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Municipal Liability

2023 Section 1983 Conference Bundle
Constitutional Law |  Civil Rights
Karen M. Blum
1 Hour 16 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 27, 2023
Product Type:
On Demand - Also available: On Demand  8
Access for 365 day(s) after purchase.


In this session, Professor Blum will address the following:

  • Methods of Establishing Monell Liability
  • What’s an Official Policy, and Whose Policy is it?
  • Municipal Liability Claims Post-Connick
  • Municipal Liability Absent Individual Liability
  • Impact of Qualified Immunity on Municipal Liability


Karen M. Blum's Profile

Karen M. Blum Related seminars and products

Professor Emerita and Research Professor of Law

Suffolk University Law School

Karen Blum is a Professor Emerita and Research Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School where she has taught for over forty years in the areas of Federal Courts, Police Misconduct Litigation, and Civil Procedure. She received her B.A. from Wells College, a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, and an LL. M. from Harvard Law School. Professor Blum has been a regular faculty participant in Section 1983 Civil Rights Programs and Institutes throughout the United States. Since 1990, she has served as a faculty member for workshops sponsored by the Federal Judicial Center for Federal District Court and Federal Magistrate Judges. She has authored numerous articles in the Section 1983 area, including a piece entitled Qualified Immunity: Time to Change the Message, 93 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1887 (2018). She is co-author, along with Michael Avery, David Rudovsky, and Jennifer Laurin of the treatise Police Misconduct: Law and Litigation.