Civil Procedure: Doctrine, Practice, and Context, Third Edition / Edition 3

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The first Civil Procedure casebook to consistently show how doctrines and rules work in actual legal practice, the Third Edition offers a more global perspective and over 40 thought-provoking practice exercises—in addition to timely cases, a dynamic selection of excerpted materials, and two sample case files in an appendix.

Connecting the study of Civil Procedure to the practice of law, this dynamic casebook provides:

  • distinguished authorship by respected and experienced educator-scholars
  • exceptionally varied and provocative materials that create both historical and empirical context
  • well-written and well-positioned introductions and explanations
  • effective and supportive comments and questions
  • more than 40 thoughtful practice exercises
  • practice exam questions
  • two sample case files in the Appendix: two complete case files include transcripts, memoranda, exhibits, motions, and more
  • manageable overall length
  • detailed Teacher’s Manual

New to the Third Edition:

  • a more global and contemporary perspective
  • four new review & practice exercises
  • recent Supreme Court cases regarding pleading, summary judgment, notice, and subject matter jurisdiction
  • legislative developments involving class action practice
  • Coverage of the new e-discovery amendments as well as a new e-discovery exercise
  • Revisions that reflect the recent style amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Civil Procedure: Doctrine, Practice, and Context offers a highly engaging approach that enables your students to see how the rules can have a significant impact on the results—in practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735570078
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 7/28/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1175
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. An Introduction to Civil Procedure
Chapter 2. Remedies and Stakes
Chapter 3. Thinking Like a Trial Lawyer: Pleadings and Simple Joinder
Chapter 4. Discovery
Chapter 5. The Right to Jury Trial and Judicial Control of Results
Chapter 6. Questioning and Taming the Current System
Chapter 7. The Choice of an Appropriate Court: Personal Jurisdiction, Notice, and Venue
Chapter 8. The Choice of an Appropriate Court: Subject Matter Jurisdiction and Removal
Chapter 9. Choice of Federal or State Law—The Erie v. Tompkins Problem
Chapter 10. Finality and Preclusion
Chapter 11. Complexity: It All Comes Together

Table of Cases

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