theramblinman wrote:I have a question for any current Case Law students. An admissions rep gave a presentation at my school and throughout the presentation she emphasized the "case arch" program and how much it benefited students. What is this program, and how valuable is it really?
Case Arc is our practical lawyering skills program (legal research + writing + simulations). It's one of those things you'll hate while your in it, but it's really helpful once you get into the real world. You only get two credits a semester (you are in an aspect of the program for four semesters), and it's a lot of work, but from what I gather, it's like that at every school. Basically, you write memos, motions, contracts and other legal documents. Then a few times a semester you "simulate" a negotiation, a client meeting, ect - and local lawyers give you feedback. I use my memo writing skills from this class every day at work. I haven't really used anything I've gained from the negotiations yet, but I feel like its the only thing in law school that is actually teaching me how to be a lawyer.