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Learning Civil Procedure provides a broad, student-centered, user-friendly approach to civil procedure that is both clear and sophisticated. Students build mastery of the material through the presentation of examples and analyses. Students then move on to involved problems similar to what they will encounter on final examinations, bar examinations, and as lawyers. The book makes great use of problems to facilitate dialogue in class and correspondingly uses many fewer case excerpts than does the typical casebook. Students will emerge as competent and culturally literate lawyers because the book also includes the core "canon" of civil procedure opinions as well as sufficient historical background.

Extensive teaching resources, accessible only to faculty, are available at These include edited versions of additional civil procedure cases, sample syllabi, exam questions and answers, a bank of multiple choice questions, PowerPoint decks for each chapter, and a Comprehensive Study Guide. The Learning Civil Procedure Teaching Manual also includes answers to all of the questions posed in the book and sample teaching notes for each chapter. Learning Civil Procedure is a book designed by authors who both teach and litigate, making it the perfect tool for ensuring that students are ready for the classroom, the bar exam, and real-world litigation practice.

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Imprint: West Academic Publishing
Series: Learning Series
Publication Date: 03/21/2022
Related Subject(s): Professional Identity Formation

Brooke D. Coleman, Seattle University School of Law

Jeffrey W. Stempel, UNLV School of Law

Steven Baicker-McKee, Duquesne University School of Law

David F. Herr

Michael J. Kaufman, Santa Clara University School of Law


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The changes for the new addition include updating the book to add an additional Supreme Court decision regarding personal jurisdiction (this case is discussed and are not copied in the book). The other subjects are updated for the latest decisional law (but those are small changes). Finally, the text has generally been refined and sharpened, but the overall structure and sequence of the book has not changed.

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