I second O&G. I also enjoyed O&G tax, which is taught by Exxon tax attorneys.emkay625 wrote: ↑Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:36 pm"Must take" really has three facets to it. There are classes that are easy As. There are classes that are interesting/the professor is awesome. And then there are classes that are actually helpful.
Easy As: Any writing seminar. Just check the grade distributions. Trial advocacy is also an easy A if you actually do the reading. People complain about that course being a black box, it's not. Do the reading and the exam is easy.
Interesting/Awesome Professor: Professor Goode is great. Also loved Professor Jenks's writing semniar on international humanitarian law. It was actually interesting. Election Law is an interesting course as well that I actually loved attending each week.
Helpful: If you plan on practicing in Texas, take Oil and Gas. Sokolow's BA course is great and teaches you everything you need to know for the bar. Also the advanced legal writing classes are good because they actually serve as practice for what it's like being a lawyer.
FIT with Peroni was good, but not easy by any means.
Real Estate Transactions was a good course.
Take no other BA than Sokolow.
Texas Admin Law is an easy A, assuming he still gets it off the curve (as he has in the past), but not the world's most interesting course overall. That said, my final paper for that turned out to be really interesting just because of lucky timing (watch for Texas admin-law-related issues being discussed just before and after the November election).
If you don't have much business/accounting background at all, consider the accounting for lawyers course so that you're not completely lost when business issues come up later (which they do in all areas of law and types of practice).
You probably also want to take one of Bankruptcy or Secured Credit, but not necessarily both, unless you're headed in that direction.