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Fall 2014 - Federal Courts

Woolley, Patrick

Credit Hours: 4  Course ID: 486  Unique # 29710

Meeting Day(s)TimeLocation
MTWTH10:30 - 11:20 amTNH 3.142
Exam Type  Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
Final Wednesday, December 17
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.

Description
This course addresses the doctrines and policies that shape and limit the power of federal courts.  Topics include the subject-matter jurisdiction of the federal district courts, the law applied to state-law claims, federal common law, justiciability, suits challenging official action, judicial federalism, and legislative courts.

Textbooks
Hart & Wechsler's The Federal Courts and the Federal System - Fallon, Manning, Meltzer & Shapiro
  Foundation Press, edition: 6th ed.
    (required)
2014 Supplement to Hart & Wechsler's The Federal Courts and the Federal System - Fallon, Manning, Meltzer & Shapiro
  Foundation, edition: 2014
    (required)
The Judicial Code and Rules of Procedure in the Federal Courts - Clermont
  Foundation, edition: 2014 Revision
    (required)
Supplemental Material
      (required)
The following are acceptable substitutes for the 2014 Revision of THE JUDICIAL CODE AND RULES OF PROCEDURE IN THE FEDERAL COURTS: (1) Clermont, THE JUDICIAL CODE AND RULES OF PROCEDURE IN THE FEDERAL COURTS (2012 or 2013 Revision); (2) Clermont, FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE (Foundation Press 2012 or 2013 edition); (3) FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE (West 2012-2013 or 2013-2014 Educational Edition)
      (required)