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LAW 0542: Federal Courts and Jurisdiction
Fall 2019 • Section 01 • CRN 6942

Course Description

This course analyzes the constitutional and statutory contours of procedure and jurisdiction in the United States courts. Course materials address the role of federal courts in protecting federal rights and supervising state governments. Topics may include justiciability (including doctrines of standing, mootness, ripeness and political questions); congressional control of jurisdiction; legislative or Article I courts; federal questions; federal common law; diversity jurisdiction; supplemental jurisdiction; state sovereign immunity under the Eleventh Amendment; habeas corpus; civil rights suits under 42 U.S.C. 1983; and abstention.


Day/Time Location
T/Th 2:35-3:50 PM Klein 1A

Course Details

  • Laura Little
Credit Hours

3 Credits



Course Type
  • Exam
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement


Registration Info


You must have completed the following courses before enrolling in this course:

  • LAW 0404 (Constitutional Law)

Book List/Materials