For a biglaw litigator - How silly is it not to take Corps?

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For a biglaw litigator - How silly is it not to take Corps?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:26 pm

It seriously conflicts with a few things I'd be much happier and more interested taking. How necessary is it?

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Re: For a biglaw litigator - How silly is it not to take Corps?

Postby rayiner » Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:27 pm

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Re: For a biglaw litigator - How silly is it not to take Corps?

Postby ben4847 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:42 pm

Corps is necessary if you will ever be involved in business litigation. If you just do something like products liability, then you'll be ok.

Just take it.

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Re: For a biglaw litigator - How silly is it not to take Corps?

Postby patrickd139 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:58 pm

ben4847 wrote:Just take it.

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Re: For a biglaw litigator - How silly is it not to take Corps?

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:13 pm

There's just no way you can't fit corporations into your schedule at any point in four semesters. Having even a minor background in fiduciary duties, corporate governance, etc. will be unbelievably helpful -- or perhaps more aptly, not having the background will be a liability.

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Re: For a biglaw litigator - How silly is it not to take Corps?

Postby GeePee » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:11 pm

Agree strongly with above. It helps a ton to not have to learn what a merger is, what a derivative suit is, what securities fraud such as 10b-5 is, what an SEC filing is, or even what basic rights and responsibilities a corporation has when you're litigating a case arising out of a relevant transaction.

Even as a summer, it was striking how much easier the assignments were for topics I had some familiarity with rather than have to learn entirely new doctrine from scratch.

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Re: For a biglaw litigator - How silly is it not to take Corps?

Postby rayiner » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:56 pm

It's on the bar, take it.

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Re: For a biglaw litigator - How silly is it not to take Corps?

Postby El_Sol » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:10 pm

Are you taking Securities Regulation?

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Re: For a biglaw litigator - How silly is it not to take Corps?

Postby sbalive » Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:00 am

Corps on the bar is pretty straight-forward and superficial (well, at least in my state, which isn't New York). On the other hand, that means while you can "just learn it for the bar" for the bar itself, you really don't learn anything. Aside from pure patent lit, just about every area of lit seems like it encounters issues implicated in Corps, eventually, so it's probably worth taking. I didn't though, but that's because I hate the way Law is taught and thus avoided almost all the "required" lecture classes.

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Re: For a biglaw litigator - How silly is it not to take Corps?

Postby rayiner » Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:25 am

sbalive wrote:Corps on the bar is pretty straight-forward and superficial (well, at least in my state, which isn't New York). On the other hand, that means while you can "just learn it for the bar" for the bar itself, you really don't learn anything. Aside from pure patent lit, just about every area of lit seems like it encounters issues implicated in Corps, eventually, so it's probably worth taking. I didn't though, but that's because I hate the way Law is taught and thus avoided almost all the "required" lecture classes.


Corps in NY is a bitch.

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Re: For a biglaw litigator - How silly is it not to take Corps?

Postby didi » Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:46 am

'bitch'?

is this sarcastic?

I found it quite easy despite that I did not take a corp class.

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Re: For a biglaw litigator - How silly is it not to take Corps?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:47 am

i mean, the handout is fairly long.
but the areas that are most tested: derivate suits, fiduciary duty, fundamental corp changes....

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Re: For a biglaw litigator - How silly is it not to take Corps?

Postby DouglasDevelopment » Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:25 am

you should take corps at some point if you can, but if you can't fit it in you'll be fine

i've found that a course on class actions is far more useful

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Re: For a biglaw litigator - How silly is it not to take Corps?

Postby rayiner » Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:11 pm

didi wrote:'bitch'?

is this sarcastic?

I found it quite easy despite that I did not take a corp class.


Well aren't you special.

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Re: For a biglaw litigator - How silly is it not to take Corps?

Postby azntwice » Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:28 pm

Here are most of the issues you'll be litigating as a biglaw litigator:

Securities
Shareholder litigation
Director and officer personal liability
Breach of fiduciary duties
Breach of disclosure requirements
Accusations of insider trading or fraudulent transfers
Bankruptcy-related litigation
Corporate liability for mass torts or in class actions

Here are the clients you'll be litigating for as a biglaw litigator:

Corporations

Should you take corporations? Yes.




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