Author: Scott Dodson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Students deem Civil Procedure to be one of the hardest classes in law school for good reason. Doctrines from personal jurisdiction to res judicata are difficult to apply to exam fact patterns, and the policies underlying the federal rules can be difficult to grasp. The course is a complex hybrid of common law, statutes, rules, and some constitutional doctrine. For the first time, Oxford University Press equips students with an accessible guide to acing this most challenging of law school tests. In Civil Procedure: Model Problems and Outstanding Answers, Scott Dodson helps students demonstrate their knowledge of civil procedure in the structured and sophisticated manner that professors expect on law school exams. This book includes clear introductions to the major topics in civil procedure, provides hypotheticals that students can expect to see on an exam, and offers model answers to those hypotheticals. Professor Dodson then gives students the opportunity to evaluate their own work with a comprehensive self-analysis section. This book prepares students by challenging them to use the law they learn in class while also explaining the best way to express an answer on law school exams. This second edition has been updated to reflect recent changes to the federal rules of civil procedure. It incorporates new paradigm cases, including Wal-Mart, Goodyear, and McIntyre. The second edition also reflects the new rule and statutory amendments, including the Federal Courts Jurisdictions and Venue Clarification Act of 2011.
LexisNexis Questions and Answers - Civil Procedure is designed to facilitate both continuous review and preparation for examinations. This book provides an understanding of civil procedure and gives a clear and systematic approach to analysing and answering problem and exam questions. Each chapter commences with a summary of the relevant law and key issues. Each question is followed by a suggested answer plan, a sample answer and comments on how the answer might be assessed by an examiner. The authors also offer advice on common errors to avoid when answering each question. LexisNexis Questions and Answers - Civil Procedure covers: Summary of key issues in each chapter. ; Questions with answer guide, suggested answer, examiner's comments and common errors to avoid.
Author: Jospeh W. Glannon
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2013-07-11
The proven Glannon Guide is a user-friendly study aid to use throughout the semester as a great supplement to (or substitute for) classroom lecture. Topics are broken down into manageable pieces and are explained in a conversational tone. Chapters are interspersed with hypotheticals like those posed in the classroom that include analysis of answers to ensure thorough understanding. Additionally, “The Closer” questions pose sophisticated hypotheticals at the end of each chapter to present cumulative review of earlier topics. More like classroom experiences, the Glannon Guide provides you with straightforward explanations of complex legal concepts, often in a humorous style that makes the material stick. The user-friendly Glannon Guide is your proven partner throughout the semester when you need a supplement to (or substitute for) classroom lecture. The material is broken into small, manageable pieces to help you master concepts. Multiple-choice questions are interspersed throughout each chapter (not lumped at the end) to mirror the flow of a classroom lecture. Correct and incorrect answers are carefully explained; you learn why they do or do not work. You can rely on authority; the series was created by Joseph W. Glannon?Harvard-educated, best-selling author of, among other legal texts, Examples and Explanations; Civil Procedure, now in its sixth edition. “The Closer” poses a sophisticated problem question at the end of each chapter to test your comprehension. A final “Closing Closer” provides you practice opportunity as well as a cumulative review of all the concepts from earlier chapters. You can check your understanding each step of the way. More like classroom experiences, these Guides provide straightforward explanations of complex legal concepts, often in a humorous style that makes the material stick.
Civil Procedure MBE practice questions developed by AmeriBar Bar Review. AmeriBar provides a comprehensive course preparing students for the Multistate Bar Exam and bar exams in over 30 jurisdictions. Civil procedure was added to the scope of testing for the MBE starting in 2015.
Author: William Janssen
Publisher: West Academic
Release Date: 2016-05-13
Looking for a reliable multiple-choice practice resource for federal civil procedure? Well, you MUST buy this book if: A. You are studying for the Multistate Bar Examination, and are a little freaked out by the arrival of Civil Procedure to the question categories in the exam; B. You are now enrolled in a Civil Procedure course and you are still trying to figure out precisely what was going on in Pennoyer v. Neff; C. You want a resource that not only allows you to test your understanding of Civil Procedure, but enhances it by providing detailed explanations; D. All of the above. This second edition (expanded by 25% with new questions, and now also encompassing the December 2015 Rules amendments) is a multiple-choice exam practice book designed for (a) bar exam takers, who are preparing to take the MBE multiple-choice bar exam (Civil Procedure was recently added as a testing topic in the MBE multiple-choice bar exam), and (b) 1L law students, who are preparing to take their course examinations. The book offers practical, easy-to-follow advice on multiple-choice exam-taking strategies, clear suggestions on effective multiple-choice practicing techniques, and a robust set of Civil Procedure multiple-choice practice questions with answers and explanations (designed to simulate MBE-style questions). Tables help users decode the tested-topic for each practice question.
