Foreword

THE FIELD OF STATE CIVIL COURTS

Anna E. Carpenter,* Alyx Mark,** Colleen F. Shanahan*** & Jessica K. Steinberg****

Introduction This symposium Issue of the Columbia Law Review marks a moment of convergence and opportunity for an emerging field of legal scholarship focused on America‚Äôs state civil trial courts. Historically, legal scholarship has treated state civil courts as, at best, a mere footnote in conversations about civil law and procedure, federalism, and judicial behavior. […]