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Fall 2020
5406 Procedure - CRUMP- 11960

Professor(s): David Crump (FACULTY)

Credits: 4

Course Areas: 1st Year - Section A 

Time: 11:10a-12:50p  MW  Location: KH202  Krost Hall

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 revised 8/7/20

Course Notes: HyFlex  This 1L course has a classroom assigned. The extent to which that room will be used during the semester is up to the instructor and may vary during the semester. When the classroom is used by an instructor, those class sessions will be operated in “HyFlex” mode: remote presence is available to any student via internet videoconferencing, and recordings will be available. More details should be made available from the instructor via their syllabus or via other means as the start of the semester nears.

See video reviews on Professor Crump’s faculty page (click faculty on the home page to find this).


First Day Assignments: First Class Assignment: Text pp. 1-23, Handout p. 5, 28 USC 1332 and Rule 8(a), (d)(1). Please see the syllabus for a fuller explanation (under "Class 1" heading). Please note readings in ALL CAPS on the syllabus will be emphasized, and your attention should focus on these readings.

Crump Procedure Handout 2020

Crump Procedure Outline

Procedure Powerpoint - Student Version 2020

Final Exam Schedule: 12/08 9am - 1pm      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Required Course)

Course Materials (3/30/2020 3:48:24 PM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: FOUR ITEMS (4): Crump, Leske, Rizzardi, Dorsaneo, Perschbacher, Bassett, Cases and Materials on Civil Procedure 7th Edition, 2019 (ISBN: 978-1-5310-1398-1); LegalPub.Com, 2020 Federal Civil Rules Booklet (ISBN: 9781934852392); CRUMP & BERMAN, THE STORY OF A CIVIL SUIT (FROM BOOKSTORE); PHOTOCOPIED MATERIALS (Pickup TBD)