How can you hone your skills for a law career? Join Michael Farris and his guest David McKennett to find out, today on Home School Heartbeat.
David, how did your coursework at Patrick Henry College help prepare you for law school?
Well, Constitutional Law of course helped me have a grounding in what sort of legal theory I was going to develop. So that was very useful, because that's one of the major problems in law school is just knowing what you think. It was also very useful at Patrick Henry because the course load is pretty heavy, so it prepares you in just having the ability to do that much work. The writing courses were also very usefulthe internships where you did a lot of writingbecause there's a lot of strenuous writing involved at law school also. Just the different general knowledge of politics and law that you can gain is invaluable for almost all of your classes.
David, did the internships that you had at PHC help you as well?
Absolutely. I had an internship with Judge Starr that was very useful for contacts, if nothing else, but also substantively I got to go to the Supreme Court; I got to listen to their moot courts for different things. It just gave me a whole perspective on how it really works in the real world that you almost don't even get until your, maybe, last year in law school, if in law school at all.
David, thank you so much for joining our show, and keep up the good work. We need more people like you who are joining the field of law. I'm Mike Farris.
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