Real Property I & II
Full Year Tutored Course
The property course deals with the rights associated with the ownership of property. In the beginning of the course you will learn about the origins of property rights in Anglo-American law. You will study such tantalizing questions as who owns the rights to the meteorite: the farmer whose field it fell or the guy walking down the road who saw it fall? Some of us are still trying to figure that one out. A small portion of the course is devoted to the law of personal property, but the bulk of the course will involve issues relating to real property or land. In the first semester, you will devote considerable time to basic concepts such as the estates in land, land transferability of land and title. Much of this law can be traced back to English law of medieval times which has not changed much for hundreds of years. Sometime during the course, you will learn about future interests, the ownership of land beyond the life of the owner, landlord tenant relationships and adverse possession. Then later you will be learning more modern concepts such as easements security interests in land, zoning, and land-use planning.
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.