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Advanced Legal Writing: Theories and Strategies in Persuasive Writing (Third Edition)

by Michael R. Smith

With a practical focus on persuasive writing strategy, Michael R. Smith identifies and explores three processes of persuasive writing--logos, pathos, and ethos--and provides a thorough introduction to the elements of rhetorical style. Using detailed how-to guides and plenty of examples, the author's distinctive approach to persuasive writing examines: technical aspects of rhetorical style: metaphor, literary allusion, figures of speech, and graphic design three basic processes of persuasive legal writing strategy: Logos: logic and rational argument Pathos: value-based argument Ethos: establishing credibility interdisciplinary contributions to persuasive writing from fields such as cognitive psychology, classical rhetoric, and morality theory effective strategies that extend beyond the trial or appellate brief to a broad range of documents and settings In the Second Edition, the reader will find: a new organization that puts a greater emphasis on practice and relatively less on theory for each of the three processes of persuasive writing strategy a new six-Part organization: I. Introduction II. Logos Strategies III. Pathos Strategies IV. Ethos Strategies V. Rhetorical Style VI. The Ethics and Morality of Persuasion coverage of new developments in cognitive psychology, Pathos persuasion, and the role of metaphor in persuasive legal writing. the same manageable length For a complete examination of the technique and strategy behind persuasive writing, Smith's text strikes the right balance of depth and scope for upper-level legal writing courses.

Basic Administrative Law for Paralegals (4th Edition)

by Anne Adams

This clear and up-to-date introduction to Administrative Law, writtenspecifically for the paralegal, is a straightforward text that explains howadministrative agencies are created, how they are structured, and how theyfunction. Classroom tested through three editions, Basic Administrative Lawfor Paralegals, Fourth Edition, offers not only a grounding in the basicsof Administrative Law but practical advice for employment opportunities forparalegals in the field. Among the features that make this text such a reliable resource:thorough topical coverage --from how administrative agencies are createdto agency discretion, rules and regulations, clients' rights, investigations,informal and formal proceedings, and judicial reviewnumerous visual aids and learning tools --such as charts and figures,examples, chapter summaries, key terms, and review questionsend-of-chapter exercises and resources --including crossword puzzles,fill-in-the-blank exercises, and lists of useful websitesan electronic workbook on CD bound into the book --providing ampleopportunity for practicea chapter dedicated to paralegal skills and careers --delving into careeropportunities for paralegals in both the private and public sectorsNew to the Fourth Edition:the electronic workbook has been thoroughly updated and offers researchexercises and guidance for accessing laws, rules, and agencies onlinethe "Paralegal Practice" boxes contain new topics,including retirement and immigration lawupdated formsThis current, affordable text, directed exclusively at the paralegal, is anexcellent choice for teaching your students the fundamentals of AdministrativeLaw as well as providing them with a realistic, practical look at careeropportunities.

Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals (8th Edition)

by David L. Buchbinder

Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals focuses on what paralegals need to know to be effective paralegals in a bankruptcy practice. Comprehensive yet accessible, this proven-effective text offers a step-by-step overview of the bankruptcy code and rules. With a consistent emphasis on practice, David Buchbinder vividly describes the role of the paralegal at every stage of a bankruptcy proceeding, providing practical information along the way. A wealth of examples, checklists, and summaries put bankruptcy law squarely within reach. This text is available in ebook format from the Vital Source Store . To download and use the ebook, you will need the free Vital Source Bookshelf software. DOWNLOAD NOW Thoroughly updated, the Eighth Edition includes new Supreme Court cases that interpret bankruptcy law and recent changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. a favorite among paralegal instructors, Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals features:a clear and readable writing style designed to let students learn and digest the basics complete coverage of everything a student needs to know to become a competent bankruptcy paralegal --consumer representation, creditor representation, and assisting with a Chapter 11 case a useful overview of the bankruptcy code and rules that sheds light on the role of the paralegal at every stage of a bankruptcy proceeding practical information about how and when to complete bankruptcy documents a rich variety of learning and memory aids, such as examples,checklists of procedures, summaries of the law, and discussion questions a Forms Manual on CD-ROM a generous teaching package, including a detailed Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, PowerPoints, and Best Case Exercises Updated throughout, the Eighth Edition of Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals includes: recent case rulings interpreting bankruptcy law developments and changes in the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure *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 examcopy@wolterskluwer.com.

