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Civil Procedure: Cases and Problems, Seventh Edition

Barbara A. Babcock, Toni M. Massaro, Norman W. Spaulding, Myriam Gilles


  • ISBN: 9781543826333

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    Civil Procedure: Cases and Problems, Seventh Edition by Barbara Allen Babcock, Toni M. Massaro, Norman W. Spaulding, and new co-author Myriam Gilles (the #5 most cited civil procedure scholar in the country) is the ideal casebook for the modern Civil Procedure course. With lightly-edited cases, both canonical and contemporary, and engaging hypothetical problems, the Seventh Edition of Civil Procedure: Cases and Problems promotes student understanding of modern procedure, the adversary system and alternatives, the relationship between substance and procedure, and systemic problems in access to justice. This casebook pioneered the “due process approach” to the study of procedure and is designed to create an inclusive learning environment, emphasizing the formative role of public interest litigation in modern procedural law and the voices of women and people of color in shaping the field in both practice and scholarship. It is the only major casebook on the market written by co-authors who together have received more than a dozen awards for excellence in teaching.

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  • Additional Product Details
    Publication Date: 2/23/2021
    Copyright Year: 2021
    Pages: 1,350
    Connected eBook with Study Center + Print: 9781543826333
    Connected eBook with Study Center: 9781543835700

    eBook: 9781543826340

    Join Professors Norman Spaulding (Stanford Law School) and Myriam Gilles (Cardozo Law School) for a conversation on meaningfully engaging with themes of racial, social, and economic justice in teaching the first-year civil procedure course.
  • Author Information

    Barbara Allen Babcock

    Barbara Allen Babcock held a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an L.L.B. from Yale Law School. The first woman appointed to the regular faculty, as well as the first woman to hold an endowed chair and the first emerita, at Stanford Law School, Professor Babcock was an expert in criminal and civil procedure. She was also known nationwide for her research into the history of women in the legal profession and, in particular, for her research into the life of California’s pioneering female lawyer and inventor of the public defender, Clara Foltz, whose biography she is currently writing.

    A former assistant attorney general for the Civil Division in the United States Department of Justice, Professor Babcock is a distinguished teacher, being the only four-time winner of the Hurlbut Award for Excellence in Teaching at Stanford Law School. Before joining the Stanford faculty in 1972, she served as a staff attorney and then as the first director of the Public Defender Service of the District of Columbia. Upon her graduation from law school, she clerked for Judge Henry Edgerton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and worked for the noted criminal defense attorney, Edward Bennett Williams.

    She passed away in 2020.

    Norman W. Spaulding

    A nationally recognized scholar in the areas of professional responsibility, civil procedure, and federal courts, Norman W. Spaulding’s research concentrates on the history of the American legal profession and theories of adjudication. In 2014, he received the John Bingham Hurlbut Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2010 he served as the Covington & Burling Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. And in 2004 the Association of American Law Schools presented him with its Outstanding Scholarly Paper Prize for &"Constitution as Counter-Monument: Federalism, Reconstruction and the Problem of Collective Memory,” published in the Columbia Law Review.

    He is a member of the American Law Institute and the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 2005, he was a professor of law at the UC Berkeley School of Law and an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he did environmental litigation. Professor Spaulding, JD ’97, served as a law clerk to Judge Betty B. Fletcher (BA ’43) of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Thelton Henderson of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

    Myriam Gilles

    Myriam Gilles is a graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe College and Yale Law School. Before becoming a professor, she was a litigation associate at Kirkland & Ellis. She joined the faculty at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2000, and served as Vice Dean from 2016-2019. In 2018, Professor Gilles was named the Paul R. Verkuil Research Chair.

    Professor Gilles specializes in class actions and aggregate litigation, and has written extensively on forced arbitration clauses. She has testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee (2013, 2017, 2019) and the House Judiciary Committee (2019 and 2020) on the impact of forced arbitration and class action bans, and before the Vermont Assembly (2017) and the Oregon Legislature (2018) on state law efforts to blunt the effect of these provisions. Professor Gilles also writes on civil rights and structural reform litigation, medical malpractice, access to justice and tort law. Her scholarly articles have appeared in the nation’s top law reviews, including Berkeley, Chicago, Columbia, Michigan, Penn, Texas, and Yale, and her work has been cited in numerous judicial decisions. She is the 5th most cited civil procedure scholar in the country, and an editor of an influential casebook in the field, Babcock, Massaro, Spaulding and Gilles, Civil Procedure: Cases and Problems (Wolters Kluwer, 7th ed.). Professor Gilles teaches Torts, Civil Procedure, Products Liability, and Complex Litigation, and was named &"Best First Year Teacher” by the graduating class of 2019. She currently serves on the boards of the Justice Resource Center and Public Justice, on the board of advisors of the People’s Parity Project, and she is an Academic Fellow of the Pound Civil Justice Institute and an Adviser on ALI’s Restatement of Torts, Third.

    Toni M. Massaro

    Toni M. Massaro is Regents' Professor, Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law, and Dean Emerita of the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. Professor Massaro holds a B.S. from Northwestern University and a J.D. from the College of William and Mary. She also is the Director of the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice.

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