Not just T14 -- my T2 school doesn't require bar classes either. However, they do recommend that students take things like Com Trans, Evidence, etc. I really enjoy classes like that because the knowledge carries over to other areas of the law. For example, any case makes much more sense when you understand the rules of evidence that provide the framework for trial. It doesn't seem to be hurting my GPA to take harder classes; although, the curve is somewhat lower than for silly 2 credit classes like law and literature.