Basic Federal Income Tax (Fourth Edition)

by Gwendolyn Griffith Lieuallen

The most trusted name in law school outlines, Emanuel Law Outlines support your class preparation, provide reference for your outline creation, and supply a comprehensive breakdown of topic matter for your entire study process. Created by Steven Emanuel, these course outlines have been relied on by generations of law students. Each title includes both capsule and detailed versions of the critical issues and key topics you must know to master the course. Also included are exam questions with model answers, an alpha-list of cases, and a cross reference table of cases for all of the leading casebooks.

Cases, Problems and Materials on Contracts 6th Edition

by Thomas D. Crandall Douglas J. Whaley

Cases, Problems, and Materials on Contracts is distinguished among other texts by its excellent organization and thorough coverage of the basic themes of contract law.

Civil Procedure: A Coursebook

by Joseph W. Glannon Peter Raven-Hansen Andrew M. Perlman

Casebooks generally present a series of cases followed by notes and questions, but the authors of this text saw the need for something different. They wrote this coursebook with features that are student-friendly. Each chapter begins with a summary, and each case begins with an introduction that includes questions to think about before reading the case. Notes and questions follow, but this work differs from others in that almost all the questions are answered. Ease of use and clarity shaped the design and organization of the book (e. g. short chapters, the use of fonts and borders to designate types of text, summaries of key concepts). Material is presented in chapters on subject matter jurisdiction, personal jurisdiction, venue, pleading, joinder and supplemental jurisdiction, discovery, choice of law, trial and pretrial, and after final judgment. Joseph W. Glannon and Andrew M. Perlman are affiliated with Suffolk U. , and Peter Raven-Hansen, with George Washington U. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Contracts: Examples & Explanations (Sixth Edition)

by Brian A. Blum

A thorough overview of Contracts, the fifth edition of this popular E&E for Brian Blum's extraordinarily lucid explanations of complex concepts. The Fifth Edition of Examples & Explanations: Contracts, builds on the framework established in earlier editions by providing an accessible, comprehensive treatment of the first-year contracts syllabus, written especially for students and designed to provide them with information, examples, and analysis of appropriate complexity and detail. In the fifth edition, the coverage of contracting through standard forms and electronic means is expanded, and new notes offer an international perspective on contract law. Thoroughly updated in its Fifth Edition, Examples & Explanations: Contracts features: the proven-effective Examples & Explanations format that combines explanatory text with hypothetical problems and answers a well-organized arrangement of topics that links the themes in each chapter so that students can see the interaction between different topics studied in the course informal and lucid text that articulates basic assumptions, explains the transactional context, and defines terminology sufficiently complex examples--many based on actual cases --that allow the reader to explore topics in depth flow charts and diagrams that illustrate key points and reinforce memory coverage of UCC Article 2 throughout the book expanded coverage of standard form contracts and contemporary forms of contracting via electronic communications and on the Internet new notes throughout the book that give student a perspective on how the rules of contract law may differ in other countries A gifted teacher and author, Brian Blum clarifies the principles, goals, policies, and legal rules of Contracts. The Examples & Explanations pedagogy gives the reader practice interpreting the contracts and applying the rules and principles to factual situations.

Criminal Law and Its Processes: Cases and Materials (Ninth Edition)

by Sanford H. Kadish Stephen J. Schulhofer Rachel E. Barkow

This teaching guide helps law student students establish a solid foundation in the processes of criminal law and understanding of the problems within. This revised edition has enhanced details on group criminality, international human rights, human trafficking etc.

Criminal Law (Emanuel Law Outlines): Eighth Edition

by Steven Emanuel

The most trusted name in law school outlines, Emanuel Law Outlines were developed while Steve Emanuel was a student at Harvard Law and were the first to approach each course from the point of view of the student. Invaluable for use throughout your course and again at exam time, Emanuel Law Outlines are well-correlated to all major casebooks to help you to create your own outlines. Sophisticated yet easy to understand, each guide includes both capsule and detailed explanations of critical issues, topics, and black letter law you must know to master the course. Quiz Yourself Q&As, Essay Q&As, and Exam Tips give you ample opportunity to test your knowledge throughout the semester and leading up to the exam. Every title in the series is frequently updated and reviewed against new developments and recent cases covered in the leading casebooks. Emanuel Law Outlines provide a comprehensive breakdown of the law, more sweeping than most, for your entire study process. For more than thirty years, Emanuel Law Outlines have been the most trusted name in law school outlines. Here s why: Developed by Steve Emanuel when he was a law school student at Harvard, Emanuel Law Outlines became popular with other law students and spawned an industry of reliable study aids. (Having passed the California bar as well, Steve Emanuel is now a member of the New York, Connecticut, Maryland, and Virginia bars. ) Each Outline is valuable throughout the course and again at exam time. Outline chapters provide comprehensive coverage of the topics, cases, and black letter law covered in the course and major casebooks, written in a way you can easily understand. The Quiz Yourself Q&A in each chapter and the Essay Q&A at the end provide ample opportunity to test your knowledge throughout the semester. Exam Tips alert you to the issues that commonly pop up on exams and to the fact patterns commonly used to test those items. The Capsule Summary an excellent exam preparation tool provides a quick review of the key concepts covered in the course. The comprehensive coverage is more sweeping than most outlines. Each Emanuel Law Outline is correlated to the leading casebooks. Every title is frequently updated and reviewed against new developments and recent cases covered in the leading casebooks. Tight uniformity of writing style and approach means that if you use one of these guides, you can be confident that the others will be of similar quality.

