GUYZ, I was just going through my week's emails, and found one from USC. This is HUGE.
I'm writing to you today to share some exciting academic developments that the faculty has adopted recently. Beginning Spring 2016, we've added three new elective courses to our first-year curriculum, designed to prepare you more effectively for your upper years at law school, as well as for your career after law school. Therefore, you will be able to select one of the following 3 courses as part of your spring semester registration.
First, we've reshaped our curriculum to offer a Fundamentals of Business course that trains our law students in the basics of business and financial concepts that are important to effective legal work. Course topics include an overview of the business sector and business entities, financial accounting and analysis, elementary financial concepts, as well as financial instruments and markets. Students with little or no background in business and finance should find the course especially useful.
We are also introducing a Legal Profession course, oriented for lawyers who aspire to careers in the public interest or public sector areas. The class covers the core topics common to all Legal Profession courses with an emphasis on ethical issues that arise in government work, criminal prosecution or defense, and public interest or nonprofit practice. The course also covers some topics not typically included in a general or business-oriented Legal Profession course, including challenges low income clients face when accessing justice, as well as ethical issues that arise when representing government clients such as public agencies.
Our third new elective is an introduction to Constitutional Rights law. This course examines many of the key rights protected by the U.S. Constitution with a particular emphasis on equal protection rights and rights under the due process clauses. The course also addresses the proper judicial role in identifying and protecting such rights, theories of interpretation of constitutional rights, and the doctrinal structures by which such rights are implemented. These are subjects of fundamental importance to our system of law and government.
We're offering these new courses because we believe it is important that our curriculum reflects the dynamic legal world you'll be entering as graduates of USC Gould. Our job is to prepare you for success and we anticipate that by enrolling in these new courses, you will advance your knowledge beyond the standard legal education.
USC gets A+ for the bolded. The elective will help in "demonstrating our interest" when EIW comes around.
Also, USC gets A+ for being professional and timely in their correspondence with me.