Federal Courts

Future Offerings

Federal Courts (2403): This course addresses the role of the federal courts in the American system of federalism and separation of powers, as well as their role in the development of substantive federal law and constitutional rights. These roles are defined by both constitutional and statutory directives and limitations. Many of them implicate central themes of judicial supremacy and judicial review. The subjects likely to be covered include congressional control of the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of the United States, lower federal courts, and state courts; the justiciability doctrines of standing, ripeness, and mootness; the nature of constitutional and statutory federal question jurisdiction; federal common law and implied causes of action; sovereign immunity; the abstention doctrines; and habeas corpus. The course is strongly recommended for students interested in pursuing a judicial clerkship and/or a career in litigation. Elements used in grading: Class attendance, class participation, one-day take home exam.

Sections

Federal Courts | LAW 2403 Section 01 Class #1097

  • 4 Units
  • Grading: Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail
  • Exam:
    • One-Day Take-Home Exam
  • Learning Outcomes Addressed:
    • LO1 - Substantive and Procedural Law
    • LO2 - Legal Analysis and Reasoning
  • Course Category:
    • Advanced Procedure
    • Public Law

  • 2022-2023 Spring ( )
  • Mon, Wed, Fri

Past Offerings

Federal Courts (2403): This course addresses the role of the federal courts in the American system of federalism and separation of powers, as well as their role in the development of substantive federal law and constitutional rights. These roles are defined by both constitutional and statutory directives and limitations. Many of them implicate central themes of judicial supremacy and judicial review. The subjects likely to be covered include congressional control of the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of the United States, lower federal courts, and state courts; the justiciability doctrines of standing, ripeness, and mootness; the nature of constitutional and statutory federal question jurisdiction; federal common law and implied causes of action; sovereign immunity; the abstention doctrines; and habeas corpus. The course is strongly recommended for students interested in pursuing a judicial clerkship and/or a career in litigation. Elements used in grading: Class attendance, class participation, one-day take home exam.

Sections

Federal Courts | LAW 2403 Section 01 Class #1071

  • 4 Units
  • Grading: Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail
  • 2021-2022 Spring
    Schedule No Longer Available
  • Exam:
    • One-Day Take-Home Exam
  • Exam:
      • Remote: Details to come
  • Learning Outcomes Addressed:
    • LO1 - Substantive and Procedural Law
    • LO2 - Legal Analysis and Reasoning
  • Course Category:
    • Advanced Procedure
    • Public Law

  • 2021-2022 Spring
    Schedule No Longer Available

Federal Courts (2403): This course addresses the role of the federal courts in the American system of federalism and separation of powers, as well as their role in the development of substantive federal law and constitutional rights. We will cover three major topics: (1) Congressional and judicial control over federal and state court jurisdiction; (2) the relationships between state and federal courts; and (3) the nature of federal cases. The course is strongly recommended for students interested in pursuing a judicial clerkship and/or a career in litigation. Elements used in grading: Class attendance, class participation, one-day take home exam.

Sections

Federal Courts | LAW 2403 Section 01 Class #1064

  • Charles Tyler
  • 4 Units
  • Grading: Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail
  • 2020-2021 Autumn
    Schedule No Longer Available
  • Exam:
    • One-Day Take-Home Exam
  • Exam:
      • Details to come
  • Learning Outcomes Addressed:
    • LO1 - Substantive and Procedural Law
    • LO2 - Legal Analysis and Reasoning
  • Course Category:
    • Advanced Procedure
    • Public Law

  • 2020-2021 Autumn
    Schedule No Longer Available
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