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Fall 2016
LAW512  A  CIVIL RIGHTS LITIGATION

Course Description
In the seminar we will survey Employment Discrimination (Title VII), police misconduct litigation, (42 U.S.C. 1983) and Voting Rights. Students will receive an introduction to the historical development and the current substantive law of each area. This includes an introduction to both the doctrine and of the legal theory involved in civil rights litigation. Students will also hear some of the leading civil rights lawyers locally and nationally discuss the challenges, the rewards, and the practical aspects of civil rights litigation. Students in the course will have the opportunity to do guided research in an area of civil rights litigation.
This course also serves as the co-requisite to students enrolled in the Civil Rights Practicum with Prof. Jones. The Practicum will give students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience working on civil rights cases. Students who wish to enroll in the Practicum should contact Professor Jones directly. There are limited slots in the Practicum.


Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-17-2016 - 11-29-2016   R  3:30 PM-5:20 PM F402

Course Frequency

Course Information

Credits: 2
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation:
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes: None
Special Restrictions: All students may enroll in this course. This course will also serve as a co-requisite to students enrolled in the Civil Rights Practicum (LAW832) with Prof. Jones. Students who wish to enroll in the Practicum should do so in CaneLink. For more information, please contact Prof. Jones.
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None

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Professor(s)

JONES, DONALD


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: djones@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-6314
Office: G475