Civil Procedure: Cases and Problemsby Barbara Allen Babcock, Toni Marie Massaro, Norman W. Spaulding
This vibrant casebook helps students understand the system for settling civil disputes, the lawyer's role in representing clients, and the uses of procedural rules. Authors Babcock and Massaro cover standard topics and cases in a context that facilitates understanding of this difficult course. Professors particularly remark on its superb coverage of Personal Jurisdiction.
To unite the disparate topics that make civil procedure so challenging while keeping their book studentfriendly, the authors:
present efficient explanatory text and speak directly in the notes and comments, shunning Delphic questions and string cites
open major sections with "problem cases" and materials drawn from a wide range of sources cases, statutes, and historical, sociolegal, or journalistic materials
use traditional cases but emphasize the identities and motivations of the litigants
stress the lawyer's role and issues of professional responsibility.
Civil Procedure opens with a twochapter overview of procedural due process and the decisionmakers who affect it. The next five chapters proceed chronologically through the stages of a lawsuit, from pleadings to appeals. The final chapter summarizes the entire course by presenting an appellate case on every topic covered.
This remarkable casebook helps students learn all the basics in a memorable, engaging manner.
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