Aspen Publishing

Civil Procedure: Cases and Problems, Sixth Edition

Allan Ides, Christopher N. May, Simona Grossi


  • ISBN: 9781543813890

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  • Description

    This casebook covers all topics in the first-year canon of civil procedure, and some topics in advanced litigation classes (e.g., class actions, appeals). It is organized with the reality and complexities of civil litigation in mind, and follows the litigation sequence, from pleading through preclusion. Each chapter takes a practical as well as analytical approach, through (a) a series of Supreme Court and lower court opinions, (b) notes preceding and following those opinions intended to explain the underlying doctrines and principles behind them, and (c) problems intended to assess and refine students’ understanding of doctrines and their rationales. Ultimately, this casebook demands that students read carefully and at a detailed level, analyze critically, and apply the law from the perspective of the theories underlying the various doctrines. It provides an effective vehicle through which to teach legal analysis and to gently nudge students forward and deeper into the materials. 

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  • Additional Product Details

    Publication Date: 11/14/2022
    Copyright: 2022
    Pages: 1120
    Print Book: 9781543813890
    eBook: 9798886143430

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  • Author Information

    Allan Ides

    Allan Ides graduated summa cum laude from Loyola Law School in 1979. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Clement F. Haynsworth, Jr., Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit from 1979-80 and then clerked for the Honorable Byron R. White, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1980-81. Professor Ides joined the Loyola Law School faculty in the fall of 1982 and served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 1984-87. From 1989-97, Professor Ides was a member of the law school faculty at Washington & Lee in Lexington, Virginia. He returned to Los Angeles and to Loyola in Fall 1997. He has written extensively in the areas of Constitutional Law and Civil Procedure and is actively involved in various public service projects, ranging from civil rights litigation to the representation of individuals in deportation proceedings.

    Simona Grossi

    Simona Grossi is a professor at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where she has been teaching since 2010. Professor Grossi graduated from L.U.I.S.S. University, Rome, Italy in 2002. She completed her master's degree (LL.M.) and doctoral program (J.S.D.) at UC Berkeley, School of Law. She worked for the U.N. from 2000 to 2002 and then went into private practice and worked for Clifford Chance LLP and Bonelli Erede Pappalardo doing national and transnational litigation from 2002 to 2008. She worked for Judge Charles Breyer at the USDC for the Northern District of California in 2010. She was elected to the American Law Institute (ALI) in 2011, and is a member of the International Association of Procedural Law (IAPL). Her scholarship focuses on civil procedure and federal courts. Professor Grossi is currently Chair-elect of the AALS Executive Committee for the Section on Civil Procedure and has been appointed as Chair of the same Section for the year 2016.

    Christopher N. May

    While in law school, Christopher May was a member of the Board of Editors of the Yale Law Journal. After graduation, he served as director of research for the National Institute for Education in Law and Poverty in Chicago. May then served as staff attorney for the San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation. He joined the Loyola Law School faculty in 1973 and served as associate dean from 1975-79. He is the recipient of the 1989 Alpha Sigma Nu National Book Award for his book In the Name of War: Judicial Review and the War Powers Since 1918 (Harvard University Press, 1989).

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