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For two decades Examples & Explanations: Civil Procedure has helped students understand the intricacies of civil procedure. Professor Glannon, using the extremely successful Examples & Explanations format that he created, teaches students about civil procedure in an entertaining and elucidating way. Now in its Sixth Edition, this amazing study aid continues to provide clear, engaging introductions to the principles of civil procedure, together with appealing examples that illustrate how these principles apply in typical cases.

Students and professors are united in their high regard for this text that helps make a difficult subject accessible:

Professor Glannon's unique and entertaining style engages students and helps them to more easily understand difficult concepts
• Clear and accessible introductions and explanations cover all aspects of the first-year course including the difficult areas of res judicata, collateral estoppel, personal and subject matter jurisdiction, and three chapters on various aspects of the Erie doctrine
The proven and popular examples and explanations format is highly effective for learning and applying the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Examples progress gradually from simple to challenging and build students' confidence
• The frequent use of visual aids including diagrams, charts, and documents helps students grasp complicated ideas

The Sixth Edition has been completely updated throughout, and all citations reflect the most current law. In addition:

• A new chapter on joinder analyzing Rules 19 and 24
Revisions to reflect the extensive 2007 stylistic amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Give your students the help they need to master difficult topics. Be sure to recommend this highly acclaimed study guide—tested by students, instructors, and time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735570337
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Series: Examples and Explanations Series
  • Edition description: Sixth Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 722
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Personal Jurisdiction: The Enigma of Minimum Contacts
Chapter 2. Statutory Limits on Personal Jurisdiction: The Reach and Grasp of the Long-Arm
Chapter 3. Seeking the Home Field Advantage: Challenges to Personal Jurisdiction
Chapter 4. Federal Questions and Federal Cases: Jurisdiction over Cases “Arising under” Federal Law
Chapter 5. Diversity Jurisdiction: When Does Multiplicity Constitute Diversity?
Chapter 6. Personal and Subject Matter Jurisdiction Compared: The First Two Rings
Chapter 7. Second Guessing the Plaintiff’s Choice of Forum: Removal
Chapter 8. Proper Venue in Federal Courts: A Rough Measure of Convenience
Chapter 9. Choosing a Proper Court: The Three Rings Reconsidered


Chapter 10. Easy Erie: The Law of Rome and Athens
Chapter 11. Eerie Erie: The Substance/Substance Distinction
Chapter 12. Erie and State Choice of Law: Vertical Uniformity and Horizontal Chaos


Chapter 13. Sculpting the Lawsuit: The Basic Rules of Joinder
Chapter 14. Into the Labyrinth: Joinder of Parties under Rule 14
Chapter 15. Essentials and Interlopers: Joinder of Parties under Rules 19 and 24
Chapter 16: Jurisdictional Fellow Travelers: Supplemental Jurisdiction
Chapter 17. Jurisdiction v. Joinder: The Difference between Power and Persuasion


Chapter 18. The Bearer of Bad Tidings: Service of Process in the Federal Courts
Chapter 19. Getting Off Easy: The Motion to Dismiss
Chapter 20. When Justice so Requires: Amendments to Pleadings under the Federal Rules
Chapter 21. The Scope of Discovery: The Rules Giveth, and the Rules Taketh Away
Chapter 22. Tools of the Trade: The Basic Methods of Discovery
Chapter 23. Defective Allegation or Insufficient Proof?: Dismissal for Failure to State a Claim Compared to Summary Judgment
Chapter 24. The Judge and the Jury, Part One: Judgment as a Matter of Law (Directed Verdict)
Chapter 25. The Judge and the Jury, Part Two: Whose Case Is This, Anyway?


Chapter 26. Res Judicata: The Limits of Procedural Liberality
Chapter 27. Res Judicata and the Rules of Joinder: When Does May Mean Must?
Chapter 28. Collateral Estoppel: Fine-Tuning the Preclusion Doctrine
Chapter 29. The Obscure Kingdom: Nonmutual Collateral Estoppel


Chapter 30. An Introduction to the Pretrial Litigation Process: Setting the Stage for the Schulansky Case
Chapter 31. First Moves: Schulansky Goes to Court
Chapter 32. A Change of Forum: Ronan Removes to Federal Court
Chapter 33. The Defendants’ Perspective: Ronan’s Answer and Counterclaim
Chapter 34. Chain Reaction: Ronan Brings in Jones
Chapter 35. Preliminary Objections: Jones Seeks a Way Out


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  • Posted May 19, 2010

    E and E for Civil Procedure- Better than the text?

    I bought this E and E looking for help with my civ pro II class. At the beginning of school, our academic advisor warned us not to rely on commercial study guides to help us learn cases and rules, and she was right. This book is good for clarifying, it is not for teaching by itself. It truly is important to read the casebook in addition to the E and E- without the text, the E and E just gives you a basic understanding of the law. Also, I realized that the casebook by itself may be all one needs to do well in a course- the E and E really is just a supplement. However, it does do a great job of clarifying every majoy point and every major case that is relevant to Civ Pro today- just don't depend on it for everything, because it is only a supplement.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2005

    I have no idea what's going on in Civ Pro

    Hands down, this book is the best. Civ Pro is for many students (myself included) is the most confusing first-year law class. Glannon is THE book to get you through it. Careful, though, because it can become a crutch...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2004

    An Exceptional Learning Tool

    I started Glannon's Civil Procedure two months ago, working my way through every example and explanation in his book. It's now two weeks until I start my 1L year at law school and I feel like I've mastered civ pro. I downloaded a couple of past examinations from the school I will be attending and worked through them closed-book, employing what I learned from Glannon. To my surprise and delight, I wrote a better exam than the model answer on file (hitting all points and going further!) in the time alloted. Glannon is one of the few do-it-yourself-authors who has reaffirmed my belief in independent study. So many self-help books bore you to sleep or demotivate you by using foreign jargon or detail-rife instruction. Glannon will turn you into a civ pro master before you even enter the pearly gates to law school. But a word of advice: YOU WILL LEARN LITTLE IF YOU DON'T WORK THROUGH AT LEAST MOST OF THE EXAMPLES. Pay close attention to his 'three rings' analysis of jurisdiction. A deep understanding of it is essential to your study of civ pro. As a side note, I also recommend his Torts primer. It's written with the same clarity and big-picture emphasis as his masterful civ pro primer. Note: I consider myself of average intelligence. This is good news to those who buy Glannon's excellent civ pro primer. If I can learn this stuff cold, anyone can. In addition, I won't be attending an elite 'Top 14' school, so don't be intimidated, but this book!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2004

    The Bible of CivPro

    I got called on to brief _International Shoe_ last semester, and while I did ok, I was told I would have done way better had I had Glannon's book by then. My professor even recommends this book and pulls diagrams from it sometimes (giving full credit to Glannon). All I can say is that Glannon saved my butt in first-semester CivPro, and he will definitely save it in second-semester. This book is simply referred to as 'Glannon' even though he has written other Examples & Explanations Series books. Everyone I know who is in or has gone to law school recommends this book. It does not make reference to any particular text, which makes it a great supplement for any CivPro class. While Glannon's writing is somewhat dense, so that it is tough to get a concept 'at a glance,' it is extremely thorough, and it allows the reader to get a good grasp of CivPro concepts and key cases after a good, solid reading. And every now and then he makes you laugh with little anecdotes from his days as a law student. A colleague of mine actually had Glannon as a professor and said he was very enjoyable. Just do yourself a favor and consult Glannon periodically throughout the semester; otherwise you will be sitting there reading the book for hours the day before the exam (like I did).

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