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May 3, 2021

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're discussing an issue related to civil procedure -- the Erie Doctrine. We look at a step-by-step approach for answering questions in this area of the law when they show up on an essay or in a multiple choice question.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What is the Erie Doctrine?
  • How and when the Erie Doctrine shows up on an exam question
  • A two-step analysis for determining whether a law is substantive or procedural
  • Reviewing examples of bar exam questions involving the Erie Doctrine


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