Class Action and Multidistrict Litigation

SLN #: 32760
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: D03
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Miller

Course Description:
This class will be offered during spring break, and will meet from 9:00 am - noon beginning Monday, March 4 through Thursday, March 7.

This is an advanced procedure course covering disputes in which some of the ordinary assumptions of the civil procedural system prove inadequate or otherwise unsatisfactory. We will focus generally on problems arising from the aggregation of claims, including preclusion, choice of law, and jurisdiction. The course gives particular attention to the special characteristics and problems of class actions and also to multidistrict litigation practice, which now is probably the most dynamic area of civil litigation in the federal courts. We will consider what attributes of disputes mark these as complex cases, the kinds of strategic choices available to lawyers handling these cases, and the economics of settlement. We will also discuss the role of other schemes in resolving complex litigation.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Final Exam Given: No
Paper Or In-Class Presentation: Short paper will be due after the finish of the class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.