State Civil Procedure Plea

8 Pages Posted: 22 Sep 2004 Last revised: 26 Jun 2009


A state civil procedure elective at more law schools will better serve our nation's graduates. Sixty percent of states test on state civil procedure. Only 40% of the law schools offer such a course. Adding this course to the curriculum will accomplish the following: aid lower-tier schools where bar results are not at desired levels; and assist larger firms desiring more productivity with fewer associates. More schools could offer a course that examines different solutions to the same problem. This elective is particularly important now that so many states are moving away from the federal rules. This course is a doctrinal engine into which one may pour skills propellants as desired. It also provides the opportunity to accomplish objectives that time does not permit in the initial civil procedure course.

Keywords: state civil procedure, law school education, comparative law, bar results

Suggested Citation

Slomanson, William R., State Civil Procedure Plea. TJSL Public Law Research Paper No. 04-11, Available at SSRN:

William R. Slomanson (Contact Author)

Thomas Jefferson School of Law ( email )

701 B Street
Suite 110
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

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