The Blog Formerly Known as “Random Acts of Meanness” discusses course selection in law school:
Registration went OK. Now I'm in 8 a.m. admin law but I think I'm near the top of the waitlist for B.A. at 6:30 p.m. I think both classes will be immensely dull but I will probably take both eventually.
Administrative Law is not dull. Don't let this atypical incident fool you. Adlaw is complex, and confusing, perhaps frustrating, but endlessly fascinating. It's the only class I've taught continuously since I entered teaching and the only one that never gets boring. Well, Internet Law never gets boring either, but that's because it's a whole new subject every three years.
Administrative Law is applied constitutional law. It's the instantiation of our shared commitment to the almost impossible project of having an executive that both effective and yet controlled. That does what past Congresses commanded, yet adjusts to the times. That has the discretion to act, but not the ability to tyrannize. Nothing this difficult and important could be boring.
Every law student should take Adlaw — even if you have to take it from me. (For more course selection advice see my unofficial advice about course selection in law school.)