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Civil Rights Litigation

This three-credit hour class will explore how litigants vindicate federal constitutional rights in the courts. Topics include Section 1983 and other Reconstruction era statutes that provide causes of action to remedy constitutional violations; defenses and immunities of individuals and municipal governments; and various forms of monetary and injunctive relief. In addition, the procedural twists and turns of bringing habeas corpus petitions will be covered. In sum, this course will cover topics that may practitioners--and all judicial clerks--can expect to encounter. Evaluation: Teaching method: Lecture Text: Prerequisites:


Catalog Number: LITARB 630
Practice Areas: Civil Lit. and Dispute ResolutionConstitutional Law & Procedure


Course History

Spring 2013
Title: Civil Rights Litigation
Faculty: Chang, Edmond E. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 18     Actual: 0



Fall 2011
Title: Civil Rights Litigation
Faculty: Chang, Edmond E. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Lecture     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 20     Actual: 18