bender18 wrote:Also, for the first semester, are we just assigned the classes that we will be taking? Are there any electives?
Your entire first year (schedule, classes and teachers) is assigned by the school.
First semester - Contracts I, Civ Pro I, Torts, Crim Law, LRW
Second semester - Contracts II, Civ Pro II, Property, Con Law I, LRW
Your first semester, one of your four lecture classes is with a smaller subset (30-40 students) of your large section (70-120 students). This is to accommodate the 1L midterm, which is in your small lecture class right before fall break. It counts for 10-15% of your grade and is designed as a practice to teach you how to study and do well on finals before everything is on the line. Most sections had Civ Pro as their small class, but at least one section had Crim instead. Second semester you merge back with your whole section for that class, and usually change professors as well.
The only way you have any control over your schedule is Section 15. Sections 11-14 are the full-time day sections. Section 21 is the part-time evening section. Section 15 is kind of a mix of the two - they have late afternoon classes and evening classes only, I think two of which are a mix of FT and PT students. Otherwise, your section and your schedule is the luck of the draw. Section 15 has been offered for at least the last two years, and it's opt-in only - no one gets assigned to it without requesting it.