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Fall 2014
5406 Procedure - BRUHL- 18521

Professor(s): Aaron Bruhl (DEPARTED)

Credits: 4

Course Areas: 1st Year - Section B 

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  TWTH  Location: 211  TUII

Course Outline: This course provides an introduction to the civil adjudicative process, primarily that of the federal courts, including jurisdiction, pleading, dispositive motions, discovery, and trial procedures.

Course Syllabus: Please see TWEN for the current version of the syllabus.

Course Notes:   


First Day Assignments: First day of class: Read casebook pp. 1-19.

Second day of class: Read casebook pp. 21-32. (Some additional detail on the factual background of Pennoyer v. Neff, which you might find helpful in understanding the case, can be found here: The link takes you to a short excerpt from an article about the case.)

Third day of class: Read casebook pp. 32-44.

Final Exam Schedule: 12/05/14 9am-1pm  211 TU2  215 TU2  

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course:

Course Materials (7/15/2014 12:18:32 PM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Freer & Perdue, Civil Procedure: Cases, Materials, and Questions (Lexis, 6th ed. 2012). Students may purchase either the hardbound edition (ISBN:9780769847429) or the loose-leaf version (ISBN:9780769847368).

Course materials: Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, 2014-2015 edition (LexisNexis), ISBN: 9781630436032. Alternatively, students may purchase a used copy of the 2013-14 edition of LexisNexis Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (ISBN: 9780769876658). The relevant material has not changed, so either of these two editions is fine.