LAW 908

Suing the Police


Constitutional & Public Law, Criminal Justice

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. 

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