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Spring 2022

Course Description
This course will examine the role of the federal courts in the American governmental structure-including the relationship of the federal courts to: (1) other branches of the national government; and (2) state court systems. Likely topics to be covered in this course include justiciability (standing, ripeness, mootness and political questions); the power of Congress to define the jurisdiction of the federal courts, including its power to create non-Article III courts; the subject matter jurisdiction of the federal courts; the appellate jurisdiction of the U.S. Supreme Court and federal Courts of Appeal; judicial abstention; federal common law; state sovereign immunity; 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983; and federal habeas corpus.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-18-2022 - 04-25-2022   MW  2:00 PM-3:15 PM TBD

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite: Constitutional Law I
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Paper and participation in class discussion and projects
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Writing Requirement
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:
Special Restrictions: Enrollment capped at 15 students.
Law Track(s):
Government & Regulation - Related
Litigation - Basic
Bar Subject(s): None
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Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None



Contact Information:
Phone: 305-284-4050