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Advanced Problems in Federal Procedure (Struve/Scirica)
Fall 2020   LAW 975-001  

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Meeting Times/Location
T 4:30PM - 6:30PM

Catherine Struve

David E. Kaufman & Leopold C. Glass Professor of Law

Anthony Scirica

Senior Fellow

Additional Information

Skills Training
Oral Presentations
Expository Writing

100% Other (The grade will be based mostly on the research paper, but will also be based on the short paper(s) and presentation(s) and on class participation.)

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement

With Permission of Instructor


Class meets online.

Course Continuity
Students are encouraged to stay home if you are ill or experience flu-like symptoms. If you miss a class for any reason, it is still your responsibility to make up the work missed.

I offer the following to students who miss class due to illness:

- If you are absent, due to illness or some other unavoidable circumstance, email me and I can ask for volunteers among your classmates to share their notes with you.



Study of selected problems in federal procedure, particularly complex litigation and discovery. There will be no exam. Each student will give one or more brief class presentations on selected readings. Each student will write a final paper, and may make a class presentation concerning his or her paper topic towards the end of the course. With our prior permission, the final paper can be used to fulfill the senior writing requirement. We will conduct the seminar remotely by video.

Course Concentrations

Courts and the Judicial System Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of both substantive and procedural issues in the operation of our legal system; Perform legal analysis in the context of procedural issues and the judicial process; Communicate effectively on topics related to procedure and the judicial process; Demonstrate an understanding of how procedural issues and the judicial process affect all other area of our legal system.