Advanced Topics in Federal Courts Seminar

Section 1, Fall 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 5/16
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • R
  • 1540-1740
  • WB119
08/26/2021 11/18/2021

Course Description

This seminar will explore current issues in the law of federal courts. Topics may include standing, mootness, political questions, non-Article III adjudication, federal common law, sovereign immunity, qualified immunity, severability, retroactivity, habeas corpus, stare decisis, and judicial rhetoric.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students may satisfy course requirements either by writing a series of short response papers on class reading or by completing one long (20+ pages) paper presenting original research. 2L, 3L or LLM students desiring to count the long paper toward their Upper-Level Writing Requirement must submit a signed Intent Form to SRO before the 5-week deadline noted in the Enrollment Deadlines section of LawWeb.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Federal Courts is recommended but not required. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
Law No.
Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Litigation and Procedure
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Sunday, November 28, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 03, 11:59 PM