LFB Schedule (118)

Before Module 1 (before January 14th at 6p)

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Module 1: Introduction To The Legal Environment

Week 1, Class 1

Monday: MLK Day – University Closed
  • Before Class:
    • Read and prepare the cases and materials in Chapter 1, The American Legal System
    • Watch the videos on the American Legal System
  • During Class:
    • Introduction to the course
    • Discuss the cases and materials in Chapter 1, The American Legal System
    • Review current events
  • Deliverable:

Week 2, Classes 2 & 3

  • Before Class:
    • Read and prepare the cases and materials in Chapter 2, Court Systems
    • Watch the videos on Court Systems and Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Brief International Shoe Co. v. State of Washington (see the textbook, Appendix C for guidance on briefing a case)
  • During Class:
    • Discuss the following cases
      • International Shoe Co. v. State of Washington (p14)
      • Harrods Ltd. v. Sixty Internet Domain Names (p22)
    • Review current events
  • Deliverables:
    • Success Plan due Thursday no later than 10:34p
    • Complete two (2) comments on my Course Blog no later than Friday evening at 9p

Week 3, Classes 4 & 5

  • Before Class:
    • Read and prepare the cases and materials in Chapter 3, Constitutional Systems
    • Watch the videos on Constitutional Law and Regulatory Process
    • Read and be prepared to discuss the Constitution of the United States of America
  • During Class:
    • Discuss the following cases
      • City of Burbank v. Lockheed Air Terminal, Inc. (p41)
      • NLRB v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. (p46)
      • Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States (p51)
      • Family Winemakers of California v. Jenkins (p54)
      • Gonzalez v. Raich (p57)
      • Mennonite Board of Missions v. Adams (p63)
      • Kelo et al. v. City of New London et al. (p66)
      • Packer Corporation v. Utah (p69)
      • Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. v. Public Service Comm’n (p72)
      • Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. (p76)
      • Review the Constitution of the United States of America
    • Review current events
  •  Deliverable:
    • Complete two (2) comments on my Course Blog no later than Friday evening at 9p

Week 4, Classes 6 & 7

  • Before Class:
  • During Class:
    • Discuss the following cases
      • The Paquette Habana.; The Lola (p84)
      • The Schooner Exchange v. M’Faddon, et al (p87)
      • W. S. Kirkpatrick & Co., Inc., et al v. Environmental Tectonics Corp., International (p88)
    • Review current events
  • Deliverable:
    • Complete two (2) comments on my Course Blog no later than Friday evening at 9p

Module 2: Regulatory Environment

Week 5, Classes 8 & 9

  • Before Class:
    • Read and prepare the cases and materials in Chapter 17, Employment Law, Regulation and Labor Law
    • Watch the videos on Employment Law OverviewRegulation and Labor Law
  • During Class:
    • Discuss the following cases
      • Metcalf v. Intermountain Gas Co. (p284)
      • Cocchiara v. Lithia Motors, Inc. (p286)
      • Corning Glass Works v. Brennan (p289)
      • City of Ontario v. Quon (p298)
      • Review current events
  • Deliverables:
    • TID #1 available on Sunday at 10a
    • TID #1 Initial Response due on Thursday no later than 11p
    • Complete two (2) comments on my Course Blog no later than Friday evening at 9p

Week 6, Classes 10 & 11

  • Before Class:
    • Read and prepare the cases and materials in Chapter 18, Employment Discrimination
    • Watch the videos on Employment Discrimination
  • During Class:
    • Discuss the following cases
      • Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins (p313)
      • EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. (p317)
      • Faragher v. City of Boca Raton (p322)
      • Griggs v. Duke Power Co. (p325)
      • Ricci v. DeStefano (p327)
      • Taxman v. Board of Education (p332)
      • Grutter v. Bollinger (p333)
    • Review current events
  • Deliverables:
    • TID #1 comment period closes on Sunday at 11p
    • Complete two (2) comments on my Course Blog no later than Friday evening at 9p

