Civil Procedure: Cases and Problems

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Aspen Publishers, 2006 - Law - 1216 pages
Professors who want their students to gain a solid foundation in the doctrine, theory, and applications of civil procedure discovered a dependable teaching partner in CIVIL PROCEDURE: Cases and Problems. Now, in its Second Edition, this clear and explicit casebook continues to provide an appropriate blend of direct explanations, excellent cases, and class-tested problems to help students master this challenging subject.
These distinctive features make the book a refreshing alternative:
written by the authors of the hugely successful Examples & Explanations study guides for Constitutional Law
introductions and transitional text are accessible, without being overly simplified
innovative yet flexible organization, beginning with relatively easy, rules-based material and maintaining an essentially chronological approach, from the filing of the suit though appeals and the effect of judgment, with more complex rules taught after the students develop an understanding of the interplay between the rules of procedure and litigation
chapters can be taught in any order for maximum classroom flexibility
more than 200 problems interspersed throughout the text
lightly edited cases develop first-year students doctrinal analysis skills
narrative overview of Civil Procedure in the first chapter contains a hypothetical case that illustrates each of the major topics
integrated approach to covering Alternative Dispute Resolution and Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
comprehensive Teachers Manual explains the authors approach, provides analysis of cases and answers to problems, gives extra guidance for topics students find difficult, includes diagrams and overheads, and suggests sample syllabi for different credit hours
The Second Edition addresses:
rapid developments in personal jurisdiction and the internet
the new Class Action Fairness Act
amendments to the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23
Multiforum Jurisdiction Act of 2002 and other congressional acts involving federal jurisdiction
significant changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure pertaining to pleadings and discovery, including the problem of retrieval of computer files
new case law, including several procedure and subject matter jurisdiction cases recently decided by the Supreme Court

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Litigation and Its Alternatives
A Hypothetical Case
State and Federal Court Caseloads

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About the author (2006)

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

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