A Community of Procedure Scholars: Teaching Procedure and the Legal Academy

63 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2014 Last revised: 6 Nov 2014

Elizabeth G. Thornburg

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law

Erik S. Knutsen

Queen's University Faculty of Law

Carla Crifo'

Leicester Law School

Camille Cameron

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law; University of Windsor - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

This article asks whether the way in which procedure is taught has an impact on the extent and accomplishments of a scholarly community of proceduralists. Not surprisingly, we find a strong correlation between the placement of procedure as a required course in an academic context and the resulting body of scholars and scholarship. Those countries in which more civil procedure is taught as part of a university degree — and in which procedure is recognized as a legitimate academic subject — have larger scholarly communities, a larger and broader corpus of works analyzing procedural issues, and a richer web of institutional support systems that inspire, fund, and shape the study of public justice.

Keywords: civil procedure, legal education, teaching, scholarship, comparative law

JEL Classification: K41

Suggested Citation

Thornburg, Elizabeth G. and Knutsen, Erik S. and Crifo', Carla and Cameron, Camille, A Community of Procedure Scholars: Teaching Procedure and the Legal Academy (2013). 51 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 93 (2013); SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 140. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2470735

Elizabeth G. Thornburg (Contact Author)

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 0116
Dallas, TX 75275
United States
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214-768-3142 (Fax)

Erik S. Knutsen

Queen's University Faculty of Law ( email )

Macdonald Hall
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Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
Canada
613-533-6000 ext. 78360 (Phone)
613-533-6509 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://law.queensu.ca/facultyAndStaff/facultyProfiles/knutsen.html

Carla Crifo'

Leicester Law School ( email )

University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH, LE1 7RH
United Kingdom

Camille Cameron

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law ( email )

6061 University Avenue
6061 University Ave
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H9
Canada

University of Windsor - Faculty of Law ( email )

401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4 N9B 3P4
Canada

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