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Intersession FAQ

  1. What is the intersession? It’s a one-week intensive class where you have the opportunity to complete one credit of work in the week between Wednesday January 5, 2022 and Tuesday January 11, 2022. Classes will meet for 2.5 hours each day for one week; the total amount of work for the course (in-class and out) is expected to be 42.5 hours.
  2. Do I have to do intersession? No.
  3. Is there additional tuition for intersession? No
  4. How are the credits reported? The credits are reported on the spring semester transcript. They do not, however count against your spring semester credit cap.
  5. Do the intersession credits count against my spring semester credit cap? No; because the intersession classes end before the start of the regular spring semester classes, the intersessions do not count against the spring semester credit cap of 18 credits.
  6. What courses are available? View the list of upcoming classes.
  7. Can 1Ls take intersession courses? 1Ls should check the course descriptions for pre-requisites. If you see a spring semester course (i.e., Civil Procedure) listed as a pre-requisite, you may not take that intersession class. If the course description has a fall course pre-requisite (i.e., Contracts) or no pre-requisite listed, you may take that course.
  8. Are the intersession courses remote or in-person? Some are in-person, some are remote. Course descriptions indicate.
  9. Is there a final exam? Check the course description.
  10. Are the intersession courses subject to the curve? Yes, the intersession courses are regular, one-credit classes just on a condensed schedule. Because they are one-credit classes, those courses that would be subject to the curve if offered in the traditional fall or spring semester are subject to the curve in intersession.
  11. Do any of the intersession courses fulfill graduation requirements like International, Writing, Upper Level Writing (ULW), or Experiential? Check the Course Description.
  12. Can I take an intersession course satisfactory/unsatisfactory? If the intersession course is offered for a grade, you may elect satisfactory/unsatisfactory pursuant to the law school’s policy. You do not get an extra S/U election, however. This will count against your total S/U elections.
  13. When will I know my grade? Due to University policies beyond the law school’s control, you will not know the grade immediately after the intersession but will know the grade before the end of the spring semester. An exact date is not known at this time.
  14. What is the attendance policy? You must attend each class to receive credit for intersession courses.
  15. Who will be teaching the intersession courses? More details are available in the course listings and descriptions and the biographies of the faculty are also linked from the course.
  16. When is the add/drop period for intersession courses? Because you must attend all sessions of the intersession course to get credit, the course should be added prior to the first class meeting. If you decide that you do not want to take an intersession course, you must drop the course after the first meeting session.