It’s a new semester, so that means I should have law-related things to talk about at least once a week, so I’m reviving the Law Talk Tuesday portion of this blog. (I meant to do it two weeks ago, but…#3LProblems). I thought I’d kick off this segment with an overview of what I’m up to this semester. I’m half-way through week 3 and I can already say this semester is way better than
the worst semester of law school last semester.
I’m taking four classes this semester — two bar courses, and two fun electives. Here’s the breakdown:
- Business Associations (also known as “Biz Ass”). I was not looking forward to taking this class, mostly due to the fact that business/corporate things like “securities” and “mergers” make no sense to me, at least on first glance. So far, the class is interesting and not as crazy convoluted as I had worried. We’re finishing up a segment on agency law now and I don’t hate it. Also, the way our professor repeatedly asks “so far, so good?” and uses muppet characters as hypos is super endearing.
- Remedies Ah, the classic 3L, pre-bar course. Although a lot of Remedies is a review of torts and contracts, I am enjoying this class. Sure, you might ask how a whole semester can be devoted to a concept of “what does the Plaintiff get if they win?” but it is a nice and welcome review. I am also obsessed with my professor. He interrupts lectures to ask us trivia questions, movie quotes, and to show us photos from his days as a high school girls’ basketball coach. Just yesterday in class he stopped his lecture to tell my friend Ben that the fist-bump he offered another classmate when she got a question right was insufficient. Love when professors make it fun.
- Sports Law This is another fun one so far. We meet once a week and have covered spectator injuries (i.e. foul balls) and participant injuries. In some ways, this is a torts review course, but we will also cover concepts like anti-trust and employment. I also like that this course keeps me up to date in the sports world.
- Reality TV and New Media Production and Distribution I know, I know…could I be more LA? I could not leave law school without taking this class from the name alone. I don’t plan to go into entertainment, nor do I plan to be a transactional attorney, so this one is just for fun. Oh, and we may or may not get a field trip to see a live taping of The Voice at the end of the semester.
Worth it just to see this guy… #amiright?
I’m finally taking a chill pill and toning down my law school extra-curriculars. I figure I better use my free time to focus on my true passions, i.e. spin-instructor-ing, running, and Back on My Feet. But with that said, I’m still involved in a couple of things:
- Research Assistant. I’m still an RA for my favorite professor. He’s writing a couple of law review articles dealing with DNA collection of juvenile offenders, and I’m helping him with some discrete research assignments. It’s cool to learn a little bit more about the topic and to gain that experience.
- Entertainment & Sports Law Review Editor. I’m not the biggest fan of the law review/journal experience. Sure, it’s a necessary evil (because jobs), but the experience itself hasn’t been particularly enlightening or rewarding. That said, I’m minimally involved as a Research Editor for my journal.
Anyway, that about sums up what I have going on this semester — if anything changes I’m sure it’ll come up on a future #LTT.
Law students — fav law school class? Why?