Spring 2015
    Law No.: LAW8003
    Sched. No.: 115210435

Civil Rights Litigation
Section 1
Woolhandler, Nettie A.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):MW, 1000-1120 (SL294)
Capacity:64 **This information is current as of 05/25/2015 06:14:09 AM**
Current Enrollment:25 **This information is current as of 05/25/2015 06:14:09 AM**

Course Description:

This course will focus on constitutional litigation under 42 U.S.C. 1983. Section 1983 is a Reconstruction era statute that allows victims of unconstitutional state action to sue persons who have injured them. Section 1983 actions range from police brutality litigation to suits brought by corporations and property owners challenging the constitutionality of state and local governmental regulation. The course will also cover how one goes about securing 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 government and its officers from suit. The course is particularly useful to those interested in a judicial clerkship, as well as anyone interested in how constitutional cases are litigated before the federal (and state) courts.