ANTITRUST LAWS & COMPETITION (BUSINESS AND FINANCE LAW - 1010)
This is a survey course dealing with the principal federal antitrust legislation, including the Sherman Act, Clayton Act, Federal Trade Commission Act, the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and the Robinson-Patman Act. The course considers price fixing, conspiracies in restraint of trade, monopolization, horizontal and vertical mergers, refusals to deal, tying, exclusive dealing and price discrimination. Grades are based upon a final examination.
CIVIL PROCEDURE (CIVIL PROCEDURE - 1000)
This first year course is concerned with the statutory and judicially established procedures governing the conduct of civil litigation in the courts, with an emphasis on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The course examines in depth principles of jurisdiction, conflict of laws, pleadings, joinder of parties (including class actions), motions, summary judgment, discovery and the doctrine of preclusion. Grades are based upon a final examination.
CONFLICT OF LAWS (STATE AND FEDERAL PRACTICE - 1000)
This course studies the resolution of problems that arise when legal matters have a relationship to more than one state or nation. Topics covered include the circumstances under which courts will adjudicate disputes, the recognition of judicial decrees by other states, and the criteria for determining the substantive law applicable to multistate transactions. The role played by the United States Constitution in limiting state freedom of action in this area is also examined. Grades are based upon a final examination.
DRAFTING:FEDERAL CIVIL PRACT. (STATE AND FEDERAL PRACTICE - 3020)
This course is the federal analogue of Civil Practice Seminar-State. The course is designed to give students experience in drafting the legal papers necessary to prosecute a civil action in federal court, including pleadings, amended pleadings, discovery requests, dispositive and non-dispositive motions, post-trial motions, and appellate papers. Assignments will be developed through hypothetical case files and will vary from time to time. Grades are based upon written submissions, oral presentations and class participation.
FEDERAL PRACTICE (STATE AND FEDERAL PRACTICE - 1080)
This course differs in purpose and content from Federal Courts in that it concentrates on essentially non-jurisdictional, practical problems of litigation in federal courts. The course will provide in-depth coverage of federal discovery practice, including an analysis of individual discovery methods and their relative strengths and weaknesses as well as discovery privileges and sanctions for abuse and non-compliance. The course will also examine res judicata and collateral estoppel, sanctions, class actions, equitable provisional remedies, summary judgment, extraordinary writs, awards of attorneys' fees, the right to jury trial, multidistrict litigation and the Manual for Complex Litigation. Grades are based upon a final examination.