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222 sec. 001 - Federal Courts (Fall 2024)

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


TuThF 08:35 AM - 09:50 AM
Location: Law 170
From August 20, 2024
To November 22, 2024

Course Start: August 20, 2024
Course End: November 22, 2024
Class Number: 32244

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 39
Waitlisted: 3
Enroll Limit: 47
As of: 06/17 01:48 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.

I recommend, but do not require, that students have taken a basic course in Constitutional Law before taking Federal Courts.

Exam Notes: (F) In-class final exam
Exam Length: 3.25 hours
Course Category: Litigation and Procedure

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