Advanced Civil Procedure

Credit Hours: 2

This course supplements the basic Civil Procedure course by an in-depth consideration of advanced topics in procedural law that commonly arise in more sophisticated forms of civil litigation, but are omitted or only introduced in the basic course. Topics covered include: class actions and other forms of aggregate litigation; multi-forum litigation problems, such as federal abstention, jurisdictional conflicts, and international aspects; pretrial and discovery processes in complex litigation; provisional remedies and other forms of expedited litigation; and special federal statutes concerning multi-state class actions, multi-jurisdiction tort cases, and multi-district federal litigation.