Prerequisites: Civil Procedure and Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment. Students who have not completed these prerequisites may enroll only with the permission of the instructor.
Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home
This course involves a study of the role of the federal courts in the operation of the federal system. Topics include: choice of law in the federal courts; judicial power to create federal law; congressional control over federal courts; federal jurisdiction and justiciability; abstention doctrines; and state sovereign immunity.