Advanced International Trade Law (Bhala)
- Review Dumping Reading: International Trade Law Textbook, Volume II: Chapters 51-57, 70
- New Dumping Reading: International Trade Law Textbook, Volume II: Chapter 58
- Review Advanced ITL Syllabus, which you can pick up on the tables near the student mailboxes by late December or early January.
- Modern GATT Law Treatise, Volume II, Chapters 65-69
- Modern GATT Law Treatise, Volume II, Chapters 70-73
- Begin thinking about a paper topic on which you would like to write.
The course counts for the Scholarly Writing Requirement. There is no final exam.
Advanced Litigation (Schnug)
For our first class (1/17) please review this brief piece: http://www.persuasivelitigator.com/2012/06/talk-to-the-eyes.html. There is no text assigned for the course, but you will need to bring a copy of the Federal Rules of Evidence to every class period. The syllabus and additional resources will be posted to Blackboard. You do not need to wear courtroom attire for our first class, but you will for every court session (Wednesdays) after that. I look forward to working with you!
Business Planning Seminar (Hoy)
The class will not meet on 1/17. The first meeting will be on 1/24.
Reading assignment-Chapters I and II & Problem I of Business Planning by Gevurtz.
Consumer Law (Muller)
- Part 1. Formation of Consumer Contracts
- Chapter 1. Deception – The Response of the Common Law
- Pages 1-20, (notes 2, 4, and 6); pages 27-39, 45-47 (notes 5-6); Rest. 2d of Torts §§ 525-526, 551; UCC § 2-313; Rest. 2d of Contracts §§ 164(1)
- Chapter 2. Deception - Legislative Solutions at the Federal Level
- Pages 51-65 (note 3 pg. 62), 86-87, 102-03 (notes 5-6) FTC Act §§ 1, 4, 5, 19
Contracts II (Mulligan)
- Jan. 18: Text of UCC Art. 1 / begin next assignment
- Jan. 19: Assignment #1 in the Keating SALES book – problems 1.1-1.6
Register for the course page for Contracts II on TWEN.
Copyright Law and Digital Works (Smith)
Welcome to this class! As I will try to convince you throughout the semester, copyright law is the most interesting area of legal study there is, because we will be dealing everyday with the products of human imagination and culture in all their variety, humor and pathos.
Your first step in this class is to register for the course page on TWEN. The page is labeled “Copyright Law in a Digital Age” and is open for registration now. I will discuss the difference in the course name with you during class.
The syllabus is available on the course site, as are all course readings. There is no casebook or other materials to buy for this course! Everything you need is openly accessible and is loaded to the TWEN course page. The casebook is Intellectual Property: Law and Society by James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins, both of the Duke University School of Law. There is a full PDF of this work on the site, as well as a Supplement to the casebook, the complete text of Title 17 of the United States Code, and all the other articles and cases assigned on the syllabus.
Please note that there is a short assignment to be prepared for the first class (Jan. 16): a chart comparing forms of IP law from the Boyle and Jenkins casebook, a short newspaper column by author and advocate Cory Doctorow, and an equally short case involving the television show Seinfeld.
I also want to call your attention to the fact that the reading for our second class, on Jan. 17, is quite a bit heavier, so I urge you to get started on that reading as soon as possible.
I am looking forward to exploring with all of you how copyright law works, and where it fails, in a digital age.
Contract Drafting (Sears)
Text: "Translating the Business Deal into Contract Concepts." These chapters provide the framework for the course. You will learn the analytic skills that deal lawyers use when drafting and the basic contract concepts from a deal lawyer’s perspective.
- Chapter 1 – A Few Words
- Chapter 2 – The Building Blocks of Contracts.
- Chapter 3 – Translating the Business Deal – Part 1.
- Chapter 4 – Translating the Business Deal – Part 2. (Including the Appendices to Chapter 4.)
- Chapter 5 – A Contract’s Parts.
Class discussion: We will discuss Exercise 5-2 during class. Please review it.
Commercial Arbitration (Drahozal)
For the first day of class, read pages 1-19 and prepare to discuss Problems 1.1 and 1.2 in the Drahozal casebook.
Complex Litigation (Hines)
For Wednesday, January 17, please read pages 1-14 in "Mass Tort Litigation" by Professor Linda Mullenix.
