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222 sec. 001 - Federal Courts (Spring 2023)

Instructor: William A Fletcher  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


MWTh 08:35 AM - 09:50 AM
Location: Law 240
From January 09, 2023
To April 25, 2023

Course Start: January 09, 2023
Course End: April 25, 2023
Class Number: 31928

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 22
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 30
As of: 08/24 11:03 PM

Federal Courts is a combination of Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, and legal history. The course covers questions of justiciability (Article III subject matter jurisdiction---standing, ripeness, mootness and political question); the relationship between the federal courts and Congress; the role of the Supreme Court in reviewing decisions of the state courts; and the relationship between the federal and state courts. The casebook is the classic Hart & Wechsler's The Federal Courts and the Federal System. In its original edition, the casebook was a celebrated product of the Legal Process school, with an overlay of Justice Frankfurter. Though the casebook has changed over the years, it retains some of its original character.

No prerequisites. It will be helpful to have some grounding in Constitutional Law and Civil Procedure.

Exam Notes: (F) In-class final exam
Exam Length: 3 hours
Course Category: Litigation and Procedure

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