40th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference


Section 1983 litigation continues to present challenges for federal and state courts across the country, and the Supreme Court has an especially large impact in this dynamic area of law. Join us Thursday and Friday, April 18-29, 2024, for the 40th-year celebration of our annual two-day in-person conference to get up-to-date on the latest cases, trends, and strategies affecting §1983 litigation. You will have the opportunity to examine both the law of §1983 as well as the litigation strategies that underlie successful cases. As always, experts in the field address the most important issues and provide advice for you as you tackle this year’s cases, whether you represent plaintiffs or defendants. Topics covered this year include the §1983 claim, individual immunities, municipal liability, remedies, attorney’s fees, substantive due process, the Religion Clauses, the Fourth Amendment, and the Supreme Court’s Term.

This conference is in-person ONLY and will not be live-streamed. On-demand video will be available 14-28 days after the conference.

The conference will be held in the Ogilvie Auditorium on the first floor.