The Rules of Civil Procedure

Written and produced by:
Marilyn J. Berger
Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law

Video Narrated by:
Arthur R. Miller
Professor of Law at Harvard Law School

  • The video (131 minutes) is divided into nine segments:
    • Introduction (pretrial motions)
    • Subject matter jurisdiction
    • Parties
    • Rule 11
    • Summary Judgment
    • Discovery
    • The Jury System
    • Battle of the Experts
    • Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law or Directed Verdict
  • Appropriate for Civil Procedure, Clinic, Introduction to U.S. Legal System, Professional Responsibility, Torts, and Toxic Torts classes.
  • Use the video as a short introduction to emphasize a difficult concept.
  • Brief sections complement the regular class lecture.
  • Course book is free with purchase of the tape:
    • Twenty-two problems enhance classroom discussion.
    • Brief exercises allow for role-playing, writing and researching.
  • Praise for the first videotape: Lessons from Woburn: The Untold Stories
  • Lessons from Woburn: The Rules of Civil Procedure is a perfect complement to A Documentary Companion to a Civil Action.

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