343.01 Federal Courts I: Constitution & Judicial Power

This installment focuses on the nature of the Article III judicial power and its place in the constitutional scheme. We begin with the justiciability doctrines (standing, ripeness, mootness, and finality), then move on to Congress's control over federal court jurisdiction and adjudication in non-Article III courts (e.g., bankruptcy courts and administrative agencies).

This installment also focuses on the relationship between federal and state courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court's power to review state court decisions, the Erie doctrine's restriction on the common lawmaking powers of federal courts, and the parameters of federal question jurisdiction.

Fall 2017

Course NumberCourse CreditsEvaluation MethodInstructorMeeting Day/TimesRoom
Take-home examination
Ernest A. Young
8:55-10:20 AM
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