(Instructors John Relman and Tara Ramchandani from Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC)This practicum will examine the Fair Housing Act through a detailed case study of a civil rights case successfully litigated by attorneys at Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC. The course will take students through the anatomy of building a civil rights lawsuit while also examining the substantive provisions and protections offered by the Fair Housing Act. The practicum will immerse students in the legal strategy required to litigate a fair housing case in federal court, beginning with the investigation and filing of a case, through discovery and dispositive motions, concluding with trial before a jury. The course will also give students an opportunity to gain litigation skills through mock depositions, oral arguments, legal writing, and trial practice. The practicum will allow students to learn from seasoned litigators and to interact with a variety of guest speakers.
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