Instructor(s) Greene, Linda
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.