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Civil Procedure, 4th

Professors choosing a Civil Procedure book have always faced difficult dilemmas. The "breadth vs. depth" trade-off is particularly acute in this field, and the matter is complicated by the fact that Civil Procedure might be allocated as few as 3 or as many as 6 credits. This book aims to ease that dilemma by structuring the material so that it can be taught quickly but at a high level: the cases and notes are short but intellectually challenging.

This 750-page book is structured so it can be taught quickly, but at a high level. The tightly edited cases capture students' interest while teaching the material well. Notes are short, but intellectually challenging. The book has enough material to cover topics basically or in depth.

The casebook also introduces students to the themes running through civil procedure: efficiency and fairness; advantages and disadvantages of the adversarial system; real-life litigation strategies; and issues of federalism and separation of powers. The 4th edition has been updated to include not only the most recent Supreme Court cases, but new cases from the lower federal courts. The 2015 and 2016 cases fully account for the important 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The teacher's manual suggests strategies for teaching the materials and different approaches for credit allocations and teacher preferences.

Civil Procedure, 2016 Statutory & Case Supplement

The 2016 Statutory and Case Supplement brings the casebook up-to-date, noting new developments in a short introductory section. Because the supplement also includes edited versions of the most important new cases, as well as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Constitution, and relevant statutes, it can be used with any civil procedure casebook.

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