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College of Law

Physical Address:
Menard 101
711 S. Rayburn Drive

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

Main Office: 208-885-2255
Admissions: 208-885-2300
Legal Clinic: 208-885-6541
Office of the Dean: 208-364-4620

Fax: 208-885-5709

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Physical Address:
514 W Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720-0051
Boise, ID 83720-0051

Phone: 208-364-4560

Fax: 208-334-2176

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Class Assignments

Fall 2021

Please review the information relevant to your classes below for first week assignments and/or syllabi.

Some of your faculty will provide first week class assignments for posting below. Others will post their first week assignments and/or syllabi on BbLearn. Be sure to check the link below or on BbLearn for information related to your course(s). Students are added to BbLearn courses automatically about two weeks before the start of the semester. If you do not see your course in BbLearn, please contact your instructor.

To protect class data course syllabi and assignments have been uploaded to the College of Law SharePoint site. You will need to log in to SharePoint with your University of Idaho credentials in order to access the data for your classes. You can click the link below to access the site.

The following University of Idaho COVID-19 syllabus provisions apply in all Fall 2021 College of Law classes, effective immediately: COVID-19 Syllabus Provisions

Fall 2021

Aug 25:  Optional Reading Only—Ch. 2 in A Lawyer Writes (Note that this is the book you will use for LWA, not Civ Pro)

Aug 27:  Learning Civil Procedure pages 5-11

Law 805 (Civ Pro 1) Class and Assignment Schedule

Assignments

Tuesday, August 24 -- Sprankling & Coletta (casebook) pages 1-14

Wednesday, August 25 -- Sprankling & Coletta pages 14-25

Thursday, August 26 -- Sprankling & Coletta pages 25-45

Law 809.01 – Torts – Pimentel

First Week Assignment

Week

Topic

# of

Pages

Orientation Week

Negligence: the reasonable person standard

12

107-118

Week 1

Aug. 24-26

Introduction, introduction to negligence

19

4-10; 118-129

First week reading assignment is posted on Blackboard. Email Prof. Cover if you have any questions.

Contracts: For the first week, please read pages 3-13 and 17-33 in the casebook  Schwartz & Walters, Contracts: A Context and Practice Casebook, 3rd Ed.

First week reading assignment is posted on Blackboard. Email Prof. Cover if you have any questions.

Public Lands Law

Fall 2021 Wednesdays: 4:30-6:20 Mtn/3:30-5:20 Pac

Instructor: Marie Callaway Kellner

Contact: mkellner@uidaho.edu

First Assignment:

  • Read Chapter 1: pp. 1-44
  • At some point before our class meets for the first time, email Prof. Kellner (mkellner@uidaho.edu) to introduce yourself. Please include whether you are in Moscow or Boise, your year in law school, why you’re taking this course (you want to practice natural resources law? you've always been interested in land and resource management? you need a 2-credit class that meets late in the day? Etc.). Please also share 3 things you hope to learn/clarify from this course.

Required casebook: Federal Public Land and Resources Law. Coggins, Wilkinson, Leshy, & Fischman (Foundation Press, 7th edition, 2014).
BBLearn page forthcoming.

Assignments

Tuesday, August 24 -- Rosenfeld & Sajo (textbook) pages 1-21

Thursday, August 26 -- Rosenfeld & Sajo pages 25-53

Dear Students:

Welcome to Health Law!  I am very excited that you have elected to learn about the legal issues surrounding the provision and receipt of health care in the United States this semester.  The syllabus will be posted in the next couple of days (you will receive an announcement in your email when it is available).  

For our first class, I would like you to read the following articles:

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/01/covid-ethics-committee/617261/

If interested, here are the Idaho Crisis Standards of Care, developed in response to Covid-19:

https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Crisis-Standards-of-Care-Plan_Final_Posted_Signed.pdf

file:///C:/Users/shastak/Downloads/The_Locality_Rule_and_the_Physicians_Dilemma_Loca.pdf

https://www.hipaajournal.com/is-it-a-hipaa-violation-to-ask-for-proof-of-vaccine-status/

In addition, please be prepared to describe those areas of health law that you are particularly interested in or fascinated by (insurance issues, medical malpractice, equity and discrimination, bioethics, etc).  

Enjoy this last week of break and I will see you in class! Prof K-H

First Week Assignment

There is a supplement available for students in the link above labeled "SYLLABI/FIRST WEEK ASSIGNMENTS"

Law 901.30 and 31 – Legislating to Litigate

Assignment

Dear Students:

A few of you have inquired as to whether there is a required book for Legislating to Litigate. The answer is no--we will be reading selected readings that will be available online or provided during the semester as handouts. The course syllabus will be available in the next couple of days and I will send an announcement when it is posted.

For the first class, I would like you to be prepared to discuss what legislating to litigate means to you, how does it square with what you have learned about stare decisis, what particular areas of the law you have identified as areas ripe for legislating before a new Supreme Court, and the pros and cons of states using lawmaking to change or overturn federal legal precedents.  

