This class was tough.
The professor is highly knowledgeable of the subject and is willing to help students to understand material. The format of the class truly feels like upper class, in which students are allowed to exercise their independent on finishing the three assignments throughout the course. The three assignments are multiple page assignments regarding the judicial system, assignments a student needs to devote appropriate amount of time to each in order to complete the assignment accordingly.
Learning about the judicial system on a federal level and state level, understanding the processes needed to get from one level in the system to the next. Learning about the state level judicial system was more of a self learning experience, with one of the assignments focusing on the topic, helping establish useful research skills as well and how to organize material into a comprehensive paper.
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Advice for students:
In order to succeed in the course there needs to be an organization of readings and assignments for the semester, establish a reading calendar for the semester which is to help complete all readings for the semester. Set aside enough time for each writing assignment and ensure readings are done prior to assignments. Attending class is very helpful as well as the professor's lectures are full of knowledge regarding topics.