Course Code:
LAW 7038
Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail


(Formerly Law 393) The way in which the law responds to violations of rights is no less important than the way in which those rights are allocated. The law of remedies determines the law's response to violations of rights, and in so doing, it delineates their boundaries and gives them legal meaning. Hence, the study of the law of remedies is closely related to the study of the substantive law, each field shedding light on the other. This course focuses on remedies in Contracts and Torts, referring to the goals of the substantive law to better understand the remedial law. It explores the law of damages in both Contracts and Torts and covers topics such as: restitutionary damages; probabilistic recoveries; offsetting benefits and offsetting risks; liquidated damages; damages for pure economic losses; and damages for severe bodily injury and death. The course also covers the remedies of specific performance in Contracts and injunction in Torts and compares and contrasts these remedies with monetary ones. Some of the defenses available to both the breaching party and the wrongdoer, such as mitigation of damages and comparative fault, in Torts and Contracts will also be discussed. Finally, the course will explores a new topic, recently identified in scholarly writings, which is "Aggregation of Claims." Elements used in grading: Exam.

Current Offerings

2016-2017 Autumn

Remedies LAW 7038 Section 01 Class #29217

  • 2 Units

Notes: One-Day Take-Home Exam.

  • Room: Law 230

Past Offerings

2015-2016 Autumn

Remedies LAW 393 Section 01 Class #17779

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Lottery 15

Remedies LAW 393 Section 02 Class #17780

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent

Notes: R -Research Requirement for Law Degree.

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