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August 10, 2010

Welcome to Moritz College of Law school, Crim Law with Berman & verison 2.0 of this class blog

I have made a habit in recent years to use blogs to support and supplement my instruction in law school classes. Some of these class blogs have served my purposes and goals well, others have meet with mixed results. Undaunted, I remain convinced (but not entirely confident) that the blog technology (rather than a propriety law-school-support technology like TWEN) provides the best on-line tool for supporting and supplement law school courses.

I will continue my bloggy ways in the Fall 2010 semester at the Moritz College of Law through this blog to supplement my first-semester 1L small-section Crim Law course.  And, as the version 2.0 label highlights, I have built this "new" blog directly atop the blog I used when teaching this very same course two years ago in Fall 2008.  I am hopeful that new 1Ls will benefit (or at least find reassuring) from seeing some of the posts (and comments) that were generated in this forum the last time around.

So, welcome to the re-launch of this 1L Crim Law blogging adventure. I am always pleased when this blog helps to promote a new type of student engagement, and it also provides an effective means for me to share both required and optional materials and ideas. WELCOME (and feel free to browse the 2008 blog archives for a preview of some of the fun that awaits you in Crim Law)! _________________________________________________________________

 

UPDATE:  It was great to see everyone so bright and eager on the first day, and I am sorry I got such a running start with my tendency to pontificate with advice.  Here were the three most important take-away points in case you dozed off (or were so hungry you could not focus):

1.  You all already have jobs your first day in law school, as any and every one of my 1L students have a open invitation to serve as my (woefully underpaid) research assistant after they complete their first year.

2.  I will make a habit after our Friday class meeting of being available and eager to discuss casually law school, lawyering and life either in our classroom and/or in Lou's cafe and/or at a local coffee shop or bar.  With luck and/or some ingenuity, perhaps we can find a corporate sponsor to cover our first rounds of drinks on a regular basis.

3.  The first student to post our small section's entire class schedule will not get called on before fall break (although I hope that person and many others will make a habit of volunteering even when "safe" from being called on).

 

 

 

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What's up, Section 8! Click on the link below for a copy of our class schedule.

Luke

http://www.scribd.com/full/35978996?access_key=key-1r83ltqakva7wvd3bit8

Posted by: Luke Fedlam | Aug 16, 2010 5:59:31 PM

Well done, Luke, and congrats!

Posted by: Doug B. | Aug 17, 2010 9:42:10 AM

Luke you beat me to it! Here is the list view of our schedule anyway, congrats Luke!
LAW 503L - Contracts

Class Nbr Section Component Days & Times Location Instructor Start/End Date
12504 0020 Lecture MoWe 1:30PM - 2:45PM Drinko Hall 0348 Stephanie R Hoffer 8/23/2010 - 12/10/2010
Fr 10:45AM - 12:00PM Drinko Hall 0344 Stephanie R Hoffer 10/15/2010 - 11/12/2010

LAW 504L - Torts
Class Nbr Section Component Days & Times Location Instructor Start/End Date
12506 0010 Lecture MoWeTh 9:20AM - 10:30AM Drinko Hall 0352 Sarah Rudolph Cole 8/23/2010 - 12/10/2010

LAW 507L - Civil Procedure
Class Nbr Section Component Days & Times Location Instructor Start/End Date
12512 0050 Lecture MoTuWeTh 3:55PM - 4:45PM Drinko Hall 0250 Sanford N Caust-Ellenbogen 8/23/2010 - 12/10/2010

LAW 511L - Legal Research
Class Nbr Section Component Days & Times Location Instructor Start/End Date
12513 0010 Lecture TuFr 9:10AM - 10:00AM Drinko Hall 0352 Matthew Robert Steinke 8/23/2010 - 12/10/2010

LAW 533L - Criminal Law
Class Nbr Section Component Days & Times Location Instructor Start/End Date
12522 0040 Lecture TuFr 1:30PM - 2:40PM Drinko Hall 0348 Douglas Aaron Berman 8/23/2010 - 12/10/2010
Th 2:30PM - 3:40PM Drinko Hall 348 Douglas Aaron Berman 8/23/2010 - 12/10/2010

Posted by: Kristin Hotaling | Aug 17, 2010 7:38:05 PM

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