Remedies

This course examines the powers and limits of the law to right those who have been wronged. We will cover different forms of remedies—including money damages, injunctions, and declaratory judgments. We will also explore ancillary remedies or enforcement mechanisms, such as the power of courts to hold parties in contempt. The course spans both private and public law contexts, with specific case studies ranging from school desegregation to the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Ultimately, the goal of the course is to provide an understanding of how the law responds to transgressions of substantive law, and also to provide a richer account of the power of our legal institutions more generally.
There is no exam for this course.

Students will be expected to write two five-page response papers during the term and one twenty-page paper at the end of the semester.
Course Frequency*
Course Areas of Practice
2015
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

290.01 2 Marin K. Levy Tu 1:45-3:35 PM Room 4044

This course examines the powers and limits of the law to right those who have been wronged. We will cover different forms of remedies—including money damages, injunctions, and declaratory judgments. We will also explore ancillary remedies or enforcement mechanisms, such as the power of courts to hold parties in contempt. The course spans both private and public law contexts, with specific case studies ranging from school desegregation to the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Ultimately, the goal of the course is to provide an understanding of how the law responds to transgressions of substantive law, and also to provide a richer account of the power of our legal institutions more generally.There is no exam for this course.Students will be expected to write two five-page response papers during the term and one twenty-page paper at the end of the semester.

Syllabus: PDF icon 290.01.Fall2015-syllabus.pdf

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

290.01 3 Marin K. Levy M/W 1:45-3:05 pm Room 4055
This course examines the powers and limits of the law to right those who have been wronged. We will cover different forms of remedies-including money damages, injunctions, declaratory judgments, and restitution. We will also explore ancillary remedies or enforcement mechanisms, such as the power of courts to hold parties in contempt. The course spans both private and public law contexts, with specific case studies ranging from school desegregation to the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Ultimately, the goal of the course is to provide an understanding of how the law responds to transgressions of substantive law, and also to provide a richer account of the power of our legal institutions more generally.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2014
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

290.01 3 Marin K. Levy Tu 1:30-3:20 pm Tu 1:30-3:20 pm Room 3000
This course examines the powers and limits of the law to right those who have been wronged. We will cover different forms of remedies-including money damages, injunctions, declaratory judgments, and restitution. We will also explore ancillary remedies or enforcement mechanisms, such as the power of courts to hold parties in contempt. The course spans both private and public law contexts, with specific case studies ranging from school desegregation to the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Ultimately, the goal of the course is to provide an understanding of how the law responds to transgressions of substantive law, and also to provide a richer account of the power of our legal institutions more generally.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

*Please note that this information is for planning purposes only, and should not be relied upon for the schedule for a given semester. Faculty leaves and sabbaticals, as well as other curriculum considerations, will sometimes affect when a course may be offered.