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Advanced Topics in Federal Courts: Federal Common Law and Suing the State and Federal Governments,their Officers and Agencies, in Federal Court (2)

This course focuses, in the first part, on the federal courts' power and willingness to make law beyond that contained in the Constitution, federal statutes, or agency regulations. In this part, its special focus is on judge made law to fill gaps in federal statutes, including the "implication" of remedies for violation of statutes that expressly provide none. In the second, part it focuses on state and federal sovereign and official immunity and on statutes (Civil Rights Law Section 1983) and federal common law ("Bivens actions") that make remedies available to individuals wronged by state and federal executive branch violations of federal law. P: Civil Procedure

Pending Curriculum Committee Approval

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This course is not currently scheduled.


Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course

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