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Introduction Paralegal Studies Critical Thinking Approach

ISBN-10: 0735578648
ISBN-13: 9780735578647
Edition: 4th 2009 (Revised)
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Description: Introduction to Paralegal Studies: A Critical Thinking Approach introduces paralegal students to the law and legal concepts while providing them with practical information about what paralegals actually do in the legal system. Now in its fourth  More...

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Book details

List price: $137.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 10/21/2009
Binding: Paperback
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Introduction to Paralegal Studies: A Critical Thinking Approach introduces paralegal students to the law and legal concepts while providing them with practical information about what paralegals actually do in the legal system. Now in its fourth edition, this text continues to deliver a comprehensive, intelligent overview of all the key concepts typically covered in introduction to paralegal studies or introduction to law courses. Qualities that make this text an excellent teaching tool include: Critical thinking approach used to introduce students to the study of law, encouraging them to interact with the materials through hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions. Teaches students the basic skills necessary to understand statutes and court cases. Strong pedagogy includes ethics alerts, marginal definitions, Internet references, and legal reasoning exercises throughout the book. Well-organized, accessible format Excellent ancillary package, with a comprehensive Instructor's Manual, in-depth test bank, and PowerPoint slides. Blackboard package also available. The Fourth Edition is enriched by: New developments are incorporated throughout this edition. Updated ethics materials. New and updated assignments For in-depth coverage of the legal system, the law and the analysis of it, and the role of the paralegal within the system, choose Introduction to Paralegal Studies: A Critical Thinking Approach.

Paralegals and the American Legal System
Introduction to the Study of Law and the Paralegal Profession
Paralegals and the Legal System
Functions and Sources of Law
Classification of the Law
Structure of the Court System
Civil Litigation and Its Alternatives
Substance of the Law
Torts
Contracts and the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
Property and Specialized Practice Areas
Criminal Law and Procedure
Legal Ethics
Legal Analysis and Research
Finding and Interpreting Statutory Law
Finding and Interpreting Court Opinions
Finding the Law
Applying the Law
Paralegals and the Work World
Interviewing
Evidence and Investigations
Computers and Case management
Excerpts from the United States Constitution
Ethical Codes
Fundamentals of Good Writing
NetNotes
Glossary
Table of Cases
Index

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