Civil Litigation from Litigants' Perspectives: What We Know and What We Don't Know About the Litigation Experience of Individual Litigants

Studies in Law, Politics and Society, Vol. 25, pp. 151-212, 2002

62 Pages Posted: 19 Jun 2006

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Tamara Relis

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

Abstract

This study of the entire phenomenon of civil litigation commenced with the sole aim of ascertaining the extant gaps in the available knowledge about litigation from the perspectives of those who are by far affected most by it: the litigants. What does litigation mean for those who are directly embroiled and whose lives may consequently be radically transformed? Serious lacunas exist. However, extensive readings worldwide throughout the research process result in a stark elucidation of an overlooked, yet crucially important and somewhat egregious state of affairs, making surprisingly clear just how pernicious litigation is for the average 'nonrepeat player'.

Keywords: litigation, lawyers and clients, ethics, courts, negotiation

Suggested Citation

Relis, Tamara, Civil Litigation from Litigants' Perspectives: What We Know and What We Don't Know About the Litigation Experience of Individual Litigants. Studies in Law, Politics and Society, Vol. 25, pp. 151-212, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=909616

Tamara Relis (Contact Author)

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