Curriculum Guide · Courses
Professor John Taurman
J.D. Course 268 | 3 credit hours
This course will explore the law and practice of remedies, the concrete outcome of every litigated case. The basic concepts, rules, and relative roles and availability of the major remedies — compensatory damages, injunctions, declaratory judgments, restitution, and punitive damages — will be examined. In addition, the course will cover the practical and strategic aspects of seeking and resisting these forms of judicial relief. Remedies is a field particularly well suited to advocacy role-playing as plaintiff's counsel and defense counsel, and throughout this course students will be asked to think through remedies issues not only analytically but also strategically as in-class advocates. The course also includes "behind-the-scenes" studies of how cases in which the professor participated were litigated, as well as classroom presentations by a trial graphics consultant and an expert witness. Students considering practice in commercial litigation, as well as students who intend to pursue a transactions practice (where prospective remedies are often lurking in the background), may find the course valuable. Grades will be based on class participation and a final exam.
This course will meet every Monday and A-week Wednesdays from 11:10 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. The A-week Wednesdays in Spring 2014 are 1/15, 1/29, 2/12, 2/26, 3/19, 4/2, and 4/23.