Introduction to Law for Paralegals: A Critical Thinking Approach. Manual

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Aspen Law & Business, Dec 1, 2000 - Law - 424 pages
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Contents

Preface to this Manual Part I Paralegals and the American Legal System Chapter 1 Introduction to the Study of Law
vi
The Role of the Paralegal
6
Sources of Law
12
Classification of the Law
17
Structure of the Court System
24
Civil Litigation and Its Alternatives
29
Finding and Analyzing the Law Chapter 7 Finding and Interpreting Statutory Law
37
Finding and Interpreting Court Opinions
44
Contract Law
107
Property and Estate Law
124
Laws Affecting Business
132
Family Law
149
Criminal Law and Procedure
170
Appendix A Excerpts from the U S Constitution
197
Appendix B Fundamentals of Good Writing
198
The Basics of Citation Form
202

Finding The Law
58
Applying The Law
65
Legal Ethics and Substantive Law Chapter 11 Legal Ethics
70
Torts
81
Appendix E NetNotes
205
Sample Syllabi and Assignments
206
SlidesOverheads
278
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