802 Civil Procedure II, Fall 2015

Categories: Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution Appellate Practice

Section 001, Civil Procedure II - Greene, Linda

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Civil Procedure II, which satisfies the Jurisdiction of Courts requirement, covers personal jurisdiction, federal subject matter jurisdiction, venue and motions to transfer, the Erie Doctrine, the rules of joinder, and the preclusive effect of judgments. The course covers the interpretation of several key federal statutes (e.g., §§ 1331, 1332, 1367, 1404) and a number of important United States Supreme Court cases concerning matters of judicial federalism and due process. It is a fundamental course for all law students who intend to litigate or to participate in transactions that might lead to litigation.

Students who choose to earn a fourth credit will write a 10-15 page paper on the recent decisions of the 7th Circuit in a subject area covered in my Civil Procedure II course. I will meet with those who choose the fourth credit option to assign your subject and will provide feedback on your outline of the paper.

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Section 002, Civil Procedure II - Weston, Cheryl Rosen

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Civil Procedure II covers topics associated with the placement of a lawsuit: Subject Matter and Personal Jurisdiction, Venue; Transfer, Forum Non Conveniens as well as the Erie Doctrine (the application or non –application of state law in Federal diversity actions); Joinder and Preclusion. Civil Procedure is concerned with more than technical mastery rules of selected rules and statutes. Civ Pro II addresses the wealth of opportunities for litigators to exercise choice in planning and responding to litigation; we will focus on using the tools of procedure to make good tactical choices on behalf of our clients. Civ Pro II counts towards the Jurisdiction of Courts requirement. Class assignments include case analysis, but also daily problems intended to provide feedback on whether you are able to apply the law we are studying in the context of specific facts.

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