The author and his colleagues have used these materials successfully in their classrooms for many years, ensuring their teachability and effectiveness. - Whose Monet? can be used as primary course material in orientation courses or seminars, as well as collateral reading for in-semester Legal Process or Civil Procedure courses - the organization is logical and straightforward and the accessible writing style -- lucid, descriptive, and conversational -- is ideal for incoming students - the major events in a lawsuit are considered, and the text sheds light on how the law is applied in a civil dispute, introducing common law and statutory law and the various courts and their interrelationship (trial/appellate, state/federal) - the author draws on judicial opinions, litigation papers, transcripts, and selections from commentators and various jurisprudential sources, thereby exposing the first-year student to as broad a spectrum of materials as possible - telling the story of a real lawsuit (DeWeerth v. Baldinger) -- from client intake through trial and various appeals -- draws students into the legal process by means of an engaging narrative and makes for a truly enjoying teaching experience for professors - the lawyers role is examined in both its functional and moral dimensions: What do lawyers do? What does society legitimately expect lawyers to do? - this book is suitable for both classroom and stand-alone assigned reading Professor Humbach, with over 30 years of experience teaching and writing articles and instruction programs for first-year property students, includes a separate Teacher's Manual. Drawing upon his own classroom experience with thesematerials, he: - suggests "learning objectives" for each chapter - offers different teaching approaches - provides answers to questions in the book - suggests sample syllabiHumbach, John A. is the author of 'Whose Monet?: An Introduction to the American Legal System', published 2007 under ISBN 9780735565579 and ISBN 0735565570.