Business Law

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Student Resources

Semester Info: Important Dates/Deadlines

  • Spring 2015
    • Registration-by-Appointment: November 5, 2014-December 9, 2014
    • Nonrestrictive Registration: December 10, 2014-January 19, 2015
    • Repeating courses: permitted to register beginning Monday, January 5, 2015
    • Wait list for Closed Classes : December 10, 2014-January 19, 2015
    • Wait list for closed classes guide
    • Weekday classes begin (no permission in Week 1, Wait List continues): Tuesday, January 20, 2015
    • Saturday-only classes begin: Saturday, January 24, 2015
    • Wait List ends: January 25, 2015
    • Adding with permission numbers: Monday, January 26, 2015
    • Last day to add with permission, drop or change basis of grading: Friday, February 16, 2015

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.