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222 sec. 1 - Federal Courts (Fall 2012)

Instructor: William A. Fletcher  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: MWTh 8:25-9:50
Meeting Location: 140

Course Start: August 22, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49544


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.

Prerequisites:
There are no J.D prerequisites. However, I assume knowledge of Civil Procedure (particularly subject matter jurisdiction) and Constitutional Law (particularly federalism and separation of powers).

Exam Notes: F
Course Category: Litigation and Procedure

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Readers:
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Books:
Required Books are in blue

  • 2012 Supplement to Hart and Wechsler's The Federal Courts and the Federal System
    R. Fallon, J. Manning, D. Meltzer, D. Shapiro
    Edition: 2012
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined
  • Hart and Wechsler's The Federal Courts and the Federal System
    R. Fallon, J. Manning, D. Meltzer, D. Shapiro
    Edition: 6th Edition, 2009
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    ISBN: 9781599413426
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined
  • Gilbert Law Summaries on Federal Courts
    W. Fletcher and J. Pfander
    Edition: 4th Edition 2007
    Publisher: Thompson Reuters/Westlaw
    ISBN: 9780314184375
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined

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