Legal Analysis and Writing for Paralegals
This text provides comprehensive, in-depth coverage of the fundamentals of legal analysis and writing. National in scope, it is designed for students who have completed introductory legal assistant courses. Chapters include examples of each concept of principle discussed and a hypothetical fact situation through which the application of the principles are illustrated.
-- the use of a hypothetical at the beginning of the chapter creates student interest in the subject matter
-- each chapter has a list of key points which may be used as a quick reference and checklist when applying the concepts presented
-- in-depth coverage of more topics than other books on the same subject such as issue spotting, case law analysis (cases on-point), and counter analysis
-- easy-to-read language that a lay person can understand.
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INTRODUCTION TO LEGAL ANALYSIS
THE SPECIFICS OF LEGAL ANALYSIS
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