This is a seminar in the law, history and culture of remedies. We will survey the dominant legal doctrines for providing redress, the relationship between legal rights and traditional legal remedies, as well as the unique, sometimes paradoxical, features of remedies for constitutional violations – especially in the area of civil rights. The seminar will also survey the rich non-legal and interdisciplinary discourses on theories of redress and repair including scholarship on reparations, restorative justice, and rectification. In order to develop a comparative base for assessing the capacity of law to reach and repair complex group-based harms, special attention will be given to cultural practices that have emerged to supplement, substitute for, and sometimes subvert legal remedies. Special Instructions: Students may choose to write either a substantial research paper or a series of three short papers for the course. Students who choose to write a substantial research paper will receive Research (R) credit. After the term begins, students accepted into the course can transfer from section (01) into section (02), which meets the R requirement, with consent of the instructor. Elements used in grading: Class participation, attendance, written assignments and paper.