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Acing Civil Procedure
This study aid uses a checklist format to lead students through questions they need to ask in order to evaluate legal problems. Few texts offer as thorough and clear a guide to procedural analysis that students can draw upon when writing their exams.
Paperback, 231 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Thomson West
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Taking 1L Civil Procedure is like Marvin the Martian having to learn the weird technicalities of football, baseball, basketball and hockey, for the very first time, with just one week before he has to officiate the entire Space Jam Olympics. It's a new language of conditionals and categories, one which Prof. Spencer, the MJ of civ pro teachers, makes learning as streamlined as possible. This book methodically moves from beginning to end of a civil action, laying bare the substantive (the why) an ...more
Rating this book on behalf of my roommate- 3 days ago she was sobbing over her anxiety for the L1 civ pro final. 2 days ago she picked up this book. This morning before the test, we read through the entire thing (again) together out loud- I'm a firm believer that if you can teach it to someone else, you DO know the material- regardless of the subject matter. The book was amazingly concise but (seemingly) thorough (on almost everything but the cases that were referenced), and for what did make se ...more