This course explores the law of judicial remedies in civil litigation, mostly in the realm of private law but also covering applications to statutory and constitutional violations. After reviewing the main differences between law and equity, it details the main types of remedies—declaratory judgments, injunctions, equitable relief for breach of contract, and tort and contract damages (both compensatory and punitive)—considering both their basic characteristics and finer points that emerge in judicial decisions. Substantive examples will come primarily from contract and tort law, but property interests and constitutional harms also will be discussed.
Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.