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:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

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

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the 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.
121820441
Law No.
LAW9337
Modified Type
Seminar
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Litigation and Procedure
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Wednesday, November 24, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 03, 11:59 PM
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