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Pleading the Modern Civil Rights Case (Compressed)

Course Number: LAW 6930 Credits: 1

This highly interactive compressed course will apply 42 U.S.C. § 1983 to a “real life” scenario. We will meet a “client,” brainstorm causes of action and affirmative defenses, and separate into groups to draft a pleading. In the process, we will learn about federal civil rights laws in modern practice, how those laws have been interpreted by federal courts, the many issues civil rights litigants face at the outset of litigation, and, most importantly, how to effectively plead the modern civil rights case.