Spring 2020
5297 Resistance in the Courts: Civil Rights Litigation - SEGURA/TRIGILIO- 24270

Professor(s): Andre Segura (ADJUNCT)
Trisha Trigilio (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Constitutional and Criminal Law 

Time: 5:30p-7:30p  TH  Location: 209  BLB

Course Outline: While courts have served as an important safeguard to constitutional rights and liberties, the road to justice can be challenging—whether you seek to combat government abuses on systemic level or seek justice on behalf of an individual client. Nevertheless, the most pressing civil rights issues of our time continue to be decided through our judicial system. This is a 2-credit simulation course for students who are interested in deepening their knowledge of civil rights litigation—with a particular focus on issues stemming from actions against state and local actors under Section 1983. During this course, we will study substantive and practice-oriented issues, as well as some of the strategic and ethical considerations faced by lawyers working in the field. In order to ground the course in real-world issues, we will use a recent or on-going civil rights lawsuits as case studies. Students will also engage in in-class simulations.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Quota=15


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: Exercises      

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: simulation

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials (10/31/2019 10:38:00 AM)

No book required for this course