Difference between Intro and Regular 1L classes?

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lsatextreme
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Difference between Intro and Regular 1L classes?

Postby lsatextreme » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:14 pm

I was looking at our 1L Fall 2011 curriculum and it looks to me that depending on which section we're placed in, you're placed in 1 "Intro" class among these 3 subjects: Civ Pro, Contracts, Torts. The other 2 will be just the regular class you take along with Crim Law and Legal Writing, which everyone takes in the Fall. Then I looked at the Spring curriculum and it shows that those who took their respective "Intro" classes in the Fall are then placed into that subject with a II next to it (i.e. if you were in a section that was required to take Intro to Civ Pro in the Fall, then you're placed in Civ Pro II in the Spring, etc.).

I haven't really heard of schedules being planned out this way, is this common? I guess my theory as to why they do this is so that you can take an "Intro" class that's supposed to be easier than the regular version of the class (maybe kinda like taking Calc AB instead of Calc BC back in high school) and then you learn the rest of the subject material in the Spring? Or I could be totally wrong.

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Re: Difference between Intro and Regular 1L classes?

Postby Gideon Strumpet » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:24 am

The curriculum is just split half and half between the semesters. The first half won't be easier, unless it's in some incidental way, just because you find some topics easier than others.

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Re: Difference between Intro and Regular 1L classes?

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:19 am

Yeah a lot of schools do that. Loyola New Orleans does it.

It's pretty unnerving how different the curriculums are at Tulane and Loyola New Orleans. If you get a chance, look them both up




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