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LAW 5065: Strategic Considerations in Civil Rights Litigation
Spring 2019 • Section 21 • CRN 39329

Course Description

Second and Third year students will examine policy considerations and litigation strategies in the context of local civil rights litigation. The students will examine a number of recent high profile cases litigated by the City and School District and be asked to consider the interplay of civil procedure, constitutional law, and public policy, and how these elements are used to effectuate successful results. Students will learn from instructors and guest lecturers who litigated these cases and be afforded the opportunity to discuss in an intimate setting how these attorneys approach critical litigation. Students will then apply what they learn when they are given the responsibility (under supervision) for drafting motions, preparing and responding to discovery, attending settlement conferences, and appearing before the Court or arbitration panels. By participating in every phase of litigation and learning how strategy permeates the process of litigation, students will begin to gain the practical experience that takes many attorneys years to acquire.


Day/Time Location Note
M 6:30-8:30 PM TBA TUCC 305

Course Details

  • John Coyle
  • Michael Miller
Credit Hours

3 Credits


No Limit

Course Type
  • External Clinic
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Experiential/Professional Skills

Registration Info

Registration Notes

Every Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Temple Center City. It is a total of 10 hours per week. Two of those hours will be the classroom seminar component on Monday evenings. The rest of the time commitment will be up to the student to be coordinated with the Professors.

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