# 1L - First Year Topics

This set of Topics covers subjects typically taught during the first year of law school.
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## Battery Basics

Battery Basics is an introduction and initial exploration of the intentional tort of battery. It is designed primarily for students who want to test their basic knowledge of the tort, or who spent little or no time on intentional torts in class. Battery Basics identifies the elements of battery, requires application to some common fact situations, and responds to common misconceptions about the tort.

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## Battery Puzzlers

Battery Puzzlers is one of two lessons available from CALI on the intentional tort of battery. The other lesson, Battery Basics, is designed for students who will spend little time on battery in their classes or are uncomfortable with their understanding of the tort. It is designed to provide a solid understanding of battery. This lesson, Battery Puzzlers, is for students who are already familiar with the tort and who want to deepen their understanding and analysis of battery.

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## Battle of the Forms (UCC 2-207)

This lesson deals with the problem created by the Battle of the Forms. At common law, the mirror image rule requires an acceptance to be exactly like the offer. The rule is reversed under the Uniform Commercial Code, however. Under UCC § 2-207, an acceptance is still an acceptance even though it states different or additional terms from the offer. This lesson will explore the effect of such different or additional terms and when they are operative.

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## Battle of the Forms (UCC 2-207) PodCast

This podcast is a question and answer session between Professor Jennifer Martin and a member of CALI's staff. In this podcast, Professor Martin provides advice to students studying acceptance, the mirror image rule and the problem of the Battle of the Forms. Professor Martin's podcast expands on her coverage of this topic in her CALI lesson Battle of the Forms (UCC 2-207).

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## Bilateral and Unilateral Contracts

Traditional contract law classifies contracts into bilateral and unilateral contracts. Bilateral contracts are those involving promises made by all parties, whereas unilateral contracts involve promises made by only one of the parties. This lesson explores the distinction between bilateral contracts (where both parties make promises) and unilateral ones (where only one party makes a promise) and the effect on the obligations of the parties resulting from the classification. This lesson ends with an analysis exercise on unilateral and bilateral contracts.

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## Buffalo Creek: A Game of Discovery (Initial Disclosure Version)

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Effective December 1, 2006, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended to reflect changes in discovery resulting from the electronic storage of information. CALI's lessons do not yet reflect these amendments. As each lesson is revised to reflect the amended rules, the lesson's catalog description will be updated to enable students and faculty to easily tell which lessons include the amended rules.

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## California Legal Research: Ballot Measures

This lesson will instruct students about issues associated with California ballot measures including locating documents, identifying legislative intent, and examining legal challenges.

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## California Legal Research: Primary Resources

This lesson will introduce you to all of the types of primary sources you will encounter when researching California law. Topics include the Constitution, Statutes and Codes, administrative law, court system, and researching cases in California. No prior knowledge of California legal materials is required.

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## California Legal Research: Secondary Resources

This lesson will serve as an introduction to some of the secondary resources available in the field of California law.

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## California Style Manual

This lesson will help you master legal citations using the California Style Manual, Fourth Edition (hereinafter "Manual").