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Re: Studying Time and how to spend it
« Reply #30 on: October 08, 2005, 11:14:13 PM »
Some of the posts above seem to be making the argument that the "T1" schools emphasize "policy" and that is what sets them apart from "non T1 schools." Of course, most students select their own courses for their second and third years. If you take a UCC course such as secured transactions, you may get some "policy" in the course, but you are going to spend more time dealing with that dense code. If a student chooses to take a clinic, how much "policy" is that student going to get out of that course?

Some courses simply lend themselves to policy while others do not.   

As far as "teaching to the bar" goes, the ABA discourages it for all law schools. That being said, many law schools, including some T1 schools, inform their students about the topics that are tested on the state bar. I don't care where you go to law school, taking several "bar" courses is beneficial. Barbri will be the first to tell you that it's a "bar review" course. It's hard to "review" something that you haven't learned in the first place.