Business Law

  • Two individuals signing a contract and contract keywords to the right

    Department of Business Law

  • set of houses representing the real estate market and a house contract on the right side

    Department of Business Law - Real Estate Option

  • 2016 Award recipients

    2016 Business Law Department Student Awards

  • David Nazarian

    Alumnus Drives $25 Million Initiative

Student Resources

Semester Info: Important Dates/Deadlines

  • Spring 2017
    • How to Register Info
    • Registration-by-Appointment: November 4, 2016-December 11, 2016
    • Nonrestrictive Registration: December 12, 2016 - January 22, 2017
    • Wait list period (students can waitlist in a maximum of 7 units): November 1, 2016 - Sunday, January 29, 2017 
    • Wait list for closed classes guide
    • Wait list Frequently Asked Questions
    • Repeating courses: permitted to register beginning Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    • Saturday-only classes begin: Saturday, January 21, 2017
    • Weekday classes begin (no permission in Week 1, Solar wait List continues): Monday, January 23, 2017
    • Wait List ends: Sunday, January 29, 2017,  11:59 pm
    • Adding with permission numbers (Solar wait listing not available. Weeks 2 & 3): Monday, January 30, 2017 - Friday, February 10, 2017
    • Last day to add with permission, drop or change basis of grading: Friday, February 10, 2016
    • Final Exam Schedule: Sat-Fri, May 13-19, 2017.
  • Summer 2016
    • Summer 2016 Calendar 
    • Session 1:  May 31-August 23
    • Session 2: May 31-July 12
    • Session 3:July 13-August 23
    • Registration appointments for CSUN students - March 22-March 28, 2016
    • Online Registration-by-appointment begins for CSUN students: March 29-April 5, 2016
    • Registration opens to all without appointment: April 6, 2016

For a comprehensive list of summer dates and registration instructions follow the link: Summer 2016-Tseng College 

Useful Information

Forms

How to Brief a Case

Sample Briefs

Legal Research

Finding Information About Law and the Legal System

Online Legal Dictionaries
http://dictionary.law.com/
You can find plain language definitions of legal words and phrases as well as concise summaries of various areas of law on these sites.

Finding a Lawyer
http://www.lacba.org/
http://www.vcba.org/
Links to the lawyer referral services of the Los Angeles and Ventura County Bar Associations, as well as to a nationwide directory of lawyers.

Lexis Legal Research
http://www.lexisone.com/
A free legal research site for cases, statutes, and legal forms.

Findlaw Legal Research
http://lawcrawler.findlaw.com/
A free legal research site for government offices, cases, statutes, bar associations, and legal forms.

California Self-Help Center
http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp
Help citizens find legal assistance, learn about California Law, work better with an attorney, and represent themselves in legal matters.

Nolo Legal Encyclopedia
http://www.nolo.com/encyclopedia/index.html
You can find plain language information on a variety of legal topics at this site.

Freeadvice.com
http://www.freeadvice.com/
Another website with understandable information about legal rights and issues.

Cornell Legal Information Institute
http://www.law.cornell.edu/
This is a good portal site for doing legal research and finding actual cases and statutes, as well as links to government and court websites.

LLRX.com Legal Research
http://www.freeadvice.com/
One of the most comprehensive websites for finding legal information and links to a variety of helpful websites.

Lawguru.com
http://www.lawguru.com/
This is another portal site for online legal research, finding a lawyer, and links to legal information.

Legalengine.com
http://www.legalengine.com/
This is another portal site for online legal research, finding a lawyer, and links to legal information.

Famous Court Trials
http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/ftrials.htm
The site includes trial transcripts, images, historical background information, and social and historical commentary surrounding a number of well-known trials.

Los Angeles and Ventura County Bar Associations
http://www.lacba.org/
http://www.vcba.org/
These are local Los Angeles area bar association websites, where you can link to other useful legal information.

California State Bar
http://www.calbar.org/
The California State Bar makes available educational pamphlets on a variety of consumer topics, including: how to find a lawyer, small claims court, divorce and custody, renting, arrest, automobile accidents, debtor rights, and domestic violence.

Los Angeles Superior Court
http://www.lasuperiorcourt.org/
Information about the Los Angeles Superior Court, including jury service, fees, pending cases, bail, court rules, court forms, and similar resources is available at the Court's website.

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