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Fall 2021

Course Description

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-23-2021 - 12-01-2021   MW  9:30 AM-10:45 AM F209

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
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Yeazell, Schwartz
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
    Edition: Tenth Edition
    ISBN: 978-1454897880
  • Textbook Name: Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Selected Other Procedural Provisions
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Kevin M. Clermont
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    Edition: 2021
    ISBN: 978-1647088460
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: The first class assignment is: A. Read (1) the syllabus available on the course webpage, (2) the Class I Packet available on the course webpage, (3) Article III, sections 1 and 2 of the U.S. Constitution (which is available by link on the course webpage in case of difficulty); and (4) 28 U.S.C. ยงยง 1, 41, 43, 132, 133 (which are available by link on the course webpage in case of difficulty). B. Answer the pre-class questions available by link in the syllabus and also on the course webpage. If you have any difficulty accessing the materials, please reach out to Professor Claussen's faculty assistant, Ms. Demmings ( Be sure to also purchase the two textbooks if you have not done so already.

    The required books as listed on the course materials page and in the syllabus are Yeazell & Schwartz, 10th Edition (2019) and Clermont's Federal Rules of Civil Procedure & Selected Other Procedural Provisions (2021). **These should be purchased in hard copy.**

    Additional materials will be posted on the course webpage closer to the class date.

    TWEN/Blackboard/Course Webpage Link:

    Additional Information:
    The course webpage, including the syllabus, will be available during the week of August 16.



Contact Information:
Phone: 305-284-6646