Do I really need to take evidence?

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McBean
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Do I really need to take evidence?

Postby McBean » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:01 pm

I am working in corporate law this summer and assuming things go well, I will be working in corporate law (M&A and PE) after law school. There are many courses I would rather take in my 3L year that would be more beneficial, career wise.

The only reason I would consider taking Evidence is to help with the bar exam. So my question is pretty narrow:

Do I need to take evidence for the bar, or will the BarBri course adequately prepare me?

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Judge Philip Banks
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Re: Do I really need to take evidence?

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:31 pm

You're not required to take evidence?

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McBean
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Re: Do I really need to take evidence?

Postby McBean » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:33 pm

Judge Philip Banks wrote:You're not required to take evidence?


No. Is anyone?

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Pizon
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Re: Do I really need to take evidence?

Postby Pizon » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:54 pm

Some schools require it. Many do not.

I've heard of people struggling in bar review when trying to learn the hearsay exceptions, etc., for the first time, but people routinely pass the bar without having taken Evidence in law school.

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BarbellDreams
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Re: Do I really need to take evidence?

Postby BarbellDreams » Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:27 pm

Not sure why you WOULDN'T want to. From what I hear its a cool class, not gunner-ish and its on the bar.

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joobacca
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Re: Do I really need to take evidence?

Postby joobacca » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:17 pm

i think evidence is really valuable stuff to know. maybe you won't use any of it, but i think it's stuff you should (imo) know as a lawyer. it adds a new dimension to my cousin vinny as well.

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tome
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Re: Do I really need to take evidence?

Postby tome » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:49 am

One of my favorite courses so far at law school. It is like logic games from the LSAT.

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Pizon
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Re: Do I really need to take evidence?

Postby Pizon » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:52 am

For what it's worth, I'm taking Evidence now and I find it enjoyable. I also had a multiple choice midterm that I studied about 25 minutes for, and thought it was pretty easy. Of course, that probably means I blew it. :lol:

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DelDad
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Re: Do I really need to take evidence?

Postby DelDad » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:40 pm

I took evidence, enjoyed it, and was glad not to be learning it for the first time for he bar. Plus, it has been useful in my clerkship and will be in my job next year too. Highly recommend it, as long as the professor has a reputation as a decent teacher (some friends who took with with a visiting professor who was less than good had a horrible experience).

That said, if you have something else you would rather take in place of evidence now, and especially if you know you are going straight into transactional work, you can easily pass the bar by putting effort into the evidence section of Barbri.

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Re: Do I really need to take evidence?

Postby sclaw » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:54 pm

take evidence! you will need it regardless of what type of law you practice. You will always want to know how to protect your client's best interests.




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