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Professor Slomanson’s Latest Books

May 24, 2011

Professor Slomanson's Books
Professor Slomanson's Books

Professor William Slomanson has co-authored two new legal text books that have been published in the spring of 2011.  Both are on civil procedure, on which Professor Slomanson is a widely known authority.

One of the titles is O’Connor’s California Practice: Civil Pre-Trial, with co-editors Julie Capell, David Levine, and Michol O’Connor.   (Jones McClure 2011)

According to the publisher:

“For decades, California attorneys have been buying the same old pretrial procedure manuals thinking that’s all they ever need for their civil practice. Here’s a fact: those books haven’t changed much in style, form, or function since they were originally written, but the practice has. So it’s time for a fresh take on civil procedure—O’Connor’s California Practice * Civil Pretrial 2011.

With its detailed commentaries and unique chronological structure, this comprehensive yet portable book will guide you step by step through the maze of procedural rules and statutes. It will keep you off the computer and out of the library, saving you time and money. And best of all, it will make you feel smart. When’s the last time you felt that way after reading a procedure manual?”

The other text is a new edition of Cases and Materials on California Civil Procedure,  (with Co-authors, David Levine and Rochelle Shapell of Hastings College of Law) (4th ed. Thompson/West, 2011)

According to the publisher:

“West is pleased to offer the most concise and up to date casebook and casebook supplement on California Civil Procedure. These excellent texts will help you teach Civil Procedure in California and help you prepare your students for the state civil procedure portion of the California Bar Examination.

Law students planning to work in California ask about the differences between state and federal practice. Other students graduate from law school with the unwarranted assumption that state civil procedure will operate in lockstep with the federal model they studied in their introductory procedure course. This is an especially precarious assumption now that state civil procedure is eligible for testing on the California Bar Examination. These texts will allow a professor to supplement the basic procedure course with comparative California cases and materials and/or to offer a complete two- or three-unit advanced course in California Civil Procedure. “