Civil Trial Practice & American Litigation

American Civil Procedure: The Law on the Books

A collection of courtroom rules and significant procedural legislation covering every American jurisdiction across the nineteenth century. For more descriptive works of the law in action–such as treatises, books of forms, or student manuals–see GALE’s Making of Modern Law digital library.


Artist and photographers’ depictions of civil trials, from the justice of the peace to the appellate levels; maps generated from my Tracking the Field Code project. On the history, design, and architecture of courtrooms, see especially Judith Resnik and Dennis Curtis, Representing Justice.