Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule
This course examines the process of civil litigation. We will consider the jurisdiction of the courts, key the stages of a case, the role of various actors in the civil justice system, the interplay between state and federal courts, and the binding effect of a court’s judgment. Constitutional and statutory constraints on the goals, structure, and conduct of litigation will also be considered, with additional emphasis on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
Hazard, Fletcher, Bundy, and Bradt’s Pleading and Procedure, Cases and Materials, 12th (Should be available by end of July)
Any supplement that includes the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (the bookstore will stock Spencer’s Federal Civil Rules Supplement, ISBN 1684672252)