Faculty Profiles

Samuel Bray

Samuel L. Bray

Professor of Law
J.D., The University of Chicago, 2005
UCLA Faculty Since 2011

LAW 300 - Remedies

This course is a survey of the law of remedies. It considers the central remedies of modern American law, including various forms of damages, injunctions, restitution, and declaratory judgments. These remedies are considered in both private law and public law settings. This course emphasizes the law, history, theory, and policy of remedies. (For example, attention is given to the history of equity and to the policy arguments for and against liquidated damages.) Each of these lines of inquiry is important for legal practice, because good litigators need to know not only how and when to seek each remedy, but also how to skillfully persuade a judge or jury to grant remedies that are highly discretionary. (Note that to enhance class discussion and reduce distractions, laptops are not permitted in the class.)