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222 sec. 001 - Federal Courts (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Amanda Tyler  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 5

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


    TuThF 11:20 AM - 12:45 PM
    Location: Law 132
    From January 14, 2020
    To April 24, 2020

Course Start: January 14, 2020
Course End: April 24, 2020
Class Number: (Non-1Ls): 31486

Enrollment info: Enrolled: 47
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 55
As of: 04/10 12:02 AM

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.

NOTE: In this class, the usual provisions of Add/Drop do not apply. All interested students, whether enrolled or on the waitlist, must attend the first class in order to be admitted. Any student who does not attend the first class without prior permission of the instructor will be dropped from the class and the waitlist. No additional students will be permitted to add the course.

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

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  • Federal Courts & the Federal System (2019 Supplement)
    Edition: 7th 2019
    ISBN: 9781642429268
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $21.00
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Folletts prices are unavailable at this time.
  • Hart & Wechsler's Federal Courts etc (Casebook)
    Edition: 7th 2015
    ISBN: 9781609304270
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 270.75
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Ned's prices are unavailable at this time.

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