Understanding Civil Procedure

Author: Gene R. Shreve
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9780327189893
Release Date: 2013-08-14
Genre: Law

This well-established treatise is premised on the assumption that the key to understanding the principles of civil procedure is to know why: why the principles were created and why they are invoked. The treatise is written to answer these questions as it lays out the basic principles of civil procedure. It also reflects the authors' belief that students of civil procedure can understand and appreciate complex principles when they are clearly presented; teaching civil procedure does not require dumbing it down. The authors use the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as a model, but they also refer to different state rules and doctrines where appropriate in order to present a representative cross-section of state models. Although they discuss important civil procedure cases in the text, thus supporting the most widely used civil procedure casebooks using these same cases, they also provide useful references to secondary sources and illustrative cases for the reader who wants to explore further.

Understanding Civil Rights Litigation

Author: Howard M. Wasserman
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press LLC
ISBN: 1531003664
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Civil procedure

"This book provides an overview of civil rights and constitutional litigation under Section 1983 and its Bivens federal counterpart. The book is written for courses on Civil Rights Litigation and Federal Courts"-- Provided by publisher.

Glannon Guide to Civil Procedure

Author: Joseph W. Glannon
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9781543804843
Release Date: 2018-09-18
Genre: Law

Law school classroom lectures can leave you with a lot of questions. Glannon Guides can help you better understand your classroom lecture with straightforward explanations of tough concepts with hypos that help you understand their application. The Glannon Guide is your proven partner throughout the semester when you need a supplement to (or substitute for) classroom lecture. Here’s why you need to use Glannon Guides to help you better understand what is being taught in the classroom: It mirrors the classroom experience by teaching through explanation, interspersed with hypotheticals to illustrate application. Both correct and incorrect answers are explained; you learn why a solution does or does not work. Glannon Guides provide straightforward explanations of complex legal concepts, often in a humorous style that makes material stick.

Federal Civil Procedure Logic Maps

Author: William M. Janssen
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314285113
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Law

This full-color book of Federal Civil Procedure logic maps, which supports any classroom text, is designed to provide visual aids including graphic and color cues to aid in the understanding and application of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Visual references show the interplay among rules and subparts of rules. In some cases, applicable case law is also referenced. The book also contains the complete, and updated, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as an appendix. The visual format provides a comprehensive overview, allowing students to review the subject quickly prior to final exams.

Civil Procedure

Author: Scott Dodson
Publisher: Model Problems and Outstanding
ISBN: 9780199965229
Release Date: 2012-11-19
Genre: Law

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.

California Civil Procedure in a Nutshell

Author: William R. Slomanson
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 0314187960
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Law

California has one of the most complex procedural systems in the nation. This Nutshell provides an overview of the many significant differences that impact the choice between state and federal courts in California. The authors succinctly analyze California procedure and expose different solutions to the practice problems found in a state containing parallel systems of state and federal procedure.

A Student s Guide to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Author: Steven Baicker-McKee
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 031416815X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Law

Popular with law students, A Student's Guide to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provides a lucid, up-to-date explanation of all of the major topics in a typical first-year course in civil procedure. Updated and expanded, the guide contains more than 2,000 new citations; it also provides a discussion of procedure after removal of a case from state court, touching on such issues as the time limits for motions to remand, a federal judge's lack of jurisdiction to reconsider remand, and a federal appellate court's lack of jurisdiction to hear an appeal of remand order. The guide also covers such areas of procedure as jurisdiction, venue, the Erie doctrine, forum non conveniens, and res judicata.

Civil Procedure

Author: Joseph W. Glannon
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454886358
Release Date: 2017-02-05
Genre: Law

Civil Procedure: A Coursebook provides solid scholarship but does not hide the ball. The book’s accessibility, organization, and interior design support its innovative pedagogy. New to the Third Edition: Recent (Dec. 1, 2015) rule amendments abrogate the federal forms and make important changes to the discovery rules. This edition reflects both sets of changes and includes provocative new materials on the revitalized proportionality standard of discovery and the ethical requirements for competency in electronic discovery, in addition to other smaller updates.

Civil Procedure Stories

Author: Kevin M. Clermont
Publisher:
ISBN: 1599413477
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Law

This book is a collaborative effort by fourteen law-school professors to provide a deeper understanding of the great civil procedure cases. The professors each wrote a short chapter on one of the cases, retelling the cases in their own voice and by their own method. Each chapter has a fairly consistent structure, with separate sections on: social and legal background of the case; factual background of the case; lower court proceedings in the case; final appellate disposition, including issues, decisions, reasons, and separate opinions; factual postscript to the case; immediate impact of the case on the development of the law (why the case is famous and when it became so); and continuing importance of the case today (why it is still a leading case).The accompanying website, http://civprostories.law.cornell.edu, serves as a research tool for students, academics, and practitioners. The poste

Civil Procedure

Author: Barbara Allen Babcock
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454888116
Release Date: 2017-05-12
Genre: Law

With lightly-edited cases, both classic and contemporary, and engaging hypothetical problems, the sixth edition of Civil Procedure: Cases and Problems promotes the analysis and understanding of both governing procedural rules and underlying doctrinal complexities. The casebook also emphasizes the social and economic contexts animating modern procedural problems and reforms as well as the constitutional dynamics underlying federal jurisdiction.

Learning Civil Procedure

Author: Jeffrey Stempel
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1683288629
Release Date: 2018-04-11
Genre:

Learning Civil Procedure provides a broad, student-centered, user-friendly approach to civil procedure that is both clear and sophisticated. Students build mastery of the material through the presentation of examples and analyses. Students then move on to involved problems similar to what they 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. Students will emerge as competent and culturally literate lawyers because the book also includes the core "canon" of civil procedure opinions as well as sufficient historical background. Learning Civil Procedure is a book designed by authors who both teach and litigate, making it the perfect tool for ensuring that students are ready for the classroom, the bar exam, and real-world litigation practice.

Understanding Constitutional Law

Author: Norman Redlich
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9781422486603
Release Date: 2007-03-16
Genre: Law

Understanding Constitutional Law covers all of the central concepts and issues students encounter in any basic constitutional law course. Structure of Government issues revolve around the twin themes of federalism and separation of powers. Individual rights and liberties follow a concept organization-Due Process, Equal Protection, and First Amendment. Clearly written and authoritative, Understanding Constitutional Law addresses the central concepts and issues students encounter in most Constitutional Law casebooks. "Structure of government" issues revolve around the twin themes of federalism and separation of powers. Individual rights and liberties follow a concept organization - Due Process, Equal Protection, and First Amendment.

Acing Civil Procedure

Author: A. Benjamin Spencer
Publisher:
ISBN: 1628100419
Release Date: 2014-05-20
Genre: Law

Moving beyond the outline format used by most students, this book uses a checklist format to lead students through the questions they need to ask and answer to fully analyze the legal questions they are trying to resolve. It assembles the different issues, presenting a clear guide to procedural analysis that students can draw upon when writing their exams. Other study aids provide sample problems, but this book offers a systematic approach to problem solving.

Texas Civil Procedure Pre Trial Litigation 2015 2016

Author: William V. Dorsaneo, III, Chief Justice
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9781632824462
Release Date: 2015-06-17
Genre: Law

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.