Civil Procedure: Cases and Problems

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Aspen Publishers, 2009 - Law - 1287 pages
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Offering a clear and straightforward presentation of content, excellent case
selection, and over 200 class-tested problems, Civil Procedure: Cases and
Problems, Third Edition is a book that teaches. Ides and May encourage
students to apply the rules of procedure through problems, to develop their
skills of doctrinal analysis through lightly edited cases, and to view the
complex relationship between procedure and litigation both chronologically and
in context.
A fresh approach to teaching, Civil Procedure: Cases and Problems, features
clear introductions to concepts and rules, background information and context
where appropriate
a chronological organization, beginning with the filing of the suit, through
appeals and the effect of judgment
accessible presentation of the rules, beginning with rules-based material and
gradually proceeding to more complex rules in the context of litigation
an informative overview of Civil Procedure in the first chapter that orients
students in the course content
a hypothetical case in the first chapter that illustrates and exemplifies each
of the major topics of Civil Procedure
free-standing chapters that may be read or referenced out of order
more than 230 up-to-date problems, interspersed throughout the text
lightly edited cases that develop first-year students' skills of doctrinal
an integrated treatment of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Rule 11 of the
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
a revised and updated Teacher's Manual* that includes:
sample syllabi
guidance for presenting casebook content
analysis of the cases
answers to the problems
advice for handling difficult topics
Updated throughout, the revised Third Edition provides:
integration of the Restyled Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
discussion of high-tech procedural developments, such as personal jurisdiction
and the internet, e-filing, email service of process, and e-discovery
major Supreme Court decisions, such as Bell Atlantic v. Twombly (pleading and
Rule 12(b)(6), Taylor v. Sturgell (virtual representation), and Republic of
Panama v. Pimentel (Rule 19)
recent developments under the Class Action Fairness Act and Class Arbitrations
challenging review problems at the end of each chapter
No longer do you need to spend all of your class time explaining basic
concepts. Here is a great teaching casebook that allows you to focus on the
aspects of teaching that you most enjoy -- like hypothetical scenarios,
important cases, and discussing issues and topics of interest to you.
*Teaching materials are for professors only

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Christopher N. May is James P. Bradley Professor of Constitutional Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

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