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Civil Procedure, 6th Edition (Examples & Explanations) [Paperback]

Joseph W. Glannon
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May 7, 2008 0735570337 978-0735570337 6th
<p> For two decades <b>Examples & Explanations: Civil Procedure</b> has helped students understand the intricacies of civil procedure. Professor Glannon, using the extremely successful <i>Examples & Explanations</i> format that he created, teaches students about civil procedure in an entertaining and elucidating way. Now in its <b>Sixth Edition</b>, this amazing study aid continues to provide clear, engaging introductions to the principles of civil procedure, together with appealing examples that illustrate how these principles apply in typical cases. </p> <p> <b>Students and professors are united in their high regard for this text that helps make a difficult subject accessible:</b> </p> <ul> <li> <b>Professor Glannon's unique and entertaining style</b> engages students and helps them to more easily understand difficult concepts </li> <li> Clear and accessible introductions and explanations <b>cover all aspects of the first-year course</b> including the difficult areas of res judicata, collateral estoppel, personal and subject matter jurisdiction, and three chapters on various aspects of the Erie doctrine </li> <li> <b>The proven and popular examples and explanations format</b> is highly effective for learning and applying the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure </li> <li> <b>Examples progress gradually</b> from simple to challenging and build students' confidence </li> <li> The frequent use of <b>visual aids</b> including diagrams, charts, and documents helps students grasp complicated ideas </li> </ul> <p> <b>The Sixth Edition has been completely updated throughout, and all citations reflect the most current law. In addition:</b> </p> <ul> <li> A <b>new chapter</b> on joinder analyzing Rules 19 and 24 </li> <li> <b>Revisions</b> to reflect the extensive 2007 stylistic amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure </li> </ul> <p> Give your students the help they need to master difficult topics. Be sure to recommend this highly acclaimed study guide—tested by students, instructors, and time. </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

Product Details

  • Paperback: 740 pages
  • Publisher: Aspen Publishers; 6th edition (May 7, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735570337
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735570337
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 6.8 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,604 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent supplement for Law Students October 10, 2009
I purchased this book to help me with my Civil Procedures course. I am a first year law student, and I am in an evening program. I work a regular job in Retail Bank Management, and juggle school, hobbies, and family, so my time is precious to me. I don't have time to spend sorting through supplements and slogging through information that seems to carry me further and further from understanding what I need to 1) have good input in class discussions, 2) not make a fool out of myself when called on randomly to discuss cases, and 3) do well on my exams.

This supplement has been an incredible resource for me. As the first six weeks of class slipped by, I found myself feeling a little lost in Civil Procedures. Two weeks before the midterm I was floundering. I had briefed every assigned case, outlined course reading, and worked problems that our class tutor posted on TWEN. I was still slightly confused. Then I bought this book. Without doing all of the work, this would have never been useful to me. So please don't think that this supplement will be your "cliff's notes" for Civil Procedure. However, if you just need extra help, Glannon delivers like gang-busters. This book is well organized, easy to follow (once you have done your homework), and most of all it is effective. Having just taken the mid-term, I have nothing but rave reviews for how this book enhanced my preparation for that exam.

Overall, I highly recommend this book.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of the first-year E+E's August 5, 2009
By UofL 2L
I had every E+E last year and Glannon's Civ Pro was by far the best. The book does an excellent job of covering most of the first semester stuff like jurisdiction and the erie doctrine. Though it wasn't as useful second semester, it was worth it for the first semester material alone.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource - well worth the $ May 13, 2009
By 1L
This E&E is an excellent resource - it breaks down topics that can easily be daunting into manageable sections, and by the time you're finished with a chapter, the doctrine/rules make perfect sense. For a civil procedure course, going through these types of examples is probably your best bet in getting the rules to stick in your mind.
I would recommend spending the money on this book solely for the chapters on joinder, which are exceptionally well written.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
By dfb1987
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I am surprised by the extensive positive reviews that this book has received on Amazon. I suppose they must be due to the very limited number of Civil Procedure study resources and that people are glad to have any help they can get, even if that help is grossly lacking. 1L students - I don't know what to tell you. Maybe check out the Freer book: Civil Procedure 2nd (second) edition Text Only. I haven't read it but I know that books in that series at least includes a table of cases. A step up from this mess.

