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Receive complimentary lifetime digital access to the eBook with new print purchase. What Makes A Student's Guide to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Different? Text of the Rules, Title 28, and Constitution: The 2020-2021 edition supplies what your students need-the text of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (as amended through December 1, 2020), the frequently-consulted sections of the U.S. Judiciary Code (as amended through April 2020), and the text of the U.S. Constitution. Most Rules Supplements available to students contain that same content. But where most supplements stop, A Student's Guide continues on.... PLUS... Student-Friendly Orientation to Each Rule: What many students often find challenging in studying Civil Procedure-and what is less likely to be found in either a casebook or a conventional study aid-is an understanding of how each Rule fits into the master scheme of federal civil practice generally. This edition of A Student's Guide offers students that very guidance. Three features follow the text of each Rule: How This Rule Fits In explains for students the broad context of each Rule and the role each plays in federal civil practice; The Architecture of this Rule guides students in unpacking the structure of those Rules that are especially long and confusing; How This Rule Works in Practice helps students understand each Rule's application, subpart by subpart, in the real-world, practical life of practicing attorneys. PLUS... Citations to Interpretative Case Law: Also unlike most other Rules Supplements, A Student's Guide provides students with select, leading interpretative case law analyzing the Rules and their subparts. This, then, converts this resource into a finding aid of sorts, as students work through applied problems in the context of the Rules. PLUS... A Getting Started Overview to Federal Practice Concepts: Because many of the related core concepts of federal practice are an amalgam of law found in Rules, statutes, constitutional provisions, and case law, A Student's Guide bridges that gulf with quick, orienting discussions of central practice concepts like personal jurisdiction, subject-matter jurisdiction, removal, venue, forum non conveniens, the Erie Doctrine, and claim and issue preclusion. These distillations allow students to acquire a broad view of those related practice contexts. PLUS... A Handy Overview of Federal Appellate Practice: This edition of A Student's Guide also includes a concise, student-friendly overview of federal appellate practice. PLUS... A Helpful Orientation to the Rulemaking Process: A Student's Guide also includes a brief orientation for students to the process of federal rulemaking, how the Rules originally came into existence, and how they are amended.
Receive complimentary lifetime digital access to the eBook with new print purchase. This supplement provides a compact and concise compendium of all of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure currently in effect, including references to pending amendments to these rules for that will take effect on December 1, 2020 (assuming the amendments are approved by the Supreme Court and not blocked by Congress). It also includes the U.S. Constitution and key provisions of Title 28 of the United States Code. The book's small size and text that is limited to the body of rules and statutes make it a convenient resource for students in civil procedure and complex litigation courses who need quick and easy access to relevant statutory provisions during class or for their studies or exams.
The third edition of this casebook reflects the many developments that have occurred in aggregate litigation since 2013 while continuing to treat the subject as a coherent whole. This edition includes a short, systematic introduction to the range of different aggregation techniques and then pays detailed attention to class actions, multidistrict litigation (MDL), parens-patriae suits, bankruptcy, and arbitration. In particular, this edition features a new chapter devoted to MDL, in which topics range from selecting the transferee court, choosing what law should apply, and exploring the judicial role in examining MDL's effect on settlement and leadership selection. As before, the casebook does more than just present the law-it considers multiple perspectives on policy, litigation strategy, judicial practice, financial considerations, and empirical findings. The book fills three gaps in the market for teaching materials on the U.S. civil justice system. First, it treats aggregate litigation as a cohesive field of law that encompasses all devices for processing claims en masse. Second, the book confronts forthrightly the reality of our civil justice system as one geared toward settlement, not trial. From this vantage point, the casebook sees the processes for aggregate litigation as vehicles through which to achieve comprehensive, or broadly encompassing, resolution of related civil claims. Third, the book frames the legitimacy of preclusion in aggregate litigation by drawing, among other things, on conceptions of legitimacy in other settings, such as private contract and public legislation. In so doing, the casebook encourages students to see cross-cutting connections with their other courses on such topics as contracts, corporations, and administrative law.
The 2020 Statutory and Case Supplement brings the casebook up-to-date, noting new developments in a short introductory section. Because the supplement includes the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and edited advisory committee notes, as well as the United States Constitution and relevant portions of the United States Code, the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, and the Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States, it can be used with any civil procedure casebook.
