Introduction to Legal Methods
- You will have a homework assignment for this class.
- The eCourseware page for your Legal Methods Section (A 1|2, C 1|2, E 1|2, G 1|2) will have information about your homework assignment for this class.
Preparing for & Participating in Class: Case Briefing & Note Taking Workshop
- Read and brief Dowdell v. Bloomquist using this case brief template and bring a copy of the case and your brief to class. The Dowdell case brief should focus on how the R.I. Supreme Court construes the term "fence" in the Spite Fence Statute.
- Write a short (1-2 paragraph) memo reflecting on your experience with the case-briefing assignment. For example, consider what was harder or easier than you thought, what you could do to improve your reading and briefing process for the next case brief, and how confident you feel about your brief. Submit your response here at least one hour before the Case Briefing and Note Taking Workshop. Your responses will be emailed to your Workshop Group Professor upon submission.
Preparing for Class: Critical Reading Workshop
- Read: Critical Reading Workshop for Law Students
- Complete the reflection questions at the end of the reading assignment. Submit your response here at least one hour before the Critical Reading Workshop. Your responses will be emailed to your Workshop Group Professor upon submission..
Civil Procedure Class (All Sections 11, 12, and 14)
Subject Matter Jurisdiction: Diversity Jurisdiction
- Joseph W. Glannon, Andrew M. Perlman & Peter Raven-Hansen, Civil Procedure: A Coursebook (Wolters Kluwer 3rd ed. 2017): Chapter 3, parts I-III (Gordon v. Steele; Mas v. Perry)
- U.S. const. art. III, §§ 1-2
- 28 U.S.C. § 1332
Sections 11 and 12:
- Bring two printed hard copies of your pre-class notes over the assigned reading. DO NOT include your name or any identifying information.
Professional Cultural Competence for Law Students
- Read and complete the Cultural Competence Study Guide.
Workshop Handouts for 1Ls
Note-Taking Transcript Handout