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law classes

law classes
« on: March 06, 2003, 11:13:26 AM »
ill be graduating from high school in may & starting college in the fall. ill be  majoring in political science & hopefully going starting law school as soon as i graduate  college. so anyway i was planning to specialize in business law. i was wondering if i would have classes in any of the following areas:
 property/real estate
...seeing as they are all specialties themselves.
~another question~to be a corporate lawyer, do you have to  specialize in business law?
*any information is helpful* :)

Re: law classes
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2004, 09:07:33 AM »

When you get to law school you will learn those areas in a completly different way, so unless you are really interested in those subjects you don't really need to take them with one exception: Economics.  Make sure you REALLY understand Micro and Macro economics because thats what Torts is all about. Poly/Sc is a good degree for a law student. Don't leave school without learning how to give a speach.

The question about a corporate lawyer: the only thing you need to be a corporate lawyer is to get into a really good law school or one in a big city.  Corporate law firms care less about what classe you have taken. they care more about what grades you get in your first year of law school.


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Re: law classes
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2004, 12:33:24 AM »
I have a different perspective on economics.  While tort law can be analyzed as nothing but economics, you can also view the cost benefit analysis as a pluralist consequentialist device (which is really what you have when you're measuring efficiency, equality, wellbeing, and economic cost to make a decision).  So philosophy can be very useful to an aspiring lawyer.  Of course, I'm biased as a philosophy with law concentration major. . .