Basic Administrative Law for Paralegals

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Aspen Publishers, Jun 16, 2009 - Law - 362 pages

This clear and up-to-date introduction to Administrative Law, written specifically for the paralegal, is a straightforward text that explains how administrative agencies are created, how they are structured, and how they function. Classroom tested through three editions, Basic Administrative Law for Paralegals, Fourth Edition, offers not only a grounding in the basics of Administrative Law but practical advice for employment opportunities for paralegals in the field.

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Among the features that make this text such a reliable resource:

  • thorough topical coverageand—from how administrative agencies are created to agency discretion, rules and regulations, clientsand’ rights, investigations, informal and formal proceedings, and judicial review
  • numerous visual aids and learning toolsand—such as charts and figures, examples, chapter summaries, key terms, and review questions
  • end-of-chapter exercises and resourcesand—including crossword puzzles, fill-in-the-blank exercises, and lists of useful websites
  • an electronic workbook on CD bound into the bookand—providing ample opportunity for practice
  • a chapter dedicated to paralegal skills and careersand—delving into career opportunities for paralegals in both the private and public sectors

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • the electronic workbook has been thoroughly updated and offers research exercises and guidance for accessing laws, rules, and agencies online
  • the and“Paralegal Practiceand” boxes contain new topics, including retirement and immigration law
  • updated forms

This current, affordable text, directed exclusively at the paralegal, is an excellent choice for teaching your students the fundamentals of Administrative Law as well as providing them with a realistic, practical look at career opportunities.

 

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Although the book has a limited preview, the online access came in hand for my paralegal take home exam and overall is a nice easy read with helpful excerises.

Contents

B Explanation of Administrative Agency
6
ADVANCED STUDIES
16
Development of Administrative Law
31
Separation of Powers
40
E Enactment of Statutes
48
Agency Discretion
65
Past Practice and Discretion
71
E Abuse of Discretionary Power
79
ADVANCED STUDIES
198
Informal Proceedings
205
Claims
212
E Settlements
220
ADVANCED STUDIES
228
Administrative Agency Hearings
237
B Steps to Obtaining a Hearing
240
ADVANCED STUDIES
261

ADVANCED STUDIES
88
Client Rights
101
Right to Know and Right to Privacy
112
E Agency Liability for Violations
125
Agency Rules and Regulations
141
Rulemaking Procedures
155
Investigations and Information Gathering
175
Recordkeeping
180
Inspections
188
Judicial Review
275
E Barriers to Judicial Review
282
F Judicial Review Procedures
299
G The Scope of Judicial Review
304
ADVANCED STUDIES
311
Paralegalism in Administrative Law
325
Glossary
353
Index
359
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