When to Take Corporations

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When to Take Corporations

Postby Fantasyfreak294 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:42 am

My law school offers Corporations to second semester 1L's. Does anyone have experience taking Corporations as a 1L? Recommended? Not recommended? Under certain circumstances? I know it's important to take, but I'm not clear on the most strategic time to take it (although there's no guarantee one will get in as a 1L, very few open spots and lotto)

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Re: When to Take Corporations

Postby BrainsyK » Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:16 pm

If I know nothing about someone, I always recommend Tax w/Rask as it attracts 2L/3Ls who aren't trying and to stay away from 1L-only and policy-oriented paper-based electives (they overlap heavily) as they attract super-hard gunners. Corporations is somewhere in between. It's fine to take, but Tax is probably better for grades. It's important to take corporations before your SA so taking it 2L is fine.

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Re: When to Take Corporations

Postby Fantasyfreak294 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:48 pm

BrainsyK wrote:If I know nothing about someone, I always recommend Tax w/Rask as it attracts 2L/3Ls who aren't trying and to stay away from 1L-only and policy-oriented paper-based electives (they overlap heavily) as they attract super-hard gunners. Corporations is somewhere in between. It's fine to take, but Tax is probably better for grades. It's important to take corporations before your SA so taking it 2L is fine.


Thanks so much! Do you know anything about the other current Upper Year electives/profs that take 1L's? (the others are either labor or internat law related). I know out of those the one on law in China and labor law are least applicable to my areas of interest.

Also, if I end up getting Rask, is there anything I should know about his teaching/testing style?

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Re: When to Take Corporations

Postby BrainsyK » Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:26 am

Fantasyfreak294 wrote:Thanks so much! Do you know anything about the other current Upper Year electives/profs that take 1L's? (the others are either labor or internat law related). I know out of those the one on law in China and labor law are least applicable to my areas of interest.

Also, if I end up getting Rask, is there anything I should know about his teaching/testing style?


I think they send you a list of electives you can pick from later in the semester. Rask is a very clear lecturer. Outlines exist that literally that probably record his lecturers word by word without missing a beat. It's a very straightforward class and test that doesn't try to trick you in any way. Just pay attention, take the practice questions seriously, review with a decent frequency, and it's basically a guaranteed A- if not higher--unless you struggle with grade 10ish math.

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Re: When to Take Corporations

Postby Wild Card » Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:49 pm

Not a single law school course is necessary. With respect to summer associate hiring, however, it certainly will look good for you to have done well in that class (especially if you haven't done as well in your other courses). So go ahead.

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Re: When to Take Corporations

Postby Fantasyfreak294 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:23 am

BrainsyK wrote:
Fantasyfreak294 wrote:Thanks so much! Do you know anything about the other current Upper Year electives/profs that take 1L's? (the others are either labor or internat law related). I know out of those the one on law in China and labor law are least applicable to my areas of interest.

Also, if I end up getting Rask, is there anything I should know about his teaching/testing style?


I think they send you a list of electives you can pick from later in the semester. Rask is a very clear lecturer. Outlines exist that literally that probably record his lecturers word by word without missing a beat. It's a very straightforward class and test that doesn't try to trick you in any way. Just pay attention, take the practice questions seriously, review with a decent frequency, and it's basically a guaranteed A- if not higher--unless you struggle with grade 10ish math.


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