When to Register

First-Year Students

Read related important information on tuition, fees and financial aid:

Financial Aid

USD School of Law administers a variety of federal, state and institutional programs. These include Federal Stafford loans, Graduate PLUS Loans, private loans and Federal Work Study employment programs. If you anticipate needing student loans for the Fall term, but have not yet applied, or have not yet received an offer of financial assistance, please contact the Financial Aid Office via email at lawaid@sandiego.edu, or by phone at (619) 260-4570 as soon as possible.

Online Registration Support

If you are experiencing technical difficulty please contact the ITS Help Desk via email at help@sandiego.edu, or by phone at (619) 260–7900. If you are experiencing issues with pre–requisites or other non–technical registration matters, please contact the Office of the Law School Registrar via email at lawreg@sandiego.edu, or by phone at (619) 260-4526.

Your Spring schedule will be determined for you, as you do not yet have access to online registration. Please look for your schedule in MySanDiego on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

Read related important information on tuition, fees and financial aid:

NOTE: We cannot process the registration of anyone on whom the Office of Student Accounts has placed a financial hold. Please make sure your account is in balance by:

  1. logging in to MySanDiego,
  2. navigating to the "Law Student" page, and
  3. scrolling down to the "Registration Tools" channel (middle column) and clicking on "Registration Status" to see if there are any holds on your account.

Registration is not complete until tuition is cleared in Student Accounts. Registrations completed after the payment deadline will incur a $150 late fee. The payment deadline for all students is 5 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018.

Online Registration Support

If you are experiencing technical difficulty please contact the ITS Help Desk via email at help@sandiego.edu, or by phone at (619) 260–7900. If you are experiencing issues with pre–requisites or other non–technical registration matters, please contact the Office of the Law School Registrar via email at lawreg@sandiego.edu, or by phone at (619) 260-4526.

Continuing Students

Registration for all continuing law students has been scheduled as follows:

  • Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7 a.m.
    • All JD students who will be in the part-time program
    • All LLM and MSLS students
  • Monday, April 3, 2017 at 7 a.m.
    • All rising 3L JD students who will be in the full-time program
  • Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7 a.m.
    • All rising 2L JD students who will be in the full-time program

Students should log into MySanDiego no later than 6:45 a.m. Registration begins promptly at 7 a.m.

Online registration for Fall 2017 courses will be unavailable between Wednesday, April 26 at 11:59 p.m. and Monday, May 15 at 12:01 a.m. to observe the Spring 2017 final exam period.

Additional Information

Registration Tips

  • View the Course Schedule to see all the necessary course information. 
  • Make special note of the "CRN" number. This is the Course Reference Number. This is the code you will use to register online for courses.
  • Online registration occurs in  MySanDiego (BANNER).
    1. Navigate to the"Law Student" page
    2. Under "Registration Tools" select "New Add/Drop Registration"
  • Technical Support. For support regarding registration please contact the ITS Help Desk via email at  help@sandiego.edu or by phone at (619) 260–7900.
  • Check your USD email account frequently if you are on a wait list so that you do not run the risk of missing your 24-hour email notification when a seat becomes available. The moment a student drops, a space opens for another student and everyone else moves up on the wait list. If you drop in error, your only option is to add yourself to the end of the wait list, if the wait list is still open.

Online Registration Support

If you are experiencing technical difficulty please contact the ITS Help Desk via email at help@sandiego.edu, or by phone at (619) 260–7900. If you are experiencing issues with pre–requisites or other non–technical registration matters, please contact the Office of the Law School Registrar via email at lawreg@sandiego.edu, or by phone at (619) 260-4526.

Registration for all continuing law students has been scheduled as follows:

  • Friday, October 27 at 7 a.m.
    • All upper division JD students in the Part-Time Program
    • All LLM students
    • All MS in Legal Studies students
  • Monday, October 30 at 7 a.m.
    • All 3L JD students in the Full-Time Program
  • Thursday, November 2 at 7 a.m.
    • All 2L JD students in the Full-Time Program
    • All visiting students

Students should log into MySanDiego no later than 6:45 a.m. Registration begins promptly at 7 a.m. Registration will occur on a first-come, first-served basis on the above dates and times for each appropriate group of students.

Online registration for Spring 2018 courses will be unavailable between December 1 at 11:59 p.m. and December 19 at 12:01 a.m. to observe the Fall 2017 final exam period.

Please be sure to review the Rules Governing Course Registration and the rules that apply to JD students who wish to take LLMT courses.

As you begin the course registration process, you may notice that some classes have Reserved Seating Restrictions. Please note that all Reserved Seating Restrictions will be released on Thursday, January 4, 2018 by noon.

First-Year Law Students

Your Spring schedule will be determined for you, as you do not yet have access to online registration. Please look for your Spring schedule in MySanDiego on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

Additional Information

Registration Tips

  • Online registration occurs in MySanDiego (BANNER).
    1. Navigate to the"Law Student" page
    2. Under "Registration Tools" select "Look Up Classes" Make special note of the "CRN" number - this is the code you will use to register online for courses.
  • Registration Errors appear near the bottom of the screen. You will have to scroll down the screen to see them.
  • Technical Support. For support regarding registration please contact the ITS Help Desk via email at help@sandiego.edu or by phone at (619) 260–7900.
  • Check your USD email account frequently if you are on a waitlist so that you do not run the risk of missing your 24-hour email notification when a seat becomes available. Notification messages are only sent to your USD email account (name@sandiego.edu. Use extra caution when dropping classes with wait lists. The moment you drop, a space opens for another student and everyone else moves up on the wait list. If you drop in error, your only option is to add yourself to the end of the wait list, if the wait list is still open.

