Civil Procedure II: Multi-Party Litigation
This introduction to aggregative public or private litigation will cover joinder of claims and parties, class actions, multidistrict litigation, and other forms of aggregative 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 will consider broader questions of how the civil justice system should respond to mass harms as well as proposals for reform. This course is strongly recommended for students planning a practice in private of public civil litigation, managing or supervising litigation, or a judicial clerkship. It provides a basis for advanced courses such as complex litigation.