Legal Studies Capstone: Assessing Your Undergraduate Education, 1st Edition
- Nance Kriscenski
- Thomas (Tucker) Wright
- ISBN-10: 1111035075
- ISBN-13: 9781111035075
- 224 Pages | Paperback
- COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
LEGAL STUDIES CAPSTONE: ASSESSING YOUR UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION provides an opportunity for students to review, enhance and demonstrate their knowledge and practical application of the law. Achievement of learning objectives is shown through development of a portfolio of student work and a successful score on a comprehensive exam. Measurable learning objectives are detailed for each unit, with discussion questions, portfolio assignments and exam questions designed to measure the attainment of each outcome. Job search, continuing education, ethical obligations and technology skills are addressed, and students organize related documentation to prepare for post-graduation endeavors. These units are followed by summaries of core substantive and procedural areas of law, providing students with a review of prior studies as well as a gap-filler for keys areas essential to success in the workplace, continuing education, or certification and employment exams. Students can evaluate their knowledge of the law through review of questions and answers provided in the comprehensive exam in Appendix A. Portfolio assignments display their ability to draft pleadings, prepare contracts, complete forms and report research results for review by a prospective employer or as reference for future assignments. The Glossary and Other Resources listed in Appendix B assist in fostering successful outcomes in both portfolio development and the assessment exam. In addition to the benefits to students, this text offers guidance to educational programs undertaking a meaningful assessment of learning outcomes. Review of student portfolios and success rates on the comprehensive substantive assessment present student data to be utilized in continuous curriculum development. The Instructor's Resources include a sample course outline, exit exam and portfolio grading rubric.
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.
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
The Instructor's Manual serves as an instructional resource and provides a sample course outline, exit exam and portfolio grading rubric.Instructor's Resource CD-ROM (ISBN-10: 1111545790 | ISBN-13: 9781111545796)