Hey, so this article idea came out of nowhere while I was working on some prerequisite reading for my third and final year of My Bachelors Degree in Law. I was stumped at how little some of my old associates have done over summer to prepare for their courses the following Autumn (Fall) when the term was set to begin. So I thought I would share 5 Subjects that I think are worth pursuing as an Extra Curricular…
Basic Anatomy and Physiology
This is one a must if you intend on studying any form of medical or malpractice law. It makes sense to know the proper procedure before you can sue others for using the wrong procedure.
HTML or Java Coding
Everything from Patent Law to Cybercrimes a basic understanding of standard coding is imperative. It also looks great on your CV.
Fine Arts or Literature
Networking can be a real pain in the behind. Especially when you’re bad at it. I have an accent and what has been described as a scary demeanour which makes my job at networking harder than it should be but that doesn’t mean that I don’t have the knowledge. I can bond with a potential boss or a client over everything from Van Gogh’s Starry Night to Jackson Pollock’s Reflection of the Big Dipper, Eighty Days around the world by Jules Verne and Alexandre Dumas’ Three Musketeers. Art and Books are both something universal, and definitely worth studying.
My taste in music is already a little crazy from 90’s grunge to Glen Miller and Louis Armstrong. Music is another universal thing that you really should dedicate some time to studying. There is also music playing at all of the many networking events that you’ll have to or want to attend during your tumultuous stint in Law School. When the conversation lacks just try “I like this song it reminds me of [fill in the blank] by [fill in the blank].”
A Foreign Language
So I have mentioned it before that I was studying an alternative language. I was doing it through the app Duolingo which I will link here. I had initially intended on studying German but it soon became apparent that its only used in Europe and my travel plans exceeded that so I switched my Linguistic energy to Spanish. This looks great on your CV and it opens up your job opportunities twofold.
I hope you like these extracurricular subjects worth pursuing, let me know in the comments down below if you can think of any others worth adding to the list.