Civil Procedure “D-03”
Class: Tuesday--Thursday 2:10 to 3:25
Professor Charles Sorenson
Office Phone 617 422-7267
Office hours: Wed. 12 to 6
and by appointment (also open door policy1).
Class Web Page: http://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/webcourses/
(need lexis ID to access)
Required texts: Freer & Perdue, Civil Procedure, Cases Materials and Questions (Lexis/Nexis
5th Ed. 2008) and 2009-10 Rules of Civil Procedure Supplement (Lexis/Nexis 2009).
Additional required reading: Gerald Stern, Buffalo Creek Disaster (Vintage 1976).
Recommended Additional Materials: You may find it very helpful to consult one of these for
help. Freer, Civil Procedure (2d ed. 2008 Aspen); Friedenthal, Kane, & Miller Civil Procedure
(4th ed. 2004) (on reserve at NESL Library); Gene R. Shreve & Peter Raven-Hansen,
Understanding Civil Procedure (4th ed. 2009) (on reserve at NESL Library). Note that multiple
copies of these should be on reserve in the library.
Other Supplemental Aids: Joseph Glannon, Civil Procedure: Examples and Explanations (6th
ed. 2008) (on reserve at NESL Library); Linda Mullenix, Civil Procedure (Black Letter Series)
(West 2004) and Exam Pro (West 2007); CALI (Computer Assisted Legal Instruction) exercises
on Civil Procedure (available on the Library Computers or through the NESL Web Page). You
may find it very helpful to consult one of these for help
There are many, many additional materials sold at law school websites and bookstores
that are marketed toward desperate, panicking, or occasionally overtaxed law students. These
include numerous outlines, briefs, flash cards, and tapes. These are generally expensive,
“mixed” in quality, and of limited value. Before you invest in or rely on these materials, I
suggest that you discuss them with me.
In addition to the materials in the text and supplement, at various times in the semester I
will be distributing other materials for c