general comm'l lit'n practice: bankruptcy vs. secreg?

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which one would you pick?

bankruptcy
2
40%
securities regulation
3
60%
 
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Tsispilos
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general comm'l lit'n practice: bankruptcy vs. secreg?

Postby Tsispilos » Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:10 pm

If you were going to practice general commercial litigation, and bankruptcy and secreg were offered at the same time, which would you pick and why?

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Re: general comm'l lit'n practice: bankruptcy vs. secreg?

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:16 pm

Commercial litigation?

Securities Regulation all the way.

Do you plan on taking the other course?

EDIT: What exactly do you mean by commercial litigation? What area(s) exactly?

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Re: general comm'l lit'n practice: bankruptcy vs. secreg?

Postby Tsispilos » Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:26 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:Commercial litigation?

Securities Regulation all the way.

Do you plan on taking the other course?

EDIT: What exactly do you mean by commercial litigation? What area(s) exactly?


What exactly do you learn in secreg?

I'm not sure exactly what I'll be doing yet, but my firm placed me in their "commercial litigation" department, which they say is really broad--it covers issues from insurance coverage, breach of contract, corporate derivative suits, creditors rights, etc. It's basically everything in their litigation department that isn't covered by their labor/employment or personal injury defense divisions. I asked them what I should take, and they said "whatever you want."

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Re: general comm'l lit'n practice: bankruptcy vs. secreg?

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:33 pm

Holy sh*t batman.

So essentially, you will get a survey of all of their commercial litigation areas.

Is secured transactions offered as well? If so, I would take secured transactions (it's a precusor to bankruptcy at some schools) and securities regulation.

Securities regulation is the US Fed. securities law (SEC). It includes: regulations, offering and underwriting procedures, securities markets, and security intermediaries.

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Re: general comm'l lit'n practice: bankruptcy vs. secreg?

Postby spondee » Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:41 pm

Tsispilos wrote:I asked them what I should take, and they said "whatever you want."


During interviews I asked a few BigLaw partners what to take, and that's what most of them said. One NY litigation partner recommended securities regulation. But considered altogether, they were really apathetic. So, if they don't care, take professors, not classes.

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Re: general comm'l lit'n practice: bankruptcy vs. secreg?

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:01 pm

spondee wrote:
Tsispilos wrote:I asked them what I should take, and they said "whatever you want."


During interviews I asked a few BigLaw partners what to take, and that's what most of them said. One NY litigation partner recommended securities regulation. But considered altogether, they were really apathetic. So, if they don't care, take professors, not classes.


This is good advice as well. I would still take securities regulations/secured transactions (at least before graduation), but I would be aware of how good the professors for those courses are. Good professors are an important part of the equation.




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