The casebook covers all of the major topics that a professor might wish to teach in a first-year course, and can easily be adapted for courses of one- or two-semesters, of different credit hours, and with varied practical or theoretical emphases. A supplement includes all updated Federal Rules, federal statutes and constitutional provisions pertinent to procedure, the pleadings in Twombly and Iqbal, a model case file, a litigation flow-chart, state materials, and other important teaching tools.
New materials include:
- Notes on the latest Supreme Court cases on general jurisdiction;
- Materials on the role of virtual contacts in determining personal jurisdiction
- Notes on the latest Supreme Court cases on diversity jurisdiction and the arising under power
- Note on the latest Supreme Court case on specialized venue
- Expanded notes on multidistrict litigation and group litigation
- Materials on the 2015 amendments to the discovery rules, including e-discovery
- Materials on the NFL concussion litigation and ascertainability under Rule 23.