Spring 2010 Section 004
Law 112: Civil Procedure

Schedule: Evening Class
Instructor(s):
Newman, Christopher
Credit Hours: 4
CRN: 19906
Day(s): Monday, Wednesday
Location: Hazel Hall 120
Time: 6:00pm-7:50pm
Enrollment Limit: Please see Patriot Web
Online: Online access through TWEN
Notes:
Syllabus: Go to syllabus
Course Documents: No documents listed.
Exam Date/Time: 05-03-2010 6:00pm
Prerequisites: None
General Description: This basic course is for the study of the legal process, with emphasis on the powers and operations of courts deciding disputes between private parties. Examines the organization of state and federal courts and the relations between them; the processes by which courts resolve disputes; and the extent to which judicial decisions are conclusive of subsequent disputes. Among the topics studied are jurisdiction of courts over persons, property, and subject matter; the finality of judgments; the choice of applicable law; the scope of litigation as to claims, defenses, and parties; the processes of stating claims and exchanging information in discovery; trials and the division of functions between judge and jury; the right to jury trial; a brief introduction to the law of evidence; summary methods of decision without trial; and appellate review.