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244.2 sec. 001 - Remedies (Fall 2022)

Instructor: Robert Donald Infelise  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


TuTh 11:20 AM - 12:35 PM
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From August 23, 2022
To December 01, 2022

Course Start: August 23, 2022
Course End: December 01, 2022
Class Number: 32243

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 32
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 41
As of: 02/17 06:39 AM

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; Pathways to Carbon Neutrality; 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 given an honorific title, and is now a Christopher Edley, Jr. Lecturer. Mr. Infelise proudly serves as the faculty advisor to the Ecology Law Quarterly.

Course Text: Laycock & Hasen, Modern American Remedies Cases and Materials (5th Ed.) There are two options, either of which will work: (i) Connected ebook plus print book: 9781454891277 $298 (New print textbook plus lifetime access to the ebook, outline tool, and other resources at Access code for digital components included inside print book) and (ii) Connected ebook: 9781543844078 $209 (Lifetime access to the ebook, outline too, and other resources at

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Exam Length: 8 hours
Course Category: Litigation and Procedure

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