jetissent wrote:From the orientation site:
"Legal Methods, a three-week course for incoming 1Ls which serves as an introduction to the law and legal education, begins on Monday, Aug. 20 and will run through Sept. 6. The first semester Foundation Curriculum classes (Contracts, Torts and Civil Procedure) will begin on September 10."
Does this mean we all will be taking those three first sem? Kinda cool to know. Most schools I visited said the courses would depend on which section you ended up in.
Yeah somewhere on that site or in the binder, it lists the classes we'll all be taking 1L (except of course the elective spring 1L)
Legal Methods, the centerpiece of the Foundation Curriculum, serves as an introduction to legal institutions and processes, as well as to the skills necessary in the professional use of case law and legislation
Legal Practice Workshop I, which provides training in the analysis of legal problems and in the hands-on use of a variety of legal materials
Civil Procedure, which establishes the fundamental aspects of the civil litigation process in the United States
Contracts, which provides a thorough introduction to the law of contracts, including the examination of fraud and the bargaining process, and among other things
Torts, which introduces our students to non-contractual wrongs for which private compensation is sought under the common law
Foundation Year Moot Court, which represents, for some, their first practical exposure to the dynamics of a courtroom
Constitutional Law, which introduces students to constitutional law, providing a foundation for more specialized courses on the Constitution and for public law courses generally
Criminal Law, which explores major problems of the criminal law and its administration, with an emphasis on the issues that necessarily arise in the formation and application of a satisfactory penal code
Legal Practice Workshop II, which serves as a continuation of the research, writing, and analysis skills built in Legal Practice Workshop I
Property, which poses fundamental questions about efficiency and fairness in dealing with ownership that are mediated through the legal system
First-Year Elective, which provides our students with the opportunity to explore the vast breadth and depth of our curriculum as early as their first year. Some examples include: Foundations of the Regulatory State, Principles of Intellectual Property, and The United States and the International Legal System
From what I've read, it seems like spring has the more difficult classes (con and crim law)