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Spring 2016
LAW209  A  FEDERAL COURTS

Course Description
This course will examine the role of the federal courts in the American governmental structure-including the relationship of the federal courts to: (1) other branches of the national government; and (2) state court systems. Likely topics to be covered in this course include justiciability (standing, ripeness, mootness and political questions); the power of Congress to define the jurisdiction of the federal courts, including its power to create non-Article III courts; the subject matter jurisdiction of the federal courts; the appellate jurisdiction of the U.S. Supreme Court and federal Courts of Appeal; judicial abstention; federal common law; state sovereign immunity; 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983; and habeas, including recent cases arising from the "war on terror."

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-11-2016 - 04-20-2016   MW  2:00 PM-3:20 PM A110

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite: Constitutional Law I
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Exam
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes: None
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Government & Regulation - Related
Litigation - Basic
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s):
Litigation & Dispute Resolution (Concentration)   More information

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Professor(s)

CAMPOS, SERGIO


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: scampos@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-5899
Office: G380