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The course examines important theoretical and practical problems relating to the structure, award, and enforcement of judicial remedies, placing particular emphasis on equitable relief. The course analyzes several types of equitable remedies, including injunctions, specific performance, and restitution. The course will also include an overview of damages and also consider punitive damages.
This course provides students with the opportunity to learn remedies law doctrine in a host of private and public law settings. The course will also specifically consider the public policy and constitutional law implications of remedies law. Finally, the course will consider the various “defenses” that defendants can raise to bar or reduce remedies for plaintiffs.
Professor Hutchinson strongly recommends that students who anticipate a practice in litigation take a Remedies course. This applies to lawyers in all fields, including public interest, commercial law and public law. Remedies law also provides helpful information for lawyers who design policy or construct transactions. Finally, this course provides a blend of highly useful practical information along with interesting theoretical and policy questions.
Textbooks and Other Materials
The textbook information on this page was provided by the instructor. Students should use this information when considering purchases from the AU Campus Store or other vendors. Students may check to determine if books are currently available for purchase online.
Title: Modern American Remedies: Cases and Materials
Author: Doug Laycock
Publisher/Edition: Wolters Kluwer 2010, 4th Ed.
First Class Readings
Please read pp. 1-18 of casebook and Casa Di Mario, Inc. v. Richardson, also posted to MyWCL.