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  • This Subject Area Index lists all CALI lessons covering Civil Procedure.
  • The Civil Procedure Outline allows you to search for terms of art that correspond to topics you are studying to find suggestions for related CALI Lessons.

Civil Procedure

Preclusion

This lesson has been revised to reflect the December 1, 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, as they were re-written effective December 1, 2007.

Removal and Remand: The Basics

This lesson is designed to help students understand the basics of three statutes that govern the removal of civil actions from state to federal court: 28 U.S.C. § 1441 (removal of civil actions), § 1446 (removal procedure) and § 1447 (procedure after removal). It consists of both explanatory text and problems and is divided into three sections. Students can complete all three sections at the same time or do each section separately.

A Review of Joinder Concepts

Effective December 1, 2006, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended to reflect changes in discovery resulting from the electronic storage of information. CALI's lessons do not yet reflect these amendments. As each lesson is revised to reflect the amended rules, the lesson's catalog description will be updated to enable students and faculty to easily tell which lessons include the amended rules.

Rule 12 Motion Practice

Motion practice under Fed. R. Civ. P 12. This lesson explores the range of motions available under Rule 12 and the consequences of omitting a Rule 12 defense from pleadings or motions.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. Explain the nature of the defenses that can be raised in a Rule 12 motion.
2. Explain the appropriate motion for each defense, and the consequence of omitting certain defenses from a motion or pleading.

Scope of Discovery: Relevance and Proportionality

This lesson is part of a series of lessons about Discovery, under Rule 26(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. This lesson will explore the two main components of discovery relevance: logical relevance and proportionality.

You can do the Discovery lessons in any order, although it might make the most sense to start with this lesson before exploring the ones about exemptions from discovery such as attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine.

Statutory Interpretation

This lesson introduces the student to the doctrine and processes involved in interpreting state and federal statutes.  Statutes are a critical part of every substantive area of the law, so this is important background for every student, legal professional, lawyer and judge.

Summary Judgment

This lesson has been revised to reflect the December 1, 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, as they were re-written effective December 1, 2007.

The student is asked to decide summary judgment motions on a claim for defamation and a counterclaim for battery. After requiring the student to explore and apply the fundamental concepts of summary judgment, such as what constitutes a genuine issue, the exercise moves into more difficult problems based on court interpretations of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 56.

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