Online Registration Support

If you are experiencing technical difficulty please contact the ITS Help Desk via email at help@sandiego.edu, or by phone at (619) 260–7900. If you are experiencing issues with pre–requisites or other non–technical registration matters, please contact the Office of the Law School Registrar via email at lawreg@sandiego.edu, or by phone at (619) 260-4526.

USD Law—Summer San Diego

Summer Web Registration for San Diego courses will occur through MySanDiego on a first come, first served basis beginning on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

  • Web Registration Instructions
  • Web Registration for Summer courses will be unavailable between Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 12 a.m. and Sunday, May 14 , 2017 at 11:59 p.m. to observe the Spring 2017 final exam period.

LLM and MSLS students only: All LLM and MSLS students must meet with Assistant Director of Graduate and International Programs Saviz Fallahian prior to registering for classes. Please contact Graduate and International Programs at (619) 260-7584 or lawgradprograms@sandiego.edu to schedule an appointment.

Courses and clinics with insufficient enrollment by June 1, 2017 are subject to cancellation.

USD Law—Summer Agency Externships

Field Placement Program externships for 1-4 credits will be available at various starting and stopping dates during the summer. Students interested in summer agency externships should refer to the Field Placement site for detailed information.  Contact lawcareers@sandiego.edu with any questions. 

USD Law—Legal Clinic Internships

Internships for 1-4 credits are available during the summer. Students interested should refer to the Legal Clinic Application site for detailed application information. Contact (619) 260-7640 or Eric Austin with any questions. 

USD Law—Summer Study Abroad

To register for a Summer Study Abroad course, you must first apply to the Summer Study Abroad program of your choice. If admitted to the program, you will then be automatically registered for your selected courses. Please contact Graduate and International Programs at (619) 260-7584 or lawabroad@sandiego.edu with questions.

Tuition Payment

The full tuition balance or appropriate financial aid documentation is due at the Office of Student Accounts by the Friday before the first day of the summer session. Payments must be received (not just postmarked) by the deadline. Failure to complete this step by the deadline will result in a $150.00 late registration fee.

Summer Session 2017 Registration and Refund Calendar, June 2 - July 28

EVENT/DEADLINE DATE
Registration Payment Deadline. (Late Registration fee of $150 after this date) June 2
Summer Session Classes begin June 5
Last Day to Receive 100% Tuition Refund June 7
Last Day to Receive 90% Tuition Refund
(Classes dropped after this date appear on the transcript with a "W" notation) 
June 9
Last Day to Register
No classes can be added after this date
June 9
Last Day to Receive 80% Tuition Refund June 14
Last Day to Receive 70% Tuition Refund June 16
Last Day to Receive 60% Tuition Refund June 23
Independence Day Holiday (No Classes, Offices Closed) July 4
Last Day to Receive 50% Tuition Refund (No refunds after this date) July 5
Last Day to Drop Classes July 14
Monday Classes Meet in Lieu of Friday Classes to Make Up for Classes Missed Due to Holiday July 14
Last Day of Summer Classes July 21
Study Period (No Classes) July 22-23
Final Examinations July 24-28

Online Registration Support

If you are experiencing technical difficulty please contact the ITS Help Desk via email at help@sandiego.edu, or by phone at (619) 260–7900. If you are experiencing issues with pre–requisites or other non–technical registration matters, please contact the Office of the Law School Registrar via email at lawreg@sandiego.edu, or by phone at (619) 260-4526.

You are responsible for being familiar with the steps below and the information contained in each of the links.

Step 1: Develop an Ideal Schedule

Use the class schedules web page and the course descriptions web page to develop your ideal spring schedule. Keep in mind the rules governing course reservation while developing your schedule. Be sure to also get approval for clinical classes, judicial internships, Independent Supervised Research, and Moot Court or Mock Trial.

JD Students

Be sure to find out what classes you need to take by checking the JD graduation requirements.

LLM Students

Be sure to find out what classes you need to take by checking the LLM programs web page. If you have questions about which courses fulfill the specific requirements of your degree program, please contact the Graduate and International Programs Assistant Director, Saviz Fallahian.

  • Academic advising appointments are available to all LLM students.
  • All LLM in Comparative Law students must meet with Graduate and International Programs Assistant Director, Saviz Fallahian, prior to being permitted to register online.

Step 2: Confirm Account Status

Read related important information on tuition, fees and financial aid:

NOTE: We cannot process the registration of anyone on whom the Office of Student Accounts has placed a financial hold. Please make sure your account is in balance by:

  1. logging in to MySanDiego,
  2. navigating to the "Law Student" tab, and
  3. scrolling down to the "Registration Tools" channel (middle column) and clicking on "Registration Status" to see if there are any holds on your account.

Registration is not complete until tuition is cleared in Student Accounts. Registrations completed after the payment deadline will incur a $150 late fee. The payment deadline for all students is 5 p.m. on the Friday before the start of the semester.

Step 3: Add/Drop Period

Online registration through MySanDiego will continue to remain open for add/drop purposes until the 10th day of the semester.

Online Registration Support

If you are experiencing technical difficulty please contact the ITS Help Desk via email at help@sandiego.edu, or by phone at (619) 260–7900. If you are experiencing issues with pre–requisites or other non–technical registration matters, please contact the Office of the Law School Registrar via email at lawreg@sandiego.edu, or by phone at (619) 260-4526.

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.