The Federal Rules Ebooks by Legal Information Institute


UPDATE: New official rules were adopted Dec. 1, 2011. These updates are not reflected in the files below, but in the Federal Rules 2012 editions.



Introducing eLangdell Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, and Evidence ebooks. Powered by Legal Information Institute (LII) at Cornell Law School, and published in partnership with the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI).

 Federal Rules of Civil Procedure LII ebook cover  Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure LII ebook cover.  Federal Rules of Evidence LII ebook cover

Download Federal Rules of
Civil Procedure .epub


or Federal Rules of
Civil Procedure .mobi

Download Federal Rules of
Criminal Procedure .epub


or Federal Rules of
Criminal Procedure .mobi

Download Federal Rules of
Evidence .epub


or Federal Rules of
Evidence .mobi

Help with how to read, download, install, and transfer your new ebook files.


Compatible with iPad, Kindle, and many more!

Lack of DRM means the ebook files work on iPads, iPhones, Nooks, or any device, software, or app that supports .epub. If you're on an iPad or iPhone right now, tap a book above to download directly. Download the .mobi for use on the Kindle only.

If you're on a computer, download and transfer the file to your device or use one of several free ebook reader software apps for PC or Mac to use the book on your computer.


Don't pay for Federal Rules (if you don't want to).

You can download and use our Federal Rules ebooks for free. But publishing these books is not free for our organizations. Think about donating what you can to LII. Without them, these books would not exist.

About our Federal Rules ebooks.

If you know LII, you know free doesn't mean you have to sacrifice quality. The books are based on LII's federal rules collections, the premiere, free versions of the federal rules online. Our federal rules ebooks include:

  • The complete rules as of December 1, 2010.
  • All notes of the Advisory Committee immediately following each rule.
  • A full-functioning Table of Contents for easy navigation.
  • Internal links to rules referenced within the rules.
  • External links to the LII website's version of the US Code.

And this is just our first release. Stay tuned for more features in future versions, and let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.