Business Law

Student Resources

Semester Info: Important Dates/Deadlines

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  • Summer 2017
    • March 21-27: Registration appointments available for CSUN students through the myNorthridge portal
    • March 28-April 4: Registration period for CSUN students with appointments 
    • April 5: Registration open to all. No appointments necessary 
      • Summer Session 1 - May 30-Aug 22
      • Summer Session 2 - May 30-July 11
      • Summer Session 3 - July 12-Aug 22
    • Repeating Courses: Students may enroll in a repeat course on a space-available basis, begging on April 5, 2017. 
      • Note: Students currently registered in a CSUN course in Spring 2017 cannot register to repeat that course during Summer Session until Spring 2017 grades are posted. If Spring 2017 grades are not posted in time for registration for S1 and S2, students must wait until S3 to repeat the course. 
    • Late Registration deadlines 

Visit: for full Summer 2017 details. 

Note: Full payment for Summer Session is due within two hours of registration

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.

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