Civil Procedure, Eighth Edition / Edition 8

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Its clear, straightforward writing style continues to make Civil Procedure accessible to students without oversimplifying the material it covers. An effective overview of procedure gives students a working knowledge of the system and offers techniques for statutory analysis. Civil Procedure’s teachable structure features a clear organization, concisely edited cases—carefully chosen for first-year students—textual notes introducing and highlighting connections between sections, and practical problems. The casebook’s shorter length assures that each class will completely cover the complex course material in limited hours, and a flexible organization adapts to a variety of teaching approaches. The comprehensive print Teacher’s Manual offers detailed teaching guidance, case analyses, and sample syllabi; the interactive online version also provides PowerPoint slides and Mindmaps. A companion Statutory and Case Supplement is annually updated, and the complete text of cases can be found on the accompanying Website.

The Eighth Edition introduces innovative new features that highlight important and engaging material. “What’s New Here?” boxes briefly summarize key points emerging from cases, statutes, and rules. “Implications” boxes make brief statements about connections and extensions of doctrine, aimed at answering the perennial question students ask, “How does this connect with the rest of the course?” “Perspectives” boxes provide short explorations of cases’ historical context and related developments, addressing the query, “What does it mean that this happened at this historical moment?” The material is updated throughout, and new material appears on Erie, pleading, discovery, arbitration, preclusion, class actions, and joinder. The Eighth Edition is available as an eBook as well as a print book.


Clear, straightforward writing style, accessible without being oversimplified
Effective overview of the procedural system

• gives students a working knowledge of the system
• offers techniques for statutory analysis

Teachable structure

• clear organization
• concisely edited cases, carefully chosen for first-year students
• textual notes introduce and highlight connections between sections
• practical problems
• shorter length assures completion of complex course material in limited hours

Flexible organization, adapts to a variety of teaching approaches
Comprehensive print Teacher’s Manual

• detailed teaching guidance
• case analyses
• sample syllabi

And more in the interactive online Teacher’s Manual

• PowerPoint slides
• Mindmaps

• Companion Statutory and Case Supplement, annually updated
• Complet

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781454807100
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 4/26/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 960
  • Sales rank: 301,535
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Summary of Contents

Ch. 1. An Overview of Procedure

Part A. The Constitutional Framework for U.S. Litigations

Ch. 2. Personal Jurisdiction

Ch. 3. Subject Matter Jurisdiction of the Federal Courts

Ch. 4. State Law in Federal Courts: Erie and Its Entailments

Part B. The Process of Litigation

Ch. 5. Incentives to Litigate

Ch. 6. Pleading

Ch. 7. Discovery

Ch. 8. Resolution Without Trial

Ch. 9. The Trier and the Trial

Ch. 10. Appeal

Ch. 11. Respect for Judgments

Part C. Probing the Boundaries: Additional Claims and Parties

Ch. 12. Joinder

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