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Registration Procedures & Policies

Registration Information

The Registration Processing page also includes additional details on student resources and the preferencing algorithm. The Academic Handbook provides the official policies on requirements. If you have further questions concerning the registration or preferencing process, please contact

J.D. Degree Requirements Quick Reference Guide

Refer to the quick reference guide for an overview of J.D. degree requirements.

By-Permission, Legal Profession, and Multi-Section course listings

By-Permission, Legal Profession, and Multi-Section course listings can be found in the links below:

Clinical Information

Detailed information regarding the clinical curriculum and associated registration deadlines can be found on the Clinical Registration page.

Please note that clinics and their associated clinical seminars and courses have earlier drop deadlines than regular classes.  Students enrolled in a clinic should pay special attention to the clinic’s drop deadline as they plan their schedules.  More information about these deadlines can be found in each of the clinic’s description in the HLS Course Catalog.

Clinical Advising Appointments

  • Where: WCC 3085
  • Advisors are available to discuss the various clinical opportunities at HLS and help students navigate the clinical registration process.

Schedule an appointment with a clinical advisor

Programs of Study

To guide you in pursuing deepening knowledge and progression as you move through the three years of law school and to create a tool for better coordination and collaboration between faculty members, the faculty has developed “programs of study”.  The seven current programs of study offer suggestions about how you can navigate our extensive course offerings with a sense of their relationship to different avenues of study and opportunities to move progressively through more advanced work before graduation.  More information about this can be found on the Programs of Study page.

Spring Programs of Study Advising Lunches:

Programs of Study Advising Lunches for Spring 2018 will be posted soon. Please continue to check this page for updates. 

Law and Business Program of Study
International and Comparative Law Program of Study
Criminal Justice Program of Study
Law and Government Program of Study
Law, Science, and Technology Program of Study

For questions regarding registration, add/drop, or waitlisting, contact the Registrar’s Office at 617-495-4612 or