Attorneys' Fees, Costs and Sanctions (A Session)

SLN #: 16151
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: A01
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Ayers

Course Description:
This class will meet for six weeks beginning Friday, January 15. The last class will meet on Friday, Friday, February 19. A take-home exam will be administered.

Under the so-called “American Rule,” parties to litigation must pay their own attorneys’ fees and costs. That Rule, however, is subject to a host of fee-shifting exceptions that allow a prevailing party to recover its attorneys’ fees from the losing party. In addition, courts may sometimes award a party all or a portion of its attorneys’ fees as a sanction to redress its opponent’s improper litigation tactics. This course examines, among other subjects:

• Contingent fee arrangements;
• Statutory and other grounds for attorneys’ fee awards to the prevailing party;
• Procedures for seeking the recovery of attorneys’ fees and costs; and
• Fee and cost sanctions under Rule 11 (and other Rules).

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: Take-Home
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.