Civil Procedure: Pleading

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Hillel Levin, University of Georgia

Pub Date: 2014

ISBN 13:

Publisher: CALI's eLangdell® Press

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Reviewed by Elizabeth Sherowski, Director of Moot Court & Lawyering Skills Programs, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, on 6/11/2015.

This text provides a concise yet comprehensive introduction to pleading standards under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. It covers the … read more

 

Table of Contents

1. Preface 
2. Rule 8. General Rules of Pleading
3. Rule 9. Pleading Special Matters
4. Conley v. Gibson
5. Swierkiewicz v. Sorema N.A
6. Rule 10. Form of Pleadings
7. Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly
8. Ashcroft v. Iqbal
9. Kregler v. City of New York
10.Complaint 1
11.Complaint 2

About the Book

This chapter covers the Civil Procedure topic of Pleading: The Plaintiff‘s Complaint. The chapter takes approximately four class periods to cover in detail. The student is exposed to cases, presented with questions that are designed to both guide class discussion and to help the student focus his reading of the materials, pleadings from cases, and the applicable Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Faculty materials available: This eLangdell chapter includes a teacher's manual. Faculty and staff at CALI member schools can access these faculty-only materials by logging in to eLangdell with their normal cali.org username and password. Contact CALI if you have questions.

This chapter covers the Civil Procedure topic of Pleading: The Plaintiff’s Complaint. The chapter takes approximately four class periods to cover in detail.

The student is exposed to cases, presented with questions that are designed to both guide class discussion and to help the student focus his reading of the materials, pleadings from cases, and the applicable Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

There are two accompanying files available only to faculty who are registered at cali.org (registration is free for faculty at CALI member schools): a Teaching Manual and a Supplemental Material document. The Supplemental Material should be distributed to students at the appropriate point in the unit. Please see the Teaching Manual for details.

About the Contributors

Author(s)

Hillel Y. Levin joined the Georgia Law faculty in the fall of 2008. He teaches courses on education law and policy, constitutional law, legislation, administrative law and civil procedure.

Levin’s expertise lies in education law and policy, statutory interpretation, church/state issues, constitutional law and judicial process. His scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in the Stanford Law Review, the Illinois Law Review, the Florida Law Review, the Arizona State Law Journal, the Connecticut Law Review and the Green Bag, among others. In addition, Levin serves on the advisory board of the peer-reviewed Education Law and Policy Review. He has also published and appeared in popular media and testified before the state legislature.

Levin is the 2013 recipient of the law school’s C. Ronald Ellington Award for Excellence in Teaching. His innovative teaching methods have been recognized nationally and have earned him invitations to speak at conferences about teaching practical lawyering skills within the doctrinal classroom.

Levin came to UGA from Stanford Law School where he served as a Stanford Law Fellow and instructor. Previously, he served as a judicial clerk for Judge Thomas J. Meskill of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and for Judge Robert N. Chatigny of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. He also specialized in complex litigation as an associate at Robinson & Cole. He earned his his B.A. in history, summa cum laude, from Yeshiva University and his J.D. from Yale University, where he served as note and book note editor of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities.