Crim Pro before Evidence or after?

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Crim Pro before Evidence or after?

Postby Magnificent » Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:05 pm

I'm trying to finalize my 2L schedule and was wondering which class I should take first. For some reason the school decided to schedule both courses at the same time this semester so I can't take both.

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Re: Crim Pro before Evidence or after?

Postby 03121202698008 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:16 pm

Either or. Doesn't really matter all the much.

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Re: Crim Pro before Evidence or after?

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:18 pm

blowhard wrote:Either or. Doesn't really matter all the much.

This. Also, I did take them both at the same time, and there's nothing in one you need to know in advance for the other. Doesn't matter at all.

Maybe choose based on which prof you like more?

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Re: Crim Pro before Evidence or after?

Postby Magnificent » Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:41 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
blowhard wrote:Either or. Doesn't really matter all the much.

This. Also, I did take them both at the same time, and there's nothing in one you need to know in advance for the other. Doesn't matter at all.

Maybe choose based on which prof you like more?


what about for clerkships

If I take Evidence this semester then I can't take Crim Pro till next year cause they don't offer it in the spring.

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Re: Crim Pro before Evidence or after?

Postby D'Angelo » Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:42 pm

then why not just take crim pro now and evidence next semester?

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Re: Crim Pro before Evidence or after?

Postby Magnificent » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:00 pm

D'Angelo wrote:then why not just take crim pro now and evidence next semester?


cause there is always the chance that I can't get Evidence next semester....then I'm screwed when it comes to clerkship apps

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Re: Crim Pro before Evidence or after?

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:04 pm

Both are important law school courses, but evidence is more important, in my opinion, because most lawyers practice civil law.

In which area of law do you intend to practice ? Criminal or civil ?

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Re: Crim Pro before Evidence or after?

Postby vamedic03 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:18 pm

Magnificent wrote:
D'Angelo wrote:then why not just take crim pro now and evidence next semester?


cause there is always the chance that I can't get Evidence next semester....then I'm screwed when it comes to clerkship apps


Um, no. You don't need it for clerkship apps.

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Re: Crim Pro before Evidence or after?

Postby npe » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:51 pm

vamedic03 wrote:
Magnificent wrote:
D'Angelo wrote:then why not just take crim pro now and evidence next semester?


cause there is always the chance that I can't get Evidence next semester....then I'm screwed when it comes to clerkship apps


Um, no. You don't need it for clerkship apps.

Um, maybe. I've heard from a few appellate judges that they want you to have it, and I would think that it'd be even more important at the trial level.

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Re: Crim Pro before Evidence or after?

Postby badfish » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:59 pm

The order really doesn't matter.

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Re: Crim Pro before Evidence or after?

Postby vamedic03 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:16 pm

npe wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:
Magnificent wrote:
D'Angelo wrote:then why not just take crim pro now and evidence next semester?


cause there is always the chance that I can't get Evidence next semester....then I'm screwed when it comes to clerkship apps


Um, no. You don't need it for clerkship apps.

Um, maybe. I've heard from a few appellate judges that they want you to have it, and I would think that it'd be even more important at the trial level.


Yeah, there's a difference between having to have it and having to take it 2L year. Fed courts is the same way.




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