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About the Book

Federal Courts: Cases and Materials

Front Cover - Federal Courts: Cases and Materials

Jonathan R. Siegel
Professor of Law
F. Elwood and Eleanor Davis Research Professor of Law
George Washington University Law School

2015. Approx. 1,000 Pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-3798-5. With Teacher's Manual. 

Please visit Professor Siegel's website for a free copy of the 2018-2019 supplement. 

About the Book

This new casebook provides clear and comprehensive coverage with thoughtful case selection and an engaging presentation.  Grounded in essential cases and doctrines, it makes a difficult subject accessible for students while providing a thorough, nuanced treatment of the course. For use in a 3- or 4-credit course in Federal Courts or Federal Jurisdiction. 

Key Features

More cases, fewer notes
Thoughtful case selection
Emphasis on canonical cases
Notes that provide nuanced understanding, but that don't bog things down with every last detail
Discussion problems provided throughout
Comprehensive coverage, including Justiciability, Jurisdiction, Erie & Federal Common Law, Lawsuits Against Governments and Government Officials (Federal and State Sovereign Immunity, Bivens, Section 1983, and Official Immunity), Abstention Doctrines, Supreme Court Review of State Courts, and Habeas Corpus.

Preface / Sample Chapters