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


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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