This text provides students and programs with a tool for assessing students at the culmination of their undergraduate legal studies education through the development of a portfolio and a successful score on a comprehensive exam.
Nance Kriscenski, J.D. has been a Professor of Law and Coordinator of the Paralegal Program at Manchester Community College since 1985. She has a J.D. from Rutgers University Law School and a Distance Learning Specialist Certificate from the University of Wisconsin. Nance is also active in AAfPE and is a regular speaker at their regional and national conferences. Tucker Wright, J.D. has been a Professor in the School of Justice Studies at Roger Williams University since 1972. He has JD from Tulsa University Law School and is also a Magistrate with the Rhode Island Family Court. Wright is also an extremely active member of AAfPE and is a regular speaker at their regional and national conferences; he was also a member of the ABA Standing Committee and Approval Commission.
Preface: Purpose of a Capstone Course. PART I: PARALEGAL COMPETENCIES. 1. The Paralegal Professional. 2. Legal Ethics. 3. Technology in the Law Office and the Courts. 4. Legal Research and Writing. PART II: SUBSTANTIVE AREAS OF LAW. 5. Contract Law. 6. Business Organizations and Bankruptcy Law. 7. Family Law. 8. Estate Planning and Probate. 9. Property Law. Personal property, intellectual property and real property. 10. Torts and Workers' Compensation. PART III: PROCEDURAL ASPECTS OF LAW. 11. Litigation Procedure and Evidence. 12. Criminal Law and Procedures. 13. Administrative Law. Appendix A: Comprehensive Exit Assessment. Appendix B: Other Resources. Glossary. Index.
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