Federal Courts

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MON, TUE, WED 10:30 - 11:20 am TNH 3.129


Federal Courts • Semester: Fall 2018 • Course ID: 386 • Credit Hours: 3.  

Federal Courts • Semester: Fall 2018 • Course ID: 386 • Credit Hours: 3. This is a classic course in Federal Courts — the advanced study that undergirds counseling with regard to federal law and liabilities thereunder. Federal Courts is considered essential grounding for a first-class practice, just as it is for entry to judicial clerkship, federal or state. Our section offers a three-hour option for Federal Courts in the congeniality of a small group. Although the course is taught largely by lecture method, a windowed seminar room is reserved for it. We focus on conflicts between national and state courts, federal judicial power over government, controversial judicial lawmaking, and conflicts between federal and state laws. The required readings are in the professor’s casebook, with its 2018 Cumulative Case Supplement. Both are now available digitally on Canvas, and pages can be read on line and downloaded as needed. This course is open to all upperclass first comers; no application is required. (Federal Courts presumes completion of standard first-year courses in an American law school, so it must be closed to first-year students and foreign visitors.) Evaluation is based on a final examination. There is no general pass/fail option. Three hours.


Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Federal Courts (caseboook) *
Louise Weinberg
West , edition: On Canvas
Federal Court, Cumulati e Case Supplement 2018 *
Louise Weinberg/
On Canvas
Federal Courts (optional)
edition: latest


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