Law 908 - Suing the Police

Faculty listed in alphabetical order – please see faculty specific description for requisite information.

J. Schwartz

General Course Description:

This two-credit course offers an overview of key doctrines (including municipal liability, qualified immunity, and supervisory liability), remedies (including damages and injunctive relief), and class action requirements and limitations that come to play when litigating against law enforcement.  During class sessions, students will additionally engage in several exercises involving legal research, litigation planning, oral argument, and judicial decision-making.  To understand these aspects of doctrine and practice, we will read judicial opinions, briefs and other litigation materials, and scholarly work, and repeatedly consider their application to several police misconduct cases pending or recently litigated in the Central District of California. 

Course Information:
Previous Course Offerings:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Joanna Schwartz 19S 908 LEC 1 Unscheduled 3.0 Yes Per instructor's discretion
  Law 908 meets 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10, 1/14, 1/15, 1/16, 1/17 from 1:30 - 4:45pm in RM 2357.
Joanna Schwartz 20S 908 LEC 1 Unscheduled 2.0 Yes No
  Prerequisite: Law 145. Civil Procedure. Course meets 1/6 - 1/10 and 1/13 - 1/15 from 1:30 - 4:45pm in room 2357.