By now, I have attended the first lecture for each of the modules that I am taking this year – Criminal, Land, Company, Family and Administrative Law. So, this is my general round-up of each of the classes.
The only class that I am unlikely to enjoy is Land Law, mainly due to the lecturer – she’s kinda boring. Plus, the subject seems to be quite technical in nature. The main statute itself – National Land Code – is a 1-inch thick volume. I don’t even want to imagine the number of cases that I will have to go thru.
The class that I don’t think I’ll be able to learn much from is Family Law. The lecturer is fairly open minded and constantly cracks dirty jokes in class (a certain Dr Irene Tan would be appalled). As a result, the class is quite lively but it leaves little time for any deep analysis of the Law. However, from my preliminary study of the subject, Family Law is not very deep.
It’s certainly not as wide as Administrative Law, which is the other class that I don’t think I’ll be able to learn much from. The lecturer is very passionate and has an axe to grind with our present government for almost six-decades of bad law. However, the subject is extremely interesting as public interest litigation features prominently in it.
Both Criminal Law and Company Law classes are fairly well structured (the latter more so). They’re being delivered like a typical academic law lecture – outline, objectives, legislation, cases. As a result, I think that the classes are going to be the easiest ones to stomach this year. The law itself also seems to be fairly straight-forward so far.
So there. I hope that I will be able to equal or better my performance last year. This would require substantively more work on my part. None of these subjects are going to be a walk in the park!