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Fall 2020

Course Description

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-17-2020 - 11-17-2020   M  10:10 AM-11:25 AM DL
08-19-2020 - 11-17-2020   W  10:45 AM-12:00 PM DL

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:
Online (all synchronous)
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
  • 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: Jonathan Harr
    Publisher: Vintage / Random House
    Edition: 1995
    ISBN: 978-0679772675
  • Textbook Name: Civil Procedure: Examples & Explanations
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Recommended
    Author: Joseph W. Glannon
    Publisher: Wolters Kulwer
    Edition: 8th Edition
    ISBN: 978-1454894025
  • Textbook Name: Civil Procedure
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Yeazell & Schwartz
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
    Edition: 10th Edition
    ISBN: 978-1454897880
  • Textbook Name: A Documentary Companion to A Civil Action
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Grossman & Vaughn
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    Edition: 4th Edition
    ISBN: 978-1599415581
  • Textbook Name: Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: A. Benjamin Spencer
    Publisher: West Academic
    Edition: 2020-2021 Educational Edition
    ISBN: 978-1684679904
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: FIRST CLASS ASSIGNMENT: AUGUST 17, 2020 Primary Reading: Fed. R. Civ. P. 11 (including Adv. Comm. Notes); Alfieri Supp., ABA Model Rules Prof’l Conduct r. 3.1, 3.3 (TWEN). Secondary Reading: Jonathan Harr, A Civil Action (1995) & Gerald M. Stern, Buffalo Creek Disaster (Vintage 1977/Random House 2008). Background Reading: Yeazell & Schwartz, Civil Procedure 1-59 (10th ed. 2019) ; Grossman & Vaughn, A Documentary Companion to A Civil Action vii-xliii (4th ed. 2008). Please be prepared to discuss Fed. R. Civ. P. 11, ABA Rules 3.1& 3.3, as well as the Buffalo Creek and Civil Action case histories and litigation strategies.

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Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-2735
Office: G281