« on: October 30, 2009, 07:50:14 PM »
Undergrades would be better served to take some law classes (con law especially) then get to know some attorneys and find out what law is really like.
I was in agreement until you got to this point. Undergrad conlaw gives you a completely distorted picture of what law practice is like (at lest if it's anything like the one I took).
Haha. Yeah, undergrad law courses don't really portray what the practice of law is like; maybe shadowing attorneys, though. I think the value of undergrad law courses really depends on the school/professor. I had a really great undergrad conlaw course. It was certainly more BLL-focused than law school conlaw, and the exam was not full of issue-spotting hypos, but we had to turn in case briefs, be prepared for cold-calling, write an appellate brief (pretty crappy, but it was IRAC format), and do moot court arguments with local attorneys as judges.