Author: A. J. Stephani
Release Date: 2015-05-20
Available in eBook format, the 2015 Edition of Weissenberger's Federal Civil Procedure Litigation Manual offers a practical guide to the intricacies of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Written by Glen Weissenberger, author of the Evidence & Courtroom Manual series and A.J. Stephani, noted civil procedure professor and author, Federal Civil Litigation Procedure Manual contains the complete text of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Each rule is then individually annotated with insightful commentary, additional supporting authorities, and recent significant cases. The manual was specifically designed to aid both the legal practitioner and judge, and is updated annually to encompass changes in the Rules or supporting case law. Features include: • The complete text of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure • Insightful Commentary in clear prose elineates the practical meanings of each Rule • Additional Authority suggests additional research tools • Recent Significant Cases offers a list of current judicial interpretations of each Rule • Official Forms, relevant United States Code provisions, and Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure also included. The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Release Date: 2016-02-03
These rules govern the procedure in all civil actions and proceedings in the United States district courts, except as stated in Rule 81. The rules should be construed, administered, and employed by the court and the parties to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding. In this booklet, you will find the process for commencing an action, pleadings, motions, summons, and orders. Additionally you will find procedural information about pretrial conferences and hearings, rights to a trial jury, jury selection, roles of the plaintiff and defendant, types of class actions, duty to disclose, including disclosure of expert testimony, trial preparation materials, using depositions in court proceedings, appeals, and more. Magistrate judges, civil attorneys, paralegal professions, Court clerk office staff, and others involved in the Civil Court system may be interested in this reference booklet. Additionally, corporations, nonprofit organizations, citizens, and law degree students pursuing coursework for civil law degrees may be interested in these rules. These Federal Civil Procedures will meet first-yar law student requirements as a supplemental text for the student. Lastly, all law libraries and public libraries should have a copy of this volume available for their patrons and on hand at their circulation desk for student's research needs.
This title is a part of our CasebookPlus(tm) offering as ISBN 9781634595124. Learn more at CasebookPlus.com. Learning Civil Procedure provides a broad, student-centered, user-friendly approach to civil procedure that is both clear and sophisticated. It engages students through presentation of examples and analyses that build mastery of the material before moving on to more involved problems similar to those students will encounter on final examinations, bar examinations, and as lawyers. The book makes great use of problems to facilitate dialogue in class and correspondingly uses many fewer case excerpts than does the typical casebook. But it includes the core "canon" of civil procedure opinions as well as sufficient historical background necessary for producing culturally literate lawyers better equipped for actual real world litigation practice. For those teachers who want more cases, the accompanying website includes edited versions of all the traditional cases found in most civil procedure casebooks. The website also provides exam questions, multiple choice practice questions, and a Comprehensive Study Guide. For more information and additional teaching materials, visit the companion site.
Author: Stuart Sime
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2016-06-23
Trusted by generations of students and litigators, A Practical Approach to Civil Procedure is the perfect guide through the complex procedural requirements employed in the civil courts. Written by an expert in the field and co-editor of Blackstone's Civil Practice, the book provides a wide-ranging and detailed overview of the key statutory provisions, rules, practice directions, and case law which govern the various stages of a civil litigation claim, making it essential reading for students and newly-qualified litigators. Taking a thoroughly practical focus throughout, the book charts the progress of a typical civil litigation claim, from funding litigation and issuing and serving proceedings, through to trial, enforcement and appeal. Full coverage of alternative dispute resolution is also included. Relevant sample documentation is featured throughout and introduces the reader to the forms and documents which will be encountered in practice, while key point summaries featured at the end of chapters highlight the essential points covered. Updated annually, this nineteenth edition has been fully revised to incorporate coverage of ongoing changes in civil procedure, including developments to the rules and their impact on areas such as costs and funding. Online Resource Centre A range of web links to key related sources support students looking to read around the subject and develop their understanding.
Author: Steven L. Emanuel
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2016-05-22
Genre: Study Aids
Strategies & Tactics for the MBE, 6E is full of up-to-date advice on how to analyze Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) questions, including details on how to handle each MBE subject, specific, step-by-step strategies for analyzing different question types, tips about how subtle differences in wording can completely change the meaning of an answer, and strategies for "rewording" questions in your mind to make them easier to analyze. Updated by Steven Emanuel, Strategies & Tactics for the MBE, 6E contains a full-length, 200-question practice MBE exam, as well as more than 325 additional questions broken down by subject a total of over 500 NCBE-released questions. The new edition also includes 70 author-generated Civil Procedure questions. Each subject begins with detailed advice on how to handle MBE questions on that subject and how to focus your studies on the most common and trickiest MBE topics. Every question has a fully explained answer that analyzes, in detail, every answer option. Features: Updated to include a comprehensive section on Civil Procedure, which was recently added to the MBE exam. This new section features approximately 70 author-generated questions. For the traditional MBE topics (Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property and Future Interests, and Torts), every one of the more than 500 questions in this book represents an actual question asked on a past MBE. These questions have been reviewed for accuracy and updated.
Author: William V. Dorsaneo III
Release Date: 2014-07-03
This coursebook explores both the practical and substantive aspects of Texas civil pre-trial litigation. The materials cover all aspects of the processing of a civil case up to the period immediately before trial. It addresses such issues as: • The attorney's relationship with the client (when to take a case, forming the contract, Interviewing and counseling the client); • When to file the suit (statutes of limitation and other pre-filing requirements); • Protecting the right to recover (emergency relief such as TROs, sequestration, garnishment, and attachment); • Deciding where to file the case (subject matter jurisdiction, personal jurisdiction, and venue); • Defining and shaping the case (pleading practices, joinder, and preclusion doctrines); • Obtaining relevant Information (scope of discovery and discovery devices); and • Non-trial resolutions (default, summary judgment, settlement, and alternative dispute resolution). All of the chapters have been updated to include new cases and changes in rules and statutes. In addition to cases and supplemental notes, Texas Civil Procedure: Pre-Trial Litigation includes sample pleadings and other documents to help students understand and apply the procedural rules. The text also includes thirty new sets of Practice Exercises--hypothetical problems that walk students through the application of the rules in increasingly complex situations. The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.