Contract and Tort Law for Paralegals

 
Contract and Tort Law for Paralegals
Author(s):
 
ISBN:
978-1-55239-468-7
 
Publisher:
Emond Publishing
 
Page Count:
336
 
Status:
Available
 
Publication Date:
August 2012
 
Subjects:
Contracts; Paralegal; Torts
 
 
 
 

Contracts and torts are the pillars of modern Canadian civil law, and a solid understanding of these principles provides the foundation students need in their legal education. While there are individual contracts and torts resources available, Contract and Tort Law for Paralegals combines coverage of these two core doctrines in a single text tailored to paralegal programs. This combined format is not only economical, but also offers a cross-referenced presentation of these two subjects that are often taught together.

The first chapter provides an overview of the entire system of Canadian law, followed by an introduction to contracts and torts in a well-established context. Readers will gain useful understanding of when and how contracts and torts developed, how they relate to statute law and to criminal law, and how other areas of law evolved from tort and contract roots.

Chapters 2 through 8 present the law of contracts, and Chapters 9 through 14 are devoted to torts. Throughout the book, concepts are explained with the help of engaging fact scenarios and case studies. The book also covers basic elements of contract formation and interpretation; breaches of contract and associated remedies; privity of contract, assignments, and discharges of contracts; intentional torts and defences; the law of negligence; demonstrations of strict and vicarious liability; and the determination of damages.

Each chapter features review and discussion questions to help guide learning and to encourage readers to assess their own progress.

  • Designed to meet all of the requisite Law Society of Upper Canada competencies for the Torts and Contracts course
  • Introductory chapter to place contracts and torts in context
  • Case studies in every chapter to illustrate real-world application of concepts
  • Full case and statute citations provided
  • Tables, charts, and mind maps to illustrate complex topics and to support diverse learning styles
  • Dozens of key legal terms identified and defined
  • Detailed review summaries at the end of every chapter
  • Multiple choice, true and false, short answer, and discussion questions
  • Introductory coverage of consumer protection, sale of goods, electronic commerce, professional malpractice, and other modern branches of contracts and torts
  • Chapter 1: Contracts and Torts: Building Contexts

Part I: Contract Law

  • Chapter 2: Introduction to the Law of Contracts
  • Chapter 3: Formation of a Conract
  • Chapter 4: Legality, Writing, and Capacity
  • Chapter 5: Contractual Defects
  • Chapter 6: Issues in Contractual Rights: Privity, Assignment, Discharge
  • Chapter 7: Contract Interpretation
  • Chapter 8: Breach of Contract and Remedies

Part II: Tort Law

  • Chapter 9: Introduction to Torts
  • Chapter 10: Intentional Torts
  • Chapter 11: Defences to Intentional Torts
  • Chapter 12: Negligence: The Basics
  • Chapter 13: Proving Negligence, Remedies, Defences, and Limits on Liability
  • Chapter 14: Special Classes of Liability

Glossary

Index

  • Instructor's Guide
  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Test Bank (Instructor and Student Versions)

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