Course Bulletin Board – Spring 2020

Title Instructor Number Featuring
Advocacy and Research - All SectionsVarious5085First Day AssignmentCourse WebsiteOther Course Information
BankruptcyGotberg5365Course Syllabus
Basic Business Principles for LawyersGotberg5370Course Syllabus
Basic Federal Income TaxationEnglish5375First Day AssignmentCourse Syllabus
Civil Procedure II §2 Oliveri5015First Day Assignment
  • First Day Assignment

Wednesday, January 22: Introduction to Personal Jurisdiction
CB pg. 64-79

Conflict and Conflict ManagementWells5450First Day AssignmentCourse SyllabusCourse Website
Constitutional LawOliveri5220First Day AssignmentCourse WebsiteOther Course Information
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Required Text:

Constitutional Law, Sullivan & Feldman (Foundation Press 20th ed.)

Supplemental Materials:

You may wish to consult additional materials or study guides. Although the choice is yours, I recommend Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies, Erwin Chemerinsky (Aspen)

First Week Assignments:
Wednesday, January 22 

Read the entire Constitution of the United States. Please consider the following questions:

  • Is there anything in there that surprised you?
  • Is there anything NOT in there that you expected to see?
  • How many times is slavery or the slave trade referenced/condoned?

Skim this Article on Constitutional Interpretation (if the link doesn’t work, go to https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R45129.pdf)

Friday, January 25
CB 1-11 (stop at note 3)
CB 16-19 (stop at note 2)
CB 20-23 (stop at note 3), 27-29 (read only note 5)

Contract DraftingNewman5454First Day AssignmentCourse Website
Contracts II §1Schmitz5025First Day AssignmentCourse SyllabusOther Course Information

Contracts II
Amy J. Schmitz
University of Missouri School of Law
Spring 2020
HH Room 5 Tues/Thursdays 10:30-11:50
(NOTE that we again are adding 5 min. to each class to make up for 2 missed days).

Professor:
Office:
Email:
Phone:
Consumer Outreach:      Twitter:
Office hours:
Amy J. Schmitz
206C Hulston Hall
schmitzaj@missouri.edu
573-884-3614
MyConsumertips.info (website and app)
@AmyJSchmitz1
Tuesdays 11:50 – 1:30 & by appointment

** The Book & Supplement are the same from last semester
***I hope you had a great break and look forward to learning together in 2020!

Cheers,
AJS


Syllabus

First Day Assignment:

* *Please also note that the page numbers in the far right column refer to the casebook, but you also must read any sections of the Restatement 2nd of Contracts and/or the UCC Article 2 (reprinted in your Supplement) that are referred to in the casebook reading assignments.   Also note that we are skipping certain cases and problems as noted. 

 

    January 21 Recap and Regroup!  Do not forget everything from last semester, as that is the foundation for further learning!

 

*We will also do an Intro to the Parol Evidence Rule so read pp. 204-210!

  • Bring a Contract to class or a “contract story” from break and be ready to report what you identified as an issue or were able to analyze based on something you learned in Contracts last Semester
  • Pp. 204-210
Thursday January 23

 

The Parol Evidence Rule (we are not spending a lot of time on this, as it is a rule of evidence you will also cover in evidence class!)

Skip: Prob. F (p. 216)

pp. 210-221
Criminal Justice AdministrationMitchell5477First Day AssignmentCourse WebsiteOther Course Information
Criminal Law §2 Bowman5035First Day AssignmentCourse SyllabusCourse Website
  • Syllabus
  • First Day Assignment
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Criminal ProcedureTrachtenberg5240First Day AssignmentCourse Website
Deal Skills Newman5496First Day AssignmentCourse Website
Dispute Resolution in the Digital AgeSchmitz5516First Day AssignmentCourse Syllabus
EvidenceTrachtenberg5260First Day AssignmentCourse Website
Federal CourtsLietzan5585First Day AssignmentCourse Website
Firearms LawBarondes5592First Day AssignmentCourse WebsiteOther Course Information
Freedom of Speech and Assoc. Wells5590First Day AssignmentCourse SyllabusCourse WebsiteOther Course Information
Innovation & Tech. in the Practice of LawDiamond5634First Day Assignment
International LawLee5665First Day Assignment

Please check your MU email accounts for a message (and attachment) from Professor Lee concerning the reading assignment for the first class (on Jan. 22, 2020).  If you signed up for the course after the new year, please let Professor Lee know (by email) and he will forward the email message to you shortly.

Moot Court IWoods5800First Day AssignmentOther Course Information

There is no assignment due for the first class.  Regardless of what the bookstore says, here is the information about books for the class:

REQUIRED TEXT:
Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates, Ross Guberman, ISBN:  9780199943852

Optional/Suggested Text:
The Redbook:  A Manual on Legal Style, Bryan A. Garner (any edition will be helpful)

Natural Resources LawAyano5808Course Website
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Partnership Taxation Barondes5815First Day AssignmentCourse WebsiteOther Course Information
Products LiabilityGeary5835Course Syllabus
Property §1 Freyermuth5050First Day AssignmentCourse SyllabusCourse Website
Reg. of Drugs and Medical Devices Lietzan5861First Day AssignmentCourse Website
Trademark LawLee5920First Day Assignment

Please check your MU email accounts for a message (and attachment) from Professor Lee concerning the two assignments for the first class (on Jan. 21, 2020).  If you signed up for the course after the new year, please let Professor Lee know (by email) and he will forward the email message to you shortly.

Trial Practice Drake5925Other Course Information
Veterans Law ClinicDrake5927Course Syllabus
White Collar CrimeBowman5940First Day AssignmentCourse SyllabusCourse Website
  • First Day Assignment
  • Syllabus
  • Lexis Classroom
    1. Log into the LexisNexis®Law School Home page at http://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/.
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    3. Click Add a Course.
    4. Locate the professor’s name.
      Note:  the professor’s name only appears when they have courses available and published.
    5. Click the professor’s name to see all the courses published by the professor.
    6. Click the course name to enroll in the course.  (If you don’t see your course, check back in a day or two — it may not have been published yet)
    7. Enter the course code when you are prompted.
      Note: See syllabus for course code.