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Revision of successful introduction to law text for paralegal students
- Comprehensive, intelligent overview of all the key concepts covered in a typical introduction to law course.
- Critical thinking approach used to introduce students to the study of law, encouraging students to interact with the materials through hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions.
- Divided into three parts, reflecting the topics addressed in an introductory course. Part I, Paralegals and the American Legal System, introduces students to the role of the paralegal, sources and classification of law, the structure of the court system, and an overview of litigation. Part II, Finding and Analyzing the Law, offers an overview of the basics of legal analysis, research and writing. Part III, Legal Ethics and Substantive Law, covers substantive law.
- 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. Material presented in an accessible and well-organized format.
- Substantive law chapters use edited cases to teach students how to read and analyze the law.
- Appendices on good writing, citation, the U.S. Constitution, Ethical Codes, and additional Net Notes.
New to the Fifth Edition:
- Authors will continue to streamline the book, making chapters even more accessible and teachable
- Updated with new cases and changes in statutory law
- New web exercises
- Updated internet references throughout the book.
- New legal reasoning exercises reflecting current cases
- Complete U.S. Constitution will be included as an appendix
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