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Diversity Readings Related to First-Year Courses

Introduction

This page covers issues of diversity in civil procedure.brick courthouse

Topics include:

  • Subject matter jurisdiction: citizens, out-of-staters, foreigners
  • Due process: notice and the opportunity to be heard
  • Class actions and impact litigation
  • Pleading and access to the courts
  • Summary judgments
  • Jury trials – immigrants, language requirements, felons, peremptory challenges
  • Fairness for racial minorities in civil litigation
  • Gender and class

 

Photo: Mike Mansfield Federal Courthouse, Butte, Montana (District of Montana)