Course Registration for First-Year Law Students
First year students do not have to register for classes in the fall; the Registrar’s Office will enroll first-year students in courses by section (Section 1, Section 2, Section 3, Section 4, Section 5, and Section 6). All first year students are required to take: Civil Procedure, Torts, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Contracts, and Legal Practice Skills (a yearlong course), as well as a regulatory elective and a general elective, taken in the spring. Students are required to register for spring courses during advance registration (in November). More information on spring registration is forthcoming.
First year students will have the opportunity to request enrollment in two spring electives. Students choose one course from the regulatory elective group and one course from the general elective group. The Registrar’s Office will enroll you in your required spring courses (Constitutional Law, Criminal Law/Torts, and Legal Practice Skills).
This spring, the Regulatory and General Elective courses include -
|First-Year Regulatory Electives (choose one):|
|Administrative Law - 1L|
|Land Use Law|
|First-Year General Electives (choose one):|
Gender and the Law
Intro to Intellectual Property Law and Policy
|Intro to Philosophy of Law|
|Intro to US Privacy Law: the Lens of Race|
|Law and Inequality|
|Law and Society in Japan|
Resources for Reviewing the Curriculum
- 1L Block Schedules: Fall 2020 (with rooms)/ Spring 2021
- Course/Seminar/Clinic/Co-Curricular Listing - each term is tabbed at the bottom of the excel spreadsheet; first-year courses are listed at the top of the spreadsheet.
- Academic Advising Resources: Curricular Compass and other resources on navigating the course selection process and planning of your legal education.
- Course Finder: a tool to search and review the curriculum; review course descriptions, course concentration areas, and skills training options.
- Course Evaluations: Course evaluations are available through MyCourses. Please note that evaluations for 1L required courses are not available online.
- Advance Registration Instructions: for upper-level (2L, 3L and LLM) students. You may find this information helpful when making your spring elective course requests.
- Exam Schedules & Policies and Procedures