Spring 2013
5308 Federal Courts - ROSENTHAL/BRUHL- 18682

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

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Procedure and Practice 

Time: 4:00p-5:30p  MWLocation: 213  BLB

Course Outline: This course covers a number of topics concerning federal jurisdiction, federal judicial power, and the relationship between federal and state courts. Specific topics to be covered include: advanced aspects of federal question and diversity jurisdiction, including supplemental jurisdiction; 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: Syllabus pdf

Course Notes: This course is co-taught by Judge Rosenthal and Prof. Bruhl. Quota = 50  

Prerequisites: No  

First Day Assignments: Reading for first day of class: casebook pp. 1-18.
Reading for second day of class: casebook pp. 18-39, supp. p. 1.

Final Exam Schedule: 05/06 6-9pm  240 BLB    

This course will have:
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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement: No