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Federal Courts (LAW-643-001)

Meets: 03:30 PM - 05:20 PM (TTH) - Room 402

Enrolled: 33 / Limit: 50


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Federal Courts examines the role of the federal judiciary in the American political system. The course thus has a dual focus on the sharing of power between the federal courts and the other two branches of the federal government (separation of powers) and the allocation of power between the federal and state judicial systems (federalism).

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Fallon, Meltzer, Shapiro & Manning, Hart & Wechsler’s The Federal Courts and the Federal System (6th ed. 2009) and the 2013 Supplement.

First Class Readings

For the first class, please read Article III of the U.S. Constitution and pages 6-19; 41-47; and 58-72. (In case you have trouble getting hold of the casebook, those pages have been scanned and posted on the MyWCL site.)


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