Registration for Fall Semester 2013 will begin on Tuesday, April 9, at 8:00 a.m. for current 2L students (rising 3Ls) and Wednesday, April 10, at 8:00 a.m. for current 1L students (rising 2Ls).
Register for Courses
Summer 2013 Course Schedule and Descriptions (View in Classfinder, use drop down menu to pick the correct term.)
How to Register
- Please check that you do not have a hold on your account. A registration hold will block you from registration. If you find you have a hold please contact the business office to make arrangements to have the hold released.
Tenative Spring 2014 Courses and Instructors (Provisional Only)
Summer 2013 Registration Concerns:
Cautions regarding Summer Credits:
- The maximum summer credit load is 7 credits.
- Summer-course credits count toward your graduation requirement of 88 credits and may enable a student to reduce your course load in future semesters, and they may even enable a student to graduate in fewer than 6 semesters (policy here).
- NOTE: If you come to your sixth semester with fewer than 12 credits remaining to graduate you may obtain the permission of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to take fewer than 12 credits. Attempting to graduate in fewer than six semesters requires additional coordination also with the Registrar and Director of the Mentor Externship.
Courses with Limited Enrollments:
- Judicial Externship – 12
- Misdemeanor Defense Clinic – 8
- Negotiation – 12 (two sections of 12 each)
- Public Interest Externship – 12
Adjunct Faculty for Summer Courses
Courses with Special Enrollment Procedures:
The following courses have special registration materials or procedures. You will not be able to register for them online.
Notes regarding Summer Financial Aid:
- UST Law scholarships are not available for summer classes
- The definition of half-time status for summer (making one eligible for federal student loans) is 3 credits. Contact Chad Nosbusch with all questions about financial aid.
Required Credits and Courses for Graduation
- 2L students: Remember to take Lawyering Skills III in the spring if you did not take it in the fall.
- 3L students: Carefully review your number of credits and your required courses, including the upper-level writing requirement and public service hours, to be sure you will satisfy all graduation requirements. You need 88 credits to graduate.
- NOTE: You will receive an email before registration providing you with the course number of your specific Mentor Externship section. You are responsible for registering for your own Mentor course. Four semesters of Mentor Externship are required to graduate.
Course Load and Residency Requirements:
- See Policy III-A-2 for the maximum and minimum number if credits for which you may register, and for the residency requirements for graduation.
- REMEMBER: The required Mentor Externship course (1 credit per year) is now registered as 0 credits in the fall and 1 credit in the spring. Mentor Externship therefore will count 1 credit toward your course load this spring.
Registration - The Mechanics
To prevent overcrowding of wait lists, each student will be allowed to add his or her name on a wait list for only two courses that have otherwise closed; if you place yourself on more, you will be removed from them. If a spot opens up in a course, Jill Akervik will contact you by e-mail and you will have 24 hours to respond before she offers the spot to the next person on the list. (You cannot move yourself from a waitlist into a course.) Waitlists will be processed weekly
For information on Adding and Dropping courses, see Policy III-B-2. Note: The possibility of dropping clinic or externship courses is much more limited.
If you drop a course or withdraw from the university, your tuition refund will be calculated according to the following schedule (subject to federal regulations regarding Title IV federal financial aid):
Through the 14th calendar day of the term
From the 15th-21st calendar day of the term
From the 22nd-28th calendar day of the term
From the 29-35th calendar day of the term
From the 36th-42nd calendar day of the term
After the 42nd day of the term
Courses Outside of UST Law:
Law school policies permit you to receive credits for courses outside UST Law, but limit the number of credits permitted. Read these policies carefully, and contact Jill Akervik or Dean Nichols with questions.
Limits on Student Employment:
During any semester in which you are enrolled as a full-time student, you may not engage in employment for more than 20 hours per week. See Policy III-D-2. Do not arrange your schedule with the expectation of working more than that number. This limitation is required by the American Bar Association and we expect that you will abide by the limit. It is also enforced through course attendance policies, under which there are grading penalties for excessive absences.
If, after completion of registration, enrollment in any course is so low that offering the course is not justified, we may cancel the course. We will inform each of the students who had registered for the course that it has been cancelled and will offer them an opportunity to enroll in any course for which enrollment limits have not been satisfied.