what is the class spread of a 1L first semester like?

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sangr
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what is the class spread of a 1L first semester like?

Postby sangr » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:11 pm

hey guys

so basically im asking what classes are almost ALWAYS included in a 1l schedule?

i assume intro to con law or something of the sort is..

what else?
thanks

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Mce252
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Re: what is the class spread of a 1L first semester like?

Postby Mce252 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:16 pm

I'm curious why you didn't look this up at the schools you're interested in.

Contracts
Torts
Criminal Law
Civil Procedure
Property
Legal Research and Writing

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rinkrat19
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Re: what is the class spread of a 1L first semester like?

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:16 pm

1L class requirements vary slightly from school to school. The websites for specific schools will likely have info on the 1L curriculum.

Here's Northwestern's: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/academi ... lplan.html
NYU: http://www.law.nyu.edu/academics/course ... /index.htm
Michigan: http://web.law.umich.edu/_ClassSchedule/CourseList.asp
etc.

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Re: what is the class spread of a 1L first semester like?

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:20 pm

It is usually at least:
Criminal
Torts
Property
Con Law
Contracts
LRW

After those courses, it can vary significantly among law schools. For example, some law schools add additional, non-traditional courses to 1L, like Legal Profession and Evidence. In sharp contrast, some law schools split up 1L courses so there are Torts 1 and 2, Property 1 and 2, and Contracts 1 and 2 (not to be confused with UCC Art.2). Other schools take an approach that is somewhat of a compromise of the other two options by adding more traditional courses to 1L, like Legislation or Sale of Goods (Contracts 2/UCC Art. 2).




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