Federal Courts and the Federal System

Federal Courts and the Federal System

Professor Jack Goldsmith
Spring 2020 course
Th, F 9:30am - 11:30am in Langdell Hall Room 272 - South
4 classroom credits

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. For LLM students, instructor permission is required to enroll in this course.

Exam Type: Any Day Take Home

This course studies the role of the federal courts in the federal system.  Topics covered will include  the case or controversy requirement and justiciability, congressional authority to regulate the jurisdiction of the federal courts, federal habeas corpus, advanced Erie issues, federal common law, and sovereign immunity.

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