Civil Procedure
2017-2018 School of Law Bulletin
   

LAWS 544 - Civil Procedure


Credits: 4

This course will provide an introduction and overview of the procedural steps in the prosecution and defense of civil cases in federal court. The course will focus on pleadings, joinder, discovery, summary judgment, trial and post-trial motions, preclusion doctrines, personal jurisdiction, subject matter jurisdiction, removal, supplemental jurisdiction, venue, and Erie doctrine. If time permits, opportunity to be heard, class actions, case management, appellate review, and alternative dispute resolution may also be addressed. The order of, and time allocated to, each topic will vary from instructor to instructor.

Prerequisites: None

Basis of Grade: Examination

Form of Grade: Letter




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