The Aspen Audio Guide to Civil Procedure is designed with your busy schedule in mind. Download the audio tracks in this convenient mp3 format and listen to the principles of civil procedure on your computer or download to your mp3 player. The audio guide provides clear coverage of black letter law and helpful self-assessments in the form of question & answer tracks at the end of each subtopic.
Overview of Major Topics Covered:
Introduction: Federal and State Court Subject Matter Jurisdiction; Introduction: State and Federal Courts; Jurisdiction Under Article III; Diversity Jurisdiction; State Citizenship—the Domicile Test; Corporate Citizenship for Diversity Purposes; Constitutional Control Over Federal Subject Matter Jurisdiction; The Amount in Controversy Requirement; Review Questions and Analysis on Diversity Jurisdiction; Federal Question Jurisdiction; The Meaning of “Arising Under” Requirement; Removal of Cases from State to Federal Court; The Standard for Removal; Removal Procedure; Review Questions and Analysis on “Arising Under” Jurisdiction and Removal; Constitutional Bases for Personal Jurisdiction; Some History—Pennoyer and International Shoe; Five Constitutional Bases for Exercising Personal Jurisdiction; The Meaning of Minimum Contacts; Jurisdiction in Stream of Commerce Cases; Applying the Tests: Some Personal Jurisdiction Examples; Review Questions and Analysis on Constitutional Bases for Personal Jurisdiction; Personal Jurisdiction—Four Related Issues; In Rem and Quasi in Rem Jurisdiction; the Role of State Long-Arm Statutes; Personal Jurisdiction in Federal Courts; Procedures for Challenging Personal Jurisdiction; Review Questions and Analysis on Related Jurisdictional Issues; Venue; Forum Non Conveniens and Transfer; State and Federal Venue Provisions; Venue in Cases Involving Corporate Defendants; Forum Non Conveniens and Transfer of Venue; Remaining Uses of Forum Non Conveniens; Review Questions and Analysis on Venue; Forum Non Conveniens and Transfer; The Erie Doctrine; The Swift and Erie Decisions; Substance and Procedure Under the Erie Doctrine; Examples of Substance/Procedure Analysis After Hanna; Ascertaining the Applicable Law; The Relation of Erie to State Choice of Law; Review Questions and Analysis on the Erie Doctrine; Pleading Under the Federal Rules; The Contents of a Proper Complaint; Answering the Complaint; Amendments to the Pleadings; Ethical Constraints on Pleading and Motions; Review Questions and Analysis on Pleading Under the Federal Rules; Notice; Service of Process and Pre-Answer Motions; the Constitutional Requirement of Notice; Service of Process Under the Federal Rules; Pre-Answer Motions; The Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim; Review Questions and Analysis on Notice; Service of Process and Pre-Answer Motions; Joinder of Claims and Parties; Joinder of Claims; Counterclaims; and Crossclaims; Joinder of Original Plaintiffs and Defendants Under Rule 20(a); Joinder of Third Parties Under Rule 14(a); Joinder of Parties Under Rule 19; Mandatory and Permissive Intervention Under Rule 24; Supplemental Jurisdiction; Supplemental Jurisdiction Examples of the Problem; The Constitutional Framework: United Mine Workers v. Gibbs; Analyzing the Supplemental Jurisdiction Statute; Examples of Applying Section 1367; Review Questions and Analysis on Joinder and Supplemental Jurisdiction; Discovery; The Scope of Discovery Under the Federal Rules; Discovery of Work Product/Materials; The Basic Methods of Discovery; Problems of Electronic Discovery; Discovery Disputes and Sanctions; Review Questions and Analysis on Discovery; Motions for Summary Judgment; Examples of the Summary Judgment Problem; Responding to a Summary Judgment Motion; Motions for Judgment as a Matter of Law and New Trial; The Judge’s Power to Take a Case from the Jury; Making a Rule 50(a) Motion at Trial; Motions for Judgment as a Matter of Law After the Verdict; Motions for a New Trial; Review Questions and Analysis of Summary Judgment and Post-Trial Motions; Claim Preclusion and Issue Preclusion; The Rationale for Claim Preclusion (Res Judicata); Res Judicata—the Same Claim Requirement; The Other Prerequisites for Res Judicata; Collateral Estoppel (Issue Preclusion); Non-Mutual Collateral Estoppel; Review Questions on Claim Preclusions and Issue Preclusion; Writing an Effective Civil Procedure Exam; Some General Comments . . . and Some Dubious Examples; Good, Better, Best . . . Some Examples of Stronger Answers
About the Professor:
Professor Joseph Glannon earned his B.A., M.A.T. and J.D. degrees from Harvard. After clerking for the Massachusetts Appeals Court and serving as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston, he joined the Suffolk University Law School faculty in 1980. Professor Glannon teaches Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, and Torts, and has written extensively on public tort liability in Massachusetts. He is the author of widely used student books on both Civil Procedure and Torts, published by Aspen Publishers. His procedure book, Civil Procedure: Examples and Explanations, is currently in its sixth edition. The third edition of his Torts book, The Law of Torts: Examples and Explanations, was published in January 2005. He is also the author of a Civil Procedure review text, The Glannon Guide to Civil Procedure, also published by Aspen Publishers.