Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA
 

Jurisdiction

SCALE

Description

This course introduces students to jurisdictional issues relating to the power of courts to bind a defendant to a judgment and to adjudicate particular categories of cases. This course also explores problems presented by more complex litigation matters, including class actions and combining multiple claims or parties in a single lawsuit. This course also explores the relationships between federal and state courts and how this dual court structure creates both problems and opportunities for trial lawyers. In addition to traditional casebook study, students also litigate a simulated matter requiring them to conduct oral arguments on jurisdiction issues.