Thursday, February 20, 2014
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