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Archive for March 4th, 2020


Meet a Treatise: Wright and Miller’s Federal Practice and Procedure

Arthur Miller is a leading scholar in the field of American civil procedure and a Professor at New York University. Charles Wright was an American constitutional lawyer widely considered to be the foremost authority in the United States on constitutional law and federal procedure. Together with Ken Graham and others they created the seminal 54-volume treatise commonly called Wright and Miller. Students can access the treatise in our reference area (follow the link for its catalog entry) or via Westlaw.

Wright and Miller is one the most frequently cited treatises in federal court practice in the United States. It covers all aspects of the rules of civil, criminal, and appellate procedure, rules of evidence, the federal judicial system, jurisdiction of all federal courts, venue, removal of cases, res judicata, relations of state and federal courts, multidistrict litigation, etc. Wright and Miller analyzes each rule as interpreted and applied by the federal courts and affected by related statutes and rules. The treatise also includes official forms adopted with the rule, practice aids, and numerous other features.

Next week Moore’s Federal Practice will be covered.