law talk tuesday: semester overview.

28 Jan

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.

Classes

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?

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Extracurriculars

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.

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One Response to “law talk tuesday: semester overview.”

  1. Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A. January 31, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

    Wow, that is #soLA but I bet it will be fun! You’ll have to share any juicy Reality TV legal gossip you get :)

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