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JD Books & Resources for JFK School of Law

This guide contains required and recommended materials and resources for each course in the JD program of the JFK School of Law

Required Textbooks

Two Required Texts:

1. Weaver, R. L., Partlett, D. F., Kelly, M. B., & Cardi, W. J. (2020). Remedies, a Contemporary Approach (5th ed.). West Academic.

This is the primary text for this course. It is a “casebook” that presents the material in an organized fashion using excerpts of actual court opinions as the central focus of study. There are helpful notes and comments accompanying the court opinions.

2. Weaver, R. L., Shoben, E. W., & Kelly, M. B. (2017). Principles of Remedies Law (3rd ed.). West Academic.

This text is part of the “concise hornbook” series written by your Remedies casebook editor, Professor Weaver. It is an excellent narrative summary of the doctrine, and we have posted the relevant sections of this text along with the casebook readings. It serves as an excellent discussion of the major areas of remedies law. It is recommended that you review the relevant chapter and section in the Principles of Remedies Law text before and after your readings in the casebook to assist in your understanding of the doctrine and in the creation of your own outline of the material.

Optional Additional Materials

In addition to the above texts and the quizzes, you have full access to the complete digital Study Aids Collection of West Academic materials in the field of Remedies. Among these titles are the following recommended: 

Fletcher, W. (2005). Law school legends audio on remedies [Audio lecture]. West Academic.

These are helpful audio lectures that walk through all the main doctrinal areas in Remedies. They are definitely worth a listen.

Dobbs, D. B., & Roberts, C. L. (2018). Law of remedies: Damages, equity, restitution. West Academic.

You have immediate access to the well-regarded hornbook on Remedies. It is great for follow-up research on specific issues.

Weaver, R. L., Kelly, M. B., & Cardi, W. J. (2014). Black letter outline on remedies (2nd ed.). West Academic.

This is an excellent summary of law. It is helpful in reviewing the doctrine as you proceed with the casebook readings and develop your own outline.

Bauman, J. H. (2016). Gilbert law summary on remedies (12th ed.). West Academic.

For those who work well with the Gilbert format, this is a detailed summary of Remedies.

Tabb, W. M., & Janutis, R. M. (2017). Remedies in a nutshell (3rd ed.). West Academic.

This is a concise summary of the doctrine.

Outside Resources

These resources also may be helpful, but they are outside of the West Academic library:

1. Hasan, R. L. (2017). Examples & explanations for remedies (4th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.

This is an excellent summary of the doctrine along with practice questions. It is also very worthwhile and available to you through Casebook Connect. You can access this title by selecting the link in the left navigation bar under the "Course Resources" tab. 

2. Fischer, J. M. (2014). Understanding remedies (3rd ed.). 

This is another excellent summary of law from this series. This ebook is available in RedShelf, which you can access in the left navigation bar under the "Course Resources" tab.

What is Remedies?

This course covers the remedies available to successful litigants, including money damages, injunctive relief, restitution and more. This course looks at these remedies within a broad variety of subjects, including traditional common law causes of action in contract, tort and property as well as in family law, civil rights and constitutional law. Attention is paid to how the available remedies shape both the underlying substantive law and the parties’ litigation strategies.  This course also examines defenses available against different types of remedies.

What does all that really mean? The course looks very closely at the wide range of remedies that an aggrieved party may seek. Once a legal wrong has been established, what relief can the plaintiff seek? What remedies are available? These remedies range from the commonplace recovery of compensatory damages (money) for harms caused to property or for personal injuries or for breach of contract to court orders.  A party may be ordered by a court to cease certain conduct or to comply with specific commands. Remedies for failure to follow court orders (contempt) will also be examined.

Recommended Resources

Each of the following recommendations are available on your West Study Aids Subscription. Click on each to be redirected to the resource on West Study Aids.

1. Gilbert Law Summary on Remedies

2. Remedies in a Nutshell

3. Law School Legends Audio on Remedies

4. Principles of Remedies Law

5. Law of Remedies: Damages, Equity, Restitution

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