Introduction to Law (4th Edition)

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Hames and Ekern’s Introduction to Law , 4/e will teach students the basic legal concepts related to substantive and procedural law, introduces them to cases, statutes, and the constitution, and develops their legal vocabulary and analytical skills. A new chapter on constitutional law, expanded coverage of employment and environmental law, and information on technology makes this an excellent resource for any Introduction to Law course for all disciplines of study including pre-law, legal studies, and business programs.  Using this text, your students will learn how to develop their own critical-thinking skills, read high-interest cases, expand their legal vocabulary and discuss case law and issues impacting today’s legal system.

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Now in its Second Edition, INTRODUCTION TO LAW has built on a strong foundation a timely and comprehensive reference.

  • The chapter on Civil vs. Criminal Law provides an overview of both areas.
  • The Technology Corner stresses the impact of technology on legal practices.
  • Opinions and cases are introduced right from the start.
  • The Companion Website and complete Instructor's Resource offer tools for learning.
  • Critical Ethics issues are covered as the apply in each area of the law.

About the Author:

Joanne Banker Hames is an attorney who has been actively involved in paralegal education since 1977 and is now a full-time instructor and the coordinator for the ABA-approved paralegal program at DeAnza Community College located in the heart of Silicon Valley. She earned her J.D. from Santa Clara University Law School and has been an active member of the California Bar since 1972. Prior to her involvement in paralegal education, she practiced law in a firm specializing in personal injury litigation. She is also the co-author of Civil Litigation and Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing: An Integrated Approach.

Yvonne Ekern is the chairperson of an ABA-approved Paralegal Program and Division Chair of the Applied Arts and Sciences Division of West Valley Community College. Prior to completing law school, she taught high school English and Math in California and Missouri. She graduated from the University of Idaho School of Law in 1985. While working in criminal and family law offices, she taught part-time in several Silicon Valley paralegal programs and is now the full-time chairperson of the West Valley College Paralegal Program, located in Saratoga, California. She is also an instructor in that program. She is the co-author of Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing: An Integrated Approach. She has over twenty years of teaching experience.

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