Federal Courts

This course addresses the doctrines and policies that shape and limit the power of federal courts. Topics include the subject-matter jurisdiction of the federal district courts, the law applied to state-law claims, federal common law, justiciability, suits challenging official action, and judicial federalism.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:10 - 10:00 am TNH 3.125
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 12/16/13 8:30 am A-Z
3.124

Additional Information

Course Type

Textbooks

  • Hart & Wechsler's The Federal Courts and the Federal System - Fallon, Manning, Meltzer & Shapiro
      Foundation Press , edition: 6th ed.
        (required)
  • 2013 Supplement to Hart & Wechsler's The Federal Courts and the Federal System - Fallon, Manning, Meltzer & Shapiro
      Foundation , edition: 2013
        (required)
  • Supplemental Material
          (required)
  • The Judicial Code and Rules of Procedure in the Federal Courts - Clermont
      Foundation , edition: 2013 Revision
        (required)