Law School in a Nutshell


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INSTRUCTOR: Angie Puentes-Leon

SECTION: U30

SCHEDULE: Wednesday 10:00AM – 12:30PM

Course Description

This course is ideal for undergraduate students who aspire to pursue a career in law as it provides a basis and background for what it will take to succeed in law school. The class is welcoming in its atmosphere and diverse in its structure. Some days you will take notes and listen to detailed lectures on Torts, Civil procedure, Contracts, Property or other first year law school classes. Other days you will hear from an array of guest speakers, which mostly consists of practicing lawyers with sincere and high quality advice. This course allows for questions and flows dynamically according to what the students need to know the most. Sometimes the hard truths of the legal profession are broached, and while some students who were on the fence about law school may opt out, this is ultimately a good thing because the class really shows you whether you are a good fit or not. For those students who decide to continue with a career in law, the class will serve as a solid basis of the basic structure and skills needed to excel in law school and a life after law school, including the many career paths available for law school graduates.

Students will learn to:

  • Have competence in the legal writing style
  • Have basic knowledge in all first-year law school subjects
  • Have an orientation towards the fields of law in which to practice
  • Know the structure and procedures of the American legal system, including by first-hand experience, through courtroom observation
  • Most importantly, students will be more informed on whether or not law school is the right path for them