Civil Procedure: Cases and Problems

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Aspen Law & Business, 2001 - Law - 1239 pages
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The Second Edition of this popular casebook continues to provide an accessible presentation of the full range of Civil Procedure topics while it incorporates important new material into a more flexible, more teachable framework. Civil Procedure: Cases and Problems, Second Edition, is the perfect vehicle for giving students a complete understanding of important principles as well as their social and political consequences.
the book retains the strengths that gained it such a loyal following by:
opening with an extensively revised section on due process, creating a context that makes personal jurisdiction easier to understand authors Barbara Babcock and Toni M. Massaro, both scholars of national reputation, taking a one-step-at-a-time approach to building on introductory material to reach more sophisticated topics
distinctive progressive sensibilty integrating women and minorities in all roles of the civil procedure system
skillful use of cases, notes, and problems
-Cases emphasize the role of procedure in litigation and identify the litigants and their motivation
-Notes emphasize professional responsibility and focus on the role of individuals in the judicial process
problems open each chapter, however, users do not have to follow the problem method
New material updates critical areas as it facilitates teaching and learning:
a new section addresses jurisdiction in cyberspace, and notes explain what the technological revolution means to civil procedure
the latest on Rule 11 practice and the mandating 'voluntary discovery'
recent developments in Erie jurisprudence and the Court's renewed interest in balancing state and federal procedural concerns
new two-part organization treats due process, federalism, and discovery as a unit before advancing to the complex litigation topics of joinder, supplemental jurisdiction, and class actions
instead of being presented in one chapter, appellate review is now integrated throughout the book

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Due Process of Law
Constitutional Requirements
Improper Conduct to Effect Service

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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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