Basic Administrative Law for Paralegals

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Aspen Law & Business, 1998 - Administrative law - 356 pages
Understanding that Administrative Law is a notoriously difficult and complex topic, author Anne Adams takes great care to present the material at a level appropriate for paralegal students without oversimplifying. She employs concrete examples throughout the text to help students understand the basic concepts, and includes several cases to teach case analysis skills.

Concentrating on the paralegal in Administrative Law, the book covers the essential areas paralegals need to know in order to succeed, such as effective oral and written communication skills, researching and drafting documents, and completing forms.

Well-crafted pedagogy helps students understand and apply the material:

-- Student Practice Exercises help reinforce key concepts

-- Concepts Journal feature encourages students to keep their own journal of pertinent administrative law concepts and then analyze and write on a major topic

-- Key Terms

-- Chapter Summaries

-- Review Questions

-- Discussion Questions

Additionally, useful charts and figures explain concepts graphically as well as textually, and photos scattered throughout the book enhance the presentation.

A separate Advanced Studies topic appears at the end of each chapter, and offers a hands-on approach -- using documents and forms, that can be assigned in or out of class. This in-depth section allows students more complete, practical study of the concepts. Lending flexibility, the instructor can choose to assign all, a few, or none of the Advanced Studies, depending on time restrictions and the goals of the course.

A final chapter on The Paralegal in Administrative Law shows what private and public sector paralegal positions might encompass.

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About the author (1998)

Anne Adams has written several children's books, including The See It and Say It Bible Storybook, My Bible Word Book, Songbird of the Nile: The Diary of Miriam's Best Friend, and Beauty in the Fields: The Diary of Ruth's Fellow Harvester.

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