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Michael T. Brody : Courses and Seminars

Class Action Controversies
LAWS 53299
(WP, BID, SEM, LEC)The purpose of this seminar is to discuss and understand the rules applicable to class action litigation, the major doctrinal and policy issues that influence class action litigation, and the strategic, ethical, and practical considerations class counsel and litigants face in class action litigation. We will address class certification, notice, settlements, attorneys fees, collateral attack of class judgments, and due process considerations in class cases.There is no case book. Instead, each week I will assign cases and other materials for you to read and for us to discuss.Students may submit a major paper for three credits or a series of reaction papers for two credits. Class participation may influence the grade -- i will not reduce a grade for lack of class participation but in an unusual case I may increase a grade where I believe the student's class participation reflects greater understanding than may be indicated by the student's written submissions.
Autumn 2016
Michael T. Brody