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2.4 Selecting Third Year Classes

The third year provides an opportunity for J.D. students to complete outstanding degree requirements while also rounding out their knowledge of basic subject areas and to take classes in fields of special interest. It also should have distinct intellectual objectives, including

  1. Taking advanced classes in a field in which students have acquired some foundation in the second year;
  2. Taking classes that cut across subjects previously studied and emphasize the application of legal principles to concrete problems as they come to the lawyer in practice;
  3. and interdisciplinary studies that help give students a broad and critical appreciation of legal institutions and their development.