A Student’s Guide to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (Student Guides)

The Student’s Guide provides a lucid, up-to-date explanation of all the major topics that students are likely to encounter in a typical first-year course in civil procedure. It contains thousands of citations to cases applying the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and also covers areas of procedure such as jurisdiction, venue, the Erie doctrine, forum

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The Student’s Guide provides a lucid, up-to-date explanation of all the major topics that students are likely to encounter in a typical first-year course in civil procedure. It contains thousands of citations to cases applying the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and also covers areas of procedure such as jurisdiction, venue, the Erie doctrine, forum non conveniens, and res judicata. All of the materials are designed to make it easy for students to find and use what they need.

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C. Morris says:

Oh my gosh yes This. This here. This is how I got an A in civil procedure. This book is fantastic. It takes all the rules of civil procedure and tells you what they actually MEAN, you know, in English. Sure, you could spend a while figuring out what the rule means in legalese, but you’re a 1L, you don’t have time to take a lunch break much less decipher stuff that’s still weird and strange. And the footnotes! Oh how I love the footnotes. For the sake of making examples up completely, let’s say that rule…

Jennifer M. Turner says:

Great Supplement!! I have used this book during my first year of law school in Civil Procedure I and II. It explains the rules in great detail providing rationale and reasoning behind the rules that aids in overall comprehension. Would recommend to anyone taking Civil Procedure!

ClosetNerd says:

Cover and title do not do justice for this 1L necessity. The cover and title do not do this book justice. It is invaluable not only to provide the required rules for Civil Procedure (1L), but also as a supplement to the rules. I made the mistake of not reading the commentary (notes and explanations after the rules) my first semester. This was a big mistake, because my second semester became much easier, especially since it is completely rule based. The rules are used in Fed Cts to determine the procedure used throughout the entire civil…

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