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Fall 2024 Course

Civil Procedure

Exam Type: In Class

This course examines the theory and practice of civil litigation, and the rules and statutes that govern the process by which substantive rights and duties are enforced in federal and state courts (with a focus on the federal courts).Topics include the proper reach of judicial authority, personal and subject matter jurisdiction, pleading, motions practice, joinder of parties and claims, pretrial discovery, the relationship of procedure to substantive law, the Erie doctrine, post-trial procedure and claim and issue preclusion.