This classic civil procedure casebook begins with a detailed overview, thus providing students with a solid and complete grounding in the subject, before proceeding to in-depth coverage of the major problem areas. It is highly versatile and can serve the most profound of civil procedure courses as well as a modern compact course allotted as few as three semester hours. Thanks to its flexible structure, it also fosters diverse teaching methods. The thirteenth edition retains prior editions' range and depth of coverage, while reflecting a thorough rewriting for improved flow and clarity. It newly features most prominently a reordering of the Part on jurisdiction and a reworking of the rapidly changing subject of general and specific personal jurisdiction. Finally, it brings a proven Stories approach to the presentation of the major cases' backgrounds.
The topics discussed in this law school study outline include territorial (personal) jurisdiction (including venue and forum non conveniens), subject matter jurisdiction (covering diversity jurisdiction, federal question jurisdiction, and supplemental jurisdiction). Explains the Erie doctrine and federal common law, pleadings (including counterclaims, cross-claims, supplemental pleadings), parties (including joinder and class actions). Coverage also includes discovery (including devices, scope, sanctions and discovery conferences), summary judgment, pretrial conference and settlements, trial (including right to jury trial, motions, jury instruction and arguments, and post-verdict motions), appeals, claim preclusion (res judicata) and issue preclusion (collateral estoppel). Includes an extensive Capsule Summary of all the topics covered, Review Questions keyed to the outline's coverage, and sample essay questions and answers. Throughout the outline, there are also Exam Tips and charts to summarize and explain the material.
The new edition of California Civil Procedure in a Nutshell is designed to bridge the gap between law school and law practice. While the booklet cannot provide legal advice, it will benefit these audiences in the following ways: (1) law students will consider it an effective aid for learning the key differences between their state and federal procedure courses; (2) bar applicants, who could not benefit from an upper-division course in California Civil Procedure, will value this booklet as a succinct pathfinder in their journey to enter the profession; (3) new associates will deem it a handy resource for their preliminary research; and (4) all readers will view its multiple Tables as pictures worth a thousand words. Readability has been improved by placing the accompanying legal citations, with pinpoint cites, at the end of most paragraphs. Citing only the official reporter (when available) facilitates both brevity and flow. The ubiquitous case and statutory quotes promote an appreciation of content. One studying for an exam might find these citations helpful, when using the front-matter Table of Cases to link this Nutshell to your professor's particular course. They are also invaluable short-cuts, for law clerks and associates in search of a handy reference tool. The multiple end-of-paragraph parentheticals contain cite-specific reference phrases for reader convenience. This technique avoids the textual narrative being interrupted with sentence-by-sentence citation. It further eschews those ghastly, interruptive, downstairs doorbell-ringing footnotes-while retaining the flanking citations necessary for efficient legal research. This Nutshell's companion webpage is located at http://www.tjsl.edu/slomansonb/T&F_WebQuiz&MC.docx.It offers true-false and multiple choice quizzes, designed to open doors which were previously ajar. This e-component contains: chapter review questions-intended to simultaneously evoke both true and false responses; answers-to facilitate self-assessment; a new multiple choice review segment; and answers-to support learning objectives.
This supplement brings the principal text current with recent developments in the law and contains the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure with selected advisory committee notes and key provisions from the United States Code. It also contains selections from the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, and the United States Constitution that are useful for teaching Civil Procedure.
Gain insight into the laws governing all of the major steps in the civil litigation process, starting with investigation and ending with post-appeal collateral attacks. This text covers the major themes underlying the governing legal standards and those basic issues that the case law and literature suggest to be the most pressing. References to federal practice and procedure are provided with a discussion on the burden of complex, multi-party litigation on the judicial system.
The Compact Twelfth Edition of this very popular casebook is designed for three- or four-credit civil procedure courses. It provides a framework for studying the essential and cutting-edge issues of civil procedure in an accessible but rigorous way. The materials are designed to reinforce doctrinal understanding, to foster case reading skills, to encourage critical thinking and an appreciation of the real-world context of procedural decisions, and to help develop a sense of litigation strategy. The casebook covers all of the major topics that a professor might wish to teach in a one-semester course of varied practical or theoretical emphases. A supplement provides important teaching material, including all updated Federal Rules, federal statutes and constitutional provisions pertinent to procedure, the pleadings in Twombly and Iqbal, state materials, a litigation flow-chart, and other important teaching tools. New materials include: notes on Supreme Court cases on general jurisdiction; materials on virtual contacts in personal jurisdiction; extensive materials the 2015 amendments to discovery practice, including e-discovery; the NFL concussion litigation; and, the emergence of multi-district litigation as a significant method of group litigation.