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222 sec. 001 - Federal Courts (Spring 2019)

Instructor: Amanda Tyler  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 4


    ThF 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
    Location: Law 132
    From January 10, 2019
    To April 19, 2019

Course Start: January 10, 2019
Course End: April 19, 2019
Class Number: 31172

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 56
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 64
As of: 06/11 02:48 PM

This course studies the role of the federal courts in the federal system. This is an advanced course in public law, judicial administration, and constitutional law. The course will cover the following topics (among others): the power of Congress to regulate the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, lower federal courts and state courts; non-Article III courts; the case or controversy requirement; doctrines of sovereign and individual immunity; choice of law in the federal courts and federal common law; Supreme Court review of state court judgments; collateral federal habeas corpus review of state criminal convictions; and the Suspension Clause and related issues from the War on Terrorism.

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend in order not to be dropped.

Constitutional Law

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Litigation and Procedure

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    Richard H. Fallon, Jr., John F. Manning, Daniel J. Meltzer, David L. Shapiro
    Edition: 7th Edition 2015
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    ISBN: 9781609304270
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined
  • Hart & Wechsler's The Federal Courts and the Federal System -- 2018 Supplement
    Richard H. Fallon, Jr., Jack L. Goldsmith, John F. Manning, David L. Shapiro & Amanda L. Tyler
    Edition: 2018 Supplement
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    ISBN: 9781640209534
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined

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