Course Information

Course Number

342

Credits

4

Area of Study & Practice

  • Civil Litigation: Practice and Procedure
  • Constitutional Law and Civil Rights

Federal Courts

The course considers the structure and powers of the federal courts and their relationship to the state courts. The topics covered include justiciability, congressional authority to define and limit federal court jurisdiction, federal common law and implied rights of action, the application of state law in federal courts under the Erie doctrine, civil rights actions and immunities of state officials and governments, and habeas corpus. The focus of the course is on structural constitutional considerations relating to both the separation of powers between the three branches of the national government as well as the federalism relationship between the national government and the state governments.


Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.

Sections/Instructors

Ernest A. Young
Federal Courts 342.02
Spring 2015

Neil S. Siegel
Federal Courts 342.01
Fall 2014

Curtis A. Bradley
Federal Courts 342.02
Spring 2014
E-mail ListSakai Site

Ernest A. Young
Federal Courts 342.01
Fall 2013
E-mail ListSakai Site

Neil S. Siegel
Federal Courts 342.02
Spring 2013
Sakai Site

Ernest A. Young
Federal Courts 342.01
Fall 2012
Sakai Site

Curtis A. Bradley
Federal Courts 342.02
Spring 2012
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Ernest A. Young
Federal Courts 342.01
Fall 2011
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Ernest A. Young
Federal Courts 342.02
Spring 2011
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Curtis A. Bradley
Federal Courts 342.01
Fall 2010
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Ernest A. Young
Federal Courts 342.01
Spring 2010
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Ernest A. Young
Federal Courts 342.02
Spring 2009
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Curtis A. Bradley
Federal Courts 342.01
Fall 2008
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Erwin Chemerinsky
Federal Courts 342.01
Spring 2008
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Erwin Chemerinsky
Federal Courts 342.01
Spring 2007

Federal Courts 342.01
Fall 2005

Federal Courts 342.01
Fall 2004

Thomas D. Rowe, Jr.
Federal Courts 342.01
Spring 2004