Registration for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 Classes
Registration for the 2013/2014 school year will start on Monday, April 1, 2013 and proceed according to the following schedule.
Rising 3L Students
Monday, April 1, 2013 at 8:00AM, Registration Begins
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 11:59PM, Registration Ends
Rising 2L Students
Monday, April 8, 2013 at 8:00AM, Registration Begins
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 11:59PM, Registration Ends
Monday, April 15, 2013 at 8:00AM Open Drop/Add Begins
and ends September 3, 2013 at 8:00AM for the Fall Semester
and ends January 28, 2014 at 8:00AM for the Spring Semester
Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis, so be sure you do not wait until late in your registration time slot to register. To maximize your chances of getting the classes you want, and to ensure you receive priority for classes, you must register during the time set aside for your class year. If you miss your designated time, you will have to wait to register during Phase Three.
Important: For rising 2L’s (class of 2015): The Law school anticipates having a 1 (one) week mandatory module during the week of January 13, 2014. Although regular classes will begin on Tuesday, January 21, you must plan to attend the week-long module from January 13-17.
How to Register
The law school uses NOVASIS for registration, which means you can register from anywhere you choose. All the information you need to register and navigate the registration site can be found on the Registrar's web site under Registration. Over the next weeks, the information for 2013/2014 classes will be added to the site. Please review before registration begins.
The Rules for Registration
The registration process is designed to give Phase One students priority in class selection, with one important exception. If a student has already taken a required course such as a Practical Writing class or a Research Paper class (this includes Journals), the student must not register for any classes in that category before Phase Three begins on April 16th. This restriction is necessary in order to give the students who need required courses an opportunity to register for those classes. If this is the first time you are registering for a 5000 or 6000 level class, you may only register for one class from each category until phase three.
No student may sign up for more than one section of a required or multi-sectioned course such as Con Law, Legal Profession, Civil Pretrial Practice, Trial Practice, or Interviewing and Counseling. This restriction applies in all phases of registration and for the Class of 2015, no more than one Legal Writing III class.
Classes May Be Dropped from Your Schedule by This Office
The Registrar's Office will monitor the registration process to ensure compliance with the rules outlined above and will clean up any problems that might arise. In the event that a student registers for a class without regard for the above mentioned restrictions, the Registrar's Office will remove classes from the student's schedule without notice to the student.
To help prevent any unintended problems with your registration, please refer to the course number list below. Course number ranges for the required courses are highlighted.
0100 to 1000 - Legal Writing III (2015 Graduates Only)
1001 to 1999 - Con Law, Legal Profession, Moot Court
5000 to 5999 - Practical Writing Classes (Includes Most Clinics)
6000 to 6999 - Research Paper Classes (Includes Law Journals)
7000 to 7999 - Elective Classes
8000 to 8899 - Externships and Practicum
Before You Register
You are required to register for between 12 and 17 hours of credit in each semester.
Before registering it is very important that you consult with an Academic Advisor and also review the Graduation Checklist. The Checklist can also be found on the Registrar's web site.
Read the course description for each class you are considering. Be sure you are not signing up for a class for which you do not have the proper prerequisites. Because we require students to register for a full year of classes during the registration period, the on-line registration program (NOVASIS) will not prevent you from registering for many of the classes for which you do not have the prerequisite. However, you will not be granted credit for any course you take without having completed the prerequisite, even if you complete the entire semester. Course descriptions available on the Registrar's web site, and students are strongly urged to review them before registering.
Note: Fridays are scheduled lightly with primarily first-year courses, small sections of specialized courses, and multi-sectioned courses. This is done to allow students involved in externships to schedule their required on-site hours. Also, from noon to 1:00PM each day, no classes have been scheduled to facilitate meetings with advisors and other group meetings.
- Talk to your advisor or other faculty member about your course selections.
- Review the Graduation Checklist to be sure you are compliant with the graduation requirements.
- Try logging in to NOVASIS before registration to be sure you see the correct registration time for your class. If you do not, contact this office right away. All holds need to be addressed by the student prior to registration.
- Review all of the registration information on the Registrar's site. There are detailed instructions to help you with everything involved in registering for classes, as well as other helpful information.
- Read the course descriptions in the online catalog. Check to see if the classes you want have prerequisites. Also look for any instructions the professor gives as to attending the first class, confirming your acceptance of the class etc.
- Create your preferred schedule for both fall and spring semesters. Please do not register for classes you really do not intend to take as this will limit the choices for your fellow classmates.
- If you are on a Journal, be sure to register for BOTH semesters
- It is your responsibility to ensure that you have met all graduation requirements for your graduation year including that you have completed at least 88 credit hours.
The Registrar's Office will be happy to help you with any questions you have about registration. Here is how you can contact us:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 610-519-7017
Registrar's Office Staff
Brenda Comunale, Registrar
Susan Conville, Registrar's Assistant