Constitutional Law: Principles and Practice
Specifically written for paralegal students, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE, 2nd Edition identifies and explains the concepts behind constitutional law,and connects them to everyday experiences both inside the law practice and out. Carefully edited for non-lawyers, the major cases presented show how the Supreme Court's decisions impact lawyers, lawmakers, and the general public, while breaking down complex concepts for paralegals-in-training to grasp more easily. Each chapter also contains numerous pedagogical elements including learning objectives, review and analysis questions, and vocabulary terms to build reader confidence with the material, and demonstrate the ways paralegals perform in the workplace. Focusing on practical application, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE, 2nd Edition offers multiple hands-on opportunities to help students excel. Helpful appendices include samples of commonly used legal documents, while the readings are packed with hypothetical cases, ethical dilemmas, and end-of-chapter assignments for practicing analytical skills.
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