February 25, 2009
How Many Credits For Contracts?
Most contracts profs would probably prefer to teach the course over two semesters as a six-credit course. When I was a law student, my contracts course was 3/2, but the law school I attended has since eliminated one credit and made it a four-credit course. My own contracts professor applauded this change, explaining that it was hard to get students' attention during the two-credit spring course, as most of their energies were focused on their five-credit property course. I teach a four-credit contracts course and, given that I have always taught it as a four-credit course, I don't experience any hardship in being so limited. Still, I understand that most law schools still retain the six-hour approach to contracts.
We have heard the professors' perspective on this issue, but I wonder if any law students or practitioners would like to weigh in on the merits of four versus six-credit first-year contracts courses.
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Contracts is a very important subject in law school and I'd much rather spend more time on it. I'd welcome a 6-credit course any day. Sincerely, a 1L at Stetson Law.
Posted by: Elena Kohn | Mar 1, 2009 11:22:36 AM