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David McKeague

Honorable, Trustee, Law College Board of Trustees & Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
517-377-1563
david_w_mckeague@ca6.uscourts.gov

J.D. 1971, University of Michigan; B.B.A. 1968, University of Michigan

  • Federal Jurisdiction
    (Formerly DCL 349) (This is a 2 credit course when taken in Washington D.C.)The focus of this course is the operation of the federal court system. It will cover not only the usual bases of federal court jurisdiction, such as diversity, federal questions and removal, but also other doctrines that impact federal courts, including standing, ripeness, mootness, abstention and state sovereign immunity. Significant attention will be focused on federal litigation under the Civil Rights Acts. This course will be of benefit to those intending to practice in federal courts and to those seeking a federal court clerkship.

Judge McKeague was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals in 2005. In 1992, Judge McKeague was sworn into his role as District Judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, after the United States Senate unanimously confirmed his nomination. He is also a founding Master and President of the American Inns of Court at the Law College. Prior to serving as a District Judge, he was a senior partner and officer of the firm of Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C., in Lansing, Michigan.Judge McKeague teaches Federal Jurisdiction at MSU College of Law and is a frequent guest lecturer in the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute.


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