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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

Spring 2023 Registration: You will be registered for the 2023 Spring Semester courses listed below. You must remain in the section assigned to you and in your full-time status until the completion of your first two long semesters.

FIRST YEAR COURSES

VIEW/PLAN YOUR SCHEDULE

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

DVANCED 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.

Refer to the following schedules and forms, which can be found here:

For questions regarding academic regulations, refer to the Student Handbook available on STANLEY in the Student Enrollment Services section of the Campus Life tab.

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 for more than 20 hours per week. This includes hours worked in unpaid internships. Day division students must certify that they adhere to this standard on the student pledge sheet after each exam.

Spring 2023 Registration: You will be automatically registered for the 2023 Spring Semester courses listed below by October 18, 2022. Once registered, click here for instructions regarding how to view your class schedule online. Remember that you must remain in your assigned section and in your current full-time status until the completion of your first two long semesters.

PLAN YOUR SCHEDULE

See these instructions about 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 DISMISSAL 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.

Spring 2023 Registration: You will be automatically registered for the 2023 Spring Semester courses listed below by October 18, 2022. Once registered, click here for instructions regarding how to view your class schedule online. Remember that you must remain in your assigned section and in your current part-time status until the completion of your first two long semesters.

FIRST YEAR COURSES

SECOND YEAR COURSES

 

PLAN YOUR SCHEDULE

See these instructions about 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 Introduction to Law Study II (ILS II) in their second semester. Subsequently, those students will take ILS II during their next semester in which they are enrolled and the course is offered.

TWO SEMESTER DISMISSAL 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.

Spring 2023 Registration: You will be automatically registered for the 2nd year, 2nd semester required courses listed below by October 18, 2022.

 

Look Ahead

Start planning for future semesters now. Use the instructions linked below to plan future schedules. See the “Graduation Requirements for 2nd and 3rd Year (2L & 3L) Students” section below for information regarding courses you need to complete to graduate.

Registration Instructions

Click here to follow steps for the following registration instructions:

  • Block Registration: Registering for Your Pre-Assigned Courses: Although you will be automatically registered for your required courses, you must complete this process first in order to adjust 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

Spring 2023 Registration: You will be automatically registered for the 2nd year, 2nd semester required courses listed below by October 18, 2022.

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 October 24, 2022 @ 9:30 AM
    • Registration is subject to seat availability
  • See these registration instructions for steps on how to do the following:
    • View your schedule;
    • Register for a course;
    • Drop a course; 
    • Register for a course’s waitlist or for a course you are waitlisted for; 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 notify Financial Aid at studentservices@stcl.edu if you switch from part-time to full-time
    • Please be mindful of the Working Hours Limitation Policy listed below on this page

Students must successfully complete 90 credit hours to graduate, including the following required courses, if not previously taken:

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

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 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 graduates entering their 2nd to last long semester with a GPA of 2.7.

Registration/Degree Audit

Additional details along with mutual exclusions can be found on the Registration/Degree Audit Worksheet. You may also complete the form and submit it for an advisor to review and send you a list of any outstanding graduation requirements you may have.

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 2022-2023 Academic Year. Use the registration instructions linked below for steps on how to create a plan.

General Registration Instructions

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
  • 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