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Fall 2019
LAW211  A  CIVIL PROCEDURE II

Course Description
This course begins where Civil Procedure I ends, providing in-depth coverage of all stages of civil litigation. One objective of the course is to provide a strong background in the law of modern American civil procedure. Thus, the course will be of interest to those students focusing on litigation, as well as those students who plan to focus on transactional law but want a better understanding of litigation risk management. But another objective of the course is to consider the policy implications of procedural law. Law school classes tend to distinguish the "substantive" law from the "procedure" by which the law is adjudicated, but the two are intertwined. In fact, substantive law can be thwarted by such mundane procedural doctrines as the specificity required in a complaint. Accordingly, the course will introduce students to analytical methods to assess the impact of procedures on the substantive aims of the law. Topics covered in the course include pleading, motion practice, discovery, summary judgment, trial, settlement theory and practice, alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, joinder, judgments, and appellate review.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-12-2019 - 11-21-2019   MW  3:30 PM-4:50 PM F209

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite: Civil Procedure I.
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation:
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes:
Bar Course
Course Delivery:

Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Litigation - Basic
Bar Subject(s):
FLORIDA
MBE
Concentration(s):
Litigation & Dispute Resolution (Concentration)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Area of Focus)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
Yes  
  • 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 the first assignment, please read the following case: Shady Grove Orthopedic Assocs., P.A. v. Allstate Ins. Co., 130 S. Ct. 1431 (2010). A pdf of the case is attached.

    Material:
    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, http://civpro2.law.miami.edu/ ("C"). Please use your @miami.edu email login and password to access the website.

    TWEN/Blackboard/Course Webpage Link:
    http://civpro2.law.miami.edu

    Additional Information:
    Again, please use your @miami.edu email address and password to access the website. The website will become available shortly.
      

    ShadyGrove.pdf

 
Professor(s)

CAMPOS, SERGIO


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