As of  January 6, 2011  9:00am  -  Assignments will be posted on an on-going basis  

8 500s      8 600s      8 700s      8 800s      8 900s

8 500s



8 502A
Contracts II
Unless otherwise indicated, a reference to reading in the Text is a reference to C. Knapp, N. Crystal and H. Prince, Problems in Contract Law, Cases and Materials (6th ed. 2007).  A reference to Supplement will include the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) or the Restatement (2d) of Contracts.
Date         Text                                                                           Supplement
Jan. 7       Chapter 5 The Meaning of the Agreement:         Restatement §§ 201, 202, 203, 206, 204,
                 Principles of Interpretation     237;
                 Parol Evidence Rule                                                 UCC §§ 1-205, 2- 202, Rev 1-303,
                      Pp. 349-370
8 502B
Contracts II
Please read pages 365-381 of the Farnsworth case book and pages 101-111 of the Chirelstein concepts and case analysis book.
8 502C
Contracts II
Welcome to your second semester of contracts. For Friday's class, please re-read pages 349-50 and read pages 350-61 and Restatement provisions 200-204 and 206.
8 513
Defamation, Privacy & Emotional Torts
Dear Defamation & Privacy Colleagues,
The syllabus for the class will be posted on the web at  Web links will lead you to the Supplementary cases in the syllabus, so that you will not need to purchase supplementary materials.
I will be speaking at the Association of American Law Schools annual convention, so we will not have class on Thursday, January 6.
Our first class will be Tuesday, January 11.

For our first class, please read page 313 and then skip over to page 346 and read from page 346-57 in Dan Dobbs, Paul Hayden, and Ellen Bublick, Torts and Compensation (6th ed. 2009) (the black book).
See you then!  Nancy
8 521A
Civil Procedure I
The following handouts are attached (or are available on the webcourse):
1) Elements of a Civil Procedure Decision Brief 
2) One Way of Looking at a Holding 
3) Pennsylvania Railroad v. Chamberlain 

For the first day of class, please study the first two handouts carefully. When you have done so, please read Chamberlain and brief it thoroughly using the suggested format. In addition, give some thought to the following questions:
1) What is "law." (Putting it another way, when a client comes into a lawyer's office, describes the situation he or she is facing, and asks the lawyer for legal advice, what does the client want to know?)
2) Why does a lawyer read an appellate decision? (Ignore the easy situation in which he represented one of the parties in the case.)

In addition, please enroll in the Lexis Nexis Webcourse for "Achtenberg -- Civil Procedure I" (be sure you enroll in I not II). To do so, take the following steps:
• Go to 
• Sign on with your LexisNexis ID
• Click the Access Web Courses link under Class Preparation
• Click the red COURSES tab at the top of the page
• Click the Browse Course Catalog link on the right side of the screen
• Under Course Catalog, select Missouri, University of --Kansas City
• Scroll down to the name of the course, "Achtenberg -- Civil Procedure I". (It should be near the top but, if not, there are multiple pages--at the bottom of the screen click the SHOW ALL button to view all UMKC Web Courses)
• Click on the button reading Enroll on the right-side

Finally, please go to the webcourse and read the groundrules document on laptop policy.
(You can reach it by going to Course Documents > Ground Rules > Laptop Policy.) The laptop policy may affect where you want to sit on the first day of class.
If you have any questions or problems enrolling in the webcourse, please telephone me at 235-2382, e-mail me at , or come by my office in the Holmes Suite. If it is during the break, e-mail or phone will be best.
8 521B
Civil Procedure I
Please enroll in Lexis Nexis Webcourse for "Berman -- Civil Procedure I". To do so, take the following steps

     i. How to Access the Civil Procedure I Jeffrey Berman LexisNexis Web Course:
          1. Go to
          2. Sign on with your LexisNexis ID
          3. Click the Access Web Courses link under Class Preparation or the large Web Courses button on the right side of the page
          4. Click the red COURSES tab at the top of the page
          5. Under Course Catalog, select Missouri, University of -Kansas City
          6. Click Show All at the bottom of the page
          7. Scroll down to Civil Procedure I Jeffrey Berman
          8. Click on the button reading Enroll on the right-side
     ii. Moving forward, to access Civil Procedure I Jeffrey Berman course, just sign on to Web Courses via the tab on the LexisNexis Law School Home Page via the link above, and the Civil Procedure I Jeffrey Berman course will be listed under the courses you are enrolled. You can then link right in.

