Federal Courts and the Federal System

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Spring 2015 Course
Meets: Th, F 9:50am - 11:50am in Langdell Hall Langdell North
4 classroom credits

This course studies the role of the federal courts in the federal system. The course will cover the following topics: the case or controversy requirement and justiciability, congressional authority to regulate the jurisdiction of the federal courts, federal habeas corpus, federal common law, and sovereign immunity.

Prerequisite: Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment; students who have not completed that pre-requisite may enroll only with the permission of the instructor.

Note: For upper-level JD students, this course will be included in the Multi-Section round of registration.

Subject Areas: Government Structure & Function , Constitutional Law & Civil Rights .