« on: May 03, 2006, 05:56:17 PM »
I am wondering what classes everyone thinks should or should not be required. I have a generic list of required classes; tell you what think:
I left out and legal methods type classes like Trial Advocacy or Mediation.
I think Crim law should be an elective. I have no desire to practice in crim law so I found it substantively pointless. The "critical theoretical thinking" from that class was no different than any other law class, and pretty much exactly like torts.
On the other hand, I think that Administrative Law should be required. It is probably the broadest category of law in the country and its substantive and procedural due process issues apply to most legal disciplines.
Also, I think a business organizations/associations type class should be required, but I couldn’t tell you why. I just think it.
Though I have no authority to do so, I would ask that no law school names be used to avoid the typical “my school has better biglaw job prospects than yours” argument that just about every thread deteriorates into.