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About the Book

Civil Procedure

Front Cover - Civil Procedure

Ninth Edition

Stephen C. Yeazell
University of California, Los Angeles

Joanna C. Schwartz
University of California, Los Angeles


2016. 960 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-6834-7. With Transition Guide.

About the Book

Civil Procedure is written by one of the leading voices on Procedure, Stephen Yeazell, who for this Ninth Edition is joined by his colleague Joanna Schwartz.  Yeazell and Schwartz employ a pedagogical style that offers flexible organization at a manageable length.

The book gives students a working knowledge of the procedural system and introduces the techniques of statutory analysis.  The cases selected are factually interesting and do not involve substantive matters beyond the experience of first-year students. The problems following the cases present real-life issues. Finally, the book incorporates a number of dissenting opinions to dispel the notion that most procedural disputes present clear-cut issues. 

Key Features of the New Edition:
 Procedures as Strategy Notes:  brief notes enabling students to see how lawyers use procedural tools to implement litigation strategy.
 Assessment Questions: each chapter ends with series of brief questions allowing students to test their comprehension of basic concepts.
 New Material on Erie, pleading, discovery, arbitration, preclusion, class actions, and joinder.
 Updated companion Statutory and Case Supplement.
 Available as an ebook and print book.

Preface / Sample Chapters