Please read Chapter 10 for class on November 3, 2008. You can skip Smith v. Murrell and the problems at the end of the chapter.
Archive for October, 2008
In addition to the two cases listed on the syllabus, please read the following short article before class next week. It can be found here.
I just finished grading the written case brief assignment. The scores earned were high/strong. The class average was 13.6 out of 15.0. Great work! The written portion of the case brief assignment is worth 15% of your final grade (the verbal portion is worth 5% of your final grade). I will hand back copies of the case briefs next week. If you are unable to attend class next week, please stop by my office in order to pick it up. I should get copies back from the copy center on Friday.
Please read Chapter 9 for class on October 29, 2008. You can skip the following:
(i) Pass v. Shelby Aviation;
(ii) Mill Creek v. The Jackson Foundation; and
(iii) Problems and Problem Cases.
As you can see from the syllabus, we will be moving quickly from chapter to chapter the rest of the semester.
On an unrelated note, here’s a reminder about about Mid-term #2 on November 10, 2008. I will make a few announcements regarding the upcoming mid-term exam during one or more of the upcoming class periods.
I just finished grading Quiz #3 (part 2 of 2). As I expected, the scores were strong. This portion of Quiz #3 was worth 2.5% of your final grade. Of the 98 students enrolled, 82 were present for the quiz. The score distribution is as follows:
2.5 - 50 students
2.0 - 29 students
1.5 - 2 students
1.0 - 1 student
0 - 16 students
If the copy center can turn around copies quickly, I will return this portion of Quiz #3 at the start of class on October 29, 2008.
Just a friendly reminder that your case brief assignment is due during class on October 28, 2008. Please remember to bring 25 copies and print it on double-sided paper. If you can’t attend class, please drop off 25 copies of your case brief to me in my office or give them to the administrative assistant in HPER #112. Do not email me with your case brief as an attachment. If you email it to me, I will delete your email and ignore it. A 1% deduction from your final course grade will be imposed for every business day you are late in turning in your case brief.
For a select number of students (all freshmen and some sophomores), the Office of the Registrar requires instructors to post mid-term grades on OneStart. The mid-term grades for these select students were based solely on Mid-term Exam #1. Given that I drop the lowest quiz score from the calculation of the final course grade, it is impractical, at this point, to incorporate quiz scores into the mid-term grade. Please talk to me before or after class if you have any questions about this.
I just finished grading Quiz #3 (part 1 of 2). Among the students that attended class and took the quiz, the scores were strong. This portion of Quiz #3 was worth 2.5% of your final grade. The breakdown of scores was as follows:
2.5 - 64 students
2.0 - 14 students
0 - 21 students
Please read Chapter 8 for class on October 22 and 27. You do not need to read the following:
(i) Mattel v. Walking Mountain;
(ii) North Atlantic Instruments v. Haber;
(iii) Jefferson Co. School Dist. v. Moody’s;
(iv) Carey Station Village Homeowners Assoc. v. Carey Station Village, Inc.; and
(v) Problems and Problem Cases (p. 269-272).
The reading assignment for class on October 21, 2008 is three-fold:
(i) Law v. NCAA;
(ii) Brown v. Pro Football; and
(iii) An academic article entitled “The NBA’s Latest Three Point Play…” I just posted it on OnCourse. It is four pages long.