Civil Procedure
Elon Law School
Fall 2020
Rooms 204, 207, 211
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 8:00–9:45 am

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

Introduction

August 31

The Federal Judicial System

Civil Action Overview

Due September 2

Click & Learn: Basic Skills & Fundamentals (Parts 1, 2, & 3)

Joinder

September 2

Basic Claim & Party Joinder

September 4 & 7

Counterclaims & Crossclaims

September 9

Third-Party Claims

September 11

Required Parties, Interpleader, & Intervention

September 14

Joinder Review

Due September 16

Click & Learn: Joinder (Unit 6, Parts 1, 2, & 3)

Subject Matter Jurisdiction

September 16 & 18

Federal Question Jurisdiction

September 21 & 23

Diversity Jurisdiction

September 25 & 28

Supplemental Jurisdiction

September 30

Subject Matter Jurisdiction Review

Due October 2

Click & Learn: Subject Matter Jurisdiction (Unit 3, Parts 1-4 & 6)

Personal Jurisdiction

October 2

Foundations of Personal Jurisdiction

October 5, 7, & 9

Specific Jurisdiction Based on Minimum Contacts

October 12

General Jurisdiction

October 14

Personal Jurisdiction Review

Due Otober 16

Click & Learn: Personal Jurisdiction (Unit 1, Parts 1-7)

Preclusion

October 16 & 19

Claim Preclusion

October 21 & 23

Issue Preclusion

Due October 26

Click & Learn: Preclusion (Unit 10)

Pleading

October 26 & 28

Complaints

October 30

Answers & Defenses

November 2

Amendments

November 4

Truthfulness & Good Faith in Pleadings

November 6

Pleadings Review

Due November 9

Click & Learn: Pleadings (Unit 5, Parts 1-5)

Erie Doctrine

November 9 & 11

The Rules of Decision Act

November 13

The Rules Enabling Act

November 16

Erie Doctrine Review

Due November 18

Click & Learn: Erie Doctrine (Unit 9)

Summary Judgment

November 18

Standard for Summary Judgment

November 20

Burden of Production

Due November 22

Click & Learn: Summary Judgment (Unit 8, Part I, sec. III)

December 2

Final Exam