Read and be prepared to discuss: An Outline of the Procedure in a Civil Action in your Federal Rules of Civil Procedure book, pages XIX-XXIX (up to and including subparagraph 12).
Click on “Assignments” and See Introduction and Assignment for First Session
8 521C
Civil Procedure I
Please read pp. 1-26 in our casebook (Civil Procedure: A Modern Approach, by Marcus, Redish, Sherman & Pfander). Also please review Rules 1, 2, 7 & 8 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. As you read, please consider the following questions:

1. What are the main differences between an adversarial system and the Continental system?
2. What are the roles of lawyers and judges in our adversarial system?
3. Do lawyers have too much power in our adversarial system?
4. Do judges have too little power in our adversarial system?
5. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the roles given to lawyers and judges within our system?

We will discuss the cases in this reading (Band’s Refuse and Kothe), but not at the first class. So you can wait to brief the cases when you prepare for the second class.

The class will meet early for the first day (and the time will be “banked” for when class will be missed in the future). The first class will be a film, A Civil Action, which runs 115 minutes. Please come to class by 11:30 a.m.. Class will be over at 1:55. Do not postpone the reading; it is necessary for you to do the group assignment that will go with the film. I will not be there for the first class, but will have a substitute to answer some questions about the film. I will be available by email.
8 532
All Sections
Intro to Law II
Final Section and Workshop Placement will be posted no later than Friday, January 7, 2011.

Syllabi will be available on the Legal Writing Program website - 

Thursday, January 6th and Friday, January 7th – NO CLASS OR WORKSHOP
      Read Wanda M. Temm and Julie M. Cheslik, Missouri Legal Research Chapter 9.
      Do Missouri Legal Research Workbook Tour 7 – Online Sources (can do from any computer, does not have to be in UMKC law library)
      Begin Tour 7 Check-up. Check-up is due on Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Monday, January 10th or Tuesday, January 11th
Topic: Introduction to Advocacy; Developing Legal Arguments; Legal Ethics in Advocacy
      Richard K. Neumann, Jr. and Sheila Simon, Legal Writing, Chapters 25, 28-30
      Antonin Scalia & Brian Garner, Making Your Case – The Art of Persuading Judges Introduction & pages 3-38.
      Supplement: Course Mechanics (available in Roo Prints).
8 5321
Intro to American Legal Skills for International LL.M. Students
Lehr Lehnardt
Required Coursebook: Essential Lawyering Skills, Third Edition by Krieger & Neumann, published by Aspen Publishers, Inc, © 2007, ISBN 9780735564053.
The course syllabus may be picked up in the Cardozo Suite after December 20, 2010.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Read pages 1-28
8 542B
Property I
The first class will meet on Thursday, Jan. 13th. I will make up the classes when I return.
The first assignment will be pp.19-29, 41-53 in the Dukeminier text. In particular, students should be prepared to compare the clause on p. 548 in the first paragraph in Lohmeyer with paragraphs 15, 16 and 20 on pp. 524-26. I would recommend reading pp. 41-53 first, then going back and examining the contract at pp. 19-29.

