Civil Procedure
Elon Law School
Fall 2022
Room 207
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 1:30–3:15 pm

Eric M. Fink
efink@elon.edu
+1 336 279 9334
Office hours by appointment

Teaching Assistants:
Margaret Anderson (manderson57@elon.edu)
Amy Palmer (apalmer17@elon.edu)
Date Topic Assignment
     
  Introduction Clermont, Chapter 1
August 29 The Judicial System and the Litigation Process Casebook, Chapter 1
     
  Parties and Claims Clermont, Chapter 6
August 31 Permissive Joinder of Parties and Claims Casebook, Chap. 2, §§ 1 & 2
September 2 Counterclaims Casebook, Chap. 2, § 3
September 5 No Class (Labor Day)  
September 7 Crossclaims and Third-Party Claims Casebook, Chap. 2, §§ 4 & 5
September 9 Required Parties, Intervention, & Interpleader Casebook, Chap. 2, §§ 6, 7, & 8
     
  Preclusion Clermont, Chapter 5
September 12 and 14 Claim Preclusion Casebook, Chap. 3, §§ 1 & 2
September 16 and 19 Issue Preclusion Casebook, Chap. 3, § 3
September 21 Joinder & Preclusion Review  
September 21-23 Quiz 1  
     
  Personal Jurisdiction Clermont, §§ 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
September 23 Due Process and State Power Casebook, Chap. 4, § 1
September 26 No Class  
September 28 and 30 Minimum Contacts Casebook, Chap. 4, § 2
October 3 General Jurisdiction & Long-Arm Statutes Casebook, Chap. 4, §§ 3 & 4
October 5 No Class  
October 7 No Class (Fall Break)  
     
  Subject Matter Jurisdiction Clermont, § 4.1
October 10 and 12 Federal Question Jurisdiction Casebook, Chap. 5, § 1
October 14 and 17 Diversity Jurisdiction Casebook, Chap. 5, § 2
October 19 and 21 Supplemental Jurisdiction & Removal Casebook, Chap. 5, § 3 & 4
October 24 Jurisdiction Review  
October 24-26 Quiz 2  
     
  Choice of Law Clermont, Chapter 3
October 26 and 28 Rules of Decision Act Casebook, Chap. 6, § 1
October 31 and November 2 Rules Enabling Act Casebook, Chap. 6, §§ 2 & 3
     
  Pleading Clermont, § 2.2(A)
November 4 and 7 Complaints Casebook, Chap. 7, §§ 1 & 2
November 9 Answers and Defenses Casebook, Chap. 7, § 3
November 11 Amendments Casebook, Chap. 7, § 4
November 14 Truthfulness and Good Faith Casebook, Chap. 7, § 5
     
  Summary Judgment Clermont, § 2.2(B), (C), & (E)(2)
November 16 Standard for Summary Judgment Casebook, Chap. 8, § 1
November 18 Burden of Production Casebook, Chap. 8, § 2
November 21 Choice of Law, Pleading, & Summary Judgment Review  
November 21-23 Quiz 3  
     
November 28 Final Review  
November 30 Final Exam