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Practical Contract Law for Paralegals: An Activities-Based Approach

Third Edition
Laurel A. Vietzen

2013.  340 pages.  ISBN: 978-1-4542-8020

Teacher’s Manual with Test Bank, Power Point Slides

About the Book

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Practical Contract Law for Paralegals: An Activities-Based Approach fully engages students with numerous assignments that make them responsible for finding local law. Focused on teaching practical skills, such as using the Internet for research, the text includes hands-on assignments. These ensure that the even those students using the book in an on-line course will learn how to research and apply the law. The text helps students “hit the ground running” in the law office by building research skills as well as the ability to summarize cases and find their own answers. 

Case-discussion assignments encourage interaction with the material beyond classroom lecture, and ethical issues are integrated throughout the book. Assignments are designed to be used with state-specific law and procedures. The flexible organization makes the book easy to adapt to a variety of course configurations, including those on-line. An excellent Instructor’s Manual draws on the author’s extensive experience teaching paralegal students, with features such as sample syllabi, information for using on-line research, additional assignments, answer keys for all discussion questions and CALR assignments, and a test bank. PowerPoint slides also accompany the book.

The Third Edition features updated assignments and examples, new review questions, and a new Career Corner feature to bring the material to life. 

Hallmark features of Understanding, Creating, and Implementing Contracts: An Activities-Based Approach:
  • engaging format with numerous assignments that make students responsible for finding local law
  • focus on practical skills, such as using the Internet for research 
  • includes hands-on assignments to help students “hit the ground running” in law offices
  • ensure that the even those students using the book in an on-line course will learn how to research and apply the law 
  • builds skills in researching contract law, summarizing cases, and finding answers
  • case-discussion assignments encourage interaction beyond the lecture
  • ethics discussion integrated throughout the book
  • assignments designed to be used with state-specific law and procedures
  • flexible organization adapts to a variety of course formats, including on-line courses
  • excellent Instructor’s Manual draws on author’s extensive experience teaching paralegal students
  • sample syllabi
  • information for using on-line research
  • suggestions for additional assignments 
  • answer keys for all discussion questions and CALR assignments
  • test bank
  • PowerPoint slides 
Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition presents:
  • fresh assignments and examples
  • new Career Corner features
  • new  review questions