The Eighth Edition introduces innovative new features that highlight important and engaging material. ""What's New Here?"" boxes briefly summarize key points emerging from cases, statutes, and rules. ""Implications"" boxes make brief statements about connections and extensions of doctrine, aimed at answering the perennial question students ask, ""How does this connect with the rest of the course?""; ""Perspectives"" boxes provide short explorations of cases' historical context and related developments, addressing the query, ""What does it mean that this happened at this historical moment?"" The material is updated throughout, and new material appears on Erie, pleading, discovery, arbitration, preclusion, class actions, and joinder. The Eighth Edition is available as an eBook as well as a print book.