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Prepare to Practice - Oklahoma City University
Prepare to Practice
Lee Peoples
Oklahoma City University Law Library
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Handout (pp. 15 – end)
Bankruptcy
Business Organizations
Criminal Law
Estate Planning
Family Law
Insurance
Personal Injury
Tax
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