Dispute Resolution: Beyond the Adversarial Model (Second Edition)

by Jean R. Sternlight Lela Porter Love Andrea Kupfer Schneider Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow

This comprehensive, sophisticated examination of the current state of ADR incorporates four key aspects for each of the Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration, and Hybrid dispute resolution processes: the theoretical framework defining the process, the skills needed to practice it, the ethical issues implicated in its use, and the legal and policy analyses relevant to the process. This thorough and rigorous approach results in a casebook that is both up-to-date and provocative. The book immerses students in the dispute resolution experience: comprehensive, current coverage of all key areas of ADR, with a rich range of timely cases and readings a distinguished, author team, each member a leader in dispute resolution practice and scholarship, making full use of each member's experience and accomplishments in teaching, field work, policy making, and standards drafting a practical approach to problem solving that engages students as active participants in resolving human and legal problems and uses individual or combined resolution processes in varying gender, race, and cultural contexts separate chapters addressing international and multi-party dispute resolution, providing thorough, comprehensive treatment of these important, high-interest contexts and applications Instructors will appreciate these valuable teaching devices: readings balance theory and theory-in-use through cases, behaviorally and critically based articles, examples, empirical studies, and relevant statutory and other regulatory materials that illuminate the difficulty of balancing rules and laws with the economic and emotional constraints inherent in disputes challenging readings representing a wide range of perspectives, among them, Gilligan's feminist In Another Voice; Fisher, Ury, and Patton's Getting to Yes; Raiffa's Art and Science of Negotiation; and Machiavelli's The Prince key cases, including Gilmer v. Interstate/Johnson Lane Corp. and Folb v. Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans an exceptionally useful Teacher's Manual, containing information on ADR careers and training; teaching notes; sample role-plays, simulations, and other exercises; recommendations for supplemental materials (such as videos and transcripts); and examination and paper suggestions for each chapter An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at http://www. aspenlawschool. com/menkel-meadow

Elder Law for Paralegals

by Laurel A. Vietzen

Elder Law for Paralegals prepares students to assume a productive role in law firms that focus on elder law. A wealth of learning and teaching aids reinforces the lessons in the text. A highly adaptable structure and generous ancillary support make teaching Elder Law and related courses a pleasure: if you've never taught it before. Timely and practical, Elder Law for Paralegals features: * consistently rich and innovative pedagogy, including crossword puzzles, marginal definitions, review questions, and practice exercises, * practical tips that address cultural and generational differences between young adults and the elderly, * up-to-date internet resources, conveniently referenced throughout the text.

Employment Law: A Guide to Hiring, Managing, and Firing for Employers and Employees

by Lori B. Rassas

Employment Law: A Guide to Hiring, Managing, and Firing for Employers and Employees offers a coherent overview that follows the sequence of day-to-day events--from job creation to recruitment, including compensation and benefits, leave entitlements, and more.

Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals (Sixth Edition)

by Therese A. Cannon

This book is written for paralegal students and working paralegals, and for lawyers who use the services of paralegals. It is intended for use primarily as a text but is also used by those in practice as a reference manual.

