About Civil Procedure
We will study the procedures, principles, and rules that courts in the United States use to resolve civil disputes (not criminal cases). We will focus primarily on federal courts, examining the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (the “FRCP”), Title 28 of the United States Code (the “Judicial Code”), the United States Constitution, and Supreme Court opinions construing them. Beyond learning procedural law, we will examine strategic, ethical, professional, and economic considerations pertinent to United States civil litigation.
Contains information on the course, important links, books, learning methodology, grading, and much more. In short, the stuff we’ll be doing and why.
Lists required and recommended books.
This page is the one you’ll come back to often. It contains our initial assignments and will be updated regularly to reflect new assignments and any changes. (To be made available shortly.)
Civil Procedure J.D. study resources
This should be another section you frequent. It contains numerous pages (around 150 at the last count) filled with study resources such as problem sets, handouts, flowcharts, study questions, and much, much more. There are also links to my Civ Pro YouTube screencasts and reviews.
Civil Procedure MBE study resources
This section of the site was created for recent graduates studying for the Civil Procedure section of the Multistate Bar Examination. (Yup! Civ Pro is now on the Bar Exam!) The site includes review videos. A warning: MBE reviews tend to be more cursory than one might use for a J.D. class. Having said that, you might find the resources to be helpful.
Professor Nathenson on YouTube
My YouTube channel, which contains dozens of Civil Procedure videos. Some are instructional screencasts similar to the style of Khan Academy. There are also review videos: some are overall reviews, and others are topic-specific.
About Professor Nathenson
Information about the guy with the fuzzy beard and the bow tie who runs around the classroom with a tablet while he gleefully crafts hypotheticals and dissects statutes. (That’s me. ) Besides the classroom, you can also find me in my office (come on by!) and all over social media. I’m on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, so many sites that I’ve lost count. See the social media links at the top right of the website.
Last updated Aug. 13, 2016