Civil Procedure I

Civil Procedure I introduces students to the civil litigation process in federal and state courts. This course focuses on the kinds of disputes courts have the power to decide, the law and strategy involved in selecting a particular forum, the impact forum choice may have on the parties, who is bound by the court’s judgment, and the effect decisions in one action may have on subsequent actions. It provides an overview of the unique features of the litigation process necessary to determine the direct and indirect costs of litigation as a dispute resolution device, as well as alternatives to litigation.