ABA Journal: Evidence is the most useful elective law school course, according to an email survey of George Washington University law school alumni.

The school asked about 13,500 alumni to list their most useful elective courses and the courses they wish they had taken, report the Volokh Conspiracy and the Wall Street Journal Law Blog. There were 576 responses to the January survey (PDF), according to a summary (PDF).

The top five most useful electives identified by alumni were:

1) Evidence (156 votes)

2) Administrative law (120 votes)

3) Corporations (105 votes)

4) Trial advocacy (71 votes)

5) Federal income tax (47 votes)

The top courses alumni wish they had taken were