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INTERSESSION 2014

THE PRACTICE OF LAW -- READINGS

 

See Syllabus for All Questions & Assignments

 

Monday/January 6, 2014

Class: Introductions, Course Overview, Path to and thru Law School Discussion

Required:

Jane E. Applicant's: 1) Resume, 2) Personal Statement, 3) Transcript, 4) LSAT Addendum & 5) Letter of Recommendation

Jason Law’s: 1) Resume, 2) Personal Statement, 3) Transcript, and 4) Letter of Recommendation

Popov v. Hayashi (Not Reported in Cal.Rptr.2d (2002))

 

Wednesday/January 8, 2014

Class: Recent Law School Graduates/Young Attorneys

Required:

"The Law School Bubble: How Long Will it Last if Law Grads Can't Pay Bills" by William D. Henderson & Rachel M. Zahorsky

The following National Association for Law Placement (NALP) press releases:

Associate Salaries Bobble But Remain Essentially Flat
(September 18, 2013)

Law School Class of 2012 Finds More Jobs, Starting Salaries Rise - But Large Class Size Hurts Overall Employment Rate
(June 20, 2013)

Rate of Part-Time Work Among Lawyers Unchanged in 2012 — Most Working Part-time Continue to Be Women
(February 21, 2013)

Law Firm Recruiting Mostly Flat After Tumbling During Recession
(February 11, 2013)

 

Optional:

“The Economic Value of a Law Degree” PPT by Michael Simkovic & Frank McIntyre

 

Friday/January 10, 2014
Class: Entertainment Law

Required:

Excerpt from “The War for Late Night,” by Bill Carter (Appeared in Vanity Fair, December 2010).

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2010/12/late-night-wars-excerpt-201012?currentPage=all

Statement from Conan O’Brien (January 12, 2010):

http://blogs.wsj.com/dispatch/2010/01/12/statement-from-conan/

“The Battle for Facebook,” by Claire Hoffman (Appeared in Rolling Stone, June 26, 2008):http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/the-battle-for-facebook-20100915

Optional:

The movie: “The Social Network”

 

Monday/January 13, 2014

Class: Criminal Law

Required:

Complaint

The Statistical Debate Behind the Stop-and-Frisk Verdict”

by John Cassidy, The New Yorker

Swift v. State, 390 Md. 284, 888 A.2d 341 (2005)

“The Role of the Prosecuting Attorney” (questions found within the document)

 

Wednesday/January 15, 2014

Class: Public Interest Law & Corporate Law

Public Interest Law

Required:

Review the following two websites:  http://www.mdlab.org/ & http://www.peoples-law.org/ (specifically the section on Senior Citizens)

Watch this video about the Affordable Care Act: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZkk6ueZt-U&feature=youtu.be

Play this game: http://playspent.org/

Corporate Law

Required:

Review the Section headed “Prospectus Summary” (15 or so pages) and flip through the rest of the most recent IPO filing for CBS Outdoors Americas Inc., located at the following link: http://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/browse-edgar?company=CBS+Outdoor+Americas&owner=exclude&action=getcompany

If the address does not work – go to http://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/companysearch.html and search for CBS Outdoor Americas.

Read the following article:http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/health/a-breakthrough-against-leukemia-using-altered-t-cells.html

Read the article “VC Industry Overview:”  http://www.nvca.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=141&Itemid=589

Read the “Frequently Asked Questions About Venture Capital:”  http://www.nvca.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=119&Itemid=621

Review a typical set of investment documents by skimming the description of and the model investment documents for the above deal: http://www.nvca.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=108&Itemid=136

Optional:

Read thru and/or subscribe to the daily emails:  http://dealbook.nytimes.com

Skim the Wall Street Journal Deal Journal: http://blogs.wsj.com/deals/

 

Friday/January 17, 2014

Class: Employment & Labor Law & Wrap Up/Feedback

Required:

What to Do When an Employee Violates your Social Media Policy

By Emily Bennington, Monster.com

http://hiring.monster.com/hr/hr-best-practices/small-business/social-media-trends/social-media-guidelines.aspx

Posting Information Online Can Get You Fired

­by Alison Doyle, aboutemployment.com

http://jobsearch.about.com/od/jobsearchprivacy/a/postingonline.htm

How Office Romances Can Cost You Your Job

by Anne Fisher, CNNMoney.com

http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2013/06/07/office-romance/

How Appearances Can Cost You Your Job

by Donna Ballman, Aoljobs.com  

http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2013/02/20/appearance-discrimination/

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