Examples and Explanations: Criminal Law (Sixth Edition)

by Richard G. Singer John Q. La Fond

A favorite among successful students, and often recommended by professors, the unique Examples & Explanations series gives you extremely clear introductions to concepts followed by realistic examples that mirror those presented in the classroom throughout the semester. Use at the beginning and midway through the semester to deepen your understanding through clear explanations, corresponding hypothetical fact patterns, and analysis. Then use to study for finals by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the accompanying analysis. Designed to complement your casebook, the trusted Examples & Explanations titles get right to the point in a conversational, often humorous style that helps you learn the material each step of the way and prepare for the exam at the end of the course. The unique, time-tested Examples & Explanations series is invaluable to teach yourself the subject from the first day of class until your last review before the final. Each guide:helps you learn new material by working through chapters that explain each topic in simple language challenges your understanding with hypotheticals similar to those presented in class provides valuable opportunity to study for the final by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the corresponding analysis quickly gets to the point in conversational style laced with humor remains a favorite among law school students is often recommended by professors who encourage the use of study guides works with ALL the major casebooks, suits any class on a given topic provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures

Examples & Explanations: Bankruptcy & Debtor/Creditor Sixth Edition

by Brian A. Blum

This book offers basic overview of debt collection under state law and an introduction to concepts and principles that underlie both state debtor/creditor law and bankruptcy.

Examples & Explanations Federal Income Tax,Seventh Edition

by Katherine Pratt Thomas D. Griffith Joseph Bankman

A favorite among successful students, and often recommended by professors, the unique Examples & Explanations series gives you extremely clear introductions to concepts followed by realistic examples that mirror those presented in the classroom throughout the semester. Use at the beginning and midway through the semester to deepen your understanding through clear explanations, corresponding hypothetical fact patterns, and analysis. Then use to study for finals by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the accompanying analysis. Designed to complement your casebook, the trusted Examples & Explanations titles get right to the point in a conversational, often humorous style that helps you learn the material each step of the way and prepare for the exam at the end of the course.

Family Law (The Emanuel Law Outlines Series): Fourth Edition

by D. Kelly Weisberg

This book is designed to help you understand the importance of both state and federal regulation of Family Law.

Family Law: Examples And Explanations

by Robert E. Oliphant Nancy Ver Steegh

Employing the trusted Examples & Explanations format, Examples & Explanations: Family Law, Fourth Edition, offers a cutting-edge study aid that will be an asset to any family law class.

Family Law for Paralegals

by J. Shoshanna Ehrlich

Thoughtful and carefully-written, Family Law for Paralegals presents the nuts-and-bolts in a relevant historical framework with exposure to some of the most dynamic issues in family law today. The comprehensive coverage balances the basic issues of marriage and divorce with cutting-edge concerns such as non-marital families, child abuse and neglect, and same-sex marriage. Helpful real-life examples and sample forms show students what they will encounter in practice. Useful pedagogy helps students develop their critical thinking and writing skills, and a range of assignments in each chapter provides practice in research, analysis, memo-writing, and argumentation. Fresh new cases enliven the Sixth Edition. New material features changes in the law relating to same-sex marriage as well as technological innovations such as e-filings for divorce. A new discussion of divorce and military families is presented, and issues related to international families are explored. The Sixth Edition covers all the new rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA. ) Features: nuts-and-bolts of family law in relevant historical framework with exposure to dynamic, contemporary issues comprehensive coverage fundamental issues of marriage and divorce cutting-edge concerns: non-marital families, child abuse and neglect, and same-sex marriage real-life examples and sample forms preview actual practice useful pedagogy helps students develop critical thinking and writing skills summaries key terms review and discussion questions range of assignments for practice in research, analysis, memo writing, and argumentation Thoroughly updated, the revised Sixth Edition presents: fresh new cases current changes in the laws relating to same-sex marriage new coverage of technological innovations, such as e-filings for divorce discussion of divorce and military families legal issues related to international families new rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: With Selected Rules and Statutes -- 2012

by Stephen C. Yeazell

The federal procedural system flows from four major sources of law: (1) the Constitution of the United States, (2) the Federal Rules (of Civil and Appellate Procedure), (3) the Judiciary Code (collected in Title 28 of the United States Code), and (4) cases applying and interpreting these three bodies of law. This supplement contains examples of all four sources: the first three in Part I and case law in Part II. This volume is intended to serve as a rules supplement for any-civil procedure course. The statutes and rules reflect amendments through January 31, 2012. I am grateful for the help of Lucas Hori in preparing this supplement.

