Fall 2014
    Law No.: LAW7078
    Sched. No.: 114821451

Section 1
Laycock, H D.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):MTW, 1300-1400 (SL298)
Capacity:64 **This information is current as of 05/22/2015 06:14:34 AM**
Current Enrollment:60 **This information is current as of 05/22/2015 06:14:34 AM**
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Course Description:

This is a survey course on litigation after the liability determination—everything a court can do for a claimant who has been wronged or is about to be wronged. We will survey, or at least sample, the principal remedies: compensatory damages, punitive damages, injunctions, declaratory relief, restitution, enforcement of judgments, and attorneys’ fees. We will look at preliminary injunctions (which come before the liability determination) and at some of the law of governmental immunities.

We will constantly ask what the plaintiff can get, why he can get that, why he can't get more, and which remedy is best for him. Or if you prefer, we can ask all those same questions from defendants’ perspective. Intermittently, we will ask whether theories of corrective justice or economic efficiency better explain the remedies available to plaintiff.

The material on damages builds on what you learned about damages in Torts and Contracts; part of that material is review. The other remedies will be less familiar. Courts may order defendants to perform or refrain from specific conduct. Plaintiffs may recover defendants' profits from a wrongful act, even if those profits exceed the amount of plaintiffs' loss.

The remedy is usually the client's real interest in litigation, and often the source of the lawyer's pay as well. Clients tend not to be interested in abstract determinations of liability. Thus, Remedies is an intensely practical course. It is also an excellent course for integrating insights from disparate parts of the curriculum and for testing theories of what law is all about.