Overview of Procedure &
How does a lawsuit begin?
How is drafting a complaint like telling a
Notice Pleading & Rule 8(a)
Iqbal & the future of pleadings
What ethical rules affect the pleading
process? (Rule 11)
Readings, videos, and basic exercises to be distributed at the
beginning of the week and completed in advance of the online course meeting
for that week
What limitations exist on the power of federal
What is subject matter jurisdiction?
How do these principles limit the authority of
How does civil procedure protect your due
What is personal jurisdiction?
What protects you from being sued far from
Does civil procedure advance interests of
fairness & justice?
How are lawsuits resolved?
What processes are most fair and promote