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GULC Curriculum B?

GULC Curriculum B?
« on: December 01, 2008, 12:36:06 AM »
can anyone speak to this a bit? I like the idea of an alternative education which includes philosophy and economics but I'm not willing to sacrifice a legal education to do this. To clarify, law school is a professional school and practical education is necessary but it would seem engaging to throw in some theory. thoughts on the program? thoughts on career implications?

- pretty specific questions directed at GULC students, thanks in advance

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Re: GULC Curriculum B?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2008, 12:39:46 AM »
Hmmm.

I think one poster (Lily - I think) did this.  She seemed to really like it.  I haven't seen her around much, so I don't know how available she is to help though.

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Re: GULC Curriculum B?
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2008, 08:29:57 AM »
I was not in section 3 (Curriculum B), but I know people who were. I wouldn't worry about missing out on your education. They still learned all the importaint concepts. My Property prof usually teaches curriculum B and didn't change the class much for us, so I got a taste. The only thing that was really different was that he substituted a bunch of law and economics stuff for the rule against perpituities. I hear most people hate learning the rule against perpituities, so I suppose it worked out well.

Overall, section 3 people tend to be more public-interest oriented and less likely to want to do biglaw. They also tend to have a sense of community that can sometimes be lacking in other sections. I would caution that you may find the curve more difficult in the section, because it is made up of people who have voluntarily signed on for extra work (not sure if it actually is extra work, but it is advertised as such).

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Re: GULC Curriculum B?
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2008, 11:45:37 AM »
I was not in section 3 (Curriculum B), but I know people who were. I wouldn't worry about missing out on your education. They still learned all the importaint concepts. My Property prof usually teaches curriculum B and didn't change the class much for us, so I got a taste. The only thing that was really different was that he substituted a bunch of law and economics stuff for the rule against perpituities. I hear most people hate learning the rule against perpituities, so I suppose it worked out well.


Wait, you got to skip the RAP? What kind of legal education are they giving you in those top 14 schools? If your case books have pictures I'm going to hurt someone bad.

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Re: GULC Curriculum B?
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2008, 01:26:26 PM »
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Wait, you got to skip the RAP? What kind of legal education are they giving you in those top 14 schools? If your case books have pictures I'm going to hurt someone bad.

My property casebook had pictures  ;D

Don't worry Matthies- I hear it's still a few years before they start giving the T14 bar exam (for T14 graduates only of course).

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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2008, 01:43:04 PM »
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Wait, you got to skip the RAP? What kind of legal education are they giving you in those top 14 schools? If your case books have pictures I'm going to hurt someone bad.

My property casebook had pictures  ;D

Don't worry Matthies- I hear it's still a few years before they start giving the T14 bar exam (for T14 graduates only of course).

A- curve on the bar exam?

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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2008, 02:11:06 PM »
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A- curve on the bar exam?


Low pass/Pass/Honors if you go to Yale (not actually possible to fail).

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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2008, 02:13:09 PM »
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A- curve on the bar exam?


Low pass/Pass/Honors if you go to Yale (not actually possible to fail).

Seriously, that just a bad idea gradewise even if you go to Yale

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Re: GULC Curriculum B?
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2008, 03:04:59 PM »
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A- curve on the bar exam?


Low pass/Pass/Honors if you go to Yale (not actually possible to fail).

Seriously, that just a bad idea gradewise even if you go to Yale
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