Civil Procedure Doctrine, Practice and Context

ISBN-10: 1454807083

ISBN-13: 9781454807087

Edition: 4th 2012 (Revised)

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Description: The fourth edition, written by respected scholars and experienced educators,includes both classic and new materials. The book presents traditional topicsin historical and empirical context, and it adds new and provocative materialsas well as relevant theoretical and background readings. The procedural andnonprocedural aspects of the cases are thought-provoking, to hold students’interest. Each chapter contains a well-written introduction, cases, and clearexplanations of the doctrine, supported by comments and questions which deepenstudents’ understanding and clarify key concepts. The book includes more thanforty well-crafted problems (both for class use and review) to help studentssolidify their understanding of the materials either in class or asout-of-class assignments. In-class exercises and simulations based on twosample case files are integrated throughout. Pleadings, memoranda,transcripts, exhibits, motions, and more – all taken from real cases – appearin the Appendix. Civil Procedure: Doctrine, Practice, and Contextconsistently emphasizes the skills and values of lawyering as it offers aconsideration of social responsibility. At approximately 1,300 pages, it isdesigned for civil procedure courses of any length, and a revised detailedTeacher’s Manual is geared to be useful for both new and experiencedinstructors.The Fourth Edition has been updated throughout.Features:Distinguished authorship, respected and experienced educator-scholarsExceptionally varied, provocative materialsprovide both historical and empirical contextWell-written, well-positioned introductions and explanationsEffective and supportive comments and questionsMore than 40 thoughtful practice exercisesPractice exam questionschallenging but not intimidatingTwo sample case files integrated throughouttranscripts, memoranda, exhibits, motions, and more in the AppendixConsistently emphasizes lawyering skills and values as well associal responsibilityDesigned for civil procedure courses of any lengthDetailed Teacher’s ManualThoroughly updated, the revised Fourth Edition presents:new material throughout the text

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List price: $257.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 7/24/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1325
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 4.620
Language: English

Martha Minow is Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law School.

Summary of Contents
An Introduction to Civil Procedure
Remedies and Stakes
Thinking Like a Trial Lawyer, Pleadings, and Simple Joinder
Discovery
The Right to Jury Trial and Judicial Control of Results
Questioning and Taming the Current System
The Choice of an Appropriate Court: Personal Jurisdiction, Notice, and Venue
The Choice of an Appropriate Court: Subject Matter Jurisdiction and Removal
Choice of Federal or State Law-The Erie Doctrine
Finality and Preclusion
Class Actions: It All Comes Together Case Files: Carpenter vs. Dee City of Cleveland Firefighters
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