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Civil Procedure in Focus, Third Edition

  • W. Jeremy Counseller
  • Eric Porterfield
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The reader-friendly approach of this casebook provides a hands-on, experiential learning environment that can be essential to many students’ success. Simply knowing the facts of a benchmark case is not enough; knowing how to apply the doctrine from one case to a different set of facts enhances a student’s ability to succeed in and after law school. With the practice-based exercises in every chapter, students learn to apply legal principles and concepts to real-world scenarios.

Key Features:
• Case Previews and Post-Case Follow-Ups. To succeed, law students must know how to deconstruct and analyze cases. Case Previews highlight the legal concepts in a case before the student reads it. Post-Case Follow-Ups summarize the important points and ramifications but also goes one step further, noting the significance of a case to current law.
• Real Life Applications. Every case in a chapter is followed by Real Life Applications, which present a scenario similar to the facts in the case followed by a series of related questions. Real Life Applications challenge students to apply what they have learned and help prepare them for real-world practice. Professors can use Real Life Applications to spark class discussions or use them as individual short-answer assignments.
• Applying the Concepts and Civil Procedure in Practice. These end-of-chapter exercises encourage students to synthesize chapter material and apply relevant legal doctrine and code to real-world scenarios. Students can use these exercises for self-assessment, or the professor can use them to promote class interaction.

New to the Third Edition:
• Current issues regarding generative AI as it relates to Rule 11 and Discovery.
• The COVID-19 Pandemic’s effects on litigation.
• An explanation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest Personal Jurisdiction cases.
• A discussion of Snap Removal.

Professors and students will benefit from:
• Explanatory text on the key concepts, allowing professors to spend more class time on application of the concepts rather than explanation of basic doctrine
• Essay, short answer, and multiple-choice questions in every chapter, along with model answers in the teacher’s manual for each question.
• Exhibits containing the relevant constitutional, statutory, or rule text. • Case Previews and Follow-ups that help to frame the key issues in the case and discussion of how the holdings have developed in subsequent cases 
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