Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My classes are theoretical

And I love it.
Big fancy schools like Harvard are criticized for this, but as I've mentioned before, we've been told that "We don't just want you to understand the law, we want you to understand why things are the way they are, and how they should be. You will be the ones who write the law of the future."

Anyway, so that's pretty cool. We spend a ton of time on cases, but integrated into those discussions are a lot of ideological underpinning kinds of stuff, like why we punish, what the aims of litigation are, how the system is stacked to favor certain actors even though the rules are set toward impartiality, etc. It's really, really fun.

If you are a nerd, of course.

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