8 600s



8 603
Taxation of Business Organizations
Required Texts:
1) 2011 West Federal Taxation, Comprehensive Volume (NOT 2010 or older edition)
2) Internal Revenue Code & Regs (Used copy is OK) NOTE: If you can access the internet with your computer, there is no need to purchase the Code//Regs.
3) Compilation (materials available free from Prof. Hoyt's web page)
DATE   TOPIC                                        CODE & REGS                                  WEST BOOK PAGES & HOMEWORK PROBLEMS
1/10      Overview of businesses;         701, 761,                                               17-2 to 17-8;
                                                                   1.704-1(e)                                             21-2 to 21-7
              Partnership Formation              722-724,83(a)                                       21-9 to 21-17
                                                                   743, 754                                                 Pr:Ch.21: 26,27,28,9
1/12       Partnership Formation (cont'd)
                   Income Allocation               702-704(c)(1)                                         21-16,17,20; 21-23 to 25
8 609
Ethical Issues in Family Representation
Before the first class, students should enroll in the TWEN course online at  and read the syllabus carefully. They should also read the text, Ethical Issues in Family Representation, pp. 329-337 “How to Research Professional Responsibility” and pp. 249-254 “AAML Preliminary Statement”. Finally students should obtain a copy of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct (copies are available at the bookstore and online for free from the center for professional responsibility) and should read the Preamble to the rules.
8 611
Estates and Trusts
For the first day of class on Thursday, January 6th, 2011, please read pages 1-38 in the Dukeminier, et al. Wills, Trusts, and Estates casebook (8th edition 2009) (Aspen Publishers).
There is also a TWEN site devoted to this course on which I will post the syllabus and other readings and information. Please register for this course on TWEN as soon as possible.
Please note that in addition to the required casebook, you will need to download and print a photocopy supplement of relevant Missouri statutes from the TWEN site for this course. I cannot overstress the importance of printing this supplement, putting it in a 3-hole binder and bringing it to class each day after the first week. Accessing the Missouri probate statutes online during class is NOT an adequate substitute for having this convenient paper copy, on which you can take notes that will be available to you during your final exam, available to you during class.
8 612R
Tax Planning with Life Insurance
PPC’s Guide to Life Insurance Strategies (Thomson Reuters): Sections 202, 401, 405, 502.11 and Appendix 4E, 5C, 5D, 5F, 5G
8 614
Estate Planning and Drafting
Please read pages 1-20, Chapter 1 in Price on Contemporary Estate Planning.
It is not necessary to purchase the 2010 edition of the Price text. Used editions from 2006 or later will be cheaper and satisfactory for our purposes.
8 621A
Professor Eckhardt's Evidence class syllabus available here. The first day assignment is to read Chapter 1 (pages 1-48) from the required textbook Evidence Under the Rules: Text, Cases and Problems, 6th Edition by Christopher Mueller and Laird Kirkpatrick, ISBN 9780735568334, Aspen Publishers, copyright 2008.
8 621B
The required texts for this course are (1) Evidence by George Fisher (2nd ed. Foundation Press) and Federal Rules of Evidence 2010-2011 by George Fisher. Please be sure to obtain the second edition of the Evidence textbook. The first edition will not substitute. For our first class, please read pages 1-16 of the textbook and FRE 606(b).
8 631
Section 1
Constitutional Law I
Assignment for our first session, January 6, 2011
For our first class, read the United States Constitution. The Constitution can be found, among other places, on our Con Law I website. You can access the website by doing a Google search for “exploring constitutional law”—it should be the first site listed—or by using the link below: 
Read the page "Introduction to the Study of Constitutional Law": 
Identify those provisions that (1) confer powers on the federal government, (2) confer powers on state governments, or (3) confer powers on individuals. Also identify those provisions that (1) restrict the powers of the federal government, (2) restrict the powers of state governments, or (3) restrict the powers of individuals. What seem to be the primary functions of our Constitution? Are there some provisions of the Constitution that do not seem to fit into any of the categories listed above?
