Registration Instructions

The Law Student Records Office will prepare student's schedule based upon the choices indicated on the pre-registration form. The opportunity to adjust schedules will be given during the drop/add period (set each semester and published on website). However, some courses may already have reached their maximum enrollment by this time. Every effort will be made to insure that the student receives the courses selected. If the student's priority schedule is not received by the registration deadline, adjustments will be made based upon the alternate courses he/she provides.    Registration materials may be turned in to the Law Student Records Office (Robinson Hall room 106) during normal business hours beginning at 8:00 a.m. on the first day of registration and ending at 4:30 p.m. on the last day of registration. Provided the student's materials are submitted by 4:30 p.m. on the last day of registration, the order in which the student's materials are received in the Law Student Records Office will not affect his/her priority in the registration process. However, students whose materials are turned in after 4:30 p. m. on the last day of registration will be registered for courses that remain open after all timely-submitted registration materials have been processed.


  1. Complete name,  SUid and e-mail address.
  2. Indicate desired priority courses in a coordinated schedule (specify preferred section if there is more than one). Only one section of a multiple-section course may be listed as a priority course.
  3. Indicate desired alternate courses should any priority courses be unavailable. Include indicated preferences for alternate sections of your priority courses.
  4. Indicate the number of credits in the priority schedule. The maximum number of credits that may be taken without special permission from the Associate Dean is 16. If more than 16 hours are registered, there will be a tuition increase.  To take fewer than 13 hours, permission must be granted from the Associate Dean (this includes Joint Degree Students.)
  5. Directed Research is limited to a total of two hours credit toward graduation. The completed Directed Research Form must be turned in with the registration form.
  6. Please refer to the Cumberland web site here for specific information on graduation requirements
  7. Basic Skills, Advanced Trial, Law Office Practice and Management and Negotiation cannot be dropped after the term begins.
  8. Externships cannot be dropped without the permission of the Professor.  Students may receive academic credit for up to two externship placements, including Judicial Observation toward the completion of their degree.

Beginning with the Class of 2018, students will be required to take Business Organizations no later than the fourth semeseter and Wills, Trusts, and Estaes no later than the fifth semester.

*NOTE: Certain courses have required prerequisites, co-requisites or require permission from the instructor.

SECOND YEAR STUDENTS are required to register for Constitutional Law I and Constitutional Law II, and must continue in the same section for both terms of the course. The following courses are required and may be taken during the second or third year.

A list of second year required course may be found here.

Students must also satisfy the “Graduation Writing Requirement” by completing a designated course and must complete at least one designated "Professional Skills Course".


Given that some priority courses cannot be scheduled, selections of alternate courses are encouraged. Complete the alternate course registration in the same manner as the priority course registration, except that points may not be allocated to alternate courses. For each of your priority courses that is not available at the number of points one bids, an alternate course will be added to his/her schedule starting with your 1st choice, to the extent that (a) space is available in the alternate course, (b) the alternate course does not conflict with the schedule for the priority courses for which you are registered, (c) the alternate is not another section of a course for which student is already registered, and (d) adding the alternate course does not exceed the maximum credit hours allowed.




Page last updated: Fri, 10/28/2016 - 08:36