Week 7, Classes 12 & 13

  • Before Class:
    • Read and prepare the cases and materials in Chapter 19, Antitrust Law
    • Watch the videos on Antitrust Law
  • During Class:
    • Discuss the following cases
      • The Standard Oil Company of New Jersey et al v. U.S. (p340)
      • California Dental Association v. FTC (p342)
      • FTC v. Superior Court Trial Lawyers Association (p345)
      • Palmer v. BRG Of Georgia, Inc. (p346)
      • Interstate Circuit v. U.S. (p349)
      • United States v. Grinnell Corporation et al (p352)
      • Cargill, Inc. & Excel Corporation v. Monfort of Colorado, Inc. (p356)
      • Illinois Tool Works, Inc. v. Independent Ink, Inc. (p358)
      • Lippa’s, Inc. v. Lenox, Inc. (p360)
    • Review current events
  • Deliverable:
    • Complete two (2) comments on my Course Blog no later than Friday evening at 9p

Week 8: Spring Break – No Classes

Week 9, Classes 14 & 15

  • Before Class:
    • Read and prepare the cases and materials in Chapter 20, IP: Patents, Chapter 21, IP: Copyrights and Chapter 22, IP: Trademarks and Trade Secrets
    • Watch the videos on Intellectual Property Law
  • During Class:
    • Discuss the following cases
      • Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. (p366)
      • Diamond v. Chakrabarty (p367)
      • Alice Corporation Ltd. v. CLS Bank International (p372)
      • Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc. (p375)
      • Feist Publications, Inc. v. Rural Telephone Service Co., Inc. (p383)
      • American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. (p388)
      • Sony Corporation of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc. (p390)
      • Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc., et al v. H. L. Green Company, Inc. (p391)
      • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd. (p392)
      • Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. (p395)
      • Zatarains, Inc. v. Oak Grove Smokehouse, Inc. and Visko’s Fish Fry, Inc. (p406)
      • Starbucks Corp. v. Wolfe’s Borough Coffee, Inc. (p416)
      • Electronics Boutique Holdings Corp. v. John Zuccarini (p418)
      • Ed Nowogroski Insurance, Inc. v. Rucker (p421)
      • Rivendell Forest Products, Ltd. v. Georgia-Pacific Corporation et al (p424)
    • Review current events
  •  Deliverables:
    • Case Analysis #1 Materials Available No Later Than Sunday at 10a
    • Case Analysis #1, Phase 1 Memo Due No Later Than Thursday at 11p; Submit Using Slack DM
    • Complete two (2) comments on my Course Blog no later than Friday evening at 9p

Week 10, Classes 16 & 17

  • During Class:
    • Case Analysis #1
      • Monday: Phase 1, discuss case analysis memos
      • Wednesday: Phase 2, team Q&A
  • Deliverable:
    • Complete two (2) comments on my Course Blog no later than Friday evening at 9p

Module 3: Contracts

Week 11, Classes 18 & 19

  • Before Class:
    • Read and prepare the cases and materials in Chapter 5, Contracts Overview, Chapter 6, The Agreement and Chapter 7, Consideration
    • Watch the videos on Contract Law
  • During Class:
    • Discuss the following cases
      • Day v. Caton (p101)
      • Williams v. Walker – Thomas Furniture Store (p104)
      • Wille v. Southwestern Bell Telephone Company (p108)
      • Lucy v. Zehmer (p114)
      • Lefkowitz v. Great Minneapolis Surplus Store, Inc. (p116)
      • Morrison v. Thoelke (p122)
      • A. G. King Tree Surgeons v. Deeb (p129)
    • Review current events
  • Deliverables:
    • None

