It is important to know what kind of law you want to practice. Sounds simple enough, but it can be difficult to decide what area you want to go into. The areas of law are endless, numerous claims can be brought and there is an infinite source of clientele. You also only get three years in law school to figure out what you might be good at and like practicing! This is further complicated when you have to meet certain requirements to graduate and if you want to take classes in order to help prepare you for the bar exam. So what is law student supposed to do? Once you are finished learning the basics of the law in your 1L year, you have the chance to get your feet wet in other specific types of law.
In your upperclassmen years, you get to choose electives that fit your interests so that you can learn about a type of law that you may want to practice. One of my electives in my 3L year was workers compensation. This course gave me an overview of workers’ compensation in general, however was tinted with Michigan law (as that is the state where my law school is located). Here is a quick overview of this course so you have a general understanding of workers’ compensation law before you take it.