Course Description

LAW 908 - Suing the Police

This two-credit course offers an overview of key doctrines (including municipal liability, qualified immunity, and supervisory liability), remedies (including damages and injunctive relief), and class action requirements and limitations that come to play when litigating against law enforcement.  During class sessions, students will additionally engage in several exercises involving legal research, litigation planning, oral argument, and judicial decision-making.  To understand these aspects of doctrine and practice, we will read judicial opinions, briefs and other litigation materials, and scholarly work, and repeatedly consider their application to several police misconduct cases pending or recently litigated in the Central District of California. 

Course Information:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Joanna Schwartz 20S 908 LEC 1 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 2.0 Yes No
Prerequisite: Law 145. Civil Procedure. Course meets 1/6 - 1/10 and 1/13 - 1/15 from 1:30 - 4:45pm in room 2357.

Previous Course Offerings:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Joanna Schwartz 18S 908 LEC 1 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 2.0 Yes Per instructor's discretion
Law 908 will meet 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10, 1/11, 1/12,from 1:30 - 4:45pm in room 2477.
Joanna Schwartz 19S 908 LEC 1 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 3.0 Yes Per instructor's discretion
Law 908 meets 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10, 1/14, 1/15, 1/16, 1/17 from 1:30 - 4:45pm in RM 2357.
Categories
Constitutional Law, Government, and Public Policy; Civil Litigation; Mini-Courses; Critical Race Studies; Public Interest Law and Policy;