Key Course Recommendations in General Discussion Posted Thursday at 06:03 PM I'd recommend taking admin law, if you're interested in litigation. I did some tribunal stuff in law school. I worked on cases before taking admin law and after taking it. It was easier after I'd taken it. Just having the full framework for procedural fairness issues in my head made me better at spotting them quickly. And understanding the conceptual underpinnings for the administrative state helped me with my reasonableness analyses. Reasonableness is a slippery concept. Especially if you're usually in the criminal courts or doing civil litigation, it's hard to get your head around what evidence is acceptable, what inferences are permitted, and what quality of reasons are required in the administrative setting. Knowing the different competing principles through the history of the administrative state has been useful. And surveying a lot of different cases from a variety of fora has helped me understand where the goalposts are, and figure out how to strike the right balance as an advocate. So I mean it's an area of law you can self-teach. But at least for me, I know I'm better at judicial reviews and tribunal work, because I took admin law. It was a worthwhile investment, and has been one of the more valuable courses for practice. Also, I agree that you should take evidence if you're interested in litigation. I don't think any explanation is necessary there.