290.01 Remedies

Syllabus

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.

Spring 2018

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room
290.01
Course Credits
Reflective Writing
Research and/or analytical paper(s), 10-15 pages
Marin K. Levy Tu 2:00-3:50 PM 4044
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Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM
Course Areas of Practice