Introduction to Paralegal Studies: A Critical Thinking Approach

ISBN-10: 1454808780
ISBN-13: 9781454808787
Edition: 2012
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Book details

List price: $132.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Aspen Pub
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.190
Language: English

Introduction to Paralegal Studies: A Critical Thinking Approachintroduces paralegal students to the law and legal concepts while providingthem with practical information about what paralegals actually do in the legalsystem. Now in its fourth edition, this text continues to deliver acomprehensive, intelligent overview of all the key concepts typically coveredin 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 oflaw, encouraging them to interact with the materials through hypotheticals,examples, and well-designed questions.Teaches students the basic skills necessary to understand statutes andcourt cases .Strong pedagogy includes ethics alerts, marginal definitions, Internetreferences, and legal reasoning exercises throughout the book.Well-organized, accessible formatExcellent ancillary package, with a comprehensive Instructor's Manual,in-depth test bank, and PowerPoint slides.The Fourth Edition is enriched by:New developments are incorporated throughout this edition.Updated ethics materials.New and updated assignmentsFor in-depth coverage of the legal system, the law and the analysis of it, andthe role of the paralegal within the system, choose Introduction toParalegal Studies: A Critical Thinking Approach .*Instructor's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only.For more information or to request a copy, please contact Wolter's Kluwer Law& Business at 800.529.7545 or examcopy@wolterskluwer.com.

Summary of Contents
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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