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Multi-Party Litigation

This introduction to aggregative litigation will cover joinder of claims and parties, class actions, and multidistrict litigation, as well as related topics such as preclusion and brief coverage of remedies and choice of law. The focus will be both doctrinal and practice-oriented, and we will also consider broader questions of how the civil justice system should respond to mass harms as well as proposals for reform.nnThis course is strongly recommended for students planning a practice in private or public civil litigation, managing or supervising litigation, or a judicial clerkship. It provides a basis for advanced courses such as complex litigation.nnElements used in grading: Class participation, assignments and final exam.nnThis course is open to first-year Law School students.

Instructors for this course (Past and Present)

Janet Cooper Alexander