Project 2

PurposeThis project focuses on sources of law, statutory law, analysis of statutes, application to facts in specific cases. For this project, you will conduct basic legal research, analyze facts and issues, and apply relevant law to facts. You will also use critical thinking to write a clear, comprehensive analysis.Outcomes Met by Completing this AssignmentApply an understanding of sources of law and structures of the legal system to recommend actions in the legal environment.Evaluate factual situations and make recommendations based on statutory and case law.InstructionsPrepare a 2- to 4-page report that provides summaries of select parts of a statute and applies the statute to specific hypothetical fact patterns. You will analyze the elements of the statute, evaluate whether the hypothetical fact pattern satisfies the elements of the statute, and assess what the outcome would be under the statute. (The length is a suggestion and may be longer or slightly shorter; the important thing is the report needs to be detailed and comprehensive.) Background: Bernie Franks, Director of Paralegals, and your supervisor for the summer internship program, has prepared a research and analysis project for the summer interns that represents an exercise you might complete as a paralegal after graduation. First, Bernie has asked you to provide statutory summaries of select portions of the statute listed below. Second, you are to analyze how the statute applies to the scenarios below that Bernie prepared for the project.Format for Report: There are two parts to the report for the project. Scroll down for details about format. Please note on the grading rubric that deductions will be taken for not following instructions. Statute: Section 8-203 of the Real Property Article of the Maryland CodeFacts: The Brown family leased a house owned by Brokers Realty, Inc. (Brokers) from December 31, 2015-December 31, 2017 for $1000 per month. In accordance with the two-year lease, Brown notified Brokers 60 days prior to the end of the lease that the family would not renew the lease. The Brown family vacated the house December 31, 2017. At the beginning of the lease, Brown paid Brokers a $3000 security deposit as required under the lease. On January 2, 2018, Brown and Jenny Meyer, one of the owners of Brokers, inspected the house for damage and agreed that $500 would be deducted from the damage deposit for several minor damages. Jenny Meyer promised to send Brown an itemized list of the damage items, and to return the remaining $2500 damage deposit within a week. Brown did not receive an itemized list of damages from Brokers and had not received the $2500 damage deposit as of February 15, 2018. From early January until mid-February 2018, Brown repeatedly called and sent letters to Brokers about this matter. Brown notified Brokers that he is considering legal action. Brown believes that because he was not given an itemized list of damages, and given the delay in returning the damage deposit, he is entitled to return of the full $3000 damage deposit, or at least $2500 + interest + any associated legal fees if he must sue to get the deposit. Jane Meyer, on behalf of Brokers, is willing to return the $2500, but believes Brown has no right to any monies over $2500. Part I. Statutory Summaries – Note that summaries are not outlines. However, the summaries should be based upon the outlines you prepared.A. Write a statutory summary of section (b) of the statute.B. Write a statutory summary of section (e) of the statute.C. Write a statutory summary of section (g) of the statute.Part II. Statutory AnalysisA. Analyze and explain whether, under the Md Real Property Code section above, Brown is entitled to receive an itemized list of damages. Include specific citation(s) for parts of the Md Real Property Code section above that apply to support your conclusion.B. Analyze and explain whether, under the Md Real Property Code section above, Brown is entitled to receive $2500 from the security deposit plus interest and whether he is entitled to receive legal fees if Brown must take legal action to collect the money owed by Brokers. Include specific citation(s) for parts of the Md Real Property Code section above that apply to support your conclusion.C. Analyze and discuss whether, under the Md Real Property Code section above, Brown could claim that he is entitled to a return of the full $3000 damage deposit, without regard to any minor damages to the leased house. Include specific citation(s) for parts of the Md Real Property Code section above that apply to support your conclusion.D. Aside from the issues discussed in A, B, and C above, Brown believes that the amount of the security deposit required under the lease may have been unlawful. Analyze and discuss whether, under the Md Real Property Code section above, Brown has a claim against Brokers regarding the amount of the security deposit required when the lease was signed and, if so, what Brown may be entitled to collect from Brokers. Include specific citation(s) for parts of the Md Real Property Code section above that apply to support your conclusion. FormatThe final report should follow the format below. Label all parts, and sub parts of the report.TO: Bernie Franks, Director of ParalegalsFROM: your nameRE: Maryland Real Property Code – Statutory Summaries and Statutory AnalysisDATE: Part IA.B.C.Part IIA.B.C.D.etc.Create a Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) document that is double-spaced, 12-point Arial or Times New Roman. There is no page requirement. Write clearly and concisely.Include a title page with your name, course/section number, date.Use in text citations for information taken from published resources; you may APA (see How to Use APA in Course Resources in Content) or insert the URL for any internet resources.Include a References list of cited resources. (See How to Use APA in Course Resources in Content.)Label all parts and subheadings and label each part of each report. Before Submitting Reports:Review the Reports: Thoroughly read the reports to ensure all required elements are included and instructions followed. Review the grading rubric to ensure that you gain the most points possible for this project.Proofread for spelling and grammatical issues: Read the paper aloud;Use the spell and grammar check in Word;Have someone with excellent English skills proof the paper for errors;Consider submitting the paper to the Effective Writing Center (EWC).Submit the project in the Assignment Folder by the due date/time as per posted Late Policy in Content. The project file submitted to the Assignment Folder will be considered the final product submitted for grading. It is students’ responsibility to verify the work submitted is the correct file. If there is any question or difficulty with technicalities in submitting the project, immediately email the project to the professor. Emailed work cannot be graded, but emailing the project to the professor will confirm timely submission to avoid a late submission that may not be graded for credit. Next, follow up to confirm the project was properly transmitted to the Assignment Folder; contact UMUC Support if necessary. Technical issues will not excuse late submissions except as consistent with the posted Late Policy and submission of verifiable documentation.NOTE: All submitted work is to be your original work (only your work). You may not use any work from another student, the Internet, an online clearinghouse, or work you have submitted in another course. You are expected to understand the Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism Policy, and know that it is your responsibility to learn about instructor and general academic expectations about proper citation of sources as specified in the APA Publication Manual, 6th Ed. You are held accountable for in-text citations and an associated reference list only. Umuc online course Introduction to Law

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