LAW 5274: Complex Litigation

Course Catalog Number: 
5274
Course Credits: 
3
Course Catalog Requirements: 
Professional Skills
Course Priority: 
General Enrollment Course
Course Category: 
Standard Courses
Full Year Course: 
No
Course Type: 
Lecture

Complex Litigation picks up where first-year Civil Procedure leaves off, going beyond basic concepts and rules to explore the unique procedural challenges posed by complicated civil actions in diverse areas of law, including civil rights, employment, mass tort, securities fraud, and environmental and institutional reform. Our focus will be on complex cases brought by lawyers seeking to promote social change. This is a course in advanced civil procedure examining the procedural aspects of civil litigation that involve multiple claims and parties, as well as multi-jurisdictional disputes. Procedural emphasis will be on class actions and multi-district litigation. Additionally, we will examine joinder, aggregated claims, preclusion, discovery, administration, settlement, and alternatives to litigation in the context of multi-party and multi-forum lawsuits.

Prerequisites: 

Course Offerings

Class Number:
25991
Term:
Fall 2012-13
Professor(s):
Class Number:
27739
Term:
Spring 2013-14
Professor(s):