jaxgolfer wrote:Will any of the current UGA Law students please describe your typical class schedule?
1Ls pretty much will all have the same schedule. There is only one variation which I will get to in a second. Each day you will begin at 9:30 and end at 4:20 in the fall. 9:30-10:20, 11:30-12:20, 1:30-2:20 and 3:30-4:20. One day out of the week you will have a three hour break because your legal writing class will only meet two days a week instead of three like your other classes. Which day that is varies by section. After November 15thish when the memo is due, you won't have legal writing anymore so you have a lot more three hour breaks. It doesn't matter though because then you are using your break to outline. Usually people use their three hour break day to go out to lunch with their friends. Hour breaks between classes are really good for doing the reading you should have done the night before or rereading/going back over what you read or reading supplements. You can also choose to squander your hour talking to your friends in the library, which is what a lot of people do. The law library is basically like your high school cafeteria (minus the food) during the hour breaks.
The spring schedule is lighter because you don't have criminal law anymore. So most sections will still begin at 9:30 (you might be lucky and start at 11:30 on one day or something but probably you won't). 9:30-10:20, 11:30-12:20, 2:30-3:20. You'll get a 2 hr break every day for lunch, which is nice. Plus, you get out an hour earlier.
If you guys want to look at the actual schedules, you can:Spring 2012 Fall 2011
I'd say section X probably has the best lineup of profs, but section Y gets Coenen and Kurtz first semester. Coenen is awesome and Kurtz gives tons of As.
Some people hate the hour break thing because it keeps you on campus all day, but it is (1) a really good way to get all of your work done during the day (for the majority of the year when that is possible) and (2) it really, in my opinion, contributes to the closeness of everyone in the law school. I made a lot of my friends during those breaks. 2L/3L schedules are crazy and you don't get to see everyone as much.