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Tulane Law School strives to create opportunities that enhance our students' practical skillsets in order to better prepare them for their jobs following law school. Through partnerships with local legal professionals, alumni, employers and law school faculty, Tulane Law works to supplement the classroom experience with programs such as Intersession "Boot Camp", externships, judicial clerkships and pro bono opportunities.

Federal Courts

Course Description
This course involves an in-depth study of the jurisdiction of the federal courts. The course also focuses on the relationship between state courts and federal courts and the role of Congress in the allocation of federal jurisdiction. Topics include the role of state courts in the enforcement of federal law; the role of federal courts in the administration of state law; the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court; federal habeas corpus for state prisoners; civil rights suits under 42 U.S.C. § 1983; state sovereign immunity; and federalism-based restraints on the exercise of federal jurisdiction. This is an important course from both a practical and theoretical perspective, and should be of interest to anyone. (3 credits)
Upcoming Semester Offered
Fall 2015

Academic Programs Contact:
Office of Academic Services
Weinmann Hall, Suite 204
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
tel 504.865.5935
fax 504.862.8373

Admission Contact:
Office of Admission
Weinmann Hall, Suite 203
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
tel 504.865.5930
fax 504.865.6710

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