Class Action and Mass Litigation

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: Civil Procedure

This course examines the role class actions and other forms of mass litigation play in the fair and efficient administration of justice, as well as various practical and constitutional limitations unique to cases of this sort. While the course focuses primarily on Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 and the ways in which the Rule’s requirements and constraints shape these complex cases, the practical case-management hurdles that arise in litigating them also is explored. Civil Procedure (Law 112) is a prerequisite for this course.