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Spring 2009
Apr 20, 2014
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LAW 706 - Federal Courts and Jurisdiction
This course examines the twin themes of federalism and separation of powers and focuses on the federal courts' role in elaborating those themes. This is not a course in advanced civil procedure; it is much more a constitutional law course. Each unit in the course examines one or more of three great power conflicts present throughout American history: (1) state power versus federal power (federalism), (2) interbranch power distribution within the federal government (separation of powers), and (3) the power of the government versus the individual (both). The following subjects receive in-depth treatment as a means of studying those themes: federal question jurisdiction, federal common law, civil actions under the Civil Rights Act of 1871 (section 1983), the Eleventh Amendment, abstention doctrines, and Supreme Court review of state court decisions. Prerequisite: Constitutional Law.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Law-JD, Law-LLM, Law-SJD
Schedule Types: Lecture, Tutorial

Law Department

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Law-LLM
      Law-SJD
      Law-JD
Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Law

Prerequisites:
Law-JD level LAW 646 Minimum Grade of D

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