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Course Guides | Spring 2023

Federal Courts (LAWS 5731)

Course Info

This course explores the relationships between the federal courts, Congress, and state courts and governments. Topics include congressional control of federal jurisdiction, justiciability, federal court abstention, suits against state and federal governments and officials, habeas corpus, and federal injunctions on state proceedings.


Juscelino Colares

Prof. Juscelino Colares is the Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Business Law, Co-Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, and Director of the JD/MA Political Science Program at Case Western Reserve University. Besides trade law, Colares teaches civil procedure, conflict of laws, and a variety of courses on business and regulatory law.


The syllabus for your course is available on Canvas.


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Study Aids

These study aids are available online.  Please click the hyperlinked title to view them. For instructions on how to use the specific platforms, including troubleshooting, please view Andy Dorchak's Study Aids Research Guide.


Computer-Aided Legal Instruction (CALI) requires an authorization code to use. If you do not have a CALI account, please contact Kieran Layton or the reference desk for assistance.

CALI (Computer Assisted Legal Instruction) Federal Courts lessons


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Quimbee Federal Courts materials

Research Guide