Course Description

Civil Rights Litigation Seminar - LAW902
3 Credits

In exploring current Section 1983 case law, this seminar demonstrates the evolution of judicial doctrine in the context of civil rights. Primary emphasis is given to the interaction of substantive and procedural law in righting governmental wrongs by litigation. In addition to examining the scope of citizens’rights protected by the Constitution and federal statutes, the class covers the role, impact, and interplay of governmental immunity, federal-state relations, discovery, evidence, attorney’s fees, damages, and remedies separate from those available under Section 1983. (Prerequisites: Constitutional Law I & II.)