All course materials, including a course syllabus, are posted online at our course website, “Exploring Constitutional Law.”
8 631
Section 2
Constitutional Law I
Friday, Jan. 6 NO CLASS
In lieu of class, please read “A More Perfect Union: The Creation of the U.S. Constitution” at 
BecBecause Monday’s readings are somewhat extensive, you should also have completed your reading of U.S. Constitution before Jan. 6 and begun a comparative examination of the Constitution, the Magna Carta, and the Articles of Confederation. See Monday’s assignment for the location of the documents.
Monday, Jan. 10
Please read the following documents:
The Magna Carta at 
The Articles of Confederation at flash=true&page=transcript&doc=3&title=Transcript+of+Articles+of+Confederation+%281777%29
The Constitution of the United States at Chemerinsky, pp. xli –lvii
Be prepared to discuss the following:
1) The structure of the Constitution, the subjects and focus of its articles and amendments; the division of power among the branches of the federal government and between the federal government and the states; and the limitations on the power of government over individual rights.
2) The elements, themes, and specific provisions from the Magna Carta and the Articles of Confederation that find expression in the U.S. Constitution.
8 631
Section 3
Constitutional Law I
1. Reading assignments
There is no textbook for this course. Instead, the reading assignments are in a Microsoft Word document which is posted on the course’s website on Westlaw’s TWEN sy system at .
You must have a printed copy of this document, rather than merely loading it on your computer, because the use of computers will not be permitted during this class (except for writing essays on the final exam). > There may be some additional materials assigned for you to read during the semester, but I’ll distribute copies of those at a later point.
2. Other materials
There are several other items that you will need to get before the first class: a syllabus, a copy of the Constitution, and a set of “Supreme Court Justices” cards. You can stop by at your convenience and get these items from Sherry Schley, the administrative assistant in the Hughes Suite. (There is no charge for these items.)
On Wednesday, January 19th, we will be having a quiz based on the “Supreme Court Justices” cards. There’s no reason that you need to start studying for this right away, but if you’re just so eager that you can’t wait, you’re welcome to get the cards and start studying them as soon as you’d like.
3. First class
For the first class (which is on Friday, January 7th), please read “Assignment A” (in other words, the pages numbered A-1 through A-14).
You’ll notice that there’s a little box somewhere in each of the assignments that says “Question of the Day.” That is a question meant to stimulate your thinking about what you’re reading. We’ll talk about the “Question of the Day” during each class at some point, so you might give it a little thought and have something in mind to say about it.
8 632
Constitutional Law II
Assignment for our first session, January 6, 2011
For our first class, read the introduction, notes, and questions on the linked page below, from our set of online course materials. Be prepared to answer the questions presented on that page for discussion: 
Our course materials are entitled “Exploring Constitutional Law II.” The homepage for the materials, linked below, includes a tentative class syllabus: 
8 635
Criminal Procedure I
Please note that you have a choice of either one of two text books for the course:
Text: Kamisar, Israel, LaFave, King and Kerr, Modern Criminal Procedure, (Tomson West, 12th Ed. 2008) [Hard bound edition, recommended for students planning to take both Criminal Procedure 1 and Criminal Procedure 2. This is cheaper than buying both volumes of the soft cover version.]
Kamisar, Israel, LaFave, King and Kerr, Basic Criminal Procedure, Police Practices (Tomson West, 12th Ed. 2008) (soft cover, recommended for students not planning to take Criminal Procedure 2. The soft cover is identical to the hard cover, but published in two volumes. This volume covers all the materials in Crim. Pro. 1. It is much cheaper than the hard cover edition.]

