Kathleen M. Mcginnis
LAW B 500
This course is a continuation of the first year basic civil procedure course. We will cover devices for claim and party joinder, federal court jurisdiction in multi-party litigation, class action practice, appellate review, recognition of judgments, and the doctrine of prior adjudication (claim preclusion and issue preclusion). The materials span chapters 6, 10, and 11 of the Pleading & Procedure casebook. We cover material different from that covered in the first year civil procedure course, although students will have an opportunity to deepen their understanding of some first year topics.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture and in-class discussion.
Prerequisite: Civil Procedure I (Law B 500). Students are encouraged to review the following civil procedure subjects to prepare for the course: personal and subject matter jurisdiction (including the jurisdiction statutes, 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331, 1332 & 1367), venue and venue transfer (28 U.S.C. §§ 1391, 1404 & 1406), pleadings, adjudication without trial, choice of law (including the Erie doctrine), and trials (the materials covered in chapters 2-8 and 13-14 of your casebook).
Class assignments and grading
Final examination, class participation and preparation.