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Practical Contract Law for Paralegals: An Activities-Based Approach, Fourth Edition

  • Laurel A. Vietzen
Series / Aspen Paralegal Series
Teaching Materials

The activities-based approach of Practical Contract Law for Paralegals builds valuable contract management skills. Numerous assignments that mirror the work of an actual paralegal teach students to read, draft, and implement contracts, as well as to research and apply local law. Ideal for both the classroom and online courses, this book combines contracts and applied legal research for paralegals. Accessible explanations of doctrine and principles prepare students to tackle assignments based on state-specific laws and procedures.


  • New and updated examples and assignments throughout the text
  • NEW Career Corner features that connect material in the text to developing a successful career as a paralegal
  • Straightforward overviews of basic contract law
  • A consistent emphasis on state-specific law and procedures
  • Internet research assignments that exemplify legal research performed by paralegals
  • Case discussion assignments that extend case analysis beyond the classroom
  • Discussion of ethics integrated throughout the text
  • A flexible organization that adapts to a variety of course credits, teaching goals, and media formats
  • Specially designed Learning Objectives that clearly outline each chapter’s main goals
  • A convenient glossary of terms for quick reference
  • A companion website with a number of handy interactive elements
  • NEW Self-tests that allow students to monitor their progress
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About the authors
Laurel A. Vietzen

Professor Laurel A. Vietzen has been coordinator of the ABA-approved paralegal program at Elgin Community College since it began in 1989. She received her BA in Journalism from Purdue University and her JD from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. Prior to starting her current position at Elgin Community College, Professor Vietzen practiced transactional law with the Chicago firm of Sonnenschein, Nath Rosenthal and the suburban firm Bean Spencer and taught Lawyering Skills at John Marshall Law School in Chicago. She is coordinator of the Contributor to Planning Environmental Law journal, monthly since 1985.

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