Thursday

Thursday, April 13

Agenda:

  1. Paper return/grade update
    1. remember you have a limited amount of time to turn in missing work
  2. Says, Means, Matters reading strategy
    1. Handout is LINKED HERE
    2. Apply the Says, Means, Matters strategy to the article linked below (directions are at the end of the article)
  3. Linfield College hazing article
    1. LINKED HERE
    2. due Monday
  4. Tort Word Scramble
    1. this is the beginning of a review of tort law
    2. LINKED HERE
    3. due Tuesday
HW: finish "Says, Means, Matters" on hazing article if you aren't done yet

Tuesday, April 11

Agenda:

  1. Finish "Rainmaker
    1. Complete viewing guide and turn in
  2. Strict Liability Power Point/Notes
    1. LINKED HERE
HW: finish "Rainmaker" viewing guide if necessary

Monday

Monday, April 10

Agenda:

  1. Continue with "Rainmaker"
    1. We had a quick review of content and concepts of the film and then continued
    2. Conclusion of the film will happen tomorrow--make sure you have your viewing guide, which will be turned in 
HW: none

Thursday

Thursday, April 6

Agenda:

  1. Jefferson County School District v. Fair Dismissal Appeals Board 
    1. We read through and discussed this case, but there is no written assignment
    2. Case is LINKED HERE
  2. Continue with "Rainmaker"
HW: none

Tuesday

Tuesday, April 4

Agenda:

  1. Shorb v. Powers School District case
    1. We read through this case (see me for the description--no digital copy available) and then answered the seven questions that accompany the case, which are LINKED HERE
  2. Begin viewing "Rainmaker"
    1. This is a film about a civil suit against an insurance company.  I'm not sure that the film is available online, so if you miss some of it you will likely need to get filled in from someone in class
    2. Viewing guide LINKED HERE
HW: none

Monday, April 3

Agenda:

  1. Welcome back from break--review of torts
    1. Assess any possible intentional wrong or negligence claims that could result from the video clip here (we discussed this in class--no written assignment)
  2. Complete problem 20.1 "The case of the spilled coffee" from the text.  This was done in table groups, or on your own if prefered.  You need to turn in written responses.
HW: none

Thursday

Thursday, March 23

Agenda:

  1. Negligence notes
    1. Slideshow LINKED HERE
  2. Negligence case arguments
    1. We argued a case involving social host liability (a party that involves alcohol and a fight)
HW: 
  • Finish the compensation article if needed (turn in to Google Classroom)
  • Any missing work

Tuesday

Tuesday, March 21

Agenda:

  1. Warm up--"Damage Awards"
    1. First warm up of our second set (other five have been graded)
    2. LINKED HERE
  2. Compensation article and analysis
    1. This assignment is posted in Google Classroom https://classroom.google.com
    2. Join the class if you were absent: code is 53yglm
    3. Complete the assignment and turn it in through classroom
HW: Compensation article is due Thursday

Thursday

Thursday, March 16

Agenda:

  1. Slide show/videos/discussion/notes on Intellectual Property
    1. LINKED HERE
  2. "Blurred Lines" article and questions
    1. LINKED HERE
    2. Due Tuesday (next class)
HW: finish "Blurred Lines" questions if necessary

Tuesday

Tuesday, March 14

Agenda:

  1. Discuss problem 18.1
  2. Tort law and intentional tort notes 
    1. Power point LINKED HERE
  3. Complete problem 18.2 ("The Lung Cancer Death" on page 217)
HW: none, but all work from the first six weeks is due by Friday

Monday

Monday, March 13

Agenda:

  1. Paper return/grades update
  2. Ridiculous/frivolous lawsuit examples
    1. remember you can bring in examples for extra credit if you want to try and find some
  3. Problem 18.1 (page 214)
    1. Identify the plaintiff and defendant
    2. Decide the case
    3. We will discuss tomorrow
HW: missing work due this week

Thursday

Thursday, March 9

Agenda:

  1. Intro to law test
  2. Missing work
  3. Problem 18.1 (on page 214)
HW: missing work

Tuesday, March 7

Agenda:

  1. Test review materials
    1. fill in the blank review (see me if you need this)
    2. criminal v. civil review LINKED HERE
    3. test review sheet LINKED HERE
      1. you can use anything written on the review sheet linked above on Thursday's test (cut the paper in half if you are printing)
HW: prepare for test/missing work

Thursday, March 2

Agenda:

  1. Grade reconciliation/paper return
    1. Make sure you are keeping track of work that needs to be turned in...many of you have a number of missing assignments
  2. Legislative intent/the unclear law
    1. Description of the unclear law LINKED HERE in a power point
    2. Handout on the unclear law LINKED HERE (respond to each scenario)
HW: missing work!

