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Fall 2020 Course

Civil Procedure 4

Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule

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.

Textbook(s):

Jack H. Friedenthal et al., Civil Procedure (12th ed. 2018)

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN 9781634605847

(available in both hardback and e-book formats)

Joseph W. Glannon, Civil Procedure (8th ed. 2018) (Examples and Explanations Series)
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
ISBN 9781454894025