OUT OF DATE: Do not heed the 5 star reviews from 2009: this 6th edition was last updated in 2008--FOUR years ago--since which time the world of civil procedure has changed significantly. For example, the discussion of Erie is incomplete: the important 2010 decision Shady Grove is missing, giving readers a false sense of completeness of the analysis. And where is Ashcroft v. Iqbal? Not in this book. These cases, and other important ones, happened after the last update FOUR years ago. Inexcusable given this book's market share.

POORLY ORGANIZED: A table of cases is not only helpful but a must for any study aid. Students want to be able to look up the cases they have read and pull out additional facts and analysis for their outlines. Don't expect to do that with this book. Instead, you will have to wade through a mediocre, poorly formatted index, filled with lots of confusing cross-references and whacky or misleading section titles. Editors, look to your competition and add a table of cases to the 7th edition.

Poor organization also sneaks into the general writing: the author can go pages without making significant reference to cases in footnote.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear explanations, useful exercises and charts August 9, 2010
By Sarah
This is by far the best civil procedure supplement sold. The book sheds ample light on one of the most confusing law school subjects. Glannon takes the reader through a number of hypothetical scenarios, often based on real cases, then tweaks each hypothetical slightly to help the student understand the subtle changes that affect the law.

If your exam is open-book, I would recommend flagging some charts out of this book - particularly the charts on judgment as a matter of law and summary judgment. These legal standards are difficult to grasp, and the charts are simple and concrete.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely helpful supplement! January 15, 2011
By rwr
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This book is a MUST have. The questions are great and the content is very easy to understand. I made an A+ in Civ Pro thanks to this E&E!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent supplement December 3, 2009
By A.D.
I seldom used supplements for my 1L courses, not generally finding them particularly helpful or necessary, but this E&E was definitely an exception. It does a great job of "laying the foundation" for understanding the federal rules. The joinder section is particularly good; diagrams and examples do wonders to clear up rules that initially seemed like a bit of a mess.

I am a 2L at a law school that splits civil procedure and jurisdiction. I just opened this back up for my jurisdiction class and it does a great job of summarizing the basics of that as well. Highly recommend it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for studying
I love examples and explanations for studying. I think they are a necessity for preparing for finals, and for clarifying any issues.
Published 3 months ago by Kristin
3.0 out of 5 stars It is an alright book.
This is alright book. It does the job, but there are better books that explain the subject matter in much better.
Published 4 months ago by Kevin J. Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for law school
I am in my second semester of law school and I have to say that Glannon does an excellent job of explaining the subject and all the parts therein. Read more
Published 5 months ago by MrsGoe
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely loved this study aid
I relied on this study aid time and time again to clarify the deeper topics not covered by Yeazell, 6th ed and as a supplement to my professor's lectures. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Kevin
5.0 out of 5 stars OK book, not the best supplement.
Good book with nice material that is separated nicely. The questions were just ok. The chapters were not very well separated either. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Dobiewankanobie
5.0 out of 5 stars Critical Reading for anyone interested in law.
I am not a law student. This explained procedure much more clearly to me. Before reading this book I would suggest reading Blackstone's Book one the chapter on the nature of law... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Kent J. Nauman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product, VERY FAST SERVICE
The seller listed the book "LIKE NEW". I would disagree with this...IT IS NEW! Great book, great shape, and great price! Highly recommended!
Published 10 months ago by JD
4.0 out of 5 stars Good overview
The E&E series is a classic for 1L year.
I enjoyed the organization and text.
Not sufficient as only support text.
Published 13 months ago by joshu
5.0 out of 5 stars it works and my prof recommends it
it works and my prof recommends it even though my prof doesnt earn any money on the sale of this book. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Jamal
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for me, but maybe for you
Not my favorite supplement by far - this has too much explanations for my taste without enough examples (apparently I'm more a Black Letter Law type gal). Read more
Published 15 months ago by Jennifer Harper
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