Sunday, January 31, 2016

Enrollment in Electives Decreasing?

Enrollment in Electives Decreasing?

At least it’s true in my shop. The curricula of students is filling up with externships, clinics, and simulation/experiential courses—I have no problem at all with these courses. But with these requirements, students find that they have less room for nonskill electives, for example, legal history, jurisprudence, comparative law, and maybe international law.

As a result, these courses gain fewer enrollments. I find this result to be unfortunate. Students need courses that will broaden their vision and also give them better insight into the human condition. And it's not much of a solution to place an experiential exercise in these course. I’m not sure there is a solution.


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Enrollment also dropping in the bread-and-butter courses, e.g., basic tax, wills and trusts, conflicts, administrative law. Of course, the solution is the LL.B., four years of preparation for the graduate level courses.

Posted by: James Edward Maule | Feb 1, 2016 5:51:57 AM

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