Class Actions and Aggregate Litigation

Section 1, Spring 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 60/64
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • MW
  • 1130-1250
  • WB154
01/24/2022 04/27/2022

Course Description

This class will be about class actions and other forms of aggregate litigation. There will be some theory and some history, but most of the focus will be on the class certification issues under FRCP 23 that, as a practical matter, currently dominate much of the practice of complex civil litigation—particularly as practiced in big law firms. These issues arise frequently in practice across many areas of the law, including securities, antitrust, products liability, mass torts, and civil rights litigation.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: Class Actions and Complex Litigation Seminar (9132)
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: Thursday, April 21, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, May 01, 11:59 PM