henry flower wrote:I'm in section 5 as well (Hi, masterhearts!). We won't know our LRW professor until registration, but it could either be Donahoe or Avalos. Familiar with either of them?
Interesting. I was under the impression I was going to be in Section 5 LRW as a law fellow, but I am not assigned to either of those professors. I haven't heard anything about them.
1) Any recommendations on the Spring elective?
I took the Lawmaking elective. It was pretty interesting in class, but I think the reading would have been a little on the boring side (had I done any of it). I know that elective was more laid back compared to the required courses, and from what I hear all the electives were basically that way. For example, I only read a few pages over the course of the semester and still did well in the class.
2) Is Criminal Justice a procedure course? That's how the course description reads, basically.
No. There is a Criminal Procedure course that you can choose to take your 2L or 3L year. The Criminal Justice course is more an opportunity for your teacher to inform you on their opinion of the overall criminal justice system, how it has developed, and where it stands now (ie my professor is convinced our country is completely racist). I enjoyed the class, and the professor was intelligent.
3) Is the small section more intense than the other classes? Is it curved the same?
It is curved the same, yes. The curve is extremely generous. I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "more intense," but it does leave more room for participation from each student. I don't recall ever volunteering information or answers in my small section class, but I was cold called more often. I was cold called probably 3-4 times in the small section class and 1 time on average in the bigger classes. In one I was called on more, but in two I wasn't cold called at all.