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Remedies

This course will explore the forms and limits of judicial relief in civil actions.  Remedies deals with the bottom line of litigation: what the court can do for a claimant who wins.  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.  While this course is strongly recommended for students who plan to litigate, students who seek careers in other areas like business transactions (where prospective remedies are often lurking in the background) will find the course valuable.