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College of Law

Civil Procedure II

Course Number: 6340
Professor: Melissa Alexander
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 2
Semester Offered: Spring
Required: Yes
Prerequisites: Civil Procedure I
Recommended Courses: None

Course Overview: The second semester of 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 final exam (both essay and short answer or multiple choice); use of casebook and supplement permitted.
Basis for Grading Student Performance: Final Exam
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