Civil Rights Law (SD 206)


Civil Rights Law examines statutory provisions for enforcing constitutional rights and anti-discrimination principles. The course primarily will focus on Section 1983 of the nineteenth century Civil Rights Acts. This statute authorizes civil remedies, where a state has violated an individual's constitutional rights. The course also includes a brief discussion of other anti-discrimination statutes. In addition, Civil Rights Law examines the shifting of attorney's fees in successful civil rights cases.


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