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Catherine Ross Dunham provides rules update to AALS members

The professor of law contributes each year to the Civil Procedure Section Newsletter of the Association of American Law Schools, helping to inform American law professors about changes to federal rules that govern the handling of lawsuits.

Professor Catherine Ross Dunham

Elon Law Professor Catherine Ross Dunham, in the December 2016 issue of the AALS Civil Procedure Section Newsletter, provided an update on rule changes that impact the way civil lawsuits are filed and adjudicated in federal courts.

“Update on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure” was included in a publication distributed to hundreds of law professors across the United States who teach for institutions that are members of the Association of American Law Schools. Dunham has authored the annual update for years, and civil procedure is one of her specialty areas of teaching at Elon Law.

Dunham is an expert in the law related to civil procedure and civil litigation. She teaches and writes in the area of federal civil procedure and is co-author of the text "Skills and Values: Civil Procedure" published by Lexis. In addition, Dunham is an expert in North Carolina civil procedure, teaching on the topic for Kaplan and serving as a co-author on the "North Carolina Civil Procedure Deskbook", a publication from Carolina Academic Press.

Dunham teaches civil procedure to first year students at Elon Law and advanced civil procedure to upper-level students at Elon Law. Dunham also teaches courses in the Litigation Skills Program. She regularly teaches Trial Practice and Procedure and has also taught Civil Pre-Trial Litigation, Advanced Trial Practice and Evidence.

Dunham serves on the faculty of the National institute for Trial Advocacy and teaches in regional, national and international advocacy programs. She has also served as a trial analyst for several major news outlets, including NBC and CNN.

Dunham is also prior recipient of the ABA Smyth-Gambrell Award for Teaching Professionalism.

Eric Townsend,
1/4/2017 11:15 AM