Corporate Finance (Harper Ho)
Reading assignments for the first several weeks including required supplemental readings will be posted to the "Course Materials" section of Blackboard, which will be available to you the week before classes begin. The syllabus for the course will also be posted to Blackboard, and I will distribute hard copies in class. While you’re waiting on the coursepack, I’d encourage you to read the Optional SEC Guide to Financial Statements online.
Our casebook is Carney, William J., CORPORATE FINANCE: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE (Foundation Press, 3d. ed. 2014).
The assignment for Tuesday, Jan. 16 is:
Powerpoint slides will generally be posted in advance of class, and I encourage you to view or print them in advance so you'll know where we're headed.
NOTE: All supplemental course materials will be posted both on the course Blackboard site and will also be available in the optional (but recommended) coursepack. The coursepack should be available by the week before classes start at the KU Main Union - I'll confirm once I have more information. The cost of the coursepack includes not only copying costs, but also royalties to the copyright holders and so will be more expensive than printing the materials yourself. However, because the exam for the course will be in closed mode (wordprocessing only), I encourage you to save time and buy the coursepack rather than attempt to print out all supplemental readings. In either case, you will want to check Blackboard regularly in advance of class for additional materials, including weblinks, tools, and powerpoint slides.
Digital Privacy Rights in an Open Society (Kautsch)
Initial reading assignments are available on the TWEN website for the course. If you have any difficulty gaining access to the site, please notify Professor Kautsch by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Energy Law and Policy (Outka)
For the first day of class, please read the following:
- The Biggest Energy Rulings of 2017," Law360 (Dec. 13, 2017).
The provider Blackboard uses to support Inline Grading is discontinuing the current Inline Grading tool for Assignments in Blackboard. This tool currently allows instructors to add comments and markup to a student’s uploaded document. Blackboard is updating the Inline Grading feature, which will change the functionality of Inline Grading of Assignments.
The Crocodoc API for Inline Grading will be discontinued on January 15, 2018, and Blackboard is replacing it with the New Box View API by Box Inc. We will be working with Blackboard to transition Inline Grading to the New Box View over Winter Break. Below you will find some answers to general questions, which we hope will help instructors prepare for this change.
What functionality changes can I expect?
You will notice some changes between Crocodoc and New Box View when grading Assignments:
|Functions and Details||Crocodoc (Current Inline Grading)||New Box View (New Inline Grading)|
|File types for viewing and annotations||PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, DOC and DOCX||Over 100 different file types for viewing; PDF, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, and PNG for annotations |
File Types and Fonts Supported in Box Content Preview
|Videos and images displayed||No||Yes|
|Annotation types||Text- and point-based comments, highlighting and drawing||Point-based comments and highlighting|
|Download||You can download a copy of a student file with the option to download in the original format or in a PDF version that includes the annotations||You can download a copy of a student file, but annotations won’t appear|
|Print function||No||Yes (does not include annotations)|
Most notably, the New Box View for Inline Grading will not support the drawing tool and will no longer allow copies of annotated student files to be downloaded. Concerns regarding the loss of this functionality have already been shared with Blackboard and Box Inc., and they are exploring possibilities for restoring this functionality in the future.
What does the New Box View for Inline Grading look like?
Below is a side-by-side comparison of Crocodoc Inline Grading and New Box View Inline Grading in a Blackboard course. There are some slight differences in the look of the interface:
What will happen to Assignments that I previously graded using Crocodoc Inline Grading?
Annotations that were previously entered on Assignments in Blackboard using Crocodoc will be saved, and instructors and students will continue to be able to view the annotations in Blackboard. During the migration process to New Box View, the annotations will be “burned” into a PDF to allow for future viewing, but instructors will not be able to edit or remove existing Crocodoc annotations in New Box View.
When will this change take place?
KU IT is working with campus stakeholders to determine the best time to make the transition over Winter Break. When a date has been determined, we will notify instructors and staff via email and other communication channels.
If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding this change, please contact KU IT Educational Technology at 785-864-2600 or email@example.com, or visit us in Budig 4 on the Lawrence campus. On Edwards Campus, contact us at 913-897-8719 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us in RC 120C.