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Spring 2020
LAW211  A  CIVIL PROCEDURE II

Course Description
Civil Procedure II addresses the subjects of joinder, pretrial investigation and discovery, pretrial motion practice, settlement negotiation and alternative dispute resolution, trial and appellate practice, judgments, and complex litigation. Four themes guide this study: (1) the law of federal procedure (constitution, statutes, and rules); (2) procedural and substantive policy; (3) litigation strategy and the lawyering process; and (4) legal ethics and professionalism. Litigation materials from The Buffalo Creek Disaster, A Civil Action, and UM Law’s Environmental Justice Clinic and Community Equity Lab provide case studies.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-13-2020 - 04-21-2020   MW  11:00 AM-12:20 PM E265

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite: Civil Procedure I
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Class participation, case briefs, diagrams, outlines, memoranda, and two-part final examination (take-home and multiple choice).
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: Buffalo Creek Disaster
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Gerald M. Stern
    Publisher: Vintage / Random House
    ISBN: 978-0307388490
      
  • Textbook Name: A Civil Action
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Harr
    Publisher: Vintage / Random House
    Edition: 1995
    ISBN: 978-0679772675
      
  • Textbook Name: Civil Procedure
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Recommended
    Author: Joseph W. Glannon
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
    Edition: 8th
    ISBN: 978-1454894025
      
  • Textbook Name: Civil Procedure
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Yeazell & Schwartz
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
    Edition: 10th
    ISBN: 978-1454897880
      
  • Textbook Name: A Documentary Companion to a Civil Action
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Grossman & Vaughn
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    Edition: 4th
    ISBN: 978-1599415581
      
  • Textbook Name: Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: A. Benjamin Spencer
    Publisher: West Academic
    Edition: 2019-2020
    ISBN: 978-1684672240
      
  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: READ: West Academic, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (2019-2020 Educ. Ed.): Fed. R. Civ. P. 11 (including Adv. Comm. Notes). TWEN SUPP.: Fla. Stat. § 57.105 (2020); ABA Model Rules Prof’l Conduct R. 3.1, 3.3; Miller v. City of Fort Myers; Styles v. City of Miami; Anderson v. Cryovac, Inc.; and Prince v. Pittston Company; BOOKS: Stern, Buffalo Creek Disaster, and Harr, A Civil Action. RECOMMEND: GROSSMAN & VAUGHN, vii-lxi. REVIEW: Remedies, Pleadings, Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, Pretrial Motions, Fees, & Sanctions.

    Additional Information:
    Please see Mrs. Ebonie Carter (Law Library, Second Floor Faculty Suite, adjacent to Room G281) for both the syllabus and seating chart sign-up by noon on January 9, 2020.
      

 
Professor(s)

ALFIERI, ANTHONY


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: aalfieri@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-2735
Office: G281