Class 1: Introduction to the Course and the Incorporation of the Bill of Rights into the 14th Amendment Due Process Clause

1. pp. 1-23: An Overview of the Criminal Justice Process (Skim this section for basic concepts)
Class 2: Sources of Criminal Procedural Law
pp. 24-47: The Fourteenth Amendment Due Process Clause–Incorporation of the Bill of Rights
8 636A
Applied Criminal Procedure & Evidence
Read the following
(1) The System of Government
(2) Origins & Sources of Law
(3) Limitations on Criminal Law
(4) Time Table for Lawyers in Federal Criminal Cases
(5) Chapter 1 - Overview of a Federal Criminal Case
8 643T
Advanced Legal Research: Transactional Law
Please read: Paul D. Callister, Thinking Like a Research Expert: Schemata for Teaching Complex Problem- Solving Skills, 28 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 31-51 (January-June 2009). This article can be downloaded by registering on LexisNexis Webcourses for “Adv. Legal Research: Transactional Law (Law 8643T).” Enrolling students must use the password, “LORD_COKE”. The article is available by following the “Course Documents” link on the left navigation bar.
8 650
Race and the Law
Please read pages 1-35 in Critical Race Theory, Second Edition by Dorothy A. Brown (West 2007).

8 700s



8 700
Trial Ad I
All Sections
Syllabus and assignments available here.
Mock Trial Packet available here.
8 707A
Advanced Legal Writing: Litigation Drafting
Our first class will be on Tuesday, January 11. We will meet each Tuesday from 2:30 – 4:20 p.m. in the Stoup Courtroom.
There are two required textbooks for the class:
Beyond the Basics (2d edition) by Mary Barnard Ray and Barbara J. Cox
Plain and Accurate Style in Court Papers by Irwin Alterman
Hopefully you received an earlier email from me about the Alterman text and have been able to obtain one through or another used book source. Please let me know if you have difficulty finding the text.
Your assignment for the first class is: Ray & Cox, Ch. 1 and pp. 248 – 250; Alterman, Chs. 1-4 & 10.
I will hand out a complete Syllabus and Course Guidelines in our first class. What you should know for now is that there are six required writing assignments as well as numerous in-class writings. There is no final exam.  In addition, you should be aware of the attendance policy for this class: If you miss more than two scheduled class sessions you will be dropped from the course. As I know this is the final semester for most of you, I wanted to alert you to this policy before the semester begins so that you may plan accordingly.
8 707B
Advanced Legal Writing: Business Contract Drafting
Please read chapters 1-5 of the text.
8 710
Legal Analysis and Methods
Assignment to prepare for Week One
1. Read Strategies & Tactics for the MBE introductory material
2. Read Syllabus available on TWEN and Pass the Bar! at xii-61
3. Prepare Exercises 6-1 and 7-1 in Pass the Bar! available on TWEN
4. Complete Course Questionnaire available on TWEN 
8 713
Death Penalty Clinic
There is no required text for this course. Professor O’Brien will excerpt cases and other materials for each class and post them to the class link on his faculty web page, 
Class 1: Federalism and The Habeas Remedy, Part 1.
This class will explore the role that the Writ of Habeas Corpus plays in the enforcement of constitutional rights, and the tensions arising from resort to the Great Writ in the Jim Crow era.
Frank v. Mangum
Doug Linder’s Famous Trials Web site –The Leo Frank case: 
Moore v. Dempsey
Class 2: Federalism and the Habeas Remedy, Part 2.
Giving state prisoners a solid foothold for bringing their constitutional claims to federal courts via habeas corpus had a profound impact on the structure of post-conviction litigation in state and federal court.
Brown v. Allen
Case v. Nebraska
Kaiser v. Williams
8 714
Gender & Justice
Dear Gender & Justice Colleagues,
I will be speaking at the Association of American Law Schools annual convention, so we will not have class on Thursday, January 6. Our first class will be Tuesday, January 11.
For our first class, please read and be prepared to discuss pages 1-25 in Mary Becker, Cynthia Grant Bowman, and Morrison Torrey’s Feminist Jurisprudence: Taking Women Seriously (fourth edition West 2010), pages 1-7 in Feminist Legal Theory: A Primer (paperback edition New York University Press 2006), and Barbara Ehrenreich’s article, Why We Lost the ERA , in the supplementary materials:
See you soon!   Nancy
8 715S
Seminar in Family Violence
GlesnerFines Weir
Before the first class, students should enroll in the TWEN course online at  and read the syllabus carefully. They should write out their personal learning goal or goals for the course and read pages 1-41 of the textbook, Lemon, Domestic Violence Law (3rd edition). Finally, students should read the MCDAV booklet, “The Nature & Dynamics of Domestic Violence” available online at .
8 720
Secured Transactions
1. Register for the course on TWEN
2. Check the “Calendar” on TWEN
3. Check/Print/Save “Syllabus” on TWEN
4. First Class – Assignment 1, all problems, randomly calling students
8 723
Banking Law Seminar
First Week's Assignment:
Skim Pages 1-12;  READ Pages 12-32; 61-66 and 73-87.
Register for Banking Law Seminar on TWEN and review Syllabus (available after 1/1/11).    
