Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Why would I recommend this course? Aside from the fact that it is a BA major pre-requisite class, I believe the class is genuinely enjoyable. The instructor, Tim, is enthusiastic and passionate about law, and thinks from a perspective of any average person. This is helpful to students not familiar to law, because that's how we students would think, on average. This makes it not only memorable, but also consistently engaging. You are learning in the classroom, and outside the classroom as you encounter law, daily.
One of the few things I really have taken from the class is the ability to understand contracts. I think most people are quite daunted by contracts. So much "fine print" and "sign here, sign there" and words, words, words. That was myself, as well! However, after completing this course, I am no longer afraid of having to read a contract. In fact, I know what I can and can't get away with. More importantly, with any product I purchase or use I know what THEY (the producers) can and can't get away with. More power to me. Plus, it is impressive to my friends! ;)
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Advice for students:
Tim LOVES cases. In fact, I love them too, now. I would study these. Really understand the cases. Sounds tough, but they are all basically tiny little stories. Pretty fun! Also, I would read. Sound cliche, but it's true! The reading seems like a lot, but when you look at it, it's well organized, and there's not too much info for each "segment" of the reading. Plus, it is interesting! So all-in-all read, and study cases. MOST IMPORTANTLY, engage in the class. This can be as simple as "Hey Tim, what did you mean by that?" or as enthusiastic as "Tim, can we run a simulation of a courtroom experience?" HAVE FUN!