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Legal Research

A required course in the Paralegal Certificate Program.

Course Description

Examine the legal research process. Sources of legal authority, use of mandatory and persuasive authority, use of primary and secondary authority, use of print and electronic research tools, and the reliability of legal authority will be explored.

This course requires significant time outside the classroom to complete assignments.

NOTE: This course uses live sessions via Zoom.  A device with audio and visual will be needed to participate. The following student guide provides additional resources/information on how to use and access your courses Zoom sessions.

  • Details
  • $699
  • Anytime after January 03, 2022
  • Delivery Mode: Remote
  • Reg#: 00204
  • ID/Units: SOC SCI X473.2  (3.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: WINTER 2022
includes fees for Westlaw & LexisNexis passwords


Kara A. Nunez, Esq. is a licensed attorney in good standing with the California State Bar. She brings years of litigation experience from her time working at one of the top law firms in the country. Her practice focused on both insurance defense litigation and family law. Prior to practicing law, Kara taught courses offered at the University of California Santa Cruz and the Vista and Oceanside Unified School Districts. Kara is passionate about teaching and has returned to the classroom share her legal education and experience.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

Required Textbook(s):

Book - ISBN: 9780578666150
Harvard, Columbia Law Reviews, 21 ed

Book - ISBN: 9781543801637
Deborah E. Bouchoux, 9 ed, Wolters Kluwer

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START01/03/2022Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
OL-LEC01/04/2022Tuesday6:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC01/11/2022Tuesday6:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC01/18/2022Tuesday6:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC01/25/2022Tuesday6:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC02/01/2022Tuesday6:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC02/08/2022Tuesday6:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC02/15/2022Tuesday6:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC02/22/2022Tuesday6:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC03/01/2022Tuesday6:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC03/08/2022Tuesday6:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
END03/13/2022Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---