Fundamentals of Business Organizations for Paralegals (3rd Edition)

by Deborah E. Bouchoux

Fundamentals of Business Organizations for Paralegals, Third Edition, offers a concise treatment of all of the forms of business organizations in the United States. The author provides thorough, succinct treatment of all pertinent topics, making this book the ideal choice for instructors who teach a shorter course and need a text that covers critical topics with a more straightforward approach. Attentive To The fundamentals paralegal students need to know, this concise paperback provides: a basic and thorough understanding of all the various types of business organizations in a direct and concise format a discussion of each form of business organization, including the nature of the entity, advantages and disadvantages, formation of the entity, operation and management, transferability of ownership, dissolution, and tax consequences more in-depth treatment of Limited Liability Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies than other texts useful exhibits and charts that highlight important topics and sample forms that are integrated with the textual discussion throughout the book Internet resources in each chapter that direct readers to Internet sites that may provide additional information, forms, or agreements Key Terms defined in the margins for easy reference, practice tips in each chapter that provide pragmatic information for paralegals, lists of relevant websites and of tasks commonly performed by paralegals, and a complete glossary that provides an easy reference for terminology Case Illustrations -- brief summaries of cases that illustrate one of the concepts or topics addressed in the chapter Discussion Questions in each chapter that stimulate class discussion and ensure that students Understand The material a complete ancillary package, including an instructor's manual with a test bank and PowerPoint slides. The Instructor's Manual will also provide additional forms, such as tax forms, not included in the text New to Third Edition: each chapter includes all new discussion questions, Internet questions, and Case Illustrations Chapter 6 discusses Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act Chapter 10 discusses new trends in corporate governance, such as the move toward electing boards of directors by majority rather than plurality vote, The move toward eliminating staggered or classified boards of directors, new SEC rules and regulations, And The availability of proxy materials on the Internet coverage of the 2008 financial crisis Clear and To The point, Fundamentals of Business Organizations for Paralegals is an excellent, concise treatment of the basics of business organizations, providing students with a thorough understanding of essential topics.

Fundamentals of Litigation for Paralegals

by Thomas A. Mauet Marlene Pontrelli Maerowitz

A text offering the paralegal complete understanding of the litigation process from the time the client walks into the office through trial and post-judgment, including settlements and alternative forms of dispute resolution.

The Glannon Guide to Civil Procedure: Learning Civil Procedure Through Multiple-Choice Questions and Analysis (Third Edition)

by Joseph W. Glannon

The proven Glannon Guide is a user-friendly study aid to use throughout the semester as a great supplement to (or substitute for) classroom lecture. Topics are broken down into manageable pieces and are explained in a conversational tone. Chapters are interspersed with hypotheticals like those posed in the classroom that include analysis of answers to ensure thorough understanding. Additionally, "The Closer" questions pose sophisticated hypotheticals at the end of each chapter to present cumulative review of earlier topics. More like classroom experiences, the Glannon Guide provides you with straightforward explanations of complex legal concepts, often in a humorous style that makes the material stick. The user-friendly Glannon Guide is your proven partner throughout the semester when you need a supplement to (or substitute for) classroom lecture. The material is broken into small, manageable pieces to help you master concepts. Multiple-choice questions are interspersed throughout each chapter (not lumped at the end) to mirror the flow of a classroom lecture. Correct and incorrect answers are carefully explained; you learn why they do or do not work. You can rely on authority; the series was created by Joseph W. Glannon?Harvard-educated, best-selling author of, among other legal texts, Examples and Explanations; Civil Procedure, now in its sixth edition. "The Closer" poses a sophisticated problem question at the end of each chapter to test your comprehension. A final "Closing Closer" provides you practice opportunity as well as a cumulative review of all the concepts from earlier chapters. You can check your understanding each step of the way. More like classroom experiences, these Guides provide straightforward explanations of complex legal concepts, often in a humorous style that makes the material stick.

Introduction to Law for Paralegals: A Critical Thinking Approach (5th Edition)

by Thomas E. Eimermann Katherine A. Currier

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, TestBank 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 question s. 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 Netnotes. 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.

The Law of Torts: Examples and Explanations

by Joseph W. Glannon

A favorite among successful students, and often recommended by professors, the unique Examples & Explanations series gives you extremely clear introductions to concepts followed by realistic examples that mirror those presented in the classroom throughout the semester. Use at the beginning and midway through the semester to deepen your understanding through clear explanations, corresponding hypothetical fact patterns, and analysis. Then use to study for finals by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the accompanying analysis. Designed to complement your casebook, the trusted Examples & Explanations titles get right to the point in a conversational, often humorous style that helps you learn the material each step of the way and prepare for the exam at the end of the course. The unique, time-tested Examples & Explanations series is invaluable to teach yourself the subject from the first day of class until your last review before the final. Each guide: helps you learn new material by working through chapters that explain each topic in simple language challenges your understanding with hypotheticals similar to those presented in class provides valuable opportunity to study for the final by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the corresponding analysis quickly gets to the point in conversational style laced with humor remains a favorite among law school students is often recommended by professors who encourage the use of study guides works with ALL the major casebooks, suits any class on a given topic provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures

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