Civil Procedure: Cases and Problems

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If you want to finish your course with a solid foundation in the doctrine, theory, and applications of civil procedure, try this accessible casebook. With a clear and explicit presentation of the contents, excellent case selection, and highly-effective, class-tested problems, Civil Procedure: Cases and Problems is carefully crafted to help first-year students master this challenging and essential subject. This student-friendly volume is packed with features that promote ...

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Overview

If you want to finish your course with a solid foundation in the doctrine, theory, and applications of civil procedure, try this accessible casebook. With a clear and explicit presentation of the contents, excellent case selection, and highly-effective, class-tested problems, Civil Procedure: Cases and Problems is carefully crafted to help first-year students master this challenging and essential subject. This student-friendly volume is packed with features that promote learning:

  • written by the same expert authors who created the successful Examples & Explanations study guides for constitutional law, and who have nearly 50 combined years teaching civil procedure
  • innovative organization begins with relatively easy, rules-based material to help students understand the interplay between the rules of procedure and litigation before progressing to more complex rules
  • more than 200 problems interspersed throughout the text, most of them based on actual cases
  • lightly edited cases help students develop their skills in doctrinal analysis
  • opening chapter provides a narrative overview of civil procedure, with a hypothetical case that illustrates each of the major topics in the course
  • integrated approach to covering Alternative Dispute Resolution and Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Authors Ides and May also make teaching more efficient for instructors:
  • the casebook maintains an essentially chronological approach, from the filing of the suit and acquiring jurisdiction over defendants, through trial, appellate review, and the binding effect of a judgment
  • chapters in the casebook are designed so that they may be taught in any order

Make learning civil procedure as rich and enjoyful as possible with Ides and May's Civil Procedure: Cases and Materials.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735526228
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Edition description: 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1212
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. I Modern Dispute Resolution: Litigation and Its Alternatives 1
Ch. II Acquiring Jurisdiction over the Parties to a Lawsuit 49
Ch. III Service of Process and Notice 217
Ch. IV Subject Matter Jurisdiction 283
Ch. V Venue, Transfer, and Forum Non Conveniens 385
Ch. VI The Erie Doctrine and Related Problems 433
Ch. VII Pleadings and Discovery 521
Ch. VIII Joinder of Claims and Parties 647
Ch. IX Class Actions 759
Ch. X Adjudication Without Trial 857
Ch. XI Trial 929
Ch. XII Appellate Review 1009
Ch. XIII The Binding Effect of a Final Judgment 1093
Table of Cases 1181
Table of Citations to the Judicial Code (28 U.S.C.) 1193
Table of Citations to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 1195
Table of Authorities 1199
Index 1205
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