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Federal Civil Procedure : Secondary Sources

This guide is intended to help law students and practitioners find resources which will help them understand federal civil procedure and find applicable federal court rules. Developed by Joan Markey and updated by Rosemary Campagna.

Secondary Sources

   If you are not familiar with federal civil procedure, including the Rules of Federal Civil Procedure, it's a good idea to start with a one or two volume treatise or nutshell. This LibGuide lists a few good ones. The practioner is more likely to use one of the mult-volume treatises, which are available both in print and in on-line versions.  The multi-volume treatises are especially useful when you are searching for a more in-depth discussion of a particular rule and want to find cases interpreting it.

One-two volume books

Multivolume Treatises