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April 5, 2010

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Law school revises curriculum

Emory Law's class of 2013 will see changes in their first-year curriculum. The faculty approved a new required first-year course in legislation and regulation and the creation of an elective course option during the second semester.

“The legal profession has changed in innumerable ways over the past few years,” says Dean David Partlett. “At Emory Law, we saw the need to pursue curricular reforms that would better position our students in this new marketplace and better prepare them to make an immediate impact in the practice of law upon graduating.”

The new legislation and regulation course introduces first-year students to the central role of legislatures and administrative agencies in the practice of law today. The first-year elective option is designed to give students the option to explore possible areas of legal interest or get a head start on a specific area of interest.

Other changes to the first year include the reduction of civil procedure from a two-semester, six-credit-hour offering to a one-semester, four-credit-hour course.

Changes to the upper-level curriculum are also under consideration.

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