Prerequisite: Civil Procedure
Exam Type: No Exam
This course will focus on current topics in federal class action litigation through an experiential lens. In addition to readings and classroom discussion, students will be asked to draft a client legal/strategy memo, two briefs (one on the plaintiff side, one on the defense side), and a judicial opinion over the course of the semester. This course will cover class actions through the various stages of litigation, from initiation and initial motion practice (federal jurisdiction, selecting plaintiffs, standing, “class standing”, mootness, etc.), to class certification standards, procedures and opt outs, to class settlements, objectors and fee awards, class action tolling, and management of repetitive class actions.