Civil Rights Litigation

SLN #: 70960
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 005
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Selmi
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Course Description:
This seminar will explore litigation as a tool to advance civil rights. The primary focus will be on Section 1983 (42 U.S.C. ยง 1983), the principal federal statute relied upon to vindicate constitutional rights. The course will explore the case law relevant to Section 1983, including issues of immunity and remedies, and will include litigation relating to police and criminal justice reform. In addition to case law, the class will incorporate documents relating to recent or ongoing litigation. Other civil rights statutes and issues will also be explored based on student interest and with a focus on contemporary issues.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: 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
Seminar: Yes
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: No
Paper Or In-Class Presentation: Final Paper
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies
Teaching Method: In Person

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