smiles123 wrote:Any upperclassmen advice on classes to take or classes/professors to avoid? Not really sure where to start with this course selection, but particularly interested in crim.
The only classes I took being offered this Fall are trial ad, federal criminal practice, and first amendment. First Amendment was chill.
Would not recommend trial ad, since you can no longer use a P/F on it and they're not offering evidence this semester. Criminal Defense Trial Clinic is also supposed to be less work than trial ad and likely guaranteed A- even without evidence, but also very little guidance on what to do.
Ethical Issues in Criminal Investigation would be a good way to satisfy the professional responsibility requirement without taking LGL, as long as you don't mind taking another seminar down the road to satisfy the writing requirement. If not that, Garvey has a crimlaw seminar in the timeslot after that. Federal Criminal Practice is also at that time, and that was a great class. Final was a brief that took about 4 days to write. Haven't heard anything negative about CrimPro with Marguiles. Substance will likely overlap a bit with Federal Criminal Practice.