Michelle Richards

Visiting Professor of Law
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 418
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

  • Courses

    Civil Procedure
    (Formerly Civil Procedure I) A survey of civil procedure, primarily addressing jurisdiction, venue, the Erie doctrine, pleadings, simple joinder, discovery, sanctions, summary judgment, judgment as a matter of law, and former adjudication (claim preclusion and issue preclusion). Primary emphasis is placed on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure with some potential discussion of state deviations from the federal model.