furrrman wrote:Is BA a good 1L elective to take if you're interested in lit? If not, which courses are?Does it matter?
Can't comment on the timing (1L or later) but BA should be considered a required course, and definitely taken before you graduate. Think about it: Assuming you make BigLaw, most of your lit targets will be large corporations. Also, during your summer associateship in litigation, you're gonna look like an idiot without basic knowledge of BA.
Have you done an SA? Because I can tell you right now zero of what I learned in BA was necessary for my SA and never once did anyone look like an idiot for not knowing something covered in BA.
parkslope wrote: The secret about law school is that what you take is pretty irrelevant.
This is so, so, so true. Take what you are interested in.
ETA: Unless you want PI, DA, PD, etc. Those people actually want to see you cared and want the job. As for Biglaw, grades are all that really matter to get in, and once you are in you really just learn everything else. No one cares what classes you took.