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287.8 sec. 001 - Constitutional Litigation (Spring 2023)
Instructor: Emily Zhang
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Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
W 10:00 AM - 12:40 PM
Location: Law 170
From January 11, 2023
To April 19, 2023
Course End: April 19, 2023
Class Number: 32602
Enroll Limit: 40
As of: 08/24 11:03 PM
This class explores federal constitutional litigation. Students will read and discuss the most important cases and statutes governing actions in which plaintiffs have sought damages from government actors to vindicate federal rights . Students will also connect the substantive law to the practical and strategic choices a civil rights lawyer makes before, during, and at the conclusion of litigation. In addition, the class will work through a number of problems to explore what parties may be sued, what relief may be available, and what means of proof are most likely to lead to a favorable result.
Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.
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