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Fall 2021

Course Description

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-23-2021 - 12-01-2021   TR  9:30 AM-10:45 AM 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: Civil Procedure: Examples & Explanations
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Recommended
    Author: Joseph Glannon
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
    Edition: 8th
    ISBN: 9781454894025
  • Textbook Name: Civil Procedure: Materials for a Basic Course
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Robert H. Field, Benjamin Kaplan & Kevin M. Clermont
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    Edition: 13th
    ISBN: 9781634605281
  • Textbook Name: Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Kevin Clermont
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    Edition: 2021
    ISBN: 9781647088460
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Please read the following opinion (Note: The entire opinion is reproduced 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).

    * Richard H. Field et al., Civil Procedure: Materials for a Basic Course (13th ed. 2020) ("FK").

    * Kevin M. Clermont, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (2021) ("FRCP").

    * Additional readings will be posted on Blackboard, ("B").


    * Joseph Glannon, Civil Procedure: Examples & Explanations (8th ed. 2018).

    TWEN/Blackboard/Course Webpage Link:

    Additional Information:
    Additional information will be posted on blackboard,



Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-5899
Office: G380