This compact book focuses on a select core canon of the leading cases in civil procedure, including concurring and dissenting opinions omitted in many other casebooks. The second edition not only includes recent Supreme Court decisions (Krupski v. Costa Crociere; J. McIntyre v. Nicastro; Mims v. Arrow Financial Services), but all the Federal Rules have been updated to reflect amendments that went into effect on December 1, 2010. In addition, the revised second edition text includes all amendments and revisions to jurisdiction, venue, and removal statutes in the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011, which the President signed into law on December 7, 2011 and which took effect on January 6, 2012. The second edition text is entirely up-to-date on new jurisdiction, venue, and removal provisions. The text is based on a 14-week curriculum, with 14 chapters that provide simple guidance for working through the course. Each week assembles the core cases, statutes, and rules that students and professors reasonably may study in four hours of class time. The text also offers substitute materials for alternative weeks.