The Fourth Edition of An Introduction to the American Legal System provides both historical context and thoroughly up-to-date coverage of all aspects of American law and the legal system. Vivid examples, on-point case summaries, and hot-button issues make this text an obvious choice for paralegal, criminal justice, political science, or legal studies courses. Key New Features Cases in Point that concisely illustrate how the law applies in the real world Questions for discussion in every chapter that point to high-interest issues for debate Discussions of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions such as the Obamacare decisions, the Defense of Marriage Act decision, and key rulings on recess appointments and First Amendment Rights Contemporary topical coverage, such as the national security legislation and whistleblowers Updated discussions of justifiable use of force, intellectual property, abortion rights, capital punishment, and affirmative action A well-crafted design that includes learning objectives and chapter outlines A convenient Glossary of Legal Terms and The Constitution of the United States of America in the Appendices
The Second Edition of this successful text, An Introduction to the American Legal System, continues to offer an accessible, practical overview of the American Legal System. It introduces students to legal concepts, procedures, and principles while giving them a solid grounding in important areas of substantive law as well as in legal history. Among the features that make this text such an excellent teaching tool: organization into four parts progresses logically from the origins of the law through legislation and procedure Part I, Foundation of the Legal System, sets forth the fundamental concepts of the law and examines the historical development of the legal system Part II, Substance of the Law, provides an overview of constitutional law, criminal law, torts, property, contracts, business, and family law Part III, The Legal Process, surveys civil and criminal procedure Part IV, Legislative and Administrative Developments in the Law, covers legislation and administrative law concise "Cases in Point" illustrate the applicability of the law to real world issues capture student interest questions in every chapter stimulate thought and classroom discussion a strong pedagogy includes learning objectives, chapter outlines, and a glossary New to the Second Edition: expanded coverage of torts and property law increased focus on crimes and criminal procedure new and expanded discussion of the PATRIOT Act, including new amendments and results of recent litigation, as well as material on terrorism and immigration offenses updated cases include new, hot-button cases, such as "Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, Crawford v. Washington" on the admissibility of hearsay evidence in criminal cases an expanded section on battered woman syndrome and battered child syndrome Appendices on how to find the law and how to brief a case
This new coursebook introduces students to the relationship among the American constitutional, governmental, and legal systems. With a clear and concise presentation, this book explores historical and contemporary events, judicial opinions, and constitutional provisions that demonstrate how the three systems accommodate social progress in an ever-changing and highly diverse nation. Perfect for LLM courses or even undergraduate classes, this book aims to teach students how to understand constitutional doctrines, brief judicial opinions, and how American history affects contemporary legal issues. Features: Clear and concise presentation and logical organization of material making it an excellent introductory book to the American legal system Inclusion of modern cases on relevant topics, such as same-sex marriage, legalization of marijuana, and homicidal laws affecting juveniles Chapter questions that facilitate basic legal analysis through hypotheticals, opinion briefing, and application of constitutional provisions Inclusion of important historical and political events, such as lawsuits brought against Presidents, congressional impeachment powers, the Electoral College System, the Supreme Court s resolution of voting issues, the Civil War and post Civil War constitutional amendments, the Civil Rights movement, presidential and congressional war powers, and Supreme Court opinions about Guantanamo Bay detainees
A comprehensive and accessible text, specifically written for paralegal students, Introduction to Law for Paralegals provides an in-depth introduction to the key concepts in the American legal system, research and analysis of legal material, as well as legal ethics and substantive law. Supported by strong pedagogy and a critical-thinking approach to edited cases, the material is engaging, well-written and highly teachable. The Fifth Edition has been updated to reflect new cases and changes in statutory law, with new reasoning exercises to challenge and engage students. Updated Internet references and Web-based exercises are also included. The rich Appendix now includes the full text of the U.S. Constitution. Features: Comprehensive, accessible overview of all key concepts covered in an introduction to law course. Highly teachable style, with detailed Instructor's Manual, Test Bank and PowerPoints. In-depth coverage written specifically for paralegal students, including: The role of the paralegal. Sources and classification of law. Structure of the court system. Overview of litigation Basics of legal analysis, research, and writing. Legal ethics and substantive law. Critical-thinking approach introduces students to the study of law. Use of edited cases to teach students how to read and analyze the law. Engaging hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions. Material presented in organized and well-written format. Strong pedagogy throughout includes: Ethic alerts. Marginal definitions. Internet references. Legal reasoning exercises. Appendices on good writing, citation form, ethical codes and Net notes. Thoroughly updated, the revised Fifth Edition includes: Streamlined presentation. New cases and changes in statutory law. New Web-based exercises. Updated Internet references throughout. New legal reasoning exercises reflecting current cases. Complete U.S. Constitution as an appendix.
Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal, Second Edition, offers assignments that mirror the work of the paralegal and cover local, state, and federal criminal cases. Students can gain practice and confidence doing the kind of work that a defense attorney, prosecutor, or law enforcement agency expects from a paralegal. Working with the various types of cases presented in this book familiarizes students with the role of the paralegal in the process of investigation, prosecution, and defense in criminal cases. The second edition has been updated to include more than three dozen new legal decisions, new coverage of legislative jurisdiction and Fifth Amendment due process clause, and the addition of six new cases including United States v. Vilar and Hurst v. Florida. Key Features: Updates include more than three dozen new legal decisions. Updated and expanded Chapters 6 and 7 with new coverage of legislative jurisdiction and Fifth Amendment due process clause. Six new cases including United States v. Vilar and Hurst v. Florida ¦ A sensible, four-part organization: Introduction to the criminal justice system The distinction between criminal law and criminal procedure Criminal law Criminal procedure ¦ Realistic assignments, in which students draft indictments, memos, grand jury subpoenas, and jury instructions using hypothetical memos, investigative reports, and interviews as source material ¦ Clear explanations of the basic elements of all criminal offenses ¦ An accessible system of analyzing the legal nature of any criminal offense ¦ An integrated treatment of white-collar crime ¦ Broad coverage of a wide range of criminal investigations, from police investigations to administrative and grand jury investigation
Law by L. Thomas Winfree Jr.,L. Thomas Winfree (Jr.),G. Larry Mays,Leanne Fiftal Alarid
Author: L. Thomas Winfree Jr.,L. Thomas Winfree (Jr.),G. Larry Mays,Leanne Fiftal Alarid
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Criminal Law: The Basics introduces readers to the history, sources, and concepts of criminal law in a clear and concise style that is ideal for undergraduates. By engaging with realistic hypothetical exercises, students learn how to identify the elements of substantive criminal offenses. Frank A. Schubert continues to emphasize the dual influences of common law and federalism in shaping American criminal law. New to the Third Edition: Dozens of recent primary cases text, including Miller v. Alabama on the sentencing of juveniles to life imprisonment without parole A review of the major milestones in American criminal law history Expanded coverage of self-defense, including make my day and stand your ground statutory material in Chapter Five Broad discussion of federal criminal law
* COMPANION WEBSITE www.aspenparalegaled.com/bouchoux_practicalintro2 ( Contact your Aspen Representative for more information about these resources.) Bridging the gap between the classroom and the real world, respected author Deborah E. Bouchoux offers this thorough exploration of the entire paralegal profession, as well as a specific inventory of what students will be expected to know, and the tasks they will be expected to perform, as working paralegals in law office and other legal environments. This concise yet thorough orientation to the work of the paralegal provides : practical guidance for transferring and applying classroom lessons to the law office environment logical three-section organization: making connections between study skills, the paralegal profession, and the American legal system connecting paralegal research, analysis, and writing to the tasks of interviewing and investigations looking at the tasks of the working paralegal, different types of law practice, the law office environment, strategies for career development (including resume preparation, job interview preparation, and job resignations), and techniques for succeeding in the workplace topical coverage that closely adheres to the nature of paralegal work: effective ways to improve note taking how to respond to ethical misconduct in the workplace common blunders when using e-mail cultivating listening skills best practices for timekeeping and billing pedagogical devices that enhance learning, such as chapter overviews, key terms, marginal definitions, website references, case illustrations, practice tips, and chapter summaries research task exercises and Internet-based exercises in each chapter that mirror those performed by the working paralegal comprehensive teaching package that includes: Instructor's Manual with sample syllabi, chapter outlines, answers to all end-of-chapter discussion and research questions, additional practice exercises Test Bank with more than 400 questions PowerPoint slides Updated throughout, with new Case Illustrations, Discussion Questions, and Internet Closing Argument Assignments, the Second Edition offers: an overview of recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure regarding the production of electronically stored information discussion of class action suits and multidistrict litigation a review of new electronic tools used in law firms discussion of cutting-edge topics, such as electronically existing metadata and its implications for attorney-client privilege, and whether legal blawgs constitute advertising a fresh look at professional appearance, demeanor, and etiquette in the workplace new and updated information on salary trends, popular paralegal fields, billable hour requirements, and more Emphasizing practical skills and the role of the paralegal, Deborah E. Bouchoux shines a light on the paralegal profession by showing students what paralegals actually do. *Instructor's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Wolter's Kluwer Law & Business at 800.529.7545 or [email protected]
The Pocket Guide to Legal Writing is designed as a desk book for use by practicing paralegals, legal assistants, attorneys, and students. It is a reference book that allows the user to quickly obtain the answer to many commonly encountered writing questions concerning the following subjects: sentence and paragraph drafting, word selection and usage, spelling, numbers, grammar, punctuation, legal citation, legal correspondence, legal research memoranda, and court briefs. It also includes a chapter on the location of various non fee-based internet and other computer based legal research sources. In addition is a chapter discussing the various time deadlines under federal rules of civil and criminal procedure. The book is color coded so information may be easily located and designed to lie flat on a desk next to a computer. It is written in a non technical manner and designed so that it is easy to understand and use by anyone working in a law office. It includes checklist for use in conjunction with the various types of legal writing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
These days, school and college administrators know only too well how their well intentioned actions may lead to financially ruinous lawsuits. College and School Law provides a comprehensive and comprehensible framework for managing risk in the real work of educational administration. Also included is a CD-ROM containing all the forms you'll need, from property management to field-trip releases.
