Civil Procedure: Jurisdiction - Professor Janutis


Course Title

Civil Procedure: Jurisdiction


Professor Janutis

First Assignment

Professor Rachel M. Janutis                                                               

Room 543                                                                                                                                                     

Office Hours by appointment

Required and Recommended Materials

Texts: The required texts for this course are as follows:

  • Glannon, Perlman, & Raven-Hansen, Civil Procedure: A Coursebook (Wolters Kluwer 4th ed. 2021).
  • Civil Procedure statutory and rule supplement: Students will need access to assigned federal statutes and rules.  Students who purchased a statutory supplement for Civil Procedure: Rules last spring may use that supplement. Students may also access a supplement for free through the LexisNexis Digital Library.  Finally, students may access assigned statutes and rules directly through a legal database such as Westlaw. 
  • Supplemental materials posted on the course TWEN page throughout the semester.

For students seeking additional clarification or further practice with the material we discuss in the course, I recommend the following:

  • Upchurch, Gilles & Ho, Click & Learn Civil Procedure (Carolina Press)
  • Glannon, Examples & Explanations for Civil Procedure (Wolters Kluwer 8th ed. 2018)

Media Platforms: I will use several media platforms for this course:

  • TWEN;
  • EdPuzzle; and
  • Echo 360.

You should familiarize yourself with each and register for the class pages associated with the class.  Each is described below.

You must register for the TWEN page for this course.  In addition to supplemental readings, I will post the syllabus, assignment sheets and other course materials on the TWEN page. Any writing assignments, discussion posts or practice problems will be facilitated through TWEN.

I have also created an EdPuzzle page for this class. I will post required asynchronous class videos and will track your completion of those videos and embedded quizzes on this page. Edpuzzle is free for you but, if you have not already done so, you must create an account.  You will also need to enter the class code for this class. The class code for this class is: tumvaej. You can follow this link to sign up:  It is important that you enroll in this Edpuzzle class, so that I can give you credit for answering questions and watching the video. As described below, failure to watch any videos and complete embedded quizzes will constitute an absence.

All will post recordings of live classes on the Echo 360 course page for this course.  You should familiarize yourself with how to access that page.

First Live Class

Our first class will meet at 1:00 pm on Monday, August 23, 2021 in Room 229. 

First Week Assignments

Please complete the following assignments before our first live class on Monday, August 23:

1.         Read Janutis, Introduction to Civil Procedure (available on TWEN); U.S. Const. Art. III & 28 U.S.C. §1332; Glannon pp.1-19; 43-61; and

2.         View the Video Module: Introduction to Civil Procedure (available on EdPuzzle).  

Please complete the following assignments before our class on Wednesday, August 25: 

1.         Read Glannon, pp. 61-89; and

2.         Complete Diversity Exercises (available on TWEN).

I will post a syllabus and reading assignments for this course by Wednesday, August 18.