Civil Rights Litigation

Information Introduction

LAW8003
Section 1, Fall 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 80/80
Credits: 3
Days Time Room Start Date End Date

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1000-1100 WB102

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 Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): Flex

Description: Flex exmaination at end of the semester.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: (Constitutional Law (6001)) Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: No

First Day Attendance Required: No

Course Resources: To be announced.

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: No

Satisfies Writing Requirement: No

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 123819843

Modified Type: Lecture

Cross Listed: No

Concentrations: Constitutional Law , Human Rights and Civil Liberties , Jurisprudence and Comparative Law , Litigation and Procedure , Race and Law

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