First Year Advanced Assignments

Please be sure to look at the appropriate section numbers for each course.  Your section numbers can be found on your schedule in DORI.

For most courses, these assignments and additional information can be found in Blackboard.  Blackboard can be accessed by logging into DORI with your multipass and clicking on the Quick Links at the top of the page.

Blackboard Help

  1. Log into Blackboard and visit the Bb Student Help area of the Blackboard Help tab.
  2. Visit http://help.blackboard.com
  3. Contact the CTS Help Desk at help@duq.edu or 412-396-4357
  4. Contact the Law IT Department at lawit@duq.edu

Book Information

To view your personalized booklist in DORI, follow these steps:

  1. Log into DORI
  2. Click Student Information OR continue to Registration
  3. Click View Customized Booklist/Order Books Now
  4. See the booklist with all ISBN, pricing and rental information for your registered classes
  5. You can also search for your required blooklist on the Barnes and Noble website.
First Year Full-time Day Division - Fall 2020

Civil Procedure and Drafting I Sections 01A and 01B (Professor Heppner)

  • Purchase the casebook at the bookstore: 'Learning Civil Procedure' (3rd ed) by Stempel, et al, ISBN- 9781683288626.
  • Before the first class, please read, in the casebook, pp. xxxvii - xlii (the study guide); pp. 797- 820 (the Overview of Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution).
  • Day 1 Reading PDF

Civil Procedure and Drafting I Sections 02A and 02B (Professor Baicker-McKee)

  • Before the first day of class, please:
  • These readings are important at the outset of the semester to give you context and the big picture- and they will help you understand the material better in all your classes.  The information will not be tested, however, and you do not need to take notes.

Contracts I Sections 51A, 51B, 52A and 52B (Professor Kitchen)

Legal Research and Writing I (All Sections)

Property I Sections 01A and 01B (Professor Herman)

  • Please read Sprankling and Coletta casebook: Property: A Contemporary Approach, pages 1-15, 25-27, 49-58 and 67-73
  • View this video
  • These materials can also be accessed through Blackboard.

Property I Sections 02A and 02B (Professor Gebru)

  • Please read Sprankling and Coletta casebook: Property: A Contemporary Approach, pages 1-15, 25-27, 49-58 and 67-73
  • Watch: The Pink House Dispute

Torts I Sections 01A, 01B, 02A, 02B (Professor Kravetz)

  • Read pages 1-23 of the casebook (Duncan et al, Torts: A Contemporary Approach (3rd ed)

First Year Evening Division - Fall 2020

Civil Procedure and Drafting I Section 61 (Professor Baicker-McKee)

  • Before the first day of class, please:
  • The Study Guide and Litigation Overview readings are important at the outset of the semester to give you context and the big picture- and they will help you understand the material better in all your classes.  The information will not be tested, however, and you do not need to take notes.  Regarding the Rule 11 quiz, don't panic if you have difficulty locating or taking the quiz on Blackboard- you'll learn more about Blackboard during orientation, and you can even take the quiz after our first class (but I'd prefer that you take it before if you are able to).  Also, don't worry if you don't do well on the quiz- it isn't graded, it's to give you feedback on your comprehension, and many students will struggle with these quizzes at the beginning of the semseter.  Finally, this assignment will take some time to complete, but keep in mind that our assignments not only count as homework for class but also as one hour of class time- for our three credit class, we will meet on Wednesday evenings for two hours and satisfy the third hour with videos and on-line assessments.

Contracts I Section 61 (Professor Huhn)

Legal Research and Writing I (All Sections)

Torts I Section 61 (Professor Jamison)

  • Textbook- Duncan, Turner & Bahadur, "Torts, A Contemporary Approach"
  • For class on Tuesday, August 25th, read and be ready to discuss the Preface (pp 1-4) and Chapter i Introduction and Overview (pp 5-23). 
  • Be ready to brief in class the cases of Weaver v Ward, Brown v Kendall and Spano v Perini.
  • Read the first case in Chapter 2, Garratt v Dailey (pp 25-32) focusing on the meaning of the word "intent," as a legal term of art.