Civil Procedure

LAW 5301 (4 credits)
Professor Pedro A. Malavet
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Office: Room 319

Course Description

Four Credits. Analysis of a federal civil action from commencement to trial including consideration of the respective roles of judge and lawyers; subject-matter and personal jurisdiction, venue, pleading, motions, discovery and joinder of parties and of claims; trial; judgments; and post-trial motions; and choice of law in the federal courts.

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I am not likely to teach Civil Procedure again while I am Director of the LL.M. in Comparative Law Program. But I leave the old notes and exams here for review.

Course Description

Four Credits. Analysis of a federal civil action from commencement through trial including consideration of the respective roles of judge and lawyers; subject-matter and personal jurisdiction, venue, pleading, motions, discovery and joinder of parties and of claims; trial; judgments; and post-trial motions; and choice of law in the federal courts.

Usual Texts

Required

  • MARCUS, REDISH AND SHERMAN’S CIVIL PROCEDURE: A MODERN APPROACH, [Current Edition].
  • West’s Federal Rules of Civil Procedure— Educational Edition, [Current Edition ].

Highly Recommended

  • Joseph W. Glannon., Civil Procedure: Examples and Explanations 57, Figure 4-1 (2d Ed. Little, Brown 1992). Many of the graphics I use here are adapted from Prof. Glannon’s great book.
  • Joseph W. Glannon, The Glannon Guide to Civil Procedure: Learning Through Multiple-Choice Questions and Analysis (Wolters Kluwer 2009). A more recent version of Prof. Glannon’s work.

Exams

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Practical Projects

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Handouts