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Civil Procedure (LAWS 1201)

Course Info

Civil Procedure

A broad survey of the procedural development of a lawsuit is undertaken, tracing the various steps from pleading and discovery to trials and judgments. Modern procedural issues involved in jurisdiction of the courts, venue, choice of law, and former adjudications are discussed. Throughout the course principal attention is given to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

In this guide, section-specific content is listed with Barristers content following Advocates content.


Prof. Bryan Adamson

Prof. Bryan Adamson is the David L. & Ann Brennan Professor of Law, and Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion. His areas of expertise are mass media and First Amendment law, and his authorship has been published in publications ranging from Yale Law and Policy Review and Harvard Journal of Racial and Ethnic Justice. He teaches the Advocates (310) section of Civil Procedure.

Prof. Cassandra Robertson

Prof. Cassandra Burke Robertson is John Deaver Drinko - BakerHostetler Professor of Law and Director of the School of Law Center for Professional Ethics, who regularly teaches Civil Procedure, Professional Responsibility and Secured Transactions. This semester, she teaches the Barristers (320) section of Civil Procedure.


The syllabus for your course is available on Canvas.


Study Aids

These study aids are available online.  Please click the hyperlinked title to view them. For instructions on how to use the specific platforms, including troubleshooting, please view Andy Dorchak's Study Aids Research Guide.

Professor Robertson recommends Examples & Explanations and Questions & Answers.

Audio Guides


The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Civil Procedure lessons are available on the CALI Website.

If you do not have a CALI account, please contact the reference librarian for assistance.