Adam Mortara : Courses and Seminars
This course covers the role of the federal courts in the federal system. Topics will include federal question jurisdiction, litigation against federal and state governments and their officials, abstention and related doctrines, direct and collateral review of state-court decisions, and congressional control of the jurisdiction of the federal courts. There are no prerequisites other than Civil Procedure II. The student's grade is based on class participation and a final examination. Students must be available for potential make-up meetings Wednesdays 6:10-8:10 p.m.