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Fall 2023 Course

Civil Procedure 7

Exam Type:In Class

This course provides an introduction to federal civil procedure.  It will examine the rules governing civil litigation in federal court, including who can sue and be sued, the substantive areas over which federal courts will assert jurisdiction, and the rules that govern the fact-finding and decision-making process.  It will also consider underlying policy and theoretical issues that run through this area of law, such as what kinds of disputes we want courts to resolve, what kinds of procedures will best promote fact-finding and accurate adjudication, and what norms of fairness should matter in the context of civil litigation.