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222 sec. 002 - Federal Courts (Spring 2024)

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


MTuW 11:20 AM - 12:45 PM
Location: Law 140
From January 08, 2024
To April 23, 2024

Course Start: January 08, 2024
Course End: April 23, 2024
Class Number: 33073

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 65
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 68
As of: 04/23 12:26 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 the role of courts in times of emergency.

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will 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 be dropped.

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Exam Notes: (F) In-class final exam
Exam Length: 4 hours
Course Category: Litigation and Procedure

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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: unknown
    Price: $201.75
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Law-school Bookstore prices are unavailable at this time.
  • Hart & Wechsler's The Federal Courts and the Federal System, 2023 Supplement to the 7th Edition
    William Baude, Jack L. Goldsmith, John F. Manning, James Pfander & Amanda L. Tyler
    Edition: 2023 Supplement to the 7th Edition
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    ISBN: 9798887866444
    e-Book Available: Unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 18.75
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Law-school Bookstore prices are unavailable at this time.

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