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Overview

Introduction to Law: A Systematic Approach is written for the college level student who requires a base level understanding of the major areas of law. It also addresses the way in which the state and federal governments function. The text is an excellent survey of the legal system for all disciplines of study including pre-law, legal studies, business administration, and accounting programs. Topics include the Development of the American Legal System, Creation of Legal Principles, Legal Analysis, Civil Lawsuits, The Development and Role of Today's Paralegal, The Process of Legal Research, Tort Law in America, Law of Probate and Estates, Contract Law, Law of Real and Personal Property, Law of Domestic Relationships, and Criminal Law and Procedure.

Beth Walston-Dunham, J.D., Beth Walston-Dunham is a licensed attorney.

Beth Walston-Dunham is a licensed attorney. Additionally, she is licensed in the United States Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit.
  • current caselaw demonstrates true application of law
  • real-life examples and discussion questions develop analytical skills
  • ethical notes relevant to subject matter of each chapter emphasizes pervasive nature of ethical obligations
  • legal research chapter provides fundamental instruction on locating law
Chapter 1: The Development of the American Legal System.
Chapter 2: The Creation of Legal Principles.
Chapter 3: Legal Analysis and Application of Legal Principles.
Chapter 4: Anatomy of a Civil Lawsuit.
Chapter 5: The Development and Role of Today's Paralegal.
Chapter 6: Today''s Paralegal in the Workplace: Communication Skills As a Core Element. Chapter 7: The Process of Legal Research.
Chapter 8: Legal Ethics for the Legal Professional.
Chapter 9: Tort Law in America.
Chapter 10: The Law of Business Organizations and Bankruptcy.
Chapter 11: The Law of Probate and Estates.
Chapter 13: The Law of Real and Personal Property.
Chapter 14: The Law of Domestic Relation Ships.
Chapter 15: Criminal Law and Procedure

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  • ISBN-10: 0766816931
  • ISBN-13: 9780766816930
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $173.75
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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Introduction To Law For Paralegals

ISBN: 9780766816930
Introduction to Law: A Systematic Approach is written for the college level student who requires a base level understanding of the major areas of law. It also addresses the way in which the state and federal governments function. The text is an excellent survey of the legal system for all disciplines of study including pre-law, legal studies, business administration, and accounting programs. Topics include the Development of the American Legal System, Creation of Legal Principles, Legal Analysis, Civil Lawsuits, The Development and Role of Today's Paralegal, The Process of Legal Research, Tort Law in America, Law of Probate and Estates, Contract Law, Law of Real and Personal Property, Law of Domestic Relationships, and Criminal Law and Procedure.

FOR STUDENTS

Introduction To Law For Paralegals

ISBN: 9780766816930
Introduction to Law: A Systematic Approach was designed for the college-level student in need of a basic understanding of the American legal system. This book provides an excellent survey of law ideal for all disciplines including pre-law, legal studies, paralegal and legal assistant programs, business administration, and accounting. It also serves as an excellent resource for the professional who requires a fundamental, working knowledge of law.