Fall 2021
5406 Procedure - CRUMP- 11297

Professor(s): David Crump (FACULTY)

Credits: 4

Course Areas: 1st Year - Section A 

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  MTW  Location: 144  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 procedure.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus updated 6/23/21

Course Notes:   Whether this course will be distance education, or will have a physical room assigned, and if so the extent to which the instructor might use the room during the semester, is not determined at the time when registration initially opens for this course.  You may see contrary indications in the UH systems where you actually register for the course.  In other words, this course might be distance education with no use of a physical classroom. It might be the “HyFlex” mode in which some Law Center courses used a physical room during 2020-21. As we get closer to the start of the term/semester for this course, this course note will be updated as decisions are determined. The instructors will be involved in those decisions, but decisions about modalities may not be invariant throughout the term/semester or between now and when the course starts.


First Day Assignments: First Class Assignment: Text pp. 1-23, Handout p. 5, 28 USC 1332 and Rule 8(a), (d)(1). Please see the syllabus for a fuller explanation (under "Class 1" heading). Please note readings in ALL CAPS on the syllabus will be emphasized, and your attention should focus on these readings.

Crump Procedure Handout 2021

Crump Procedure Outline

Procedure Powerpoint - Student Version 2021

Final Exam Schedule: 12/13 9am-1pm  144 TU2  111 TU2  

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Required Course)

Course Materials (3/31/2021 4:10:23 PM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: FOUR ITEMS (4): Crump, Leske, Rizzardi, Dorsaneo, Perschbacher, Bassett, Cases and Materials on Civil Procedure 7th Edition, 2019 (ISBN: 9781531013981); LegalPub.Com, 2021 Federal Civil Rules Booklet (ISBN: 9781934852415); CRUMP & BERMAN, THE STORY OF A CIVIL SUIT (FROM BOOKSTORE); PHOTOCOPIED MATERIALS (Pickup from 1st Floor Faculty Suite in Teaching Unit 2, Date TBD). ALSO: Download the 2021 Casebook Supplement.