Courses Requiring Approval

Clinic Registration

Students who wish to enroll in a Legal Clinic must follow the procedures outlined on the Legal Clinic Application site. The Office of the Law School Registrar cannot put you into a clinical class without an email authorization from the USD Legal Clinics.

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

Externship Information

  • Judicial Externship Registration
    Students who wish to enroll in a Judicial Externship must submit a signed permission slip from Professor Martin with their registration forms.
  • Other Externship Approval
    Students who wish to enroll in an Agency Externship or Corporate Counsel Externship should contact the Office of Career and Professional Development for approval. 

Moot Court and Mock Trial Registration

Students who wish to enroll in Moot Court or Mock Trial for credit must seek permission from the appropriate faculty member. Please contact Haley Shumaker, Assistant Director for Advocacy Programs, with questions.

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 Law School Registrar's Office.

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.