Advanced Civil Procedure

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: Civil Procedure

This is a casebook course in advanced federal civil procedure. Topics considered include pleading, intervention, joinder, a brief introduction to class actions, discovery, multi-district litigation, minimal diversity, abstention, coordinating jurisdiction between state and federal courts and related topics in complex federal civil litigation. Particular emphasis is given to case management, electronic discovery, settlement, and issues of legal ethics arising in complex civil litigation. Recommended for upper level students who wish to continue their study of procedure or who want a refresher in civil procedure before entering practice or clerking.