revised 12-23-2010
8 729
Preservation Law
Please read: “Tom Outland’s Story”
8 731
Professional Responsibility
The Professional Responsibility Course will not meet on January 7. Our first class day will be January 10. Students should enroll in the TWEN course online at  and read the syllabus carefully. They should read the Table of Contents of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the Preamble to the rules.
8 733E
Elder Law
Please read and be prepared to discuss pages 1 -37 in our text, Frolic and Barnes, Elder Law: Cases and Materials ( 4th ed.)
8 733R
Juvenile Offenders & and the Law
Cases & Materials on Juvenile Justice Administration pp.1-57
8 734
Please read and be prepared to discuss pages 1-33 in our text, Alfini et al., Mediation Theory and Practice ( 2nd ed.)
8 740M
Missouri Civil Procedure
1. Enroll in the Missouri Civil Procedure Lexis-Nexis webcourse. If you have any difficulty enrolling, please let me know.
2. Once you have enrolled, familiarize yourself generally with the various files in the Course Documents section of the webcourse.
     a. Check out all the links in the Missouri Law Links folder. These will provide you with much of the material we will study in the course and you will need to know how to find things through these links. You may want to save them as favorites on your own computer. If you have difficulty accessing the links or copying them into your favorites, download the word document at the end of the folder, “Word Document with Links,” and then copy the links from that document.
     b. Look at the files in the Case Summaries folder. I have given you forms for case summary charts in both Word and Excel format. I have also provided some sample summaries. Finally, I have given you the list of “Topics” to be used to classify your entries.
3. Once you are familiar with these parts of the webcourse, do the following project:
     a. Find the case of City of Lake St. Louis v. City of O’Fallon. It was decided by the Missouri Supreme Court on 10/26/2010. Find it first in the Supreme Court’s official website, then using Westlaw, then try to find it using MoBar ESQ. (Hint: for ESQ, look in the archived summaries and do a search for Lake St. Louis.)
     b. Read the case carefully trying to decide what it teaches you about Missouri Civil Procedure.
     c. Then, download one of the Case Summary forms and make the entries you would make for the case. (You should be making lots of such entries on this case.) If you have Excel, please use the Excel form. It is easier to use than the Word form and easier to search and sort later. Do not worry if you are not sure that you are doing it right. That is how you will learn.
4. Finally, go back to the Course Documents section of the webcourse and look at the Chapters folder. Download (and, if you want, print) the chapter on Standards of Review. Study pages 1-5 (Anglim) and answer the questions after the case. If I were you, I would answer them in the Word file itself (either putting your answers after the questions or inserting them as Word comments).
8 754
International Business Transactions
Please read pp.1-51
8 757
Business Planning
Assignment for (January 6): Read Course Syllabus and Case Study # 1 (both will be available in paper form in the Whittaker Suite, starting December 17 and posted on the course Blackboard site shortly thereafter), and prepare the list of questions described in Case Study #1 (to be discussed in class, but not handed in).
8 757N
Entrepre-neurship & New Venture Creation
The first class session in this interdisciplinary course will be Thursday evening, January 13. The assignment for that session is: read Course Syllabus (which will be posted in Blackboard-Syllabus); Read Introduction, pages xvii-xxi, and pages 140-153 in BODDE; skim links to IP Background Materials posted in Blackboard-Course Content; post a bio on Blackboard site or submit alternative assignment (per instructions to be posted in Blackboard-Assignments) .
8 758S
Sec Securities Regulation
Read Chapter 1 (all) and Chapter 2 (pp. 23-29). Read Howey carefully. Be prepared to discuss all problems.
8 761M
Law, Medicine & Bioethics
In lieu of the first class, the movie, Two Weeks, will be shown during the class period. The following week, on Tues., Jan. 18th, we will discuss the take home exam from last semester, which is attached. Note that the exam includes an article from the New York Times, which discusses many of the issues in the movie. You should come to class prepared to discuss the issues raised in the exam AND you should redraft the hospital policy discussed in the exam in light of the hospital's potential liability. For the class on Jan. 18th, please (in addition to the exam) Cruzan, Washington v. Glucksberg, 521 U.S. 702 (1997) and Vacco V. Quill, 521 U.S. 602 (1997). Edited copies will be posted on Blackboard by Jan. 14th.
Take home exam from last semester and New York Times article available here.
Cruzan v. Director
Washington v. Glucksberg                         revised 12-23-2010
8 763
Labor Law
Syllabus and addition materials available here.
8 764
Administrative Law
Syllabus available here.
8 765
Federal Jurisdiction
Before the first class, you must register for TWEN!!!!

