Course Description

LAWS 5303
Civil Procedure
General Description:
Studies modern practice in civil suits, including rules governing pleading, joinder of parties, discovery, jurisdiction of courts over the subject matter and parties, right to jury trial, appeals, and res judicata and collateral estoppel, with emphasis on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and their Colorado counterpart.

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LAWS 5303-801

Instructor(s): Dayna Matthew

Credits: 4

Meeting Times & Locations:
   Tue,Thu,Fri   10:25 AM - 11:35 AM   WOLF 204

Advice Info: Register on TWEN.

First Assignment: "Please read pages 1 - 29 Civil Procedure by Yeazell (8th ed); Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 1 and 11; and 28 U.S.C. 1331, 1332."


LAWS 5303-802

Instructor(s): Christopher Mueller

Credits: 4

Meeting Times & Locations:
   Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu   11:00 AM - 11:50 AM   WOLF 205

Syllabus: Fall 2012 Civil Procedure Syllabus


LAWS 5303-803

Credits: 4

Meeting Times & Locations:
   Tue,Thu,Fri   10:25 AM - 11:35 AM   WOLF 206

First Assignment:

Reading Assignment

For Tuesday, August 28: In the Freer & Perdue casebook, read pp. 823-34 and 842-53 (chapter 15, skipping Sempier v. Johnson & Higgins); pp. 1-14; and Torres v. Oakland Scavenger Co., (1988). These materials provide general background on the civil justice system and introduce themes we will see throughout the course, including the concept of jurisdiction and the tension between rules and standards.

For Thursday, August 30: pp. 15-19; pp. 815-20 (scope of review). We will talk about the plan and objectives for the course.

Please note that the use of laptop computers is not permitted in this class.


LAWS 5303-804

Instructor(s): Frederic Bloom

Credits: 4

Meeting Times & Locations:
   Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu   11:00 AM - 11:55 AM   WOLF 307

Syllabus: Fall 2012 Civil Procedure Syllabus.pdf

First Assignment: Please read pages 1-18 in the class pack (not in the textbook). The class pack is available at the university bookstore.