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Fall 2019

Course Description

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-12-2019 - 11-21-2019   MW  11:00 AM-12:20 PM A110

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation:
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:

Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
  • Textbook Name: Examples & Explanations for Civil Procedure
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Recommended
    Author: Joseph W. Glannon
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
    Edition: 8th
    ISBN: 978-1454894025
  • Textbook Name: Field, Kaplan and Clermont's Materials for a Basic Course in Civil Procedure, 12th
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Kevin M. Clermont
    Publisher: West Academic
    Edition: 12th
    ISBN: 9781634593106
  • Textbook Name: Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Selected Other Procedural Provisions
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Kevin M. Clermont
    Publisher: West Academic
    Edition: 2019
    ISBN: 9781642429343
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: For your first assignment, please read the following opinion, which is published in its entirety below: Shepherd Serjt. moved to put off the trial in this case on account of the absence of a material witness. He stated that the action was brought for wages supposed to be due to the Plaintiff as a seaman, upon a voyage from the West Indies to London, and that the defence to be established by the evidence of the absent witness, was that the Plaintiff was a slave to the Defendant who had paid a valuable consideration for him. Sed per Curiam. This is an odious defence, to which the Court will give no assistance. If the Defendant were to offer to put it on the record, we should not give him a day’s time. It is as much a denial of justice as the plea of alien enemy, which is always discouraged by the Court. Shepherd took nothing by his motion. Robinson v. Smyth, 1 Bos. & Pul. 454, 126 Eng. Rep. 1007 (C.P. 1799). A pdf of the opinion is also attached.

    A. Richard H. Field et al., Civil Procedure: Materials for a Basic Course (12th ed. 2017) ("FK").

    B. Kevin M. Clermont, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (2019) ("FRCP").

    C. Additional readings will be posted on the "Syllabus & Readings" page on the course website, ("C"). Please use your email login and password to access the website.

    TWEN/Blackboard/Course Webpage Link:

    Additional Information:
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    2019 Fall Civil Procedure I First Assignment.pdf



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