Legal Research & Writing


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Class Number: 10766

Fall 2019

PLS 320

3 Units


In this comprehensive, basic legal research course, students are introduced to legal research materials and taught how to use the law library. Skills developed include using statutes, codes, cases, digests, citations, encyclopedias, legal periodicals and government documents; finding, reading and synthesizing cases and statutes; and preparing certain kinds of legal memoranda. Assignments emphasizing problem analysis, legal writing and legal research tools normally require at least six to eight hours per week in a law library. Demonstration and hands-on use of LexisNexis online database, and the Internet are included.




Course Fee: $899
Students who have registered and paid will gain access to the class the first week of the semester. Visit to log in using your SF State ID and password.
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Registration is unavailable for this class once the semester has started. If you would like to add this course please contact the instructor via email:

If she approves of adding you to the class, she will provide you with a permission number. Use this number to register. Visit our registration page for information on how to register and pay:

Class Number: 10766

Refund Information

Refund Code Full Refund 75% Refund No Refund
CEL_ACSL Class dropped on or before September 16 Class dropped between September 17 and September 23 Class dropped on September 24 and beyond



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Last Update: Oct 15, 2019 8:36am