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College of Law

Civil Procedure I

Course Number: 6240
Professor: Noah Novogrodsky
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 3
Semester Offered: Fall
Required: Yes
Prerequisites: None
Recommended Courses: None

Course Overview: A study of modern practice in civil cases under Rules of Civil Procedure and other sources of procedural law. Civil Procedure I and its continuation, Civil Procedure II, cover all aspects of jurisdiction and other issues bearing on what court(s) may hear a case; choice of state or federal law; pleading; joinder of claims and parties; class actions; discovery and other pre-trial procedures; summary judgment; nonjury and jury trials; appeals; and claim and issue preclusion.

Course Materials: See the current Book List located under Courses and Curriculum.
Course Format: Socratic dialogue and lecture
Written Assignments: No
Type of Exam: Three hour, all essay final exam, open book, students can bring the textbook, statutory supplement and extra cases, articles and print outs of course materials into the exam room. No Internet access.
Basis for Grading Student Performance: Final exam (85%) and class participation (15%).
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