Courses Requiring Approval

Approval Forms

Clinic Registration

Students who wish to enroll in a Legal Clinic must follow the procedures outlined on the Clinic Information web page. The Office of the Law School Registrar cannot put you into a clinical class without a signed authorization form from the appropriate clinic professor.

Center for Public Interest Law/Children's Advocacy Institute Registration

Students who wish to enroll in any of the following clinics must follow the procedures outlined by the Center for Public Interest Law/Children's Advocacy Institute:

  • Public Interest Law and Practice
  • Public Interest Clinic
  • Energy Law and Policy Clinic
  • Child Advocacy Clinic

Internship and Externship Information

  • Judicial Internship Registration
    Students who wish to enroll in a Judicial Internship must submit a signed permission slip from Professor Horton with their registration forms.
  • Other Internship and Externship Approval
    Students who wish to enroll in an Agency Internship or Externship; Corporate Counsel Internship; or Sports, Entertainment and IP Internship should contact Lizzette Herrera Castellanos in the Office of Law Career Services for approval. 

Moot Court and Mock Trial Registration

Students who wish to enroll in Moot Court or Mock Trial for credit must submit a signed approval form from Professor Agcaoili or Professor DiGiacco respectively. Please see Haley Shumaker, Assistant Director for Advocacy Programs, to obtain an approval form.

LLM Tax Courses

JD students who wish to enroll in advanced tax courses from the LLM in Taxation curriculum must secure the approval of Graduate and International Programs. The Office of the Law School Registrar cannot register you for an advanced tax course unless you have a signed approval form. Instructions are provided on the form. Academic advising is available from Graduate and International Programs (Warren Hall 207) for all JD students interested in taking advanced tax courses. Additional information is available on the JD Student Registration for Advanced Tax Courses web page.

Law Journal Registration

Students who wish to enroll for credit for law journals must submit to the Office of the Law School Registrar a signed permission slip from the full-time professor awarding the academic credit. The deadline for receipt of the approved forms is the 10th day of the semester. Credit for either a comment or editing (Law Review only) is considered a year–long endeavor. You can divide up the hours of credit between fall and spring semesters only as indicated on the permission form. Signing up for fall will automatically sign you up for spring. It is essential to complete all work, including rewrites, in time to be graded in Spring. Failure to do so will result in your retroactive withdrawal from the law journal unit(s). If this happens, you will not be eligible for a refund for those credits, and you may face consequences in terms of the accumulation of academic credits toward graduation.

Supervised Independent Research Registration

Students who wish to enroll for Supervised Independent Research credit must submit to the Office of the Law School Registrar a signed permission slip from the full-time professor awarding the academic credit. Forms are available in the Office of the Law School Registrar. Approved forms are due in the Office of the Law School Registrar by the 10th day of the semester. Please note that your professor must turn in certification of your completed work no later than the date that final exam grades are due. It is essential to complete all work, including rewrites, sufficiently early to allow for evaluation of your work. Failure to do so will result in your retroactive withdrawal from the unit(s). If this happens, you will not be eligible for a refund for those credits, and you may face consequences in terms of the accumulation of academic credits toward graduation.

For questions about this page, please contact the Office of Records and Registrar.

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