Spring 2015
    Law No.: LAW9166
    Sched. No.: 115210429

Federal Civil Litigation*
Section 1
Spencer, Adam B.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):R, 1540-1740 (WB129)
Capacity:16 **This information is current as of 05/29/2015 06:15:08 AM**
Current Enrollment:7 **This information is current as of 05/29/2015 06:15:08 AM**

Course Description:

In this seminar we will be discussing the history, development, and reform of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and then focus on a survey of some of the more contentious issues within federal practice and procedure. In the past such issues have included revisions to civil pleading standards, summary judgment practice, discovery reform, class action reform, internet jurisdiction, due process remittitur, managerial judging, and Rule 11 reform (not an exhaustive list). The issues covered will depend on what matters are of contemporary relevance and importance to courts, litigants, and the civil rulemakers. Students will be required either to draft a proposal for amending the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure or Title 28 of the U.S. Code or to draft and submit formal comments on a matter before the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules. Grades will be based on this written work as well as oral classroom presentations and class participation.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: Enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be dropped. Students seeking to enroll in this course must attend the first class session.
PREREQUISITE: Civil Procedure
COURSE REQUIREMENT: Oral classroom presentations, written work and class participation

Prerequisites:Civil Procedure