Civil Procedure: Cases and Problems

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Aspen Publishers, 2006 - Law - 1199 pages
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The new edition of this accessible casebook captures the traditional and modern complexities of the subject while conveying the urgency, social significance, and intellectual depth of litigation procedure and the adversary system. Accompanied by a first-rate Teacher's Manual, CIVIL PROCEDURE: Cases and Problems, Third Edition, facilitates both teaching and learning.
The casebook offers a wide range of advantages:
begins with famous old cases on notice and the opportunity to be heard, helping students understand both jurisdiction and the procedural rules in a solid framework
locates procedure within a larger constitutional context and sets the stage for upper level work in Procedure and Federal Courts
establishes due process as a conceptual framework students can readily grasp and apply throughout the course
engages students in the substantive fairness dimension of procedure that otherwise can become obscured by the specifics of procedural rules
uses carefully edited classic cases to allow instructors to teach the art of close reading
highlights the relationship between the adversary system and access to justice; attends to the role of women and minorities in all aspects of the civil procedure system
demonstrates core doctrinal principles at work by presenting major Supreme Court precedents, followed by lively lower court decisions
opens each chapter with a problem that brings the rules covered to life and accommodates different teaching styles by allowing the cases and notes to be taught with or without the problems
problems are also designed to double as practice exam questions for students
notes are short and focused on guiding student inquiry to enhance Socratic dialogue and avoid overwhelming the pedagogy of the cases
Major changes for the Third Edition include:
the introduction of new author Norman Spaulding, who draws on years of experience teaching from the book
updates to coverage of jurisdiction in cyber-space
revised section on class actions covering new cases and reform legislation
more attention paid to ethical issues, as well as empirical and policy debates on the adversary system
the completely revised and expanded section on summary judgment makes the Celotex standard comprehensible through its progeny and presents new data on the impact of the standard
the popular Teacher's Manual -- an ideal resource for the new instructor --has been revised and reformatted to provide a thorough guide to teaching the first-year course and advanced topics, with detailed Socratic Q&A, explanations of problems, and comprehensive advice about structuring the course and approaches to teaching chapters and topics

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TONI M. MASSARO is Regents' Professor, Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law, and Dean Emerita at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. She is the co-author of Constitutional Literacy: A Core Curriculum for a Multi-Cultural Nation and Civil Procedure: Cases and Problems.

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