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All 1L students must enroll in a 1L January Experiential Term (JET) course and an upper-level spring elective. Registration for those courses will take place in two separate registration rounds; all course preferences will be entered via Helios.

Registration Process and FAQs

For information on what to expect during registration and how to approach preferencing, please view the 1L Registration Step by Step process document.

Questions about registration? Review answers to frequently asked questions on various topics including requirements, preferencing, and where to find course related resources.

1L January Experiential Term Courses

  • Begin entering course preferences: Thursday, November 3rd, 9am EST
  • Course preferencing deadline: Monday, November 7th, 5pm EST
  • Students must rank all 1L January Experiential Term courses in order of preference.
  • Course Reference Guide for JET courses

1L January Experiential Term Courses

Advocacy: The Courtroom and Beyond

Introduction to Trial Advocacy

Lawyering for Justice in the United States

Leadership Fundamentals

Negotiation Workshop

Pathways to Leadership Workshop for the Public Sector

Technology and the Public Interest

The Craft of Lawyering

Spring Upper-level Elective Registration

  • Begin entering course preferences: Friday, November 11th, 9am EST
  • Course preferencing deadline: Tuesday, November 15th, 5pm EST
  • Participating students must rank a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 courses

Below you will find links to lists of elective courses relevant to each 1L section. Please note:

  • You will see other Spring Upper-level Elective courses on the Helios registration page, however, you should choose your preferences from the courses listed for your section in the links below. Any course not on your list is not available to your section because you are ineligible to enroll in the class. If you choose to preference a course not included in your section list below, you will waste a preference.
  • By Permission (or “by application”) courses are not included in course preferencing; you must follow the instructions in the course descriptions of these courses in order to obtain permission to enroll. If approved for a by permission course, you do not need to enter preferences during the Spring Upper-level Elective registration round. It is your responsibility to make sure your 1L classes do not conflict with the course you are applying to; course schedule overlaps of any kind will disqualify you from enrolling in the by permission course. Please notify the Office of the Registrar if you are approved for a by permission course. Please note: not all by-permission courses are available to first year J.D. students.

Spring Upper-level Elective Lists By Section

The Office of the Registrar will post elective lists by section in the coming weeks. We encourage you to have your section list with you when submitting your spring elective preferences to ensure you are selecting classes available to your section schedule. The current versions are updated as of 11/14/22.

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For questions regarding any aspect of Registration, please consider dropping by a “Ask the Registrar” table. Dates, along with a full registration calendar and additional registration resources, can be found on the Registration Information page. Questions may also be directed to