Section 1983 Litigation Seminar

SLN #: 26328
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 007
Credit Hours: 2/3
Instructor(s): Berch

Course Description:
This course will focuses on 42 U.S.C. Section 1983, which provides a private right of action for deprivation of federal rights under the color of state law. The primary topic of study is the statutory remedy for violations of federal rights. The process of construing the remedial statute requires analysis of the 14th amendment as well as a general sensitivity to notions of federalism. Therefore, the course at times resembles a combination of the Federal Courts and Constitutional Law courses.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2/3
Grading Option: Numeric Grade and ONE-Time Pass Option is Available, or Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Experiential Learning: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies

* The law school has a policy that is used to calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.