Federal Courts

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, TUE, WED, THU 9:10 - 10:00 am TNH 2.124

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final December 7, 2016 1:30 pm A-Z in 2.124

Description

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.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Hart & Wechsler's The Federal Courts and the Federal System *
Fallon, Manning, Meltzer & Shapiro
Foundation Press , edition: 7th ed.
2016 Supplement to Hart & Wechsler's The Federal Courts and the Federal System *
Fallon, Manning, Meltzer & Shapiro
Foundation Press , edition: 2016
Supplemental Materials *
The Judicial Code and Rules of Procedure in Federal Court *
Clermont
Foundation Press , edition: 2016 Revision
The following are acceptable substitutes for the 2016 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, 2014, or 2015 Revision); (2) Clermont, FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE (Foundation Press 2012, 2013, 2014, or 2015 edition); (3) FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE (West 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, or 2015-2016 Educational Edition). (optional)

Instructors

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