Monday, November 28, 2016

First Week Assignments and Course Materials-Spring 2017

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Welcome to Spring Semester and Civil Procedure.

The first meeting of Section A is 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 9. The first meeting of Section C is 7 p.m., Monday, January 9.

Prior to the first class, please download and review the Syllabus, Essay Information, and Optional Creative Project (also available from the right side of the blog (under Course Materials)). This provides important information about class structure, reading assignments, preparing for class, and assessment, as well as your main in-semester writing assignments. You should bring the Syllabus (particularly the list of assignments) with you to every class.

Changes to Class Schedule: Please note the following:

• No class on Monday, January 16
• Section A: No class on Friday, February 24 (to be made-up)
• Section C: No class on Monday, April 10 (to be made-up)

Name Cards:

At our first class meeting, there will be a stack of name cards on the table in the front of the classroom. Please find the card with your name on it and place it in front of you at your seat. You must keep that card and have it with you for every class. 

Technology and Class Conduct: 
 
Use of laptops, tablets, book readers, smart phones, and similar devices during class is prohibited.

You must be in class on time, unless I have previously given you permission to come late. You may not enter the room once class has begun, unless I have given you permission to come late. Once class has begun, you must remain in your seat, unless I have given you permission to leave during class. In all cases, permission will be freely given when appropriate.

Required Course Materials:

1) Linda S. Mullenix, Leading Cases In Civil Procedure (West 3d ed. 2016)
2) Joseph Glannon, The Glannon Guide to Civil Procedure (Wolters-Kluwer 3d ed. 2013)
3) Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure (2016 ed.) (Compiled By Kevin M. Clermont)
   Note: Yes, you must purchase and use the most recent version of the rules
4) Civil Procedure Blog: http://fiucivpro.blogspot.com (indicated in syllabus)

First Class Assignments: For the first class (from the Syllabus)

Introduction to Civil Procedure:                                                                       
   Provisions:
   U.S. Const. art. III
   U.S. Const. amend. V, XIV
   Fed. R. Civ. P. 1, 58, 60, 83
   28 U.S.C. §§ 1331-1332
   28 U.S.C. §§ 1291, 1254
   28 U.S.C. §§ 2071-2074

   Sample Pleadings:
   Naruto v. Slater (Complaint) (Blog)
   Godin v. School Union # 134 (Blog)
   Morgan v. Wal-Mart (Blog)
   Visions of America v. Boston Symphony Orchestra (Blog)

    Other Information to View for First Class: See other Blog Posts