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Fall 2017
5308 Federal Courts - KUMAR- 21441

Professor(s): Sapna Kumar (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Procedure and Practice 

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  TTH  Location: 209  BLB

Course Outline: This course covers the jurisdiction of the federal courts and a number of other issues concerning the relationship of the federal and state courts. Specific topics to be covered include: congressional control over the jurisdiction of the federal courts; justiciability doctrines such as standing; enforcement of federal rights against state officials; federal question and diversity jurisdiction, including supplemental jurisdiction; federal common law; the 11th Amendment and sovereign immunity; abstention doctrines; and federal appellate jurisdiction, including United States Supreme Court review of state court judgments.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 8/21/17

Course Notes:   


First Day Assignments: Low & Jeffries p.103-118

Final Exam Schedule: 12/1 9AM - NOON 240 TU2    

This course will have:

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

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course: No

Course Materials (3/30/2017 9:19:17 AM)

Book(s) Required

Federal Courts and the Law of Federal-State Relations, 8th
Author:Peter Low, John C. Jeffries, Curtis A. Bradley
Publication Date:05/08/2014
Publisher:West Academic