Wednesday, May 19, 2021

1L Elective

Welcome back Jury of Peers!

This week, I have the pleasure of talking about my first-year elective. Let’s go!

After a trying first semester of law school, spring semester held both promise and intrigue as we now added an elective course to our schedule. The beauty about first-year electives is that you typically get to choose, from a wide-range of classes, a practice area that sparks your interest. And if you have no clue what to choose, have no fear because in the weeks following your selection, the elective professors host a panel discussing the elective in more detail. I highly recommend attending these panels, as they give you great insight into what the elective course looks like, and it give the professors a chance to introduce themselves.

My first-year elective is privacy torts, and although it wasn’t my first choice, I am really enjoying the semester so far. In my opinion, what makes or breaks any class in law school is the professor. Luckily, every professor I’ve had thus far has truly been phenomenal. The professor of a class is definitely something to consider when selecting your first-year elective because after all, you’ll be spending a whole semester with this person. Lucky for you, Loyola is full of amazing and brilliant professors, so I don’t think you can go wrong.

As for me, I am very happy to be enrolled in privacy torts. Not only is this class taught by a wonderful professor, but the content is incredibly fascinating, especially living in Los Angeles where the media and paparazzi are so prevalent. Even if you don’t get the elective course you desired, you still have the opportunity to learn and explore a new practice area. And you never know, you may end up loving it! In all honesty, I never had any desire to study privacy laws but now, half a semester in, it’s my favorite class. I guess what I’m trying to say is don’t be discouraged if things don’t go as planned. You may find something that interests you where you least expect it.

That’s all for this week! Thank you for the read.

Until next time,