So, as we all know from my previous bitching, my schedule sucks for next semester. Four days starting at 8am, and only one class on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The only good part about it is the potential for a free Friday, but that depends on which elective I get. Here are my choices:
Windows on Health Law – I’ve heard good things about the prof, and considering how many health professionals I know, might not be a bad choice.
Lawyers and Business – The obvious choice. Or is it? I have an MBA, so one might think that would give me a leg up. But that also means a) I doubt I’d be the only one in there with any business experience and b) boring as all get out.
Gender, Law & Public Policy – ah, no.
Enforcing Environment Law – I have this prof this semester and “the devil you know…”. Besides, I’m somewhat interested in this area because I, well, I do like me some nature.
Melville and the Law – okay, how do I cross this one off the list harder than I already have? Melville??? Pftht.
Urban Development in NYC – this is an early front runner because we get to watch movies. And Rick Burn’s documentaries. And on top of that, since I haven’t entirely ruled out political aspirations, an urban development intro might not be a bad idear.
Power, Privilege, and Law – the description on this one says the class is mostly about class hierarchies and relationships. Pertinent, to be sure, but just not enough to really capture my attention for a semester.
So my job was to fill out a form ranking which three I liked the most, and they’d do the registerin’ part for us. My number one was pretty easy to pick. The New York class just spoke to me the loudest. We get to read Walt Whitman and F Scott Fitzgerald. We get to talk about the difference between NYC and Chicago. Excellent, one down.
Numbers two and three are more difficult. I go with the environmental law one for number two because I do like the professor and the description doesn’t look like there’ll be too much reading. For number three, I start to put down the business one, but just couldn’t bring myself to commit to talking about financial legal issues for a semester. If it were marketing, that would be an entirely different thing… but finance… ugh.
Believe it or not, I somehow slipped and my pen accidentally scratched what could be construed as “Melville and the Law” across slot number three. Yeah, I doubt it’s going to come to that, but re-reading the description, it actually sounded kind of interesting. As GOD AWFUL BORING as Melville is, the class is about the legal and historical ramifications on literature in general. I can deal with that for a few hours a week.
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