whereskyle wrote:Hey everyone, I have questions for you. I know that you have real ls to take care of, so please dont sweat this small stuff. But thanks in advance if youd like to chime in. Ive been looking forward to taking law school classes that will inform me of legal issues in certain subjects, such as Policing and Corporations. The echo chamber of TLS has persuaded me that taking any class "cuz its interesting" is misguided, due to the possibility that taking Fed Courts or the like will compromise one's GPA. Does anyone on this thread want to chime in on this? Particularly, I'm wondering if being a good LS exam taker applies regardless of subject, since the exam is primarily based on the prof's class in that semester. Has anyone here taken a class, "cuz its interesting"? Thanks all.
Are you talking about a single class called "Policing and Corporations" or two classes on very different subjects? We have nothing like the former at NU that i'm aware of. Check out the public course catalog here: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/curricu ... g/alph.cfm
The answer to your question is that it depends a lot on the class content, format, and professor. A lot of upper level courses at NU in very specific topics are taught as seminars where there is no curve and no exam, only a final paper. Fundamental upper level classes like fed courts (referred to as fed jur @ NU) are large lecture format classes where there is an exam at the end. Your grade in that class is either based on the curve if the enrollment is above 40 or on the professor's discretion if the enrollment is below 40.
Which classes you take should be based on a combination of considerations including whether you're interested in it (primary), whether it is curved, and what professor is teaching it. You will have lots of options and probably at least one uncurved option in each broad topic area (corporate, crim, IP, con law, etc.)