Research, Writing & Analysis
Tutored Law School Elective
In this course we will review the mechanics and give examples of various legal memoranda; a Complaint; Class Action Complaint; Demurrer to Complaint; Motion to Strike; Opposition to Demurrer; Answer to Complaint; Motion to Compel Discovery; Summary Judgment/Adjudication Motion; Appellate Brief and Respondent’s Brief.You will be exposed to much more actual real legal documents than any other law school exposes you too in both their basic and advanced classes. As a result, you will read, learn and be exposed to (and have to draft a majority) of all the major pleadings in a civil case up until trial (of course there are many others, but they will become second nature after this course), and then of course comes the appellate brief. That makes this the most comprehensive legal research & writing course of any other course I am aware of in any school.
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.