I'm trying to outline provocation and grading down to manslaughter, and every minute feels like an eternity. I'm really not sure why I hate Crim so much, but I do. Maybe too much of the doctrine is intuitive, or the class discussions were a bit much (we had units that made everyone cringe), but I really really don't like Crim.
Anyway. What would the MPC say about my feelings?
I am going to do 100% criminal work, and I hated crim with a passion. most useless class ever.
Can you elaborate? If you were to tell me right now that I would end up in criminal defense, I would look at you like you're crazy.
Maybe it was just my class. It was basically 80% basic statutory interpretation and 20% stuff like mens rea, mistake, excuse, defense. It was insanely boring and taught me nothing. Crim pro, federal criminal law, federal investigations, white-collar crime, organized crime, etc., were all completely awesome and relatively useful stuff.
I think separating pure substantive criminal law from even basic criminal procedure is what kills the class. It doesn't make any sense, and it certainly doesn't get people to care, until you figure out how everything is going to play out strategically.