Criminal Law I & II
Full Year Tutored Course
Criminal law is the law of crimes. For a good portion of this course, you will grapple with concepts such as intent, mens rea, and lesser included offenses. You’ll learn the basic elements of crimes you’ve probably known about all your life, for example, assault, battery, burglary, arson, mayhem, homicide, false imprisonment, rape, kidnapping larceny, and robbery just to name a few. You will also learn about defenses to crimes, the capacity to commit a crime, attempt and accomplice liability.
Bill Hansult is a practicing California attorney and launched Side-Bar to help students pass the California and UBE exams at the lowest possible cost. He spent two years developing a system that works for both California and UBE states. The program differs from many other programs because it does not use lectures.
Instead, he provides students with outlines, practice tests and a schedule. It is the same memory reinforcement system that Bill used to pass the California Bar exam several years ago. After students master a long outline, they move to smaller and smaller ones, until a week before the exam. At that point, students switch to a "Bar Bones" outline which includes everything in 12 pages and is used as a refresher.