Introduction to Law for Paralegals, Second Edition / Edition 2

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Overview

Introduction to Law for Paralegals covers not only the theory but also the practical aspects of every day legal practice. This text prepares students for the transition from classroom to courtroom, offering balanced coverage of procedural concepts along with an introduction to specific areas of the law.

Features that have made this text a favorite include:

• devotion to practical applications, such as legal research, ethics, trials, and appellate issues as well as substantive legal issues, ranging from personal injury and contracts to intellectual propert
clear, engaging writing style
emphasis on practical skill acquisition which is discussed in conjunction with substantive legal issues
reader-friendly design, with marginal definitions of key terms and phrases, inset boxes that explore various concepts, and chapter features such as “Skills You Need in the Real World” and “Issues at a Glance” that encapsulate important concepts. The text also includes numerous examples, figures, tables and hypotheticals to help students understand various legal issues and make effective use of different student learning styles
excellent end-of-chapter activities, with chapter summaries, review questions, discussion questions, web references, ethics discussions, suggestions for further reading, sample documents, and “personality quizzes” that help students determine what area of the law is right for them
shorter length and level of material makes this text the perfect choice for Associate’s level paralegal courses

New to the Second Edition:

new developments and new case law
• more in-depth coverage of substantive law areas
more coverage of computer technology in the law office

The book is part of a comprehensive instructional package that includes PowerPoint slides and an extensive Instructor’s Manual featuring:

• sample syllabi
information on teaching strategies
chapter-by-chapter resource information
answer keys for all discussion questions and Internet assignments
detailed suggestions for additional assignments
• a Test Bank of exam questions available in both the Instructor's Manual and on CD-ROM

An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at http://www.aspenlawschool.com/bevans_intro2

*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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735569201
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 420
  • Sales rank: 381,104
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction to Law

Chapter 1. An Introduction to Law
Chapter 2. Researching the Law
Chapter 3. The Participants in the Legal System
Chapter 4. Bringing a Legal Action
Chapter 5. Ethics
Chapter 6. Trials
Chapter 7. Appeals

Part Two: Specific Types of Law

Chapter 8. Personal Injury Law (Torts)
Chapter 9. Contracts and Business Law
Chapter 10. Criminal Law
Chapter 11. Administrative Law
Chapter 12. Real Property Law
Chapter 13. Wills and Trusts
Chapter 14. Family Law
Chapter 15. Intellectual Property

The United States Constitution
Amendments to the Constitution
Glossary

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