Law 145 - Civil Procedure

Clyde S. Spillenger

Clyde S. Spillenger

Professor of Law
A.B. Princeton, 1982
J.D. History, Yale, 1987
M. Phil. History, Yale, 1988
UCLA Law faculty since 1993
Course Description:

This is a course about the processes that courts follow in deciding disputes in noncriminal cases. It deals with the way in which conflicts are framed for courts, the stages through which litigation goes, the division of power among the various decision-makers in the legal system and between the state and federal courts, the territorial limitations on the exercise of judicial power, the principles that define the consequences of a decision once a court has finished with a case, and the special opportunities and problems of litigation involving multiple disputants. Throughout the course, considerable attention will be devoted to the ways in which our beliefs about fairness (in particular those embodied in the U.S. Constitution) shape the design of the process.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Clyde Spillenger 17F 145 LEC 1/2 MWR 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM 4.0 No No
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Fall 2017 LEC 1/2
Yeazell & Schwartz Civil Procedure   9th ed.  
ISBN: 9781454868347. Wolters Kluwer/Aspen. REQUIRED $225.47
Yeazell and Schwartz Federal Rules of Civil Procedure with Selected Statutes, Cases, and Other Materials  2017 ed.  
ISBN: 9781454882633. Wolters Kluwer. REQUIRED $56.47