Constitutional Rights Litigation
About this Course
This course is designed to enable students to develop a working knowledge of the procedural framework governing civil actions to enforce constitutional rights. Students will also explore the actionable elements of many of the individual rights protected by the Constitution, as well as defenses to constitutional tort liability, including Eleventh Amendment and common law immunities. Legal writing is an important component of the course and students are required to draft a federal court complaint and to write and orally defend a summary judgment motion brief.