Required Reading Assignments for First Year Classes

First year students will be expected to complete reading assignments before the first day of class. The assignments will be posted as they become available.

Click here for a list of the reading assignments.

Fall Textbook List for 1L Courses

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Reading Assignment PDFs

We know that sometimes it takes a while to get your books so, as a backstop, the first week or two of assignments for most classes are copied into PDFs for you to have so there will be no gaps in your class preparation. They are under class headers below.

If you need these PDFs because you have not been able to get your textbooks yet (be sure to get those for your specific section), please check to see which section you are in and read those assignments only. Some of the materials are not for you because you are not in that section.

Note that there is a desk copy of the textbooks for Criminal Law, Torts and Contracts on Course Reserve at the library front desk so that if you can’t get a book right away, you can do a two hour at a time check out and read from those books.

ELA

Fall 2021, ELA Readings Week 1 & Week 2

Fall 2021, ELA Just Writing 1.1

Fall 2021, ELA  A Lawyer Writes Appendix A

Fall 2021, ELA  A Lawyer Writes ch 3

Fall 2021, ELA  A Lawyer Writes ch 4

Fall 2021, ELA  A Lawyer Writes ch 6

Fall 2021, ELA  A Lawyer Writes ch 7-7.1

Fall 2021 A Lawyer Writes - A Practical Guide

Fall 2021 Elements of Legal Argumentation

Fall 2021 Mallory vs-Harry' s Bar

Fall 2021 Plain English for Lawyers

Contracts

Fall 2021, Professor Spitz, Matter of Baby M (edited)

Fall 2021, Professor Moore and Professor Martin, Week 1

Torts

Fall 2021, Professor Suzuki, 1st Week Reading Assignments

Fall 2021, Professor Stout, 1 - How to Read a Case

Fall 2021, Tort law and Practice Front through 70

Criminal Law

Fall 2021, Professor England, 1st Week Reading Assignments

Fall 2021, Professor England, Basics of Criminal Law 8-23-2021

Fall 2021,Professor England, Basics of Criminal Law 8-25-2021