Federal Courts

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, TUE, WED 10:30 - 11:20 am TNH 3.140
THU 10:30 - 11:20 am TNH 2.139

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final December 15, 2021 8:30 am A-Z in 2.138


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 and Wechsler's The Federal Courts and The Federal System *
Fallon, Richard, Jr., Manning, John, Meltzer, Daniel, Fallon Jr., Richard, and Shapiro, David
Foundation Press , edition: 7
ISBN: 978-1-60930-427-0
The Judicial Code and Rules of Procedure in the Federal Courts, 2021 Revision (optional)
Clermont, Kevin
West Academic , edition: 2021
ISBN: 978-1-64708-845-3
The Federal Courts and the Federal System, 7th, 2021 Supplement *
West Academic , edition: 2021
ISBN: 978-1-64708-883-5


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
10/29/2021 Exam information updated
Meeting changed