Introduction To Paralegal Studies A Critical Thinking Approach 4e

Comprehensive, intelligent overview of all the key concepts covered in a typical introduction to law course. Divided into three parts, reflecting the topics addressed in an introductory course: Part I, Paralegals and the American Legal System; Part II, Finding and Analyzing the Law and Part III, Legal Ethics and Substantive Law. A critical thinking approach is used to introduce students to the study of law, encouraging students to interact with the materials through hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions.

Key Features of the New Edition:Comprehensive coverage of key legal conceptsHypotheticals, questions, and exercises that engage students in critical thinking A logical three-part organizationStudent-friendly skill development for basic statutory and case analysisEthics Alerts, marginal definitions, Internet references, and legal reasoning exercisesAppendices on writing style , legal research, citation, the U.S. Constitution, and additional Net NotesNew edition includes many new Discussion Questions and Legal Reasoning ExercisesChapter Objectives and short hypotheticals to start each chapter added to this editionNew coverage includes: the Boston Marathon bombing case, the Affordable Care Act, and trademark issues involving the Washington Redskins , e-filing and e-discovery, discussion of same-sex marriage and custody disputes over pre-embryos, and crimes of unauthorized access of computer data and warrantless searches of cell phones

Introduction to Paralegal Studies: A Critical Thinking Approach introduces paralegal students to the law and legal concepts while providing them with practical information about what paralegals actually do in the legal system. Now in its fourth edition, this text continues to deliver a comprehensive, intelligent overview of all the key concepts typically covered in 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 of law, encouraging them to interact with the materials through hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions. 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. Well-organized, accessible format Excellent ancillary package, with a comprehensive Instructor's Manual, in-depth test bank, and PowerPoint slides. Blackboard package also available.

The Fourth Edition is enriched by: New developments are incorporated throughout this edition. Updated ethics materials. New and updated assignments

For in-depth coverage of the legal system, the law and the analysis of it, and the role of the paralegal within the system, choose Introduction to Paralegal Studies: A Critical Thinking Approach.

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