Federal Courts

Class Unique: 28825
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, judicial federalism, and legislative courts.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:30 - 11:20 am TNH 3.140
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 12/7/15 1:30 pm A-Z

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed


  • Hart & Wechsler's The Federal Courts and the Federal System - Fallon, Manning, Meltzer & Shapiro
      Foundation Press , edition: 7th ed.
  • Supplemental Materials
  • The Judicial Code and Rules of Procedure in Federal Court - Clermont
      Foundation Press , edition: 2015 Revision
  • The following are acceptable substitutes for the 2015 Revision of THE JUDICIAL CODE AND RULES OF PROCEDURE IN THE FEDERAL COURTS: (1) Clermont, THE JUDICIAL CODE AND RULES OF PROCEDURE IN THE FEDERAL COURTS (2012, 2013, or 2014 Revision); (2) Clermont, FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE (Foundation Press 2012, 2013, or 2014 edition); (3) FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE (West 2012-2013, 2013-2014, or 2014-2015 Educational Edition)