Let’s get this straight. Law school is a trade school. With that said, teach me practical shit that I can actually apply in the real working world. I’m tired of this academic bullshit where I should learn the histories and theoretical facts as to how some laws and procedures came to be. Fuck all that, if it’s law, it’s law. I don’t care how it came to be. If you want me to care or think it is that important for me to know, just tell me what it is and do not have me waste my fucking time researching and finding out what that shit is.
If, as a lawyer, I need to be able to go to court and do a suppression hearing to argue how to exclude certain things from coming into trial as evidence, teach me how to do that. Teach me what the rules are that I need to know and follow, what the steps are that I need to take, and what I need in my arguments and how I need to structure them. DO NOT have me waste my time researching how and why a suppression hearing to exclude evidence came to be. All of that is completely useless if I still don’t know how to do a suppression hearing.
If, as a lawyer, I need to be able to write a contract, teach me how to write a contract. DO NOT waste my whole semester by having me read about the different schools of thoughts on what the essence and concept of a contract is or should be. Teach me how to write a contract and how it works, practically.
I am motivated to become a dictator just so I can forcibly change the law school curricula so it can teach practical and useful skills, rather than garbage knowledge that no one, especially employers, care about.