Wednesday, April 27, 2022

1L Elective

One of my favorite things about Loyola is that 1Ls get to take an elective in our second semester. While I know what I want to do with my law degree, it’s great for those who aren’t sure because they can take an elective early to help them decide what law career they want in the future. It’s also a great way for us to take classes that we are interested in and be able to learn some fun material. Because I didn’t do my best last semester, I am in the Law and Process. While I was definitely sad that I did not get to be in an elective I chose, Law and Process has been very interesting, and I love what I’m learning. 

In this class, we learn about privacy rights. We’ve just started studying paparazzi laws, and it is so cool to be learning about paparazzi in a city like Los Angeles. Also, with social media becoming more and more prevalent in our lives, it will be interesting to learn how our privacy rights may be affected by our online lives. On top of this, we also learn practical law school skills like notetaking, outlining, and how to answer both multiple choice and essay questions. We also have class discussions where we share what we may have done wrong in the first semester and how we can improve. It made me feel a lot better to know that I wasn’t alone in my struggles and have a whole class of people who were willing to share their experiences.

In the end, taking any elective is a great way to learn more about the law and law school outside of the first year. Even though I did choose to be in this elective, it has been a great way to find what I am interested in and learn about a field of law that I did not know about before. It has also helped me so much in learning how to do well in law school, and I know I will do better this midterm and finals season because of this class.