I look forward to seeing you all in class! Prof K-H

Trademark Law – LAW 922

Sales: For the first week, please read Assignment 1 in the casebook, Sales: A Systems Approach, Keating, 7th Ed. Be prepared to discuss Problems 1.1 – 1.6.

Tuesday August 24
Please read in the Malman textbook pp. 1-5, 11-15, 29-37
Thursday August 26
Please read in the Malman textbook pp.53-57, 59, 134-146
Please also look as Sections 63(a), 61, and 104(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and Regulation 1.61-1 and 1.61-14

Law 941.02 – Wills, Estates and Trusts

Assignments for the first week of classes:

8/23: Read Sections 1.1 and 1.2, pp.1-19

8/25: All of Section 1.3; Section 1.4 through Subsection 1.4.4, pp. 19-38

8/27: The rest of Section 1.4, and Sections 1.5 and 1.6, pp. 38-53

Law 949 Section 1 & 2 Native American Law – Jordan

The first weeks reading assignment is pages 14-43 in their textbook and pages 12-33 in the Getches Text which will be posted on Bblearn soon.

Evidence

Please read the assigned cases or watch the assigned segment of the Staircase. You need only read the cases I list. You may skip the others. Please read the Points for Discussion and materials surrounding the cases. The Executive Summaries at the end of each chapter are for your benefit; I will not discuss them in class.

Class 1: Chapter 1, The Process of a Trial, 1-17, Yates 

Class 2: Chapter 1, The Process of a Trial, 18-36, Allen

Criminal Procedure: Investigations 

We will follow this reading schedule. You need only read the opinions. You do not need to read the material in between opinions unless you find it personally useful.

If I have provided the entire citation for a case, then you need to read the opinion on your service of choice: Google Scholar, Lexis, Westlaw, etc. Learning to filter relevant and irrelevant material from an unedited opinion is a skill you should start to develop now since no one will edit cases for you after law school.

An (S) means you can skim the opinion—we will discuss it and you should be familiar with the basics of the case, but I will not call on a student to explain it in class. Instead, I will discuss the case with the entire class. The same goes for (N). That is a note case that I want you to pay attention to and will mention in class, but I will not call on a particular student to discuss. Some note cases are no more than a sentence, but I have put the case here because I feel you should pay attention to it.

Class 1: Introduction (you do not need to read pages 1-32 unless you feel quite unfamiliar with those topics)

Please be prepared the first class to discuss the cases below:

The Right to Privacy

Katz (32-38), United States v. White, 401 U.S. 745 (1971) (skip concurrence, please read the dissent; you can see a summary after Knotts), Knotts (81-84), Karo (84) (N), Smith (85-89)

Class 2: The Right to Privacy: Trash, Open Fields and Aerial Searches

Greenwood (77-81), Oliver (49-55), Dunn (55-59), Ciraolo (59-63), Riley

Dog Searches
Place (90) (N), Caballes (91-94), Rodriguez (94-99) (S), Jardines (99-104), Harris (104-09) (S)

Law 963 Section 1 Family Law – Roemer

Monday, August 23: pp. 1-24.

Wednesday, August 25: pp. 24-63

Friday, August 27: pp. 64-87.

All readings are from the Wiesberg textbook.

Housing Law Clinic - LAW 974-02

Students need to read Chapter 1 of the textbook

Law 984.02 – Real Estate Transaction

The first week’s assignment for Advanced Real Estate Transactions is as follows:

August 24: Introduction – Reading Assignment: None

August 26: Lawyers, Brokers, Performing the Contract – Reading Assignment: Chapter 1

Law Practice Management

LAW987-01

LAW987-02

Fall Semester 2021

Mondays at 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM Mountain Time

Boise Campus: ILJLC 135

Moscow Campus: Menard Law Building, Rm 108

2 Credit Hours

Justice Robyn M. Brody

First Assignment Due: 8/23/2021 at 4:30 PM (submit through BBLearn (or rbrody@uidaho.edu if you encounter a problem with BBLearn))

Write an essay introducing yourself to me. Please include the following:

  • Why you went to law school
  • The best and least successful learning experiences you have had in law school and why
  • Practical experience you have had working in the legal community (what you did and your impressions (positive and negative))
  • Your dream job post-law school and why
  • Specific practice areas you would like to explore
  • What you are hoping to get out of this course

There is no length or format requirement, but I do expect a well-written essay. Show me that you care about the work you are doing through the quality of the work product you submit. There are 100 points available for this essay which will be distributed as follows:

  • 40 points for including required content
  • 30 points for mechanics (grammar, spelling, punctuation, organization, etc.)
  • 30 points for depth and style

Law 987.01 and 02 - Law Practice Management - Brody 

College of Law

Physical Address:
Menard 101
711 S. Rayburn Drive

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

Main Office: 208-885-2255
Admissions: 208-885-2300
Legal Clinic: 208-885-6541
Office of the Dean: 208-364-4620

Fax: 208-885-5709

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Physical Address:
514 W Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720-0051
Boise, ID 83720-0051

Phone: 208-364-4560

Fax: 208-334-2176

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu