pany1985 wrote:I was out in Cali for a weeklong vacation and did a campus visit while I was there. Everything's new (obviously) and I had a nice discussion with Ms. Ortiz for about an hour. I got a sneak peak at the first year curriculum, which she said is being mailed out as part of a larger packet to all the admitted students. I haven't actually recieved mine yet, but I assume it's in the mail by this point. There aren't actually "Torts" or "Contracts" classes, but classes that emphasize analytical skills as they apply to various parts of law... so basically it seems like the standard classes, just with a different focus and different names. I'm not sure if this was already determined for sure, but Chemerinsky is indeed teaching the ConLaw equivalent course. If it wasn't for the distance I think it'd be a no-brainer.
I got it in the mail over the weekend, looks really exciting! The courses had different names instead of just "Torts", "Contracts", etc... but in the description of the courses it had those words in bold font, probably to show that the subject matter will still focus on the traditional law school topics. Another cool thing in the letter is that each law student will be assigned an attorney mentor and a requirement will be to spend time with our mentor and watch them at work.