Federal Courts

IMPORTANT
Read the course description below to learn how this course will be taught.

This course will be taught entirely online via Zoom.

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.


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Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:35 - 11:25 am ONLINE
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 12/11/20

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed
Will use floating mean GPA if applicable

Textbooks

  • Hart & Wechsler's The Federal Courts and the Federal System - Fallon, Manning, Meltzer & Shapiro
      Foundation Press , edition: 7th ed.
        (required)
  • 2020 Supplement to Hart & Wechsler's The Federal Courts and the Federal System
          (required)
  • Supplemental Material
          (required)