LAW 545

Suing the Police

Criminal Justice

This seminar offers an overview of remedies (including damages and injunctive relief), class action requirements and limitations, and key civil rights doctrines (including municipal liability, qualified immunity, and supervisory liability) relevant to suits brought under 42 U.S.C. Section 1983. Although these materials are applicable to a wide range of civil rights litigation, the focus of this seminar is on litigation against law enforcement. Students will be graded based on class participation, weekly comments/questions, and three reaction papers. 

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