Registration Guidelines

  • The registration appointment period for fall 2024 will begin on March 22 for veteran students and on March 25 for all other students. The first two weeks of registration is the appointment period (March 25 - April 5).  After that, open enrollment (add/drop) begins on April 6, and continues through the end of the first week of class in August.   

    The University Registrar assigns each student an appointment. Once your appointment time arrives, you can register for courses, and adjust your schedule, 24/7, anytime PeopleSoft is available.  You DO NOT need to wait for the open enrollment period to adjust your schedule.

Open enrollment will begin on Saturday, April 6, 2024, and end on Friday, August 23, 2024. During open enrollment, all courses except for those requiring departmental consent will be open to all Law students for self-enrollment for the remainder of the enrollment period. Please note that the Law School's add/drop ends at the end of the first week of class which is before the University's add/drop period ends.

With self-enrollment, you will know immediately after you submit your selections whether or not you have been placed in a course. 

Below is information you will need to know in order to register for courses. Please check the course lists frequently for updates to the curriculum during registration and prior to the start of the term. Please review the materials and familiarize yourself with the information so you are prepared to register for courses once your appointment time has arrived. There is no formal training for self-enrollment.  Therefore, you should make sure you have reviewed and fully understand all the materials and procedures discussed below before registration begins.  Please read all the information on this page before you proceed to review the University documents.

After you have selected your courses and completed your Enrollment Worksheet you will be ready to self-enroll for classes.

Steps to Enrolling »

Open Enrollment

On Saturday, April 6, the registration appointment times have ended and for the remainder of the registration period which runs through the end of the first week of classes in the spring(anytime of the day or night when the system is available), students can adjust their schedules and add any open course or drop any course (except those requiring department consent or a permision number). 

Credit Limits

A Law student may register for up to but no more than 18 credits.  The University’s standard 15-credit limit for graduate level students does not apply to Law students. To insure that they stay within the 18-credit limit, students should take into account those courses for which they cannot self register (i.e., Journal credits, Independent Study credits, Moot Court credits).  ABA guidelines prohibit students from enrolling in more than 18 credits of coursework per semester, and the Deans’ Office has no authority to grant exceptions. 

Credits for non-law courses that WILL count toward the JD degree WILL count towards the 18-credit limit.  Credits for non-law courses that will NOT count towards the JD degree WILL NOT count towards the limit.

In the case of joint degree students who are primary registered in the Law School during a semester, the 18-credit limit will be applied to (i) all law courses, (ii) any non-law courses that are specifically counted toward the JD degree (e.g., non-law courses taken to satisfy the requirements of a Law School certificate program), and (iii) any courses specifically required to be taken by the joint degree partner school as part of its degree program. Non-law elective courses taken to satisfy the degree requirements of the joint degree partner school will NOT count toward the 18-credit limit. For this purpose, non-law elective courses include courses taken to satisfy a joint degree partner school requirement that students take a certain number of credits or courses from among a range of different courses (as opposed to being required to take a certain, specifically identified course).

Course Types

Courses in the Law School inventory are indentified as one of the following:

Limited Enrollment: Third-Year priority

Core Courses: Second-Year priority.  Core courses include Business Organizations, Criminal Procedure, Estates & Trusts, Evidence, and Federal Income Tax.

General Enrollment: Open to ALL registering students with no priority

Departmental Consent: Courses that require special permission for enrollment; a permission number (see below) for registration must be obtained from the Law School Registrar’s Office.

Departmental Consent Courses »