Legal Analysis and Writing, third edition, provides the student with in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of legal analysis and writing, the operation of the elements of the fundamentals in the analysis and writing process, and the manner in which the process guides and assists the student in the production of a finished product, such as an interoffice research memorandum. The text is national in scope and designed for students who have completed introductory legal assistant courses. The focus of the text is on the legal analysis and writing process. The text is divided into three sections, the first of which presents an overview of the analysis process and the basic legal principles involved in that process. The second section provides in-depth coverage of the elements and tools used in the analysis and writing process, while the third section focuses on the application of the principles presented in the previous sections. It also addresses the drafting of legal correspondence, legal research memoranda, and court briefs. This complete text is enhanced by such features as a corresponding website, a student activity CD, online references, key points, and examples. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
LEGAL RESEARCH, 2ND EDITION is one of the few texts that focuses entirely on legal research and how to conduct legal research in an efficient manner to avoid wasted time and duplication of effort. Intended for use in research classes, the student is provided with an in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of legal research. The text covers the operation of the elements of these fundamentals in the research process and the manner in which the process guides and assists the student in the performance of a research assignment. Each chapter includes examples of every concept and principle discussed and a hypothetical fact situation in which the application of the concepts and principles is illustrated. The text includes valuable chapters describing how to determine what to research, how to identify key facts and terms, their importance and use, and the significant role of issue identification and its elements. A large portion of the text provides in-depth coverage of primary and secondary research sources, including Internet and computer research, citation format and case law analysis. In the last chapter of the text, the author has included a beneficial discussion of what to look for when researching, what to do with the research once it is found, and how to organize research. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The latest edition of The Study of Law: A Critical Thinking Approach offers a comprehensive, intelligent overview of all the key concepts covered in a typical introduction to law course. A critical thinking approach is used to introduce students to the study of law, encouraging students to interact with the materials through hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions. The text is divided into two parts, reflecting the topics addressed in an introductory course. Part I, Introduction to the Legal System, introduces students to the sources and classification of law, the structure of the court system, and an overview of litigation. Part II: Basic Legal Concepts, covers the basics of analysis and interpretation of the law, followed by chapters on substantive law. Key Features of the New Edition: Teaches students the basic skills necessary to understand statutes and court cases Strong pedagogy reinforces well-written text presented in an accessible and well-organized format Edited cases are included in every chapter to teach students how to read and analyze the law New coverage includes: the Boston Marathon bombing case, the Affordable Care Act, and trademark issues involving the Washington Redskins , e-filing and e-discovery, discussion of same-sex marriage and custody disputes over pre-embryos, and crimes of unauthorized access of computer data and warrantless searches of cell phones
Civil Law and Litigation for Paralegals is a comprehensive text designed specifically for paralegal civil litigation courses. Author Neal Bevans not only teaches the basics of civil litigation, but also gives students the opportunity to learn skills they will use in practice. In a balanced approach, Bevans covers all the key topics paralegals need to know in an easy-to-read and engaging style that utilizes numerous examples and illustrations but never overwhelms the student. The text provides students with an in-depth analysis of a wide variety of civil cases, beginning with laying out the basic foundation of the American legal system. It proceeds through the investigation and implementation of a civil case, and follows the case through to appeal. The text balances the theoretical underpinnings of the law with the practical examples and hands-on experience that all students need to completely understand the topic. The helpful pedagogy throughout the book and a comprehensive teaching package make class preparation as easy as possible. Features: Clear introduction to the fundamentals of civil litigation for paralegal students. Provides students with an in-depth analysis of a wide variety of civil cases, laying out the basic foundation of the American legal system, proceeding through the investigation and implementation of a civil case, and following the case through to appeal. Designed to help prepare students for the practical world of divorces, car wreck cases, and medical malpractice claims that they will see every day in civil practice. Each chapter presents students with examples of the important role that paralegals play in every stage of civil litigation, from client intake to bringing an appeal. Understandable writing style with strong pedagogy, resulting in a teachable and accessible text. Each chapter includes Practice Pointers, Search Suggestions, Tech Topics, and Legal Legwork boxes, along with case excerpts, forms, and ethics. Helpful pedagogy includes Chapter Objectives that focus learning and review, Boldfaced key terms and marginal definitions for convenient reference, Review questions at the end of each chapter, and references to web sites that facilitate legal research
