Rules Governing Course Registration

Limits on Enrollment for JD Students

Full-Time Division

  • 16 credit maximum per semester, including non-law classes
  • 20 hours per week of employment maximum per semester

Part-Time Division

  • 11 credit maximum per semester

JD Degree Limitations for Students Who Entered Fall 2009 and Thereafter

  • Non-Law Credits
    • No more than 6 total non-law credits earned over all combined semesters may count towards your degree.
  • Supervised Independent Research Credits
    • No more than 2 Independent Supervised Research credits earned over all combined semesters may count toward your degree.
  • Journal, Moot Court, and Independent Supervised Research Credits
    • No more than 6 total Journal, Moot Court, and Independent Supervised Research credits earned over all combined semesters may count toward your degree.
  • Limits on Pass/Fail (PF/HPLF) credits
    • For students who entered fall 2009 and fall 2010, no more than 18 total pass/fail (PF/HPLF) credits (15 beyond the first year) earned over all combined semesters may count towards your degree.
    • For students who entered fall 2011 and fall 2012, no more than 16 total pass/fail (PF/HPLF) credits (15 beyond the first year) earned over all combined semesters may count towards your degree.
    • For students who entered fall 2013, no more than 16 total pass/fail (PF/HPLF) credits (16 beyond the first year) earned over all combined semesters may count towards your degree

Limits on Enrollment for LLM Students

LLM students need signature approval on their registration form from Graduate and International Programs to register in excess of 13 units.

Year-Long Courses

  • Appellate Clinic
  • Public Interest Law and Practice
  • Law Journal Comments and Board

Having enrolled in the fall section will automatically enroll you in the spring section as well. You must complete both semesters in order to receive credit and you will be graded only at the conclusion of the spring semester. A midterm examination in Public Interest Law and Practice will be administered in December, but that grade will not appear on grade reports or transcripts.

Contact:

Law School Registrar
Warren Hall, Room 202
Phone: (619) 260-4526
Fax: (619) 260-5961

Hours

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

Registration Days and During Exams
M - Th: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
F: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours
M - F: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.