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Registration and Schedules

The Office of Student Services is dedicated to helping students excel in law school by helping enroll in the class they need and want. Our resources and services are designed to ensure each student is on the right path as we lead them to graduation with each step.

SCHEDULES

ACADEMIC CALENDARS

IMPORTANT DATES

REQUIRED COURSES & INFO

Fall 2022 Full-Time Starts

We have assigned you to a section. You must remain in the section assigned to you until the completion of your first two long semesters.

VIEW/PLAN YOUR SCHEDULE

See these instructions on how to view your schedule online and how to plan your schedule for future semesters.

ADVANCED LEGAL ANALYSIS COURSE

The Advanced Legal Analysis course is required only for students who receive a GPA below a 2.4 after their first semester and will be taken in place of either Contracts II or Torts II in their second semester. Subsequently, those students will take Contracts II or Torts II during their next semester in which they are enrolled and the course is offered.

TWO SEMESTER RULE

Any full-time or part-time student who fails to achieve a 2.3 cumulative GPA after his/her first two long semesters, will be immediately dismissed for academic deficiency.

Fall 2022 Part-Time Starts

We have assigned you to a section. You must remain in the section assigned to you until the completion of your first two long semesters.

FIRST YEAR COURSES

SECOND YEAR COURSES

Spring 2022 Starts

You will be automatically registered for the 1st year, 2nd semester required courses listed below.

Click here for steps on Viewing Your Class Schedule online.

Currently taking Contracts II/Torts II this summer?

  • Click to view these Course Options for a list of classes that you can add to your schedule
    • Then submit an Add/Drop/Waiver with the course(s) you want to add and Student Services will register you based upon availability
  • Keep the following in mind:
    • You must remain in your section for the 2nd semester required courses you are registered for
    • There is limited availability for the classes that you choose to add
    • Maximum full-time enrollment is 16 credit hours

Look Ahead

Start planning for future semesters now. Use the instructions linked above to plan future schedules, and see the ‘Second & Third Year’ section below for information regarding courses you need to complete to graduate.

Fall 2021 Part-Time Starts

You will be automatically registered for the 3rd semester required courses listed below:

Click here for steps on Viewing Your Class Schedule online.

Want to switch to full-time and/or switch to day sections*?

  • You will be able to do so online when registration opens for you on June 27th @ 9:30 AM
    • Here are your course options (click the linked options):
      • Option A: “I want to remain in the evening sections for my required courses but want to take a full-time course load.”
        • Registration is subject to seat availability
      • Option B: “I want to take the day sections of my required courses and also take a full-time course load.”
        • Complete this Add/Drop/Waiver so that we may register you for the day sections of your required courses, as these classes are closed online
        • All other bar courses you may register for online, subject to seat availability
  • See the registration instructions linked above for steps on how to do the following:
    • Register for a course;
    • Register for the waitlist;
    • Drop a course; and
    • Register for a course that requires instructor approval (e.g. Law Review, Moot Court, etc.)
  • Full-time enrollment is 12 to 16 credit hours
    • Please be mindful of the Working Hours Limitation Policy listed below on this page

*If you will remain in your part-time status, you must remain in the evening sections for these required courses. If you wish to take the day-sections, you must request an exception by submitting an Add/Drop/Waiver.

Students must register for the following courses required for graduation, if not previously taken:

  • Constitutional Law*
  • Evidence*
  • Federal Income Taxation*
  • Property II*
  • Professional Responsibility (by 60th credit hour)

*Full-Time Students Entering Their 3rd Semester (Fall 2021 F/T Starts)

    • Unless you are currently taking these courses this summer, full-time students entering their 3rd semester in the fall are required to take Constitutional Law, Evidence, Federal Income Taxation, and Property II.
    • See the below ‘Plan Ahead & Registration Instructions’ section for instructions on how to register for your required courses in your original section before adjusting your schedule.
    • You may consider registering outside of your section; however, keep in mind that sections may close when other students register outside of their own.
      • Should you decide to take a course from another section, it may cause conflicts, some of which we have outlined here.

Additional Required Courses

  • Criminal Procedure
  • First Amendment
  • Substantial Writing
  • Experiential Learning (skills courses) – 6 credit hours minimum

Texas Uniform Bar Examination Courses
In addition to the first year required courses and those set out above, because of the centrality of these subjects to law practice and their relevance to the Texas Uniform Bar Examination, the faculty strongly recommends that all students take each of the following courses, even if they are eligible to choose not to do so:

  • Agency & Partnership
  • Bar Preview Program**
  • Corporations
  • Family Law
  • Secured Transactions
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estates

The faculty deems these courses important for all students for two reasons.  First, they cover fundamental legal subjects familiarity with which will be useful for almost any lawyer.  Second, each of these subjects is tested on the Texas Uniform Bar Examination.

Nevertheless, a student meeting either of the following two criteria will be required to take the aforementioned courses as a condition of graduation:

  • A full-time student whose cumulative GPA is below 3.000 immediately after having attempted 30 credit hours or having completed 2 semesters, whichever occurs first.
  • A part-time student whose cumulative GPA is below 3.000 immediately after having attempted 30 semester hours or having completed 4 semesters or sessions, whichever occurs first.

