Spring 2012 Course Schedule

Adv Civ Pro: Complex Litigation in Civil and Human Rights (LAW-706-001)

Meets: 03:00 PM - 04:50 PM (M) - Room 351

Enrolled: 9 / Limit: 16

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Law 706-001 Adv. Civ. Pro: Complex Litigation in Civil and Human Rights: From Brown v. Board of Education to Dukes v. Wal-Mart, cases seeking to advance social change have often utilized complex procedural mechanisms. With a focus on civil rights and international human rights litigation, students will consider the strategy, purposes, and tactics of class action litigation as well as discovery, trials, remedies, and arbitration in complex cases. This course covers much of the core legal doctrine included in the traditional complex litigation seminar, but engages those issues through the lens of civil and human rights litigation. Students will engage in practical skills exercises to ground in practice their understanding of the materials. Coleman (Spring)

Textbooks and Other Materials

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1) Kevin R. Johnson, Catherine A. Rogers & John Valery White, Complex Litigation: Cases and Materials on Litigating for Social Change (2009) (Carolina Academic Press) (ISBN#978-1-59460-108-8); and 2) Bingham and Gansler, CLASS ACTION, available in paperback at major bookstores, online, and your local public library.

First Class Readings

Casebook (Johson, Rogers, and White), pp. 3-30, 43-76. Please also begin reading Class Action (Bingham and Gansler).


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