In your Civil Procedure class you’ll learn about the laws and court rules governing the litigation of a civil action. This can be complex. Using the resources identified in this guide can help you better understand the basics of federal civil procedure.
Search in the Law Library's Academic Success Annex collection of study aids for "Civil Procedure" for books, audio recordings, and flashcards. You can also see a few suggestions below.
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CALI tutorials are a great way to fine-tune your understanding of a subject. CALI has gathered all of its lessons relative to Civil Procedure together at https://www.cali.org/category/1l-first-year-lesson-topics/civil-procedure
The Law Library has many study aids in the Academic Success Annex but, many of them are part of a series. A list of the major series and a description of each is below. (Clicking on the series name brings you to a list of titles and call numbers in the Law Library catalog.)
Black Letter Outlines are designed to help a law student recognize and understand the basic principles and issues of law covered in a law school course.
Crunchtime outlines are designed for exam studying. Each book contains flowcharts and capsule summaries of major points of law and critical issues, as well as exam tips for identifying common traps and pitfalls, sample exam and essay questions with model answers
Emanuel Law Outlines are well-correlated to all major casebooks to help you to create your own outlines. Sophisticated yet easy to understand, each guide includes both capsule and detailed explanations of critical issues, topics, and black letter law you must know to master the course.
The Examples & Explanations ("E&E") series provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures. Each E&E offers hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations that allow you to test your knowledge of the topics in your courses and compare your own analysis.
Each Gilbert includes a concise capsule summary, comprehensive outline of the law, and charts, as well as exam tips, and multiple choice, true/false, and essay questions with explained answers.
Hornbooks are one-volume treatises written primarily for law students on subjects typically covered by law school courses. Unlike casebooks, which are collections of cases (or excerpts of cases) chosen to help illustrate and stimulate discussion about legal issues, hornbooks attempt to summarize and explain the law in a specific area.
Good for exam study, Law in a Flash Cards are pre-made flash cards. Each card has a question on one side and a concise answer on the reverse side.
Nutshells are compact, soft-covered study guides that explain the most important issues of law, highlighting key cases and statutes.
This study guides include multiple-choice and short-answer questions arranged topically for ease of use during the semester, plus an additional set of 40 questions comprising a comprehensive "practice exam." For each multiple-choice question,there is a detailed answer that indicates which of four options is the best answer and explains thoroughly why that option is better than the other three options. Each short-answer question is designed to be answered in fifteen minutes or less.
Audio CDs on various topics of law. Good if you have a long commute to school or, want to review Torts as you work out. These are housed at the law library circulation desk.
The concise, yet comprehensive, analysis contained in each Understanding title provides a foundation for true understanding of the subject and facilitates more than mere rote learning.