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A Reader’s Guide to Pre-Modern Procedure, by Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Legal Skills Prof Blog


In this short article, David Noll explains procedural terms with which students often are unfamiliar. These terms predate the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which most Civil Procedure classes seem to pass over.

These terms, like ‘demurrer’ and ‘nonsuit,’ may pop up not only in old court cases that students may study, but also in state court procedural rules. . . .