|Monica Russell hits the books in her first week of law school.|
Tuesday, 06 September 2011 13:01 Written by Heather Gardiner
Monday, 05 September 2011 13:36 Written by Heather Gardiner
|Dean Philip Bryden of the University of Alberta Faculty of Law is a member of the common law degree implementation committee.|
Entering law school, you will find among your peers science majors, math wizards, human rights activists, corporate sharks, and many, many BA students. In order to appeal to everyone, and of course for other practical purposes, the first year is extremely broad. The 1L student is able to engage with the basic components of contract, tort, criminal, constitutional, and property law. At my law school, our schedules in first year are entirely circumscribed but for one elective course. It was compulsory to study topics from all areas of the bar and collect a year’s worth of general legal knowledge.