Introduction

Civil Procedure

This Core Curriculum course introduces students to the rules governing the conduct of civil litigation in the United States.

Civil Procedure

Civil Procedure

This course introduces students to the rules governing the conduct of civil litigation in the United States. It covers personal jurisdiction, subject matter jurisdiction and notice, and the Erie doctrine, which sets standards for deciding when federal courts must apply state law. The course also traces civil litigation chronologically from the pleadings and defenses to joinder of claims and parties, and finally to the effect of prior decisions.

This is a substantive foundational course that is part of the core curriculum completed by all students. The primary focus is on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, although common-law and statutory antecedents are studied when important to understanding modern rules.

Recommended for the Following Professional Pathways: All Pathways

Core Curriculum Course for 1L/1LE/2LE

4 Credits

PROFESSIONAL PATHWAYS

Business and Financial Services

Intellectual Property and Privacy

Government and Public Interest Law

General Practice / Chart Your Path

 

OTHER CRITERIA

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