Wednesday

Tuesday, February 28

Agenda:

  1. Discuss/turn in Chapter 6 Assignment (information on lawyers)
  2. Animal Rights Activity
    1. As a group consider the items provided (lettered a-g)
    2. Write down costs/benefits of the practice and your group's decision
    3. LINKED HERE find the last page "Should it Continue"
  3. Finish the Draw Your Own Courtroom assignment (due next class)
HW: draw your own courtroom and any other missing work--all five warm ups due Thursday

Monday

Monday, February 27

Agenda:

  1. Warm Up--"Double Jeopardy" 
    1. LINKED HERE
  2. Time to continue with "Design Your Own Courtroom"
    1. linked in Thursday's post
HW: any missing work

Thursday, February 23

Agenda:

  1. Continue working on chapter 6 assignment (see link from Tuesday)
  2. Design a courtroom
    1. this was introduced--not a lot of time to work for most
    2. diagram the layout of a courtroom and provide information about the various roles that people play during the course of a trial
    3. instructions are LINKED HERE
HW: finish chapter 6 assignment if necessary

Wednesday

Tuesday, February 21

Agenda:

  1. Discuss and finish "Runaway Jury"
    1. turn in completed viewing guides
  2. Begin working on Chapter 6 Assignment
    1. LINKED HERE
    2. These are questions on attorneys and will require a text book
HW: any missing work (many of you have assignments that have yet to be completed)

Thursday

Thursday, February 16

Agenda:

  1. Continue with "Runway Jury"
    1. We discussed and reviewed the parts of the film we have already viewed and then continued.  Not done with the film yet and will continue on Tuesday--bring your viewing guide.
    2. Viewing guide already linked (see previous post)
HW: no assigned homework, however, many of you are missing assignments that have been completed thus far--see synergy for details

Tuesday

Tuesday, February 14

Agenda:

  1. Warm up--Speech Rights in School (confederate flag case) LINKED HERE
  2. Finish the questions on the Freddie Gray case (linked yesterday)
  3. Begin viewing "Runaway Jury"
    1. viewing guide LINKED HERE
    2. we will continue with this Thursday
HW: 
  • finish Freddie Gray questions if necessary
  • any missing assignments--court structure assignment in particular

Monday

Monday, February 13

Agenda:

  1. Warm Up: "Brand Names" LINKED HERE
  2. Freddie Gray Case
    1. We discussed the circumstances surrounding this case and steps that are taken to ensure people receive a fair trial
    2. Read the article LINKED HERE and answer the five questions (at the end of the article)
    3. We will finish the questions tomorrow 
HW: any missing work

Tuesday

Tuesday, February 7

Agenda:

  1. Finish "Getting to Know the Text" assignment
    1. due Thursday
  2. Court Structure, Terminology, and Ballot Measures
    1. LINKED HERE
    2. we worked on this in the library computer lab
    3. can be typed or written
    4. due Monday 2/13
  3. Extra credit: 
    1. write an explanation of the current executive order related to travel restrictions issued by President Trump
    2. What does it do?
    3. Why are the courts involved?
    4. Where has the case already been heard?
    5. Where is the case going to be argued today?
    6. Where could it go from here?
HW: finish "Getting to Know the Text" if necessary

Monday

Monday, February 6

Agenda:

  1. Discuss answers to the Diallo case (distributed Thursday)
  2. Begin "Getting to Know the Text" assignment
    1. LINKED HERE
    2. time to finish will be provided tomorrow, but should have a decent start
HW: none--check out a Street Law book if you don't have one yet

Thursday

Thursday, February 2

Agenda:

  1. Book check out 
    1. do this as soon as you can if you didn't get a book today
    2. Street Law is the text
  2. Intro to Law PP/Notes
    1. LINKED HERE
  3. "Diallo" Case
    1. We read through and discussed this case 
    2. Answer the ten questions that correspond with the case
    3. We will discuss answers on Monday
    4. See me for this handout (unavailable for download)
HW: finish Diallo answers if necessary

Tuesday

Tuesday, January 31

Objective: Students will analyze the relationship between law and morals and will examine reasons and outcomes for different types of punishment under the law.

Agenda:

  1. Warm Up--"Yelp Review" LINKED HERE
  2. Case of the shipwrecked sailors
    1. page 6 in your book
    2. complete problem 1.2 (letters a-f)
    3. we did this in table groups in class--please complete on your own if you were absent
HW: finish "Getting to Know the Text"

Sunday

Monday, January 30

Agenda:

  1. Attendance/Introduction/syllabus
  2. Guide to Warm Ups and Warm Up #1--"Speech Rights" LINKED HERE 
HW: bring back your signed syllabus