For the first class, please temporarily forget everything you know or believe about the role and responsibility of the federal courts. Then, read the following materials:

Article III of the Constitution
Federalist Papers 78, 80 and 82

The Federalist Papers are available on the TWEN page for this class. Article III of the Constitution may be found in the book and if you do not yet have a book, I am sure you can find it somewhere.

As you read these materials, consider and be prepared to answer the following question: If you were solely responsible for deciding the functions and powers of the judicial branch for the United States at the time the Constitution was being debated, how would you alter Article III?
8 783
Federal Public Lands and Resources Law
Please read: Text pp. 1-51
8 798
Copyright Law
Pages 1-25 of the assigned text, Yen and Liu's Copyright Law: Essential Cases and Materials by by by Alfred C. Yen and Joseph P. Liu (West Law 2008)

8 800s



8 814E
Appellate Practice Clinic
The first meeting of the clinic will be arranged by Prof. Thompson via email. She will inform you of any reading assignments for the course.
8 837
Negotiating Mergers and Acquisitions
For the first day of class, Thursday, January 6, please read pages 1-29 of the Oesterle case book.
8 838
Legal Accounting
Monday and Wednesday, January 10 & 12, 2011
This course is for students who have not previously studied accounting. If you took an accounting course in your undergraduate or graduate studies, please contact me to determine whether you may enroll in this class.
The assignments, downloads and problems are posted on. If you are not enrolled, please email me and I will send you the materials.
Read Chapters 3 & 5 Attorney’s Handbook of Accounting, Auditing and Financial Planning. This reading is accessed through Lexis. The library is accessed through Secondary Legal, Matthew Bender, by Area of Law – Accounting, and then by book title. You have to go to “additional materials” sometimes to access the next link. I put the first week’s readings on Blackboard.. Further instructions, readings and problems will be distributed the first day of class.
Problems 1 & 2. We will work through these problems in class on Wednesday. At a minimum, please read through the problems for Monday’s class.
8 843
Federal Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts
Reading and/or Other Assignment for Course for the first week: Review KS and MO Principal and Income Acts (KSA §§ 58-9-101 to 58-9-603 and RSMo §§ 469.401 to 469.467).  Reading through the act once should be sufficient for the first class. Also read Chapter 1.
8 845
Deferred Compensation
(1) Canon, Qualified Retirement and Other Employee Benefit Plans.
(2) Internal Revenue Code and Regulations. If you do not have access to the Code (particularly an unedited version of Section 401), you can "cut and paste" statutes from Westlaw or LEXIS.
(3) Cases and Rulings: To be posted at Prof Hoyt's UMKC web page.
DATE     SUBJECT                                       CODE AND REG                              CANON("C"), IRS PUBS & COMPILATION
1/10         Overview of Qualified Plans       1.404(a)-1(b)                                      C: 1:1 to 1:9;1:28&1:29
                Intro to Non-Qualified Plans                                                                   Materials from Prof
               Constructive Receipt 1.451-2(a)                                                               Hoyt's UMKC web page
8 848R
State and Local Taxation
Class 1 Assignment
Class 1 Fiscal Year 2009 Tax Collections
Alexander B. Curchin v. Missouri Industrial Development Board
DaimlerChrysler Corp v. Charlotte Cuno
Missouri Strategic Initiative for Economic Growth
2010 Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenue
2010 Federal Tax Statistics
8 861
Real Estate Finance
The assignments - Handouts One and Two - for the first class and the course syllabus (revised 1/5/11) are available for pickup in the Cardozo/Marshall Suite. In addition, as indicated in Handout Two, review the note forms and the deed of trust form set forth at pages 1,237 - 1,260 in the casebook. We will be referring to these forms regularly.
The required textbook for this class is Real Estate Transfer, Finance, and Development Cases and Materials, Eighth Edition (American Casebook Series) by Grant Nelson, Dale Whitman, Ann Burkhart, and R. Wilson Freyermuth, ISBN 9780314194466, published by West/Thomson Reuters © 2009. The current (8th) edition is required.
8 868
Trusts, Planning, Drafting, Administering & Litigating
Please read pages 485-504 in chapter 8 of Wills, Trusts and Estates.
8 882
Patent Law
Pages 1-21 of the assigned text, Patent Law, Third Edition by Janice M. Mueller (Aspen Publishers 2009)
8 887
Corporate Tax II
No first day assignment
8 888A
Advanced Partnership Tax
Assignment for (January 18):  Note: I will be traveling to an out-of-town conference on January 11. The first day of class in this course will be January 18.
Read Course Syllabus and skim Article 9 of Form Operating Agreement (both will be available in paper form in the Whittaker Suite starting December 17 and posted on course Blackboard shortly thereafter); also, read Sections 1.01 to 1.04 in McKee, Nelson & Whitmire treatise).
8 889
Construction Law
Please read the first four pages of the Construction Supervision article at Tab 1 of the bound materials which will be available for your purchase before the first day of class.
Please read Hart and Son Hauling, Inc. v. MacHaffie, 706S.W.2d 586 (Mo.App.E.D. 1986), and be prepared to discuss it in class.
8 890R
Entertainment Law
The text for this course is Melvin Simensky, Entertainment Law, (3rd. ed. 2003)
Date          Text                        
Jan. 06.      Chapter. 1. Structure of the Entertainment Industry Pp. 3-27
8 897R
Legal Aspects of Higher Education
Please read Olivas, pp. 1-49. Be prepared to discuss the proper role of federal and state governments in higher education.

