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Friday, May 09, 2008

Truly Useful Law School Courses

As a faculty advisor, one of my jobs is to approve the courses my first-years plan to take next fall. Law students are fairly conservative and risk-averse in their choices, so usually I see the standard set of courses:  Evidence, Bus. Org., Crim Pro, Admin, and the like.  But the fabulous E. Noakes of McSweeney's has provided a list of *truly* useful courses that law schools should offer:

Classes My Top-Tier Law School Should Have Offered as Warnings About the Profession.

Cutting and Pasting Legal Lingo

Explaining Business Associations to the People Who Are Running Them

4 A.M. Word Processing and the Law

Ethics of Conspicuous Consumption

Forwarding E-mails: Theory and Practice: Seminar

Arbitrary-Deadline Negotiation Strategies

Crying Quietly: Clinic

Jeans-Friday Advocacy Workshop

Cutting and Pasting II: Plural to Singular


I'd like to add a few of my own:

Document Production:  Theory and Practice

Windowless Document Warehouses--Practicum

and for the public-interest minded:

Finance and the Law:  When Salary Doesn't Even Cover Loan Repayment

Cross-posted at The Faculty Lounge.

Posted by Laura I Appleman on May 9, 2008 at 03:40 PM in Life of Law Schools | Permalink


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