Enrolling in Non-Law Classes
The Law School believes that some students may benefit by taking courses offered in departments other than the Law School. Such courses may be taken in accordance with the following guidelines:
1. The course offered outside the law school must be one offered at the graduate or professional level and must enhance the student’s legal education.
2. Special ABA restrictions apply to online courses. Consult the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for details.
3. The instructor and department for the course must agree to the participation of the law student before the student may register for the course.
4. To be applied as credit for the student’s JD, the student must earn at least a B for the course. The grade will not count toward the student’s law school grade point average or graduation honors.
5. The law student must not be on probation during the semester in which the graduate credit is earned.
6. The law student may apply up to six hours of credit toward the JD under this policy.
7. Prior to registration, the law student must submit to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs the official description of the course along with a written statement describing why the student believes the course would be beneficial to the student.
8. The law student must obtain the approval of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs before the student may register for the course. The administration of the law school may exercise its discretion in determining the propriety of the course for the law student’s course of study.
9. This policy does not apply to the law student who is participating in a dual degree program. Such a student may not use this policy to take courses offered by other departments and which would be in addition to the courses required as part of the dual degree program. Students who withdraw from a dual degree program may not use this policy to apply towards graduation the courses already taken in the other department.
10. The student must earn at least 19 credits from the law school before taking an outside course.