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507 - Civil Procedure
Professor: Christopher M. Fairman
Semester: 2011 Autumn
Second Writing Requirement? No
Professional Responsibility? No
Means of Assessment: Mid-Term Exam & Final Exam
This course introduces you to the field of civil procedure. As distinguished from substantive matters, civil procedure focuses on how attorneys frame their cases in order to bring them properly before a particular court and how the case then proceeds from its institution until a judgment is reached and enforced. Civil Procedure I focuses primarily on the power of courts to act on parties over particular causes of action, and the ability of litigants to make choices to their strategic advantage. The course also provides a survey of civil litigation, including its finality, as well as alternatives to litigation.
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