Fall 2014
    Law No.: LAW8003
    Sched. No.: 114821437

Civil Rights Litigation
Section 1
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Collins, Michael G.



Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):TR, 1130-1250 (WB102)
Credits:3Type:Lecture
Capacity:80 **This information is current as of 09/17/2014 06:13:32 AM**
Current Enrollment:62 **This information is current as of 09/17/2014 06:13:32 AM**
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Course Description:

This course will focus on constitutional litigation under 42 U.S.C. 1983. Section 1983 is a Reconstruction era civil rights statute that allows victims of unconstitutional state action to sue those persons who have injured them. Section 1983 actions run the gamut from police brutality litigation, to suits brought by businesses and property owners raising challenges to the constitutionality of state and local governmental regulation. The course will also cover how litigants can obtain judicial relief against federal officers for their violations of Constitution. Considerable emphasis will be placed on procedural, jurisdictional, and other barriers to relief—especially problems surrounding the immunities of governments and their officers from suit. Because this course deals primarily with constitutional litigation, it will not directly address other statutes that prohibit various forms of private discrimination in employment, housing, and education.

COURSE REQUIREMENT: Examination