Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Take Law School Courses Which Make You Interesting to an Employer

In an unpredictable economy, it generally is a good idea to take law school courses which are interesting to employers and which make you stand out from the pack. Here are three courses which might fit your career goals.

Corporate compliance (ensuring that employees of a company comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations) is a hot issue today and many large corporations seek JDs to keep them out of trouble. It also is an interesting alternative to the traditional practice of law. If this interests you, you might want to check out a new course, Corporate Governance & Compliance (2 credits, W 8:20-10:00 p.m.).

Many of today’s successful high tech companies started out in garages during downturns in the economy. Even small companies need legal advice. This might be the perfect time to consider taking the course, Garage to IPO (2 credits, M 6:30-8:10 p.m.), which explores the legal and business issues involved in bringing a high-tech business plan from idea to initial public offering.

Special Education Law is a niche practice that is growing by leaps and bounds. Every school district needs representation, and special education students (and their families) often have to fight school districts to obtain the education to which they are entitled. If this practice area interests you, you might consider taking Special Education Law (2 credits, Th 4:35-6:15 p.m.).

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