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222 sec. 001 - Federal Courts (Fall 2020)

Instructor: Erwin Chemerinsky  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 4
Grading Designation: Graded

Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


MTuW 08:40 AM - 09:50 AM
Location: Internet/Online
From August 17, 2020
To November 30, 2020

Course Start: August 17, 2020
Course End: November 30, 2020
Class Number: 32260

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 164
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 196
As of: 12/07 09:41 AM

The course will focus on the constitutional and statutory provisions defining the role of the federal courts in the American system of government. In considering the functions and duties of the federal courts, the course will examine the relationship of the federal courts both to the states and to the other branches of the federal government. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the implications of federal courts doctrines for the underlying principles of separation of powers and federalism.
Specifically, the course material will be divided into three sections. Section one will examine the constitutional and statutory limits on the federal judicial power. Section two will focus on federal court relief against government and government officers. Section three will consider the circumstances and conditions under which federal courts may review state court judgments and proceedings.

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

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Required Books are in blue

  • Federal Court and the Law of Federal-State Relations 2020 Supplement
    Low, Jeffries and Bradley
    Publisher: West
    e-Book Available: No
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $35.00
    Price Source: user provided
  • Federal Courts and the Law of Federal-state Relations
    Edition: 9th/2018
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    ISBN: 9781683280064
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 245.00
    Price Source: user provided

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