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222 sec. 1 - Federal Courts (Spring 2012)

Instructor: Fred Smith  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: MW 2:10-3:25
Meeting Location: 141

Course Start: January 09, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49595

This course explores the jurisdiction of American federal courts, and the manner in which this jurisdiction interacts with federalism and separation of powers. Topics include the constitutional and statutory sources of judicial power; Congressional control of the distribution of judicial power; Supreme Court review of state court decisions; the law applied in civil actions in the federal courts; habeas corpus; and various forms of governmental immunities.

Exam Notes: F
Course Category: Litigation and Procedure
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Public Law and Policy

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Required Books are in blue

  • Federal jurisdiction
    Erwin Chemerinsky
    Publisher: Austin : Wolters Kluwer Law & Business ; c2007.
    ISBN: 9780735564077
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $29.18
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Folletts prices are unavailable at this time.

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