Arguing Federal Rules

Jonathan R. Siegel, F. Elwood and Eleanor Davis Research Professor of Law, organized more than 100 law professors to oppose a potential change to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. 

The Advisory Committee on Civil Rules recently proposed eliminating the Appendix on Forms currently in the federal rules. Professor Siegel argues, “The forms are more needed than ever to serve as models for lawyers and judges of just how simple and brief complaints can be under the Federal Rules.” He filed his arguments into a public comment of the proposed change.