Spring 2021 Registration
On-campus Students (Day and Evening)
On-Campus Students may register for courses starting November 17. Your registration priority time will be available in your students records by clicking on Demographics.
Here are the general descriptions of the types of classes from which you will be able to choose:
• Synchronous remote classes that meet by Zoom at scheduled times in both the daytime and the evening
• Classes that combine different modes of instruction (part synchronous remote, and part asynchronous online)
• Remaining spots in blended weekend, fully online asynchronous, and blended asynchronous classes (with registration priority for blended learning students)
See the notes column for the details for each course. No classes will be held on campus.
Blended Students (Hybrid and EJD)
Hybrid and EJD Students will register for blended and online courses starting November 10 – 15. After that date, registration will be turned off while on-campus students register for BAM courses. Registration for blended students will be reopened on November 24, when blended students will be able to add blended, online, and BAM courses through the Add/Drop deadline.
Weekend Blended Students
Registration priority for blended and online classes will start for you on November 10. Weekend courses open on November 16. You’ll be able to start registering for day and evening, courses when they open to on-campus students on November 17.
Add/Drop deadlines for Spring 2021
- January 24 for Day/Evening courses
- January 24 for Blended Weekend courses
- January 24 for Hybrid, EJD, and Blended courses (This includes online elective courses offered through the Hybrid program)
- Clinics, externships, Advocacy, and some other skills courses have an earlier drop deadline of January 11. Please see notes on course listings.
After the drop deadline, students may withdraw from courses using the Add/Withdraw form and will receive a GPA-neutral W grade for the course. Go to the Student Accounts web page for refund information. Please note that the withdraw must change your status from FT to PT or PT to less than PT for there to be any prorated tuition refund eligibility.
First year students may only drop or withdraw from courses from permission from the Dean of Students (full-time or part-time day and evening programs) or the Director of Blended Learning (blended program.)
Wait list information
If you are placed on a wait list for a course, you will receive an email when a seat becomes available. To accept the seat, you will need to do the following:
- Drop any courses, if necessary, which create a time conflict with the course you are being offered a seat in,
- If you registered for an alternate section of the course you’d like to add, you must drop the alternate section first,
- Ensure you will not be registered for more than the maximum credits allowed per semester (3 credits in the J-term, 8 credits in summer, and 15 credits in the fall or spring semester) by accepting the offered seat,
- Verify you’ve met any applicable pre-requisites,
- Accept the seat by reply to the notification email before the date and time specified in the email.
- If you fail to reply before the deadline in the email, your place on the wait list will be forfeited and the available seat will be offered to the next student on the wait list. The course will be removed from your schedule, and will no longer be visible in your My Schedule page.
Most wait listed students have been offered seats in past terms, so while we can’t guarantee anything, don’t rule out wait listed courses.
2Ls in part-time programs will be pre-registered for courses.
Evening students: you will be registered for Constitutional Liberties at 6 PM on Monday and Wednesday evening, Family Law Survey at 8 PM on Monday, Constitutional Criminal Procedure: Investigation and Interrogation on Tuesday at 6 PM and Evidence on Thursday at 6 PM. When your registration priority time opens, you’ll have the option to add or drop.
Hybrid and EJD: you will be registered for Advocacy – Trial, Constitutional Liberties, and Professional Responsibility.
2L day students: fill out an Add/Withdraw form with your choice of day or evening section of the 1L course you need to take and submit via email to the Office of the Registrar. Civil Dispute Resolution is offered during the daytime in the fall and Constitutional Powers is offered during the daytime in the spring. Check out the courses frequency plans for details.
Preparation for Registration
- Online Registration Instructions
- Tuition Refund Schedule
- Pathways to the Profession of Law™
- Field Placement Opportunities
- Academic Calendars (for term start and end dates)
- JD Requirements
Registering for classes
Specific course instructions
Register or wait list for clinics and externships during online registration. If a clinic or externship is offered for different credit levels , select the desired credits from the drop-down menu and Add the course. If the course is full, you may add your name to the wait list by clicking on the Wait list button. If a clinic or externship does not permit online registration, follow the instructions in the notes column to add the course.
Registration-Add/Drop policies for current students are in the Law School Catalog.
Need Help Registering?
Check out our FAQ page
Adding a course you’ve dropped or failed: Fill out an Add/Withdraw form. The database will read your prior enrollment as a duplicate.
If you don’t have the pre-requisite and want to take the course anyway: Contact the faculty. Only they can waive it, and it must be in writing directly to the Office of the Registrar.
J-Term 2021 Registration
All classes will be asynchronous online.
J-Term 2021 registration is via PDF only. We have limited classes, and want J-Term registration to occur concurrently with spring registration while maintaining priority for students in all programs.
Submit the Add form with your course selections in the order you’d like them added by midnight, November 15. We’ll start processing them November 16 with students prioritized by credits earned. We’ll start with your first listed course, and add until we reach three credits.
There are limited choices this J-Term, there’s unlikely to be a lot of movement from the wait lists. Consider your selections carefully before submitting your Add form.
Some things to know before registering for J-term:
- If you are registered for J-term courses, you may still drop them online through December 15.
- After December 15, you may still drop until the start of the course by completing a Request to Add/Withdraw Classes form and submitting it to the Office of the Registrar. Students who drop after 12/15 and before the start of class will incur a $150 per credit penalty.
- If you drop a courses to switch it out for a course you prefer, you’ll still owe the drop fee for the dropped course.
- If you are wait listed for a course, you’re not registered for it. Dropping a wait listed course will not trigger the drop fee.
- Students may add until the start of the course using an Add/Withdraw form, space permitting, and if the student could reasonably complete any first-day assignments (including readings) by the start of the course.
- Please note that the Add/Withdraw request will not override holds, time conflicts, or credit maximums. Be sure you are able to take the course before submitting the form. Even if you add a class after 12/15, you will owe the drop fee if you drop it.
- Students may not drop or add after the start of the course.
- Students who withdraw after the start of the course will owe full tuition.
- We realize things change. If an emergency prevents you from taking a class, reach out to Dean of Students, Lynn LeMoine. Be prepared to provide documentation.Due to ABA standards and federal credit hour regulations: during J-term, students may register for no more than 3 credits.
Mitchell Hamline School of Law is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statures sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.