Tutored Law School Elective
Intellectual property law seeks to benefit the general public by providing a rich, diverse, efficient, and competitive marketplace. Most intellectual property doctrines are crafted to balance two potentially conflicting goals: (1) to provide an incentive to create by giving creators property rights in the products of their creativity, and (2) to provide the greatest possible competitor and public access to products of creativity in order to promote a competitive marketplace. Therefore the property rights provided under these doctrines are carefully limited. In the case of trademark and related unfair competition doctrines, the law provides businesses limited property rights in their indications of origin and/or business good will not as an incentive to create, but in order to promote marketplace competition and efficiency, and to protect consumers from deception.
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.