One word of caution: This book will be most helpful to students whose Civil Procedure professor is predominantly interested in theory and conceptual understanding as opposed to the minute details of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Examples and Explanations Author: Joseph W. Two weeks before the midterm I was floundering. I am a first year law student, and I am in an evening program. Doctrines from personal jurisdiction to res judicata are difficult to apply to exam fact patterns, and the policies underlying the federal rules can be difficult to grasp. Having just finished my civ pro course and final exam though no grade yet as I write this , I can say I found Glannon's supplement helpful -- especially for the most complicated questions like joinder, jurisdiction, and the intersections of the two. Students and professors are united in their high regard for this text that helps make a difficult subject accessible: Professor Glannon's unique and entertaining style engages students and helps them to more easily understand difficult concepts Clear and accessible introductions and explanations cover all aspects of the first-year course including the difficult areas of res judicata, collateral estoppel, personal and subject matter jurisdiction, and three chapters on various aspects of the Erie doctrine The proven and popular examples and explanations format is highly effective for learning and applying the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Examples progress gradually from simple to challenging and build students' confidence The frequent use of visual aids including diagrams, charts, and documents helps students grasp complicated ideas The Sixth Edition has been completely updated throughout, and all citations reflect the most current law.
Other revisions reflect the Supreme Court's decision in Hertz Corp. Civ Pro seemed so easy and straight forward. He builds on these basic concepts by explaining the relation between them and delving into the more complex topics. It explains everything that your case book doesn't and clarifies what your case book tries and most often fails to teach you. This editionincludes all recent changes to the Civil Procedure Rules and the subsequent case law.
Accessible introductions and explanations combine with a proven pedagogy in the popular examples-and-explanations format that is effective for learning and applying the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. This supplement has been an incredible resource for me. I recommend this book to everyone. In addition: A new chapter on joinder analyzing Rules 19 and 24 Revisions to reflect the extensive 2007 stylistic amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Give your students the help they need to master difficult topics. Basically, this book is a must have for civil procedure. In Civil Procedure: Model Problems and Outstanding Answers, Scott Dodson helps students demonstrate their knowledge of civil procedure in the structured and sophisticated manner that professors expect on law school exams. The hypos are great for testing your comprehension, so don't skip them or cheat.
This book includes clear introductions to the major topics in civil procedure, provides hypotheticals that students can expect to see on an exam, and offers model answers to those hypotheticals. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. May include supplemental or companion materials if applicable. In May all my clasmates were reading this book. More like classroom experiences, the Glannon Guide provides you with straightforward explanations of complex legal concepts, often in a humorous style that makes the material stick. It is a little dense, so I wouldn't recommend buying it right before a final the Acing civ pro is probably better in that situation , but if you are starting law school or not too far along in your first or second semester, get this book and try to read it a long as you go over the respective topics in class.
Even going to class was a waste of time. Without doing all of the work, this would have never been useful to me. Chapters are interspersed with hypotheticals like those posed in the classroom that include analysis of answers to ensure thorough understanding. However, if you just need extra help, Glannon delivers like gang-busters. Read the chapters in this book as you cover the subjects in class - and be sure to do all of the examples and read all of the explanations.
You can rely on authority; the series was created by Joseph W. Don't wait as long as I did, and at least one class will feel a lot more comfortable. Glannon anything shy of five stars, I must say that while this book is quite helpful for most law students, some may find it just a bit wanting in certain areas. I found the examples very helpful, and they forced me to actively engage more than other supplements. And don't listen to what anyone says, reading these books is not somehow cheating yourself out learning information from the cases. Correct and incorrect answers are carefully explained; you learn why they do or do not work. This is one of the true gems available to help law students - and if you read it in conjunction with your coursework in this subject, you will be amazed at how much of your confusion it resolves for you.
I could not recommend a book more strongly than I would recommend this one. The second edition also reflects the new rule and statutory amendments, including the Federal Courts Jurisdictions and Venue Clarification Act of 2011. You will receive an email with access to the digital copy of this title within 2 business days. Finer points are sometimes not discussed in the section itself, but then taught in the examples. It's such a talisman for first year law students that anyone who advises against it should be regarded with grave suspicion.
This book brought it all together for me, and teaching through examples is the way to go to prep for hypos on exams. I used this to prep before my first year of law school. The section on the impact of the Human Rights Act on civil litigation introduces students to an increasingly important area which will be crucial in practice. This second edition has been updated to reflect recent changes to the federal rules of civil procedure. While it may seem heretical in light of only glowing reviews to give Mr. I had a civil procedure professor that almost taught the class backwards from very small and specific details to broad overall concepts. My recommendation would be to order this the second you feel lost in Civ Pro, and use it along with the casebook readings to prepare for class and exams.