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222 sec. 001 - Federal Courts (Fall 2021)

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


MTuW 08:40 AM - 09:50 AM
Location: Law 105
From August 16, 2021
To November 22, 2021

Course Start: August 16, 2021
Course End: November 22, 2021
Class Number: 31375

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 166
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 196
As of: 01/25 05:06 PM

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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