Introduction to Civil Procedure / Edition 1

Introduction to Civil Procedure / Edition 1

by Richard D. Freer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0735540225

ISBN-13: 9780735540224

Pub. Date: 10/28/2005

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

This lively, accessible student treatise breaks down the complex principles of civil procedure into small, easily-digested bites, then builds them back up into a comprehensive model for students. Extremely well written by Richard Freer, popular BAR/BRI lecturer and casebook author, whose 1L video is shown in virtually every law school in the country,

Overview

This lively, accessible student treatise breaks down the complex principles of civil procedure into small, easily-digested bites, then builds them back up into a comprehensive model for students. Extremely well written by Richard Freer, popular BAR/BRI lecturer and casebook author, whose 1L video is shown in virtually every law school in the country, INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL PROCEDURE provides much-needed assistance for students struggling with this difficult area.

Both students and instructors will appreciate these important features of Freer's method:

  • covers all of the major topics in civil procedure, making the book suitable for use with any casebook
  • each chapter opens with a \-Defining the Issue\- section that clearly explains the major concepts, provides context in commonsensical terms, and explains how the topics in the chapter differ from — but fit in with — other topics
  • integrates the topics of the course and emphasizes overarching issues to help students fit the smaller pieces in the larger picture; for example, a student might understand the individual concepts of personal jurisdiction, subject matter jurisdiction, and venue, but not see that these three tie into one overarching issue: selection of a court
  • easily spotted bulleted lists provide hypotheticals for especially difficult principles — such as aggregation and supplemental jurisdiction — that show students how to apply the doctrine and rules to the facts

    In addition, the book encourages students to have fun with the material by:

  • discussing the Pete Rose case and the Liz Taylor-Richard Burton case
  • relating an amusing opinion in which a judge went ballistic
  • wondering why the Mottleys, who had been injured by a railroad, would settle their claims for free passes on the same railroad

    As the author says, -This book is my avuncular present to students — telling them what civil procedure is, why it matters, and, crucially, how the various doctrines fit together into a comprehensive whole.- Examine a copy of INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL PROCEDURE and see for yourself how well this award-winning teacher has succeeded.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780735540224
    Publisher:
    Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
    Publication date:
    10/28/2005
    Series:
    Introduction to Law Series
    Edition description:
    New Edition
    Pages:
    806
    Product dimensions:
    7.06(w) x 9.86(h) x 1.29(d)

    Table of Contents

    Summary of Contents


    • The Study of Procedure
    • Personal Jurisdiction
    • Notice and Opportunity to Be Heard
    • Subject Matter Jurisdiction
    • Venue
    • Challenging the Selection of Forum
    • Pleadings, Amended Pleadings, and Judgments Based upon Pleadings
    • Discovery and Judicial Management of Litigation
    • Adjudication and Related Motions
    • The Erie Doctrine(s)
    • The Preclusion Doctrines
    • Defining the Scope of Litigation: Joinder Rules and Subject Matter Jurisdiction
    • Special Multiparty Litigation
    • Appellate Review

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