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244.2 sec. 001 - Remedies (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Robert D. Infelise  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3

Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.


    TuTh 3:35 PM - 4:50 PM
    Location: Law 134
    From January 14, 2020
    To April 24, 2020

Course Start: January 14, 2020
Course End: April 24, 2020
Class Number: 31498

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 22
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 39
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM

Remedies is a practice-oriented exploration of the substantive and strategic issues associated with the forms of redress available to parties in constitutional, contract and tort litigation. The class will explore the complexities lurking in the various measures of damages; restitution and unjust enrichment; provisional and permanent injunctive relief; and specific performance. Along with learning the law, students will be exposed to the powerful roles played by the judiciary and juries in determining outcomes.

The overriding objective of the class is to prepare students for the practice of law. A grasp of the litigation process, including remedies, is an essential step in becoming a competent lawyer. Thus, the class is recommended for all law students, regardless of their anticipated area of specialization.

Instructor Biography: Robert D. Infelise received his A.B. from Cal in 1977 and his J.D. from Berkeley Law in 1980. Upon graduating, Mr. Infelise joined the Los Angeles office of Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP, one of the nation's premier law firms specializing in the real estate and financial services industries. Since the mid-1980’s, he has specialized in litigation involving soil and groundwater contamination. In 1998, Mr. Infelise helped found Cox, Castle & Nicholson's San Francisco office and later served as its managing partner.

Mr. Infelise writes and speaks on issues involving soil and groundwater pollution, as well as climate change. His scholarly work begins and ends with an article co-authored by Professor Robert A. Kagan entitled "American State Supreme Court Justices, 1900-70," American Bar Foundation Research Journal, 1984 (Vol. 2, Spring). In addition to this course, Mr. Infelise teaches Environmental Law & Policy; the Environmental Law Writing Seminar; Climate Change and the Law; The Law of Hazardous Waste: CERCLA, RCRA and Common Law Claims; Contracts for LLMs; and Evidence. He is the former chair of the Advisory Committee, as well as former acting executive director, of Berkeley Law’s Center for Law, Energy and the Environment. In 2002-2003, Mr. Infelise was the acting head of Berkeley Law’s environmental law program. In 2014, he was named a “John and Elizabeth Boalt Lecturer.”

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Litigation and Procedure

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  • Modern American Remedies Cases and Materials
    Douglas Laycock and Richard Hasen
    Edition: Fifth Edition
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
    ISBN: 9781454891277
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined

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