ConLaw I as a First Year/First Semester course
paul-finkelman at UTULSA.EDU
Mon Jan 29 12:41:34 PST 2001
My take is that most first year students -- and Yale's students would probably be an exception -- cannot handle it very well.
Chapman Distinguished Professor
University of Tulsa College of Law
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paul-finkelman at utulsa.edu
"Dodd, Lynda G." wrote:
> Yale's first semester curriculum includes Con. Law. I know most places do
> not, but I don't see why it's harmful to include it then.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Paul Finkelman [SMTP:Paul-Finkelman at UTULSA.EDU]
> > Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2001 1:26 PM
> > To: CONLAWPROF at listserv.ucla.edu
> > Subject: Re: ConLaw I as a First Year/First Semester course
> > Tulsa does this as well: i do not like it, and feel I commit
> > constitutional
> > malpractice teaching it to first semester first year students. But we do
> > what we are told.
> > Paul Finkelman
> > Bill Funk wrote:
> > > We are going through one of the perennial reconsiderations of our first
> > > year law school curriculum. We currently include Con Law I -- the
> > > traditional Judicial Review, Separation of Powers, Federalism/Commerce
> > > Clause subjects -- in our first year/first semester curriculum. The
> > > theory was to use the course to bolster incoming students' weak
> > > background in the American legal/political system as part of their
> > > beginning of law studies.
> > > Some are questioning this theory/practice and have alleged that no other
> > > schools include Con Law in their first semester/first year curriculum.
> > > I would appreciate it if persons could tell me (off list please) when
> > > (if at all) their law schools require Con Law I.
> > > Thank you.
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