Penn State
Lewis Katz Building, University Park, PA
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Credit Only: N Anon Gr: Y

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, criminal and civil contempt, injunctions, specific performance, rescission, declaratory judgments, punitive damages, restitution, disgorgement of ill-gotten gains, constructive trusts, equitable liens, and equitable defenses such as unclean hands, estoppel and laches.

None for J.D. candidates. LL.M. candidates should have successfully completed, or be concurrently enrolled in, Torts (PSLFY 925), Civil Procedure (PLSFY 900), and Contracts (PSLFY 905).