Enables students to develop and refine litigation by analyzing problems, planning a case, conducting an investigation, drafting pleadings, engaging in discovery, presenting motions, and resolving a dispute. There are two types of problems: Short, self-contained problems at the end of each chapter, and case files of various lengths at the end of the book. Forms, examples, sample pleadings, discovery documents, and motions are included throughout. Contains cross-references to sources of more complete and detailed information. Incorporates analysis of the 2000 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and clear and detailed explanations of how the rules work.Jeffrey W. Stempel is the author of 'Fundamentals of Pretrial Litigation (American Casebook Series)' with ISBN 9780314259141 and ISBN 0314259147.