I'm a first year law student in L.A...I just finished up my last exam and perhaps the fact that I think I botched it is pushing me to think more critically about my career plans. I actually like law school, especially research and writing, but I can't stop thinking about whether I would have been better off in a planning program every time I walk past the policy school on campus. My question is, what is planning school really like?
I minored in urban studies and planning in UG and I really liked the "studies" part, but I can't say I took many hands-on planning classes besides a land use planning class that focused on general plans. What kind of skills are important in planning? Is a design background important?
Any guidance will be helpful. I can take a few planning courses for credit next year, but I have to make a case that the courses will be beneficial in some concrete way. So any tips on what classes might fit into that category would also be appreciated. Thanks!