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jaen78
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Useful classes for real world and/or bar exam

Postby jaen78 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:54 pm

I've already taken most of the substantive classes in the practice area I'll be entering after graduation, so now I'm trying to figure out what to take that might be helpful on the bar or useful in practice generally. Crim pro? Fed jur? Admin? Tax? Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Re: Useful classes for real world and/or bar exam

Postby traehekat » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:58 pm

I've heard evidence is good. I'm in it now and while it is difficult to follow everything because it is kind of taught in a, "This is how it would be done..." kind-of-way, as opposed to what you normally get in a class, I guess that is kind of what makes it useful. A number of people have told me evidence is one of the most useful/practical classes you can take.

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Re: Useful classes for real world and/or bar exam

Postby Danteshek » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:59 pm

Federal Income Tax, by a mile
Also, Administrative Law
Evidence if it's not required at your school.

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Re: Useful classes for real world and/or bar exam

Postby jaen78 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:04 pm

Danteshek wrote:Federal Income Tax, by a mile
Also, Administrative Law
Evidence if it's not required at your school.


I wouldn't have guessed federal income tax. What have you found useful about it?

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Re: Useful classes for real world and/or bar exam

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:06 pm

jaen78 wrote:I've already taken most of the substantive classes in the practice area I'll be entering after graduation, so now I'm trying to figure out what to take that might be helpful on the bar or useful in practice generally. Crim pro? Fed jur? Admin? Tax? Does anyone have any suggestions?


Federal Income Taxation of Individuals
Secured Transactions/Bankruptcy
Conflict of Laws
ADR: Negotiation, Mediation, and Arbitration
Trusts and Estates/Trust and Estate Tax Planning
Real Estate Transactions and Finance
...
I'm not sure what else.

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Re: Useful classes for real world and/or bar exam

Postby holdencaulfield » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:28 pm

Best practical courses I've taken:

- pre-trial procedure (state)
- trial & appellate procedure (state)
- business entities
- estate planning

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Re: Useful classes for real world and/or bar exam

Postby vamedic03 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:44 pm

Barbri (sorry, couldn't resist)

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Re: Useful classes for real world and/or bar exam

Postby fatduck » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:48 pm

vamedic03 wrote:Barbri (sorry, couldn't resist)

Only useful if you're looking to specialize in class-action work.

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Re: Useful classes for real world and/or bar exam

Postby vamedic03 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:32 pm

I'm not sure if anyone said this, but corporations seems to be very useful for the real world/life in general.

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Re: Useful classes for real world and/or bar exam

Postby nealric » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:37 pm

Don't take classes for the bar exam. That's what Barbri is for.

Take what interests you and/or what applies to your practice area.

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Re: Useful classes for real world and/or bar exam

Postby tome » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:21 pm

If your 1st year Civ Pro class does not cover things like joinder, right to jury trial and res judicata, Civ Pro II is a good course to take if litigation is something that you might be into.

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Re: Useful classes for real world and/or bar exam

Postby Anonymous Loser » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:46 pm

For a litigation practice, I've found insurance coursework the most useful; insurers play a significant role in a great deal of civil litigation. Closely behind that is clinical work, particularly if the clinic will get you on your feet in court.

Also, another vote for admin.

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Re: Useful classes for real world and/or bar exam

Postby jaen78 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:36 pm

What about fed jur? I'm going into trademark law so if I ever end up in court that's where it'll be.




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