Civil Procedure: Doctrine, Practice, and Context, Second Edition

Civil Procedure: Doctrine, Practice, and Context, Second Edition

by Stephen N. Subrin, Thomas O. Main, Mark S. Brodin, Martha L. Minow
     
 

The first civil procedure casebook to consistently show doctrines and rules at work in actual law practice is now available in a revised, expanded, and improved Second Edition. Instructors who Civil Procedure: Doctrine, Practice, and Context, Second Edition can be sure their students will attain a deep and practical understanding of this crucial area of

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The first civil procedure casebook to consistently show doctrines and rules at work in actual law practice is now available in a revised, expanded, and improved Second Edition. Instructors who Civil Procedure: Doctrine, Practice, and Context, Second Edition can be sure their students will attain a deep and practical understanding of this crucial area of the law.

The authors successfully relate the study of civil procedure to the practice of law by:

  • Using an exceptionally varied and provocative set of excerpted materials to provide context and integrate theory, policy, and doctrine.
  • Organizing their book in a manner that facilitates teaching and learning the subject.
  • Taking a less Socratic, more accessible approach and supplying well-written and well-timed introductions and explanations.
  • Including sensible and supportive Comments and Questions.
  • Offering numerous thought-provoking practice exercises that are challenging but not intimidating.
  • Integrating two real cases with Case Files provided in the Appendix, complete with transcripts, memoranda, exhibits, and motions.
  • Consistently emphasizing lawyering skills, values, and social responsibility.
  • Keeping the book to a manageable 1,200 pages, suitable for use in shorter courses.
  • Drawing on their vast combined experience in teaching civil procedure.

    The Second Edition responds to user feedback, as well as, to developments in the law:

  • more empirical scholarship, law and economics perspectives, and comparative materials are incorporated throughout the text to provide more useful context.
  • Expanded treatment of discovery better reflects the realities of practice by today's litigators, with new sections on electronic discovery, foreign discovery, and the strategic implications of discovery planning.
  • Enhanced coverage of Alternative Dispute Resolution, with both a longer chapter on litigation alternatives and a discussion of ADR incorporated throughout the casebook.
  • Review of emerging issues of personal jurisdiction in the international context.
  • New Internet cases and text on the emerging area of cyberjurisdiction.
  • Completely rewritten chapter on complex litigation now provides a comprehensive yet accessible explanation of a broad range of topics, including Rule 19, intervention, interpleader, class actions, and 1407 consolidations.
  • More practice exams and review questions improve student comprehension.
  • Revised Teacher's Manual with sample syllabi, more explanatory and background material for case and article excerpts, and more details to facilitate effective use of in-class exercises.

    Give your students important insight on the crucial role of civil procedure in their future careers, with Civil Procedure: Doctrine, Practice, and Context, Second Edition.

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  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780735540866
    Publisher:
    Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
    Publication date:
    05/28/2004
    Edition description:
    Older Edition
    Pages:
    1033
    Product dimensions:
    7.26(w) x 10.24(h) x 1.72(d)

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