Course Details

Remedies

Knowledge of available legal and equitable remedies shapes the strategies a lawyer can bring to bear in resolving a client's problem through litigation. The forms of relief which may be available to a client in seeking redress for harm drives the lawyer's strategic thinking about which theories of recovery or causes of action can be asserted, survive defenses, and ultimately, achieve the goals of the client. This course examines the forms of and limits on judicial relief in civil actions. We will use our investigation of remedies theory and practice as a method of ordering our critical thinking about the multiplicity of legal and equitable claims that can arise out of a single set of facts in a dispute. Using this approach, we will attempt to bridge the gap between knowledge of available claims and the exercise of an attorney's judgment in how and when to pursue legal action. Prerequisites: Civil Procedure, Contracts and Torts. This course may be taken concurrently with Torts. Teaching Method: Case Studies, Class Participation, Discussion (detailed discussion of cases, theories, and method), Lecture Evaluation Method: Attendance, Class Participation, Final Exam Class Materials: Rendelman, Doug Remedies: Cases and Materials, Eighth Edition (Thomson West) ISBN-13: 978-031426466

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


Course History

Spring 2017
Title: Remedies
Faculty: Lupo, James A. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 38

Spring 2016
Title: Remedies
Faculty: Lupo, James A. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 36

Fall 2014
Title: Remedies
Faculty: Lupo, James A. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 37