Heavily classroom-tested by the authors and other instructors, this powerful teaching tool puts an emphasis on vocabulary and solid learning aids to introduce the American legal system to foreign law students. Focusing on constitutional law, the authors provide in-depth coverage of major issues such as the health care mandate, Arizona immigration law, the Defense of Marriage Act, affirmative action, the Supreme Court citation on international authority and more. The American Legal System for Foreign Lawyers uses contract law to show the continued development of common law and considers the role and function of judges, characterizing the differences between common and civil law. Other important issues are highlighted such as the differences between judicial review of legislation under constitutional challenge, judicial interpretation of statutes, and judicial development and application of common law contract and property law principles. Interesting cases and solid case-reading coverage combine with tables, graphical material, and glossaries to help students grasp United States law. Features of The American Legal System for Foreign Lawyers: Heavily class-room tested by the authors and other instructors In-depth coverage of major issues Health Care Mandate Arizona immigration law Defense of Marriage Act Absorption of the Second Amendment Affirmative Action Supreme Court citation on international authority Uses contract law to show continued development of common law Considers the role and function of judges, characterizing the differences between common and civil law Highlights important differences judicial review of legislation under constitutional challenge judicial interpretation of statutes judicial development and application of common law contract and property law principles Teaching and learning aids tables charts and graphical materials chapter and whole book glossaries Interesting cases and coverage of case-reading
Concise and readable, the student-friendly text; Learning About the Law, Third Edition is designed to give students an understandable introduction to the legal system. Proven strengths include: * readable and easily understood text that introduces students to all the basic concepts of the law * designed to make concepts clear and accessible, piquing students' interest without confusing them with overwhelming vocabulary * uses helpful examples and analogies to make the law come to life * shorter book that can be used in a less comprehensive introductory course or be combined with other materials * the first half of the book discusses the American Legal System and the basics of briefing cases, legal writing, legal research, and litigation while the second half of the book introduces students to the building blocks of the law: contracts, torts, and criminal law with the final two chapters include helpful information on ethics and careers in the law * each chapter includes charts, illustrations, and photos, as well as key terms, review questions, and exercises New to the Third Edition: * critical thinking questions added at the end of each chapter. These more in-depth questions challenge students to think about what they have learned * more exercises added to Contracts and Torts chapters * new section on Alternative Dispute Resolution in Chapter 5 * section on Sources of American Law added to Chapter 1 * new Supreme Court cases added to the Court Cases appendix The book is part of a comprehensive instructional package that includes PowerPoint slides and an extensive Instructor's Manual featuring: * sample syllabi * information on teaching strategies * chapter-by-chapter resource information * answer keys for all discussion questions and Internet assignments * detailed suggestions for additional assignments * a Test Bank of exam questions available in both the Instructor's Manual and on CD-ROM Learning About the Law, Third Edition gives students a broad-brush overview of the legal system that is readable and easily understood. The book affords them a basic introduction without overwhelming them at this early stage. Through the use of Scaros' text students will develop a firm foundation of in the basics of the law. An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at http://www.aspenlawschool.com/scaros3 *Instructor's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Wolter's Kluwer Law & Business at 800.529.7545 or [email protected]
The Almanac of the Federal Judiciary has built its considerable reputation by providing balanced, responsible judicial profiles of every federal judge and all the key bankruptcy judges and magistrate judges -- profiles that include reliable inside information based on interviews with lawyers who have argued cases before the federal judiciary. Containing valuable, hard-to-find material on every federal trial judge and appellate judge in the nation, this unique resource includes: Each judge's academic and professional background, experience on the bench, noteworthy rulings, and media coverage Candid, revealing commentary by lawyers, based on first-hand experiences before their local federal judges Helpful tips for your litigating team in shaping case strategy Important insights into each judge's style, demeanor, knowledge, and management of courtroom proceedings And continuing in-depth research, with semiannual updates. The Almanac of the Federal Judiciary is divided into two volumes: Volume 1: District Magistrates and Bankruptcy Judges Volume 2: Circuit Judges
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