Week 12, Class 20

Monday: Easter Monday – No Class
  • Before Class:
    • Read and prepare the cases and materials in Chapter 8, Contractual Capacity and Chapter 9, Genuineness of Assent
    • Watch the videos on Contract Law
  • During Class:
    • Discuss the following cases
      • Harvey v. Hadfield (p137)
      • Raffles v. Wichelhaus and Another (p144)
      • Vokes v. Arthur Murray, Inc. (p149)
      • Sellers v. Looper (p152)
      • Puckett Paving v. Carrier Leasing Corp. (p154)
      • Bergeron v. Dupont (p156)
      • Miller v. Plains Insurance Co. (p158)
    • Review current events
  • Deliverables:
    • Complete two (2) comments on my Course Blog no later than Friday evening at 9p

Week 13, Classes 21 & 22

  • Before Class:
    • Read and prepare the cases and materials in Chapter 10, Writing and Form and Chapter 11, Legality
    • Watch the videos on Contract Law
  • During Class:
    • Discuss the following cases
      • Louron Industries, Inc. v. Holman (p165)
      • Laos v. Soble (p176)
      • Markus & Nocka v. Julian Goodrich Architects, Inc. (p178)
      • Frederick v. Professional Bldg. Main. Indus. Inc. (p181)
      • Hygrade Oil Co. v. New Jersey Bank (p183
    • Review current events
  • Deliverables:
    • Case Analysis #2 Materials Available No Later Than Sunday at 10a
    • Case Analysis #2, Phase 1 Memo Due No Later Than Thursday at 11p; Submit Using Slack DM
    • Complete two (2) comments on my Course Blog no later than Friday evening at 9p

Week 14, Classes 23 & 24

  • During Class:
    • Case Analysis #2
      • Monday: Phase 1, discuss case analysis memos
      • Wednesday: Phase 2, team Q&A
  • Deliverables:
    • Complete two (2) comments on my Course Blog no later than Friday evening at 9p

Week 15, Classes 25 & 26

  • Before Class:
    • Read and prepare the cases and materials in Chapter 12, Performance and Discharge and Chapter 13, Remedies for Breach of Contract
    • Watch the videos on Contract Law
  • During Class:
    • Discuss the following cases
      • Plante v. Jacob (p191)
      • Parker v. Arthur Murray, Inc. (p195)
      • Hadley v. Baxendale (p201)
      • Tower City Grain Co. v. Richman (p205)
      • Campbell Soup Co. v. Wentz (p207)
      • Parker v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. (p209)
    • Review current events
  • Deliverables:
    • TID #2 available on Sunday at 10a
    • TID #2 Initial Response due on Thursday no later than 11p
    • Complete two (2) comments on my Course Blog no later than Friday evening at 9p

Module 4: Business Associations

Week 16, Classes 27 & 28

  • Before Class:
    • Read and prepare the cases and materials in Chapter 14, Agency, Chapter 15, Sole Proprietorships and Partnerships and Chapter 16, Corporations and Hybrid Forms of Organization
    • Watch the videos on Agency Law and Business Organizations
  • During Class:
    • Discuss the following cases
      • Helene A. Gordon et al. v. Andrew Tobias (p217)
      • Robert M. Bailey v. Richard Worton D/B/A Worton Asphalt & Paving (p218)
      • Carl Shen v. Leo A. Daly Company (p221)
      • Reilly v. Meffe (p233)
      • In Re Ranch (p238)
      • Sriraman v. Patel (p241)
      • Laplace v. Laplace (p244)
      • Bartlett v. Pickford (p249)
      • Haseotes v. Cumberland Farms, Inc. (p264)
      • Brehm v. Eisner (p267)
    • Review current events
  • Deliverables:
    • TID #2 comment period closes on Sunday at 11p
    • Complete two (2) comments on my Course Blog no later than Friday evening at 9p

Week 17, Class 29

  • During Class:
    • Discuss the Final Exam. The final exam will be a writing assignment requiring each student to define, interpret, and analyze a topic or topics related to the course materials. Details TBA.