**Required for December 2022 graduates entering their final long semester on Academic Supervision and/or with a GPA below 3.2 at the time of registration.

Advanced Legal Skills***

This course will be offered in fall and spring and will be mandatory for students with GPAs of 2.70 or lower.  ALS will be taken prior to the Bar Prep course.  ALS will introduce students to several critical skills: (1) understanding how to study properly for the bar examination, (2) appreciating the different methods used by bar examiners to test knowledge and skills, (3) working towards mastery of bar exam multiple choice and essay skills; and (4) developing a deeper ability to engage in self-regulated learning.

***Required for May 2023 and July 2023 graduates entering their 2nd to last long semester with a GPA of 2.7 or below after the spring 2022 semester.

Full-Time Students Entering Their 3rd Semester

Click here to follow steps for the following registration instructions:

  • Block Registration: Registering for Your Pre-Assigned Courses: You must complete this process first before adjusting your schedule (i.e. registering for other sections or adding additional courses to your schedule)
  • Adding Courses from Enter CRNs tab: Follow these steps if you already have the 5-digit CRN for the courses you want to sign up for (CRNs can be found on the above course schedules)
  • Adding Courses from Find Classes tab: Follow these steps if you do not have course CRNs and need to manually search for the classes you need to sign up for
  • Dropping A Course
    • Note: If you attempt to withdraw from all of your classes for the semester, the system will prohibit you from doing so online. If you wish to withdraw, please complete a Withdrawal/Exit form
  • Register for A Planned Schedule: Register for a schedule you built in Plan Ahead.
  • Registering for A Course That Requires Prior Instructor Approval: Follow these steps if you are trying to register for any of the following courses:
    • Advanced Appellate Practice
    • Advanced Trial Practice
    • Appellate Litigation Clinic
    • ADR Competition A, B, C
    • Corporate Counsel Review A
    • Externships
    • Journal of International Economic Law A
    • Law Review A
    • Moot Court A, B, C
    • Supervised Research
  • Waitlist Registration: Register for a waitlist for a closed course. Also reference these steps if/when you receive a notification to register for a course for which you are waitlisted.
  • View Your Class Schedule
  • Plan Future Schedules

General Registration Instructions (2nd Semester 2Ls and 3Ls)

Click here for the following registration instructions:

  • Adding Courses from Enter CRNs tab: Follow these steps if you already have the 5-digit CRN for the courses you want to sign up for (CRNs can be found on the above course schedules)
  • Adding Courses from Find Classes tab: Follow these steps if you do not have course CRNs and need to manually search for the classes you need to sign up for
  • Dropping A Course: Drop a course from your schedule
    • Note: If you attempt to withdraw from all of your classes for the semester, the system will prohibit you from doing so online. If you wish to withdraw, please complete a Withdrawal/Exit form
  • Plan Future Schedules: Take advantage of the Plan Ahead feature available in Student Self-Service that allows you to plan out your schedules for the entire upcoming 2022-2023 Academic Year.
  • Register for A Planned Schedule: Register for a schedule you built in Plan Ahead.
  • Registering for A Course That Requires Prior Instructor Approval: Follow these steps if you are trying to register for any of the following courses:
    • Advanced Appellate Practice
    • Advanced Trial Practice
    • Appellate Litigation Clinic
    • ADR Competition A, B, C
    • Corporate Counsel Review A
    • Externships
    • Journal of International Economic Law A
    • Law Review A
    • Moot Court A, B, C
    • Supervised Research
  • Waitlist Registration: Register for a waitlist for a closed course. Also reference these steps if/when you receive a notification to register for a course for which you are waitlisted.

CURRICULAR INFORMATION

MUTUAL EXCLUSIONS

Mutual Exclusions

SYSTEM WON’T LET YOU REGISTER?

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INTERSESSION & FULL-TERM HOURS IN REGISTRATION AND OVERLOADS

For financial aid purposes, registered intersession and full-term (i.e. fall and spring semester) credit hours will be combined on the registration page. Ensure that you register for no more than the maximum number of hours allowed per term (based on part-time/full-time status) as indicated below.

If you wish to register for more than 16 credit hours in the full-terms, you must complete and submit an Add/Drop/Waiver to studentservices@stcl.edu to request an Overload up to 17 or 18 credit hours. Submitting an overload request does not guarantee approval. Please keep in mind that every hour over 16 credit hours in the full-terms will be charged at the hourly tuition rate of $1,240/hr.

*Up to 21 total registered hours when approved for an 18 overload for the fall/spring semester.

WORKING HOURS LIMITATION

All full time students (any student taking 12 hours or more in a semester) must devote substantially all working hours to the study of law.  Consequently, such students may not work at a job more than 20 hours per week.

Note: This includes hours worked in unpaid internships.

All day division students must certify that they adhere to this standard on the student pledge sheet after each exam.

FAQ & POLICY