Civil Procedure   [Archived Catalog]
2018-2019 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