Civil Procedure

Civil Procedure : Model Problems and Outstanding Answers

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Students deem Civil Procedure to be one of the hardest classes in law school for good reason. 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. The course is a complex hybrid of common law, statutes, rules, and some constitutional doctrine. For the first time, Oxford University Press equips students with an accessible guide to acing this most challenging of law school tests. 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. 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. Professor Dodson then gives students the opportunity to evaluate their own work with a comprehensive self-analysis section. This book prepares students by challenging them to use the law they learn in class while also explaining the best way to express an answer on law school more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 215.9 x 276.86 x 15.24mm | 571.52g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0195388208
  • 9780195388206

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"Civil Procedure: Model Problems and Outstanding Answers takes the mystery out of Civil Procedure. Professor Scott Dodson puts the issues in context by showing how they might arise in the real world of litigation. By presenting realistic problems, he breaks down complex aspects of Civil Procedure into defined problems that can be more easily understood. Professor Dodson provides clear black and white examples and answers where they exist. He also explains where there are gray areas, which is just as important to a law student who must understand where the law both is and isn't clear. This is an easy to read resource that connects the classroom to what students need to know and understand." --TOM METZLOFF, Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law "Civil Procedure: Model Problems and Outstanding Answers is a unique and very effective study guide that systematically spans the content of a typical first-year civil procedure course. Professor Dodson's book is a wonderful resource for students who are looking both to test and to expand their understanding of civil procedure. The hypotheticals are accompanied by excellent sample answers and additional tools for enhancing student learning. The format and structure are very well suited for practicing exam-taking skills." --ADAM STEINMAN, Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law "Professor Dodson's Civil Procedure is a 'must have' for law students and young lawyers alike. As always, Professor Dodson's writing is crisp and the substance is accurate and deep. In this study aide, rather than the conventional synopsis of the law followed by short hypotheticals, Professor Dodson provides students with a nuanced fact pattern against which they may hone their civil procedure skills. Most helpfully, Professor Dodson supplies sample answers--in the form of memoranda--for comparison. These sample memoranda will be a boon for students preparing for that long-essay question, as well asdshow more

Table of contents

Introduction Personal Jurisdiction Notice Hearing Federal Question Jurisdiction and Subject-Matter Jurisdiction Generally Diversity Jurisdiction Removal and Remand Venue Erie The Complaint, the Answer, and Rule 12(b)(6) Service Amending the Complaint Joinder and Supplemental Jurisdiction Class Actions Discovery and Privilege Summary Judgment Judgment as a Matter of Law Motions for New Trials Relief from Judgment Appellate Review Issue and Claim Preclusionshow more