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Fall 2014
5406 Procedure - CRUMP- 12462

Professor(s): David Crump (FACULTY)

Credits: 4

Course Areas: 1st Year - Section C 

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  TWTHLocation: 144  TUII

Course Outline: This course provides an introduction to the civil adjudicative process, primarily that of the federal courts, including jurisdiction, pleading, dispositive motions, discovery, and trial procedure.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

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First Day Assignments: ASSIGNMENT FOR FIRST MEETING:

Obtain the casebook, the casebook supplement, and the photocopied materials from the secretary in 114 TUII. The photocopied materials contain a syllabus of readings, which are arranged by classes, and the following assignments are simply statements of what is in the syllabus for the first two classes. Please learn to use the syllabus to obtain upcoming assignments for reading.
For the first meeting: Read Casebook pp. 1-12 and consider the problems contained in those pages. (Notice that the answers are in the book at 12-13, so that you can check your understanding.) The, read 28 U.S.C. § 1332 (in Casebook Supplement) and the U.S. Constitution art. III § 2 (also in Supplement). Then, read Casebook pp. 14-19, through the end of § 1.03. Finally, read the note on the Federal Rules at page 19.

ASSIGNMENT FOR THE SECOND MEETING:
Read photocopied handout p. 8 (3 complaints). Then, read Federal Rule of Civil Procedure ("FRCP") 8(a), 8(d)(1) (in Supplement); then read Casebook pp. 19-30, through end of § 1.04. Next, read FRCP 26(b)(1)-(2) (Supplement); then read Casebook pp. 30-33 (Discovery), through note 1 on 33 (omit the other notes). Finally, read Rule 56(c) (Supplement) and pp. 34-36 (Summary Judgment).

Final Exam Schedule: 12/05 9am-1pm      

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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Course Materials (6/13/2014 1:50:39 PM)

Book Required

Course Materials: Course Materials will be available from Amanda in TU2-114.

Note: There are both printed and electronic versions of the supplement for the text available. Student must have the supplement but may choose the format.