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Remedies

Remedies is the trial lawyer's tool box. Damages - Defenses, TRO's, preliminary injunctions, permanent injunctions, responses and requirements, prohibitory injunctions, mandatory injunctions. This course provides a critical perspective on the forms and limits of judicial relief in civil actions. Through an examination of the ways in which courts either provide or deny adequate remedies for legal wrongs, the class explores how access to the courts is regulated and how legal rights are defined. The course will consist of approximately 250 cases. Students will be asked to sign up for a particular one in advanced and present these cases for class discussion. To a great extent, we will function like a litigation committee of a large law firm or public body. We will examine the aspect of persuasion for a variety of perspectives. This course is a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. Specific questions concerning the institutional power of the courts are considered, including restrictions on the powers of courts to govern by means of injunction, and abstention and other self-imposed limits on judicial power. Evaluation: Final examination. Class participation will be considered up or down a full letter grade in determining the final grade. Teaching method: Lecture and detailed discussion of cases, theories, and method. Text: Laycock, modern American Remedies, 3rd edition, and pocketpart. Prerequisites: Civil Procedure, Contracts, Torts, And Constitutional Law


Catalog Number: LITARB 656
Practice Areas: Civil Lit. and Dispute ResolutionConstitutional Law & ProcedureProcedure Practice Area


Course History

Spring 2014
Title: Remedies
Faculty: Lupo, James A. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 36



Spring 2013
Title: Remedies
Faculty: Lupo, James A. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 0



Spring 2012
Title: Remedies
Faculty: Lupo, James A. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Lecture     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 0