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222 sec. 001 - Federal Courts (Spring 2024)

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


MTuW 10:00 AM - 11:10 AM
Location: Law 100
From January 08, 2024
To April 23, 2024

Course Start: January 08, 2024
Course End: April 23, 2024
Class Number: 32222

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 59
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 100
As of: 05/24 07:26 PM

Federal Courts is a course about the development of rules and principles of federal jurisdiction, judicial review, federalism, and the separation of powers. The doctrines of federal courts law not only set boundaries on judicial review and the enforcement of rights, but also shape the powers of the other branches of the federal government as well as those of the states and Native nations. This course will place federal courts doctrines in their historical and contemporary contexts, exploring the social and political circumstances that have shaped the field.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Exam Length: 4 hours
Course Category: Litigation and Procedure

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  • Federal Courts in Context
    Erwin Chemerinsky, R. Seth Davis, Fred O. Smith (Jr.), Norman W. Spaulding
    Publisher: Aspen Publishing
    ISBN: 9781543850314
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Price: To Be Determined

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