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Practical Contract Law for Paralegals: An Activities-Based Approach

Front Cover - Practical Contract Law for Paralegals: An Activities-Based Approach

Fourth Edition

Laurel A. Vietzen

2016.  352 pages.  ISBN: 978-1-4548-7347-1

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About the Book

The activities-based approach of Practical Contract Law for Paralegals builds valuable contract management skills. Numerous assignments that mirror the work of an actual paralegal teach students to read, draft, and implement contracts, as well as to research and apply local law. Ideal for both the classroom and online courses, this book combines contracts and applied legal research for paralegals. Accessible explanations of doctrine and principles prepare students to tackle assignments based on state-specific laws and procedures.


  • New and updated examples and assignments throughout the text
  • NEW Career Corner features that connect material in the text to developing a successful career as a paralegal
  • Straightforward overviews of basic contract law
  • A consistent emphasis on state-specific law and procedures
  • Internet research assignments that exemplify legal research performed by paralegals
  • Case discussion assignments that extend case analysis beyond the classroom
  • Discussion of ethics integrated throughout the text
  • A flexible organization that adapts to a variety of course credits, teaching goals, and media formats
  • Specially designed Learning Objectives that clearly outline each chapterís main goals
  • A convenient glossary of terms for quick reference
  • A companion website with a number of handy interactive elements
  • NEW Self-tests that allow students to monitor their progress