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Univ. of South Carolina School of Law

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Employers Value Evidence!

Harvard Law School surveyed 124 attorneys from the “11 largest employers of HLS students over the last several years: Ropes and Gray, Davis Polk, Skadden Arps, Latham & Watkins, Kirkland & Ellis, Cravath, Cleary Gottlieb, WilmerHale, Covington Burling, Gibson Dunn, and Sidley Austin” about the usefulness to their associates of various elective courses.  The survey is primarily about business courses, but it asked respondents one question about the usefulness of non-business electives.  And the winner (i.e., most useful of those) was . . . 


Evidence topped the list, followed by Intellectual Property, with Federal Courts taking the bronze.

This aspect of the survey replicates the results of a 2011 survey by George Washington law school that found Evidence to be the most useful elective, followed by Administrative Law and then Corporations.

Via TaxProf Blog

 - JB



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When you think about it, it is hard to believe that evidence is an elective. On the other hand, it makes sense if we are going to turn our law schools into Graduate Schools of the Banana staffed with PHDs.

Posted by: Rick Underwood | Feb 23, 2014 6:33:06 AM

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