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where's the lemonade here?

August 30, 2007

Just when I thought everything was settled…

I had decided that there was no way I was getting into my waitlisted class. So I went trolling for something else to take, and discovered an open section of Legislation. Hmmmm, I thought, I wonder how that would be? I asked a friend who said it was interesting enough—and full of cases I’ve already read—and decided I’d go ahead and add it to my schedule.

Then I needed at least one more hour to not fall behind, so I added a two-hour colloquium to round things out. Then I got really excited about the two-hour colloquium, and decided I’d definitely keep it on my schedule no matter what happened with my waitlisted class.

But I was still convinced I wasn’t going to get into my waitlisted class. So I started getting excited about Legislation. Everything about it seemed good—the topic is one I’ve got some experience in, the time was the same as my waitlisted class, so my schedule wouldn’t be messed up, and several of my friends are taking it.

And then I got into my waitlisted class.

Now I have two hours more on my schedule than I wanted, since I added that colloquium, which I am very excited about and will not be dropping. I am enrolled in a four-hour exam class instead of a three-hour exam class, and the professor has never taught this subject before. (He has good evaluations for his other classes, but still…)

Is it better for me to take a class on a topic I don’t know much about and that will be on the bar—and might provide some useful context for The Task—or a class that will be complementary to an area of law I enjoy and probably not all that strenuous? I’m waffling back and forth.

The worst part is, I can’t attend both to figure out which one I want to keep—not because they meet at the same time, but because one of them won’t be meeting for the first time until after the drop deadline.

I have NEVER had this much trouble in scheduling!

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  1. Jean
    August 31, 2007 at 6:53 am

    I’d take the class you’ll enjoy. You can learn the material from the other class when you study for the bar. I’d never heard of half the material until I started studying for the bar (yeah, I went to Yale), but you can pick it all up through bar review.

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