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  • This Subject Area Index lists all CALI lessons covering Civil Procedure.
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Civil Procedure

Judgments as a Matter of Law

This lesson has been revised to reflect the December 1, 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, as they were re-written effective December 1, 2007.

Students are asked to analyze and synthesize three federal cases on directed verdicts, answering questions about the standards set forth in the cases.

Jurisdiction and Venue

This lesson has been revised to reflect the December 1, 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, as they were re-written effective December 1, 2007.

The student is asked, in this exercise, to answer questions about whether a hypothetical action could be brought in various fora.

Jurisdiction Over the Person

This lesson is designed for a student who has already read most of the material on personal jurisdiction in a typical first year Civil Procedure course.

The topics are explored through a series of hypotheticals, beginning with an extended variation on the facts of International Shoe. The lesson is divided into three parts; each part can be done in one sitting.

Preclusion

This lesson has been revised to reflect the December 1, 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, as they were re-written effective December 1, 2007.

Removal and Remand: The Basics

This lesson is designed to help students understand the basics of three statutes that govern the removal of civil actions from state to federal court: 28 U.S.C. § 1441 (removal of civil actions), § 1446 (removal procedure) and § 1447 (procedure after removal). It consists of both explanatory text and problems and is divided into three sections. Students can complete all three sections at the same time or do each section separately.

A Review of Joinder Concepts

Effective December 1, 2006, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended to reflect changes in discovery resulting from the electronic storage of information. CALI's lessons do not yet reflect these amendments. As each lesson is revised to reflect the amended rules, the lesson's catalog description will be updated to enable students and faculty to easily tell which lessons include the amended rules.

Rule 12 Motion Practice

Motion practice under Fed. R. Civ. P 12. This lesson explores the range of motions available under Rule 12 and the consequences of omitting a Rule 12 defense from pleadings or motions.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. Explain the nature of the defenses that can be raised in a Rule 12 motion.
2. Explain the appropriate motion for each defense, and the consequence of omitting certain defenses from a motion or pleading.

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