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14th Annual Richard Grand Damages Argument Competition Award-Winners Announced Read more...

Posted: 04/21/2014

 

Conversations with Bob Mundheim Continues with John Cannon of Shearman & Sterling Read more...

Posted: 04/07/2014

 

Board of Regents Approves Reduction in Arizona Law Nonresident Tuition Read more...

Posted: 04/04/2014

 

Peter Mundheim & Brandon Becker Join Prof. Mundheim in the Conversation Series Read more...

Posted: 03/31/2014

 

Conversations with Bob Mundheim Start March 24, 2014 Read more...

Posted: 03/24/2014

 

Arizona Law Career Development Starts Interview Program in Phoenix Read more...

Posted: 03/14/2014

 

Arizona Law and Quarles & Brady Partner to Launch Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic Read more...

Posted: 03/11/2014

 

UANews Features Prof. Anaya's Work as Teacher & International Human Rights Expert Read more...

Posted: 02/27/2014

 

Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition Rewards Excellence in Legal Writing Read more...

Posted: 02/17/2014

 

Prof Anaya Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Read more...

Posted: 02/07/2014

 

Environmental Breakfast Club 2013 - 2014 Schedule Read more...

Posted: 09/11/2013

 

 

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Course Description

Class actions and other complicated cases present unique procedural challenges that have become an increasingly important part of the landscape of civil litigation in the United States. This course studies some of the most important issues complex litigation presents for courts and parties. It focuses primarily on class actions but addresses other topics as well, including the contemporary civil justice reform movement and the rise of judicial case management. The course addresses the following questions, among others: (1) How can courts bring to final resolution mass harms in a fair and efficient manner? (2) How do courts solve problems created by the intersection of mass harms with overlapping jurisdictions that enjoy concurrent adjudicatory power? (3) How do lawyers finance complex litigation? (4) How do courts manage private litigation that has public regulatory effects?

This course picks up where a basic civil procedure course leaves off. Students who plan to have a civil practice find this course both a useful review of important concepts from civil procedure and a helpful introduction to some of the more difficult procedural problems that commonly arise in civil litigation.

 

Updated: 01/06/2014