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Federal Courts and the Federal System Seminar
J.D. Seminar 178 | 3 credit hours
This course covers a full array of standard Federal Courts doctrine but in a seminar setting in which the classroom presentation and evaluation format differ from the standard non-seminar format. Doctrinally, the course addresses the role of the federal courts in our system of government, focusing on relevant constitutional and statutory provisions and jurisdictional doctrines and concepts. Representative topics include justiciability (e.g., standing, mootness, political questions), congressional power to regulate the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and lower federal courts, federal common law, Supreme Court review of state court judgments, sovereign immunity, abstention, and rights and remedies under section 1983.
Recommended: Constitutional Law II: Individual Rights and Liberties.
Students may not receive credit for this seminar and Federal Courts and the Federal System.