Const Law II: Rights-Based Litigation

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MON, TUE, WED 10:30 - 11:20 am TNH 3.129

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Type Date Time Location


Weinberg, Constitutional Law II:  Rights-Based Litigation (Three hours).

Rights-based litigation is as important to the business client as to the minority client.  The goal of this interesting course is to familiarize ourselves in a lawyerly way with the basics of modern rights-based litigation against government. We will be concerned with litigating cases against government officials to challenge their official actions or the laws they are attempting to enforce against our clients. We are not focused on the substantive rights themselves, but rather on the structural requirements of and impediments to bringing disputes with government to court. This is not about procedure, already covered in the first year, or justiciability doctrines covered in Con Law I and Administrative Law, but rather about major structural issues in the framing and execution of rights-based judicial challenges to government at all levels.  Prerequisites: This course is closed to first-year students.  There is no pass/fail option. There is no no-grade option. No application is required; within seating limits the course is open to all upperclass first comers. Three hours.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Civil Rights and Constitutional Litigation (optional)
West , edition: latest


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
04/18/2018 Exam information updated