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Spring 2025 Course

Federal Courts and the Federal System

Prerequisite: 1L Constitutional Law or Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment.

Exam Type: In Class

This course studies the role of the federal courts in the federal system. Topics include the case or controversy requirement and justiciability, congressional authority to regulate the jurisdiction of the federal courts, Supreme Court review of state court judgments, federal common law, sovereign and official immunity doctrines, and federal habeas corpus.