Saturday, August 1, 2015

St. Thomas Law Professor Patricia Moore’s Article Ranked Top Ten on Ten Lists

Professor Patricia Moore

It’s not every day that an author comprehensively covers a variety of legal theories so well in one article that the article ranks in the Top 10 for downloads in ten separate categories.  That was the distinction reached by St. Thomas Law professor, Patricia Moore. Her forthcoming article, The Anti-Plaintiff Pending Amendments To The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure And The Pro-Defendant Composition Of The Federal Rulemaking Committees has been listed on the SSRN (Social Science research Network) Top Ten download list in the following categories (rank noted in parentheses):

  • Federal Courts & Jurisdiction eJournal (#4),
  • Discovery & Evidence (Topic) (#1),
  • Litigants & the Judiciary (Topic) (#1),
  • Pleadings, Motions & Pretrial Procedure (Topic) (#1),
  • Procedure (Courts) (Topic) (#2),
  • Law & Courts eJournal (#9),
  • Law & Society: Civil Procedure eJournal (#3),
  • Law & Society: Courts eJournal (#3),
  • Litigation & Procedure eJournal and Litigation (#2),
  • Procedure & Dispute Resolution eJournals (#5). 

Professor Moore teaches in the areas of Civil Procedure, Evidence, Pretrial Litigation, and Complex Litigation.  Before entering academia, she successfully practiced civil litigation in a national law firm.  She was also recently called upon to testify before the United States Congress as an expert in civil litigation and class action lawsuits.

In addition to the article detailed above, her other recent article, The Civil Caseload of the Federal District Courts, is now available in reprints and downloadable on Westlaw.  You can read Professor Moore's writings on her SSRN page at

The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is a website devoted to the rapid dissemination of scholarly research in the social sciences and humanities. SSRN was recently ranked the top open-access repository in the world by Ranking Web of Repositories. On SSRN, authors and papers are ranked by their number of downloads, which has become an informal indicator of popularity on prepress and open access sites.

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