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Complex Litigation Course Description - LAW826

3 Credits

This course will explore the theory and practice of complex litigation - primarily class action litigation - in the United States.  Although structured as a class about civil procedure, the course in fact cuts across a number of fields, including constitutional law, judicial administration, and legal ethics.  Topics covered during the semester include intervention and joinder; class action practice; multi-district litigation practice; jurisdiction; choice of law; discovery; and preclusion.  There will be a take-home final examination. (Prerequisite: Civil Dispute Resolution & Procedure I & II.)