A Community of Procedure Scholars: Teaching Procedure and the Legal Academy
51 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 93 (2013)
63 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2014 Last revised: 6 Nov 2014
Date Written: 2013
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
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