Critical Perspectives on Civil Procedure
Course Number: LAW 6936 Credits: 2
This seminar will closely examine several areas of civil procedure such as pleading, discovery, and summary judgment to explore completing understandings of justice. We will consider how ostensibly neutral rules and doctrines might operate differently for litigants from particular communities, especially those defined by factors such as race, sex, gender, disability, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, wealth, and religion. This seminar is structured to satisfy the College of Law’s Advanced Writing Requirement through either (A) three reaction papers ranging from 8-10 pages on a topic related to the week’s reading assignment or (B) one 25-page research paper.