334.01 Civil Rights Litigation

This course focuses on section 1983 of the United States Code, a Reconstruction-era statute that enables private parties to sue any other person who "under color" of law deprives them of the "rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws" of the United States.  Class participants will become familiar with the theoretical, procedural, and practical aspects of civil rights litigation, including constitutional and statutory claims, defenses and immunities, and available remedies, including attorney fees.   Related U.S. Code provisions concerning discrimination in housing, contractual relations, employment, and voting are examined where relevant. Exam-based evaluation.

Spring 2023

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room
334.01
Course Credits
Final Exam
Practical exercises
In-class exercise
Class participation
Darrell A. H. Miller TTh 8:55 AM - 10:20 AM 4042
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW-334-01-Sp23
Email list: LAW-334-01-Sp23@sakai.duke.edu
Course
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM
Course Requirements - Public Interest
Course Areas of Practice