Impact Litigation (Compressed)
Course Number: LAW 6930 Credits: 1
One model of social change entails the strategic use of carefully planned litigation to achieve law and policy reforms. In this class we will explore the benefits and drawbacks of the impact litigation model, compare impact litigation to other models of public interest law, and consider its ethical and professional implications. Then, turning to national cases involving criminal justice reform, we will examine how impact litigation can work in practice.