Course Details

Complex Civil Litigation - The Judicial Perspective

This course will focus on class action litigation and multi-district litigation (MDLs), two of the most complex areas of procedure in federal litigation. The course will cover in detail the rules of civil procedure that are implicated in complex civil cases, including Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 governing class actions. It will also cover the purpose behind class actions and MDLs; the differences between class actions and MDLs; class certification; discovery issues; expert discovery issues and strategies; litigation strategy; and settlement. For each of these areas, we will address the issues and the roles of the parties from a wide range of perspectives, but with special emphasis on the judicial perspective, in both the trial and appellate courts. We will evaluate students based on a written paper and class participation.

Catalog Number: LITARB 510

Course History

Spring 2022
Title: Complex Civil Litigation - The Judicial Perspective
Faculty: St. Eve, Amy J. (courses | profile)
Dow, Jr., Robert M. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 16     Actual: 16