Civil Procedure: Rules, M - Janutis


Course Title

Civil Procedure: Rules, M



First Assignment



Professor Janutis 


            The required texts for this course will be: 


  1. A. Benjamin Spencer, Civil Procedure: A Contemporary Approach (West 3d ed. 2011) (“Spencer”);  
  2. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (2013-2014 West Educational ed.) (“FRCP” & “U.S.C.”);  and 
  3. Supplemental materials available on TWEN, Facebook and YouTube (“Supplement”). 


Before our first class on Monday, January 13, please join the Facebook page for this course if you have not already done so, and join the new TWEN page for this semester.  Also read the following: 


Fed. R. Civ. Pro. 7-10 & Forms 3-18 

Note: An Outline of a Civil Action, Spencer pp. 12-17 

Textual Introduction & Swierkiewicz v. Sorema N.A., Spencer pp. 403-412 

Bell Atlantic v. Twombly, Spencer pp. 413-426 


For class on Wednesday, January 15, please read the following: 


Fed. R. Civ. Pro. 9 

Ashcroft v. Iqbal & Notes, Spencer pp. 426-441 

Notes re: Pleading Special Matters & Statutorily-Imposed Heightened Pleading, Spencer pp. 441-445  


            I will post a syllabus before class on Monday, January 13.