Gilbert Law Summary on Civil Procedure

Authors: Marcus, Richard L. / Rowe Jr., Thomas D.
Edition: 18th
Copyright Date: 2017
  • Publication Date: July 25th, 2017
  • ISBN: 9781683281016
  • Subject: Civil Procedure
  • Series: Gilbert Law Summaries
  • Type: Outlines
  • Description: The topics discussed in this law school study outline include territorial (personal) jurisdiction (including venue and forum non conveniens), subject matter jurisdiction (covering diversity jurisdiction, federal question jurisdiction, and supplemental jurisdiction). Explains the Erie doctrine and federal common law, pleadings (including counterclaims, cross-claims, supplemental pleadings), parties (including joinder and class actions). Coverage also includes discovery (including devices, scope, sanctions and discovery conferences), summary judgment, pretrial conference and settlements, trial (including right to jury trial, motions, jury instruction and arguments, and post-verdict motions), appeals, claim preclusion (res judicata) and issue preclusion (collateral estoppel). Includes an extensive Capsule Summary of all the topics covered, Review Questions keyed to the outline's coverage, and sample essay questions and answers. Throughout the outline, there are also Exam Tips and charts to summarize and explain the material. 2017 Update Memo available here.