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Introduction to Law for Paralegals: A Critical Thinking Approach 6E

Front Cover - Introduction to Law for Paralegals: A Critical Thinking Approach 6E

Sixth Edition

Katherine A. Currier
Elms College

Thomas E. Eimermann
Emeritus, Illinois State University

2015. 864 pages. ISBN: 9781454838760. With Teacher's Manual.

About the Book

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Introduction to Law for Paralegals offers a comprehensive, intelligent overview of all the key concepts covered in a typical introduction to law course. The book is divided into three parts, reflecting the topics addressed in an introductory course:  Part I, Paralegals and the American Legal System; Part II, Finding and Analyzing the Law; and Part III, Legal Ethics and Substantive Law. 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.

Look for these key features:
Comprehensive coverage of key legal concepts
Hypotheticals, questions, and exercises that engage students in critical thinking
A logical three-part organization
Student-friendly skill development for basic statutory and case analysis
Ethics Alerts, marginal definitions, Internet references, and legal reasoning exercises
Appendices on writing style, legal research, citation, the U.S. Constitution, and additional Net Notes
New edition includes many new Discussion Questions and Legal Reasoning Exercises
Chapter Objectives and short hypotheticals to start each chapter added to this edition
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

Preface / Sample Chapters