Spring 2014
5308 Federal Courts - BRUHL/ROSENTHAL- 17875

Professor(s): Aaron Bruhl (FACULTY)
Judge Lee Rosenthal (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Procedure and Practice 

Time: 4:00p-5:30p  TThLocation: TUII-111 

Course Outline: The course covers a number of topics concerning federal jurisdiction, federal judicial power, and the relationship between the federal and state courts. Specific topics include: advanced aspects of federal question and diversity jurisdiction, including supplemental jurisdiction and removal; justiciability doctrines such as standing, ripeness, mootness, and political questions; abstention doctrines; Section 1983 suits; the 11th Amendment and state sovereign immunity; habeas corpus; and federal appellate jurisdiction.

Course Syllabus: Please see this course’s page on TWEN for the current version of the syllabus.

Course Notes: Quota = 50  

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First Day Assignments: For the first day of class, please read casebook pp. 1-18.
For the second day of class, please read casebook pp. 18-39 and 2013 supplement pp. 1-4.

Final Exam Schedule: 05/06 6-9pm  209 BLB    

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