8 900s>ont>



8 902
Topics and Cases Related to In-House Counsel
1. Class 1 Assignment
    a. Read prior to class
        i. Upjohn Co. v. United States, 449 U.S. 383 (1981) (read opinion carefully and be prepared to discuss)
        ii. Akzo Nobel Chemicals, Ltd. v. European Commission, European Court of Justice, Case C-550/07P (2010) (focus on first ground of appeal, which starts at beginning and ends with paragraph 61, and be prepared to discuss)
        iii. Schipani, Cindy A., “The Future of the Attorney-Client Privilege in Corporate Criminal Investigations,” The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, Vol. 34, No. 3 (2009) pp. 921-63. (focus on Sections III and IV and be prepared to discuss)
        iv. Paine, Lynn Sharp, “Beech-Nut Nutrition Corporation (A-1),” Harvard Business School, Sept., 25, 2003 (reprint: 9-392-084) (read entire case study carefully before class and be prepared to discuss).
    b. To be distributed and read in class
        i. Paine, Lynn Sharp, “Beech-Nut Nutrition Corporation (A-2),” Harvard Business School, Sept., 25, 2003 (reprint: 9-392-085) (to be  distributed and read in class).
        ii. Paine, Lynn Sharp, “Beech-Nut Nutrition Corporation (A-3),” Harvard Business School, Sept., 25, 2003 (reprint: 9-394-102) (to be distributed and read in class).
       iii. Paine, Lynn Sharp, “Beech-Nut Nutrition Corporation (D),” Harvard Business School, Sept., 25, 2003 (reprint: 9-394-105) (to be distributed and read in class)
    c. Study question assignment (prepare brief (2-3 sentences) written response for each question to be turned in prior to the commencement of the first class)
        i. Between the Upjohn and Akzo Nobel Chemicals decisions, which articulated philosophy do you agree with more and why?
        ii. How would you describe the evolution of the DOJ’s view on waiver of attorney-client privilege and work product privilege in the context of prosecutorial discretion in corporate criminal cases?
        iii. If you were corporate counsel for Beech-Nut, how would you advise Andersen to approach his dilemma?
8 904
Multi- cultural Lawyering and Spanish for Lawyers
Lehr Lehnardt
Required Coursebook: Spanish for Attorneys & Paralegals with Audio CDs by William Harvey, published by Barron’s Educational Series, Incorporated, © 2009, ISBN 9780764196119.
The course syllabus may be picked up in the Cardozo Suite after December 20, 2010.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Review Chapter 1--this is very basic material and should be a quick review.
Chapter 2, pages 34-39 (stop at "Client Interview")
Be prepared to do the following in Spanish:
  1. Introduce yourself
  2. Tell the class about yourself
  3. Explain what you plan to do with your law degree
  4. Share one interesting fact or two boring facts about yourself
8 905
Intellectual Property Litigation
See the Complaint (attached) filed by PPC Solutions AG against our clients. During the semester, we will represent the Defendants, and will be preparing various filings on the Defendants’ behalf and formulating a litigation strategy. For the first class, please read the Complaint. Prepare an informal outline (bullet point format is fine) with your thoughts on the Complaint (e.g., should we file an answer, counterclaims, motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction, motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim, etc., is there anything that jumps out at you that is facially deficient in the Complaint, is there anything we need to ask our clients). I do not imagine your outline will be more than 2 pages long.

The outline will not be graded, but we will discuss in class an appropriate response to the Complaint and formulate a strategy. No outside reading is required for the first class, but feel free to review the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, your notes from your IP survey course, or any other materials you think would be helpful in drafting your outline.

PPC Solutions AG v. Seiyo Electronics Corp

Services for Students with Disabilities
UMKC endeavors to make all activities, programs and services accessible to students with disabilities. A Campus Coordinator for Disabled Student Services is available to arrange for reasonable accommodations. If you need accommodations, it is important that you contact the Coordinator as soon as possible to arrange for providing appropriate documentation and the prescribing of reasonable accommodations in the classroom and for exams. For information call (816) 235-5696. Speech and hearing impaired use Relay Missouri, 1-800-735-2966 (TT) or 1-800-735-2466 (Voice.) For questions or further information, see Adela Fleming in the Law School Administrative Suite.