Civil Procedure

Fall 2022

Class Meeting Time: Monday and Wednesday 1:00-2:50 p.m.

Office Hours in WH 211: Monday and Wednesday 3:00-4:30 p.m., Tuesday 9:30-11:30 a.m., and by appointment

Required Materials

(1) Joseph W. Glannon, Andrew M. Perlman, and Peter Raven-Hansen, Civil Procedure: A Coursebook, Fourth Edition (2021)

(2) Other materials posted on this website or distributed to you via Blackboard, including provisions in the following laws:

Reading Assignments

8/22: Pages 3-40 of the Glannon coursebook (CB 3-40) and the following provisions which are available online at the links above

8/24: CB 43-74 (diversity jurisdiction in the federal courts) and

  • U.S. Constitution Article III, Section 2 (Scope of Judicial Power)

  • U.S. Constitution Amendment XIV (Fourteenth), Section 1

  • 28 U.S.C. § 1251

  • 28 U.S.C. § 1332(a)-(c), (e)

8/29: CB 74-108 (diversity jurisdiction, federal question jurisdiction) and

  • 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331, 1333, 1338

  • 15 U.S.C. § 1121

8/31: CB 108-44 (federal question jurisdiction, removal of cases from state to federal court) and

  • 28 U.S.C. §§ 1441(a)-(c), (f)

  • 28 U.S.C. §§ 1446(a)-(d)

  • 28 U.S.C. §§ 1447

9/5: Holiday - no class

9/7: CB 147-48 and CB 164(IV)-178 of chapter 6 (evolution of personal jurisdiction); CB 309-17 and CB 323(IV)-327 of chapter 9 (long arm statutes)

  • Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(k)(1)(A)

  • Cal. Code Civ. Proc. §§ 410.10, 410.50

  • Optional reading: CB 148-164 (Pennoyer v. Neff and accompanying notes)

9/12: CB 179-216(E) of chapter 7 (specific in personam jurisdiction)

9/14: CB 216(E)-234(III) of chapter 7 and pages 1-17 of the Glannon June 2022 Update posted on the Course Materials page of Blackboard

9/19: CB 237-246 of chapter 7 and pages 18-21 of Glannon June 2022 Update; CB 251-267 (stop at note 6), CB 288 (start at Part IV) - 303 (stop at Part V), and CB 306-308 of chapter 8 (other constitutional bases for personal jurisdiction)

9/21: CB 329-330 (stop at Part II), CB 339-350 (stop at Part IV), CB 360 (start at note 6) - 365 of chapter 10 (service of process); CB 369-378 (stop at Part IV), and CB 383 (start at Part V) - 385 of chapter 11 (basic venue)

9/26: CB 387-417 of chapter 12 (challenges to venue); CB 421-423 (stop at Part II), CB 429 (start at Part III) - 430, and CB 435-437 (read notes 6 and 7) of chapter 13 (basic pleading)

  • 28 U.S.C. §§ 1390, 1391, 1400, 1404, 1406

  • Fed. R. Civ. P. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

9/28: CB 439 (start at note 10) - 476 of chapter 13

10/3: CB 477-512 of chapter 14 (responding to the complaint (or not?))

  • Fed. R. Civ. P. 8, 12, 54, 55

10/5: CB 513-519 and CB 526 (start at VII)-527 of chapter 14; CB 529-552 of chapter 15 (care and candor in pleading)

  • Fed. R. Civ. P. 11

Optional reading for potential litigators: CB 520-526 (examples of common pleading errors)

10/7 (Friday) at 2 p.m.: Midterm exam

10/10: CB 553-567 (stop at IV) and CB 574 (start at V) - 598 of chapter 16 (amending pleadings)

  • Fed. R. Civ. P. 15

10/12: Review answers to midterm exam

10/17: CB 601-639 of chapter 17 (joinder of claims and parties)

  • Fed. R. Civ. P. 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 42

10/19: Review of material covered in previous chapters; CB 672-673 of chapter 18 (complex joinder: summary of basic principles); CB 709-710 of chapter 19 (class actions: summary of basic principles)

10/24: CB 711-45 of chapter 20 (supplemental jurisdiction in the federal courts); CB 749-750 (stop at II), CB 760-763 (stop at Oxbow summary), and CB 796 (start at IV) - 797 of chapter 21 (informal investigation and the scope of discovery)

  • 28 U.S.C. § 1367

  • Fed. R. Civ. P. 26, 37

10/26: CB 799-838 and CB 845 (start at VII) - 847 of chapter 22 (discovery tools)

  • Fed. R. Civ. P. 30, 33, 34, 36

10/31 (Happy Halloween!): CB 871-900 and CB 909 (summary) of Chapter 24 (state law in federal courts: the Erie doctrine); CB 949-950 of chapter 25 (substance and procedure under the Erie doctrine: summary)

  • 28 U.S.C. §§ 2071, 2072, 2073, and 2074

11/2: CB 953-968 of chapter 26 (pretrial case management); CB 969-980 of chapter 27 (dispositions without trial: voluntary and involuntary dismissal)

  • Fed. R. Civ. P. 16, 41

11/7: CB 980-1017 of chapter 27 (dispositions without trial: summary judgment)

  • Fed. R. Civ. P. 50, 56

11/9: CB 1053-1082 of chapter 29 (judgment as a matter of law); CB 1052 of chapter 28 (the right to jury trial: summary); CB 1107-1108 of chapter 30 (controlling the jury: summary)

  • Fed. R. Civ. P. 50

11/14: CB 1109-1126 (stop at 2) and CB 1138-1139 of chapter 31 (new trial and relief from judgment); Pages 24-25 of the Glannon June 2022 update posted on the Course Materials page of Blackboard

  • Fed. R. Civ. P. 50, 59, 60, 61

11/16: CB 1143-1170 (stop at C) and CB 1187-1188 (summary) of chapter 32 (appeals)

11/21: CB 1189-1221 of chapter 33 (claim preclusion); in-person class is cancelled; a recording of this lecture is posted in the Panopto page of Blackboard and you are required to watch it before our class on 11/28

11/23: No class due to Thanksgiving holiday - Happy Thanksgiving!


11/28: CB 1223 - 1244 (stop at IV) of chapter 34 (issue preclusion); Review practice essay exam posted on Course Materials page of Blackboard and be prepared to discuss it


11/30: CB 1244 (IV) - 1263 of chapter 34; Note: I may provide you with additional practice essay questions or multiple choice questions to discuss in class as review


12/15: Civil Procedure exam