Sunday, April 20, 2014

What Upper Level Courses Should Students Take?

Over at PrawfsBlawg, Professor  Howard Wasserman argues that the following courses are the “canon” courses in law school.  (Please click here.)

• Evidence

• First Amendment

• Bus Orgs/Corps

• Federal Courts (at least if you are even thinking about being any type of litigator)

• Administrative Law

• Wills/Trusts/Estates

Some Commenters would include Criminal Procedure, Employment Law, and Tax. I would include Trial Practice with the advice that even if you plan never to go near a courtroom, you will feel insecure as a lawyer if you don’t know about trials. I also tell students to get a lot of civil procedure.  Probably all schools require Legal Profession. At my school, we have devised the curriculum so that students should get a writing experience during each semester of law school.


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