Fall 2020 Registration
On-campus Students (Day and Evening)
On-Campus Students may register for courses starting June 24. 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:
• In-person classes that meet in the law school building at scheduled times in both the daytime and the evening
• Synchronous remote classes that meet by Zoom at scheduled times in both the daytime and the evening
• Hy-Flex classes that meet in the law school building, but students alternate between in-person and remote attendance (only half the class fits in the room at one time)
• Classes that combine different modes of instruction (part synchronous remote, part in-person, and/or 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.
Any on-campus courses will be conducted in classrooms using recommended social distancing practices, and enrollment caps in these classes will be set according to available seating in the classrooms. Students who are unable to attend an on-campus class in person due to individual health or safety reasons should contact the Dean of Students to discuss alternative attendance arrangements. We recognize that in-person classes may need to be held remotely as conditions warrant. Any on-campus courses converted to online courses will be conducted synchronously at the scheduled times, so everyone can participate together.
Blended Students (Hybrid and EJD)
Blended Students will register for blended courses starting June 15 – June 22. After that date, Hybrid and EJD students should consult their advisers to register for additional electives. See your email from your advisers for details.
Weekend Blended Students
Registration for Fall 2020 classes will open the week of June 15. The priority registration window for blended students will be Monday June 15 – Sunday, June 21. As a weekend student, your registration window will remain open during the on-campus priority window, during which time you’ll be able to add day and evening classes.
Add/Drop deadlines for Fall 2020
- August 23 for Day/Evening courses
- August 23 for Blended Weekend courses
- August 23 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 August 6. 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 Civil Dispute Resolution and Constitutional Powers on Monday and Tuesday evening, and Professional Responsibility on Wednesday evening. When your registration priority time opens, you’ll have the option to add or drop.
Hybrid and EJD: you will be registered for Civil Dispute Resolution, Constitutional Powers, Advocacy – Appellate, and Evidence. If you want to take a reduced schedule, we recommend dropping Evidence. If you want to deviate further from this set schedule, please email blended learning.
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
Summer 2020 Registration
Registration for Summer 2020 opened March 30. Your personal registration day and time based on credits earned is posted on the Demographics page of your Student Account on March 25. If you don’t see a registration priority time, you may need to update either your student status or your end term by contacting email@example.com.
We are offering some courses on a “in person if feasible” basis, including Law and the Business of Baseball. Our plan is to offer them on campus, but are prepared to shift to remote if needed for public health. If you register for any of these courses, you should be prepared to attend all classroom sessions on campus.
Some things to know before registering for Summer:
- The last day to add or drop Summer 2020 courses online is May 15.
- After May 15, students 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 May 15 and before the start of class will incur a $150 per credit penalty.
- If you are dropped from 2318 Bar Exam Primer because you are no longer required to take it, the fee doesn’t apply.
- 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 May 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 summer, students may register for no more than 10 credits, and no more than 8 without prior permission from Vice Dean Kruse. Students who exceed this limit will be dropped from all courses. You may petition to exceed the 8 credit limit using the form found on the forms web page.
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.