Not planning on clerking. Still take Fed Courts?

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Julio_El_Chavo
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Not planning on clerking. Still take Fed Courts?

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:24 pm

I plan on doing IP lit at a biglaw firm after graduation. Fed Courts fits into my schedule nicely and I've heard that it's useful background information for litigators. Should I take it? FWIW: 3L, T10, top 25%

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Re: Not planning on clerking. Still take Fed Courts?

Postby dood » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:54 pm

not that useful but interesting. grade curve possible difficult due to # of gunner clerks.

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Re: Not planning on clerking. Still take Fed Courts?

Postby vamedic03 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:27 pm

Julio_El_Chavo wrote:I plan on doing IP lit at a biglaw firm after graduation. Fed Courts fits into my schedule nicely and I've heard that it's useful background information for litigators. Should I take it? FWIW: 3L, T10, top 25%


If you're going to do lit, you should take fed courts. It'll be more relevant to your practice than any of your 1L classes other than civ pro.

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Re: Not planning on clerking. Still take Fed Courts?

Postby dood » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:55 pm

vamedic03 wrote:
Julio_El_Chavo wrote:I plan on doing IP lit at a biglaw firm after graduation. Fed Courts fits into my schedule nicely and I've heard that it's useful background information for litigators. Should I take it? FWIW: 3L, T10, top 25%


If you're going to do lit, you should take fed courts. It'll be more relevant to your practice than any of your 1L classes other than civ pro.


have fun filing that patent infringement case in state court.

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Re: Not planning on clerking. Still take Fed Courts?

Postby thesealocust » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:58 pm

You can learn anything you need in practice in probably 1/100th the amount of time as you would spend on a law school course. Take easy, relaxing, attendance-optional courses in law school.

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Re: Not planning on clerking. Still take Fed Courts?

Postby morris248 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:08 pm

I would take something else. Fed Courts can be a bear depending on the professor and it is hard to get a good grade.

Take something else to get your GPA up.

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Re: Not planning on clerking. Still take Fed Courts?

Postby sundance95 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:43 pm

dood wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:
Julio_El_Chavo wrote:I plan on doing IP lit at a biglaw firm after graduation. Fed Courts fits into my schedule nicely and I've heard that it's useful background information for litigators. Should I take it? FWIW: 3L, T10, top 25%


If you're going to do lit, you should take fed courts. It'll be more relevant to your practice than any of your 1L classes other than civ pro.


have fun filing that patent infringement case in state court.

Haha love it

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Re: Not planning on clerking. Still take Fed Courts?

Postby Renzo » Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:18 pm

Fed courts is a big fucking waste of time. Skip it.




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