefits.


WEISS, SECURITIES LAW AND REGULATION

Assignment for First Class: Securities Regulation (Fourth Edition), Soderquist and Gabaldon, Chapter 1