Introduction to Law for Paralegals: A Critical Thinking Approach

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<p> * <b><font color="#6ebb1f">LOISLAW</font></b> Packaged with 4 months free access to Loislaw's online legal research database. <br />* <b><font color="#6ebb1f">BLACKBOARD</font></b> Available in Blackboard online course format. <br />* <b><font color="#6ebb1f">COMPANION WEBSITE</font></b> <a href="http://www.aspenlawschool.com/currier_introtolaw4" target="_blank"> www.aspenlawschool.com/currier_introtolaw4 </a><br /><font size="1">(<a href="http://lawschool.aspenpublishers.com/paralegal_educators/sales_reps.asp"> Contact your Aspen Representative</a> for more information about these resources.)</font> </p> <p> Now in its fourth edition, the highly successful <b>Introduction to Law for Paralegals</b> continues to offer paralegal students and instructors a well-rounded and accessible introduction to the legal system, the paralegal’s role and the skills involved, as well as to substantive law issues. </p> <p> <b>Experienced authors and educators, Currier and Eimermann skillfully present their materials in a way that facilitates teaching and learning. This text offers</b> </p> <ul> <li> A <b>comprehensive, intelligent overview of all the key concepts</b> covered in a typical introduction to law course </li> <li> A <b>critical thinking approach</b> that introduces students to the study of law and encourages them to interact with the materials through hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions </li> <li> <b>Three parts that reflect the topics addressed in an introductory course:</b> <i>Part I, Paralegals and the American Legal System</i>, introduces students to the role of the paralegal, sources and classification of law, the structure of the court system, and an overview of litigation. <i>Part II, Finding and Analyzing the Law</i>, offers an overview of the basics of legal analysis, research and writing. <i>Part III, Legal Ethics and Substantive Law</i>, covers substantive law </li> <li> The <b>basic skills necessary to understand statutes and court cases</b> </li> <li> <b>Teaching and learning aids</b> that include ethics alerts, marginal definitions, Internet references, and legal reasoning exercises throughout the book. Material presented in an accessible and well-organized format </li> <li> Substantive law chapters that use <b>edited cases</b> to teach students how to read and analyze the law </li> <li> Appendices on <b>good writing, citation,</b> excerpts from the <b>U.S. Constitution, Ethical Codes,</b> and additional <b>Net Notes</b>. </li> </ul> <p> <b>Enhancements in the Fourth Edition include:</b> </p> <ul> <li> <b>reorganization of Chapter 6 on Litigation</b>, making this material even easier to teach. The chapter now begins with a discussion of ADR and integrates the use of case studies </li> <li> <b>New or expanded coverage of:</b> federal powers and preemption, judicial selection, domain names , electronic discovery, email, contingency fees, intentional interference with a contractual relationship, caps on damages, interpretation of contracts, eminent domain, collaborative divorces, sperm & egg donations, same-sex unions, sentencing guidelines, habeas corpus, and citing of unpublished opinions. </li> <li> <b>Discussion of recently decided high-interest cases including</b> <i>Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School Dist.</i> (use of racial criteria in school assignments), <i>Phillip Morris v. Williams </i>(punitive damages), <i>Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire</i> (statute of limitations for employment discrimination claims), <i>Scott v. Harris</i> (police use of excessive force), <i>Hudson v. Michigan</i> (exclusionary rule), <i>Brendlin v. California</i> (sentencing guidelines), <i>Bowles v. Russell </i>(habeas corpus in death penalty cases), <i>Hamdan v. Rumsfeld </i>(habeas corpus in terrorism cases), and <i>Rumsfeld v. Padilla</i> (habeas corpus in terrorism cases) </li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

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