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On Demand

The Section 1983 Claim: Basics

Constitutional Law |  Civil Rights
Sheldon H. Nahmod
1 Hour 33 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 27, 2023
Product Type:
On Demand
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Session description

  • Section 1983 and Fourteenth Amendment Violations
  • First Amendment Retaliatory Prosecution and Arrest
  • Religion
  • Second Amendment
  • Fifth Amendment and Miranda
  • Cause-in-Fact and Proximate Cause
  • Heck v. Humphrey
  • Malicious Prosecution

Video Breakdown
Welcome from Anita Krug, Dean of Chicago-Kent College of Law (2 minutes)
Conference overview and self-introduction by Sheldon Nahmod (3 minutes)
Topic discussion (1 hour and 15 minutes)
Q&A (13 minutes)




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University Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus (Program Chair)

Chicago-Kent College of Law

Professor Sheldon Nahmod is a leading expert on constitutional law, civil rights and the law of §1983. He is the author of Civil Rights and CivilLiberties Litigation: The Law of Section 1983 (2023-24 edition)(West, Westlaw), published annually since 1979, and has argued civil rights cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and many other federal courts. He lectures nationally to attorneys and has also lectured to federal judges on §1983.

He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Harvard Law School, and the University of Chicago Divinity School. Professor Nahmod received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the State and Local Government Law Section of the ABA for his work in §1983 jurisprudence. He was named University Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus in 2018.