About the Book
Federal Courts: Context, Cases, and Problems
Michael P. Allen
Caprice L. Roberts
West Virginia University
2009. 1,128 pages. ISBN: 978-0-7355-7480-9. With Teacher's Manual.
About the Book
Federal Courts: Context, Cases, and Problems features rich pedagogy and well-crafted problem exercises that support a variety of learning styles and teaching approaches. This casebook breaks down and thoughtfully explores the complexities of Federal Courts' doctrine, while offering clear and comprehensive coverage in a manageable length and student-friendly format.
With an innovative take on the problem method, Federal Courts: Context, Cases, and Problems includes:
- a problem-based approach accessible to students in a frequently challenging subject
- comprehensive coverage of major federal courts topics that includes all of the relevant statutes, rules, and constitutional provisions
- advanced treatment of topics covered in other courses (for example, subject matter jurisdiction and the Erie doctrine)
- a hypothetical problem at the front of each chapter that illustrates many of the important issues addressed in the chapter
- principal cases that tie into the exposition and illuminate doctrine
- clear and concise writing that puts doctrinal concepts within students' reach without oversimplifying or ignoring the richness and complexity of the Federal Courts' doctrine
- problems integrated throughout each chapter that reinforce and deepen students' understanding of doctrine
- generous use of charts and diagrams to facilitate and support different approaches to learning and teaching
- a detailed Teacher's Manual that includes suggestions for presenting each chapter, insights regarding the hypothetical problems, plus additional supporting materials and reference sources
Authors Allen, Finch, and Roberts explore and reveal the intellectual truths and startling complexities of their subject. You may never go back to teaching Federal Courts the old way again.