Choosing the Best Elective Courses in Law School

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Several students recently offered their thoughts about the elective courses they've taken in law school that were either unusually interesting or likely to improve their daily practice skills in the future.

Sara McCuistion, a second-year student at the University of Texas Law School, said she found her elective course Comparative Constitutional Law to be particularly interesting and rewarding. Taught by a visiting German professor, the course examined the ''comparative method'' and introduced students to the debate as to whether it's possible to meaningfully compare and contrast the constitutions of countries with highly varied histories and cultural climates. Ms. McCuistion said the class spent most of its time examining the differences between the constitutions of France, Germany, South Africa, and England. In addition to broadening her ''world view,'' Ms. McCuistion said the class provided a ''great exercise in applying international law using constitutional law instead of case law.'' She said she also gained new insights into other countries' unique challenges by taking this course.

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