The Challenge of Comparative Civil Procedure

18 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2008 Last revised: 12 Nov 2012

Scott Dodson

University of California Hastings College of the Law

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

This Review Essay, solicited by the Alabama Law Review, reviews "Civil Litigation in Comparative Context" (West 2007), by Oscar G. Chase, Helen Hershkoff, Linda Silberman, Yasuhei Taniguchi, Vincenzo Varano, and Adrian Zuckerman. It also identifies some areas of exceptionalist American civil procedure that recently have been converging towards global norms and argues that those convergences, if they continue, could render comparative studies particularly meaningful.

Keywords: comparative law, comparative procedure, civil procedure, american exceptionalism, punitive damages, twombly, pleading standards, case management

Suggested Citation

Dodson, Scott, The Challenge of Comparative Civil Procedure (2008). Alabama Law Review, Vol. 60, p. 133, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1177784

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