Boston University School of Law

JD836 Federal Courts

JD 836 ( A1)  TR 11:00 AM-12:15 PM 
4 cr., Fall 
Professor Yackle 
No Class Website
JD 836 ( A1)  F 10:30 AM-11:45 AM 
4 cr., Fall 
Professor Yackle 
No Class Website
 

A basic survey course, covering the federal courts and their conduct of litigation concerning business regulation, environmental protection, and civil rights. This course picks up where the first year course in Civil Procedure leaves off and complements other courses on modern regulation and legal institutions: e.g., Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Labor Law, Conflict of Laws, and Constitutional Law. Topics include the prerequisites for gaining access to the federal district courts and the United States Supreme Court, the relationship between the federal courts and state courts, and "abstention" doctrines governing the exercise of federal judicial power. Especially recommended for students who plan to practice with firms that represent clients subject to federal regulation, to pursue careers with federal or state agencies and departments, or to handle constitutional, civil rights, or other public interest litigation.