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200.2 sec. 001 - Civil Procedure for LL.M.Students (Spring 2020)

Instructor: David Oppenheimer  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3

Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.

Meeting:

    TuTh 11:20 AM - 12:35 PM
    Location: Law 100
    From January 14, 2020
    To April 24, 2020

Course Start: January 14, 2020
Course End: April 24, 2020
Class Number: 31441

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 74
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 100
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM


Civil Procedure for LLM Students is the study of our civil (non-criminal) dispute resolution system, with an emphasis on litigation in the federal courts, as regulated by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP). We will cover pleadings, subject matter jurisdiction, personal jurisdiction, joinder of parties and claims (including class actions), discovery, dispositive pre-trial and trial motions, the preclusive effect of prior litigation, settlement of disputes, and alternatives to civil litigation.

At the surface, this is a survey of the U.S. litigation system, and will introduce students to many of the civil procedure issues tested on the New York, California, and Multi-State bar exams. It is NOT a bar review course, but it will introduce many of the civil procedure subjects covered by the bar.

At a deeper level, this is a comparative law class that compares multiple systems of dispute resolution, with much of the material supplied by the students from their experiences studying and practicing in many disparate legal systems. And for many students (and the instructor) it is an exploration of how common law lawyers and judges apply a common law approach to reading a code.

To place the course material in context, and provide opportunities for formative assessment, we will follow a simulated case over the course of the semester, and will conduct several advocacy exercises.

There will be two take-home mid-term exams, and a take-home final exam.

Prerequisites:
The course is limited to LLM and JSD students.

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

The following files are available for this course:

First Assignment
Supplemental File
Supplemental File
Syllabus

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Books:
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  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
    Berkeley Law Womxn of Color Collective
    Edition: 2019-2020 Edition
    ISBN: 9781798049945
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined
  • Patt v. Donner: A Simulated Casefile for Learning Civil Procedure
    Oppenheimer, Leiwant & Wheeler
    Edition: Second Edition (2019)
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    ISBN: 9781683288886
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined
  • Pleading & Procedure (Casebook)
    Hazard
    Edition: 11th/2015
    ISBN: 9781609301811
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 256.25
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Law-school Bookstore prices are unavailable at this time.
  • The Buffalo Creek Disaster
    Gerald M Stern
    Edition: 2008
    Publisher: Vintage
    ISBN: 9780307388490
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 14.95
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Law-school Bookstore prices are unavailable at this time.

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