Why You Should Attend
The law of Section 1983 continues to develop in the United States Supreme Court and lower federal courts on an ongoing basis. Section 1983 litigators must have an in-depth knowledge of Section 1983 law and stay abreast of current developments. The 39th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation program will provide a blend of new developments and legal analysis, including in-depth analyses of excessive force claims, qualified immunity, municipal liability, and malicious prosecution claims.
The highly experienced, accomplished faculty includes a law school dean who is one of the nation’s foremost constitutional scholars, a federal district court judge, law school professors, and highly experienced plaintiffs’ and defendants’ practitioners.
What You Will Learn
The program is designed to better prepare participants to:
- Evaluate excessive force claims, including use of force against the mentally ill
- Understand the current status of qualified immunity
- Understand municipal liability and how courts determine who is a municipal policy maker
- Apply the elements of a Section 1983 malicious prosecution claim
Who Should Attend
The program is designed for experienced attorneys representing plaintiffs and defendants in Section 1983 litigation.
Program Level: Intermediate
Advanced Prep: None