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Paralegal Studies

Textbooks can be purchased from the Pioneer Bookstore
( Most new textbooks books will be available the
entire quarter. For more information, please call (510) 885-3507.

Required Courses
ENGL 7017: Legal Research and Writing I and ENGL 7018: Legal Research and Writing II

"Legal Research, Analysis and Writing", William H. Putman, 4th edition, ISBN 9781133591900,
Cengage Learning (All campuses)

"Using the California Style Manual and The Blue Book", Susan Heinrich-Wells, ISBN
9780314248565, 2000, West (All campuses, including online)

Legal Research, Analysis and Writing, Joanne Banker Hames and Yvonne Ekern,
ISBN 139780131594807, Pearson Prentice Hall (ONLINE course only)

POSC 7011: Introduction to Law

"Introduction to Law for Paralegals: A Critical Thinking Approach", Katherine Currier and
Thomas Eimerman, 5th edition, ISBN 9780735598751 , Aspen (Hayward and Oakland)
An Introduction to the American Legal System, John M. Scheb, II, Hemant Sharma, 3rd edition,
ISBN 9781454808961, Aspen (Concord only)
For ONLINE class only (POSC 7011 HB):
o Textbook with CourseConnect Access at the Pioneer Bookstore: "The Paralegal
Professional", Goldman & Cheeseman, 4th edition,ISBN 9780132956055, Pearson
Prentice Hall
o Textbook ONLY: "The Paralegal Professional", Goldman & Cheeseman
4th edition., ISBN-13: 978-0132956048, Pearson Prentice Hall
o CourseConnect Access ONLY directly through Blackboard

POSC 7012: Litigation I and POSC 7013: Litigation II

"Civil Procedure Before Trial", Three Volumes (Chapters 1-14), Law School Edition, Weil and

Litigation by the Numbers, by Julie Goren, Lawdable Press This book required for the
Oakland and ONLINE sections only.

"Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals", Marlene A. Maerowitz and Thomas A.

Mauet, 5th edition, ISBN 9781454816546 Required for Hayward, Oakland and ONLINE
sections only.

"California Civil Litigation", Susan Burnett Luten, 5th edition, ISBN 13:978-1-4283-1845-8,
Delmar Required for Concord section only.

POSC 7022: Personal Injury and Tort Litigation

"Personal Injury Tort Litigation", 5th edition, Statsky, Thomson/West, ISBN 9781401879624

POSC 7023: Contract Law

"Basic Contract Law for Paralegals", 7th edition, Jeffrey Helewitz, ISBN 9781454816454, Aspen
The Law of Contracts and the Uniform Commercial Code, 2nd Ed., By Pamela R. Tepper,
Delmar Cengage Learning, Published 2012, ISBN: 978-1-4354-9733-7 (This book required for
online course ONLY)

POSC 7040: Computer Applications for Paralegals

"Using Computers in the Law Office", 6th edition, Matthew S. Cornick, ISBN 9781133014881,
Thompson/Delmar (All campuses, including online class.)

NOTE: Renting or purchasing used Student Workbooks does not meet the textbook requirements for the
online version of this course. Make sure you purchase the textbooks using the ISBN number given above
for this product.
POSC 7042: Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals

"Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals ", 6th edition, Therese Cannon, ISBN
9780735598676, Aspen (ALL Campuses)
Ethics for the Legal Profession, 8th edition, Deborah K. Orlik,
Pearson, ISBN 1256991902 (ONLINE CLASS ONLY; this is the bundled version
which will include the textbook and the online access code needed for this course)

POSC 7004: Corporate Law

"Business Organizations for Paralegals", 6th edition, Deborah Bouchaux, ISBN 9787454808664,

POSC 7009: Family Law

"The California Family Law Paralegal", Dianna L. Noyes, Noyes Publishing, 3rd edition, ISBN

POSC 7021: Criminal Law

"Basic Criminal Law: U.S. Constitution Procedures and Crimes", Annken Davenport, Prentice
Hall 2011, 3rd edition ISBN 9780135109465

POSC 7027: Wills and Trusts

"Basic Wills, Trusts and Estates for Paralegals", 6th edition, Jeffrey Helewitz, ISBN
9781454831358, Aspen

POSC 7029: Immigration Law

"Immigration Law for Paralegals", Maria Isabel Casablanca, Gloria Roa Bodin, 3rd Edition, ISBN
9781594608179, Carolina Academic Press

POSC 7031: Intellectual Property: Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks

"Intellectual Property Bouchoux, ISBN 1428318364, Cengage Learning, 3rd edition

POSC 7033: Employment Law

"Employment Law for Business", Dawn Bennett Alexander, ISBN 9780073524962, 7th edition,
McGraw Hill

POSC 7037: Evidence for Paralegals

Evidence for Paralegals, Marlowe & Cummins, 4th edition, ISBN: 9780735558526, Aspen

POSC 7056: E-Discovery, Advanced Legal Writing and Motion Writing

Litigation Practice: E-Discovery and Technology, 1st Edition, ISBN 978-0-13-237315-9, by

Thomas E. Goldman (2012), Prentice Hall

POSC 7060: Patent Law

"Patent Law for Paralegals", D. Bouchoux, ISBN 1418048011, Delmar