Information for Auditors

Individuals may request permission to audit courses at the School of Law.  An auditor is eligible to enroll in a specific class if there is sufficient room in the course, but will not receive law school credit for his or her attendance in the course. The final transcript for the auditor will show that the course was audited and was not taken for credit. Auditors are limited to accessing those services, activities and resources associated with auditing a course.

Attorney Auditors

If you are an attorney or graduate of an ABA-accredited law school and are interested in auditing a course at the School of Law, please review the following information.

  • Audit Process
    • Complete and sign the appropriate audit form
    • Obtain the professor’s signature on the audit form
    • Submit the audit form for review and approval by the Director of Graduate and International Programs in Warren Hall, Room 207
    • If approved, the auditor will be enrolled in the desired course on an audit basis
    • Auditors are limited to enrolling in one course per semester on an audit basis
  • Timeline and Deadlines
    • The deadline to enroll in a course as an auditor is the 10th day of the fall or spring semester, and the 5th day of the summer session
    • Auditors may audit courses only if there is sufficient room in the course, so an auditor may not know if auditing a specific course is possible until all credit-seeking students have had the opportunity to register for the course
  • Course Schedules and Descriptions
    • To view course schedules by semester, please visit the course search website. Once on the search page, select “Law” under the “Department” dropdown options to ensure that you are only viewing courses from the School of Law
    • Auditors are not eligible to enroll in certain courses, including but not limited to:
      • First-year courses (such as ContractsCriminal LawTorts, etc.);
      • Legal practice courses (such as Advanced Legal Writing);
      • Clinical courses, externships and internships;
      • Skills courses (designated with an "S" on the course schedule listing); and
      • Writing courses (designated with a “W” on the course schedule listing)
      • Course descriptions are also available on our website
  • Tuition and Fees
    • The cost to audit a course is $160.00 per credit
    • There is no financial assistance available for auditors
    • Tuition can be paid through the MySanDiego portal, or in person at the One Stop Center in the University Center, Room 126
    • Auditors must comply with all posted payment deadlines
  • Email Account, Parking Pass, ID Card, Etc.
    • Once an auditor has received approval to audit a course, he or she may create a MySanDiego account
    • Through the MySanDiego portal, an auditor can pay tuition, purchase a parking pass, and much more
    • ID cards may be obtained at Campus Card Services
    • An auditor is eligible to obtain student LexisNexis and Westlaw accounts at the Legal Research Center for use during his or her period of enrollment as an auditor
  • Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Credit
    • In some cases, an attorney attending a law school course as an auditor may be eligible to obtain MCLE credit
    • Information about eligibility for and calculation of MCLE credit for California attorneys must be obtained from the State Bar of California

Other Auditors

If you are not a graduate of an ABA-accredited law school, but wish to audit a course at the School of Law, you may be eligible to do so.

Before completing the Audit Process, a prospective auditor must first contact the Director of Graduate and International Programs with a written request for preliminary approval along with a current resume or curriculum vitae. Once the Director has granted preliminary approval, auditors may then proceed with the Audit Process as listed above.

The following information is applicable to non-attorney auditors who are approved to audit a course at the School of Law:

Contact Information

If you have additional questions about auditing a course at the School of Law, please contact Graduate and International Programs.

Contact:

Graduate and International Programs
Warren Hall, Room 207
Phone: (619) 260-4596
Fax: (619) 260-4515

Hours

M, T, Th, F: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
W: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.