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222 sec. 001 - Federal Courts (Fall 2022)

Instructor: Amanda Tyler  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 5
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


MTuTh 11:20 AM - 12:45 PM
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From August 22, 2022
To December 01, 2022

Course Start: August 22, 2022
Course End: December 01, 2022
Class Number: 31502

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 69
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 70
As of: 02/17 06:39 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 and lower federal 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; federal habeas corpus; the relationship between the federal and state courts; the Suspension Clause, and how courts function during wartime.

Attendance at the first two weeks of class sessions is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present during the first two weeks of class (without prior permission of the instructor) may be dropped without notice. The instructor can continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to risk being dropped without notice.

Constitutional Law must have been taken in a prior semester.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Exam Length: 6 hours
Course Category: Litigation and Procedure
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Social Justice and Public Interest

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Required Books are in blue

  • Hart & Wechsler's Federal Courts etc (Casebook)
    Edition: 7th 2015
    Publisher: West Academic
    ISBN: 9781609304270
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $255.00
    Price Source: user provided
  • Hart & Wechsler's The Federal Courts and the Federal System, 2022 Supplement to the 7th Edition
    William Baude, Jack L. Goldsmith, John F. Manning, James Pfander & Amanda L. Tyler
    Edition: 2022 Supplement to the 7th Edition
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    ISBN: 9781647088835
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 25.00
    Price Source: user provided

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