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Civil Procedure Basics

Introductory resources, study aids and research starting points for students taking civil procedure.

Civil Procedure Overview

Civil Procedure: Summaries and Explanations

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Get started with these materials aimed at law school students. These books and other study materials explain and summarize the basics of Civil Procedure.

Civil Procedure in Depth

Learn more with these leading works on civil procedure or search HOLLIS for more sources.

Civil Pro Stories

photo of Erie v. Tompkins commemorative signExplore the stories behind your favorite civ pro cases!

 Each chapter contains sections on social, legal and factual background of the case and it's contribution to the development of the law.

Images, maps, court documents and other supplemental material is available online in the Civil Procedure Stories digital supplement 

Civil Procedure Law News

Headlines from the Civil Procedure Prof Blog

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Study Tools

CVN - AudioCaseFiles

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   Download recordings of cases commonly read in first and second year courses. Part of LexisNexis Courtroom Cast. 


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Test your knowledge!

CALI provides access to an extensive collection of interactive, computer-based lessons designed to augment traditional law school instruction. Use the lessons to supplement your studies and to review specific concepts.

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Search HOLLIS or use  these databases to find articles on civil procedure topics.

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