Federal Courts

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, WED 10:30 - 11:20 am TNH 3.126
TUE 10:30 - 11:20 am TNH 3.142
THU 10:30 - 11:20 am TNH 2.140

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final December 13, 2022


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, Shapiro, David, and Fallon Jr., Richard
Foundation Press , edition: 7
ISBN: 978-1-60930-427-0
2022 Supplement to The Federal Courts and the Federal System *
Baude, Goldsmith, Manning, Pfander & Tyler
ISBN: 978-1-63659-937-3
The Judicial Code and Rules of Procedure in the Federal Courts, 2022 Revision (optional)
Clermont, Kevin
West Academic , edition: 2022
ISBN: 978-1-63659-942-7


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
08/09/2022 Meeting changed