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Weekly round-up, August 24


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Here’s a quick round-up of what’s going on in class this week:

  • In BUS 100-01, we’ll form teams and begin our study of business on Tuesday and look at economics on Thursday.
  • In BUS 100-80, we’ll wrap up our goals matching discussion and start a discussion on business and economics.
  • In BUS 263-01, we’ll form teams and begin our study of law and legal reasoning on Tuesday and move on to court systems on Thursday.
  • In BUS 263-80, we’ll wrap up our goals matching discussion and start a discussion on law and legal reasoning and court systems.
  • In PRL 101, we’ll talk about the paralegal profession on Tuesday and start learning about legal research on Thursday.

PRL 101 slides & test review questions

Don’t forget that the final version of your will drafting assignment is due at the beginning of class next week. We’ll talk a little bit about will execution ceremonies and how to prepare the final draft for the client.

After the wills, we’ll have test 3, This time, the test will consist of 50 multiple choice definition questions like we saw in the review game. Following is a list of sample questions. See you next week, and get in touch if you have questions or need help before then.

Typography resources


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In class last night, I mentioned Matthew Butterick’s Practical Typography website. It has a wealth of useful information about creating effective, professional-looking documents (including research papers, résumés and presentations) and practical tips for type composition and page layout (including how to make a signature block that won’t break awkwardly across pages).

I’ve also created a quick-reference table of useful special characters and spaces. I’ve set it as both a single column on 8.5 × 11 paper and as two tables for a 4 × 6 index card:

PRL 101 Will assignment SP15


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Read the following assignment and use the will form provided to create a will for the client. Be sure to add a self-proving affidavit that complies with Alabama law to the end so that the will is self-proving and will therefore be more easily probated.