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 (last day to drop all classes and qualify for a full refund (minus $10))
    • Repeating courses: permitted to register beginning Monday, January 5, 2015
    • Wait list for Closed Classes : December 10, 2014-January 25, 2015
    • 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


How to Brief a Case

Sample Briefs

Legal Research

Finding Information About Law and the Legal System

Online Legal Dictionaries
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
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
A free legal research site for cases, statutes, and legal forms.

Findlaw Legal Research
A free legal research site for government offices, cases, statutes, bar associations, and legal forms.

California Self-Help Center
Help citizens find legal assistance, learn about California Law, work better with an attorney, and represent themselves in legal matters.

Nolo Legal Encyclopedia
You can find plain language information on a variety of legal topics at this site.
Another website with understandable information about legal rights and issues.

Cornell Legal Information Institute
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. Legal Research
One of the most comprehensive websites for finding legal information and links to a variety of helpful websites.
This is another portal site for online legal research, finding a lawyer, and links to legal information.
This is another portal site for online legal research, finding a lawyer, and links to legal information.

Famous Court Trials
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
These are local Los Angeles area bar association websites, where you can link to other useful legal information.

California State Bar
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
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.