Civil Procedure

Author: Thomas Rowe, Jr.
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781628101324
Format: PDF
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This 750-page civil procedure casebook is structured so that 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 materials to cover topics basically or in depth. The casebook 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. For more information and additional teaching materials, visit the companion site.

Materials for a Basic Course in Civil Procedure

Author: Kevin Clermont
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781634593090
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This casebook is the concise, and very modern, version of a respected classic of civil procedure casebooks. The key to its brevity is its efficient and systematic step-by-step survey of the subject in Part One, which provides a tight 270-page comprehensive treatment of current civil procedure. The survey suffices to give the students a complete and solid grounding in civil procedure by means of the cases, commentaries, text, and questions that progress from pretrial and settlement to trial, judgment, appeal, jurisdiction, and complex litigation. This brief yet thorough coverage leaves time for in-depth treatment of a few selected problem areas regarding the system's fundamental structure in Part Two on governing law, Part Three on authority to adjudicate, and Part Four on res judicata. The twelfth edition has been thoroughly updated. It covers major new cases on general and specific personal jurisdiction and on pleading, and it introduces new materials on the res judicata effect of statute-of-limitations dismissals. It also fully incorporates the new amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which affect such important topics as discovery.

Civil Procedure 4th Edition

Author: Stephen C. Yeazell
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9780735506244
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This edition of Stephen Yeazell's extraordinarily successful casebook, CIVIL PROCEDURE, has been updated to reflect new cases and recent changes to the Federal Rules. The Fourth Edition retains the same easy-to-follow organization, manageable length, tightly edited cases, and accessible format that have made it a favorite among teachers and students. Key features of this edition include: new litigation documents--actual litigation documents include a pleading and a deposition that are the subject of judicial decisions recent rule changes--new textual and case treatment of the new discovery rules and Rule 11 reflect substantial changes new cases in rapidly developing areas, particularly punitive damages and class action expanded coverage of: disposition without trial, including alternate dispute resolution; class actions, including the controversial 'settlement class'; attorney's fees; and the incidence of litigation. The Fourth Edition features a flexible organization that starts with jurisdiction or pleadings - whichever you prefer. This edition is even more teachable with these organizational changes: separate chapters on personal jurisdiction and subject matter jurisdiction two chapters on trial--one on selecting the trier of fact and the other on trial proper. A 1997 Statutory Supplement and excellent Teacher's Manual round out this superb package.

Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights

Author: Alfredo Narváez Medécigo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319245627
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book, which originated from the broadly held view that there is a lack of Rule-of-law in Mexico, and from the emphasis of traditional academia on cultural elements as the main explanation, explores the question of whether there is any relationship between the system of constitutional review ― and thus the ‘law’ as such ― and the level of Rule-of-law in a given state. To do so, it elaborates a theoretical model for achieving Rule-of-law and compares it to the constitutional review systems of the United States, the Federal Republic of Germany, and Mexico. The study concludes that the two former states correspond to the model, while the latter does not. This is fundamentally due to the role each legal system assigns to ordinary jurisdiction in carrying out constitutional review. Whereas the US and Germany have fostered the policy that constitutional review regarding the enforcement of basic rights is the responsibility of ordinary courts, Mexico has relied too heavily on the specialized constitutional jurisdiction.