Section 1, Fall 17

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 29/64
Credits: 3

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 the principal remedies: compensatory damages, punitive damages, restitution, declaratory judgments, and injunctions, including preliminary injunctions (which come before the liability determination). 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. The material on damages builds on what you learned about damages in Torts and Contracts;. 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.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.
Final Exam Notes:

Flex exam at end of semester.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

General Information

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Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Litigation and Procedure
Public Syllabus Link: None
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