Law 212 - Federal Courts

Faculty listed in alphabetical order – please see faculty specific description for requisite information.

R. Re J. Varat


General Course Description:

This course addresses the constitutional and statutory provisions, as well as the judicially-created doctrines, that shape and limit the role that federal courts play in our system of government. It pays particular attention to issues implicating the separation of powers and federalism and to contending visions of the functions federal courts should perform in American society. Selected topics include the nature of the federal judicial function, standing and justiciability doctrines, congressional control of federal court jurisdiction, Supreme Court review of state court decisions, habeas corpus, the relationship between state and federal law, the federal question jurisdiction of the federal district courts, judicial abstention doctrines and the power of federal courts to enjoin state court proceedings, and state sovereign immunity from suit in federal and state courts.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Richard Re 16F 212 LEC 1 MW 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM 4.0 No No
Previous Course Offerings:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Richard Re 15S 212 LEC 1 TR 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 4.0 No No
Richard Re 16S 212 LEC 1 MW 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM 4.0 No No