help with preregistration at CLS

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somewhatwayward
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help with preregistration at CLS

Postby somewhatwayward » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:55 pm

i am a 2L at CLS, and i botched up my preregistration pretty badly for the fall semester, so i was hoping other CLSers might have some insight...

is john coffee's corporations class going to be a class that fills if i don't put it first? what about advanced legal research or katz's commercial transactions?

is advanced legal research even a useful class to take (i feel like my legal research skills suck...), or should i just plan to learn on the job?

would taking corporations and commercial transactions simultaneously be overload for someone without a business/economics/finance background?

tyia

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Re: help with preregistration at CLS

Postby ahshav » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:59 am

somewhatwayward wrote:i am a 2L at CLS, and i botched up my preregistration pretty badly for the fall semester, so i was hoping other CLSers might have some insight...

is john coffee's corporations class going to be a class that fills if i don't put it first? what about advanced legal research or katz's commercial transactions?

is advanced legal research even a useful class to take (i feel like my legal research skills suck...), or should i just plan to learn on the job?

would taking corporations and commercial transactions simultaneously be overload for someone without a business/economics/finance background?

tyia


There are three corporations sections next semester, you should be able to get into one (jackson is good and i don't know who K.Judge is, I think she's new). Advanced legal research is supposed to be good, but it's not easy to get into - might no to be possible as a 2L, and I definitely wouldn't waste a number 1 or 2 slot on it.

Generally, I think that taking classes that overlap in substance is a good idea, but in any case FSA is a good class to take to learn a lot of that if you don't have a finance/business background and you can take it P/F - and it shouldn't very hard to get in.

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Re: help with preregistration at CLS

Postby somewhatwayward » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:19 am

thanks!

can you also tell me how the alternate thing works?

oh, and how useful of a course is commercial transactions if i'm going to do corporate work? (a lot of people have been telling me to take sec reg, but i can't do that until after i've taken corporations)

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Re: help with preregistration at CLS

Postby ahshav » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:05 am

somewhatwayward wrote:thanks!

can you also tell me how the alternate thing works?


Basically just put your #2 primary choice as your #1 alternate, #3 primary as #2 alternate, etc. When they run the lottery, if your primary choice is full, you'll get a seat in your alternate (if there's room), every time they go through - I think one the registrar's memos explains it.

oh, and how useful of a course is commercial transactions if i'm going to do corporate work? (a lot of people have been telling me to take sec reg, but i can't do that until after i've taken corporations)


Looks like that course is the same as secured transactions, which is pretty useful, but it's not critical that you take it this year. I would say corporations of course, FSA, and get PR out of the way before 3L (either next semester or the summer class) - it's just not something you want hanging over your head next year.




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