Written so that class lectures can be prepared with ease, this text features:Practical problem solving exercises and hypotheticals presented in an interesting and attention-grabbing style with an eye to engaging the reader Ethical issues discussed throughout the text that challenge the students and prepare them for practice An option for instructors to encourage students to draft assignments in IRAC form to better prepare students for the workplace and to make grading easier for instructors Chapters ending with a review of important terms, concepts, definitions, and chapter review questions.
The author engages both students and instructors with four special features intended to facilitate mastering the law through practical application:Judge for a Day uses a paraphrased judicial opinion or fact pattern that does not reveal the holding of the case. Students are asked to predict the judge's ruling. These can be used to trigger classroom discussion or used in a mock trial. The Client Comes Calling presents a challenge or task that a paralegal may encounter in the course of an ordinary day in a law firm. This feature spotlights ethical considerations and also introduces students to the business side of the practice of law. Sharpening the Saw: An Exercise in Issue Spotting trains paralegals to think like legal professionals. Students are asked to read a set of facts and then to identify and effectively convey the issue in writing. This feature is presented in such a way that an instructor can determine how much emphasis to place on legal writing. Out of the Ivory Tower reminds students that clients use law firms to solve problems. This feature encourages creative thinking and a focus on the "big picture."
Without a doubt, California Property Law for Paralegals is your best alternative for an easy to teach, focused, California-specific property text aimed specifically at paralegals.
The Rule against Perpetuities Public nuisance claims Problems with covenants and horizontal privity Legal and ethical problems associated with securities backed by sub-prime mortgages Warranty of habitability and security deposits Bailments
In the Sixth Edition, new cases bring fresh perspectives on the following topics:
Professors and students will benefit from:Helpful chapter pedagogy, including key terms, practical tips, ethical points, and chapter summaries, that reinforces the discussions in the book Edited cases in each chapter that give students practice reading and analyzing case decisions Legal forms in each chapter that provide examples and practice documents on a topic-by-topic basis Clear examples that help students understand the material Final chapter on personal property that introduces students to essential concepts of tangible and intangible property Extensive practice and review features with end-of-chapter review points, exercises, activities, and analytical situational analyses
Features:Practical, non-theoretical, and contemporary approach specifically designed with paralegal instructors in mind Developed to compete head-to-head with Hinkel, the longentrenched leader in this market. Modular organization makes it easy to reorganize the text to fit the format of different courses. Each chapter features learning objectives, chapter outlines and introductions, and marginal definitions. A wealth of forms and practical examples are included in every chapter. Helpful pedagogy and a comprehensive teaching package designed to make class preparation as easy as possible
A hands-on approach to real estate law.
Real Estate Law Fundamentals, 1e, covers the processes, procedures, and legal concepts involved in real estate transactions using a practical, hands-on approach. Students are actively engaged in the material through video scenarios, sample forms, case studies, and practice exercises, and legal concepts are presented with practical examples to make them easier to grasp. Written as both a teaching text and as a professional reference manual, the text offers a well rounded approach that demystifies the often confusing world of real estate transactions.
The demand for paralegal professionals is exploding, and Paralegal Career For Dummies, 2nd Edition explains the skills and requirements needed to pursue this rewarding career. Inside, you’ll discover the ins and outs of paralegal skills, from preparing documents and performing legal research to obtaining certification, job hunting, and understanding legal concepts.
Use this hands-on guide to help in your career considerations, bolster your paralegal training, or as an everyday on-the-job reference. Paralegal Career For Dummies will be your trusty assistant through all phases of your life as a paralegal, taking you forward with tips on networking and joining professional organizations that will enhance your career.Discover the job skills required for success as a paralegal Learn important legal concepts you’ll need on the job Access forms, templates, and examples on the companion website Develop strategies to manage time and advance your career
Complete with a companion website containing a wealth of valuable information, this book covers everything you need to become a top-notch paralegal.
The text assumes no prior musical knowledge and emphasizes listening as a pathway to learning about music and culture. The subject matter fulfills core, general education requirements found today in the university curriculum. The salient musical and cultural features associated with each example are discussed in detail to increase appreciation of the music, its history, and meaning to its primary audience.
NEW to this edition
Updates to content to reflect recent developments in resources and popular music trends.
Contributing authors in additional areas, including Folk Metal, Chinese Ethnic Minority Rock, and Trinidadian Steel Drum and Soca.
"Artist Spotlight" sections highlighting important artists, such as Mary J. Blige, Bob Marley, Tito Puente, Enya, Umm Kulthum and more.
"Ad-lib Afterthought" sections and "Questions to Consider" to prompt further discussion of each chapter.
Lots of new photos!
Updated and additional website materials for students and instructors.