An Illustrated Guide to the Rules of Civil Procedure explores the procedural rules covered in a one or two-semester course through a realistic but hypothetical age discrimination case. Students work with the rules as the case carries them from the client intake, through trial, and ultimately to the resolution of the case. Notes, questions, exercises, tips, maps, and illustrations contribute to a dynamic learning environment; one in which students actively participate by making strategic and tactical litigation decisions and by reviewing and critiquing complaints, answers, motions, and discovery papers. Updated to match the 2007 re-styling of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Second Edition reflects all of the changes to the Rules as well as the recent Supreme Court decisions relevant to topics covered in An Illustrated Guide to the Rules of Civil Procedure.
Rules of civil procedure govern everything that happens outside of criminal proceedings. This Nutshell provides a road map to navigating civil procedure rules and helps build a foundation for understanding the overall picture. Topics discussed include how to choose the proper court, pretrial and trial preparation, adjudication, judgments, appeals, and specialized multi-party/multi-claim proceedings. Civil Procedure in a Nutshell is also available online via West Academic Study Aids.
Call Number: Reading Room Study Aids KF8840 .G58 2008
A favorite classroom prep tool of successful students that is often recommended by professors, the Examples & Explanations (E&E) series provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures. Each E&E offers hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations that allow you to test your knowledge of the topics in your courses and compare your own analysis.
This title offers practical guidance and comprehensive coverage on all aspects of federal court jurisdiction and litigation procedure, as well as the relationship between the state and federal courts. Text reviews the federal judicial system; judicial power of the United States; diversity of citizenship; venue; law applied in federal courts; pleadings, trials, and judgments; and appellate court and Supreme Court jurisdiction. Law of Federal Courts is also available online via West Academic Study Aids.
Call Number: Reading Room Study Aids KF277.P7 D58 2007
In this book, Dittfurth uses various means to explain the issues of jurisdiction and procedure that arise in federal courts. The book describes the pertinent rules of as they operate in the processing of a case, and also features hypotheticals, with answers, to enhance the reader's understanding of the role played by a particular rule. In the broad sense, procedure is best understood in relation to the substance of litigation -- that is, to the causes of action, remedies, and defenses that are the heart of a lawsuit. These substantive elements are used to make more understandable the processes used in adjudication. Civil procedure is also useful as an introduction to the information and and analytical skills prized in law school. This book gives beginning law students clear explanations of the various legal concepts they must master. An extensive glossary of legal terms is included that explains rather than merely defines those concepts.
This Concise Hornbook covers the main points of civil procedure that any student needs to understand, and covers them briefly but thoroughly enough to be understandable. It focuses on the material covered in a typical law school course on civil procedure, tied to no one casebook. It breaks down the subject of civil procedure along the standard lines: a brief orientation; then a lengthier overview of the stages of litigation, followed by a close inspection of the major procedural problems (governing law, authority to adjudicate, former adjudication, and complex litigation); and finally some reflections in conclusion. It discusses specific problems and illustrations, with the aid of generously sprinkled diagrams and special text boxes. Special attention was given to fitting the civil procedure course's main points together to form the big picture, with each topic ending in a section on the "big idea" (separation of powers, vertical federalism, horizontal federalism, full faith and credit, or procedural due process) that the student is supposed to take from the topic. Principles of Civil Procedure is also available online via West Academic Study Aids.
This study aid on the subject of civil procedure is arranged topically. It includes pre-eminent case law citations for most of the major issues in federal civil procedure. The book also provides a table of statutes and rules to allow the reader to find explanation for jurisdiction specific rules.
This study aid on the subject of federal courts offers explanations on the structure of the federal court system as well as explanations on process and procedure in federal courts. The book also provides a table of statutes and table of cases for easy reference to associated explanations.
This multi-volume treatise offers lengthy annotations for the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. In addition, annotation is offered in additional volumes for other Federal Rules, like the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, for example. Appendixes to the volumes also contain forms relevant to rules. The index offers a number of tables for locating cases, statutes, and rules within the series. Federal Practice and Procedure is also available online via Westlaw.
This multi-volume treatise provides the text, explanations and annotations for the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Annotations include the legislative history and an historical analysis for each rule. Additionally, other Federal Rules such as the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure are offered the same treatment. It provides multiple tables for ease of searching. Updated regularly. Civil Index available. Criminal Index available.