University of Pittsburgh
Catalog Number: 5244
3.0 Credits
Lecture
Priority: General Enrollment Course

This course addresses the various legal and equitable forms of relief that are available to private parties in various contexts (e.g., contract, tort and property claims) as well as in cases that involve issues of public importance (e.g., injunctive relief for civil rights violations). This course will address remedies from a practical perspective (e.g., strategic decision-making regarding which remedies to pursue in order to achieve a client’s goals) and from a theoretical perspective (e.g., the public policies that underlie the various forms of relief).  Specific topics that will be covered in the course include: compensatory damages, injunctions, specific performance, rescission, declaratory judgments, punitive damages, restitution, disgorgement of ill-gotten gains and statutory remedies.

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