Course Number: LAW 6305 Credits: 3
This course provides students with an introduction to the law of remedies. It emphasizes the important interrelationship between rights and remedies and the remedial consequences of framing a cause of action. Effective litigators need to understand the types of remedies that are available to their clients and how to seek them. It considers five primary topics: injunctions, damages, restitution, declaratory judgments, and contempt. While within those primary topics we discuss practical concepts such as constructive trusts, equitable liens, attorneys’ fees, and pre-judgment interest, we also explore foundational principles that underpin our legal system such as equity, the role of the courts, and the entitlement and measurement of relief.