Advanced Civil Procedure (3 credits)

This litigation-oriented course focuses on issues that do not arise in the “everyday” lawsuit, but are rather needed only in unusually contentious, large, or complicated cases.  Topics to be covered include the Seventh Amendment right to a jury trial, judicial supervision of juries, post-trial and appellate practice, claim and issue preclusion, and the use of complex joinder devices (including class actions, intervention, interpleader, mandatory joinder under Rule 19, and practice under the Multi-District Litigation statute).

Evaluation: Four in-class quizzes and a final examination.
Prerequisites: Civil Procedure.