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.
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: 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.
Author: Susan Cunningham-Hill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2016-06-23
Civil Litigation introduces students to the processes and procedures involved in making and defending civil litigation claims. The text is ideal for students taking the Legal Practice Course or relevant LLB or LLM modules and features case studies on both a personal injury matter and a commercial matter, making it suitable for students with either a high street or a commercial focus. Following the chronological progression of a civil litigation claim, the book offers practical guidance on advising clients whilst ensuring that the principles of the SRA Handbook and Code of Conduct 2011 are maintained. Students on CILEx courses, new trainees in practice, and paralegals will find this practical guidance of use in both their study and their work. Innovative diagrams at the beginning of chapters clearly illustrate the litigation procedure and help students understand the nature of the process as a whole. Examples provide students with a realistic context for their learning, while issues of cost, best practice, and professional conduct are clearly highlighted. Alternative dispute resolution is given appropriate practical emphasis, and references to the Civil Procedure Rules throughout make sure that students are ready for life in practice. Online Resource Centre Case study documentation to support the fictional scenarios referred to in the book Additional chapters covering injunctions, a practical guide to court hearings, instructions to counsel and enforcements of judgment Annotated forms Appendix - links to key Court forms Litigation train timeline to help students put the litigation process in context Podcasts Updates Weblinks Additional case study materials for lecturers, including suggested answers to case study questions Video clips Test bank of over 50 multiple choice questions
Author: Brian Siegel
Publisher: Aspen Pub
Release Date: 2001-08-01
Genre: Corporation law
The Siegel's Series works through key topics in a Q&A format, providing and additional source for self-quizzing. A proven resource for high performance, each title in this exam-prep series contains multiple-choice questions and answers, as well as essay questions with model answers. Siegel's Features: Multiple choice questions with model answers Essay questions with model answers Available for all major subjects and electives Great for exam prep, too
Author: William V. Dorsaneo, III, Chief Justice
Release Date: 2015-06-17
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, 2015-2016 Edition includes sample pleadings and other documents to help students understand and apply the procedural rules. The text also includes thirty sets of Practice Exercises; hypothetical problems that walk students through the application of the rules in increasingly complex situations. Professors adopting the book will be provided with suggested answers to the Practice Exercises. New eBook editions of this book will be issued each year. The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.
Author: Joseph W. Glannon
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
Release Date: 2008
For two decades Examples & Explanations: Civil Procedure has helped students understand the intricacies of civil procedure. Professor Glannon, using the extremely successful Examples & Explanations format that he created, teaches students about civil procedure in an entertaining and elucidating way. Now in its Sixth Edition, this amazing study aid continues to provide clear, engaging introductions to the principles of civil procedure, together with appealing examples that illustrate how these principles apply in typical cases. Students and professors are united in their high regard for this text that helps make a difficult subject accessible: Professor Glannon's unique and entertaining style engages students and helps them to more easily understand difficult concepts Clear and accessible introductions and explanations cover all aspects of the first-year course including the difficult areas of res judicata, collateral estoppel, personal and subject matter jurisdiction, and three chapters on various aspects of the Erie doctrine The proven and popular examples and explanations format is highly effective for learning and applying the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Examples progress gradually from simple to challenging and build students' confidence The frequent use of visual aids including diagrams, charts, and documents helps students grasp complicated ideas The Sixth Edition has been completely updated throughout, and all citations reflect the most current law. In addition: A new chapter on joinder analyzing Rules 19 and 24 Revisions to reflect the extensive 2007 stylistic amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Give your students the help they need to master difficult topics. Be sure to recommend this highly acclaimed study guide--tested by students, instructors, and time.
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 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: Suzanne Darrow-Kleinhaus
Publisher: West Academic
Release Date: 2016-05-03
This edition walks you through the entire bar preparation process from getting a head start during your last year of law school to taking the exam. It features comprehensive coverage of the Uniform Bar Exam, including an explanation of each component and how to prepare for it, to the larger question of what “portability” really means for the bar candidate. This edition also provides guidelines for selecting a bar review course, bar planner checklists, advice on how to manage the material you cover in bar review courses, and advice on how to learn the law so you can remember it and use it to answer exam questions. It identifies the basic skills the exam tests and the precise manner in which these skills are tested, showing you how to target your study efforts to maximize results. An Appendix provides practice materials for the MPT and essays, including the MEEs, with “answer de-constructions” to explain why bar examiners chose those answers as “better than average.”