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Why do most law review students take Federal Courts?

Why do most law review students take Federal Courts?
« on: August 12, 2009, 06:19:14 AM »
Do "they" tend to take any other classes as well? Just curious.

Re: Why do most law review students take Federal Courts?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2009, 06:46:52 AM »
It is pretty much required if you want a federal clerkship.  Because federal clerkships are very competitive positions, only students that have a possibility of securing such a position will feel the need to take a "hard" class.  At most schools, federal clerkship positions are limited to those students with top grades and on law review.

I think Conflict of Laws tends to be the same way.


Re: Why do most law review students take Federal Courts?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2009, 07:14:06 AM »
Ok now it makes sense.

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Less snarky answer: it depends on your idea of "hard." And besides, people have really varied interests. I'd hate to take anything transactional, but only because I find procedure to be fascinating and intuitive, while contracts absolutely murdered me.

Yeah I was just wondering if law review students tended to gravitate towards any other specific classes other than Federal Courts.

Thanks again guys!!

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Re: Why do most law review students take Federal Courts?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2009, 08:59:59 AM »
Yeah I was just wondering if law review students tended to gravitate towards any other specific classes other than Federal Courts.

It depends on your school, of course, but --

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The corporate types among them will also often take UCC classes, Securities Regulation, and tax classes.