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2018-2019 School of Law Bulletin

LAWS 659 - Federal Courts|

Credits: 3

A study of the role of the federal courts in the operation of the federal system. The course is designed to cover the constitutional and statutory role of federal courts, including their relationship to other branches of the federal government, the interplay of federal and state law, and the distribution of judicial power between federal and state courts. Specific topics to be covered include, Congressional Power to control Federal Jurisdictional, supplemental and Removal Jurisdiction, Jurisdictional Amount, State Sovereign Immunity, Absention, the Anti-Injuction Act and current Concepts of Federalism. If time permits, the course will also cover Habeas Corpus and Civil Rights Removal.

Prerequisites: None

Basis of Grade: Final examination

Form of Grade: Letter Grade