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 (administered by Exam4 in Open Laptop mode) December 13, 2022 8:30 am A-Z in 2.124


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
10/28/2022 Exam information updated
08/09/2022 Meeting changed