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Fall 2017
5304 Complex Litigation - RAVE- 20164

Professor(s): D. Theodore Rave (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Procedure and Practice 

Time: 9:00a-10:30a  TTH  Location: 209  BLB

Course Outline: This course picks up where civil procedure left off and covers the major procedural issues that arise in complex civil litigation. We will focus primarily on multi-party, multi-jurisdictional disputes, with particular emphasis on topics such as class actions, multidistrict litigation (MDL) practice, and other methods of aggregating claims. We will consider the kinds of strategic choices available to lawyers handling complex cases, economic and practical problems of settlement, the role of judges in supervising and managing aggregate litigation, and other modifications to the traditional rules of procedure intended for single-party, single-claim disputes.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 8/15/17

Course Notes:   

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments: For the first class, please read pages 1-12 of the casebook, as well as Section 1.02 of the ALI PRINCIPLES OF THE LAW OF AGGREGATE LITIGATION (including the Comments and Illustrations, but not the Reporters’ Notes), which will be posted on Blackboard and is available on Westlaw

Final Exam Schedule: Take home Exam      

This course will have:
Exam: yes; take-home exam
Paper:

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

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course: No

Course Materials (4/7/2017 10:59:20 AM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: NAGAREDA, BONE, BURCH, SILVER &WOOLLEY, THE LAW OF CLASS ACTIONS AND OTHER AGGREGATE LITIGATION (2d ed. 2013) ISBN: 978-1609302702