Civil Procedure: Doctrine, Practice and Context


Civil Procedure: Doctrine, Practice and Context



The fourth edition, written by respected scholars and experienced educators, includes both classic and new materials. The book presents traditional topics in historical and empirical context, and it adds new and provocative materials as well as relevant theoretical and background readings. The procedural and nonprocedural aspects of the cases are thought-provoking, to hold students’ interest. Each chapter contains a well-written introduction, cases, and clear explanations of the doctrine, supported by comments and questions which deepen students’ understanding and clarify key concepts. The book includes more than forty well-crafted problems (both for class use and review) to help students solidify their understanding of the materials either in class or as out-of-class assignments. In-class exercises and simulations based on two sample case files are integrated throughout. Pleadings, memoranda, transcripts, exhibits, motions, and more – all taken from real cases – appear in the Appendix. Civil Procedure: Doctrine, Practice, and Context consistently emphasizes the skills and values of lawyering as it offers a consideration of social responsibility. At approximately 1,300 pages, it is designed for civil procedure courses of any length, and a revised detailed Teacher’s Manual is geared to be useful for both new and experienced instructors.

The Fourth Edition has been updated throughout.

Hallmark features of Civil Procedure: Doctrine, Practice, and Context:

  • Distinguished authorship, respected and experienced educator-scholars
  • Exceptionally varied, provocative materials o provide both historical and empirical context
  • Well-written, well-positioned introductions and explanations
  • Effective and supportive comments and questions
  • More than 40 thoughtful practice exercises
  • Practice exam questions o challenging but not intimidating
  • Two sample case files integrated throughout o transcripts, memoranda, exhibits, motions, and more in the Appendix
  • Consistently emphasizes lawyering skills and values as well as social responsibility
  • Designed for civil procedure courses of any length
  • Detailed Teacher’s Manual

Thoroughly updated, the revised Fourth Edition presents:

  • new material throughout the text



Publication Date



Aspen Publishers


New York City, New York


civil procedure, pleadings, memoranda, transcripts, exhibits, motions


Civil Procedure

Civil Procedure: Doctrine, Practice and Context